" type="image/x-icon"> OktoberWest 2016 | West Side Main Street
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"My favorite thing about West
Side Main Street is the weiner dog race!"
Leslie, 14
"The possibilities for growth, revitalization, and personal contribution!" John, 60

Public Art

West Side Main Street commissioned Charly Jupiter Hamilton to paint a mural on Washington St. West and installed public art into the vacant Staats building. 

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Farmers Market

West Side Main Street understands the value of fresh and local produce within communities. We provided grant funds to the West Side Farmers’ Market and support the local food initiative, SAGE; just two of the many programs we’re involved in.

Learn about our programs >

Small Business

Local entrepreneurship is supported by small-scale family-owned businesses. West Side Main Street has helped attract over 40 businesses to the West Side, creating over 200 new jobs.

See the WSMS businesses >

Historic Buildings

West Side Main Street houses over 20 historic buildings in its district, like Staats Hospital and Stonewall Jackson Middle School. Preserving our history is important, which is why West Side Main Street has invested over $200,000 in restoration to date.

Learn more West Side history >

Wiener Dog Race

The wiener dog race brings over 1,000 people to our neighborhood every summer. We have raised over $80,000 in fundraising events that is used for program development. 

Check out all our events >

OktoberWest 2016

It’s all about the craft brews, local foods, and live tunes!

October 15th, 4:00-9:00 PM


Follow this link for directions to the event: OktoberWest Directions



Keeping with last year’s transition, we will continue to celebrate craft brews!  West Virginia now has 20 craft breweries, and craft breweries have created a $211M economic impact on our state.  We love the authenticity and transparency that comes with locally produced goods, and we know you do too. Check out our list of breweries below!

OktoberWest Beer Menu

From your feedback, we’re eliminating free food and replacing it with MORE beer! The Adult / Beer Drinker’s Ticket now comes with six 12oz craft beer pours. That’s 50% more beer!


Vendors from around the city will be setting up food carts, trucks, and kiosks to sell their delicious goods.  Stay tuned for our list of food vendors.


This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Our opening act this year is Indie Rock band, Atlas Road Crew, headlined by our ten piece female-fronted soul band, The Suffers.


Event goers this year will have three options; (1) Adult / Beer Drinker’s Ticket, (2) Sober / Non-Beer Drinker’s Ticket, and (3) Children’s Ticket.

We are limiting ticket sales to 1,500 on a first-come-first-served basis.  If all 1,500 tickets are purchased in advance we will not be accepting walk-ups at the event.  The full ticket level schedule is below.


Adult / Beer Drinker’s Ticket: $35 in Advance / $50 at the Door

Includes six 12oz craft beer pours
Includes access to all music performances
Includes one keepsake “OktoberWest” beer mug
Includes access to the children’s zone

Adult / Non-Beer Drinker’s Ticket: $20 in Advance / $35 at the Door

Includes access to all music performances
Includes access to the children’s zone

Children’s Ticket (12 and under): $10 in Advance / $25 at the Door

Includes access to all three music performances
Includes access to the children’s zone


OktoberWest Tickets



We would like to extend a special thank you to our title sponsor, BrickStreet Insurance for making this event possible and for continued support in the revitalization of Charleston’s West Side.

Official OktoberWest Media Sponsor