Mason County Tourism releases schedule of events for ‘16


Annual schedule of events released for ‘16

Beth Sergent - bsergent@civitasmedia.com



The Mothman Festival is one of many which will return this year to Mason County. Last year’s festival broke attendance records and there are plans to bring back the Ghostbusters, pictured here with Stay Puft, for the 2016 festival.


POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Complaining that there’s “nothing” to do in Mason County just isn’t true, according to the events calendar released this week by the Mason County Tourism Center.

Festival favorites like the Point Pleasant Regatta, Tribute to the River, Mothman Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Country Fall Festival and Battle Days will return, along with the Siege of Fort Randolph, the Mason County Fair, a host of community parades and more.

This year’s tourism calendar is subject to change. The following was submitted by the Mason County Tourism Center for events happening May-December of this year.

May

May 7-8: Antique Gas Engine Show at the West Virginia State Farm Museum. May 13: Shanty Boat Night sponsored by the Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center. May 20-22: Siege of Fort Randolph at Fort Randolph at Krodel Park. May 28: AMVETS Memorial Day Parade at 1 p.m., Main Street, Point Pleasant.

June

June 4: Antique Tractor Pull at 5 p.m. at the West Virginia State Farm Museum. June 4: Bend Area C.A.R.E./Budweiser Catfish Tournament at Mason Levee from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 11: Leather Hunting Pouch/Domestic Uses for Native Herbs and Plants Seminar at Fort Randolph. June 30-July 2: Point Pleasant Regatta at Riverfront Park.

July

July 2: Tractor Parade and Show at 9 a.m. at the West Virginia State Farm Museum. July 2: Point Pleasant Regatta Parade at 11 a.m. on Main Street. July 2: Point Pleasant Fourth of July Fireworks at 10 p.m. to close Point Pleasant Regatta, Tu-Endie-Wei State Park. July 4: Mason/New Haven Fourth of July Parade at 11 a.m. July 9: Knife Making/18th Century Breads and Spreads Seminar at Fort Randolph. July 25: Belle of Cincinnati Dinner Cruise at Riverfront Park, sponsored by the Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center. July 28-July 30: Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center Tennis Tournament. July 30: Antique Tractor Pull at 5 p.m., at West Virginia State Farm Museum.

August

Aug. 6: Mason County Fair Parade at 11 a.m. on Main Street, Point Pleasant. Aug. 8-13: Mason County Fair, open 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

September

Sept. 2 -3: Tribute to the River at Riverfront Park. Sept. 3: Antique Tractor Pull at 5 p.m. at the West Virginia State Farm Museum. Sept. 10: Blanket Coat and Mittens/Ladies’ Winter Accessories Seminar at Fort Randolph. Sept. 16-17 Mothman Festival Pageants. Sept. 17-18: Mothman Festival on Main Street in Point Pleasant. Sept. 17: Mothman Festival Hayrides at the West Virginia State Farm Museum begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 17: Annual Fall Bend Area C.A.R.E. Catfish Tournament at the Mason Levee at 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24: Dragon Boat Festival at Krodel Park, hosted by Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center.

October

Oct. 1-2: Country Fall Festival at West Virginia State Farm Museum. Oct. 7-9: Battle Days at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park and on Main Street in Point Pleasant. Oct. 7-9: Battle Days Encampment at Fort Randolph. Oct. 8: Battle Days Parade at 11 a.m. on Main Street, Point Pleasant. Oct. 28-30: Harvest Fest and All Hallows Eve Encampment at Fort Randolph at Krodel Park.

November

Nov. 5: Antique Tractor Pull at 1 p.m., West Virginia State Farm Museum. Nov. 5: AMVETS Veterans Day Parade on Main Street, Point Pleasant. Nov. 20-Dec. 31: Christmas Fantasy Light Show at Krodel Park.

December

Dec. 2: Point Pleasant Christmas Parade at 6 p.m., city tree lighting in Gunn Park follows. Dec. 3: Mason/New Haven Christmas Parade at noon. Dec. 3: Christmas on the Frontier from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fort Randolph. Dec. 9-Dec. 18: Christmas Light Show, 6-9 p.m., West Virginia State Farm Museum.

For more information contact the Mason County Tourism Center, 210 Viand Street, Point Pleasant by calling 304-675-6788, or email tourism@masoncounty.org or visit the website www.masoncountytourism.org.

The Mothman Festival is one of many which will return this year to Mason County. Last year’s festival broke attendance records and there are plans to bring back the Ghostbusters, pictured here with Stay Puft, for the 2016 festival.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_3.11-PPR-MothmanFestival-1.jpgThe Mothman Festival is one of many which will return this year to Mason County. Last year’s festival broke attendance records and there are plans to bring back the Ghostbusters, pictured here with Stay Puft, for the 2016 festival.
Annual schedule of events released for ‘16

Beth Sergent

bsergent@civitasmedia.com

Reach Beth Sergent at bsergent@civitasmedia.com or on Twitter @BSergentWrites.

Reach Beth Sergent at bsergent@civitasmedia.com or on Twitter @BSergentWrites.

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