Point Pleasant: Something for everyone
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. -- While the film "The Mothman Prophecies" has popularized Point Pleasant, other activities, events and locations draw attention to the small northern Mason County community.
The Sternwheel Regatta brings hundreds of people out every July to see the boat races. The regatta also features several additional events including a pageant, parade, baby contest and deckhand-line throw.
In May, the historical re-enactment and commemoration of the murder of Chief Cornstalk and the ensuing Siege of 1778 takes place every year. Actors re-create the time period with traditional garb and authentic housing. But if boat races and historical re-enactments aren't enough for tourists, there's always Mothman.
Point Pleasant is the home to the mythical winged beast known as Mothman. For more on the mythical creature, the Mothman Festival held in September is a event that offers something for everybody. Now in its sixth year, the event features guest speakers, Mothman merchandise, tours of the Mothman Museum and night-time hay wagon tours to the TNT area, where many local people claimed they saw Mothman in the late 1960s.
Can't wait that long? To check out more on the Mothman, visit the Mothman Museum located at 411 Main Street in Point Pleasant.
This year also featured the Rock Music Festival from Sept. 14 to 15 at the Historic State Theater in town. The event featured bands such as Voices of Anatole, Freak Tent, The Concept, Danger Is My Middle Name, XFactor1 and more.
The town of Point Pleasant also has food options for everyone. From the Peking Chinese Restaurant at 319 Viand St. to the Harris Steak House on 324 Main St., the town has a variety of restaurants.
The town also features a historic Main Street running for 12 blocks, six of which are the business area featuring arts and crafts and antique shops. The River Front Park keeps the townspeople tapping their toes and snapping their fingers with their Friday night concerts in the park.
For more information on Point Pleasant, visit the town Web site at www.ptpleasantwv.org.