POINT PLEASANT, WV
September 16-18, 2016
The festival takes place on a few blocks of historic downtown Main Street. Around 10,000 people showed up to take in the sights. There was a very large area for food and vendors, a Hillbilly zip-line, hay rides, bus tours, and many costumed humans to take your photo with. If you see a character you want a photo with, don't hesitate, they might not be around long. It was very humid out. I couldn't imagine walking around in one of those costumes. There were free paranormal speakers located in the old State Theatre every hour.
If you can find a parking spot in town you can park for free or there was a parking area at a local park for $5 with a free shuttle or a 0.7 mile walk into town.
We did the TNT Bus Tour which takes you out to the original Mothman sighting. We learned that you can go to this site, which is an area with abandoned ammunition bunkers called McClintic Wildlife Management Area and is about 5 miles north of Point Pleasant off State Route 62, on your own, even at night. It was pretty crowded there during the festival.
We also went to the Mothman Museum which was only $3 or free with a TNT bus tour ticket. It was very interesting and well done.
The Silver Bridge that collapsed was replaced by another bridge down the river. So the site of the new bridge is not in the same location as the one that collapsed. There is a memorial on Main Street at the location of the original Silver Bridge.