MASON COUNTY, WV 2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
All events in Point Pleasant unless otherwise noted. All events subject to change.

APRIL
11---Shanty Boat Night at the River Museum (28 Main Street) 6:30pm-10:00 pm. A reminder of early life on the river. Riverboat Gambler is the theme where we will be gaming for prizes. Dinner & Entertainment. Tickets: $25.00 each. The Museum focuses on river life and commercial enterprises on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. Museum offers a working pilot house, research library, genealogy assistance, 2400 gallon Ohio River fish aquarium, an exhibit on the Silver Bridge along with a 17 ft. model of the Silver Bridge and various displays. Gift Shop. Elevator. Handicap accessible. Contact: 304-674-0144, museum@pprivermuseum.com. Website: www.pprivermuseum.com.

MAY
3 & 4---Antique Gas Engine Show (WV State Farm Museum, 1458 Fairground Road) 9:00 am-5:00 pm Sat. & Sun. Exhibits of working saw mill, displays of small engines and antique tractors, over 30 historic buildings and numerous other exhibits. Sunday, May 4: Church Services 9:00 am., Gospel Sing 1:30 pm. Museum Country Kitchen and Country Store open. Camping available. Admission: Free. Contact: 304-675-5737, wvsfm@wvfarmmuseum.org. Website: www.wvfarmmuseum.org.
16 & 17---Siege of Fort Randolph (Fort Randolph at Krodel Park) May 16: 9:00 am-2:00 pm, Demonstrations and frontier life skills. School tours conducted. May 17: 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Demonstrations and frontier life skills in fort and nearby Indian village; 2:00 pm-Re-enactment of Chief Cornstalk’s murder in 1777 and Siege upon Fort in 1778 (one drama only). Admission: Fee for Saturday drama. Gift Shop open. Contact: Craig Hesson 304-675-7933, chesson1774@suddenlink.net Website: www.fortrandolph.org.
24---Amvets Memorial Day Parade (Main Street) 1:00 pm. Line-up from 12:30 pm at the north end of Main Street. Sponsored by the Mason County Post 2 AMVETS. Contact: Dennis Rayburn 304-674-3663.

JUNE 
6, 7, & 8---Brigade of the American Revolution (Fort Randolph at Krodel Park) 10:00 am-5:00 pm. The Brigade is a living history association dedicated to recreating the life and times of the common soldier of the American War for Independence, 1775-1783. Members represent elements of all the armies then involved: Continental, Militia, British, Loyalist, German, French, Spanish and Native American forces plus civilian men, women and children. Admission Fee. Contact: Craig Hesson 304-675-7933, chesson1774@suddenlink.net Website: www.fortrandolph.org.
7---Antique Tractor Pull (WV State Farm Museum, 1458 Fairground Road) 6:00 pm. Admission: Free. Country Kitchen and Country Store open. Contact: 304-675-5737, wvsfm@wvfarmmuseum.org. Website: www.wvfarmmuseum.org.
7---Bend Area C.A.R.E./Budweiser Catfish Tournament (Mason Park & Levy, Mason, WV) 7:00 am-4:00 pm. Launching is at 7:30 am, Weigh-in at 3:30 pm. One of the largest catfish tournaments east of the Mississippi River. Tournament monies will raise 70-80 % of the total money used for the “Kids for Christmas” program, a local event that helps needy families during the Christmas season. Admission: Registration fee for tournament participation, free for spectators. Contact: Elvis Zerkle 304-773-5680, 304-812-6254, or 304-675-1150 ext. 201, E-mail: elvis.zerkle@icl-ipa.com .
26, 27, & 28---Annual Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta (Riverfront Park, Tu-Endie-Wei State Park and Main Street) Schedule TBA. The main goal of the regatta is to provide a safe and fun atmosphere for all ages. A Kids Day is held with free games and activities. The Regatta is an alcohol- free event. Regatta includes Entertainment, food, dinner cruises and pageant. Admission: All events and entertainment are free. Contact: Jacob Hill 304-593-2404, hill86@suddenlink.net Website: www.pointpleasantregatta.org.

JULY
1---Docking of American Queen (Riverfront Park) 8:00 a.m.-5:00 pm. The American Queen, the largest steamboat ever built, will dock at Riverfront Park for passengers to tour Point Pleasant. Boat tours of the American Queen are unavailable. Contact: 304-675-6788, tourism@masoncounty.org .
4---July 4th Parade for Mason/New Haven (Towns of Mason and New Haven) New Haven and Mason city parade.1:00 p.m. Contact the New Haven City Building, 304-882-3203.
5---Liberty Saturday (Fort Randolph at Krodel Park) 10:00 am-5:00 pm. One day event. Help celebrate the declaration of our country’s independence. Re-enactors and demonstrations. Gift shop open. Admission fee. Contact: Craig Hesson 304-675-7933, chesson1774@suddenlink.net Website: www.fortrandolph.org. 
7---Docking of American Queen (Riverfront Park) 8:00 a.m.-5:00 pm. The American Queen, the largest steamboat ever built, will dock at Riverfront Park for passengers to tour Point Pleasant. Boat tours of the American Queen are unavailable. Contact: 304-675-6788, tourism@masoncounty.org . 
12---Annual Point Pleasant River Museum Car/Bike Show (Downtown Point Pleasant beside the River Museum) Registration 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Entry fee: $10.00. Show begins 12:00 pm-3:00 pm. Trophies in three classes: 1984 and older vehicles, 1985 and newer, Motorcycle and Motor Bikes. Food, drink, music, awards, 50/50 drawing, and raffle. Admission: Free for spectators. Admission to the museum is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Contact: 304-674-0144, museum@pprivermuseum.com. Website: www.pprivermuseum.com.
28---River Museum’s Annual Belle of Cincinnati Dinner Cruise (Riverfront Park) 6:30-9:30 pm. The Point Pleasant River Museum is bringing back an evening to remember, reminiscent of the days of the excursion boat Avalon. As the Belle of Cincinnati travels on the beautiful Ohio River there will be entertainment, a buffet-style meal and dancing. The cruise is 2 1/2 hours long, leaving the dock at Point Pleasant's Riverfront Park at 7:00 pm. People need to board by 6:30 pm. Photographer is available for pictures. Boat has 4 decks, 2 accessible by elevator and one is walk-on. Handicapped accessible to wheelchairs and scooters. Admission: Tickets are $50.00 for adults and children ages 4-12 are $25.00. Contact: 304-674-0144, museum@pprivermuseum.com . Website: www.pprivermuseum.com. 

AUGUST
2---Mason County Fair Parade
(Downtown Point Pleasant) 12:00 noon. Annual Mason County Fair Parade beginning at noon. Kicks off the 53rd Mason County Fair week (August 4-9). Line-up starts at 10:00 am, 2nd Street, Point Pleasant. Contact: Brian Billings 304-675-6633 or Mason County Fair Office 304-675-5463.
2---Critter Dinner (Fort Randolph at Krodel Park) Contact: Craig Hesson 304-675-7933, chesson1774@suddenlink.net Website: www.fortrandolph.org. 
4-9---Mason County Fair (Fairgrounds Road) 9:00 am-11:00 pm each day. Exhibits, livestock shows, pageants, contests, entertainment, motorcross races, tractor/truck pulls, carnival, Discount Day and much more. Senior Citizens Day on Tuesday. Antique Tractor Pull on Thursday at 6:00 pm. Special hours for WV State Farm Museum 1:00 pm-5:00 pm. Complete Fair schedule TBA. Admission: General admission, season passes and carnival ride fees. Contact: Mason County Fair Office 304-675-5463 or Brian Billings 304-675-6633. Website: www.masoncountyfairwv.org.
29 & 30---Tribute to the River (Riverfront Park) Friday, August 29 - 7:30 p.m., Saturday, August 30-11:00 a.m. Line throw, Corn Hole Contests with cash prizes, children’s games beginning at noon to 2 pm with prizes. Food, Entertainment and Sternwheel Boat Parade in Ohio River. Admission: Free. Point Pleasant River Museum will be open from 10:00 am-4:00 pm on Friday and 11:00 am to 4 pm on Saturday. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Contact: 304-674-0144, museum@pprivermuseum.com. Website: www.pprivermuseum.com. 

SEPTEMBER
6---Antique Tractor Pull
(WV State Farm Museum, 1458 Fairground Road) 6:00 pm. Admission: Free. Country Kitchen and Country Store open. Contact: 304-675-5737, wvsfm@wvfarmmuseum.org. Website: www.wvfarmmuseum.org.
6---Longhunters & Landgrabbers (Fort Randolph at Krodel Park) 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Fort Randolph one day event. Visitors will be educated on the life of the Long-hunter and the happenings of the Land-grabbers of the time. Free admission. Donations are encouraged. Fort Gift shop open. Contact: Craig Hesson 304-675-7933, chesson1774@suddenlink.net Website: www.fortrandolph.org.
19, 20, & 21---Annual Mothman Festival (Main Street, Riverfront Park) September 19 & 20: Mothman Pageants (missmothmanfestivalpageant.com), September 20 & 21: Festival - 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Mothman hayride tours will be available Saturday 8:00 p.m. at the TNT area/WV State Farm Museum where the first reported sighting of the Mothman was documented. Tickets for hayride can be purchased early during the Festival at the Information Booth. The Country Kitchen at the WV State Farm Museum will be open during the tours. Festival is the celebration of the Mothman legend. Mothman band performances, Mothman Museum and Research Center tours, Mothman movies and documentaries, tram tours, lots of vendors, crafters, authors. Presentations by Mothman eyewitnesses, authors and paranormal investigators. No admission to festival. Admission fee to Mothman Museum ($3.00 adults, $1.00 children age 10 and under), Saturday Mothman hayride and specific events (tram tour, bus tour, etc.) during Festival. Contact: Mothman Festival events: Jeff Wamsley 304-812-5211, jeffdwamsley@gmail.com or Carolin Harris 304-675-9726. Website for festival: www.mothmanfestival.com.
20---Bend Area C.A.R.E.Fall Catfish Tournament (Mason Park & Levy, Mason, WV) 8:00 am-3:00 pm. Launching is at 8:00 am. Weigh-in at 3:00 pm. Catfish Tournament. Monies raised for “Kids for Christmas” program, a local event that helps needy families during the Christmas season. Admission: Registration fee for tournament participation, free for spectators. Contact: Elvis Zerkle 304-773-5680, 304-812-6254 or 304-675-1150 ext. 201, E-mail: elvis.zerkle@icl-ipa.com .
27---Dragon Boat Festival (Krodel Park Lake) Experience this engaging and fun filled day of racing in a Dragon Boat on Krodel Park Lake. If you would like to enter a team or become a member of a racing team, contact the River Museum. Individual trophies will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place race winners along with gold, silver and bronze medallions. Food vendors will be set up along with inflatables, climbing rock wall and games for the kids. This is an event you will not want to miss. Come early for closer parking. Contact: Point Pleasant River Museum 304-674-0144, e-mail museum@pprivermuseum.com, Facebook: Point Pleasant River Museum and Website: www.pprivermuseum.com. 

OCTOBER
3, 4, & 5---Battle Days
(All activities held at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park unless otherwise noted) Friday, Oct. 3: 10:00 am- School tours, Craft demonstrations and encampments, Art Show at Fort Randolph Terrace (12:00 noon-8:00 pm), Lantern tour with historical re-enactors (begins 7:30 pm). Saturday, Oct. 4: 9:00 am-5K Run for Sight; Starting at 10:00 am: Crafts, Activities, Entertainment, Art Show at Fort Randolph Terrace, 11:00 am-Battle Days Parade, downtown Point Pleasant, 4:00 pm-Ladies Colonial Tea, 8:00 pm-11:00 pm--Colonial Ball at American Legion (free and public). Sunday, Oct. 5: 10:00 am-Colonial Church Service, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Art Show, 2:00 pm Battle of Point Pleasant Memorial Service. The Mansion House Museum will be open from 10:00 am-4:30 pm each day for tours. Admission is free for all events and for the Mansion House Museum. Battle Days is the Commemoration and Memorial of the Battle of Point Pleasant which occurred October 10, 1774 at the "point" between Virginia militia and the Shawnee tribe led by Chief Cornstalk. Contact: Battle Days, Diane Johnson 304-675-8844 colonialdame@peoplepc.com . or Carolin Harris 304-675-9726; Battle Days Pageant, Brandy Barkey-Sweeney 304-593-6055; Parade entries: Mason County Tourism Center 304-675-6788. Parade line-up 10:00 am at the Board of Education Office (old Central School) Sign-up for parade is not mandatory but appreciated. 
4 & 5---Country Fall Festival (WV State Farm Museum, 1458 Fairground Road) 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Oct.4 only: Antique Tractor Pull, 1:00 pm.; Gunslinger Shows at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.; On Sunday, Oct. 5: a Church Service will begin at 9:00 am and a Gospel Sing at 1:30 pm. The Museum Country Store and Country Kitchen will be open. Annual country fall festival. Gas and Steam Engine Show, working sawmill, CEOS Quilt Show, the Antique Bottle Show, and the Gravely Swap Meet. Watch the making of sorghum, apple butter and apple cider (for sale). Tour the 30 plus buildings on the grounds and see displays of vintage tractors, a military exhibit, General (the third largest horse ever to have lived) and much more. Admission: Free. Contact: 304-675-5737, wvsfm@wvfarmmuseum.org. Website: www.wvfarmmuseum.org. Pageant held in August - mcffpageant.webs.com (Delyssa Edmonds - 304-593-8998)
18---Harvest Fest/Haunted Fort/Hog Roast/Ladies Tea(Fort Randolph at Krodel Park) 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Fort Randolph one day event. Presentations of life in the 18th century and learning how the harvest was done. Admission fee. Gift shop open. Contact: Craig Hesson 304-675-7933, chesson1774@suddenlink.net Website: www.fortrandolph.org.

NOVEMBER
1---Antique Tractor Pull
(WV State Farm Museum, 1458 Fairground Road) 1:00 pm. Admission: Free. Country Kitchen and Country Store open. Contact: 304-675-5737, wvsfm@wvfarmmuseum.org. Website: www.wvfarmmuseum.org.
8---Amvets Veterans Day Parade (Downtown Point Pleasant) 1:00 p.m. Line-up at the north end of Main Street in front of the Mason County Board of Education office. Sponsored by the Mason County Post 2 AMVETS. Contact Dennis Rayburn 304-674-3663.
TBA---Annual Christmas Fantasy Light Show (Krodel Park) Drive-thru around Krodel Park. Unique animated light displays throughout Krodel Park includes Santa Claus, Santa's workshop, a 20 foot windmill, gingerbread men, angels, the Mothman and many more. New additions each year. No admission fee but donations are encouraged. Contact: Charles Humphreys 304-675-3844, msppdir@pointpleasantwv.org.

DECEMBER
TBA--- Annual Christmas Fantasy Light Show (Krodel Park) See November listing
5---Point Pleasant Christmas Parade (Downtown Point Pleasant) 6:00 pm. Parade has Christmas holiday theme complete with Santa Claus. Line-up will be at 5:00 p.m. at the Board of Education office (old Central School) on Main Street. Sign-up for parade is not mandatory but appreciated. Contact: Mason County Tourism Center 304-675-6788, tourism@masoncounty.org.
6---Christmas on the Frontier (Fort Randolph at Krodel Park) 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Fort Randolph one day event. Come and celebrate the birth of Jesus the way the people on the Frontier did. Admission: Free. Donations are encouraged. Contact: Craig Hesson 304-675-7933, chesson1774@suddenlink.net Website: www.fortrandolph.org. 
6---Christmas Parade for Mason/New Haven (Towns of Mason and New Haven) 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by the towns of Mason and New Haven. Contact the New Haven City Building at 304-882-3203. 
12-21---Christmas Light Show (WV State Farm Museum, 1458 Fairground Road) 6:00-9:00 pm. Nightly. Drive-thru. Christmas light displays throughout Farm Museum. Every tree, shrub and building are decorated with over 3 million lights. Santa Claus nightly. Free hot chocolate and cookies for kids in Country Kitchen. Museum's Country Store is open. Admission: Free. Donations accepted.
Contact: 304-675-5737, wvsfm@wvfarmmuseum.org. Website: www.wvfarmmuseum.org.