Battle Days Festival begins


October 4, 2012

POINT PLEASANT — The annual Battle Days festival begins today at Tu-Endie-Wei Park and continues through Sunday.

Fridays are typically a day which is set aside for school children who visit the park and learn about Point Pleasant’s revolutionary past. Students will tour the Mansion House Museum, listen to reenactors, see encampments and craft demonstrations and may even get to play a game of cricket.

Despite Friday being typically known as a day for students, the general public is also invited to visit Tu-Endie-Wei State Park to explore the exhibits and events. Also, after dark, there is a lantern tour at 7:30 p.m. at the park.

A complete itinerary of Battle Days is as follows:

Friday, Oct. 5 - 10a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mansion House Museum open, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., crafts available for sale on Main Street, encampments and craft demonstrations, 7:30 p.m., lantern tour.

Saturday, Oct. 6 - 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mansion House Museum open, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., crafts, activities for all ages and entertainment sponsored by Main Street Merchants, 11 a.m., parade on Main Street, essay contest reception at Point Pleasant River Museum, 12:30 p.m., Chief Cornstalk, 1 p.m., park ranger walk and talk, Daniel and Rebecca Boone, 1:30 p.m., children’s colonial games, Andrew Lewis, 2 p.m., Anne Bailey, Modock Rounders, 2:30 p.m., Chief Cornstalk, Daniel and Rebecca Boone, 3 p.m., children’s colonial games, Anne Bailey, Andrew Lewis, 4 p.m., Ladies Colonial Tea, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Colonial Governor’s Reception at American Legion (tickets are required, SAR members only), 8 p.m. - 11 p.m., Colonial Ball, American Legion (free and public).

Sunday, Oct. 7 - 10 a.m., colonial church service, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mansion House Museum, 2 p.m., memorial service.

Fort Randolph located at Krodel Park, will be open both Saturday and Sunday. Guided tram rides of the Riverfront Park mural will be available on Saturday, Oct. 6, cost is $2.