Battle Days Festival starts Friday

Beth Sergent

October 3, 2013

POINT PLEASANT — The Annual Battle Days Festival is set to being on Friday, Oct. 4 and continue throughout the weekend in downtown Point Pleasant.

The festival celebrates Point Pleasant’s place in history and preserves a way of life long gone but not forgotten. Listed below is a complete itinerary for this weekend’s activities. All activities are held at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park unless otherwise noted.

Friday, Oct. 4: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mansion House Museum open; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. crafts on Main St. as well as encampments and craft demonstrations; noon – 8 p.m. Art Show at Gallery at 409; 7:30 p.m. Lantern Tour which takes visitors on a tour of the Battle Monument and park, featuring speakers commemorating the important persons and moments of The Battle of Point Pleasant.

Saturday, Oct. 5: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mansion House Museum open; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. crafts, activities for all ages, entertainment sponsored by Main Street Merchants, Main St.; 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Art Show at Gallery at 409; 11 a.m. Parade on Main St., essay contest reception at Point Pleasant River Museum; noon Sweet Adeline’s French Colony Chorus performs; 12:30 p.m. Chief Cornstalk reenactor speaks, registration for Story Telling Contest; 1 p.m. Ranger Talk and Walk, Daniel and Rebecca Boone; 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Dulcimers perform; 1:30 p.m. Children’s Colonial Games, Story Telling Contest; 2 p.m. Anne Bailey, Modock Rounders perform; 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Meet the Author with Charles Whitt; 2:30 p.m. “Buffalo on the Virginia Frontier” Michael Little, Chief Cornstalk reenactor speaks; 3 p.m. Daniel and Rebecca Boone, Children’s Colonial Games; 4 p.m. Hominy Falls; 6 p.m. All Nations Drum; 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Colonial Governor’s Reception, American Legion - (tickets for Reception – S.A.R. members only); 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Colonial Ball, American Legion - (free and open to the public, ages 13 and older only).

Sunday, Oct. 6: 10 a.m. Colonial Church Service; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Art Show, Gallery at 409; 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mansion House Museum open; 2 p.m. Memorial Service, guest speaker Compatriot Joseph W, Dooley President General of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution. NSSAR District Vice­ President Generals, State Presidents and their Compatriots, Color Guard Units and DAR and CAR will be in attendance at this formal ceremony. The general public is welcome. There will be a wreath laying ceremony during the Memorial Service.

Guided tram rides of the Riverfront Murals will be available on Saturday - cost is $2.