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.