THE ANSWERS TO OUR MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
What is the Mothman Festival?
The Mothman Festival is an annual gathering that commemorates the mysterious visit of the “Mothman” in the 1960’s and is a great event for all ages. It's held annually in downtown Point Pleasant, WV and features live music, merchandise from various vendors, great food, speakers, and of course you...
Where is the Mothman Festival located?
The festival is located in Pt. Pleasant right in the heart of Main Street. Once you come off of the green bridge into Point Pleasant, you will go through the first traffic light and just up ahead on the left side is the epicenter of the festival. It’s very easy to find. Just look for all of the people!
What are the festival days?
The festival is always held on the third weekend in September. The official 2018 dates are September 15 & 16th, our Kick Starter event for those arriving early on Friday the 14th.
How much does it cost to get into the Mothman Festival?
The Mothman Festival admission is free! There are some festival events and attractions that have a small fee, but we strive to keep everything affordable and family friendly.
How do I buy tickets for the TNT/Mothman Hayride?
All tickets to the Mothman hayride are sold at the festival starting at its kickoff on Saturday morning at the Info Booth located to the beside the post office, all tickets are $5 (tickets are first come/first serve/no pre-sales). Hayrides take place at the WV Farm Museum (about 8 miles up the road toward the TNT Area on Route 62 North) and start at 7pm and typically finish around 11 pm. There is no shuttle service or transportation provided to the Farm Museum.
Where's the best place to park?
Pt Pleasant is a small town but there is some street parking near the festival route mostly upper main street above 6th street. Please be advised that the earlier you arrive at the festival (typically by 10 am), the better your parking options will be. Festival Parking options including handicap will be listed as the festival approaches. The city typically manages the majority of the parking and shuttle transportation off site for a small fee. This will be the 3rd year for shuttle transportation and each year the city improves the process.
What are the festival hours?
Our Kick Starter Event is typically the evening before the festival starts (on Friday). As for the official kick off of the festival itself, that starts the following morning. The Mothman 5K is held early in the morning around 8 am on Saturday, and the festival is usually up and running shortly after by 10 am and goes as late as 10 pm. On Sunday, the festival usually starts around 10 am and finishes up around 5 pm that evening.
I am traveling to the festival. Where can I book a local hotel?
Please be advised that the hotels in our area book up QUICK! So the earlier you can book, the closer you can stay to the epicenter of the Mothman Festival. We recommend googling hotels and lodging in the following towns:
- Gallipolis, Ohio (5 mins away) http://www.visitgallia.com/community/accommodations
- Athens, Ohio (45 mins away)
- Huntington, WV (55 mins away)
- Ripley, WV (45 mins away)
- Charleston, WV (60 mins away)
- Jackson, Ohio (30 mins away)
Where can I buy tickets for the TNT Guided Bus Tours?
We don't sell physical tickets for our bus tours, but we do sell online reservations. Go to our "TNT AREA BUS TOURS" section of our website where you'll find the information you need and an option to reserve and pay for your seats online. They usually start online reservations in April.
Is there any other place I can find festival info?
YES! Our social media sites (especially our facebook page). We tend to keep the most current and up to date info there. Look us up under "Mothman Festival." We have also recently launched our new Mothman App available for FREE for both iphone and android phones....you can get all the updates, schedules and info here.
Can I bring my dog to the festival?
We would suggest that you leave your pup with a sitter or in the comfort of your home. Although we love dogs, be advised that our streets are VERY crowded and we would hate to see your pup get trampled on by someone. It is up to your discretion on whether you want to bring them, but if you do, please make sure they are socialized with kids, other dogs, and are approachable. Also, please make sure you bring water for them because Mothman Festival weather can be hot and humid in September. All dogs must remain on a leash at all times. There is one pet friendly hotel in Gallipolis, Ohio which is straight across from the festival. Give the Quality Inn a call since they have pet friendly rooms.
Can I use my credit card or should I bring cash?
There are plenty of shops and museums who accept credit/debit cards. Some merch vendors in our vendor area will have the ability to take credit cards via a square reader, however, there will be some that cannot. So it is advised that you bring enough cash with you so you'll be covered, especially for things such visits to the food vendors and participating in some of the fun things at the festival (like the hayride, kids activities, etc). There are 3 banks within walking distance with ATM's.
Where are the restrooms located?
There is a restroom facility located behind the flood wall and just to the right of the river front amphitheater. There will also be porta johns throughout the festival grounds.