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Twenty-two years is a year of cancellation because COVID-19 has caused many towns to delay celebrations frequently.
For Point Pleasant, that means taking a year off from its famous Mothman Festival. This event attracts thousands of people every year.
“It will hurt. It will bite the economy. It will bite a piece of our B&O tax,” Mayor Brian Billings said.
Each year the city receives B&O taxes and sales permits. Most importantly, it brings people, and lots of them, to the region. Billings is an optimistic locals who will help maintain the economy by local shopping. Many also visit the Mothman Museum throughout the year.
“They visit Mothman but they also come at other times of the year with family, with other friends, just to visit or say hello, ‘Do you remember me?’ Either ‘I’m the one who dresses this way’ or ‘I love that Mothman,’ Billings said.
Just because the Mothman Festival is canceled this year, that doesn’t mean the statue doesn’t receive any visitors. On a regular Monday, you might find a few people taking photos with the city’s winged legend, then checking out the West Virginia legend at the museum and buying gifts.
For Sammi King, residents of St. Albans, it will have to do now.
“I’m so sad,” King said. This is the first year I have truly rested, and will be able to come and enjoy. ”
The Mothman Festival has been rescheduled on September 18 and 19, 2021. King said she plans to come next year.
“We want to go to the festival. We will be able to be clear. We have come to Mothman. We will go to the museum and the river and just to check things out,” King said.
There are still a number of events planned for this year at Point Pleasant, including the July 4 fireworks. Although the Mason County Fair was canceled in August, there will still be a pet sale. in the meantime to support local children.
When tourists and pleasure-seekers start taking the risk for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, many will start with a trip near their home.
Columbus-based international travel research firm Longwoods reports that many early commuters who plan to make their first trip by car, drive no more than 200 miles.
Many websites in Ohio are now open to travelers looking to rebuild their confidence as passers-by and get their feet wet again, literally and literally. Some sites like museums and zoos reopened earlier this month. The amusement park will be opened soon. And even more sites will be reopened throughout the summer and in the fall. Stay up to date with the latest information at the website of Travel ohio.org.
Here are some nearby home ideas to help you broaden your horizons and extend your legs this summer. (Due to the rapidly changing nature of the pandemic and related state orders, check with individual websites before going out.)