The festival began in November 2002 with the idea of bringing visitors to the downtown, main street area of Point Pleasant, WV. The first festival drew a small crowd of 500 people but word quickly spread around the globe about this weird little gathering. Festival attendance now tops 4,000 people each year and is growing larger. The Mothman Festival is one of the most unique festivals in West Virginia, if not the world.
Visitors come each September to see the famous “Mothman Statue”, Mothman Museum, to meet original eyewitnesses, authors and Mothman experts. The festival boasts live and local music talent and some famous “down home” West Virginia hospitality that visitors just can’t find in a larger city.
We invite you to come and visit us, and enjoy what the Mothman Festival and Point Pleasant has to offer.