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2 West Virginia festivals in top 100 summer events for 2023


Families across the United States chose their most anticipated summer events of 2023, and two West Virginia festivals made the list.

According to a survey by Family Destinations Guide, the Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant is the most anticipated event in West Virginia and the 55th most anticipated nationwide. The festival celebrates West Virginia’s most famous cryptid, Mothman, and takes place every September. Last year, it brought thousands of visitors to Point Pleasant. This year, the event is scheduled for Sept. 16-17.

Think typical West Virginia county fair, times 100. Family Destinations Guide ranked the West Virginia State Fair as the 82nd most-anticipated event of this summer. According to the fair’s website, the top things to do during the week-long Lewisburg event are enjoying fair food, carnival rides, concerts and livestock shows.

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