In the Ohio Valley, festivals are plentiful throughout the summer. In Sistersville they’re organizing a new one that they say will become an annual event. It will focus on their favorite piece of history and transportation– the Sistersville Ferry.
This season it runs for four days, Thursday through Sunday. They’re always on the lookout for a licensed ferryboat pilot, hoping to add more days.
The ferry takes people to work, to school, to the store, and cuts their drive time by 30 minutes.
The festival, Saturday, August 1, from 9 am to 9 pm, will feature vendors, crafters, refreshments, contests, live pro wrestling and live bands on both sides of the river. The 300th passenger of the day will win a catered buffet dinner for 25 from the historic Wells Inn.
The Sistersville Ferry was one of the “55 Good Things About West Virginia” listed this year in the State Journal.
You can still buy copies of the magazine.