W Va – The 2021 Mothman Festival has been canceled due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.
“We realize that some might not understand or realize that we’re already in a vulnerable position with the festival crowd outnumbering our town by thousands. We operate with a small number of staff to handle that great of a load (many are our personal family and close friends). Local hospitalizations and active Covid cases are rising daily, and according to local public health officials, are not expected to peak until right around Mothman Festival time,” said the festival.
The statement went on to say that they are disappointed and it was not an easy decision to make.
If you have purchased tickets for the bus tours, your money will be refunded, and all of the vendors have been emailed prior to this notice.