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Travel Notes: June 23, 2013

By Staff reports

Sternwheel Regatta

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. -- The Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta 2013 takes place June 27-29 at Riverfront Park, Tu-Endie-Wei State Park.

The festival will feature Nashville performers Chris Janson on the night of June 27, and Charlie Worsham on the night of June 29. Chase Likens will open for Janson, Sarah Davidson will open for Worsham. The Devonshires will play June 28.

Additional activities and attractions include a pet contest, pageants, car show, cornhole tournament, 5K River Run, kids' day, line throw and fireworks. For more information, call 304-593-2404 or visit www.pointpleasantregatta.org.

Heritage fair

HILLSBORO, W.Va. -- The Little Levels Heritage Fair and the Pearl S. Buck Birthday Celebration will take place June 28-30 at the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace and Grounds in Hillsboro.

The three-day event is packed with old-time music, children's games, a grand parade, pig roast, arts and crafts, croquet tournament, tours of Buck's birthplace and book signings.

West Virginia's Statehood Sesquicentennial and the Civil War Battle of Droop Mountain will be commemorated. For more information, visit www.littlelevelsheritagefair.com or call 800-336-7009 or 304-653-8563.

Theater at Weston Hospital

WESTON, W.Va. -- The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum's "Mystery & Mania Theater Series" will present a dessert theater show June 29 at the former Weston psychiatric hospital.

"Gumshoes Don't Cry (But Coppers Sometimes Do)" is a murder-mystery musical that pays homage to the gangsters and gumshoes of Hollywood's film noir era of the 1940s.

There will be dessert and a one-hour museum guided tour before the show. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information, visit www.talawv.com or call 304-269-5070.


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