On Saturday November 16th 2002, The First Annual Mothman Festival was held in downtown Point Pleasant, WV. There were about 2,000 in attendance and approximately 200 people who took part in the eerie TNT Hayride. Jeff Wamsley and the other festival organizers had just over 2 weeks to prepare for the year's event.
There were several Mothman exhibits, including movie props, private collections, and many more rarities. There were games and activities for the kids, live entertainment, crafts from local merchants and the exclusive Mothman Hayride which delved into the TNT Area where the Mothman was first sighted.