Organizers of Lurch Fest 2023 say, “Come to Philippi, Saturday, August 5 from noon until 9:00 pm! We are ready to kick off our third annual event celebrating Philippi native son, Ted Cassidy.”
This year’s Lurch Fest offers live music all day, 14 food vendors, 35 crafters, three craft brew breweries plus domestic beers, a costume contest, a window decorations contest, axe throwing, a fire twirler, photo ops, a chance to meet Ted Cassidy’s son Sean and Cassidy’s biographer Christofer Cook, a Lurch Fest Paddle on the Tygart River, and a day filled with fun on Museum Street in Philippi.
A pre-Fest event is scheduled for Friday, August 4 at 17 N on Main Street at 6:30. This evening will include a trivial contest, a Q&A session with Sean Cassidy, and a make-up transformation of Sean into his father’s character Lurch, from the TV show The Addams Family.
For more details about the celebration on August 4 and 5, check out the Facebook pages of Philippi Main Street, City of Philippi, and the Philippi Convention & Visitors Bureau.