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Island Evenings

Come to the Island! And enjoy . . .

Island Frolic
June 27, July 25, and August 29,  2009

Visitors will enjoy a sunset sternwheeler ride down the Ohio River to historic Blennerhassett Island. This evening event also includes a narrated horse-drawn wagon ride, ½ hour free bicycle ride for children (13 and under), and dinner. Other food items are available for purchase. Friends of Blennerhassett Gift Shop will be open.
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The evening meals are:
June 27 –  barbequed beef or pork sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw, drink and strawberry shortcake
July 25 – a hamburger or cheeseburger, ear of corn, potato salad, drink and watermelon
August 29 – baked ham, hot rolls, tossed salad, sweet potato with pineapple on the side, drink and pound cake. 
Limited seating; reservations required. Island Frolic price is:  Adult, $25; Children, 3-12 years of age, $20; and children two and younger at no charge.  
For reservations, contact:  Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park 304-420-4800

Family Fireworks tour
August 22, 2009 – One Night Only!

The best seat for viewing fireworks is on Blennerhassett Island! Make your reservation for the Family Fireworks Cruise. Island snack stand will be open when passengers are island bound and then you return to the Sternwheeler for river-front seating to view Parkersburg's Homecoming Fireworks Display. "Family Fireworks" boards at Civitan Park in Belpre OH at 7:30 p.m. and departs at 8:00 p.m.
You will be returned to the mainland by 10:40 p.m.
$10 adult passenger – $8 children ages 3-12

Sunday Sundae
September 27, 2009

A 3-hour tour with everyone's favorite ice cream! Plus a sunset cruise around the island.
Your trip will include an island stop for your Sundae-on-Sunday, hand-dipped ice cream with your choice of strawberry, chocolate or caramel topping. Let the ice cream settle while you relax on the Blennerhassett Island and Ohio River evening cruise.
$12 per passenger
Concessions, wagon rides, bicycle use not available on Sunday Sundaes.

Candlelight Tour
October 9 and 10, 2009
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For two nights only! Sternwheeler rides will transport you back to the year 1805 where the Blennerhassetts are hosting a party on the island. On this autumn evening, electricity is banished when the mansion and island are transformed into the flame-lit world of the 18th century. The soft glow of candlelight will weave a mesmerizing spell 'round about you as you listen to music, see dancing, or watch a lively game of cards. The island's cooks will be busy preparing a harvest dinner.

Festivities include:

Tavern Tart Singers • Characters:  Margaret and Harmon Blennerhassett and Mrs. Putnam • 18th Century Dancers • Music • Cloggers • Applebutter Making • Gingerbread samples compliments of Blennerhassett Hotel • and more.

Dinner reservations required. Call (304) 420-4800 for reservations. Credit Cards Accepted.

*The mansion interior is not open for evening cruise events
with the exception of Mansion by Candlelight tour.

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