Did you know over 100 million people a year are inspired to travel by movies and TV?
Our Oregon Film Trail partner, and Seattle company, SetJetters, has already built the app for this kind of “Film Tourism”! SetJetters has digitized an $8 billion dollar tourism industry and put it all in one place.
With less than a month to go until Stand By Me Day 2022 (July 23rd), the Linn County Historical Museum and the historic town of Brownville are busy putting the final touches on its biggest celebration yet. In honor of the 36th anniversary of the release of this movie classic, they are pulling out all the stops! Stand By Me Day falls on a Saturday this year giving the town the opportunity to welcome fans from all over the world. Continue reading... “Stand By Me Day Is Back! July 23rd – Brownsville, Oregon”
The City of Canby’s Eco Park was added to the Oregon Film Trail and commemorated with a community dedication. NBC’s “Grimm” was filmed in the city’s Eco Park in early 2014. The public celebration was held on Friday, October 29th right in beautiful Eco Park. Canby City’s Economic Development Department assisted production crews to identify a location by providing access to the park and found parking to store trailers, equipment, and crew facilities. Continue reading... “Oregon Film Trail Adds Canby’s, Eco Park!”
This fall the annual St. Helen’s Spirit of Halloweentown festival will transform this small Oregon town into a spooky, family-friendly destination for six weekends beginning September 18 and running through October 31. This year celebrity guest appearances from Ashley Greene, (Alice Cullen) “Twilight” and movie actors J. Paul Zimmerman and Phillip Van Dyke from“Halloweentown” have been added to its abundant offering of family-friendly events.
The fast-growing sector of Film Tourism has been on Oregon Film’s radar for multiple years and was one of the many compelling reasons that motivated and helped develop the Oregon Film Trail. The Trail is now totalling 33 stops (and growing) and stitches together communities, locations, small businesses and notable film sites at iconic filming locations and strategic points across Oregon. The markers create a presence and a point of interest for visitors to gather, take pictures, retell stories, and celebrate Oregon’s rich contribution to filmmaking since the early 1900’s.