Welcome

Welcome to the Blair Witch Experience 2019 Anniversary Edition

Founded in 2013, the Blair Witch Experience is a unique and exclusive event designed to immerse the ultimate fan into the world of the Blair Witch Project. 

Unlike conventions set inside a convention or conference center, the Blair Witch Experience puts you right into the same woods that Heather, Mike and Josh ventured in back in 1997.  

In October 1997 Eduardo Sanchez and Dan Myrick set out on a journey never before attempted in feature film making.  Armed with cameras and no script, it was up to the actors to create the film using their improvisational skills to uncover the secrets of the Blair Witch.  Over the next 8 days the cast was subjected to unexpected twists and turns on their journey.  The result of this experiment was the most talked about film of 1999 and laid the groundwork for modern found footage films.

Now you have the opportunity to retrace the steps of Heather, Mike and Josh and ask yourself a question, have you ever heard of the Blair Witch?

Schedule

Friday, October 18
Join us for a special red carpet event in Frederick Maryland, celebrating 20 years since the release of the Blair Witch Project in July 1999.  This special event will be attended by cast and crew and is your opportunity to watch the film with those responsible for its creation.  Meet and greet with the cast and crew, see memorabilia, and participate in a special Q & A to find out everything you wanted to know about the film.


Saturday, October 19
The day’s tour begins at 8:30 in Germantown, Maryland where you will board a bus to be transported through western Maryland on a tour of all the filming locations of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. 

Starting in Burkittsville Cemetery, you will venture to all the spots where Heather, Mike and Josh interviewed planted actors as well as others they encountered to discover the mysteries of the Blair Witch. 

We will then travel to Seneca Creek State Park where you will see Coffin Rock, the stone cemetery along with spot where they interviewed the fishermen. 

The last stop of the day will take you to the woods where the mysterious stickmen were hanging in the woods.  Be sure to bring your twine as it is encouraged to refill the woods with the symbol that shocked the world in 1999.

Saturday night includes a camp out in Patapsco State Park.  The campground includes all the emanates of modern living (minus the rock piles outside your tent) running water, electricity and modern bathroom facilities.  The host site will include fun activities and gathering for fans to meet others from around the world.

Sunday October 20
Sunday’s event includes a trip to the location of the infamous ruins of the Rustin Parr house located close to the campground. 

While the structure of the house is gone, the site includes many surprises for those who are brave enough to venture there. 

Sunday’s events do not include transportation but the location is only a short drive from your campsite.

Plan Your Visit

https://parkreservations.maryland.gov/

  1. Follow the link above (link opens in new window)
  2. Select Park > Patapsco State Park.
  3. Select the date Oct 19 for your stay.
  4. Under equipment select Tents.
  5. Under FIND SITES select On a Map.
  6. On the map that comes up click HOLLOFIELD.
  7. Click Campsites.
  8. Hover over the site you want to see what it looks like and go from there to select your site and pay.

On a personal note, I am in campsite 414 and my site has electricity but you can select sites that do not if you’d like. You cannot bring wood into the campsite, they have it for sale for $5 crate. Also no alcohol is permitted, if you have it at your site leave it there, I’ll be hosting the event so please don’t bring it to my site. There are bathhouses with running water and a laundry if needed. Usually you’ll need a tent, sleeping bag, ground mat and camp stools. If you want to bring food/snacks for everyone like a potluck you are free to do so. Please let me know if you have a problem or let me know so I can help out

-Matt Blazi, Founder of The Blair Witch Experience.

Tickets

Click the button below to order your Blair Witch Experience Tix…

FAQ

1) So how do we get from location to location?
There will be a bus that will drive all attendees around to each site we visit.  In years past as the event grew it became logistically impossible to keep over a dozen vehicles from falling behind and waiting so this year I have chartered a bus to take all attendees to each location.  Just like in grade school we will pack a school bus and nobody has to worry about getting lost or trying to find a place to park!

2) What do we do at each location
 At each site I will provide backstory about how each location was chosen and every fan will have opportunities for photos, selfies and see what each location has to offer.  Some sites we will spend more time at than others but everyone will have a chance to do what they want.  This is your Blair Witch Experience, make it one you’ll remember!

3)  Is there actual hiking in the woods?
Short answer, yes.  There are a few locations that are actually in the woods, Coffin Rock, the stone cemetery and the stickman woods.  Each location is located along an actual trail so please make sure you’re wearing low impact hiking books or good sneakers.  The stone cemetery is located up a small hill that is off trail but easy to climb up and down.  

4)  What should I bring on the bus for Saturday?
 Bring a backpack for your camera, water, extra cell phone battery and anything else you’ll need.  Yes you can bring tripods, drones or any other type of small equipment to capture the beauty of the Maryland countryside.  

5)  Should i bring a lunch?
  You can bring snacks and drinks.  I will be providing pizza for lunch at one of our locations right around noon.  At Stup’s Market people would spend time getting food from a pizzeria to refuel so i decided to make sure everyone had a chance to fill up on something hot.  The price of the pizza is included in your ticket. Although not required but Stup’s Market has a nice selection of cold drinks to rehydrate in the middle of the day.

6)  Can we build stickmen in the woods again?
Absolutely! It is extremely encouraged at the stickman location to repopulate the area with iconic stickmen.  So bring your twine and small pocket knife or scissors to make the area look like it did in 1997.

7)  So what about the camping?
 If you wish to camp Saturday night at Patapsco State Park, you will need to bring camping gear.  From where the bus drops us off at the end of the tour, the campsite is about a 35 minute drive from Germantown to Patapsco State Park so reserve your campsite quickly and when you’re there you can check in and proceed to your site.  The campsite is beautiful and includes running water, electricity, bathrooms and laundry.  You should bring a tent, ground cloth, sleeping bag or blankets.  In addition, I host the attendees at my campsite so bring a camping chair or stool as well.  If you wish to bring treats or snacks for yourselves or others you’re welcome to do so, there will be a fire for s’mores and other snacks.  The campground has a quiet time starting at 10 so please make sure we remain respectful of our neighbors if they aren’t part of the group.

8)  So what’s Sunday like?
Sunday around 11am we will depart for the ruins of the Rustin Parr house which is located about 5 miles from the campsite.  We have permission to park at a local church so Sunday is your own transportation, there is no bus for Sunday.  When we park at the church, it is a short 5 minute walk along the road to the trail leading into the woods.  The trail to the ruins is very low impact and is only off trail for a moment or two.  Once at the location you are free to spend as much time there as you’d like and can leave whenever you wish.

9) What’s going on Friday night?
Friday night include a special red carpet event for THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT.  The admission to that event is separate from the Blair Witch Experience.  Friday night is your chance to spend time with the cast & crew in attendance and yes autographs can get obtained, just bring your item(s) and Sharpies!  Details for the event will be posted and updated as they are announced/changed.  There will be a Q&A during the event so its your opportunity to ask the cast and crew everything you wanted to know about the film and their careers!

10)  Can I get an autograph on Saturday if a cast member shows up?
Depending on what stop we are at, there may be cast and crew members in attendance and yes you can.  Note, if you have a chance to get them Friday please do so, too many autographs can slow the progress of the site visits down and we want to maximize our time at each stop.

11) Why should I come to the Blair Witch Experience, the movie scared me!
Unlike other conventions the Blair Witch Experience aims to put you in the same places that Heather, Mike and Josh filmed the moved in 1997.  It’s a one of kind weekend to immerse yourself in one of, if not the scariest movie of all time.  Rather than spending the weekend in a convention hall, spending the weekend in the beautiful Maryland countryside in the middle of fall provides an opportunity to make memories with fans from all over the world.  There are no scary antics so if you’re worried about being scared no one will jump out of the trees and scare you (the witch isn’t real, that i know of!  This a family event and all are encouraged to come and have a great time!