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Events : Friday the 13th Celebration

Friday the 13th Celebration

He's baaaaaack...

At the Blairstown Museum, Friday the 13th is a local holiday dedicated to celebrating Blairstown's second favorite son -- Jason Voorhees!

We have worked hard to provide movie fans with an amazing experience on Friday April 13th, which includes a Meet and Greet with Ari Lehman, the ORIGINAL Jason Voorhees; a Slash and Shop Marketplace featuring movie inspired merchandise by local artists and crafters; a free Crystal Lake Photo Booth and much, much more. Be sure to look around, you never know where the real life Jason is lurking...

Event Details & Information

Friday the 13th, Part 1

Did you know that Blairstown's Historic District is featured in the 1980 horror film Friday the 13th? It's true! Join us every Friday the 13th as we celebrate Blairstown's second favorite son, Jason Voorhees.

Take photos in front of iconic movie locations such as the Blairstown Museum building; enjoy exhibits which include autographed memorabilia, Tom Savini's "Jason" reproduction, and the original DINER letters. Plus take advantage of a 13% slashing discount on every souvenir shop purchase!

Ki Ki Ki Ki... Ma Ma Ma Ma...

Meet Ari Lehman

** SOLD OUT **

On Friday April 13th Jason Voorhees will return to Blairstown, New Jersey... where it all began...

Enjoy a Meet and Greet, photo opportunity and autograph for only $30 per person. This will be Ari's first return to Blairstown since originating the role of Jason Voorhees in 1979 -- a real once in a lifetime opportunity for Friday the 13th fans. Don't miss this experience! Tickets are limited!

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Slash and Shop Marketplace

Browse and shop for unique and one-of-a-kind movie inspired items from:

Friday the 13th Costume Contest

It's time to unpack your best Pamela sweater, Jason hockey mask and Crazy Ralph costume.

Visit us on Friday April 13th 12pm - 4pm to enter our Friday the 13th Costume Contest. There will be two categories, Adults (18+) and children. Blairstown's Resident Jason Voorhees will select the winner at 5pm. Must be present to win.

CONTEST PRIZES

Adult Winner: $25 Blairstown Inn GC
Child Winner: $25 4Track GC

Other Happenings

Every Friday the 13th, the Blairstown Museum expands our Friday the 13th experience. Our Friday April 13, 2018 celebration will include the following:

13% Souvenir Shop Discount [ 9am - Midnight ]
On Friday the 13th our souvenir shop will be packed with licensed and movie inspired merchandise - from t-shirts to cookie cutters, ice cube trays to books, and even wood carvings. To reward Friday the 13th fans for their loyalty, we offer a 13% slashing discount on every souvenir shop purchase that day.

Crystal Lake Photo Booth [ 9am - Midnight ]
Blairstown Museum volunteers will be on hand across the street at our annex building, located at 27 Main Street Blairstown, to help fans enjoy our Crystal Lake Photo Booth. This is always a fan favorite! We will have different Jason Voorhees actors throughout the day to pose with fans. Admission is free. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Friday the 13th Cornhole Lawn Games [ 9am - Midnight ]
Located across the street at our annex building, 27 Main Street Blairstown, our Friday the 13th Cornhole Game is best played with two teams. Each team can have up to 4 players, and each player takes turns tossing a corn-filled bag into a hole on the raised wooden platforms. When a bag lands in the hole, the team scores three points. A bag that lands on the platform scores one point. Players continue the game until one team reaches 21 points. Admission is free. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Never Hike Alone [ 10:00am - 2:00pm ** SOLD OUT ** ]
The Blairstown Museum has partnered with the New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites to offer a "Friday the 13th : Hiking, History & Horror" experience. The 3-mile hike / walk will take you from East Crisman Road / Paulinskill Valley Trail parking area to Blairstown's Historic District and will include a visit to the Blairstown Museum, famous Blairstown Diner, historic tour of the town, movie discussion with Robert Booth of the Blairstown Museum, and time for lunch. The fee is $10 per person (lunch additional) and pre-registration is required. Proceeds from this event will benefit New Jersey State Parks. Please call (973) 786-6445 to register!

Friday The 13th Trolley Tour [ 10:30am - 12:00pm ** SOLD OUT ** ]
Discover original Friday the 13th movie locations on this 1.5-hour sightseeing trolley tour. With an expert guide, thirteen lucky souls will take our Friday the 13th Trolley Tour through three townships and make several stops, including the Moravian Cemetery in Hope, New Jersey. Two brief walking tours are included, so please wear comfortable shoes and apparel.

Friday the 13th Vow Renewal [ 2:30pm ]
The Blairstown Museum requests the honor of your presence at the vow renewal ceremony of Jarrod and Jason. The ceremony will take place at Blair Falls, directly next to the Mill Arches on Main Street. We thank our Preservation Partner Blair Academy for hosting this special occasion. All are invited to attend the ceremony on Friday April 13, 2018 @ 2:30pm. Please arrive 15-minutes early. Casual dress.

Friday the 13th Inspired Face Paintings [ 12pm - 5pm ]
Zella Bella will take a dark turn and provide movie inspired machete wounds and face paintings. The wounds are made from Elmer's Glue, as to avoid latex allergies. The blood gel and paste will wash off with a little soap and water. Artist Beth Sager will be located on our porch from 12pm - 5pm. Face paintings are $3, $5 and $10. Machete wounds are $10.

Friday the 13th Vow Renewal [ 4:13pm ]
The Blairstown Museum requests the honor of your presence at the vow renewal ceremony of Mr. and Mrs. Vecchione. Lisa and Chris are entering their 13th year together. This is an extra special vow renewal so let's help them celebrate! The ceremony will take place at Blair Falls, directly next to the Mill Arches on Main Street. We thank our Preservation Partner Blair Academy for hosting this special occasion. All are invited to attend the ceremony on Friday April 13, 2018 @ 4:13pm. Please arrive 15-minutes early. Casual dress.

Here Comes The... Slasher?

The Blairstown Museum is here to ensure that your new beginning, final chapter or reboot ceremony is as traditional or non-traditional as you wish. Appropriate for any Wedding, Vow Renewal or Commitment Ceremony, we currently offer three Slash & Cherish Ceremony Packages to choose from, as well as an Á La Slash menu for additional services. Make your Friday the 13th Ceremony even more special with a candlelight evening service.

Let us help you plan your fabulously thrilling Wedding, Vow Renewal or Commitment Ceremony right here in Blairstown, New Jersey on Friday the 13th! Learn more and book your special event today: Slash & Cherish Ceremony Packages