Celebrate The Goonies 30th Anniversary in Astoria, OR

Astoria, Oregon, the town where The Goonies was filmed, is celebrating the 30th anniversary with 4 days of film location tours, treasure hunts and truffle shuffles.
Celebrate The Goonies 30th anniversary in Astoria, Oregon where it was filmed.

On the Oregon coast, the town of Oregon has served as the backdrop for many films, such as Short Circuit and Kindergarten Cop. The one that brings in visitors, however, is the 1985 cult classic The Goonies, about a group of kids searching for the lost pirate treasure of One-Eyed Willie.

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Every year Astoria celebrates Goonies Day in recognition. But this year marks the 30th anniversary of the film, so the chamber of commerce has planned 4 days of Goonies fun June 4-7, 2015.

Festivities include tours of locations used in the film, screenings of the movie, costume parties, bowling at Chunk’s Bowling Alley, treasure hunts, and a special edition Truffle Shuffle Stout on tap from Fort George Brewery.

Mikey's house from the 1980s cult film The Goonies in Astoria, Oregon
Photo: Amy Meredith/Creative Commons

Goonies sign in Astoria, Oregon
Photo: Doug Kerr/Creative Commons

Ready to visit the Goondocks? All the info you need is here: www.thegoondocks.org

via Statesman Journal

The remains of pirate One-Eyed Willie from The Goonies

Giveaway: Enter to Win A Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Prize Pack

Win a great prize pack from the upcoming Milwaukee Paranormal Conference! Share your weird Wisconsin experience to enter.
Enter to win prize pack from the upcoming Milwaukee Paranormal Conference
Contest Details: WHAT YOU WIN | HOW TO ENTER

The Milwaukee Paranormal Conference is almost here!

If you’ve ever explored haunted places in Wisconsin, attended a ghost tour, or just like weird Wisconsin folklore, you won’t want to miss this event! Guest speakers include many of Wisconsin’s foremost authorities on the strange things happening in our state. There will also be panels, documentary film screenings, and some great vendors.

More details here: Milwaukee Paranormal Conference 2015

To celebrate, we’re giving away a prize pack full of things your conference experience won’t be complete without.

Here’s What You Can Win

The Milwaukee Paranormal Conference prize pack includes:

  • A Signed copy of Monster Hunters by Tea Krulos
  • Cult of Weird bookmark
  • Milwaukee Paranormal Conference sticker
  • 1 ticket* for a free photo in the Search for the Yeti photobooth
  • 1 ticket* for a free Milwaukee Paranormal Conference t-shirt

* Tickets redeemable at the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference merch booth on the day of the event, June 6, 2015.

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Have you ever experienced something weird in Wisconsin? Have you seen a ghost, UFO, Goatman or other unexplained phenomena? We want to hear about it!

Share your experience in the comments of this Facebook post to enter for a chance to win the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference prize pack. The winner will be chosen at random on May 20th.

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Cult of Weird resident mad taxidermist Rob Reysen is concocting something special for our table at the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference. Want to know what it is?

Come find us at the event June 6, 2015.

Details here: Milwaukee Paranormal Conference

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