Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Behind the Scenes of The Hunger Games in Asheville, NC

Recently I discovered that The Hunger Games was filmed in the beautiful state of North Carolina.  Several of the cities and surrounding areas served as The Capital, District 12 and the Arena. 

One of the cities they filmed in is Asheville, NC. My best friend's sister lives in Asheville and I went to visit last year. I have to say it is a gorgeous city and the surrounding parks are even more beautiful so I am not surprised the producers chose this area for a backdrop in the movie.

Credit: Explore Asheville

Specifically Asheville's scenery served as the Arena where a majority of the movie will take place as Katniss, Peeta and the other tributes fight to survive. Filming locations include DuPont State Park, Triple Falls, Little River and Bridal Veil Falls. The stars also stayed in Asheville while filming. How cool!!

Credit: Explore Asheville

My friend's sister also works for the Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau which is how I found out about the movie being filmed there. I subscribe to their emails and one of the emails included information about The Hunger Games. Yay! :)

Credit: Explore Asheville

On their website Explore Asheville 
they are giving away a 
Hunger Games Vacation!!!

A lucky winner will win an overnight stay at the "Capital City Wing" of the Biltmore Double Tree Hotel, HG knapsack with ample supplies for your outdoor adventure and Navitat Canopy Adventures zip lining tour vouchers.

All you have to do to enter is

Credit: Explore Asheville

You must watch the video and answer the following question: "What is the name of the forest where the arena shots were filmed?" 

Then fill in your contact information and your answer to the question and click submit! It's that easy!!! 

Head over and enter today! A winner will be chosen at random on April 15th. 

If you'd like more information about filming locations of The Hunger Games in North Carolina the Charlotte Observer has a pretty neat interactive map. Check it out.

Asheville also has a Twilight Connection. See what it is!

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