Real Woodstock premieres the Self Guided Groundhog Days Walking Tour video
Real Woodstock, the Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Woodstock Groundhog Day Committee announces the launch of the Woodstock Groundhog Day Self Guided Walking Tour Video, narrated by location manager Bob Hudgins.
For many years the long time members of the Woodstock Groundhog Day committee have wanted to archive the behind the scene stories associated with the stops on the Woodstock Groundhog Day Walking Tour. As time went on, frequent tour guides and committee members Doug and Maggie Crane worried that the stories would be lost when they and others would be unable to lead the fans that come from all over the world and wanted to ensure the stories would live on.
The Groundhog Day Walking tour is a 15 stop tour of various filming location from the 1992 Columbia Pictures’ hit film Groundhog Day. In recent years, the Woodstock on Film and On the Stage Mural Pedway has added to encourage fans to visit the mural and sculpture garden. Many of the locations have been plaqued to signify their importance to the city’s involvement with the movie. Over the years committee members have lead 1,000s of fans on the tour over Groundhog Day weekend and special occasions. On numerous occasions Bob Hudgins, the original location manager for the film and the man credited with introducing Harold Ramis to Woodstock, has returned and lead the tours himself injecting his own recollections of filming with the cast and crew much to the delight of superfans.
The Groundhog Day Committee collaborated with the Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce to take advantage of having Bob Hudgins back in Woodstock in 2020 and sat him down with videographer Alberto Perez to create a 30 minute video. The Woodstock Groundhog Day Self Guided Walking Tour video will be available on the Real Woodstoock YouTube channel beginning Friday January 22nd. The tour gives visitors, near and far the chance to connect to the filming locations and hear the stories that bring those sites to life from the man that brought the filming to Woodstock. Viewers can enjoy watching the video if they aren’t able to make it to the Groundhog Day Festival or listen to it while they visit the sites in person. The best part is the video can be watched over and over again.
“We are so pleased to have Bob’s stories available for everyone, everyday. He is a treasure and while we try to remember his stories to retell, it’s just not the same. This is a great opportunity for anyone to take the tour any time of year.” – Maggie and Doug Crain, GHD committee members and tour guides