Things to Know

Joining us for the Festival? Here’s what you need to know!

This year marks our 14th Season!  From Friday, October 21st to Sunday, October 23rd and an encore weekend October 28th to 30th, we’ll be bringing you 35 of the best conservation films in the world. We are welcoming many filmmakers and conservation experts to town for post screening discussions.  Be sure to check out our FULL SCHEDULE as you make your plans.

NEW THIS YEAR: Festival Headquarters at the Entler Hotel, 129 E. German Street, Shepherdstown (next to Shepherdstown Visitors Center). Purchase tickets, pick up a program, grab a free snack, meet other festival goers! Come see us!



We strongly encourage you to purchase festival tickets online HERE to guarantee your seat.

Tickets are available for purchase NOW at The Local Source:  133 W. German Street.

You may also purchase tickets during the Festival at our Festival Headquarters at the Entler Hotel, 129 E. German Street in Shepherdstown or at each festival venue.

Check or cash transactions are preferred though credit cards will also be accepted.


We have 5 types of tickets:

Full Festival Pass – $55 – entrance into all films at all venues both weekends

1st Weekend Pass – $40 – entrance into all films from Friday, October 21-Sunday, October 23

2nd Weekend Pass – $25 – entrance into all films from Friday, October 28 – Sunday, October 30.

Block Ticket (multiple films) – $10 – entrance into all films during a specific time block at a specific venue

Block Ticket (single film) – $7 – entrance into blocks 12, 14, and 15


Students 18 & younger are admitted free of charge to all films as space allows.

All films on Shepherd Campus are FREE to SU students with Rambler ID

Details regarding tickets and film venues can be found here.


Doors open at each venue a half hour before each film block.

We strongly encourage you to arrive 20-30 minutes before start time to be sure you have a seat.



We’re inviting audience members and filmmakers to join us at the following gatherings:

Friday, October 21st – Opening Night Reception at Festival Headquarters, the Entler Hotel, 129 E. German Street, Shepherdstown. Enjoy refreshments and meeting filmmakers and other festival goers to kick off the festival weekend! Sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Saturday, October 22nd – WRAP PARTY at the Blue Moon from 9:30pm to 11pm with free hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.


Please give yourself plenty of time to find parking and get to your venue(s). Free street parking is available Fridays after 6pm and Saturdays and Sundays, but do not park in residential parking zones! Parking is also available in lots A and B on Shepherd University.

Be aware that King Street (in front of Reynolds Hall), between German Street and High Street, will be closed on Saturday, October 29th from 8am to 8pm for BooFest events, so plan accordingly.

You can check out a Shepherdstown map here and a

Shepherd University Parking Map here.


We look forward to seeing you!