Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Haven Fans Trek to Chester

Haven stars Lucas Bryant, right, Emily Rose and camera operator Andrew Stretch perform for fans at a fundraising event in Chester on Saturday. (MICHAEL TOMPKINS)

If the folks who track tourism numbers in the Chester area have noticed an uptick this summer, they may want to send a thank-you card to the television series Haven.

While the supernatural show has been on the radar of fans for a while, this was the year many decided to trek to the town that serves as the primary setting for a fictional town in Maine where really bad things often happen to its quirky inhabitants.

“It’s something that’s been very unique to this season,” says series star Emily Rose. “There had been a huge response at the fan events, the Comic-Cons, and other things they send us to. But what we've never had in this quantity is people saving their money and flying out to Nova Scotia, and coming specifically to Chester, and showing up on our set to watch us film.”

Rose, who plays Audrey Parker, a transplanted FBI agent-turned town cop, said folks from across North America and as far away as Monaco, Italy, Germany and Belgium have made the pilgrimage to the South Shore to see the real location for themselves.

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