Oct 27th through 28th, 2017
Camp Ramblewood2564 Silver Rd, Darlington, MD
Countdown To Nightmare 2017

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Art Gallery & Chillout Lounge
Get lost in a combination of visionary art, psychedelic music and comfortable places to chill out. The lounge will also be open for activities such as guided meditation, yoga, and seminars. Discover the art gallery & lounge by going to the dining hall entrance on the numbered cabin side of the pool.
Camping
Nightmare Festival is one of the only Halloween camping experiences on the east coast. Camp Ramblewood is also an amazing site with plenty to explore. There is no fee to pitch at a tent & campers are welcome to stay until 3pm on the festival exit day.
Costume Contests
Step right up & join the official Nightmare Festival Costume Contest! Join the Costume Pageant in The Freakshow (barn) where judging will be based off of Q&A, dance-off, and showcasing your hidden talent. Sign-up is from 12:30-1PM and the contest runs from 1:PM-2:30PM. First place prize includes Nightmare Festival merchandise grab-bag, two free meal tickets, and two VIP passes to Laser Disco. Second place prize includes Nightmare Festival hat pin, lineup poster, and two GA passes to Laser Disco.
Gateway to Hell
The warehouse is getting an upgrade this year as we venture from The Void into the deeper depths of darkness. Hold on tight as you find yourself in the midst of the court of chaos.
Live Painting
Come watch as artists paint massive murals to commemorate this year’s festival. Visionary artists and illustrators alike will be working together to make amazing art throughout the entire festival grounds.
Pumpkin Carving
Your Halloween weekend wouldn't be complete if you didn't carve a pumpkin! Visit the Fumkin Pumpkins booth on the blacktop near The Freakshow, across from cabin 1 for pumpkin carving from 1pm - 8pm on Friday, Oct 27th and from 12pm - 6pm on Saturday, Oct 28th
Pumpkin Patches
It wouldn't be Halloween without some creative pumpkin carving! See our clever & creative designs on display throughout the grounds leading from The Void and through the Night Circus towards the Freak Show.
The Freak Show
The freaks come out at night & enter into the mouth of madness! Find the Freak Show at the end of the path past the Night Circus, located inside the barn. This stage runs late into the night/early morning with a myriad of musical styles ranging from techno, trance and house to drum & bass and downtempo.
The Night Circus
One of our largest installation areas features a Ringmaster's platform surrounded by creepy circus props such as The Kissing Booth and the live Jack In The Box. Performers & magicians congregate in this area in the evening hours to provide shows & entertainment.
The Tunnel
The Tunnel is the perfect place to get your photo taken or simply a nice attraction to pass through on your way to or from The Night Circus & Freak Show.
The Void
The Void is the main stage, located outdoors and running until 11pm. This stage was previously in the warehouse, however this year will be our first of many expansions on the concept.

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