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.
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.
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 Gateway to Hell looks like what happens when ghouls invade a haunted church and make it come to life with lasers, lights, and visuals. Step in to experience the insanity with sets from some of our top acts playing from sundown till deep into the night.
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.
Live action is created throughout the campgrounds & on each stage with performances hosted by the talented Electrocute troupe. Expect to see sideshow performances, stilt walkers, magicians, and contortionists all bringing intense action to the atmosphere of the festival.
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
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 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 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 & Voodoo Lair.
The Void is the outdoors mainstage, designed to fit thousands of people with 360 degrees of energy and excitement from special sideshow performances to decorations. This stage will host some of our biggest acts,
Enter into the mouth of madness! Find the Voodoo Lair 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.