October 26 & 27, 2018
Camp Ramblewood2564 Silver Rd, Darlington, MD
Countdown To Nightmare 2018


Nightmare Festival is hosted at Camp Ramblewood in Darlington MD.  This is just 45minutes north of Baltimore, 1hr south of Philadelphia, and just 90min from Washington DC
Camp Ramblewood is located at 2564 Silver Rd, Darlington MD

Gate Information

FRIDAY Oct 26th special early arrival for VIP & RV reservations at 10AM
FRIDAY Oct 26th open for arrivals at 12PM
SATURDAY Oct 27th open for arrivals at 12PM
SUNDAY Oct 28th – no music, clean-up day, camp exodus at 3PM
**Gates close at midnight each night**

Camp Fires & Grills

You may bring a fire pit to burn firewood. You may NOT bring outside firewood. You may also NOT burn wood outside of a pit. Using a pit helps us to preserve the land. NO FIRE OR ASH MAY TOUCH THE GROUND AT ANY POINT.  Grills of any kind are allowed, provided no fire or ash touches the ground.

Firewood Available On-Site

Firewood is available for purchase on site at the Information Booth, located in the vendor area. Firewood is $20 and covers enough to fill a wagon. If you properly plan when to start your fires this amount will last you all weekend.  DO NOT bring firewood from outside the campgrounds. This is a hazard to the plants, insects & animals indigenous to the land as it could introduce other organisms into the land that were not previously there.

Acceptable Items

  • YES Fire pits & grills (propane grills okay too)
  • YES Un-opened water, juice, or Gatorade
  • YES Food and coolers (subject to search)
  • YES Glowsticks or glowing/Illuminated Costumes or Jewelry
  • YES Prescription Medication (must be registered in your name)
  • YES Camelbacks (empty upon entry).
  • YES Hula Hoops (Even LED Hula Hoops) and Inflatables
  • YES Flags/Banners or Handmade Signs (No corporate/company branded and no hard flag poles)
  • YES Festival Totems!  (any object deemed dangerous will not be allowed inside)
  • YES Handheld Camera Devices (e.g., Sony Action Cam, GoPro. Must be 6″ in size or less)
  • YES E-Cigs and vapes
  • YES Plastic swords or costume props in association with your Halloween outfit.  Anything that can be used as a weapon or is too close of a replica may be denied depending on the item.

Prohibited Items

  • NO Alcoholic Beverages (you may purchase alcohol inside the festival if 21+)
  • NO Illegal Substances, Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
  • NO Pets
  • NO Laser Pointers
  • NO Glass
  • NO Native American head-dresses
  • NO Stickers, Flyers, Markers, Pens or Spray Paint
  • NO Weapons of any Kind (Includes Pocket Knives, Pepper Spray, Fireworks, etc.)
  • NO Professional Recording Equipment – Photo, Video, or Audio
  • NO Drones
  • NO Firewood from outside the premises

Festival Policies

Age Restriction

18+ to Enter
21+ to Drink

No Refunds

There will be absolutely no refunds for any reason. If for some reason you cannot make it to the event you are permitted to re-sell your ticket. If you wish to change the name on your ticket then you should email customersupport@ticketfly.com

Leave No Trace

You are responsible for your own trash. Carry a small bag to make sure you don’t throw trash on the ground during the festival or put your trash in the nearest receptacle. DO NOT throw cigarette butts on the ground…or we will kill you.


Re-entry is permitted with a $10 re-entry fee per car for on-site parking.  You will be given a pass to leave the premises & come back.  There is no fee for anyone traveling back & forth from off-site parking.


Camping is permitted for all patrons on site. Camping is not permitted in the parking lot, however if you wish to sleep inside your car then  you may. Driving to your camp site is prohibited, however the distance to the camping area is about a 2-5 minute walk based on where you choose to set up.


On-site parking is $40 per car and must be purchased online in advance to guarantee you space.  Otherwise, off-site parking is $30 on Friday and $20 on Saturday and includes complimentary shuttle service to the venue as well as bag/supply transport.  Additional shuttles will be on hand to ensure no waits and fast service.

Acceptable Forms of ID for Entry

Any U.S. government issues driver’s license or identification card provided that it contains a photograph, name and date of birth. A U.S. or foreign government issued passport containing a photograph and date of birth.

Unacceptable Forms of ID for Entry

School identification. Consular identification. Birth certificates. Xerox copies of any identification. Social security cards.

Safety and Medical

A medical tent will be staffed throughout the event. If you need assistance or know someone who does you can go there or notify a member of security who can radio for help.

Security, Searches and Patdowns

Every attendee will go through a TSA-style search at the gate which may include an examination of all of your items.

Zero Tolerance for Drug Use of Possession

The use or possession of any illegal drugs will not be tolerated anywhere inside or outside the venue. Narcotics officers will be working both areas and enforcing all drug related laws. Do not bring any illegal substances to the event as violators may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Alcohol Policy

Alcohol will be served until 2am at the bar area located in the vendors village near The Void. You will not be permitted to bring your own alcohol into the event as there is a liquor license in effect. Alcohol will be confiscated with no return if found during the search of your person or vehicle upon entry.


Public showers are located on cabin block G through N. There are not many so we recommend showering either late at night or early in the morning to avoid lines.  Please remember that there are people who stay in Cabins G-N so be respectful and clean up after yourself!



Our Service Animal/Dog policy is taken directly from Federal Statute and regulatory law. Our plain English policy is stated below.
  • Only DOGS qualify as Service Animals under Federal Law & Emotional Support Animals are not Service Animals
  • Service Animals in training are not Service Animals under Federal Law and only when wearing a “Service Animal” marked vest.
  • The Service Animal must always be in “Full Stay” command position when not performing the service for which they have been trained.
  • The Service Animal must be fully trained to urinate or defecate only on the command of their human team member.
  • In order to be considered a “Service Dog” under U.S. federal law, a dog must be partnered with an individual with a disability AND perform specific, trained task work to mitigate that disability. Task work is not optional. If a dog doesn’t perform task work, it is not a Service Dog. In closing, if your Service Animal is registered, wearing a marked Service Animal Vest and fully trained; you will find our staff and attendees very supportive of your teams presence.

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