Halloween is Dead at Maddox Ranch in Lakeland, Florida

Let’s see if we’ve got this confluence of events straight: Halloween. Blue Moon. SpaceX launch. Maddox Ranch. And a boatload of Grateful Dead music for you. Did we miss anything? Hope we don’t miss you!

This will be a very special Halloween Gathering of the Tribe:  Halloween is Dead, featuring some of the best bands around the state, showcasing the music of the Grateful Dead.


Halloween is Dead Schedule

Friday, October 30 — Halloween Eve

(Separate ticket required)

Gates Open: 4:00 p.m.

7:30 –  8:30 p.m.  The Rusty Strings

The Rusty Strings

9:00 -11:00 p.m.  Acoustic Unlimited Devotion

     Radio City Music Hall Revisited, Songs from Reckoning


Sat Oct 31 — Halloween is Dead

Gates Open 8:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. TBA

12:15 –  1:30  Wang Dang Doodle (Stuart)

Wang Dang Doodle

  1:45 –  3:00  Ship of Fools (Sarasota)

Ship of Fools

  3:15 –  4:30  The Rusty Strings (Orlando)

  4:45 –  6:00  Dead Set Florida (St Pete )

Dead Set Florida

  6:30 –  8:30  Unlimited Devotion (Miami and St Pete)

Unlimited Devotion

  9:00 – 11:00 Uncle John’s Band (Tampa)

Uncle John’s Band – OBJ Photo credit: Matt Hillman


Contests !

Win killer prizes such as concert tickets, dinner for two, and other cool items.

Special prizes for the kiddies!

Best Halloween-Themed Campsite!

Get together with your camp fam and decorate your campsite! We hear a couple of teams are already planning their theme camps! We will make you famous if you win!

Costume Contests :

Kids: Best Male and Female Costumes Plus trick or treat goodies for all the kids who are at the event!

Adults: Best Overall Costume, Best Male Costume, Best Female Costume, Scariest Costume, and Sexiest Costume


Daytime activities for the kiddies!

Vendors including food in our very own Shakedown Lot!

BYOB – There will be no alcohol for sale; you are welcome to bring your own!

Saturday Ticket includes Primitive Camping on Saturday night.


Friday Night Camping Party:

Gates: 4 p.m.

Camping Option Available Only for Saturday Ticket-Holders

$20 camping pass includes the acoustic show by UD and The Rusty Strings.


Social Distancing and Safe Gathering will be in effect!


Halloween is Dead


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