CarnEVIL at Merriweather Park is Maryland’s Premiere Halloween Festival
On select nights from October 13th through November 5th, 2017, Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods transforms into the ultimate Halloween event. The park comes alive with horrifying mutant sideshow freaks, demented clowns, escaped circus animals and so much more. Halloween will never be the same.
Explore the Menacing Midway, complete with twisted games and prizes, sample frightful foods and spine-chilling cocktails, all while local bands and DJs keep you in the Halloween mood. The party isn’t complete though until you make your way through the multiple scare zones of the Abandoned Circus in the woods. Its dark, its creepy, and the things that live in the woods are waiting to eat meet you!
In the Fall of 1917, the area now known as Merriweather Post Pavilion was home to a thriving amusement park filled with smiling clowns and majestic circus animals. Unfortunately that same year, the Amusement Park’s owner, Mr. Archibald Evil, died suddenly and left the amusement park to wither and rot. As the brutal winter approached, once happy animals and performers sought shelter in the woods and were never seen again. Now, 100 years later in the hollowed grounds where Archibald died, his amusement park has come back…and they are dying to do one last show! Welcome to CarnEVIL at Merriweather Park. Hold on for your life, the performance is about to begin.
Step right up and try your luck on the Midway at CarnEVIL. Win a prize for the little lady or the lucky fella, but whatever you do, don’t let the clowns fool you. The CarnEVIL Midway will bring back day dreams of being a kid at the carnival…and nightmares of the clowns that live under your bed. Our games of skill and chance are uniquely creepy, but we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Food & Drink
Try some of the mouth watering eats offered each night by food trucks from across the region. For festival goers 21 or over, Jailbreak Brewing has served up their most well-known brews, along with an awesome variety of Halloween themed cocktails and mocktails. No trip to the festival would be complete without a visit to the s’mores bonfire. S’mores kits are available for purchase at our souvenir stand on the main stage.
When the sun goes down, CarnEVIL’s Menacing Midway sparks to life with spine-tingling thrills. Enjoy music courtesy of our diabolical DJ; try your luck with our one-of-a-kind carnival games, like our life-sized Operation; and marvel at the inferno-defying feats of our fire dancers. You’ve never experienced a monster mash like this before.
Enjoy the Ultimate CarnEVIL Experience with complimentary food and drink, and full access to the Halloween VIP Lounge. All VIP guests also receive complimentary game tickets and an exclusive CarnEVIL swag bag.
For A Good Cause
CarnEvil at Merriweather Park is a fully immersive entertainment experience, but your dollars go to more than just entertainment.