Electric Halloween Festival
Oct. 28-30, 2016 @ Paradise Lakes Campground, Hammonton, NJ
By Alex Bradley
Electric Halloween is a three-day camping festival centered around Halloween weekend, taking place deep in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens at Paradise Lakes Campground, located off of Route 206 in Hammonton, NJ. The festival is stacked with exhilarating, fun holiday-themed activities as well as up to 60 musical performances from your favorite local (and not so local) bands. With two stages and over 50 musical acts, offering a wide variety of genres, including jam bands, metal, alternative, acoustic, post-hardcore, rock and many, many more, there is definitely music there for everyone of any scene to enjoy. Open Mic and Jam Sessions will also be held on the main stage from 12pm-3pm, Saturday and Sunday. Not only will there be tons of performances by those musically talented, visual artists will be performing as well! Majik Mike will once again be performing his mystifying, mysterious illusions, along with The Digital Circus who will be fire spinning throughout the nights. Live paintings will be done by artists in addition to having a huge range of talented, unique vendors. During the daytime hours of 12pm-4pm, Grandaire will be transforming the main stage area into a place for all traditional Halloween and spooky-themed activities. There will be face painting, tarot card readings, pumpkin painting and carving, pumpkin pie eating contest, mummy wrapping, bobbing for apples, and plenty more! Each night will be closed with costume contests as well as themed camp ground decorating contests!
Camping is available to everyone including those with single day passes. Day pass holders must be out by 10am the next day or must purchase a ticket for the next day. Campgrounds are first come first serve, and be sure to bring plenty of blankets because it’ll be chilly!
There are so many things Grandaire Booking has to offer to those of any age range at this year’s Electric Halloween. For more information about the festival go to Electrichalloweenfestival.com
About the Writer
Alex Bradley is a student at Camden County College. For years she has been attending local shows and much larger concerts. At only 18-years-old, with a passion for music and all things included, she has been consistently booking performances under Grandaire Booking, both around Hammonton, NJ and also at Coffee Works Too. With years of experience under her belt already of being involved in the local music scene, Alex is beginning to book her own shows independently as well as writing about her experiences and adding music journalism to her repertoire.