Monster Fest the 13th

Not really a theme for this year’s Monster Fest but it is our 13th anniversary so… Monster Fest the 13th! #MonsterFestThe13th

We have a ton of vendor applications and seem to be getting more every few days.  I promise we will get through them all and start sending responses soon.

If you want to present a panel or have a great idea of a panel topic, please complete the form in the link below.  Keep in mind that we only have 1 room for panels this year in addition to the Bay Window area (that is better suited to round table discussions) so panel space will be limited.  Get your idea in ASAP.  Just like our vendor applications, we will choose the panels that best fit with the spirit of Monster Fest.

Panel Topic form for Monster Fest the 13th


Vendor Application Form

Check out the Vendor page for a link to the Vendor Application Form.  Thanks!

Monster Fest 13 is GO!

The date for Monster Fest 13 is October 1, 2016.  Mark your calendars and make plans to join us!

We will start taking table reservation in the spring.  Announcements will be made here and on facebook when the vendor application is live.

Keep checking back for updates!


Monster Fest is still on… full speed ahead!

Monster Fest is still going ahead as planned.  Latest reports show hurricane Joaquin is headed further east and will not hit us directly.

If anything changes, we will post here and on the Monster Fest facebook page and the library will post something as well.

So get inside, out of the rain, with your closest monster friends at Monster Fest!

See you all Saturday!

Horror Costume Contest

Monster Fest is only a week away!  Are you ready?

If you are planning to register for the costume contest, please be sure to arrive early.  The contest starts at 3 pm, but registration ends at 2 pm.  You MUST register before 2 pm to be eligible to participate in the contest.

There will be a category for children (for children up to age 13) and an adult category for everyone 14 and up.

You may register at the Costume Contest Registration table on Saturday between 10 am and 2 pm.

We can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!

See you at Monster Fest!


Monster Fest is a free event.  Wouldn’t you like to “pay it forward” for all the fun you are going to have for free?

If that isn’t enough to make you donate… we could bribe you I suppose.  If you donate to the Foodbank, we will give you a raffle ticket for a chance to win a basket full of awesome prizes!

Past baskets have included tickets to haunted attractions, passes for other conventions, t-shirts, dvds, original art and jewelry, candy and more!  Take a peak at this year’s basket when you make your donation at the giant Foodbank barrel.

Vendor / Guest List Update

Be sure to check out the Vendor / Guest list page.  A few cancellations and a few additions.

The list will be updated as I get the information so check back frequently!

See you all soon!

Monster Fest is drawing ever closer…

It will be here before you know it!

What do you plan to wear for the horror costume contest?  Any suggestions for what costume you want to see?

Reply here and let us know!

Hotels Nearby

Please post a comment if anyone has any reviews or recommendations about local hotels that would be helpful for our out-of-town attendees!

If you are looking for nearby lodging, I suggest checking out or another similar site.  I have not stayed in any of the hotels personally, but people I trust from out-of-town have stayed at the Hyatt Place (#3 on the map) and spoke highly of it.

Hotels near Central

(The above screen shot is from map quest, FYI)

The purple pin is Monster Fest – Chesapeake Central Library @ 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA.

The blue pins are the closest hotels.  They are approximately 10 – 15 minutes from the library.

Hope that helps.  Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Disclaimer:  We are in no way endorsing or recommending any of the hotels listed.  This is just to assist interested parties in locating the nearest lodging.

2015 Flyer

2015 Monster Fest flyer

Please feel free to share and spread the word about Monster Fest using the flyer link above.