Charity Information

Most of you know Rob and I as those people that run Monster Fest (or any of the other things we organize/participate in). We don’t usually put our personal life on social media or bring it into any of the things we run. We try to keep things separated. This year however has been a very difficult one for us and it is going to make one very significant change to Monster Fest.
Last December, my Dad died of Cancer and just over 2 weeks ago my Sister, Becky, died of Liver Cancer. Another member of my family is being treated for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma currently. The biggest Monster at Monster Fest this year, in my opinion, is Cancer.
So, this year at Monster Fest our charity will be Relay for Life. We are still going to raffle off the prize basket(s) at the end of the day BUT proceeds from the sale of all the raffle tickets from the prize basket(s) will go to my niece’s (Samantha Bowers) Relay for Life fundraiser. Sam is Becky’s daughter and she has done so much to help raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society. I know Becky is so proud of her, and so am I.
Please visit Sam’s Relay for Life table at Monster Fest and purchase a raffle ticket for a $1 each (and feel free to make any additional donations you like). Also, be sure to check out the other things she will have for sale to help raise money. 100% of the proceeds go directly to Relay for Life.
You have all donated so generously in the past and I know I can count on you to do so again for this very worthwhile cause.
Thanks for your support and for being a part of the Monster Fest family!


Vendor/Guest applications

Here it is!

If you’re interested in being a vendor and/or guest at Monster Fest 2019, please complete the application using this link:  Vendor/Guest Application 

If you have a panel you would like to present/moderate, please complete the application using this link:  Panel Application



Monster Fest 2019 is a go!

Monster Fest will be on October 5th this year!  We will start accepting applications for vendors and guests in April.  Check back here for a link to the application sometime in the middle of April.

Beast Witches!

Schedule of Events updated

Be sure to check out the Schedule of Events page for the latest updates!

See you at #MonsterFestVA2018 on Saturday October 6th!

Vendor and Guest list has been updated!

Be sure to go check out that page for the latest list.

Please note our new hashtag!  #MonsterFestVA2018

Please use it to tag us!  Thanks!


Thanks to our sponsor!

Thanks to our wonderful sponsor Jim Bernheimer!

Be sure to check out his site here:

The vendor and guest list should be up by the end of this weekend!  Sorry for the delay folks.  Real life and Monster Fest life are fighting it out right now!


Vendor/Guest Applications

All applications have been processed and replied to as of this date so please check the email address you gave us.  If you applied and didn’t receive a reply, please send an email directly to to let me know.  We had requests for well over 100 tables and only 60 tables available so it was a really difficult process on my end.  I hate turning anyone away.

Anyhow, welcome to all the vendors and guests that have tables for this year!  I’ll be updating the Vendor page on this website soon with as complete a list as I can get.

Looking forward to seeing you all on October 6, 2018 at Monster Fest!


Monster Fest 2018!

Monster Fest will be on Saturday, October 6, 2018.

We are now accepting applications for vendor tables.  Table reservation confirmations will start going out in mid June.  Please remember, this is not first come first serve.  Vendors with classic horror/monster related merchandise/items will get priority as Monster Fest is a monster/horror event.

Here’s the link to the vendor application forms

If you would like to present a panel, please use the panel form application

Scare Away Hunger!

It’s almost time!  Doors open to the public at 10AM on Saturday.

Please help us Scare Away Hunger in Hampton Roads by bringing a monetary donation or a non-perishable food item for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.  Your donation will get you a raffle ticket for a chance to win a basket of (horror-ble) prizes!


Preliminary Programming Schedule

This may change between now and October 7, but here’s the schedule!

2017 schedule