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 tripadvisor.com 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.


Guest List Posted!

Be sure to check out the Vendor, Guest etc… page of our web site for a list of everyone you can meet and greet at Monster Fest on October 3, 2015.

An update…. finally! 🙂

Tell us what you think!

We’ve been doing this little thing called Monster Fest for going on 12 years now!  Shocking how time slips by when you’re having fun.

If you have attended Monster Fest in the past, what would you say is your favorite thing about it?

Do you enjoy the panels?  If so, any particular topic or presenter you would like to let us know about?

Do you anticipate seeing a particular vendor again?

Are you eagerly awaiting the movie line up for Fantasmo Cult Cinema Explosion?

You see where I’m going here so give us some feed back.  If you tell us something particularly amazing, we may quote you later 🙂

Just click the comment button and leave us a note.  Looking forward to hearing from you!


If you would like to apply to be a vendor at Monster Fest 12 (October 3, 2015) please fill out the vendor form
Vendor Form

Monster Fest 12

Monster Fest is the annual one-day horror convention held at the Chesapeake Central Library in Virginia for fans of classic horror in film and literature.

Monster Fest 12 will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015.
Doors open at 10:00am.

Begun in 2003 by Rob Floyd and artist Clayton Sayre, Monster Fest is a day of vendors, panel discussions, special guests, a costume contest, live music, trick-or-treating for all kids in costume, and a horror movie marathon!

Vendors may begin reserving their tables in April; stay tuned…