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Monster Fest 19!

Monster Fest 19 will be held at the Chesapeake Central Library on October 7, 2023. Mark your calendars and start off the Halloween season with us!

If you would like to be a guest or vendor at Monster Fest this year, please complete the application here:

Vendor Application Monster Fest 19

Monster Fest is dedicated to celebrate classic horror and horror related topics. While we love Sci Fi, Anime, Fantasy, and other genres we will choose the guests and vendors that most closely represent the spirit and theme of Monster Fest.

This year is shaping up to the best yet!


Thanks to our Sponsors!

Monster Fest is free. Vendor tables are free and attendance is free. Partially this is thanks to the Chesapeake Public Library allowing us to use their facilities and we are so happy to be there! The other expenses to put on this event come out our pocket or from generous Sponsors like these:

DR Enterprises – Check out this table at Monster Fest!

Mark Sieber, Author – Check out his book He Who Types Between the Rows 2: Horror Drive-In Will Never Die!

Quixotic Arts – check out the page for more info. or visit her shop on Granby St. in Norfolk.

Mike Federali – check out his awesome events!

Paulzilla – An avid supporter since the very first Monster Fest!

Vintage Trixie – check out the page for more info. or shop at

The Monster Channel

GalaxyJane and Fuzzball – Mysterious names for awesome sponsors!

Thank you for your support!

Also a huge thank you to the many vendors who go out of their way to donate and/or make items to add to our charity raffle basket or for contest prizes! Please be sure to shop with and support our vendors throughout the day. They are small businesses, nearly all of them are local, and I guarantee they have cool stuff!

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!

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.

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!