Hell Creek Ranch Campground
10866 Cedar Lake Rd, Hell, MI 48169 map

Only 20 minutes from Ann Arbor, Michigan

Creepy Car Show & Nightmare Cruise

Got a hearse or creepy car? We want to see it!

The show is open to all makes and models of hearses, regardless of their condition. (This is not a Concours or PCS show.) We just want you to come out, show off your rides and enjoy the day with like minded enthusiasts.
We also welcome flower cars, Ghostbusters and any other horror, goth or steam punk themed vehicles.

We have plenty of room at Hell Creek Ranch, so go ahead and get crazy with as many props as you want to display!

Note: The show itself is free, but Hell Creek Ranch charges $5 daily visitor pass fee for all vehicles.

As always, real wood coffin dash plaques for all car show participants (registered campers too!)

Vehicles will be on display all day, with judging by popular vote!

After the car show, we'll all take a lap through the campground, then hit the road to drive through a local cemetery for the awarding of the trophies and a few photos, then on to downtown Hell, Michigan for a visit.

While in Hell, grab some dinner, ice cream, a souvenir, or wet your whistle at the local watering hole!
Creepy Camping

Camping at Hellfest was introduced in 2013. It was so popular, we decided to make it the focus for 2014 and beyond, and with our new location at Hell Creek Ranch, what could be cooler than spending the night in Hell?

Do you have to have a hearse to camp? Certainly not.
Do you have to camp to come to Hellfest? Not at all!

While gathered around the group campfire Saturday night, more trophies will be awarded for the best decorated sites!

Then spend the night in Hell. Sleep in your hearse (if you dare) or pitch a tent. If you survive the night, we'll have pancakes in the morning. The campground also has restrooms and showers, so you don't have to completely rough it!

When the sun goes down, the spooks come out. We want to see your creepiest, scariest and outrageously decorated sites. (Did we mention early registrants will have electricity?)

You can register for your site directly by calling Hell Creek Ranch at (734) 878-3632. Be sure to tell them you are coming to HellFest, so you get the right camp site(s).

Enjoy the campfire while we watch the unrated director's cut of 'Drag me to Hell' on our 10 foot outdoor screen!

Costume Contest

Come dressed in your horror, goth or steam punk outfit, and you may just win one of these super creepy-cool trophies!

Food and Beverages
Please plan on bringing your own picnic lunch and a cooler with your favorite beverages (including adult beverages).

We will have the famous Open Casket Bar and Grill for your use, so feel free to B.Y.O.M. (bring your own meat) to toss on the grill for lunch. (Dinner choices available in downtown Hell, at the end of the cruise.)

Open Casket Bar and Grill featured on 'Extreme Grillers', shot at Hellfest 2014

The Nightmare Cruisers are official retailers of Deadworld Zombie Soda! We'll have a small supply on hand, ice-cold, right out of the casket cooler for you to purchase.


Sorry, we are not including outside vendors this year.

However, many of our club members and guest hearse owners make jewelry, furniture, costumes and accessories. So if you are coming to Hellfest WITH A HEARSE (or creepy car), please feel free to bring along your items for sale.

If you would to purchase a souvenir T-Shirt, go to http://www.cafepress.com/nightmarecruisers
Schedule of Events
Subject to change

Saturday, August 29
12:00 pm
Hearse and Creepy Car Show
Walk-around Costume Contest
5:00 pmNightmare Cruise to cemetery
5:15 pmCar show trophies
(Awarded at cemetery)
5:30 pmNightmare Cruise continues to
downtown Hell, Michigan

Souvenirs, food & ice cream available

Hell Hole Diner (closes at 7:00)
or Dam Site Inn (bar)
7:00 pmDead Time
8:15 pm

Campsite walk-throughs
9:45 pmCampsite and costume trophies
9:30 pmGroup campfire and outdoor movie
Sunday, August 30
9:00 amPancake breakfast

Additional Activities and Amenities

Besides the nice hot showers, you can play a game of horseshoes, or even fish in Hell Creek (runs through the property).

The pool will be open!

Firewood and ice are also available for sale at the camp store.

Hellfest is brought to you by the Nightmare Cruisers Hearse Club

Even though kids are welcome, please keep in mind that this is a HEARSE event, and should be considered R-rated. We don't do Pine Wood Derby (we leave that up to the Boy Scouts) and we don't face painting (we leave that up to the clowns).

Nightmare Cruisers and Hell Creek Ranch reserve the right to remove any person or persons not in compliance with the campground rules, or acting in an offensive or unsafe manner.  Don't make us embalm you, it's our day off!

Any additional questions may be sent to info@hellfest.info

Hellfest and Nightmare Cruise are registered service marks of Frey Innovations, LLC