Second Saturday in September
Hell Creek Ranch Campground, 10866 Cedar Lake Rd, Hell, MI 48169 map

Only 20 minutes from Ann Arbor, Michigan

All New for 2014

We kept what worked from previous years, cut the dead weight, added a few new things, and totally shook things up! And even though kids are welcome, please keep in mind that this is a HEARSE event, and should be considered R-rated.

Hearse Show and Creepy Camping

Camping at Hellfest was introduced in 2013. It was so popular, we decided to make it the central theme for 2014.

Not only will camping be available again this year, but we are combining it directly with the hearse show. So regardless if you decide to spend the night or not (you don't actually have to camp), you will have your very own site for the day (and night), to display your hearse any way you want. And you'll have plenty of room to set up as many props as you wish. Early registrants will even have electricity on their site!

You must be registered to display your hearse at the event.

The nearest alternate accommodations is the Best Western of Howell (12 miles away). Rooms generally run $90-$100 per night (three times more expensive than Hell Creek Ranch!)

Artisan crafted trophies
Hellfest is North America's largest hearse show. In 2011 we set a Guinness World Record™ for the Largest Hearse Parade.

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.

As always, real wood coffin dash plaques for all participants!

Vehicles will be on display all day, with judging by popular vote this year! Trophies will be awarded in the late afternoon/early evening. 

But it doesn't end there! 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?)
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!
Vendors / Art Show

Looking for that one-of-a-kind Zombie, Goth, Halloween or Steam Punk item? Our vendors have some of the coolest and creepiest hand-made items around.

Would you like to be a vendor? No problem, simply register for a Saturday site, and you are in! Just be sure to bring your own canopies, tables, etc. And don't forget, electricity is included with early registration.

If you have a hearse or other creepy vehicle to display, please feel free to vend from your site. We are not collecting any other fees for vending this year.

Costume Contest

Come dressed in your horror, goth or steam punk outfit, and you may just win a trophy! 


We'll have our award winning Open Casket Bar and Grill fired up. (That's right folks, it is a real casket!)

Registration for each night's stay will include a pancake breakfast the next morning.

Vouchers for Saturday lunch (grilled hot dogs) and Saturday dinner (grilled hamburgers) are available on the registration page.

We are also going to be visited by the producers of

who will be taping an upcoming episode!

You are also welcome to bring your own food for tailgating / camping and it is highly recommended that you bring a cooler with your favorite beverages.

Alcohol is permitted.

Preliminary Schedule of Events
Subject to change - This event is rain or shine

Saturday, September 13, 2014

7:00 amPancake Breakfast
(Friday guests only)
12:00 pmLunchHearse and Creepy Vehicle Show OpenVendors &
Art Show Open
6:30Vehicle and Costume Trophies
7:00After-dark Site Displays and Walk-through
8:00Group Campfire
9:30Site Decoration Trophies
11:00Campground Quiet Time

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).

Firewood and ice are also available for sale.

Visitors (non-hearse owners)

Daily Visitor/Guest passes to the campground are available from the camp office for $5.

Deadline is was September 10, 2014

Hellfest is brought to you by the Nightmare Cruisers Hearse Club.

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

Hellfest is a registered service mark of Frey Innovations, LLC