Yearly Archives: 2014

Event Info

Arriving at the Festival ~ Please Read Carefully

The 2014 Hangtown Halloween Ball gates open at 8am on Friday, October 24th. Three day pass holders who have purchased early access online or wish to do so at the gate may arrive as soon as NOON, Thursday, October 23. Doors for the early entry show open at 4pm Thursday, and the music starts at 7pm.

We advise buying tickets and parking in advance; our online prices are available through Tuesday, October 21st at midnight. After that, please see box office for at-door purchases and upgrades as available. Please note that three day passes are valid at 9am Friday, two day passes are valid at 9am Saturday.

Parking hours coincide with box office hours; if you arrive after the box office closes, you will need to wait until the next day to park or enter the fairgrounds, including Mystery Meadow.

PLEASE NOTE 2014 BOX OFFICE HOURS (Located at Blue Gate, Armory Road):
Thursday 12noon-12midnight
Friday 8am-11pm
Saturday 8am-10pm
Sunday 9am-6pm

Please see the links below for more information on planning how to get here. If you have questions after reading through the site, please contact us at Thank you; we are looking forward to the best Hangtown Halloween Ball yet!

Vehicle & Entry Details
Ticketing & Wristbands
Provisions & Alcohol Policy

Enjoy the festival, and refer to the festival guidelines with any policy questions. Also note our new ADA and service animal information and pre¬registration.

Early Entry Thursday!

Join the pre-party fun and get your camping spot reserved early! This year’s Thursday show will feature New Monsoon, Tracorum, Chatter Box & McCoy Tyler Band. Open to all who come in early! Early entry is limited to those with a 3 day festival pass!

Early Entry Thursday 10/23
GATES: 4PM MUSIC: Doors 6PM || Music at 7PM.

Daily Costume Themes

Each year we vote on new and creative themes for each day of the Hangtown Halloween celebration and this year will be no different! We’re excited to announce the 2014 daily themes for our annual event. Drum roll please…

Friday- Straight Off The Mothership

Saturday- Electric Luau

Sunday-  Zombie Prom Disco


Locals Ticket Price Discount

(South Lake Tahoe, CA, September 9, 2014) – Railroad Earth’s 4th Annual Hangtown Halloween Ball running October 24-26, 2014 at Placerville Food Co-Op in Placerville CA today announced the locals only ticket discount. 


Due to the fire we have moved the locals only tickets to the Placerville Food Co-Op.
Placerville Food Co-Op
9:00am to 4:00pm
535 Placerville Drive
Placerville CA 95667

Advance tickets are cash only.  In order to get the locals discount, people must present a valid ID to the Fairgrounds office with one of these zip codes from the surrounding areas and neighborhoods: 95613, 95619, 95623, 95633, 95651, 95667, 95709, 95614, 95634, 95635, 95636, 95672, 95682, 95684, and 95726. Tickets for Friday and Saturday are $48.00 each and Sunday tickets are $40.00 each with a limit of two tickets per ID.  Sunday is Family Day and kids 12 and under are free.

Railroad Earth’s 4th Annual Hangtown Halloween Ball lineup of over 40 sets of music from 30 artists includes Railroad Earth (performing Friday, Saturday, Sunday), Moe., The Meter Men (feat. Zigaboo Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter Jr. w/ special guest Robert Walters), Leftover Salomon (feat. Bill Payne of Little Feat), Jeff Austin Band, ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra), The Motet, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Robert Walters 20th Congress, The Dead Winter Carpenters, New Monsoon, Brothers Comatose, Shook Twins, The Bothers Comatose, The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, Scott Pemberton Trio, Jelly Bread, Mountain Standard Time, Front Country, Groove Session, Lonesome Locomotive, Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin, MerryGold & more. Plus Artists at Large Jeff Austin, Danny Barnes & Allie Kral! The full lineup and artist information can be found here.

Hangtown Halloween Ball Announces 2nd Wave Lineup

Railroad Earth’s 4th annual Hangtown Halloween Ball announces their second wave of the lineup including moe., Brothers Comatose, Dead Winter Carpenters, New Monsoon, Scott Pemberton, Mountain Standard Time, Mark Sexton Band and new to this years lineup; Railroad Earth’s Hangtown Allstars super-jam. Exciting additions to an already incredible festival lineup that also features Railroad Earth, The Meter Men, ALO, The Motet along with Robert Walter’s 20th Congress. The extravaganza will kick off on Friday, October 24th through Sunday, October 27th at the gateway of the Sierra Nevada’s in beautiful Placerville, CA. (Complete Lineup)

What better way to celebrate the Halloween tradition than with friends at a vibrant live music and arts festival?

Celebrated for hosting top-notch local arts and crafts, locally brewed beers and some of the best camping this side of the High Sierras, Hangtown Halloween Ball features plenty of room for music lovers to stretch out and enjoy the holiday surrounded by friends old and new. Located in a dream festival setting, this year’s event takes place the weekend before Halloween, allowing attendees to ramp up to their usual Halloween romp. For those that wish to get costumed and a little wild under the Harvest moon, the festival site features shaded camping, running water and hot showers for festival patrons to clean up after a night of Masquerade.

With featured performances on two stages, late night music and roving performances with Allie Kral, Jeff Austin and Danny Barnes the festival is known for providing the perfect atmosphere for late night jams and improvisational music of all kinds. Festival programming will also feature costume contests, pumpkin carving and the kind of Halloween-time ambiance that encourages dancing the night away under the stars.

Stay tuned to the official event website at for more information. 3-Day passes and VIP Supernatural Experience packages are available now.

Hangtown Halloween Ball Lineup Unveiled

Hangtown Halloween Ball just unleashed the first wave lineup announcements for their 4th annual harvest celebration including 3-nights of Railroad Earth along with the Meter Men featuring Zigaboo Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter Jr. with special guest Robert Walter, Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne of Little Feat, ALO, Jeff Austin Band featuring Danny Barnes, Ross Martin and Eric Thorin, The Motet (original and Jamiroquai set), Poor Man’s Whiskey, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress and many more. The 3-day event takes place at the El Dorado Fairgrounds in beautiful Placerville, California — at the gateway of the High Sierras from October 24-26, 2014. Early bird tickets are now available on the event website at

With featured entertainment spanning multiple genres of music, The 4th annual Halloween event features far more than just three chances to get costumed, groove to great music, and get a little wild under the harvest moon. The campout also takes place in a picturesque setting (at the gateway of the High Sierras), replete with running water, hot showers and colorful festival ambiance that a holiday like Halloween demands.

Hosted by Railroad Earth and the great team at Pet Projekt, Hangtown Halloween Ball is known for creating a fantastic Holiday themed getaway for festival goers of all ages including colorful ambiance and Halloween themed art installations into the overall production. The three-day event will also feature a number of family oriented activities for children of all ages including workshops, costume and pumpkin carving contests held throughout the weekend.

Early-bird tickets are now on sale on the official event website as well as multi-day passes which include camping, VIP packages (appropriately named the SupernaturALL Experience), parking and RV passes directly through the event website at Deepest discounts are available now for $145 through July 23rd (while supplies last). For more information about the event check out or for more information.

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