Calling all FREAKS
You are invited to participate!
in Athens, GA's Halloween Extravaganza....
March in costume through the streets
with thousands of other Wild Things!
Scroll down to learn about the Wild Rumpus....

Welcome to the Official Site of Athens, GA's Own Halloween Mardi Gras, The WILD RUMPUS!!! Prepare to Rump.

Announcing the 12th Annual 2020 Wild Rumpus Halloween Celebration.  All are invited to participate in the Wild Rumpus by dressing in costume and marching!  
Date: Halloween, Oct. 31, 2020
Location: Everywhere.
Given the impossibility of a parade in downtown Athens because of the pandemic, and given that our beloved Halloween tradition of Trick-or-Treating door-to-door will be dramatically affected by social distancing, The Wild Rumpus proposes a creative solution for people who want to Rumpus, and for those who are looking for a fun outlet instead of Trick-or-Treating.
Normally a massive parade and celebration in Downtown Athens, the Wild Rumpus this year will be decentralized and socially distanced.  Participants are invited to parade in safe, small groups like family and friend pods that live together, couples, and singles.  (YES you can have a Parade of ONE!!  Let’s get creative, people!!) 

Wild Rumpus October 31, 2020 - Socially Distanced Rumpus - Details Below

rain-or-shineFor all events on Facebook click here (coming soon)

TBA – Wild Rumpus Art Show online – fb event here (coming soon)
TBA – Wild Rumpus Fundraiser Online Auction (coming soon)
Sat. Oct. 31 – 7:00 pm – The WILD RUMPUS Halloween TV Special (coming soon)

Sat. Oct. 31 – 7:30pm – THE MAIN EVENT – The WILD RUMPUS PARADE & SPECTACLE!!! – You parade in your home, in your yard, in your neighborhood, in Nature!  Open your heart and feel it… We will be apart in distance, but together in the Spirit of Rumpus!

Sat. Oct. 31 and beyond – ongoing – SHOW US YOUR RUMPUS!!  The COLLECTIVE Rumpus experience continues online via Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube.  Post your photos, videos, and go live using #wildrumpusparade

Be a part of the Wild Rumpus Halloween Holiday “TV Special”!

Do you have a wacky Rumpus idea?  Video it!  Just scream “Happy Rumpus!!” to everyone, or film yourself doing your own creative Wild Rumpus greeting, and we’ll include it on 2020’s Wild Rumpus Holiday Special (which airs online on Halloween 10/31!!)

EASY – CLICK HERE to submit your video


Initial Goal: $1,000.

Wild Rumpus Parade & Spectacle 2020, titled “MAGICAL”  and planned for Oct. 31 in Athens, GA, is raising money this year for Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, specifically for their amazing Food2Kids program in Athens.

With the mounting crisis of school closures right now- and the immediate needs of kids who depend on school for breakfast and lunches- we are beginning our fundraising campaign right away to support the efforts of Food2Kids.   They are committed to maintaining their regimen of weekend meals for the 500 kids in Athens-Clarke County currently served, with NO LAPSE in coverage!!

(See Food2Kids volunteers at work)


$275 feeds one child for an entire year

Food2Kids total yearly budget: $135,000.  Because the need is immediate, Wild Rumpus will donate 80% of all incoming funds to Food2Kids, with 20% going to WR 2020 startup income.  Let’s see how many kids we can feed-

Help smash our initial goal of funding 10 kids: If we can generate $3,437.50, we will do it!  Many more than 500 kids in ACC are in need… If we are successful, Food2Kids can ramp up to meet this need.  Please sign up to sponsor Wild Rumpus 2020, and Food2Kids through Food Bank of Northeast Georgia!!

Letter from Food Bank Director Chuck Toney regarding COVID-19 

If you are in need, or wish to volunteer for Food2Kids, call the Food Bank at (706) 354-8191 or visit their website.

Wild Rumpus gofundme!

Wild Rumpus Swag - Rumpus All Year Long With These Great Gifts

Tshirts, Posters, Tote Bags and more!

Awesome Gift Ideas for your holiday monsters!!!

Collect all of the Wild Rumpus T-shirts from previous years, and be the first to wear the newest designs!

Click HERE or the Shop link in the top menu to see all items available!

TWELVE YEARS of Wild Rumpus - Previous Themes, inspired by the signs of the Zodiac!

Click “Donate” to Support Wild Rumpus and 2020 Non-Profit Partner, Athens Food2Kids, part of Food Bank of Northeast Georgia!

2019 Sponsors of The Wild Rumpus include these fabulous folks: