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 - Schedule Below

NOW through Sat Oct. 31 – Wild Rumpus Virtual Art Show hosted by tinyATH Gallery!! Visit this link to see 100+ works from all wild walks of Athens creativity!!  Proceeds from all sales benefit the Wild Rumpus and charity, Food2Kids Athens.. and of course the artists!!
Mon Oct. 26 through Sat Oct. 31 – Wild Rumpus Fundraiser Online Auction!!!  (click here for auction site) Items from REM, Baxendale Guitar, and more!!!  Bidding starts Monday, Oct. 26!!!

Sat. Oct. 31 – 5:00pm and 7:00 pm – The RUMPUS SHOW!!! (TWO SHOWINGS at 5 AND 7pm!)  The RUMPUS SHOW is a 30-minute Halloween Holiday Special with Timi Conley as your host, and special musical guests CINDY WILSON, PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY, CAULFIELD, WONDERLAND RANGERS, The infamous HIGH FALOOTIN’ SCALLYWAGS BRIGADE, and many more with tons of other fun, and Halloween tricks and treats!!  The online Rumpus channel streams from this page (see below for embedded link!) and on facebook and youtube.

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!  ***SHOW US YOUR RUMPUS!!  The COLLECTIVE Rumpus experience continues online via Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube.  Post your photos, videos, and go live using #wildrumpusparade

Sat. Oct. 31, 8pm – GROUP HOWL at the FULL MOON – Go outside and do it!!
Sat. Oct. 31, 8pm – 11pm – Return to the online Rumpus channel for the DJ Livestream from Diamond Partner THE CLASSIC CENTER ft. The BOOTY BOYZ and DJ Starchild w/ special guest SHVKTi

The WILD RUMPUS Channel is here!

Tune into this channel for two showings of The Rumpus Show at 5pm and 7pm on Sat. Oct. 31, followed by the DJ Livestream from 8pm to 11pm bringing the Wild Rumpus party into your home!!

Be a part of the Wild Rumpus Virtual Art Show “M A G I C A L”

This show is open to all ages, and all works will be shown and sold online!!

The Call for Artists is open through October 1st. High-res photos of completed artworks, along with artist information, must be accepted through this form

CLICK HERE or the full Call for Artists!


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: