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.

The 13th Annual Wild Rumpus Halloween Celebration is coming in 2021.  All are invited to participate in the Wild Rumpus by dressing in costume and marching!  
Date: Halloween weekend, Friday and Saturday Oct. 29-30, 2021
Location: Athens, GA USA.
We did a great 2020 “Pandemic Edition” Wild Rumpus… We were online with The Rumpus Show (see below!) and the DJ Live Stream on location with Diamond Partner, The Classic Center… as well as SOCIALLY DISTANCED all over the globe wherever Rumpus fans and believers are found.  It was a hoot, a holler, and a howl!  Thank you to all who participated!  
Our hopes as we move into 2021 are that we should be able to resume partying in the street all together next time.  Of course we will monitor the covid and make sure the next Wild Rumpus is safe and fun, as always!  We will know more as we move toward the date, but keep your fingers crossed for all systems go, and we’ll put the word out as things develop!!

Wild Rumpus October 30, 2021 - Athens, GA, USA

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


Tune into this crazy blast of Athens, GA creativity coming atcha! Thank you to our fabulous Sponsors who made this all possible!

Virtual Tip Jar: Support Wild Rumpus and charity, Food2Kids Athens —>

Venmo: @wildrumpus (digits 1753) / Paypal: @wildrumpus1

Virtual Tip Jar: Support Wild Rumpus and charity, Food2Kids Athens —>

Venmo: @wildrumpus (digits 1753) / Paypal: @wildrumpus1

The Fabulous WILD RUMPUS MAGICAL Art Show is Live NOW RIGHT HERE  CLICK to visit some of the coolest art out of Athens GA in 2020


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!

VISIT the Wild Rumpus Mercantile!!!!

ok ok it’s our online shop!!

Selling some great new souvenir merchandise…. Super dope baseball jerseys with 2020 WR Unicorn designs from our friends at RubySue Graphics and Old Guard Graphicsplus all the killer previous year Rumpus designs!!!  Kids sizes through XXL while supplies last…

**Thank you Heirloom Café for providing a safe location for our lil trading post at the Rumpus this year!!

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: