Thursday: Noon–3pm / Seminar Tent
If art is your forte, then this is the contest for you! Simply bring 1 to 3 visual works of art (sculpting, painting, computer graphics, photography, etc.) to set up alongside your fellow artists in a massive art gallery, proudly displaying the wild creativity and talent of our Juggalo family. A panel of judges will then rate each exhibit on technical skill, originality, and inspiration to determine who the top three winners are, which will be announced at 3pm. Even if you don’t enter, make sure stop by to peep out all the mad fresh artwork on display! Prizes: First Place—GOTJ Gold Plaque and $100 gift certificate; Second Place—$100 gift certificate; and Third Place—$50 gift certificate. Those wishing to compete should drop off their artwork between noon and 1pm and then pick them back up between 3 and 3:30pm. Display shelves and tables will be provided, but feel free to bring your own easels.
Beach Volleyball Matches
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: Noon–6pm / Balla Beach
This team game is about corporation, endurance, skill, getting sand in your ass crack, and the ability to control the ball. With these matches taking place right on Balla Beach, the cool crystal waters of Loon Lake will be on hand to keep you cool during your match. If you wanna win, you have to be prepared to dig deep in the sand and rise high in the air in an attempt to put your opposition to rest with point-scoring bumps. A referee will be on hand to keep track of the score and call the game, with each member of the winning team walking away with a limited editon GOTJ gold colored amulet.
Friday: 3pm–4pm / Red Moon Stage
One of the greatest things about the Gathering is that you can express yourself any way you want to via any manner of dress. Got a dope Riddle Box costume you made? Maybe you’re a giant, walking bottle of Moon Mist Juggalo Juice? Or maybe you have a costume of a giant wang with a loop piercing. We don’t know and we don’t care, bitches! But we DO want you to enter the official Gathering 18 Costume Contest if you got a sweet ass hookup that’s worth parading around on a stage. Prizes: First Place—GOTJ Gold Plaque and $100 gift certificate; Second Place—$100 gift certificate; and Third Place—$50 gift certificate. Those wishing to compete should show up at least 15 minutes before the contest begins with a costume. A private dressing area will be provided.
Faygo Launching Contest
Friday: 1pm–2pm / Red Moon Stage
Turning a simple 2-liter of Faygo into a flying bottle rocket of artificial color and flavor is an art form that Violent J and Shaggy have mastered for years. The question is...Can YOU fire a 2-liter with the same power and precision? Well, you get two attempts to launch a bottle of Faygo from the stage as far as you possibly can, using whatever secret technique you know, from the Five Finger Moon Mist Jab, to the Shake-n-Grape Booster Thumb Trick, to the legendary Rock & Rye Carbonation Colossal Shot Put. Whoever launches the bottle of Faygo the farthest will be crowned King of Faygo for the remainder of Gathering 18! Shake it up, muthafacko!
Prize: Furthest distance—$200 gift certificate. Those wishing to compete should show up at least 15 minutes before the contest begins (100 competitors max).
Flow Master Rap Battle
Friday: 2pm–4pm & Saturday: 2pm–4pm (Finals) / Chaos Stage
So you think you can rap? Actually, that’s a lame ass question, cause you probably wouldn’t be reading this right now if you didn’t. Well, now it’s time to separate the wannabes from the MCs who actually have dope rhyme skillz. Grab the mic and freestyle for the crowd for 60 seconds (music will be provided) and see if you got the skillz to pay the billz without choking and takin’ a spill. The judges (who will take audience response into consideration) will whittle the contestants down to 8 finalists, who will then face off with one another in true rap battle elimination-style lyrical combat...until one MC reigns supreme as the true Flow Master! Final Round Prizes:
First Place—GOTJ Gold Plaque and $300 in cash; Second Place—$100 gift certificate; and Third Place—$50 gift certificate. Those wishing to compete should show up at least 15 minutes before the contest begins.
Into the Echoside Tournament
Thursday: Noon–4pm / Autograph Tent
As the legions of the Nethervoid prepare to cross through a portal into the mortal realm, a small band of warriors attempts to gather an army to delve deep into the Nethervoid to strike a definitive blow against the ancient evil that resides in the heart of its cold, dark depths. This tournament will prove once and for all who will win the favor of the Dark Carnival, thus proving they are the chosen one to oppose such an otherworldly threat.
Prize: First Place Only—Into the Echoside Plaque and a set of 12 holographic Epic cards. Those wishing to play should show up at least 15 minutes before the tournament begins (80 players max), and players do not need to know how to play to compete.
Juggalo Catch 21 Trivia Game Show
Wednesday Night & Thursday Night: 1:30am–4am, & Friday Night: 3am–4am / Seminar Tent
This off-the-chain trivia game show run multiple times each night (stop by anytime) will test the entire span of your Juggalo knowledge. Each round, a multiple-choice trivia question will be asked of three contestants, with the first to buzz in and answer winning the points. Then a giant playing card is drawn, which contestants can then add to their hand to try to get to 21, or add to an opponent’s hand to try to bust them! Whoever is still standing in the end wins!
First place only: Limited Edition gold colored GOTJ Amulet and a chance to win up to a $50 gift certificate in the bonus round.
Juggalos Against Sanity Tournament
Friday Night: 11:30pm–3am / Autograph Tent
The brand-fuckin’-new release from Dark Carnival Games, Juggalos Against Sanity, just may be the most offensive, irreverent party card game ever written! Completely created BY Juggalos, FOR Juggalos! And with the brand new JAS Terrible Expansion debuting right here at GOTJ 18? Things are about to get even crazier! This Juggalos Against Sanity tournament will put your witticisms, jokes, puns, and just plain bad taste to the ultimate test as you try to out-offend your fellow competitors. Join the fun in the craziest card game in the known universe and beyond!
Prize: First Place Only—Juggalos Against Sanity Plaque and a set 10 JAS promo cards. Those wishing to play should show up at least 15 minutes before the tournament begins (80 players max), and players do not need to know how to play to compete.
Juggalos Don’t Dance Contest
Thursday: 1pm–2pm / Red Moon Stage
Hosted by the super sexy and talented all-female dance crew The Monster Dolls, get ready to show off your dance skills in this very controversial contest, because it’s well known that Juggalos don’t dance! But don’t worry about that, because this contest is all about entertaining the judges with your skillful, silly, or embarrassing dance moves, because as everyone knows the worst dancers are often the most entertaining to watch. Everyone will be given 45 seconds to a minute to school it. The DJ can play whatever song you request or bring your own music on CD or portable device.
Prizes: First Place Only—$100 gift certificate and any Gathering banner of your choice! (Yes, it’s true, you can pick any one of the dozens of Gathering banners hanging throughout the grounds and it will be yours to take home on Sunday.) Those wishing to compete should show up at least 15 minutes before the contest begins.
Killer Clown Academy
Saturday: 1pm–2pm / Red Moon Stage
Every Juggalo has pondered what it’s like to be onstage with the Insane Clown Posse, not just during Faygo Armageddon, but actually being a part of the greatest spectacle on Earth! Enter the Killer Clown Academy and you just may have a chance to find out. You will be put through a gauntlet of grueling tests that will challenge you both physically and mentally to see if you have the stamina, speed, and moxie to be a part of an ICP show!
The final top 3 winners of this contest will go on to perform during ICP’s grand finale Gathering set on Saturday night as an onstage wicked clown! Those wishing to compete should show up 15 min before the contest begins.
Friday Night: 1:30am–2:30am / Seminar Tent
Time to paw through that panty drawer and pull out your most provocative lingerie...and then strut your sexy Lette self across the stage in the annual Gathering of the Juggalos Lingerie Contest! Whether you’re a Vicky’s Secret woman, a Frederick’s gal, or you sew your own lingerie, the appreciative crowd wants to see you in your skimpiest undies. So slide on those stockings, snap those garters, or tighten up that corset and work it!
Prizes: First Place—$300 in cash; Second Place—$100 gift certificate; and Third Place—$50 gift certificate. Those wishing to compete should show up at least 15 minutes before the contest begins with lingerie or other sexy attire. A private dressing room will be provided.
Miss Juggalette Pageant
Saturday: 5pm–6pm / Red Moon Stage
Forget that cheesy pageant shit you see on TV. If you wanna be crowned Miss Juggalette, you have to have more than beauty, brains, and talent. You also have to have that special take-no-shit attitude that every true Juggalette possesses. Are you a down ass Lette who truly represents what the Juggalo family is all about? Then enter the Miss Juggalette Pageant to be honored as the queen you are! There are three rounds to this intense competition. #1: Personality—show off your charisma and brain power by answering a question. #2: Talent—whether it’s singing, juggling, jump roping, or doing the zombie slide, show the crowd what skills you got. #3: Swimsuit round—whether you’re in a thong bikini or scuba gear, you gotta put the airbrushed hoes in Sports Illustrated to shame. Judges will tally the scores from all rounds (taking crowd reaction into heavy consideration) and the Lette with the highest score will be hailed as Miss Juggalette 2017!
Prizes: First Place—GOTJ Gold Plaque, $300 in cash, and a backstage pass; Second Place—$100 gift certificate; and Third Place—$50 gift certificate. Those wishing to compete should show up at least 15 minutes before the contest begins and bring their own swimsuit (or comparable attire) with them. A private dressing area will be provided, as well as any music needed for the talent round.
Quest for Shangri-La Tournament
Wednesday Night: 11:30pm–3am / Autograph Tent
Here is where tactics collide with mercilessness as players first navigate through the evil streets of Detroit, plunge into the cold darkness of the Nethervoid, fight their way through the all-powerful Dark Carnival, and finally cross the bridge into the wondrous Shangri-La. Will you be able to overcome whatever horror awaits you in the end?
Prize: First Place Only—Quest for Shangri-La Plaque and a set of 10 holographic Ending cards. Those wishing to play should show up at least 15 minutes before the tournament begins (24 players max), and players do not need to know how to play to compete.
Saturday: Noon–1pm / Seminar Tent
From the lost cities of ancient Egypt to the tea houses of Japan, around the globe to the indigenous tribes of Hookajava and back again, the art of tattooing and body adornment is seemingly as old as humankind itself. Juggalo culture pays homage to this grand tradition as the Family gathers to show off the best of the best! Got some sick ink on your flesh? Then come on down to the tattoo contest and bare your masterpiece for all to see! Are you a living work of art? Then step on up and compete!
Prizes: First Place—GOTJ Gold Plaque and $100 gift certificate; Second Place—$100 gift certificate; and Third Place—$50 gift certificate.
Texas Hold’em Bounty Tournament
Thursday Night: 11:30pm–3am / Autograph Tent
Call, raise, and bluff your way to victory, or fold like you work in a laundromat. The choices are yours to make and yours alone, because it’s you against a deep field of some of the most talented poker players the Juggalo world has to offer. Can you read the tells, handle the pressure, and remain stoic while you hold pocket queens as the third lady appears on the turn? We shall see, my friend. Indeed, we shall see.
Prizes: First Place—Texas Holdem Plaque and a custom-made case of 300 Hatchetman poker chips; Second Place—$100 gift certificate; Third Place—$50 gift certificate; Bounty Prize—$50 gift certificate. Those wishing to compete should show up at least 15 minutes before the tournament begins (80 players max) and must know how to play the game and deal.