The entire roster of Psychopathic artists as well as other underground stars will be dropping in and out of this tent at various times to sign autographs and take pictures with their Juggalo homies. So come on through to give a dap, take a dap, or get blown back with one of your favorite artists and share a few words with those you have always wanted to meet but may have never had the chance to. Check the timeline to find out when your favorite artists will be stopping by.
Balla Beach Bonfire
Smoke rises like mist above the expanse of a black lake that lays still with an eerie calm. Diamond stars shine brightly overhead, reflected with the silhouettes of the boughs of great pines. You feel the magic of hot fire warming your skin as a soft breeze lingers, carrying the sounds of music, laughter, and the jubilant shouts of the Juggalo Family. Suddenly, radiant orange and yellow faces manifest before you, shining forth from across the flames. “Sup, ninja! You got a light?” Enter the sacred circle of the Loon Lake Balla Beach Bonfire, where drinks will be shared, smoke will be passed, and Juggalo Family bonds will be formed that will last well beyond the smoke and ash. Warm up by this lakeside beach bonfire and ease your mind as you unwind and recline with homies by your side!
What would a festival be without a selection of carnival rides that tickle—or turn—your tummy? Buckle your seatbelt, hold onto the bar, and be whisked away back to your childhood by the carnival rides of your youth!
Dark Carnival Tarot Readings
The irresistible pull of Dark Carnival magic beckons you forth as you heed the call of the mystic fortune teller. Enter the folds of the otherworldly gypsy tent, a respite from the lights, maddening laughter, and flashes of the circus chaos that ensue all around you. Here you will find a contemplative space, shrouded in incense, occult trinkets, candlelight, dazzling crystal visions, and the ancient art of cartomancy. Do you believe in magic? Then dare to return the steady gaze of the gypsy as her cards reveal the innermost mysteries of thy Juggalo soul.
Extreme Water Slides
One of the most exhilarating things to do at the Gathering grounds this year is to take a plunge on one of the three gigantic waterslides that each end in a ramp at various angles, with each one more ruthless than the next. Come and see if you are brave enough to stand atop the tall tower and launch yourself hurtling down the slide at extreme speeds. Or simply watch from the safety of the beach as you see ninjas catapult into the air as they flip head over heels to finally be power bombed into the water below!
During this auction, you can attempt to auction off whatever rare Juggalo-related merch you have to a crowd of your Juggalo peers. Just bring whatever items you have to the Seminar Tent on Friday starting at 11am (auction starts at noon), where they will be tagged and put on display (the auctioneer will help you come up with a price). The Gathering staff will run the auction but will not take a cut of the sales. Keep in mind that this auction is cash only (in some cases PayPal will be accepted depending on the seller). This auction is also a great time to simply trade items with other collectors.
Movies on the Water: Balla Beach Theater Double Feature--JAWS and Piranha 3D!
Picture yourself floating on an inner tube or a giant inflatable raft in the beautiful waters of Loon Lake with your Juggalo homies, sippin' on something strong. Then, out of nowhere, something brushes your leg. Did you feel that? Meh...it must have been nothing. You chill back and relax. Then again it hits you, harder this time! You rise with a jolt: "What the fuck was that?!" And before you know it, your craft has been capsized, as you meet face to face with the jaws of death. But you a juggalo, so you punch that shark square in the face and start scrappin'. The only question that remains is...Will you survive? Dare to catch the Loon Lake double deep-sea creature feature presentation of Jaws and Piranha 3D, right on the water! Chill back in an inner tube or flotation device as you peep these dope movies with your homies, pimpin' style, relaxing on the cool waters of the lake. Enjoy an extrasensory cinema experience as you witness the horrors on screen and wonder what the fuck lies beneath you in the dark depths! But never to worry--our team of sexy Juggalette lifeguards will be on duty to protect and serve, Baywatch style! Get ready for Jaws like you've never seen it before! Inner tubes will be available but quantities are limited. Ninjas are encouraged to bring their own rafts and inner tubes to witness this unforgettable movie experience! Something's in the water!!!
Take a cruise on Loon Lake in one of these rowboats as you relax in the summer sun and take in the scenic view of the Gathering grounds from an all-new perspective. Just stop by the boating dock of Loon Lake, where attendants will help you get strapped into life vests and equipped with your boat and oars (as long as they remain available) and then send you on your merry way. Please do not bring your own boat.
Come and enjoy a cool refreshing dip at Ballas Beach on Loon Lake located right in the middle of the scenic Gathering grounds. Lifeguards will be on hand to ensure everyone’s safety. There’s even rumors of a small Juggalo island that appears at certain times of the year all the way out in the deep end. It could just be speculation, but then again maybe not.
Wake Zone Water Park*
No boat needed at the Wake Zone, a unique water sports park designed for wakeboarding, waterskiing, kneeboarding, or wakeskating. Whether you are an experienced athlete or it’s your first time strapping into a wakeboard, the Wake Zone is the perfect place for you. The experienced staff will get you on the water in no time. The cable system can pull up to 7 participants at the same time. No appointment needed to wakeboard. Just show up! The overhead cable system runs in a continuous counterclockwise motion, allowing riders to enjoy a nonstop water sports adventure. After a rider falls, it’s just a quick swim to shore and a walk back to the dock, and you’re ready for another go! Check out www.lostlakesamp.com for pricing.*
*Note: the Wake Zone is operated by the venue. Admission isn't included with your Gathering ticket.