About

What is HMHF?

Welcome to Maryland’s newest furry convention, Harvest Moon Howl Fest!

Our home and venue is the delightful Camp Ramblewood which is located in Darlington, MD. We invite you to join us and celebrate amongst the woods, cabins, and campfires! 

Attendee Info

Harvest Moon Howl Fest is hosted at Camp Ramblewood at 2564 Silver Road, Darlington, Maryland, USA. 

Gate Times are as Follows:
11am-11pm Thursday, October 19th
10am-11pm Friday, October 20th
10am-11pm Saturday, October 21st
10am-6pm Sunday, October 22nd

There are NO arrivals on Monday, October 23rd – this is a clean up day only. 

Note: Proper identification is required upon entry, registration and badge pickup. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. We will provide minor attendance consent forms closer to the event dates, so please keep this in mind when registering! 

Camping is permitted for all patrons and IS included in your ticket price. Camping is not permitted in the parking lot. Driving to your camp site is prohibited.

Parking is $40 per vehicle, one time fee payable in cash, upon arrival. Re-entry is free for the same vehicle during the festival.

Attendees are welcome to bring a fire pit to burn firewood. Wood cannot be burned outside of a pit, no fire or ash may touch the ground at any point. Grills are allowed, provided these are used properly and no fire or ash touch the ground.

Outside firewood is not allowed – please do not bring firewood from outside the campground as this is a hazard to plants, insects and animals indigenous to the land. 

Medical Tent
A medical tent will be staffed throughout the event. If you need assistance or know someone who does you can go there or notify a member of security who can radio for help.

Security Search
Per Camp Ramblewood Policy, all vehicles and attendees must go through a search at the gate, which may include an examination of your vehicle, and your items. All narcotics laws will be strictly enforced, and we reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who may create a liability. 

Any items that are confiscated by Camp Ramblewood will not be returned, so please plan accordingly. 

The use or possession of any illegal drugs will not be tolerated anywhere inside or outside the venue. Do not bring any illegal substances to the event as violators may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Alcohol Policy
You will be permitted to bring your own alcohol into the event. Attendees must be over the age of 21 to bring and consume alcohol. Failure to abide by this policy will result in removal from the festival. No exceptions.

Harvest Moon Howl Fest will feature public restrooms with available showers, sinks and toilet stalls. In addition, cabins will have more private restrooms that are only shared between a few cabins. 

Only dogs and miniature horses qualify as service animals under Federal Law. Emotional support animals are not service animals. 

Service animals in training are considered service animals under State Law, and are allowed at the Festival. 

In order to be considered a service animal, the animal must be partnered with an individual with a disability, and be trained to perform specific, task-trained work to mitigate that disability. Task work is not optional. If the animal cannot perform that task, it is not considered a service animal. 

Policies

Harvest Moon Howl Fest will follow all Maryland state regulations for mass gatherings. We will not require COVID tests unless there is a mandate from the state. The festival will also operate at a capacity that allows for social distancing, and extra cleaning measures will be in place for high traffic and/or high contact areas.

Please be ready to provide proof of vaccination.

YES FIRE PITS & GRILLS (PROPANE GRILLS ARE OKAY)

YES UNOPENED WATER, JUICE, SODAS, OR GATORADE

YES FOOD AND COOLERS

YES GLOW STICKS OR GLOWING/ILLUMINATED COSTUMES OR JEWELRY

YES PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION (MUST BE REGISTERED IN YOUR NAME)

YES CAMELBACKS (EMPTY UPON ENTRY).

YES HULA HOOPS AND INFLATABLES

YES HANDHELD CAMERA DEVICES (E.G., SONY ACTION CAM, GOPRO.)

YES E-CIGS AND VAPES

YES ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE FIRE BRICKS

NO ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES, DRUGS OR DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

NO PETS

NO LASER POINTERS

NO GLASS

NO WATER GUNS

NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND (INCLUDES POCKET KNIVES, PEPPER SPRAY, FIREWORKS, ETC.)

NO ITEMS THAT COULD CONSTITUTE AS A WEAPON (SHARP OBJECTS, ETC)

NO FIREWOOD FROM OUTSIDE THE PREMISES (FIRE BRICKS ARE OKAY, FIREWOOD IS AVAILABLE FROM THE CAMPGROUND)

You are responsible for your own trash. Please bring garbage bags with you to handle your own trash, and take it with you at the end of the Festival. We do not provide trash services at HMHF, so please do your part to ensure our venue remains clean and tidy. 

We kindly ask that all attendees of the Festival refrain from vandalizing the property. We are guests at this wonderful woodland campground, so please, no placing stickers on the grounds, trees, buildings and structures, no spray painting, etc. We want to return here year, after year! 

ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID FOR ENTRY

Any U.S. government issues driver’s license or identification card provided that it contains a photograph, name and date of birth. A U.S. or foreign government issued passport containing a photograph and date of birth.

UNACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID FOR ENTRY

School identification. Consular identification. Birth certificates. Xerox copies of any identification. Social security cards.