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General Info

General Info

Below you will find all of the important information pertaining to this year’s 17th annual Gathering of the Juggalos (GOTJ) 2017. This section does not cover any of the entertainment that will be available at the Gathering. If you have any questions, please send an email to gatheringofthejuggalos@outlook.com.

Location

 

GOTJ Ticket

You may purchase GOTJ tickets at the front gate of THE VENUE starting on 26 Jul 2017 at 6 a.m. with cash or credit card. In order to purchase a GOTJ ticket online, you will need to click on the Ticket button found on this website. Online purchases can be made with either a credit card or through PayPal. Once purchased, you will receive a confirmation email, and then a physical GOTJ ticket will be mailed out to you starting on 1 June 2017 (please allow a few days for shipping). Tickets ordered after June 1st will be shipped as soon as they are placed. The GOTJ ticket will have a special bar code to be scanned once you arrive at the front gate of THE VENUE, at which point you will be given a GOTJ program, a special GOTJ metal amulet and a GOTJ wristband at no additional charge, for entry.

The GOTJ wristband is not to be removed at any time and is your official pass into and out of THE VENUE (you may come and go as you please). It is good for the entire duration of the GOTJ starting Wednesday July 26th (at 7am) until Sunday July 30th (at 1pm). Anyone found inside the venue without a GOTJ wristband will be immediately escorted off of the property. If you should lose your GOTJ wristband, you should report immediately to the Ticket Office. This wristband grants you access to all concerts, wrestling events, comedian shows, parties, sideshows, competitions, carnival rides, seminars, autograph signings, and much more, at no additional expense to you.

You may purchase GOTJ tickets from this website up until 14 July 2017. Tickets will not be available for purchase online after this date, but will be available for purchase at the front gate of THE VENUE during the event (no one will be turned away).

Car Pass

No vehicles are allowed inside THE VENUE unless you first purchase a Car Pass. These passes allow you to park your vehicle at your campsite and once there it must remain until the Gathering ends. Car Passes apply to vehicles ranging in size from motorcycles to full-size vans that are not towing trailers. A Car Pass will have a special bar code to be scanned once you arrive at the front gate of THE VENUE. You will then be presented a sticker, which will be placed on the driver’s side windshield, and should not to be removed at any time. It is good for the entire duration of the GOTJ starting Wednesday July 26th (at 7 a.m.) until Sunday July 30th (at 1 p.m.).

You may purchase Car Passes at the front gate of THE VENUE starting on 26 Jul 2017 at 6 a.m. with cash or credit card (unless they have sold out). In order to purchase a Car Pass online you will need to click on the Ticket button found on this website. Online purchases can be made with either a credit card or through PayPal. Once purchased you will receive a confirmation email and then a Car Pass will be mailed out to you starting on 1 June 2017 (please allow a few days for shipping). Car Passes ordered after June 1st will be shipped as soon as they are placed.

You may purchase Car Passes from this website until 14 July 2017. Car Passes will not be available for purchase online after this date but will be available for purchase at the front gate of THE VENUE during the event.

RV / Trailer Pass

No RVs, campers, or vehicles, towing trailers are allowed inside THE VENUE unless you first purchase an RV / Trailer Pass. These Passes allow you to park your vehicle at your campsite and once there it must remain until the Gathering ends. RV / Trailer Passes apply to any vehicle bigger than a full sized van (no 18 wheelers) or any vehicle towing a trailer. This pass covers whatever is being towed, plus the towing vehicle. An RV / Trailer Pass will have a special bar code to be scanned once you arrive at the front gate of THE VENUE. You will then be presented a sticker which will be placed on the driver’s side windshield, and should not to be removed at any time. It is good for the entire duration of the GOTJ starting Wednesday July 26th (at 7 a.m.) until Sunday July 30th (at 1 p.m.).

You may purchase RV / Trailer Passes at the front gate of THE VENUE starting on 26 Jul 2017 at 6 a.m. with cash or credit card (unless they have sold out). In order to purchase a RV /Trailer Pass online you will need to click on the Ticket button found on this website. Online purchases can be made with either a credit card or through PayPal. Once purchased you will receive a confirmation email and then an RV / Trailer Pass will be mailed out to you starting on 1 June 2017 (please allow a few days for shipping). RV / Trailer Passes ordered after June 1st will be shipped as soon as they are placed.

You may purchase RV / Trailer Passes from this website up until 14 July 2017. RV / Trailer Passes will not be available for purchase online after this date but will be available for purchase at the front gate of THE VENUE during the event.

Big Balla Campsite (20 & 30 amp)

With the purchase of a Big Balla Campsite (20 & 30 amp) you are endowed with a super pimp 20’ x 50’ site (approx.) with some useful features. These sites are located in the heart of THE VENUE and are close to the Big Top Stage. These sites have individual electricity outlets featuring one 20 & 30 amp outlet for RV hookups. There is no running water being supplied directly to these sites.

You may park one vehicle of RV size (no 18 wheelers) or smaller at your site where it must stay until the Gathering ends. Any additional vehicles parked on your site will require their own Car or RV/Trailer pass, and must fit in your designated area. Keep in mind that you may also put multiple tents on your site as long as they also fit in your designated area. Big Balla Campsites are not numbered and will be on a first come first serve bases. A Big Balla Campsite Pass will have a special bar code to be scanned once you arrive at the front gate of THE VENUE. You will then be presented a sticker which will be placed on the driver’s side windshield, and should not to be removed at any time. It is good for the entire duration of the GOTJ starting Wednesday July 26th (at 7am) until Sunday July 30th (at 1 p.m.).

You may only purchase Big Balla Campsites online by clicking on the Ticket button found on this website. Online purchases can be made with either a credit card or through PayPal. Once purchased you will receive a confirmation email and then a Big Balla Campsite pass will be mailed out to you starting on 1 June 2017 (please allow a few days for shipping). Big Balla Campsite Passes ordered after June 1st will be shipped as soon as they are placed.

You may purchase Big Balla Campsites from this website up until 14 July 2017. Big Balla Campsites will not be available after this time.

This Big Balla Campsite pass also allows you, and up to five other Juggalos to enter the gathering grounds one day early starting on 25 July 2017 at 6pm. Keep in mind that everyone getting in early must also have a GOTJ ticket to enter and will be required to remain in the Big Baller campsite area until the official start of the Gathering on July 26th at 7am. You will also be allowed to bring in up to 2 additional vehicles (besides the one with the Big Balla Campsite pass) as long as they have the appropriate vehicle pass, fit within your Big Balla Campsite area, and everyone driving in, are your designated people to get in early who also have a GOTJ ticket.

Psychopathic All Star Experience

This highly valued pass allows one Juggalo access to the Psychopathic All Star Experience, which includes the following benefits that will take place on 26 July 2017 (Wednesday) from 6 – 7:30 pm:

  • Meet and greet with all of the Psychopathic artists and employees (ABK, Big Hoodoo, DJ Clay, Lyte, ICP,  Rude Boy, Kevin Gill, Natalie the Ring Girl, Billy Bill, J Webb,Mean Dean, Jumpsteady as well as a bunch of other ninjas) in the backstage area of the Big Top stage for autograph and photo opportunities all in one setting.
  • All you can eat buffet
  • Gift bag containing the following limited edition collectors’ items: GOTJ 17 VIP laminated pass, Into the Echoside Skull Logo Amulet (full color dope looking skull with a hatchetman on its forehead), and a Wizard of the Hood logo flag.
  • The opportunity to stand on the side of the stage to watch the first artist of the gathering perform.
  • The privilege of returning on Saturday night of the Gathering to be able to participate in the largest Faygo Armageddon ever seen during the climax of ICP’s set on the Big Top Stage!

You may only purchase the Psychopathic All-Star Experience online by clicking on the Ticket button found on this website. Online purchases can be made with either a credit card or through PayPal. Once purchased you will receive a confirmation email and then a Psychopathic All-Star Experience ticket will be mailed out to you starting on 1 June 2017 (please allow a few days for shipping). Psychopathic All-Star Experience tickets ordered after June 1st will be shipped as soon as they are placed.

You may purchase Psychopathic All-Star Experience tickets from this website up until 14 July 2017. Psychopathic All-Star Experience tickets will not be available after this time.

Once you arrive on the Gathering Grounds with your ticket you will be able to pick up all of the items listed above at the Ticket Office. You will need to do this before you head backstage so that the Ticket Office can process your ticket. You will then be instructed to gather on the right side of the Big Top stage at 5:45pm on 26 July 2017 where you will then be escorted back stage. Keep in mind that you will still need to purchase a GOTJ ticket in order to get into the grounds.

Parking

There is a 15 acre field located near the front entrance to THE VENUE where you may park your vehicle for free.  Keep in mind there is no camping allowed in the parking area! Due to fire codes, any campsites set up in the parking lot will be moved (go to the Info Tent for help locating your stuff if this happens to you).

Camping

Once you enter THE VENUE with your GOTJ ticket you are free to camp in any of the designated camping areas on a first come first serve basis. These locations will be clearly marked on the GOTJ map of THE VENUE, which will be available in the GOTJ program, and on this website at a later date. Keep in mind that the Gathering staff reserve the right to move any tent, vehicle, or campfire, to handle disputes. Or, if they are located on a road, or an unofficial camping area (such as the parking lot). There are some key rules that everyone must follow when camping:

  • All tents and vehicles must be 15 feet from any other tent, vehicle, or campfire in all directions.
  • Do not camp in-between any row of metal poles, as these mark fire lanes that must remain open.
  • Make sure to safely contain, maintain, and extinguish all campfires.
  • All vehicles at a campsite must have the appropriate vehicle sticker pass placed on the driver's side front windshield at all times.
  • Please be respectful of your adjacent neighbors, especially when it comes to excessive noise at night.
Tear Down

After the four full days of flavor it will be time to head out. Sunday (24 Jul 2017) is the official tear down day when everyone will be expected to be cleared out of THE VENUE and the parking lot by 1 p.m.

Good Advice

The following are some good tips on how to stay prepared as you venture forth into the GOTJ experience:

  • Bring plenty of food to last you the entire time.
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Wear hats and light colored clothing while staying in the shade to stay cool.
  • Bring warm clothing for nighttime (it can get chilly depending on the weather).
  • Sunscreen is always a good idea even on an overcast day.
  • When camping, make sure to bring the right supplies (tent, sleeping bag, rain gear, flashlight, bug spray, toiletries, towels, folding chair etc.)
  • Bring a cell phone or some way to communicate.
  • Avoid any kind of substance abuse…know your limits.
Rules

The following is a list of key rules to help keep everyone safe, and ensure a good time for all. We ask that everyone respect the property of THE VENUE. The people who have allowed us into their home are good people, who have not only opened their arms to us, but have also proven to have a complete understanding and respect for our family. We ask that you treat everything on the grounds with respect to show proper respect to them. We also ask ninjas to refrain from showing up early to the Gathering. This has caused problems in the past, and we ask that everyone honor this request as well as the following other rules:

  • No selling of illegal substances or the breaking of any other laws.
  • No underage or excessive drinking, or substance abuse.
  • No golf carts or four wheelers.
  • Children must be supervised by adults.
  • No vandalism or destruction of property.
  • No cutting of trees, damaging plant life, or hurting wild animals.
  • The speed limit while on the grounds is 5mph.
  • No animals.
  • No weapons, glass, or dangerous objects.
  • No fireworks
  • No spray paint.
  • No outside firewood (THE VENUE will be selling firewood if needed).
  • No littering, especially at the campsites.
  • No selling of food or manufactured merchandise (especially bootlegged merch).
Info Tent

This helpful tent is staffed 24 hours a day by Psychopathic Representatives in order to assist anyone with any questions, concerns, or problems they might have. The people working here are connected via radio to all of the event coordinators, and have the power to either help you directly, or get in contact with those who can. The Info Tent also provides the following other services:

  • Information (including event times) and problem solving capabilities.
  • Maps of the Gathering grounds and spare programs (while they last).
  • Lost and Found – Please drop off any found items here.
  • Display of the main prizes you can win at the various contests.
  • Display of the auction items.
  • A promotional area to leave flyers and CD’s.
  • Volunteer opportunities.
Merchandise Bazaar

This area will feature a kaleidoscope of dope, rare, offensive, and Gathering exclusive merchandise from Psychopathic Records and its entire roster of artists. This will also be the spot to find merchandise from all other artists performing on the Big Top and Carousal Stages, as well as a variety of other vendors. You may also buy additional programs here.

ATMs

There are several ATM's located on the grounds for quick leafy green access.  Users are responsible for all transactions as there will be no refunds.

Convenience Store

This 24 hour store will strive to meet all of your basic needs, by supplying an abundance of useful items. You will find everything from condoms, to disposable cameras, to over-the-counter-medications, and much more.

Food Courts

Several food courts will be located throughout the Gathering grounds serving delicious food and tasty beverages. So make sure to stop by to taste some of the delectable treats such as, Triple Nut Bundt Cakes, Candy Apples, Fried Nipple Nuggets, Anus Danishes, Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches, Itch Sandwiches, Melted Mushroom Caps, Reese’s Feces, Pizza Slices, Poop Scoops, and of course, there will be plenty of Faygo on tap to wash all of the tastiness’ down.

Bottle Fill Stations

There are several fill stations spaced throughout the Gathering grounds where you may get fresh drinking water to fill your containers.

Shower Trailers

These 24 hour shower trailers will be located by the main stage. Some will be designated for females, and the others for males. Occupants are encouraged to wash all body parts as fast and hard as they want to insure cleanliness.

Medical Tent

The Medical Tent will be staffed by trained paramedics 24 hours a day to handle any of your medical needs. There will also be an ambulance on hand to transport anyone with a serious medical emergency quickly and efficiently to a nearby hospital.

Security

Anyone who needs to get a hold of security for any reason can either go to the Security Tent (located by the front entrance) or the Information Tent. Security personnel will be located all throughout the Gathering grounds as well, and will be there to help you if needed. Their purpose is not to restrict people’s fun, but rather ensure everyone is acting in a safe and non-destructive manner while at the Gathering.

 

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