General Info

Gotj 2015 map

Below you will find all the important information pertaining to this year’s 16th annual Gathering of the Juggalos (GOTJ) 2015. 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 [email protected]

Legend Valley

Legend Valley is a 120 acre, privately owned and fenced-in outdoor music venue located at 7585 Kindle Road, Thornville Ohio 43076. It is operated by a Juggalo friendly family that has hosted the Gatherings last year and who have an understanding and respect for the Juggalo family. There is enough camping space at this venue to allow all attendees to camp directly on the grounds for a truly 24 hour experience.

GOTJ Ticket

You may purchase GOTJ tickets at the front gate of Legend Valley starting on 22 Jul 2015 at 7 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 2015 (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 Legend Valley, at which point you will be given a GOTJ program, a special GOTJ metal amulet and a GOTJ wristband at no additional charge.

 

The GOTJ wristband is not to be removed at any time and is your official pass into and out of Legend Valley (you may come and go as you please). It is good for the entire duration of the GOTJ starting Wednesday July 22nd (at 7am) until Sunday July 26th (at 1pm). Anyone found inside the venue without a GOTJ wristband will be immediately escorted off the property. If you should lose your GOTJ wristband, you should report immediately to the box office This wristband grants you access to all the concerts, wrestling events, comedian shows, parties, sideshows, competitions, seminars, autograph signings and much more at no additional expense to you.

 

You may purchase GOTJ tickets from this website up until 14 July 2015. Tickets ordered online after this date will have to be picked up at Will Call located by the front gate of Legend Valley (make sure to print out your confirmation email to bring with you along with a photo ID).

Car Pass

No vehicles are allowed inside Legend Valley 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 Legend Valley. You will then be presented a sticker which will be placed on the drivers side windshield and should not to be removed at any time. It is good for the entire duration of the GOTJ starting Wednesday July 22nd (at 7 a.m.) until Sunday July 26th (at 1 p.m.).

 

You may purchase Car Passes at the front gate of Legend Valley starting on 22 Jul 2015 at 7 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 2015 (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 up until 14 July 2015. Car Passes ordered online after this date will have to be picked up at Will Call located by the front gate of Legend Valley (make sure to print out your confirmation email to bring with you along with a photo ID).

RV / Trailer Pass

No RVs, campers or vehicles towing trailers are allowed inside Legend Valley unless you first purchase a 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 Legend Valley. You will then be presented a sticker which will be placed on the drivers side windshield and should not to be removed at any time. It is good for the entire duration of the GOTJ starting Wednesday July 22nd (at 7 a.m.) until Sunday July 26th (at 1 p.m.).

 

You may purchase RV / Trailer Passes at the front gate of Legend Valley starting on 22 Jul 2015 at 7 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 2015 (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 2015. RV / Trailer Passes ordered online after this date will have to be picked up at Will Call located by the front gate of Legend Valley (make sure to print out your confirmation email to bring with you along with a photo ID).

Big Balla Campsite (20 & 30 amp)

With the purchase of a Big Balla Campsite (20 & 30 amp) you are endowed with a super pimp 25’ x 50’ site (approx.) with some useful features. These sites are located in the heart of Legend Valley 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 Legend Valley. You will then be presented a sticker which will be placed on the drivers side windshield and should not to be removed at any time. It is good for the entire duration of the GOTJ starting Wednesday July 22nd (at 7am) until Sunday July 26th (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 2015 (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 2015. Big Balla Campsites ordered online after this date will have to be picked up at Will Call located by the front gate of Legend Valley (make sure to print out your confirmation email to bring with you along with a photo ID).

 

This pass also allows you and up to five other people to enter the gathering grounds one day early starting on July 21st 2015 at 6pm. Keep in mind that everyone getting in early must also have a GOTJ ticket to enter and you will be required to remain in the Big Baller campsite area until the official start of the Gathering on July 22nd at 7am.

Psychopathic All Star Experience

This highly valued pass allows one person access to the Psychopathic All Star Experience which includes the following benefits which will take place on 22 July 2015 (Wednesday) from 6 – 7:30 pm:

 

  • Meet and greet with all the Psychopathic artists (ABK, AMB, Big Hoodoo, Boondox, DJ Clay, ICP and Jumpsteady) in the backstage area of the Big Top stage for all autograph and photo opportunities all in one setting.
  • All you can eat buffet
  • Gift bag containing the following limited edition collectors’ items: VIP laminated pass; Ninjas in Action metal amulet (looks like the Hatchetman in a ninja suit), and a Dark Carnival 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 2015 (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.

 

Once you arrive on the Gathering Grounds with your ticket you will be able to pick up all the items listed above at the Box Office. You will need to do this before you head backstage so that the box office can process your ticket. You will then be instructed to gather on the right side of the stage at 5:45pm on 22 July 2015 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.

 

You may purchase the Psychopathic All-Star Experience from this website only up until 14 July 2015. Psychopathic All-Star Experience tickets ordered online after this date will have to be picked up at Will Call located by the front gate of Legend Valley (make sure to print out your confirmation email to bring with you along with a photo ID).

Parking

There is a 15 acre field located near the front entrance to Legend Valley where you may park your vehicle for free.  Keep in mind there is no camping allowd in the parking area.

Camping

Once you enter Legend Valley with your GOTJ ticket you are free to camp in any of the designated camping areas on a first come first serve bases. These locations will be clearly marked on the GOTJ map of Legend Valley, 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. 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 (26 Jul 2015) is the official tear down day when everyone will be expected to be cleared out of Legend Valley 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.
  • 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 keep everyone safe and to ensure a good time for all. We ask that everyone respect the property of Legend Valley. The people who have allowed us into their homes are good people who have not only opened their arms to us but have also proven to have a complete understanding and a respect for our family. We ask that you treat everything on the grounds with respect to show proper respect to them. We also ask everyone to not show up early to the Gathering. This has caused us problems in the past and we ask that everyone take this into serious consideration 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.
  • 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 illegal fireworks
  • No spray paint.
  • No outside firewood (Legend Valley will be selling firewood if needed).
  • No littering, especially at the campsites.
  • No golf carts or four wheelers.

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 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.

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 place to seek out merchandise from all other artists performing on the Big Top and Carousal Stages as well as a variety of other vendors. You may also by 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 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.

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 portable shower trailers will be located iby the main stage. Some will be designated for females and the others for males.

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 to ensure everyone is acting in a safe and non-destructive manner while at the Gathering.