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StrangerFest Downtown Raleigh

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311 South Harrington Street

Raleigh, NC 27603

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GET the EARLY BIRD RATE BEFORE SEPT 30TH! $15 for 20 tickets! INCREASES to $20 AFTER SEPT 30TH (More info in the FAQ section)


COMPAREX USA invites you to give back to disaster relief efforts and have fun at our first ever StrangerFest.


Interwoven with a "Stranger Things"/80s theme, there will be local breweries and food vendors (names to come!) catering the festivities, events ranging from a Thriller dance off, two costume contests (best traditional Halloween costume and best Stranger Things/80s costume), tarot card readings, face painting, a Demogorgon DJ (if you don’t know you will), and so much more. The entire area will be turned into the iconic Upside Down from the show, an eerie alter dimension mirroring our own world.


October 28th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Parking lot of 311 S. Harrington St, Raleigh, NC 27603 (beside Humble Pie and behind Boxcar)


This Halloween/"Stranger Things" event will deliver all proceeds and comfort kits received to the American Red Cross. Proceeds from this event will help people affected by disasters like hurricanes and countless other crises; as well as enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

All proceeds from StrangerFest will be donated to the American Red Cross.


  • 5 p.m. – StrangerFest begins – take a step back into the past
  • 6 p.m. – Judging for the traditional Halloween costume contest (all ages welcome)
  • 6:30 p.m. – Winners announced for the traditional Halloween costume contest
  • 7:30 p.m. – Judging for the best “Stranger Things”/80’s costume
  • 8:00 p.m. – Winners announced for the Best “Stranger Things”/80’s costume
  • 9 p.m. – Closing of StrangerFest – you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here


There are several parking options. You can park along the street, the Depot lot, or one of the parking decks in the nearby area (http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/get-around/parking)


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Therea re no age requirements. Everyone is welcome - however, we will be checking ID's as you enter.

How does the ticketing system work?

Entry is $20, which includes 20 tickets. You may purchase additional tickets in $5 increments (good for 5 tickets).

The breakdown is as follows:

  • $1 = 1 ticket
  • 5 tickets = 1 beer
  • Food cost is separate and varies by vendor.

In addition to your entry fee, if you bring a fully suited Disaster Comfort Kit, then you will also receive an additional 15 tickets. Learn how to build a comfort kit and what goes in it: Comfort Kit List

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have questions or would like to get in contact with the organizer, please email caroline.allen@comparex.com.

What's the refund policy?

Unfortunately we will not be issuing any refunds. You can, however, transfer your tickets.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not have to - but it will certainly help the line move faster.

This is an outdoor event, but smoking will not be permitted onsite. Thank you.

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