Sam Houston Race Park

Something Wicked is creeping its way back to Houston, Texas for a Halloween celebration that'll lure you into the depths of The Asylum. Spine-tingling performances from today's most sinister selectors will transform Sam Houston Race Park with monstrous sounds, haunting stage production design, and crazy special effects. Our ghoulish cast of characters will get into the spirit of Something Wicked as we revel in the underworld of electronic artists for a holiday among the undead. Join us to explore what lies beyond the Shadowlands!


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It's getting to be that time, with Halloween around the corner we know party-goers are ready to hit the grounds of Sam Houston Race Park running! Since we're gonna be living it up all weekend long, we highly encourage everyone to stay safe in transit and CARPOOL with your crew. The best way to roll up is to catch a Lyft and split the fare with your friends. Whether you're making the trek from out of town, or you're a Houston local, here is all the information you need to arrive safely!


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If you're driving to the event yourself, please carpool with fellow comrades as space is limited. Parking will be held inside the park and costs $20.00 per day - cash or credit - with lots opening at 2:00 PM each day.


  • Tailgating.
  • Camping or sleeping in your vehicle.
  • Buying or selling tickets.
  • Vandalism.
  • Loitering or other illegal behavior.
  • Drinking alcohol.
  • Illegal drug use.
  • Drones, model aircraft, kites, and any other remote-controlled or tethered flying objects.

Accessible Parking

Enter through Gate 6 for ADA parking available to patrons with valid handicap placards, plates and/or permits, as well as the applicable proof that it belongs to them. Please follow signage or ask staff upon entering the festival how to access the lot. For more information about ADA accessible parking and entry, contact by email.

Dropoff & Pickup

Parking lots open at 2:00 PM. For those catching a cab, or copping a ride from friends and family, you can find the Drop-Off and Pick-Up location near Gate 6 off Fallbrook Dr.


When it's time for you and the crew to head to the park, save yourself the hassle and the headache with a FREE ride on us! Thanks to our official partnership with Lyft, we're offering festival attendees a $20 promotional credit using the code WICKED17. Good for up to two rides to and from the grounds.

Simply, download the Lyft app on your iOS or Android device and request a ride. Before you know it, a nearby driver will arrive curbside!