Something Wicked Festival 2013

Disco Donnie Presents and NightCulture are proud to present the highly anticipated return of Texas’s largest Halloween electronic dance music festival, ‘Something Wicked,’ at Sam Houston Race Park on Saturday, October 26. Join us for an unforgettable Halloween experience with a lineup of 20+ world-class artists, roaming costumed performers, Halloween decor, art, vendors and spooks and thrills at every turn.

General Info

Festival Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013

Festival Hours: 2:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Age: 18+ to enter, 21+ cash bars, ATMs are available.
Bars are only open to individuals of legal drinking age who present a valid government issued ID.
Venue: Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 North Sam Houston Parkway West, Houston, Texas


George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) /
William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) /


Best Western Plus – Sam Houston Inn & Suites
Address: 8049 North Sam Houston Parkway West, Houston, TX 77064
Phone: (281) 970-7777
Distance from Venue: 2.0 Miles (5 Minutes) 

Staybridge Suites Houston Willowbrook
Address: 10750 N Gessner Dr. Houston, TX 77064
Phone: (281) 807-3700
Distance from Venue: 2.0 Miles (5 Minutes) 

Residence Inn Houston Northwest/Willowbrook
Address: 7311 West Greens Rd., Houston, TX 77064
Phone: (832) 237-2002
Distance from Venue: 3.2 Miles (4 Minutes) 

Extended Stay America Hotel Houston – Willowbrook
Address: 16939 Tomball Parkway, Houston, TX 77064
Phone: (281) 970-2403
Distance from Venue: 3.2 Miles (5 Minutes) 


The use or possession of any illegal drugs or substances will not be tolerated — either inside or outside the venue. If you are found inebriated at the entrance, security will not allow you to enter the festival. Event staff reserves the right of admittance refusal.

Please bring a big smile and be prepared to enjoy the full Something Wicked experience — the people, music and dancing.

Security & Entry

Everyone will be searched upon entrance to the venue. You will need to empty your pockets and have all items examined. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone.


Something Wicked is dedicated to providing the most secure and safe environment for our patrons as possible. A team consisting of public and private security, as well as medical staff, will be present throughout the entire event. If you require assistance, please look for the medical and information tents, or seek out a security or staff team member.

Bars For 21+

For patrons who are 21 and older, a selection of mixed drinks and cold beer will be served at the bars located throughout the grounds.


An assorted menu will be available for purchase in the vendor village and at various stations around the venue.

Acceptable Forms of ID

U.S. passport
U.S. passport card
DHS “Trusted Traveler” cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
U.S. Military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DOD civilians)
Permanent Resident Card
Border Crossing Card
DHS-designated enhanced driver’s license
Drivers Licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles or equivalent (Paper ID’s are not permitted)
Native American Tribal Photo ID
A foreign government-issued passport
Canadian provincial driver’s license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) card
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
Mexican Consulate ID (Only Permitted with a secondary form of ID – EX: School ID)

Unacceptable Forms of ID

Temporary Paper ID’s issued by DMV
Birth Certificate
Expired forms of identification
Xerox copies of any identification
School identification
Licenses issued in countries other than the U.S.


NO Re-entry/Ins & Outs
NO Refunds or Exchanges
NO Sitting on Designated Dance Floor Areas
NO Moshing, Crowd Surfing or Stage Diving
NO Unauthorized/Unlicensed Vendors Allowed
NO Unauthorized Solicitations, Handbills, Sampling, Giveaways, etc.

Prohibited Items

NO Illegal Substances
NO Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
NO Pets
NO Massagers
NO Laser Pointers
NO LED Gloves or LED Microlights used for Light Shows
NO Pacifiers or Dust Masks
NO Glass, Cans, Cups or Coolers
NO Markers, Pens or Spray Paint
NO Large Chains or Spiked Jewelry
NO Stickers, Flyers, Banners or Posters
NO Balloons, Balls, Inflatable Balls or Frisbees
NO Tents, Umbrellas, Chairs or Blankets
NO Backpacks Over 10”x10”
NO Camelbaks or Bota Bags
NO Large Purses or Bags (Anything Over 10” x 10”)
NO Stuffed Animals or Dolls (Including Plush Backpacks)
NO Open Packs of Cigarettes or Unsealed Tampons (Upon Entry)
NO Outside Food or Beverages (Including Alcohol and Candy)
NO Weapons of any Kind (Includes Pocket Knives, Pepper Spray, Fireworks, etc.)
NO Professional Recording Equipment – Photo, Video, or Audio (No Detachable Lenses, Tripods, Big Zooms or Commercial Use Rigs)
NO Video Cameras, including GoPros
NO Open or Refillable Electronic Cigarettes (E-Cigs) or Vaporizers
NO flags or totems which contain metal pieces, flammable materials, professional camera/video equipment, sharpened elements, or are capable of being pounded into the ground or hurting others. We reserve the right to refuse or inspect any totem for any grounds whatsoever, including, but not limited to: safety and/or prohibited item concerns.

Acceptable Items

OK Small Bags, Single Compartment Backpacks and Purses (maximum 10” x 10”)
OK Fanny Packs
OK Non-Professional Flash/Still Cameras
OK Cell Phones
OK Sunglasses
OK Hats
OK Lighters
OK Closed Packs of Cigarettes
OK Sealed, Non-Refillable Electronic Cigarettes (E-Cigs) or Vaporizers
OK Sealed/Wrapped Tampons
OK Earplugs
OK Sealed Chapstick and Lipgloss
OK Glowing/Illuminated Costumes or Jewelry
OK Sealed Packs of Gum

Please Bring

Your Ticket
Your Photo ID
Comfortable Clothing and Shoes
Good Vibes