(mā-baSH) n. A place where friends gather for 3 days of camping, music, and boobs.
Since 1989, Maybash has been a party where friends unite for a rare weekend, taking refuge from the daily grind and setting the bar high for summer. We camp for three days and three nights, each one thick with everyone’s favorite local music and the scent of bonfire at the heart of each tent city.
Maybash is a private party held every Memorial Day Weekend near Rio, WI (about 45 minutes north of Madison). We have about 30 acres of land where guests can camp out for the weekend and enjoy the 20+ bands we host each year. All we ask of our guests is a $30 contribution to keep Maybash alive.
To contribute to Maybash and join us for Memorial Day Weekend, head to the store. There you can contribute online and we will hold an invitation for you. All guests must sign in when they arrive at the “Doghouse,” where you can pick up your invitation(s) and any preordered Maybash stuff like shirts and hoodies. Feel free to send us an email with any questions.
On Saturday afternoon we host the Party Olympics with TKO Tables, Purple Haus Brewery and Rökker Vodka! 16 teams of two compete in a party game elimination tournament for the gold medal as party masters.
Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink to Maybash but we do not serve alcohol on the property. Food, ice, firewood and non-alcoholic drinks are provided on-site.
No guests under the age of 21 are permitted at Maybash, including children accompanied by a legal guardian. This is an adult party, inappropriate for children and we will be checking ID’s upon entry. Although we are dog lovers, we cannot permit dogs at Maybash either–in the past dogs have been left unattended or have run off, so we just don’t want anything bad to happen.
Under NO circumstances are firearms or other weapons permitted at Maybash, though small knives and other utensils for camping and cooking purposes are fine. Fighting and stealing will NOT be tolerated and anyone in violation of these rules will have their invitation(s) rescinded and asked to leave the property.
Want To Play Maybash?
Before you submit there’s a few things we need you to know:
First and foremost, we need a link to your music online for consideration. You can also upload your MP3(s) in the comments field.
We need your contact info. If not by email, leave a name and phone number in the comments.
Even if you’ve played Maybash in the past, you still need to submit your band.
Be patient. We enjoy so many bands that want to play that it’s VERY hard to put together the lineup (it’s just a couple of us local peeps taking time out of our days to make Maybash happen).
Lastly, please don’t send us requests to play outside of the website. It scatters our communications across different platforms, making it hard for us to keep track (we’ll just direct you here anyway).
On Saturday at noon we kick things off with the Maybash Party Olympics, where sixteen teams of two compete in an elimination tournament consisting of four events.
A free-for-all of epic proportions, the Pool Noodle Gauntlet has each team equipped with two beers and two pool noodles and each teammate bound together by a leg. You must disarm/spill/destroy your opponents’ beers to eliminate the other teams, while defending your own precious beers. 8 teams will claim victory and move onto the second event!
Bags. Bean Bag Toss. Baggo. Teammates trade off tossing bags to the opposing board. Land one on the board for 1 point, get one in the hole for 3 points, first team to 15 points wins. No cancellation point rules and you CAN exceed 15 points.
Four teams are pitted in a quest to collect the most balls and the top two will move onto the final event. One person collects balls in their “mouth” (a laundry basket), while lying on a skateboard, the other maneuvers the skateboard holding onto the first teammate’s legs.
Drunk Jenga to be exact, except six feet tall… Teams take turns plucking blocks and carefully stacking them back atop the tower. Some of the blocks have rules and extra stuff for you to do written on them, per drunken Jenga protocol!
Signup for the Party Olympics will open up in April!