Prepare to be Inkcarcerated!

Forget the gray, lifeless yards of common prisons; our Yard is a pulsating heart of interaction and surprises, an experiential area designed to imprison your senses with excitement. In these grounds, every corner is a new discovery, every path is an adventure, and every moment an unforgettable encounter.

All that moshin’ making your stomach grumble? Explore ‘The Commissary’ offerings! This isn’t your typical mess hall. Rather, our Commissary serves as a sanctuary for gourmands, a place where culinary renegades serve up their take on festival favorites. Wave goodbye to routine rations and say hello to an extensive menu of delectable grub that will make you question everything you thought you knew about festival food.


Explore the Inkcarceration Yard with fun experiences available to all Inkmates: 

Blood Prison





Hours: Noon – 5pm

Free with reservation, lock in your spot on our mobile app!

Escape From Blood Prison offers the only haunted hellscape in a real prison at The Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield Ohio. Violent men were kept here, and some never left — even after death.

Blood Prison will be open for guests of Inkcarceration! If you’re headed to Inkcarceration in Mansfield Ohio be sure and find your way into the Ohio State Reformatory and check out Blood Prison! Its a Haunted attraction within the Prison walls! The Wardens Widow spends her days most of the year in her home inside Blood Prison! You can see for yourself as you try and make your way through her living quarters! After that find your way to the basement and see what lies beneath this very haunted prison!!


Ohio State Reformatory Tours

Hours: 11am – 6pm
No cost included with ticket.

Stroll the halls and visit the cells of some of history’s toughest criminals. Tour the intact set of world’s favorite movie The Shawshank Redemption. Whether you’re reliving scenes from classic films, hunting for the paranormal, or basking in beautiful Romanesque architecture, take a walk through history — here at The Ohio State Reformatory.

Explore the prison independently and at your own pace. Learn about the history of the facility and the many unique Hollywood and paranormal connections through our audio wand*, which works in conjunction with your self-guided tour.

OSR has a long, documented history of paranormal activity and is a premiere location for authentic paranormal enthusiasts. The Ohio State Reformatory provides several ways to interact with the macabre history of the stunning limestone architecture of the former prison.

Bud Light

Inkcarceration is proud to partner with Bud Light as they continue to provide easy to drink, easy to enjoy refreshments and lasting memories surrounded by music. This year they are happy to be bringing back their Bud Light Cube facing the main stage where fans can stay cool and sample some of the innovative, new products! Bud Light looks forward to seeing you all there! 

Monster Energy

Festivalgoers can stop by the Monster Energy activation where they can grab a complimentary can of Monster’s latest innovations and meet the Monster Energy Girls.

The BLACKENED Whiskey Bar

The Whiskey Bar presented by BLACKENED American Whiskey is a DWP must-do! Our partners at BLACKENED hand-crafted a super premium blend of straight bourbons & ryes, which is finished in black brand casks and sonically-enhanced to extract more flavor from the casks, a process dubbed BLACK NOISE. Created by the late, legendary Master Distiller Dave Pickerell and the almighty Metallica, BLACKENED is now overseen by Master Distiller & Blender Rob Dietrich who guards Dave’s recipe and is responsible for the sourcing, blending and finishing to bring us this award-winning, 90-proof American whiskey. Electrify your tastebuds with carefully crafted cocktails at this exclusive DWP experience.

Middle West Spirits

Ready to spice up your weekend? Come over and treat yourself to a handcrafted cocktail, curated using our OYO Vodkas or Straight Rye Whiskey. Don't forget to leave your mark by signing our engraved Inkcarceration barrel. Oh, and we've got you covered with some electrolyte packets to keep you going strong all weekend long! Don't miss out on the fun and flavor, join us and experience an unforgettable drinking adventure.

Take Me Home

Take Me Home is a not for profit, volunteer based foundation that has been saving the lives of homeless animals since 2001. The donations raised at Inkcarceration help us to fund mobile veterinary hospitals that travel to under-served areas to provide free spay and neuter, vaccinations, microchipping and administer medical care for animals in desperate need. Take Me Home also supports local animal charities. Come by the booth to help out our furry friends by buying a shirt, signed merchandise, and entering a raffle!!

Campground Parole Party

Exclusive to festival campers. Fans that are camping will be able to enjoy live music, movie, drinks and late-night eats Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 18 in our indoor-outdoor camp lounge and stage.

The Thursday night pre-party will be held from 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM with Rock Capitol Live Band Karaoke, Southbound Beretta and Juke Joint (DJ Rock Party) along with a special screening of "I Stand Alone: The Sully Erna Story".

Friday through Sunday the music continues as the campgrounds will host live after parties featuring performances by Hannan, Influence, Heathensun, The Convalescence, Fight from Within, The Behest of Serpents, Lydia Can’t Breathe, Zakk Cash and Titans in Time.



Inkcarceration brings you an incredible variety of food and beverage options to this year’s festival! Inkmates will enjoy a taste of Ohio’s best, as well as tried and true festival favorites you won’t want to miss!

Step up to the Athens Greek Truck for a taste of freedom, where you can escape with a Gyro Sandwich, crafted with your choice of lamb, chicken, or a vegetarian falafel option, straight from the streets of Mansfield.

At Avo-Rrito, the choices are as wide as the open sky. Tacos, nachos, and bowls come packed with beef, chicken, pork, or shrimp, alongside vegetarian and vegan salads that promise a fresh break from your usual fare.

Recharge your spirits at Bru Brothers with their lineup of Nitro Cold Brew and Hot Drip Coffee, a perfect pick-me-up for inkmates needing a caffeine fix to keep the party going.

Indulge in contraband sweets at Buckeye Chocolate Company, featuring Kettle Corn, Roasted Nuts, Fudge, and Funnel Cakes—every bite a sweet taste of liberty.

Bulgogi Catering offers a getaway in every bite with Korean BBQ Rice Bowls, Fries, and Fried Dumplings paired with Spinach Salad. It’s a culinary escape plan crafted to perfection.

Don’t be deceived by the name—Burger Boyz is an escape committee serving up everything from grilled chicken on a stick to philly cheese steaks and gourmet sausages, alongside traditional chicken fingers and corn dogs.

The Chicken Mac Truck dishes out Creamy Mac, Bourbon Chicken Mac, Zesty Chicken Mac, Sriracha Chicken Mac, and Buffalo Mac, providing the comfort you crave during your festival stint.

Escape to Dirty Franks Hot Dog Palace where you can go from plain ‘Birthday Suit’ dogs to ‘Puff the Magic Popper’ dogs loaded with cheddar cream cheese, jalapeños, and bacon bits. Vegetarian and vegan? They’ve got you covered!

Dos Bros offers a taste of rebellion with Birria tacos and a daring spicy beef ramen, each serving coming with a dip into flavor freedom.

At Event Specialists, it’s a feast on Hand Dipped Chicken Strips and Loaded Mac N Cheese, classic comforts to remind you of home.

Exxpress Hibachi delivers a quick escape with Orange Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken, and Gourmet Rice Bowls, turning every meal into a luxurious getaway.

Join the flavorful uprising at Fistfull of Tacos, serving everything from Chicken Tinga and Orange Bourbon Pork to a revolutionary vegan option with roasted sweet potato and mango salsa.

Make a break for Gringo’s Cantina Truck, where Street Tacos, Quesadillas, Mini Chimichangas, and Loaded Taco Fries await to add a little spice to your day.

Support your fellow veterans at Grunts Grub Truck, a veteran-owned operation from Mansfield serving specialty burgers, brats, and pulled chicken sandwiches.

Island Noodles offers a veggie-friendly symphony of veggie noodles and teriyaki chicken noodles, a festival classic that’s a crowd-pleaser.

Lil Bobacita offers an exotic escape with Boba Tea and various Asian Coffees—a sip of freedom in every cup.

Get your hands on the rebellion at Mad Meltz Truck, where Grilled Cheese reaches revolutionary new heights with options like Philly Cheese, Turkey Club, and the radical Donut grilled cheese.

Pie Baby Pizza is a slice of heaven with homemade dough and top ingredients. Don’t miss the Chicken Bacon Ranch, a favorite among free spirits across the nation.

Taste freedom with every bite of Ponti Rossi’s wood-fired pizzas, a specialty flavor you won’t find just anywhere.

Join the Rock A Burger rebellion with epic burgers named Chimi Hendrix, Blue on Black, and The Aporkalypse—a must-see for all inkmates.

Claim your slice of liberation at Spicy Pie Pizza, from the simple ‘Da Plain’ to a fiery slice decked with jalapeños—a memorable first bite guaranteed.

Join the ranks at Tickle Pickle for burgers that rock the cell block, featuring the Mushroom Head Burger, Simple Man, and Hail to the Bean Vegan.

Welcome to Tater Tot Nation, inkmates! Twisted Tots offers a loaded escape with its mountain of tater tots topped with your choice of pulled pork, nacho cheese, or why not both? This station serves up a hearty rebellion, fueling you from the mid-day mosh pits to late-night riffs. Grab a plate and let each bite be a taste of freedom!