June 30 - July 3, 2017 DARLINGTON, MD

an experiment in self expression
through music and the arts


News & Announcements.. 


PEX Summer Festival is SOLD OUT!!!

See you all at Ramblewood!


PEX Summer Festival Newsletter - June 16th



What, Where, When Guide Released!

Plan your adventure at PEX Summer Fest!!  Check out the 2017 Guide


PEX Summer Festival Newsletter - June 2nd



Music Lineup is HERE! Check it out and get ready to get your GROOVE on!


Art Installations have been Announced!

Plan out your adventure and get a preview of the Art for this year!


PEX Summer Festival Newsletter - May 5th



Submit your Event for Listing in the wWw Guide

Are you hosting an event at PEX Summer Fest? Submit the info to us for inclusion in the 2017 What, Where When Guide.


Russian Roulette Variety Show

Auditions for the Russian Roulette Variety Show 2017 are now open until May 8th!  The Russian Roulette Variety Show is part of a PEX tradition of stellar performance art, utilizing a traveling sideshow style framework to highlight the incredible talent that our community has to offer.  We cordially invite you to audition to participate in a delicious evening of carnival alchemy, dance, fire, magic, and more!  Follow the link to the audition page and for any questions, please contact Jex or Xtiina via  Do you dare take your chance at the wheel?

Audition by May 8th!


Kiddie Corner

Ever wondered what it takes to be a mermaid? Want to do some science and learn how to make ANYTHING into a flashlight?? Well this year you can check it out at Kiddie Corner, a new addition to PEX Summer Festival!!! This kid friendly space will focus on activities and workshops geared towards our little PEXies but fun for all ages!

If you are interested in volunteering please reach out via email to:


Center Camp Call to Participate!!

Feel the pulse of PEX Summer Fest at Center Camp, a vibrant space energized by musicians, magicians and more! Are you a solo artist or small group act? Our stage awaits you! Apply HERE for a scheduled performance time and do it soon, our slots are filling quickly! Applications open until May 15th.


Center Camp hosts a gallery of 2D art, with live painting and 3D art bursting at its seams! Painters, illustrators, photographers, mixed-media artist Apply HERE to transform Center Camp into a muli-layered masterpiece! Don’t wait, applications are open until May 15th and space is limited!!


Interested in Rangering?

It's that time of the year again to start planning for the Summer! If you are interested in being a ranger at PEX Summer Festival, fill out the form below and we’ll contact you!

Ranger Interest Form


Planning On Hosting an Event??

Want to be listed in the What When Where (WWW) Guide and let everyone know what you are doing? Of course you do!  The wWw Submission form is available until May 1, 2017 - HERE


PEX Summer Festival Newsletter - April 3rd

Check it out Here


Volunteer Applications Are Open!

Participation is a core value of our community.  PEX Summer Festival is able to be the magical experience it is only when each person contributes and is a participant! 


How are YOU going to PEXticipate?


Stage Design Deco Applications

This time around we are switching things up and want to get the community involved in the design process. We are opening up stage designs for the Pavilion and Pool stages. We would love for you to submit your ideas to transform these spaces into something amazing.  Design proposal submissions close April 15th. This proposal will go through the same process as the Art Grants.


Vendor Applications are OPEN!

PEX Summer Festival Vendor applications are open! Once again PEX Summer Festival we will be hosting a quality Merchant Village! If you are interested in vending fill out the vendor application form below.

Merchandise Vendor Application - HERE

Food Vendor Application - HERE

Applications open NOW until - May 15, 2017


Art Submissions Applications are Closed

Check back here next year!


PEX Summer Festival Invitations have gone out!

The first batch PEX Summer Festival Invitations have gone out as of March 1st! If you did not receive yours check your promotions tab on your Gmail Inbox or Request an Invitation! See the Ticketing Page for more info.


Theme Camp & ArtCabin Row submissions open!

Think you have what it takes to keep the vibe right? We think so too! Tell us about your Theme Camp and ArtCabin and let us know how you will add to the cultural fabric of our event! We want to encourage all unique groups and environment creators to have a presence in our festival of art and expression.


2017 Art Grant and Workshop application time!

Art Grants, Special Events Grants and Workshop applications are open!  It’s that time of year to start presenting your ideas and getting ready for PEX Summer Festival.  The application periods vary so check out the pages under the Participate drop-down menu for more information.  

Applications for Vending and Volunteers will be available shortly!


Car Parking Passes

For several years now, we’ve had more cars needing to be parked than there were actually spaces to park them. And while we didn’t want to reduce the ticket cap even further (we think that’s at a perfect number), we thought: hey, there might be a plan to provide a monetary incentive to car-share, while concurrently raising art grant money at a 100% ratio. So…

This year, in order to control the number of cars on site, all cars that arrive will be required to pre-purchase a parking pass OR a car camping pass.  A limited number will be sold and we highly encourage our community to share rides!  

All money that comes in through Parking Passes will go directly towards growing the Art Grant funds for 2017.


PEX Summer Fest will again be held at Ramblewood!

The Philadelphia Experiment is excited to announce the Ninth Annual PEX Summer Festival June 30- July 3 at Camp Ramblewood in Darlington, Maryland.  PEX Summer Festival is a multifaceted, multi-dimensional music & art celebration! We will be uniting for three days of amazing music, art, education, and participatory, shared experience.


This year, to celebrate and recognize the participants and lifeblood of the entire PEX community, we will be gathering for an intimate collective experience. For this reason, PEX Summer Festival is by invitation only.  


We are honored to have the contributions of such an amazing and multi-talented group of energetic people at our events. YOU have been the reason PEX has been able to do so much with so little. This event is an opportunity for people of all shapes and sizes to come out and show us the beauty of our integrative efforts. We know that every moment of time, every bit of energy, that is contributed will aid in fostering the mission of PEX as we construct experiences that nurture the evolution of the human spirit.

We are sending out a call to YOU, to come and help us make this weekend the best it possibly can be for yourself and the people you love. Giving in and of itself is an act of receiving, and volunteering is an easy and simple access point to feeling the warm embrace of our shared vitality.

We value participation in the creation of this summer festival and encourage you to let us know how you would like to be a part of this event. Applications to participate in activities such as art installations, performances, workshops and theme camps are now open!

If you have attended PEX Summer Festival as a paid ticket holder, within the past 2 years, you will receive an invite.  If you did not, Request an Invitation!

If you participated as staff, performer, art grant recipient, etc, and were on a guest list or had your ticket comp’d, you will receive an invite shortly. If you do not, Request an Invitation!

If you have attended PEX Summer Festival more than 2 years ago and would like to participate, Request an Invitation!

If you are new to PEX Summer Festival and would like participate, Request an Invitation!

You can also tell us how you want to participate outside of these activities by clicking to Request an Invitation!

We are thrilled to see what you all bring to this magical event! We know that the adventure is ours to create TOGETHER, and we are joyously awaiting the journey we are about to embark on as a TEAM! Whoever you are, whatever you do, we look forward to learning, growing and sharing in this exploratory collaboration!

The site will be updated as the event continues to evolve. Check back often for the most recent additions to our exciting new experience!