Andre Gardner

The guitar gets set alight at the 2019 MGK Big Bad Bonfire.

It’s here! Well, fall, of course but, for me, the true ushering in of autumn is when MGK holds our annual Big Bad Bonfire at Spring Mountain in Upper Salford Township, Montgomery County. It’s today (10/15) and, in my opinion, it really is one of the most fun events we put on every year.

If you’ve celebrated with us in past years, you know what the vibe is like..totally chill, a little festive, lots of fun, our newly-crowned House Band Incognito playing, and the coup de grâce, the giant wooden guitar we’ve set up gets lit on FIRE! The music’s great, the guitar is burning, the smell of fall and wood is in the air – man, I just love it!

Kudos once again to our genius resident artist, Graphics Greg Monahan, for constructing another killer ax for us to burn.

Greg M guitar build

“Graphics” Greg Monahan, out resident artist, puts the finishing touches on this year’s guitar we’re setting on fire at the Bonfire!

We sure look forward to seeing you celebrate fall’s arrival with us on Spring Mountain today! If you plan to go, here are a few handy tips:

  • 1. Admission and parking are free!

    Bonfire Vendor 2018

    Beer vendor at the 2018 MGK Big Bad Bonfire. © 2018 –

    While you can purchase food, drinks and tickets to the haunted woods walk and hayride, it doesn’t cost a cent to come out and enjoy all the action! Parking is free, and it’s just a short shuttle bus ride to the mountain from the parking lot. If you want VIP parking right at the mountain, that will run you $20.

  • 2. Get there early!

    Make sure you’re there in plenty of time to park, find your spot to set up your blanket and lawn chair(s) and enjoy all the fun!  The first shuttle to the mountain runs at 4:45pm and the event starts at 5.  At 6:30, our house band Incognito starts rocking the stage, haunted walks and hayrides begin at 7, and John DeBella and the rest of us MGK DJs will set that giant guitar ablaze at 7:35. The event ends at 9:00pm.

    Hartland Demo Guitar 2022

    The crew from Hartland Demolition, after setting up this year’s giant wooden guitar for the MGK Big Bad Bonfire 2022.

  • 3. What's allowed and what is not..

    You are encouraged to bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a relaxing time on the mountain.  No food, drink, or coolers are allowed on the premises but, as I mentioned earlier, there is plenty of food, water, sodas and beer available for purchase. Sorry, but pets are not permitted on the premises.

    Bonfire guests 2018

    MGK listeners all set for the 2018 Big Bad Bonfire. © 2018 –

  • 4. Check the forecast!

    Looks like a beautiful early fall night at Spring Mountain for our bonfire this evening.  Temps are forecast to be in the low 60s at the start of the event, and finish in the mid-50s.  Might want to bring a sweater or light jacket just in case.

    Big Bad Bonfire crowd

    MGK listeners enjoying the start of the 2018 Big Bad Bonfire. © 2018 –

  • 5. Take pictures and videos and tag @WMGK!

    We LOVE seeing your photos and videos on social media!  Tag @WMGK on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and we’ll repost some of the best shots we’ve seen!

    DeBella Bonfire

    John DeBella poses with MGK listeners at the 2018 Big Bad Bonfire
    (Photo: Chorus Photography)

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