2015 List of Halloween & Haunted Attraction Conventions

For your convention season planning we here at Haunt Nation have compiled a list of Halloween/Haunted Attraction conventions coming in 2015. If he have committed the sin of missing your event and you would like to have your convention or show added to this comprehensive list just email garyberger@hauntnationmag.com, its FREE!!!

 


 

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Feb. 6-9, 2015

Ernest N. Morial
Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130

www.halloweenpartyexpo.com

If you sell to a specialty or niche market, the Halloween & Party Expo makes it easy for you to CONNECT with the products that your customers crave. With exhibitors grouped by product concentration areas, it is easy to find what you want and the products you’ve been waiting to see.

The Halloween section is the spot for finding the most spook-tacular products. It is the largest section, encompassing half the show floor, and centrally located between the Sexy Costume and Party sections. If your customers look for the latest and most popular, unique or trendy Halloween costumes and accessories, you need to be here!

 


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Feb. 6-10, 2015

Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel & Convention Center
103 France St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

www.hauntcon.com

HAuNTcon is an acronym for the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, an expo and convention “Designed by Haunters, for Haunters” of every age and level of experience. HAuNTcon brings people who love Haunted Houses, Halloween and scaring people together for a fun-filled four days and nights Haunt Tours, Education, Tradeshow and Networking, rounded out by a Haunted Garage Sale and the amazing annual Costume Ball.

Over 40 hours of Haunt education is included in the 3 day trade show admission. Creative Sessions, Business Seminars, Hands-on Workshops, Make Up and Product Demonstrations all designed to provide information and teach attendees techniques to do what they do better, faster and easier. Topics range from Haunted House Marketing and Business Plans, through Cheap Scares and Haunted House Design, Actor Training and Character Development, Prop building and Set Design.

Whether you are a haunt owner looking for ways to make more money, a haunt actor looking for scaring tips or a makeup artist or prop maker ready to go to the next level or a home haunter looking for new inexpensive haunting techniques, or a haunt designer looking for new fright ideas, HAuNTcon is a jam packed, not to be missed, economical Haunt conference that is the best investment you can make in your haunting future. If you have a Halloween event, Haunted House or Home Haunt, or if you have a dream of someday opening a Halloween event, Haunted Attraction or yard Haunt then join others like you for more off season Halloween Fun than is allowed by law at the Haunted Attraction Tradeshow and Conference, we call HAuNTcon.

 


 

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March 19-22, 2015

America's Center
701 Convention Plaza,
St. Louis, MO 63101

www.haashow.com

TransWorld’s Halloween & Attraction Show is the ONLY industry trade show of its kind in the world.  There is no other show that has as many exhibitors and industry related products. For the last 19 years, TransWorld’s annual Halloween & Attractions show has created the market place for the Haunted House industry. Each year the Industry gathers to network, get new ideas and purchase products.  This show is a MUST ATTEND event if you are thinking about opening or currently operate a Haunt, Corn Maze, Farm, Pumpkin Patch, Paint Ball Field, Family Fun Center, Amusement Park, Zoo, Aquarium, Halloween Retail Store or anything Halloween related.  We have everything you need to make your Halloween season a success.   Each year, the show continues to grow with NEW EXHIBITORS, NEW PRODUCT, and more buyers on the show floor. The Halloween & Attractions Show combines the products and knowledge of over 300 exhibitors that you need to see this March!

 


 

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March 27-29, 2015

Marriott Burbank Hotel and Convention Center
2500 Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505

www.monsterpalooza.com/spring/index.html

This show is probably a cross between a horror show and a haunt related event.  You will find the best monster creators in the WORLD at this event, plus several high end collectables, all sorts of masks, monsters, and much more. Monsterpalooza has two events each year one in the spring and one in the fall.  Plus this event features several horror celebs from some of your favorite monster movies.

 


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Apr. 30 - May 3, 2015

Circus Circus Reno
500 North Sierra Street
Reno, NV 89503

www.hauntx.com

HauntX is a haunter’s retreat for Halloween lovers, pro haunters, and home haunters. Join us April 30th for a Halloween trade show that's a little bit different… Imagine a 4 day party with like-minded folk which includes workshops, classes, tradeshow, evening activities and tons of fun.

HauntX 2015 in a Nutshell

Thursday 4/30/2015 – Advanced education classes / Pre-show warm-up party / Paranormal investigation

Friday 5/1/2015 – Workshops / Seminars / Garage of Evil mixer and scavenger hunt

Saturday 5/2/2015 - Trade show / Workshops / Seminars / Circus of the Damned Masquerade Ball

Sunday 5/3/2015 - Trade show / Workshops / Seminars / Wind down pizza & beer movie night

 


 

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May 1-3, 2015

Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks
100 Station Avenue
Oaks, PA 19456

www.halloweenshow.com

The National Haunters Convention offers the largest right to work exhibit space in Suburban Philadelphia with over 108,000 gross square feet of space. There are NO union fees and plenty of room to park both tag along and full size trailers as the complex is complete with actual docking locations. The location also features incredible ceiling height, nice meeting rooms, and plenty of restaurants and meeting places for everyone.

The combined forces of Michael Bruner from 'The Monster Maze' and the 'PA Haunters Gathering' as well as Robert Kocher (Xanthar of the Museum) of 'The Village of Darkness' have continued to develop a gigantic show that is destined to continue to grow even bigger. Look for more continued expansions and incredible events in the future!

In addition to having the largest Halloween & Haunted Attraction Show Floor, we are using the most sophisticated software and management systems in the industry to streamline our conventions and keep costs down for you! Even our Classroom education is ala cart so that you can pick and choose what you like. We have spent tens of thousands in Website Design, SQL coding, and enhanced features to both Halloween University as well as the National Haunters Convention to allow some of the latest technology to be used for the Halloween and Haunt Industry.

 


 

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May 15-17, 2015

Double Tree by Hilton
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, Oregon 97232

www.hauntersconvention.com

A haunters convention for all, whether you are a pro haunter, home haunter, or Halloween enthusiast. The WCHC is a 501(c)3 organization that gives grants to professionals who work with children with hearing impairments and/or autism.

 


 

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May 15-17, 2015

Double Tree at Universal Studios
5780 Major Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

www.halloweenextreme.com

A Halloween, horror and haunted house extravaganza like nothing you’ve seen before, HALLOWEEN EXTREME grants unprecedented public access to movie and theme park quality props and effects, available for the first time at the consumer level. Home Haunters and Halloween enthusiasts will now have the opportunity to obtain the very same items used by professional attractions and Haunted Houses. Co-produced by the twisted creative minds behind Netherworld Haunted House, Spooky Empire and TransWorld, this insanely unique event delivers three days of EVERYTHING Halloween fanatics, haunters, and horror lovers could desire.

 


 

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May 29-31, 2015

Greater Columbus C0nvention Center
400 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

www.midwesthauntersconvention.com

The Midwest Haunters Convention (MHC) is the largest Halloween show of its kind in the US serving haunted attraction industry professionals, home haunters, and enthusiasts. Open to the public the MHC features a tradeshow, education, chartered bus tours and entertainment; and it returns to Columbus, Ohio May 29-31, 2015 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Crowne Plaza Hotel for its 12th year.

 


 

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May 29-31, 2015

Totem Pole Park
416333 Lulu Road
Petersburg, MI 49270

www.greatlakesfrightfest.com/index.html

Great Lakes FrightFest is an annual haunters get-together for home and pro haunters alike. Located at a campground in South East Michigan. Events include; show and tells, demos, make and takes, a pot luck dinner, raffle and door prizes, and events for the kids. Please see their information page for answers to many frequently asked questions.

 


 

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June 5-6, 2015

Behind the Curtain
118B Thompson Street
Ashland, VA 23005

www.vahauntfest.com

Since 1999, Virginia Haunt Fest has brought together home haunters and professional haunters in Virginia for a weekend of fun, frivolity and frights. The festival includes speakers, demos, activities, contests, prizes... all in the spirit of togetherness, community and to celebrate Halloween and Haunted Attractions in Virginia.

 


 

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Sept. 11-13, 2015

The Marriot Indianapolis East
7202 East 21st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219

www.maskfest.com

MASK-FEST is a convention that celebrates the artistry of MASKS, MAKE-UP, MONSTERS, and HALLOWEEN! At MASK-FEST you'll witness aisle upon aisle of independent artists selling and displaying collectible masks, props, models, and every other sort of monstrous goody you can imagine.

 


 

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Sept. 18-20, 2015

Beni Kedem Shrine Center
100 Quarrier St
Charleston, WV 25301

www.wvshockacon.com

West Virginia's premiere horror/sci-fi convention, ShockaCon is like three days of Halloween on steroids.  Attendees meet and mingle with authors, actors, actresses, producers and directors of their favorite books, TV shows and films.  The event also features workshops, demos, panel discussions and tons of live entertainment.  Horror, Sci-Fi, Survivalist, CosPlay, Comic and a variety of other boutique-style vendors allow attendees to enjoy goods and services that can't be found in traditional retail outlets.

 


We regret to inform you that the Canadian Haunted Attraction Convention has been cancelled for 2015.

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