Haunted Attraction Tradeshows & Conventions

Tradeshows, conventions, and other haunted attraction, haunted house, & Halloween-related events are great ways to meet fellow haunters, find inspiration, and learn about the newest products and techniques in our industry. From national trade shows to local events, there is a wide variety of gatherings available to bring together haunters from around the world. Plan ahead and make the most of these fantastic resources. Here is a list of upcoming haunt & Halloween industry events.

This list was last updated on August 25, 2022.

IAAPA Expo

The North American IAAPA Conference caters to operators, suppliers, investors, and developers from amusement & theme parks, integrated hotels & resorts, water parks, attractions, family entertainment centers, historic/cultural/tourist attractions, museums & science centers, zoos & aquariums, and more. Come together with industry professionals from around the world to learn and experience what’s new, innovative, and next in the global attraction industry. Hundreds of suppliers showcase their innovations on an expansive trade show.

November 14 – 18, 2022

Category: Attractions Industry

Orlando, Florida

Creep It Real OC Festive

Creep It Real OC Festive promises jolly, creepy, festive fun. Vendors show off their most creative spooky-influenced seasonal artwork, crafts, treats, and licensed merchandise. The event also features mini haunts, food, and live entertainment.

November 25 – 26, 2022

Category: Fan Convention

Santa Ana, California

Season's Screamings

PASADENA, CA – Season’s Screamings, the sinister holiday-themed counterpart to Midsummer Scream, the world’s largest Halloween and horror convention. The quintessential mash-up of Christmastime cheer and Halloween horror, Season’s Screamings offers a winter wonderland of ghoulish experiences for the whole family. From a sprawling show floor featuring more than 200 artisans and vendors to a festive stage set to feature world-class panel presentations, Season’s Screamings is set to entertain thousands of fans.

December 2 – 4, 2022

Category: Fan Convention

Pasadena, California

Halloween & Party Expo

The Halloween & Party Expo connects a global audience of serious buyers and manufacturers of Halloween, Costume and Party products.

January 10 – 12, 2023

Category: Retail

Las Vegas, Nevada

Transworld's Halloween & Attractions Show

For four decades TransWorld’s annual Halloween & Attractions show has created the marketplace for the Haunted House industry. Each year the Industry gathers to network, get new ideas, and purchase products. The show features a large, interactive show floor, educational sessions, haunt tours, networking opporunties, and more.

February 2 – 5, 2023

Category: Haunt Industry

St. Louis, Missouri

Fear Expo & HAuNTcon

Fear Expo is a trade show in the Halloween Haunt industry, creating networking opportunities, educational experiences, and an innovative way to buy and sell. 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 experience that includes Haunt Tours, Education, Tradeshow, and Networking. For 2023 these two shows have combined to create an exciting new trade show experience for haunters of all levels.

March 24 – 26, 2023

Category: Haunt Industry

Ownensboro, Kentucky

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The Spooky Swap Meet

The Spooky Swap Meet is A curated swap meet set amidst a stunning outdoor museum of Victorian mansions. Wares include vintage and gently used Halloween decor, props, costumes, furnishings, collectibles and creepy antiquities.

April 29 – 30, 2023

Category: Fan Convention

Los Angeles, California

Southeast Hollows Haunt Convention

The Southest Hollows Haunt Convention is a haunter’s convention for the haunt enthusiast, home haunter, professional haunter, actors, and makeup artists. The event features over 40.000 square feet of convention space, masquerade party, fashion show, and more.

May 5 – 7, 2023

Category: Haunt Industry

Savannah, Georgia

Monsterpalooza

Monsterpalooza celebrates the art of monster and movie magic with over 450 exhibitors, monster museum, makeup demos, celebrity guests, and more.

June 2 – 4, 2023

Category: Fan Convention / Special Effects Makeup

Pasadena, California

Midwest Haunters Convention

The Midwest Haunters Convention is a Halloween & Haunted Attraction Convention that is open to the public. It features a cash & carry vendor floor, educational sessions, networking events, and more.

June 10 – 11, 2023

Category: Haunt Industry

Rosemont, Illinois

Texas Haunters Convention

Texas Haunters Convention is a Halloween convention with over 44,000 square feet of family-friendly vendors, events, demonstrations, and classes for Halloween and cosplay enthusiasts.

July 15 – 16, 2023

Category: Haunt Industry

Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

tradeshows
Midsummer Scream

Midsummer Scream kicks off the Halloween season in SoCal with over 300 spooky exhibitors, mini haunts, panels & presentations, workshops, live entertainment, and more.

July 15 – 16, 2023

Category: Fan Convention

Long Beach, California

Ghosts of Summer

The Ghosts of Summer Halloween Convention is led by a small group of friends with combined histories of work in theatre, music, visual arts, event producing, and teaching. They are inspired by the success of a multitude of similarly focused conventions across the US as well as the impact and support of community driven, local markets that promote and connect large audiences with local businesses.

July 29 – 30, 2023

Category: Fan Convention

Portland, Oregon

Idaho Halloween & Horror Convention

Boise’s Premiere Halloween & Horror Covention provides an event packed weekend with Vendors, Horror Ball, Undead Buffet, Classes, Panels, Make & Takes, Cash Prize Costume Contest, Cosplay, Makeup Demos, Makeup Classes, and more.

August 11 – 13, 2023

Category: Haunt Industry

Boise, Idaho

tradeshows
IAAPA Expo Europe

IAAPA Expo Europe is the place where thousands of attractions professionals gather to learn what’s new and trending. Hundreds of suppliers showcase their innovations on an expansive trade show.

September 25 – 28, 2023

Category: Attractions Industry

London, UK

West Coast Halloween Convention

Since 2010, The West Coast Halloween Convention offers a trade show floor, home haunters headquarters, workshops and seminars, haunt tour, costume ball and silent auction, hearse rally, and movie night.The convention is open to anyone who has an interest in Halloween and haunted attraction production.

Next Event in 2024

Category: Haunt Industry

Portland, Oregon

ScareCon

ScareCon is an annual gathering with seminars, workshops, “ScareBall”, and awards ceremony.

TBA

Category: Haunt Industry

Middlesex, England

HauntX

HauntX is a Haunter’s and Halloween DIY Trade Expo for Halloween enthusiasts, yard haunters, home haunters, and pro haunters.

TBA

Category: Haunt Industry

Pomona, California

Haunters Against Hate: The Event

HauntX is a Haunter’s and Halloween DIY Trade Expo for Halloween enthusiasts, yard haunters, home haunters, and pro haunters.

TBA

Category: Haunt Industry

Louisville, Kentucky

tradeshows
The Reality Escape Convention

TBA

Category: Escape Rooms

Boston, Massachusetts

Ohio Halloween & Haunters Convention

Ohio Halloween & Haunters Convention is geared towards Halloween enthusiasts, home haunters, and indie haunters. The event features Exhibtors, haunt tours, classes, ghost hunts, and more.

TBA

Category: Haunt Industry

Mansfield, Ohio

Son of Monsterpalooza

Son of Monsterpalooza celebrates the art of monster and movie magic with over exhibitors, monster museum, makeup demos, celebrity guests, and more.

TBA

Category: Fan Convention / Special Effects Makeup

Burbank, California

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