Witches & Warlocks Ball Premier Haunt Tour & Education Series 2018

The Halloween & Attractions Show opens for business March 22-25, 2018 at the America’s Center in downtown St. Louis

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 three 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. This show is a MUST ATTEND event if you are thinking about opening or currently operate a haunted attraction, corn maze, farm, pumpkin patch, paintball 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 PRODUCTS and more buyers on the show floor. The Halloween & Attractions Show combines the products and knowledge of hundreds of exhibitors that you need to see this March!

The Halloween & Attractions Show now features Escape Room City, a segment of the show that caters to the room escape, virtual reality and adventure game industries. Whether you own/operate a successful escape room, are considering exploring this booming industry or thinking about adding an escape room attraction to your haunted house or event, Escape Room City's vendors and seminars will appeal to both seasoned owners, novices and all those in between.

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Escape Room City Coming to the HAA Show 2016


This March, TransWorld opens a hub for escape room owners… and prospective owners

Escape Room City

Escape to TransWorld at the America’s Center in St. Louis, March 2016 —Imagine an interactive escape room zone bursting with live displays, puzzle tech, “off the shelf” games, on-site games you can play and packed with educational seminars that teach visitors everything they need to know about running escape games.

That’s the focus of Escape Room City at TransWorld’s annual HAA Show this March in St Louis.

Built by the nation’s leader in Halloween and entertainment trade shows, TransWorld is dedicating a 15,000 square-foot zone on the vendor show floor exclusively to the escape room industry.

“There’s a natural connection between haunted attractions and escape room games”, says Rich Bianco, Vice President of TransWorld Trade Shows. “We’re putting a ton of effort into creating the most comprehensive escape room trade show zone in the country”.

Over the next few years TransWorld’s goal is to offer a central point for escape game owners to gain knowledge, find resources and products and for potential escape room owners to learn the industry essentials. TransWorld is building a place to find everything necessary to succeed in the escape game industry.

Elisabeth Garson, founder of Steel Owl LLC and one of the 2016 Escape Room City seminar speakers, feels that the escape room industry needs “practical industry information — things like insurance and booking strategies and how to open a room escape game that will last.” She notes that “until now, this huge industry has been overlooked (by trade shows). I’ve seen TransWorld’s plans and what they’re offering is solid and comprehensive.”

Garson’s seminar will focus on how to build a top-selling room escape game, with information on developing storylines, integrating user experience and creating interactive puzzle tech. She is one of a curated group of expert speakers from all over North America that will be covering all the bases in the escape room industry.

Show admission is $50 pre-show and $65 on-site. The price includes a 4-day pass to all HAA Show zones, Escape Room City, industry parties, meet-and-greets, networking and more. TransWorld is also planning escape room bus tours and an entire educational seminar series dedicated to room escapes (bus tours and seminars sold separately, destinations, speakers, topics and pricing TBA). Purchase tickets HERE.

“Like” Escape Room City on Facebook to stay up-to-date on news and developments as they happen!

For escape room vendors & companies that wish to display, there is still space available. Please contact Rich Bianco if you’re interested in exhibiting and showcasing your products or services:


FRAUD ALERT: Vendors, if you are solicited by “Global Housing Corporation”, “Global Housing Services, Corp.” or “GHS Corp” claiming to be booking hotels on behalf of TransWorld’s Halloween & Attractions Show, DO NOT engage. This company is in NO WAY affiliated with TransWorld.

You should ONLY book your hotels (or anything else Halloween & Attractions Show -related) directly through the official website at http://www.haashow.com.

2018 Show Dates & Hours

Trade Show Floor Hours
3/22 Thu. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/23 Fri. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/24 Sat. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/25 Sun. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Buyer Registration Hours
3/21 Wed. 12:00 PM* - 5:00 PM
3/22 Thu. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/23 Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/24 Sat. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/25 Sun. 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

*Taking Speed Seminars? You can check in at 8:30 am; all other Buyers can check in starting at Noon.

Exhibitor Registration Hours
3/20 Tue. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/21 Wed. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/22 Thu. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/23 Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/24 Sat. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/25 Sun. 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Please be prepared to present your valid Photo ID to enter the trade show floor, seminars, parties & events.

What People Are Saying About the HAA Show

"We had a great first year exhibiting at the TransWorld Halloween and Attractions Show. The haunted house industry provides us an entirely new market to showcase our paintball products. We look forward to next year and encourage everyone in our industry to attend this show!"

-Richard Bianco, Owner, Punishers Paintball

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