Daily Events, Tours & Free Seminars

Daily Events

Please note: You must register for the HAA Show before you can register to attend any seminars or events. Register for the HAA Show HEREAfter you register for the show you can use your last name and zip code or your registration bar code to make seminar/event purchases.

MORE EVENTS & LOCAL HAUNT TOURS WILL BE ADDED DAILY !


TUESDAY, MARCH 20th & WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21st

NEW FOR 2018! Pre-Convention Bus Tour to Nashville Nightmare Haunted House and Talon Falls Scream Park | $350/attendee* | BUY NOW

*Please note that the Early Bird Pre-Show Discounts of $350 per person will end on Tuesday, March 6th at midnight CDT. The price goes up to $375.

If you want to drive to all the locations the price is $300. Please email Jen@haashow.com to set that up.

The tour includes: 2 dinners, Haunted House Tours, After Party & Transportation to and from the haunted houses.

Registration cutoff is 12:00 pm (CST) on March 7th, 2018, or once buses have filled up.

This March, TransWorld’s Halloween & Attractions Show is offering its FIRST EVER 2 day Pre-Convention Bus Tour, March 20-21, 2018, beginning in Nashville and ending in St. Louis.

Attendees will get to visit 2 premier haunted attractions: Nashville Nightmare Haunted House and Talon Falls Scream Park, as well as enjoying southern comfort food at Cock of the Walk for dinner before touring Nashville Nightmare. The Nashville Nightmare tour includes all 4 haunted attractions performing their full show, followed by a lights on tour and Q&A session with the owner and the team. To finish up the evening, Froggy’s Fog will be hosting an After Party at the haunt.

Tour Day 2 will begin at Talon Falls Scream Park with a lights on tour of Dead End Haunted House and Sinister Circus in 3D haunted attraction, followed by an exclusive show with actors at The Beast. Dinner will be served at this location with a Q&A session with the owner and the team.

Tuesday 3/20/18 Itinerary

  • 6:30 pm Load Buses at Hotel Preston, airport hotel (733 Briley Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37217)
  • 6:45 pm Depart Hotel
  • 7:00 pm Arrive at Cock Of the Walk restaurant
  • 8:00 Load Buses
  • 8:20pm Arrive at Nashville Nightmare
  • 8:30pm Event Tour Begins 4 Haunted Houses, Lights on tour & After Party
  • 12:00 am Load Buses
  • 12:15 am Buses return to Hotel

Wednesday 3/21/18 Itinerary

  • 10:30am Load Buses at Hotel Preston, airport hotel (733 Briley Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37217)
  • 10:45am Depart Hotel
  • 12:00pm Lunch Stop (Trip does not include lunch)
  • 4:00pm Arrive Talon Falls- Lights on Tour of Dead End & Sinister Circus 3D
  • 5:15pm Dinner served at location
  • 6:15pm Talon Falls Scream Park Tour full cast
  • 7:45pm Load Buses
  • 8:00pm Bus Departs Talon Falls (buses depart every 20-30 min)
  • 12:00-1:00 am Buses return to the Marriott Hotel in St Louis

*PLEASE NOTE: The overnight hotel stay in Nashville IS NOT COVERED by your tour ticket: You MUST make your OWN reservations for the night of 3/20/18. The host hotel in Nashville is Hotel Preston (an airport hotel) @ $125/night plus tax – CLICK HERE to reserve your room(s)!

 


THURSDAY, MARCH 22nd

Fourth Annual Don’t Be A Monster Silent Auction
10:00 am Thursday 3/22 through 5:00 pm Saturday 3/24
Trade Show Floor, Booth #1901
Don’t Be A Monster is a bullying prevention nonprofit working with haunted houses throughout the U.S. to deliver free and low cost assemblies for students in grades 4th-10th. Our silent auction allows us to offer presentations for free to schools throughout the nation. Join Don’t Be A Monster for their fourth annual silent auction at TransWorld. With products donated from over 100 TransWorld vendors, there is sure to be something for everyone and every budget. For more information (such as how to get early access to bidding) visit: http://dontbeamonster.org/charity-auction/

Makeup Demonstrations
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Trade Show Floor, Makeup Demo Stage
Conducted by the experts in the industry and located right on the show floor on the Makeup Demo Stage located at the front of the 1300 aisle! FREE to all who attend with limited seating available. Don’t miss out on all the latest in special effects and makeup techniques that will make your haunt and your actors really scary and realistic to your customers. Trade show floor demo stage sponsored by Paasche Airbrush Co.

Thursday Opening Night Party! | FREE to All Attendees
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Holiday Inn Hotel (Across the street from the Convention Center)

Join us at the opening night party. Buyers and exhibitors get an opportunity to relax, kick back and catch up on the Halloween season while enjoying appetizers, drinks  and music in a relaxed environment. VIP Buyer will have their own line at the entrance of the party as well as their own food area. (Sponsored by Froggy’s Fog , Donat Insurance & Ticketleap) Drink tickets will be dispersed until 8pm and must be used by 8:30pm

Behind the Scenes Tour of The Darkness and Much More! | $125
More Info Available at TheDarkness.com | Get Tickets for This Event HERE
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm | The Darkness, Lemp Brewery, etc.

Behind the Scenes Tour of The Darkness, Lemp Brewery, St Louis Escape, Zombie Laser Tag, Terror Visions 3D and Monster Museum/Gift Store plus 3 Minute Escape Room
Get a (NO FOG) tour with no actors, walk thru at your own pace, where photos and video are allowed of all the above attractions. The Darkness and Lemp are located about 1 mile apart.  One price covers everything.  Tour will take over one hour.  No transportation provided.  The Darkness, Lemp Brewery and St Louis Escape are all totally renovated with new scenes, special fx, and more.  Lemp Brewery tours start at 7 pm end at 9 pm.  The Darkness tours start at 7:30 pm and end at 9:30 pm.  Limited to the first 375 guests. (prices increase closer to event book now) (This event sells OUT every year book now).

Watch the promo video!

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FRIDAY, MARCH 23rd

TransWorld Attendee Breakfast | $25 Pre-show | $30 Onsite | BUY NOW
7:45am-9:00am | ROOM 240 |  Convention Center

Learn the tricks of the trade… whether you are just starting out or have been in the Halloween industry for years, the TransWorld Attendee Breakfast is a perfect start to our show. This seminar breakfast is presented by the TransWorld Buyer Board which is a group made up of the top haunted house owners in the industry. These owners will pull up the curtain and give you first-hand information about running a haunted attraction and how to approach the trade show floor. Packed with loads of information, these speakers will share their experiences of what has been successful for them as well as what situations they have had to deal with during the season. Bring all your questions to these industry’s leaders. This informal Q & A discussion is a great way to start your day before navigating the show floor! ( Sponsored by the TransWorld Buyer Board)

Makeup Demonstrations
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Trade Show Floor, Makeup Demo Stage
Conducted by the experts in the industry and located right on the show floor on the Makeup Demo Stage located at the front of the 1300 aisle! FREE to all who attend with limited seating available. Don’t miss out on all the latest in special effects and makeup techniques that will make your haunt and your actors really scary and realistic to your customers.

The Haunted Attraction Association Live Auction | FREE to all Attendees | Cash Bar
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Doors open @ 5:00 pm)
Auction starts @ 5:30 pm
2nd Floor Convention Center
Room 231
The Haunted Attraction Association’s annual live auction begins Friday immediately following the closing of the show floor. Take this opportunity to hang out with your friends while bidding on some of the industry’s finest props, animatronics and services. Cash bar in the room to help encourage higher bidding! All proceeds are go to the Association for the benefit of the Industry and its members. The money raised directly funds the Industry’s vital PR program so get out and show your support.

Lemp Brewery Haunted House (House of Occult at Lemp) Live with Actors | $50
More Info Available at TheDarkness.com | Get Tickets for This Event HERE
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Lemp Brewery
Visit the Lemp Brewery haunted house with live actors from 7 pm until 9 pm.  Limited to the first 500 guests. The Lemp Brewery is located underground in real caves and caverns the location is one of the scariest you’ll ever experience.  No transportation provided.  Lemp is located approx 2 miles from the convention center. (prices increase closer to event book now) Add speed pass $10.00.

Watch the promo video!

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Club Eternity | Price | $40 Pre-show | $45 Onsite | (Includes food & live entertainment) | BUY NOW
8:00 pm – 1:00 am | Paddy O’s
New for 2018, TransWorld is excited to announce the party of the year! On Friday night, March 23rd, come celebrate our 10th year in St. Louis and be prepared to enter The Great Beyond. Walk into the Afterlife and accept your immortality at Club Eternity! Our everlasting, multi-tiered cabaret entices you to feel nirvana dancing in Heaven, kill some time in Purgatory or commiserate with the wicked in Hell. Leave your earthly pleasures at the door as divinely devilish entertainment surrounds you. Welcome to the Hereafter. Welcome to Club Eternity!- sponsored by Donat Insurance

Live DJ and live entertainment throughout the night!

Paddy O’s is located at 618 South 7th St. (a 1 mile walk from the Convention Center). Parking is free (there will be an attendant on site to show you where to park). If you’re taking public transportation, get on at the Convention Center MetroLink Station (Red Line) and take it to the Stadium Station, which is right across the street from the Stadium. Walk one block and Paddy O’s will be on the left. The fare is $2.50 for a one-ride ticket. PLEASE NOTE: Google Maps does NOT accurately show Paddy O’s location if you search by its address; search “Paddy O’s” instead!

Food will be served from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Menu includes:

  • Sliders (Sloppy Joe, pulled pork & shredded chicken)
  • Hot pretzels with cheese
  • Hot dogs with all the fixings
  • Tater tots
  • Caesar Salad
  • Dessert
  • Dry snacks will be provided throughout the party

Developed by RWS Entertainment Group, S4 Lights and Keen Designs. 

“We are excited to raise your fear with the party of the year produced by RWS Entertainment Group, a New York City based full-service production company that creates award-winning custom entertainment, live events and branded experiences worldwide.”

Club Eternity

SPONSORED BY
Donat Insurance

Zombie Laser Tag Experience | $25
More Info Available at TheDarkness.com | Get Tickets for This Event HERE

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Next to The Darkness Haunted House
Play Zombie Laser inside one of the World’s best zombie laser tag arena’s (located next door to The Darkness).  See one of the best zombie themed attractions in the WORLD while playing a game of zombie laser tag.  Limited to the first 300 players.  No transportation provided.  Located next door to The Darkness approx 1 mile from convention center.

Watch the promo video!

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SATURDAY, MARCH 24th

Makeup Demonstrations
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Trade Show Floor, Makeup Demo Stage
Conducted by the experts in the industry and located right on the show floor on the Makeup Demo Stage located at the front of the 1300 aisle! FREE to all who attend with limited seating available. Don’t miss out on all the latest in special effects and makeup techniques that will make your haunt and your actors really scary and realistic to your customers. 

The Haunted Attraction Association State of the Industry Seminar | FREE for all attendees
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
2nd Floor Convention Center

Room 231
Speakers: The HAA Board of Directors Join the HAA Board of Directors in an open discussion about the 2017 haunt season and the upcoming 2018 season. Moderated by John R. Eslich, President of the Association. We will discuss what went right and what went wrong. Be prepared to ask questions and share your experiences. This is a must attend seminar -hear what other haunters are doing across the U.S. and abroad from marketing to safety to operational tips. It will be packed with valuable information for every haunter whether you are a beginner or a long time haunt veteran. Excellent networking opportunity.
This seminar qualifies for one credit toward C.H.A.O.S. certification

Haunted Attraction Association OSCARES Awards Banquet | Free to all attendees
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm (Doors @ 5:00, Event @ 5:40)
Convention Center Second Floor, Room 241
Make plans to attend the 11th Annual OSCARES Awards Banquet. This event is where the Association rolls out the black carpet and recognizes attraction owners, vendors, and others who have excelled in our industry. Don’t miss this very special event. This Haunted Attraction Association event will offer complimentary food and a cash bar for all to enjoy.

Escape Room Mixer | FREE to ALL Attendees
5:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Cash Bar
Holiday Inn, Broadway/Washington Rooms
Meet other room escape owners from around the world and get a chance to meet and mingle at our Room Escape Happy Hour. Appetizers will be provided. Sponsored by When Hinges Creak

The Darkness Haunted House Live Experience | $60
More Info Available at TheDarkness.com | Get Tickets for This Event HERE

7:00 pm – 9:45 pm | The Darkness Haunted House
The Darkness Haunted House Live Experience includes the all-new multi level Darkness Haunted House, Terror Visions 3D, and Silo-X haunted house.  The Darkness is celebrating its 25th Year of Fear and is totally renovated for this tour!  This event features LIVE ACTORS in all haunts and is limited to the first 800 guests.  (prices rises closer to event book now) Add speed pass $15.00  Add 3 Minute Escape $5.00 (limited to 100 guests).

Watch the promo video!

haunt tour - haunt show web banners - DARKNESS LIVE 2018

TransWorld’s Witches & Warlocks Ball | $30 Pre-show | $35 On Site | BUY NOW
8:00 pm – 1:00 am (Buffet 8:00pm-10:00pm)
Convention Center Ballroom
As TransWorld’s Halloween & Attractions Show winds down… the party is just getting started! Grab your friends, your broom, your wand and prepare for a magical night to remember! Join us for a live DJ, dancing and door prizes, palm reader, tarot card reader (from 9:30 PM till 11:30 PM) plus your party hosts & MC who always bring the FUN! Party with haunters from around the world and celebrate the end of another successful show. Costumes and creative attire ARE ALLOWED* and encouraged (but not required) as you party the night away at the final celebration of the 2018 Halloween & Attractions Show! Tickets are limited, and when they’re gone… they’re gone!

The appetizer selections:

  • Southwestern Nacho Bar Station
  • Pepper and Salsa Station
  • Chicken Quesadillas
  • Poblano Pepper Hummus,  (Served with carrots celery and pita chips)
  • Refried Bean and Roasted Corn Dip, served with Corn Tortilla Chips
  • Dessert Station
  • Cash bar; Iced tea and water included

*The No Costumes Policy DOES NOT apply to this after hours event! 

Witches & Warlocks Ball

SPONSORED BY
FearWorm Hauntvertising Haunt Scheduler Donat Insurance


SUNDAY, MARCH 25th

Makeup Demonstrations
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Trade Show Floor, Makeup Demo Stage
Conducted by the experts in the industry and located right on the show floor on the Makeup Demo Stage located at the front of the 1300 aisle! FREE to all who attend with limited seating available. Don’t miss out on all the latest in special effects and makeup techniques that will make your haunt and your actors really scary and realistic to your customers. 

Donat Insurance

2019 Show Dates & Hours

Trade Show Floor Hours
3/21 Thu. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/22 Fri. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/23 Sat. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/24 Sun. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Buyer Registration Hours
3/20 Wed. 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3/21 Thu. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/22 Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/23 Sat. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/24 Sun. 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Exhibitor Registration Hours
3/19 Tue. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/20 Wed. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/21 Thu. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/22 Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/23 Sat. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/24 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.

Wristbands may be picked up at the Seminar & Events desk.

What People Are Saying About the HAA Show

"If you are a serious haunt owner or operator, you cannot afford to miss TransWorld. It has everything you could possibly need to start up and run a major haunted attraction; from insurance agents and ticketing systems to large scale props, costumes and masks. I’ve attended every year since 1995 and it keeps getting bigger and better"

-Randy Bates, Bates Motel and Pennhurst Asylum

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