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.

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

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 on 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 On 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)!

Wednesday Night Pre-Show Party | Price Pending 
Time & Location TBA
Details Pending


THURSDAY, MARCH 22nd

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
Time & Location TBA 

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


FRIDAY, MARCH 24th

TransWorld Attendee Breakfast | Price Pending
Time & Location TBA

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!

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.


SATURDAY, MARCH 25th

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. 

NEW For 2018 TransWorld’s Witches & Warlocks Ball | Price Pending
Witches & Warlocks Ball8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Location Pending

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


SUNDAY, MARCH 26th

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. 

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

"Since I began attending their Haunt Show in 1998, TransWorld has reliably been the most comprehensive place to see the newest technology, products, props, and innovations our industry has to offer. Whether you are a novice home haunter or a seasoned professional, TransWorld is the must-see show of the year. From the show floor to the educational seminars to the networking opportunities, TW remains committed to their vendors and buyers while playing an important role in helping to advance our industry overall."

-Mike Krausert, Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group

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