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 !


THURSDAY, MARCH 21st

Fifth Annual Don’t Be A Monster Silent Auction
10:00 am Thursday 3/21 through 5:00 pm Saturday 3/23
Trade Show Floor, Booth #TBD
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 fifth 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


FRIDAY, MARCH 22nd

TransWorld Attendee Breakfast | $25 Pre-show | $30 Onsite | BUY NOW
7:45am-9:00am | 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. Trade show floor demo stage sponsored by Paasche Airbrush Co.

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
Convention Center
Room TBD
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.


SATURDAY, MARCH 23rd

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.

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

Room TBD
Speakers: The HAA Board of Directors Join the HAA Board of Directors in an open discussion about the 2018 haunt season and the upcoming 2019 season. Moderated by Brett Hays, 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
Room TBD

Make plans to attend the 12th 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.

TransWorld’s Venetian Vampire 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 fangs, your favorite mask and prepare for a night of mystery and mayhem! 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 20189 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! 

 Venetian Vampire Ball

SPONSORED BY
FearWorm Hauntvertising Donat Insurance


SUNDAY, MARCH 24th

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. Trade show floor demo stage sponsored by Paasche Airbrush Co.

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

"TransWorld is the show where we write all of our business for the entire year. Without this show, there simply would not be a Scare Factory. We work the entire year to come for these four days. TransWorld is everything to us and gives us a chance to reconnect with the entire industry. All of our clients and all of our contacts are in one place."

-David Fachman, President, Scare Factory

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