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.


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
Starts at 5:30 pm, goes as long as you stay!* | 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 (every attendee will receive 2 drink tickets) 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 & bar. (Sponsored by Froggy’s Fog, Donat Insurance & Ticketleap) Drink tickets will be dispersed until 7:30pm and must be used by 8:00pm
*The party will continue as long as enough people want to hang out, complete with DJ!

City Museum Party | $40 Pre-show | $45 Onsite | BUY NOW
8:00 pm-12:00 am | City Museum
The always popular City Museum party is back and is now completely private! Come have fun with friends and fellow haunters, we will have the museum all to ourselves! Your ticket includes:

  • 1 large slice of pizza served in Architectural Hall 8pm-11pm (cheese, vegetarian and meat options available)
  • 1 drink ticket at either bar in Architectural Hall for beer, wine, cocktails, shots and non-alcoholic beverages. Drink tickets will be included until 5pm CST March 21st.  All tickets purchased after this time will not include a drink ticket.
  • Cash bar (2)  8pm-12am in Architectural Hall
  • 8pm-12am candy counter located on 1st floor open for purchases as well as complimentary coat/item check
  • Samwiches Cafe open on mezzanine level from 8pm-11pm for cash food and drink sales
  • FREE parking in the main lot for up to 80 cars
Please note that the Early Bird Pre-Show Discounts for City Museum of $40 per person will end on Monday, March 18th at midnight CDT. Online registration will remain open after that date at the full onsite show pricing of $45 per person. No exceptions on pricing can be made after the cutoff date so please purchase your tickets in plenty of time before the cut off date.
City Museum Party

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.

Christmas Show Networking Mixer | FREE to All Attendees
5:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Cash Bar
Holiday Inn, Broadway/Washington Rooms
Meet and mingle with other Christmas Show buyers, owners and vendors and enjoy some holiday “spirits”! Appetizers and cash bar will be provided.

The Vampire Circus | $40 GA / $50 VIP* Pre-show | $50 GA / $60 VIP* Onsite | BUY NOW
Performance 7:30pm – 8:15pm | Intermission 8:15pm – 8:30pm | Performance Continues 8:30pm – 9:15pm | Ferrara Theatre in America’s Center
This live show is a spirited journey through an abandoned cemetery where an extraordinary circus comes back to life. Populated by a motley collection of off-the-wall characters and incomparable acrobats, The Vampire Circus is a visual vortex set in a twisted acrobatic fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to a true celebration. Concessions (snacks, candy, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) available; concession may be consumed in the theatre (except red wine).

Vampire Circus

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 and cash bar 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, door prizes, drinks (cash bar), appetizers and more, 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 2019 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

"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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