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.


Wednesday, March 20th

Pre-Show Social hosted by the TransWorld Buyers Board | $30 Pre Show | $35 Onsite | BUY NOW
5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Over Under Bar and Grill Located at 911 Washington Ave
Networking with a twist! Join your fellow early attendees at our Inaugural Pre-Show Social.  What better way to kick off the TransWorld Halloween and Attractions show than to gather with attendees from all over the world, and getting to meet some of the most successful owners in the Industry?

Ever wish you could just get in the mind of a successful haunt owner for a few minutes? Do you have questions about Escape Rooms? Thinking of doing a Christmas event? Join these Industry leaders to learn some of their secrets! Ben Armstrong (Netherworld),  Dwayne Sanburn (13th Gate), John Eslich (The Factory of Terror), Randy Bates (The Bates Motel), Tim Dunne (Fright Kingdom), Tim & Ann Marie Gavinski (Wisconsin Feargrounds) and Nancy Jubie (Headless Horseman).

Marketing, Throughput, Supplemental Revenue Opportunities: These topics and others are open for discussion with our experts. Knowledge is valuable – think of this event as a potential gold mine!

This event includes a buffet that will run for 2 hours:

  • Toasted beef ravioli with marinara sauce – a St. Louis tradition!
  • Artichoke spinach fondue served with warm pita
  • Angel hair pasta in Pomodoro sauce
  • Bruschetta
  • Complementary non-alcoholic drinks such as fountain soda, iced tea, hot tea, coffee and milk
  • Cash bar

Would you like to sponsor this event? Click HERE to find out how!


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 – 7:30 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 (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. Drink tickets will be dispersed until 7:30pm and must be used by 8:00pm. Sponsored by Froggy’s Fog, Donat Insurance & Ticketleap.

Darkness Behind-the-Scenes Tour | $119.95 | BUY NOW
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

St Louis Escape / The Darkness / Lemp Haunt / Hive Zombie Haunt / Terror Visions 3D / – Go behind the scenes at multiple haunted houses, and escape rooms including the all-new Pirates Curse Escape. Photos, Videos are allowed. This is an all-access pass to explore some of the best haunts and escape rooms in America. Every attraction has been totally renovated just for this tour with all new sets, animations and special fx. Tour starts at Lemp Brewery and ends with The Darkness. Lemp, Darkness and Escape Rooms are less than 2 miles from the convention center. Limited to the first 375 guests. No additionally tickets will be added. Event will sell out. Tickets are cheaper thru February 20th.

NOTE: This is an offsite event that TransWorld does not produce. All tickets are sold through the promoters of this event. Please be sure to contact the promoters with any questions regarding event details or tickets. Tickets are also sold on site at booth #1117. 

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City Museum Party | $40 Pre-show | $45 Onsite | At The Door $50| 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. Sponsored by Etix.

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 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.

Christmas Show Networking Mixer | FREE to All Attendees sponsored by Mosca Design, Inc.
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. Sponsored by Mosca Design.

Lemp Brewery Haunted House with LIVE ACTORS | $49.95 | BUY NOW
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Lemp Brewery haunted house will open with live actors for the very last time.  Lemp was totally renovated for this tour with new props, animations, scenes, and special FX.  Lemp haunt will NOT OPEN AGAIN for TransWorld.  Go deep underground inside real caves and caverns with Live Actors.  This event is limited to the first 600 tickets sold.  Prices change closer to the show.  Lemp is located at 3500 Lemp Avenue about 2 miles from the convention center. Lemp Brewery House of Occult Live – Visit the history Lemp Brewery and go underground in a real gothic cave system to experience the all-new totally renovated Lemp Haunted House with live actors. This is only the 3rd time Lemp has been opened for the Transworld show and will be the LAST! Lemp will not open again for the Transworld tradeshow. In 2020 Creepyworld will open for tours rather than Darkness/Lemp. Last chance! Tour is limited to the first 600 tickets sold. Times 7 to 10 pm. Lemp will be renovated with new scenes, special fx an animations just for this event. Ticket prices go up after February 20th.

NOTE: This is an offsite event that TransWorld does not produce. All tickets are sold through the promoters of this event. Please be sure to contact the promoters with any questions regarding event details or tickets. Tickets are also sold on site at booth #1117. 

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The Vampire Circus | $40 GA / $50 Premier seating* Pre-show | $50 GA / $60 Premier seating* 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).

Would you like to sponsor this event? Click HERE to find out how!

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 231

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 241

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.

Would you like to sponsor this event? Click HERE to find out how!

The Darkness Live | $49.95 | BUY NOW
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Visit one of the best haunted houses in America with live actors. The Darkness has been totally renovated for this tour with an all-new Hive Zombie Haunt, new sets, scenes, and screams. Our horror museum has been renovated into a new private party room filled with 10 horror themed pinball games. Downstairs at Darkness we’ve created a new scene called ‘Skull Kingdom’ with more animations, fx and detail than any scene we’ve ever built. Last chance to see The Darkness as we’ll open Creepyworld in 2020. Times 7 to 10 pm. Darkness is located less than 2 miles from the convention center. Ticket prices go up after February. Limited to the first 800 guests. Event will sell out.

NOTE: This is an offsite event that TransWorld does not produce. All tickets are sold through the promoters of this event. Please be sure to contact the promoters with any questions regarding event details or tickets. Tickets are also sold on site at booth #1117. 

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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!  Enjoy live entertainment and 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! Sponsored By Donat Insurance & Fearworm

Gore Galore Giveaway

The Grand Prize for the Venetian Vampire Ball raffle will be a Gore Galore “Caustic the Clown” 2.0 Photo Op Character, valued at $2,500! This is NOT a costume; it is a static prop with which people can pose for photos. Full rules and information for this giveaway can be found HERE.

*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.

Gothika Contact Lenses

2020 Show Dates & Hours

Trade Show Floor Hours
3/19 Thu. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/20 Fri. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/21 Sat. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/22 Sun. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Buyer Registration Hours
3/18 Wed. 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
3/19 Thu. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/20 Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/21 Sat. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/22 Sun. 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Exhibitor Registration Hours
3/17 Tue. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/18 Wed. 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
3/19 Thu. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/20 Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/21 Sat. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/22 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.

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