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.

WRISTBANDS FOR SEMINARS & EVENTS CAN BE PICKED UP AT THE SEMINARS & EVENTS REGISTRATION COUNTER DURING THE SHOW


TUESDAY, MARCH 15th

Windy City Haunt Tour sponsored By TicketSpice | $395 per person until March 1 | $425 after March 1 | MORE OPTIONS & INFO


HellsGate Haunted HouseDisturbia Haunted HouseMassacre Haunted HouseBasement of the Dead


Before you head to St. Louis for the 2022 Halloween & Attractions Show, head north to visit four of Chicago’s TOP-RATED* haunted attractions:
HellsGate | Disturbia | Massacre
Basement of the Dead

CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFORMATION!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16th

Transworld’s Networking Night Out! | $55 Person Pre-Show | $70 Onsite | BUY NOW
7:30 pm-10:30 pm 
Holiday Inn – Ballroom
This is a networking event that you don’t want to miss! Networking table topics will cover all industries (Halloween, Haunt, Christmas, Escape Room, Axe Throwing, and More!) Join the Transworld Advisory Boards and other attraction owners as TransWorld hosts a night full of networking with relaxed and productive roundtables. This is not your normal party – this party was created with your needs as an attraction owner!  This event is designed to expose you to individuals in all phases of business to make connections and share information! Here’s how it will work: Each table will have a set of topics (yes, you will change throughout the night), you freely join a topic table that interests you and your business, ask questions, get answers and build business relationships with operators just like you!
Ticket Includes :

  • Hamburger sliders
  • Cheeseburger sliders
  • Grilled chicken sliders
  • House-made chips
  • Iced tea and lemonade
  • There will also be a Cash Bar all evening long!

Networking table topics will cover all industries (Halloween, Haunt, Christmas, Escape Room, Axe Throwing, and More!) and will include (but not be limited to) the following topics:

  • Scenic and lighting design
  • Tech Talk
  • Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Booking Software and Ticketing
  • Day to Day Business
  • Open Conversation
  • Getting Started in the Industry
  • VR Discussions
  • Corporate and Special Events
  • Puzzle & Game Design
  • Immersive Environments
  • Expansion
  • Management and Employees
  • Buying and Selling
  • Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Each table will have 1-3 topic-specific facilitators who will keep the conversation focused.

Seating is extremely limited. Sponsored by TicketLeap


THURSDAY, MARCH 17th

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. Sponsored Granite Insurance

Escape Room Mixer | FREE to ALL Attendees
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Holiday Inn – Ballroom
Meet other room escape owners from around the world and get a chance to mingle at our Room Escape Mixer. Appetizers and a cash bar will be provided. Buyers and exhibitors will get an opportunity to relax, kick back and catch up with industry leaders and enthusiasts We look forward to seeing you there. We will be serving the following:( toasted cheese ravioli, mini chicken tacos , meatballs and a cash bar) Sponsored  By Escape Theory

Escape Room Mixer

City Museum Party | $45 Person Pre-Show | $60 Onsite | BUY NOW
8:00 pm-12:00 am | City Museum | $45 Pre show| $60 Onsite
The always popular City Museum party is back and is  completely private! Come have fun with friends and fellow attendees, we will have the museum all to ourselves! Your ticket includes your choice of a hotdog or a large hot pretzel (if you purchase tickets on or before March 10th), which will be served at Cop Out Food (on the 2nd floor).

DJ Psych Jam from Basement of the Dead playing music in Architectural Hall 8 pm-12 am

Cash bars will be available in the following locations from 8pm-12am:

  • Architectural Hall Full Bar (3rd Floor)
  • Cabin Inn Full Bar (1st Floor)
  • Lizard Lounge Bar (beer, wine & soda on the mezzanine level)
  • Overflow Cafe Bar on the 4th floor (beer, frozen drinks and coffee)

Bar locations subject to change due to Covid restrictions or staffing needs

  • City Museum reserves the right to shut down any bars early or stay open later depending on the flow of business
  • Food and snacks available for purchase in various locations.
  • Lockers available for $10 on the 1st Floor to store any personal items No Coat Check Available
  • FREE parking in the main lot for up to 80 cars.
  • All guests are required to wear masks at all times unless they are eating or drinking while sitting in a designated seating area.

Please note that the Early Bird Pre-Show Discounts for City Museum will end Thursday, March 10th at 11:59 CDT. Online registration will remain open after that date at the full on-site show pricing at $60. No exceptions on pricing can be made after the cutoff date so please purchase your tickets in plenty of time before the cutoff date. Sponsored by FearWorm Hauntvertising

City Museum Party

FRIDAY, MARCH 18th

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
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Doors Open @ 4:00 pm)
Auction starts @ 4:30 pm
America’s Center – Location  Room 231
The Haunted Attraction Association’s (HAA) exciting and fast-paced live auction begins just before the closing of the show floor. Grab a drink (cash bar) with friends, support vendor members of the HAA, and bid on some of the industry’s finest props, animatronics, and service, usually at below ticket prices.  Plus, 100% of all funds raised benefit HAA members & operations! Don’t miss out on the deals, or the fun!

Christmas Show Networking Mixer | FREE to All Attendees
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cash Bar
Holiday Inn – Ballroom
Meet and mingle with other Christmas Show buyers, owners, and vendors and enjoy some holiday “spirits”! Appetizers will mozzarella sticks, pigs in a blanket and meatballs. A cash bar will be provided. Sponsored By Christmas Designers.com

Christmas Mixer

Just added

Darkness Haunted House Behind the Screams Tour
5:30 to 8:30 pm
One Night Only –  Limited to the first 250 Guests –  Cost $185.00 per person –   Tour Details:  Doors open at 5;30, promptly at 6 pm Larry Kirchner will host a question and answer seminar following at 7pm Tour The Darkness Haunted house with THREE YEARS of renovations.  Guests are allowed to video and photo the attraction.  Haunted House will be under show lights minus fog.  Once exiting haunted house guests will filter into Darkness Arcade and Retail Store.  Darkness retail staff will be on hand to answer questions about starting your own store.   Every guests will receive a free copy of Hauntworld Magazine #51.  No transportation or refunds.  Darkness is located at 1525 South 8th Street – St Louis 63104 approx 2 miles from convention center. Get tickets now at http://darkness.Fearticket.com or details at www.haunttours.com

The Vampire Circus | Pre- Show $45 General Admission/  Pre show $55 for VIP seating | Onsite $60 General Admission / Onsite $70 VIP seating | BUY NOW
Act One 7:30pm – 8:15pm | Intermission 8:15pm – 8:30pm | Act Two 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.

Check out the audience’s reaction to previous performances!

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

Casino Night | $35 Person Pre-Show | $50 Onsite | BUY NOW
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm | Landmark Ballroom , Marriott Hotel

Join us for a night full of fun and high roller competition in the world’s largest inflatable casino! No gambling experience is required! All participants will experience life as a high roller for the evening. Come play: Poker, Blackjack, Slots, Craps, Roulette, The Money Wheel, and The Mega Horse Race Derby. Win prizes, listen to the DJ Psych Jam from Basement of the Dead and enjoy light appetizers  served from 8pm-10pm. Crunchy Chicken Pot Stickers, Toasted Cheese Ravioli  and Mini Beef Empanadas and a cash bar. This exciting event is limited to 500 people – so sign up early! (No additional cost to play games) Brought to you by Mega Entertainment / Sponsored by Granite Insurance


SATURDAY, MARCH 19th

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
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
America’s Center – Location Room 124
Join the Haunted Attraction Association (HAA) Board of Directors as they review their successful 2021 goals, and what’s coming in 2022, as they forge ahead with their 3 year strategic plan that is shifting the industry. They’ll highlight data from the 2022 industry-wide survey, and members can email in questions prior to the event.  This is a must-attend seminar – from small to large, indoor to farms/trails, hear what other haunters are doing across the U.S. and abroad, from marketing to safety to operational tips. It’s always packed with content, information and people, so get in line early and do some networking, whether you’re new to haunting, or a veteran.  Once finished, walk next door to enjoy the free OSCARES event!
This seminar qualifies for one credit toward C.H.A.O.S. certification

Haunted Attraction Association OSCARES Awards Banquet | FREE 
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm (Doors open at 5:00 pm, Event begins at 5:40 pm)
America’s Center – Location Room 241
It’s an all new OSCARES for 2022… Newly added awards for mid and small tier attractions nominated by HAA members & board of directors, plus all HAA members get a free drink and priority seating (stop by the HAA booth for your coupon prior to the event), plus food will be served! Make plans to attend the 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. Presented by The Haunted Attraction Association, these awards are the highest achievement in the Halloween and Haunted Attraction industry, plus the event is morphing…something new you won’t want to miss!  Light food and a cash bar are available.

TransWorld’s Room Escape 2022 Bash | Mystery Mayhem: House of Spies | $50 Pre Show | $65 Onsite | BUY NOW
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: BLT’s
Are you the world’s greatest spy? Join Intrigue & Co. for an evening of mystery, trickery, and secret missions as you compete to be the best of the best. Dozens of puzzles, tasks, challenges, and live actors will put your strategic and creative mind to the test in a single night of mayhem you will never forget. Start rumors, gather intel, and form alliances as you accrue the influence necessary to win amongst a crowd of operators, designers, and enthusiasts from across the industry. Full details will remain top secret, so sign up now to secure your spot for the most unexpected fun and adventure you’ll have all week.

BLT’s Signature Taco/Nacho Bar:

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Corn & Flour Soft Tortillas
  • Ground Beef
  • Shredded Chicken
  • Sautéed Onions & Peppers
  • Queso
  • Black Beans
  • Shredded Cheddar
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Pico de Gallo
  • House-Made Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Rice
  • Fountain sodas and iced tea are included with your entry
  • Cash Bar

TransWorld Presents: Trick or Treat – A Vintage Halloween Costume Ball | $35 Pre-show | $50 On Site | BUY NOW
8:00 pm – 1:00 am
America’s Center – Ballroom

As TransWorld’s Halloween & Attractions Show winds down, it’s time to dust off your costumes, gather your friends and prepare all your tricks because TransWorld is serving up a real treat this year! Let’s go back to the days of trick-or-treating glory, where every porch has a light on and the images of jack-o-lanterns illuminate our memories. Ghosts, witches, and vampires roam the streets and fill the America’s Center Ballroom for an evening of nostalgic Halloween entertainment as we look forward to the upcoming Season of Screams with eager anticipation! Join us for a live DJ ( DJ Psych Jam from Basement of the Dead), dancing, drinks (cash bar), appetizers (toasted ravioli with tomato basil marinara, eggrolls with sweet chili sauce, mac & cheese bites, grilled chicken satays with lemon aïoli, and assorted desserts), and more (food served from 8:00pm-10:00pm)! This is your chance to 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 2022 Halloween & Attractions Show! Tickets are limited, and when they’re gone… they’re gone! You won’t want to miss this ultimate Halloween party as it only happens once a year! Sponsored by Froggy’s Fog, Donat Insurance and TicketSpice

Trick or Treat

SUNDAY, MARCH 20th

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. 

2023 Show Dates & Hours

Trade Show Floor Hours
2/2 Thu. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2/3 Fri. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2/4 Sat. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2/5 Sun. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Buyer Registration Hours
2/1 Wed. 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2/2 Thu. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2/3 Fri. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2/4 Sat. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2/5 Sun. 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Exhibitor Registration Hours
1/31 Tue. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2/1 Wed. 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
2/2 Thu. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2/3 Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2/4 Sat. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2/5 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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