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


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18th

Networking Night Out! Featuring Room Escape Advisory Board and Established Owners | $50 Person Pre-Show | $60 Onsite | BUY NOW
7:30 pm-10:30 pm (dinner, check in and pre-mingle starts at 7:30 pm)
BLT’s – Breakfast, Lunch and Tacos located at 626 N. 6th Street, St. Louis, MO 63116   (314)925-8505
Your feedback has been heard! This is a networking event that you don’t want to miss! Join the REC Advisory Board and Established Owners as they host a night full of networking at an awesome venue with relaxed and productive roundtables. This is not your normal party – this party was created with your needs as an escape room operator in mind!  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: (NEW TWIST) Each table will have a set of topics (yes, you will change throughout the night), join a topic table, ask questions, get answers and build business relationships with operators just like you! Don’t worry, there will be a food and non-alcoholic beverages included in your ticket: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Taco/Nacho Bar which includes all Fountain Beverages & Iced Tea (non-alcoholic beverages). There will also be a Cash Bar all evening long!

Table talk topics will include (but not limited to):

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

Seating is limited – Book Now! Produced by the Escape Room Owners Board

Networking Night Out

 

Casino Night | $30 Person Pre-Show | $35 Onsite | BUY NOW
8:00 pm | Holiday Inn Hotel (Across the street from the Convention Center)
Join us for a night full of fun and high roller competition in the world’s largest inflatable casino! No gambling experience 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 and enjoy light appetizers and a cash bar. Limit 300 people – so sign up early! ( No additional cost to play games) Brought to you by Mega Entertainment

Casino Night

THURSDAY, MARCH 19th

Sixth Annual Don’t Be A Monster Silent Auction
10:00 am Thursday 3/19 through 5:00 pm Saturday 3/21
Trade Show Floor, Booth #2031
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 sixth 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/transworld-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.

The Lock Lounge
Trade Show Floor, Booth #3115
Unlock amazing networking at the Lock Lounge on the trade show floor – details HERE.

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 Buyers 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. Alcohol sponsor Bacardi

Behind-the-Scenes Tours of The Darkness, Lemp Brewery, etc. | $125
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Behind the Scenes Tour includes tour of St Louis Escape (5 Escape Rooms Mummy – Cellar – Hotel – Pirates and the new Wonderful Wizard of Oz)  Lemp Brewery Haunted House, Terror Visions 3D and the Darkness Haunted House.  Photos and video are allowed.  Tours start at Lemp Brewery Haunted House 7-8 pm.  St Louis Escape 7:30 to 8:30 pm.  The Darkness w/ Terror Visions 7:30 to 9pm. Limited to the first 350 tickets sold.

Learn more details at www.haunttours.com or buy tickets https://darkness.fearticket.com. Please note that this is an independent event with its own ticketing – visit the Hauntworld booth for answers to any questions.

City Museum Party | Price $45 Pre-show | $50 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 attendees, we will have the museum all to ourselves! Your ticket includes:

  • 1 ticket for a large slice of pizza (cheese, vegetarian and meat options available) served in Architectural Hall (3rd Floor) or the Mezzanine Level Cafe (In between the 1st & 2nd Floor) 8pm-11pm
  • 1 drink ticket to be used at either bar in Architectural Hall for beer, wine, cocktails, shots and non-alcoholic beverages. Drink tickets will be included until 5pm CST March 18th. All tickets purchased after this time will not include a drink ticket.
  • D.J playing music in Architectural Hall 8pm-12am
  • Cash bars available in various locations; Architectural Hall (3rd Floor), Vault Room (2nd Floor) Cabin Room (1st Floor) 8pm-12am
  • Food and snacks available for purchase in various locations: Vault Room, Mezzanine Level Cafe, and 4th Floor 8pm-12am
  • Coat check will be available for $2 per item in the Vault Room (2nd Floor) 8pm-12am
  • Candy counter will be open for purchases
  • 3rd floor café, Beatnik Bob’s, will be open
  • FREE parking in the main lot for up to 80 cars

Please note that the Early Bird Pre-Show Discounts for City Museum will end Monday, March 9th at 11:59  CDT. Online registration will remain open after that date at the full onsite show pricing $50 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 FearWorm Hauntvertising.

City Museum Party

FRIDAY, MARCH 20th

TransWorld Attendee Breakfast | $40 Pre-show | $45 Onsite | BUY NOW
8:45am-10:00am | ROOM 241| Convention Center ( Breakfast will be served)
Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade from TransWorld Halloween Buyer Board, which is a group made up of the top rated haunted house owners in the industry. Whether you are just starting out or have been in the Halloween industry for years, the TransWorld Attendee Breakfast is a perfect start to your day. In this rare panel discussion you get a chance to ask a wide variety of questions. These owners will pull back the curtains and give you first-hand information about running a Halloween themed attraction. 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 their 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.

The Lock Lounge
Trade Show Floor, Booth #3115
Unlock amazing networking at the Lock Lounge on the trade show floor – details HERE.

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
5:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Cash Bar
Holiday Inn, Laclede/Soulard Rooms- Sponsored By The Christmas Light Emporium
Meet and mingle with other Christmas Show buyers, owners and vendors and enjoy some holiday “spirits”! Appetizers and cash bar will be provided.

Christmas Mixer

Lemp Brewery Live Show | $50
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lemp Haunted House LIVE with actors.  Experience the all-new Lemp Haunted House featuring new scenes, screams and more. Go deep underground in real caves one of the most unique haunted houses in America.  Limited to the first 500 tickets sold. Times 7 to 9:30 pm.  Lemp is located about 1 mile from The Darkness and only a couple miles from the St Louis Convention Center. 3500 Lemp Avenue.

Learn more details at www.haunttours.com or buy tickets https://darkness.fearticket.com. Please note that this is an independent event with its own ticketing – visit the Hauntworld booth for answers to any questions.

The Vampire Circus | $40 GA / $50 Premier seating ( Limited)* 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!

Check out the audience reaction at last year’s performance!

TransWorld’s Room Escape 2020 Bash | Unlocking the Fun! | $35 Pre Show | $40 Onsite | BUY NOW
9:30 pm – 1:00 am
Holiday Inn Ballrooms Broadway/Washington

From 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm enjoy a Baked Potato Bar with all of the fixings plus one drink ticket for either wine or beer.  Cash bar open all evening long!
Grab your friends for a night of mystery and FUN! In the mystery game “Cold Feet“, it is the night of the wedding dinner for the strangest marriage of the decade. Leila Virov and Clarence DeLillo are tying the knot, much to the chagrin of all involved. Almost every member of each family has something to gain or lose at this wedding, and in a small city like this one, family matters are deadly serious. Will your team outsmart the others and get to the bottom of this mystery?Unlocking the Fun!


SATURDAY, MARCH 21st

The Lock Lounge
Trade Show Floor, Booth #3115
Unlock amazing networking at the Lock Lounge on the trade show floor – details HERE.

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 | Members Only
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 2019 haunt season and the upcoming 2020 season. Moderated by Brett Moliter, 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. PLEASE NOTE: As of this year, you must be an active member of the Haunted Attraction Association to attend this event. You may join the Haunted Attraction Association at their booth on the trade show floor.
This seminar qualifies for one credit toward C.H.A.O.S. certification

Haunted Attraction Association OSCARES Awards Banquet | FREE to Members / $10 for Non-Members
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. Presented by The Haunted Attraction Association at TransWorld’s Halloween & Attractions Show in St. Louis, these awards are the highest achievement in the Halloween and Haunted Attraction 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. PLEASE NOTE: As of this year, Haunted Attraction Association Members may attend this event at no extra charge, and may bring a +1. Non-Members who are not a Member’s +1 must pay a $10 entry fee. You may join the Haunted Attraction Association at their booth on the trade show floor.

Escape Room Mixer | FREE to ALL Attendees
5:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Cash Bar
Holiday Inn, Laclede/Soulard Rooms
Meet other room escape owners from around the world and get a chance to mingle at our Room Escape Mixer. Appetizers and 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. Sponsored By Xola

The Darkness Live Show | $60
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Darkness Haunted House with LIVE actors.  Experience the all-new Darkness with Terror Visions 3D.  The Darkness will feature multiple new scenes, special fx, screams and more.  The Darkness is located about a mile from the St Louis Convention Center.  Limited to the first 600 tickets sold.  1525 South 8th Street downtown.  The Darkness also features a new 5 minute escape room ‘Buried Alive Coffin Escape’ limited to only 115 tickets.

Learn more details at www.haunttours.com or buy tickets https://darkness.fearticket.com. Please note that this is an independent event with its own ticketing – visit the Hauntworld booth for answers to any questions.

TransWorld’s Blue Moon Rising: A Werewolf’s Ball | $30 Pre-show | $35 On Site | BUY NOW
8:00 pm – 1:00 am (Appetizers served from  8:00pm-10:00pm)
Convention Center Ballroom

As TransWorld’s Halloween & Attractions Show winds down, it will be time to gather your Werewolf Pack and lead them to the “Gathering” as we celebrate one of the rarest celestial events — the Blue Moon Rising.  A full moon on Halloween only happens every 18-19 years, but the wait is almost over since this blue moon will fill the sky on that most magical of nights in 2020.  To help usher in this Halloween moon, Werewolves are invited to convene upon the America’s Center Ballroom for an evening of fur-raising entertainment as we look forward to the upcoming Season of Screams with eager anticipation!  Join us for a live DJ, dancing, door prizes, drinks (cash bar), appetizers and more howling-good fun.  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 2020 Halloween & Attractions Show! Tickets are limited, and when they’re gone… they’re gone!  You won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate such a rare and unique event!  After all, the Halloween Moon is so rare that it will not be seen again until 2037.  Sponsored By Donat Insurance

*Costumes are welcome at this event!
Blue Moon Rising: A Werewolf's Ball

SPONSORED BY
Donat Insurance


SUNDAY, MARCH 22nd

The Lock Lounge
Trade Show Floor, Booth #3115
Unlock amazing networking at the Lock Lounge on the trade show floor – details HERE.

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.

2021 Show Dates & Hours

Trade Show Floor Hours
3/4 Thu. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/5 Fri. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/6 Sat. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/7 Sun. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Buyer Registration Hours
3/3 Wed. 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
3/4 Thu. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/5 Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/6 Sat. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/7 Sun. 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Exhibitor Registration Hours
3/2 Tue. 9:00 AM - 700 PM
3/3 Wed. 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
3/4 Thu. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/5 Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/6 Sat. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3/7 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

"TransWorld's Halloween & Attractions Show has always been a critical part of our success. This year we moved NETHERWORLD and had to spend every waking moment on the new building. The only show we attended was in St. Louis because it really is that important - everything and everyone is there. If you are in the business, want to get in this business, or just LOVE the haunt industry there is simply no better show to attend."

-Ben Armstrong, Owner, Netherworld Haunted House

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