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 HERE! After 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, FEBRUARY 1

Flamingo Bowl Happy Hour!  |HAA Members Pre-Show $45| HAA Members $60 Onsite  |  Pre-Show $60 | $75 Onsite | BUY NOW
4:00 pm- 7:00 pm ( Happy Hour)
Flamingo Bowl, 1117 Washington Ave (Just up the street from the America’s Center)

Get a head start on seeing friends, networking, and blowing at the all new WELCOME BACK MIXER!  Join TransWorld and the Haunted Attraction Association (HAA), as we take over the Flamingo Bowl for Happy Hour! Enjoy pizza, a salad  and appetizers (chicken tenders, cocktail smokies and veggie spring rolls). One drink ticket is included in your with you ticket. A cash bar is available… Best of all, the highest bowling score of the evening wins a full year HAA membership!  Current 2023 HAA members saves you  $15 , off the  admission for this event.  Don’t miss out on starting this weekend off on the right foot!


TransWorld’s Networking Night Out! | $60 Person Pre-Show | $80 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, Interactive Entertainment 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 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: 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 with dip
  • Mozzarella sticks
  • There will also be a Cash Bar all evening long!

Please note food will only be served from 7:30pm-9:30pm

Networking table topics will cover all industries (Halloween, Haunt, Christmas, Interactive Entertainment and more!*) and will include (but not be limited to) the following topics:

  • Marketing
  • Getting Started in the Industry
  • Day to Day Business
  • Scenic and lighting design
  • Tech Talk
  • Customer Service
  • Booking Software and Ticketing
  • Corporate and Special Events
  • Puzzle & Game Design
  • Ask The Expert
  • Immersive Environments
  • Expansion
  • Management and Employees
  • Buying and Selling
  • Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Open Conversation

   *Each table will have 1-3 topic-specific facilitators who will keep the conversation focused.

Seating is extremely limited so register ASAP!

Sponsored by TicketLeap


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2

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


Christmas Show Networking Mixer | FREE to All Attendees
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cash Bar
Magnolia Hotel St. Louis- Robie’s
Meet and mingle with other Christmas Show buyers, owners, and vendors and enjoy some holiday “spirits”! Appetizers will be mini fried chicken tacos, tomato mozzarella crostini and toasted meat ravioli. A cash bar will be provided. Sponsored By ChristmasDesigners.com

Christmas Mixer

City Museum Party | $50 Person Pre-Show | $65 Onsite | BUY NOW
8:00 pm-12:00 am
City Museum, 750 N 16th St.

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 January 27th), 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.

  • 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 $8 on the 1st Floor to store any personal items No Coat Check Available
  • 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  Friday, January 27th 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, FEBRUARY 3

The Haunted Attraction Association State of the Industry Seminar | FREE
9:00am-10:00am
America’s Center – Location Room 132 

Join the Haunted Attraction Association (HAA) Board of Directors as they quickly review 2022 and discuss 2023 concerns and insights with audience members.  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 DO NOT miss this seminar to plan for your future. This seminar qualifies for one credit toward C.H.A.O.S. certification.


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


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 fundraiser 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 at this exciting, fast paced, filled-room event!


Interactive Entertainment Mixer | FREE to ALL Attendees
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Magnolia Hotel St. Louis – Robie’s

Meet other owners and operators from around the world and get a chance to mingle at our Interactive Entertainment 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 operators of all levels. We look forward to seeing you there.

We will be serving the following: Mozzarella sticks, meatballs marinara and mini fried chicken tacos. There will be a cash bar.Sponsored by Mega Entertainment


 Transworld Professional Holiday Lighting Education Series Party | Pre – Show $75 | Onsite $90 | BUY NOW
5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Flamingo Bowl, 1117 Washington Ave (Just up the street from the America’s Center)

This party is  included if you bought the Professional Holiday Lighting Education Series . For those wishing to just attend the party you are welcome to join this event.

  • Open bar featuring domestic draft beer, wine and well drinks for two hours
  • Pizza, quesadillas, chicken tenders and meatballs
  • Bowling!

New for 2023 from the producers of Vampire Circus : The Asylum
PRE-SHOW: $50 General Admission | $60 for VIP seating
 | BUY NOW
ON-SITE: $65 General Admission | $75 VIP seating

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 crazy journey through an Asylum run by a mad doctor and tells a visual tale of the motley collection of off-the-wall occupants. As the trapped freaks and fringe performers become unhinged before your eyes, this extraordinary circus comes alive! The Asylum 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!


TransWorld’s Christmas Show presents: Let It Glow… Let It Glow… Let It Glow!  | Pre Show $60 | Onsite $75 | BUY NOW
8:30 pm – 12:00 am
Magnolia Hotel – Ballroom

The stockings are hung and the tree is trimmed, everything is set for the season to begin… you have worked so hard, now it’s time to raise the bar. Previous parties have been such a hit, for this year… Let’s Get Lit!

Just as you take your business to the next level, this year’s TransWorld Christmas Show celebration is less about snow but ALL ABOUT THE GLOW! This party is about getting down to great music, good food and networking with industry friends and colleagues. Pack your neon or wear all white – this event will be glowing all night!

Featuring the following from 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm:

  • Slider Station: Burger Sliders and Mini Chicken Sliders Grilled Chicken,& accompaniments
  • Fry & Tot Station: Tots, Fries, Ketchup, Mustard, Cheese Sauce, Bacon, Pico de Gallo, Pickled Jalapeno, Scallions

Sponsored by Holiday Outdoor Decor


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4

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


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

The most celebrated awards event of our industry with light food and a cash bar! Back and better than ever, the all new format and feel of OSCARES is being raved by all!  HAA has added new awards for mid and small tier attractions nominated by HAA members.   All HAA members get a free drink and priority seating (stop by the HAA booth for your coupon *prior* to the event).  This event rolls out the black carpet and recognizes attraction owners, vendors, and others who have excelled in our industry…nominated by YOU. Presented by The Haunted Attraction Association, these awards are the highest achievement in the Halloween and Haunted Attraction industry, so join this FREE event with light food and a cash bar, as we celebrate some of the best in the industry!


TransWorld’s Interactive Entertainment Show presents:
The Masquerade (an interactive adventure mystery)  | $60 Pre Show | $75 Onsite |
BUY NOW
7:00pm – 9:30pm
BLT’s, 626 N 6th St., just a couple of blocks from the America’s Center

Are you ready for an adventurous night out? Are you up for this year’s newest challenge? Join Intrigue & Co for an adventure of high society and deep betrayals! Get ready to solve puzzles, gather information and fool your way close enough to the target to strike! Join your new friends from across the industry for an evening of merry mischief… if you can trust them!

Full details of this event will remain top secret, so sign up now to get your spot in our most intriguing and dastardly adventure yet!

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: DEAD MAN’S PARTY – A Zombified Costume Ball
$40 Pre-show | $55 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 crawl out of your grave, put on your fetid finery, join your horde and shamble on over for a Dead Man’s Party! Join your fellow grave ghouls and rancid revenants for an evening of undead 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 ( Beef Wellington, cheese quesadillas, chicken satay and  spring rolls with   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 2023 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! It’s a Dead Man’s Party – who could ask for more?
Sponsored by FCIS Specialty Insurance and TicketSpice

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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