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A Guide to 2018's Halloween & Haunted Attraction Conventions Throughout the U.S.

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Halloween may only come around once a year, but for many, including enthusiasts and haunted house owners, the holiday is more of a lifestyle. This type of lifestyle doesn't only get celebrated in October either, the spooky spirit is spread throughout the entire year!

So, if you're a Halloween addict like us, you're probably always looking for a new way to keep the spirit alive during the rest of the year. And Halloween Conventions and Trade Shows are a perfect way to do that!

From TransWorld's Halloween & Attractions Show in St. Louis to Midsummer Scream in California, there are a number of great shows that take place throughout the country. These events are ideal not only for fans of the holiday, but for Haunted House owners, prop makers, makeup artists, set designers, macabre music creators and more. Check out the shows taking place in 2018 and begin your planning!

Halloween Retail and Party Show
Dates: January 12th-15th, 2018

Show Floor Hours:
Friday, Jan. 12th: 9:00 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday, Jan. 13th: 9:00 AM-5:30 PM
Sunday, Jan. 14th: 9:00 AM-5:30 PM
Monday, Jan. 15th: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Address: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana

Corn Party – Corn Mazes & Entertainment
Dates: March 1st-3rd, 2018

Address: Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge, 1200 Burr Ridge Pkwy, Burr Ridge, Illinois

Dates: January 12th-15th, 2018

Address: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana

TransWorld’s Halloween & Attractions Show
Dates: March 22nd-25th, 2018

Trade Show Floor Hours:
Thursday, March 22nd: 10AM – 5PM
Friday, March 23rd: 10AM – 5PM
Saturday, March 24th: 10AM – 5PM
Sunday, March 25th: 10AM – 2PM

Address: America’s Center at 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, Missouri

West Coast Haunters Convention
Dates: April 13th-15th, 2018

Show Floor Hours:
Friday, April 13th: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday, April 14th: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sunday, April 15th: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Address: Hotel DoubleTree – 1000 NE Multnomah St. Portland, OR

Midwest Haunters Convention
Dates: June 26th & 27th, 2018

Show Floor Hours:
Saturday June 26th: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday June 27th: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Address: Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio

Midsummer Scream
Dates: July 28th & 29th, 2018 

Address: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802

Halloween and HauntFest Show
Dates: August 16th-19th, 2018

Address: Mesquite Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite, Texas

Horror Hound Weekend
Dates: March 23rd-25th, 2018

Show Floor Hours:
Friday March 23rd : 5-10 PM
Saturday March 24th: 11 AM-7 PM
Sunday March 25th: 11 AM-5 PM

Address: 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243

Monsterpalooza (10th Anniversary)
Dates: April 13th-15, 2018

Show Floor Hours:
Friday April 13th: 6-11 PM
Saturday April 14th: 11 AM-6 PM
Sunday April 15th: 11 AM-6 PM

Address: 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101

Is there a Convention or Trade Show you don't see on our list? Let us know by commenting below & we'll add it!



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