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HauntedIllinois.com Presents Haunter Horde, a Haunter Gathering, at the Bristol Renaissance Faire - Saturday, July 9th, 2016.
2016 Haunter Horde Gathering Review

By Jennifer Drendel

On July 9, 2016, HauntedIllinois.com hosted its Third Annual Haunter Horde event at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, which is about an hour North of Chicago in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The perfect weather combined with our generous sponsors and our local haunter attendees made for a stupendous day at the Faire!

As soon as the Faire Royalty opened the gates, eager haunters were at the Cotswold Commons ready to sign in and pick up their raffle tickets and their scavenger hunt list. Cotswold Commons is a party space which can be reserved for special events, and it is a coveted space due to the lack of seating near the Faire's countless food vendors. Our scavenger hunt list had thirteen items that could be found throughout the village streets, in the ambient shops, or on Renaissance period costumes. This year, we made the list a little bit more difficult due to the increase in prizes. The possible rewards included a 6 foot tall devilish werewolf crucifix donated by Blood Brood FX, a custom made mask donated by Screams In the Park/Disturbia, a gnarly pumpkin walking stick donated by From Art to Zombies, and a weathered coffin lid donated by Asylum Coffin Co.

During our numerous scheduled gatherings at the Commons, we raffled off multiple prizes from even more generous sponsors; namely, Asylum Coffin Co, Chicago Frights, Closed Casket Studios, Evil Intentions Ghost Tours, Fables Fright Nights, Master Fog, Midnight Syndicate, Nightmare on Chicago Street, Pale Night Productions, Stuartizm Designs, and Zombie Outbreak. As usual, our attendees kept their fingers crossed waiting for their ticket number to be called. We had a lot of happy people walking up to the prize tables to redeem their prizes.

We also invited our guests to partake in the Character Creation Contest, wherein participants had their photos taken in costume and our judges picked three winners. At the end of the day, we announced our contest winners and they received their gift cards from Fright Props, another greathearted sponsor of our event.

This year, we decided to add a "Dead Silent" auction, which boasted a complete airbrush kit donated by Paasche Airbrush Co. , and voice-over work donated by the talented Night Frights . The proceeds from the silent auction, in addition to donations made by attendees, were donated to Scares That Care and Don't Be a Monster, both of which are 501(c)(3) organizations. HauntedIllinois.com promised to match donations, so in total, we were able to donate over $700.00 to these charities!

Our Haunter Horde group was created to promote synergy and diversity within the haunted attraction industry, and to provide haunters with the opportunity to network and visit with each other. It is such a unique crowd of people, and we believe that when we combine our mutual strangeness for a good cause, we can make positive things happen in our community. This year's Haunter Horde event has really been a testament to that initial belief. We are so incredibly proud of our attendees and of our benevolent sponsors. In addition to the charitable sponsors listed above, we would like to thank Haunted Attractions Network, Big Scary Show and Pixel Pushers for assisting us in getting the word out about our group and our event. Without the support of our honorable sponsors, we would not be able to provide this lively event to countless haunters, nor could we share the love with our aforementioned charities.

For more information about our group, or to receive information about next year's Haunter Horde event, please visit www.haunterhorde.com or join our Haunter Horde group on facebook! We hope to see you in 2017!



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Lots of donations from our generous sponsors

Lots of donations from our generous sponsors

Special thanks to our sponsors!

Special thanks to our sponsors!

A great day at the faire!

A great day at the faire!

Donated by Blood Brood FX

Donated by Blood Brood FX

Donated by Asylum Coffin Co

Donated by Asylum Coffin Co

Donated by From Art To Zombies

Donated by From Art To Zombies

Donated by Disturbia: Screams in the Park

Donated by Disturbia: Screams in the Park

Silent Auction prizes donated by Paasche Airbrush and Night Frights

Silent Auction prizes donated by Paasche Airbrush and Night Frights

Character Creation Contest prizes donated by FrightProps

Character Creation Contest prizes donated by FrightProps

Donated by Master Fog

Donated by Master Fog

Donated by Zombie Outbreak

Donated by Zombie Outbreak

Donated by Midnight Syndicate

Donated by Midnight Syndicate

Donated by Evil Intentions

Donated by Evil Intentions

Donated by Stuartizm Designs LLC

Donated by Stuartizm Designs LLC

Donated by Closed Casket Studios

Donated by Closed Casket Studios

Donated by Pale Night Productions

Donated by Pale Night Productions

Donated by Asylum Coffin Co

Donated by Asylum Coffin Co

Prizes from Midnight Syndicate, Nightmare on Chicago St and HauntedIllinois.com

Prizes from Midnight Syndicate, Nightmare on Chicago St and HauntedIllinois.com

Donated by HauntedIllinois.com

Donated by HauntedIllinois.com

Donated by Chicago Frights

Donated by Chicago Frights

Donated by Fables Fright Nights

Donated by Fables Fright Nights

Donated by Evil Intentions

Donated by Evil Intentions

Donated by Master Fog

Donated by Master Fog

Donated by Master Fog

Donated by Master Fog

Donated by Master Fog

Donated by Master Fog

Donated by Master Fog

Donated by Master Fog

Donated by Midnight Syndicate

Donated by Midnight Syndicate

Donated by Midnight Syndicate

Donated by Midnight Syndicate

Donated by Pale Night Productions

Donated by Pale Night Productions

Donated by Stuartizm Designs LLC

Donated by Stuartizm Designs LLC

Donated by Stuartizm Designs LLC

Donated by Stuartizm Designs LLC

Donated by Stuartizm Designs LLC

Donated by Stuartizm Designs LLC

Donated by Zombie Outbreak

Donated by Zombie Outbreak

Donated by Zombie Outbreak

Donated by Zombie Outbreak

Donated by Fables Fright Nights

Donated by Fables Fright Nights

Donated by Evil Intentions

Donated by Evil Intentions

Donated by Nightmare on Chicago Street

Donated by Nightmare on Chicago Street

Donated by Asylum Coffin Co

Donated by Asylum Coffin Co

Donated by HauntedIllinois.com

Donated by HauntedIllinois.com

Donated by Chicago Frights

Donated by Chicago Frights

Donated by Closed Casket Studios

Donated by Closed Casket Studios

Donated by Fables Fright Nights

Donated by Fables Fright Nights

Donated by Fables Fright Nights

Donated by Fables Fright Nights

Donated by Evil Intentions

Donated by Evil Intentions

Donated by Master Fog

Donated by Master Fog

Donated by Master Fog

Donated by Master Fog

Donated by Master Fog

Donated by Master Fog

Donated by Midnight Syndicate

Donated by Midnight Syndicate

Donated by Midnight Syndicate

Donated by Midnight Syndicate

Donated by Midnight Syndicate

Donated by Midnight Syndicate

Donated by Pale Night Productions

Donated by Pale Night Productions

Donated by Stuartizm Designs LLC

Donated by Stuartizm Designs LLC

Donated by Stuartizm Designs LLC

Donated by Stuartizm Designs LLC

Donated by Stuartizm Designs LLC

Donated by Stuartizm Designs LLC

Donated by Stuartizm Designs LLC

Donated by Stuartizm Designs LLC

Donated by Zombie Outbreak

Donated by Zombie Outbreak

Donated by Zombie Outbreak

Donated by Zombie Outbreak

Donated by Zombie Outbreak

Donated by Zombie Outbreak

Donated by Fables Fright Nights

Donated by Fables Fright Nights

Donated by Nightmare on Chicago Street

Donated by Nightmare on Chicago Street

Donated by Asylum Coffin Co

Donated by Asylum Coffin Co

Donated by Asylum Coffin Co

Donated by Asylum Coffin Co

Donated by Asylum Coffin Co

Donated by Asylum Coffin Co

Donated by From Art To Zombies

Donated by From Art To Zombies

Donated by Blood Brood FX

Donated by Blood Brood FX

Donated by Disturbia: Screams in the Park

Donated by Disturbia: Screams in the Park

Donated by Paasche Airbrush

Donated by Paasche Airbrush

Donated by Night Frights

Donated by Night Frights

Character Creation Contest

Character Creation Contest

Character Creation Contest

Character Creation Contest

Character Creation Contest

Character Creation Contest

Character Creation Contest

Character Creation Contest

Character Creation Contest

Character Creation Contest

Character Creation Contest

Character Creation Contest

3rd Place - Character Creation Contest

3rd Place - Character Creation Contest

2nd Place - Character Creation Contest

2nd Place - Character Creation Contest

1st Place - Character Creation Contest

1st Place - Character Creation Contest

Character Creation Contest - Top 3

Character Creation Contest - Top 3

 
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