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2021 Haunt Industry Event Calendar's calendar of Halloween, Haunted House, Horror and Paranormal events, conventions & gatherings.
Halloween, Haunted House, Horror and Paranormal events, conventions & gatherings.
Illinois Events
American Hauntings Annual Dead Of Winter (Alton, IL)
February 6, 2021

Join American Hauntings for the 23rd Annual Dead of Winter Event! Celebrate ghosts, hauntings, folklore, and legends " while supporting a great cause of helping to feed the hungry in the region! We'll be doing things a little different this year " due to the issues caused by the ongoing pandemic - but we'll still be offering a fun day and some eerie After Hours events. You'll have the chance to be chilled by presentations on ghosts, hauntings, and the unexplained; meet speakers and authors; browse the vendor room; and experience the most fun you'll have all winter!

2021 Days of the Dead: Chicago (Des Plaines, IL)
April 9-11, 2021

DAYS OF THE DEAD's primary goal is to bring back the concept of the genre convention being a welcoming social gathering of like minded friends and fans and not just another "pay-and-go" autograph show that has become an all too common (and impersonal) experience in the convention scene. Chock full of special events tailored just for the fans, an active after hours scene of horror themed parties, and a massive guest list of the hottest celebrity guests, artists, and up and coming independent film makers, DAYS OF THE DEAD is rewriting the script and setting the bar for what a true horror convention weekend should look like.

Midwest Haunters Convention (Rosemont, IL)
June 4-6, 2021

The Midwest Haunters Convention is the largest Halloween show of its kind in the US, dedicated to ALL Haunters; actors, enthusiasts, home/pro haunters and Halloween enthusiasts. Open to the public the MHC features a haunted house, horror and Halloween trade show, educational seminars & workshops, chartered bus tours, a massive Masquerade ball, multiple contests, family-friendly activities and much more!

Haunted America Conference (Alton, IL)
July 23-24, 2021

Join American Hauntings as we return to "one of the most haunted small towns in America" in 2021! The biggest and best supernatural event of the year brings you another spectacular year of new and returning speakers on ghosts, hauntings, the paranormal, and the unexplained -- plus how-to workshops, ghost hunts, special events, haunted tours, and much more!

Non-Illinois Events
Halloween and Party Expo with Hauntcon (Virtual Event)
January 19-21, 2021

Today we are sharing the difficult decision that the upcoming Halloween & Party Expo, scheduled to take place January 22-24, 2021 in Dallas, Texas as well as the co-located HAuNTcon event will now pivot to a virtual event for the Halloween, party, celebration and haunt community. We continue to put the health, safety and wellbeing of our team, customers, partners, family and friends above all other priorities and those values remain most important to us. In light of both governmental direction and general public health advisories a face-to-face event will not be possible with the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the government issued State of Disaster in Texas

Fear Expo (Virtual Event)
March 19-21, 2021

The owners of Fear Expo want to invite you to an amazing online experience. The mission statement behind Fear Expo is.. To help improve the quality of online services for the entire Haunt Industry. We promise to never grow too big to help the little guy and to remember that without our Vendors, Sponsors, & Attendees we would not have a show. We will always have a free spot for any vendor that needs help and will never charge for attendance. Fear Expo is committed to helping honest and hard working Vendors & Haunt Owners connect with each other.

West Coast Haunters Convention (Virtual Event)
May 1-2, 2021

Thank you for being part of the West Coast Haunters Convention Community. While it is a difficult decision, our board decided to cancel its 12th annual gathering at the Doubletree Portland in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. We remain committed to our haunt community and will again offer a free virtual event, Saturday and Sunday, May 1st, and 2nd. This event will also have live-streamed classes and events.

Transworlds Halloween & Attractions Show (St. Louis, MO)
May 6-9, 2021

t's hard to believe during these challenging times that the holiday season is here already! As we all scramble to come up with creative ways to safely celebrate with family and friends, we want to update you on the status of our 2021 show. Due to the spike in numbers regarding COVID-19 we have made the difficult decision to push back our show dates from March to May. Our new dates are May 6-9, 2021.

TransWorld's Room Escape Conference (St. Louis, MO)
May 6-9, 2021

The nation's largest dedicated conference for the emerging room escape industry features interactive exhibits & vendors, on-site demos, networking opportunities and dozens of targeted educational seminars presented by escape game industry leaders from both the United States and Canada.

Michigan Hauntfest 2021 (Munith, MI)
June 26-27, 2021

Michigan Hauntfest is a haunters camping get-together for home and pro haunters alike. Located at The Oaks Campground in Munith, Michigan.

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