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American Hauntings' Annual Dead of Winter Festival
American Hauntings' Annual Dead of Winter Festival will be held in Carlinville, Illinois on February 11th, 2017.


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The Dead of Winter Festival Travels for the First Time to Carlinville, Illinois!

Join American Hauntings for one of our oldest events -- first started back in 1999 -- as we celebrate ghosts, hauntings and the macabre at the famed Dead of Winter Festival! Come discover the spirits of the infamous, historic and haunted "Million Dollar Courthouse" in Carlinville, Illinois -- one of the most haunted places in the state -- and be chilled by presentations on ghosts, hauntings, spirited locations, and much more!

Meet authors and speakers on strange phenomena, network with other ghost enthusiasts from all over the Midwest, join us for an after-hours ghost hunt, sign up to win raffle prizes -- including books; tour passes; unusual prizes and collectibles, tickets to the 2017 Haunted America Conference; and more! Make this a haunted weekend you won't soon forget!

The 2017 Festival will be held on February 11th at the Macoupin County Courthouse in downtown Carlinville, Illinois, located at 200 East Main Street. From Noon to 5:00 p.m., we'll be offering a roster of speakers on the supernatural. You'll also be able to check out the vendor's tables, see the building, and sign up for raffle prizes.

Admission to the Daytime Event is FREE, with a canned or non-perishable item to benefit local food banks in the area. There are nearly 20,000 people in need in Macoupin County and 7,000 of them are children. We'll be donating all of the items collected to a local charity, so bring a canned good or non-perishable food item with you for entry to this eerie event!

After the daytime event, a limited number of lucky ghost hunters will be able to take part in a late-night investigation of the courthouse and search for the lingering spirits that haunt this massive building. Reservations are required, but tickets must be picked up on the day of the event! Check out for more information and reservations.

Staying the night in Carlinville? We recommend the Magnuson Grand Hotel, which is just 15 minutes from Carlinville and just off Interstate 55, 19067 West Frontage Road, Raymond, IL, just across from Lisa's Antique Mall. Call the hotel directly at (217) 324-2100 and mention American Hauntings for a discounted rate.



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