Ernest N Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA,
January 25 - 27, 2019

HAuNTcon 2018 on MSNBC’s Your Business!

Check out the MSNBC Your Business coverage of HAuNTcon 2018!

Thank you for making 2018 a success!

Thank you to our haunter family, vendors, speakers and partners for making HAuNTcon 2018 such a success! From the tours and education sessions, to largest vendor floor to date, hands-on workshops, new crypt build and this year’s legendary costume ball, we couldn’t have had a better time getting to meet each and every one of you and celebrating the haunt community.

We look forward to seeing you next year – January 25-27 – back in New Orleans and have big plans to double the size of the show in 2019 all with your feedback and ideas in mind.

If you need a HAuNTcon fix in the meantime, take a look at some pictures below and be sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram for year round updates! If you didn’t attend the show, but want to hear more about next year, fill out the form to the right!


2018 Registration is LIVE!

To purchase your ticket to HAuNTcon 2018, head over to HauntPay now by clicking HERE.

Don’t miss out on your chance to get one of only a handful of VIP Passes to HAuNTcon 2018!

Your pass will get you:

  • 3 days of HAuNTcon education
  • Both the HAuNTcon and Halloween & Party Expo tradeshows
  • Friday Costume Ball
  • Show floor networking events
  • Sunday Garage Sale
  • A commemorative T-Shirt
  • Early tradeshow access
  • Front row seating in education sessions
  • Raffle entry for a one-hour industry consultation
Register now for this limited offer by clicking HERE.


Ticketing Options
VIP Pass

3 days of HAuNTcon education, both the HAuNTcon and Halloween & Party Expo tradeshows, Friday Costume Ball, Show floor networking events, Sunday Garage Sale, Commemorative T-Shirt, early tradeshow access, front row seating in education sessions and raffle entry for a one-hour industry consultation.

Full Weekend Pass

3 full days of HAuNTcon education, access to the HAuNTcon and Halloween & Party Expo tradeshows, Friday Costume Ball, Show floor networking events and Sunday Garage Sale

One Day Pass

One day of HAuNTcon education, access to the HAuNTcon and Halloween and Party Expo tradeshows, and show floor networking event.

Tradeshow Only – FRIDAY

Single day of HAuNTcon and Halloween & Party Expo tradeshow access. Have a Promo code? Enter it here for Free Exhibit Hall Admission!

Tradeshow Only – SATURDAY

Single day of HAuNTcon and Halloween & Party Expo tradeshow access. Have a Promo code? Enter it here for Free Exhibit Hall Admission!

Tradeshow Only – SUNDAY

Single day of HAuNTcon and Halloween & Party Expo tradeshow access. Have a Promo code? Enter it here for Free Exhibit Hall Admission!

Limited Edition HAuNTcon T-Shirt $20

Open Call for Speakers

HAuNTcon Education 2018

We are looking for the best of the best in the Haunt Industry to offer their expertise and share the latest trends.  If you are objective, dynamic and have boundless enthusiasm for sharing your expertise and knowledge, we would love to hear from you!

Please complete the information below to be considered for the 2018 HAuNTcon program.  Submissions will be reviewed to determine if a speaker and topic are a good fit for the 2018 program.  Please note: Advanced classes are a focal point for the 2018 education program and will be given preference.

Submission Deadline: November 10, 2017.  Access the submission form HERE.

Book Your Hotel for HAuNTcon 2018!


The Haunter’s Hotel is:

Staybridge Suites New Orleans French Quarter
501 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Take advantage of the Haunter’s Discount Rate, available ONLY for HAuNTcon 2018 participants. CLICK HERE to make your reservations before they SELL OUT!

Please note: Connections Housing is the ONLY official housing company associated with HAuNTcon 2018. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering housing for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with the show and entering into financial agreements with such companies can have costly consequences.

If you have any questions regarding hotels or your reservations, please contact Connection Housing at 855-476-6976.

HAuNTcon Now Co-located with Halloween & Party Expo

Events bring major Halloween groups under one roof to enhance visitor experience



Trumbull, CT June 13, 2017 — Urban Expositions announced today the acquisition of HAuNTcon, the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, a B2B exposition for the Haunted House Industry.  The industry leading event, will complement Urban’s specialty portfolio which includes Halloween & Party Expo reinforcing the market position for the Halloween, Party and Celebration Industries.HAuNTcon and Halloween & Party Expo will co-locate beginning with the 2018 event, January 12th – 15th, in New Orleans, Louisiana offering buyers an unrivaled one-stop access to the most comprehensive range of products and services to serve the needs of its customers, including Haunted Attractions, Costume Stores, Party Stores, Amusement & Theme Parks, Family Entertainment Centers, Grocers, Drug Stores and Gift Stores. Read More.

It’s New Orleans!


Amazing Haunt Tours, Phenomenal Education, and THE best people in the haunt industry!

To the attendees, speakers, vendors, haunt owners who graciously opened their attractions for us, and all of the volunteers who make the show possible, we offer you a heartfelt THANK YOU for making HAuNTcon 2017 a massive success!

Jeanne and Leonard Pickel






Froggy’s Fog to Exhibit at HAuNTcon 2017 Nashville, Jan 26-30

Froggy’s Fog offers everything haunt enthusiasts need to create over the top sensational effects. Fog, snow, bubbles, haze and scents to bring your scenes to life and invoke extreme terror. We use only the safest ingredients and are listed with Actor’s Equity. So you will have no worries, just fun!

FrightNight Studios to Exhibit at HAuNTcon 2017 Nashville, Jan 26-30

Located in Central Florida, FrightNight Studios, LLC is a full-service studio specializing in the creation of one of a kind and limited run creations, ranging from small hand-made dolls to life-size replicas of iconic movie monsters. In addition, we are Halloween experts and can help you create the most terrifying haunted house you can imagine!

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Industry Advisor: 
Leonard Pickel

Exhibitor Booth Sales 
Erin Saunders

Exhibitor Booth Sales: 
Marni Golden Vinci

For general information please call 1-800-448-9175 

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