Ernest N Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA,
January 12 - 15, 2018

What Is HAuNTcon?

What Is HAuNTcon?

Dominate Your Halloween Season And Save Big At HAuNTcon

The Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference (HAuNTcon) is an expo and conference “Designed by Haunters, for Haunters” of every age and level of experience.  CLICK HERE for tickets to the next HAuNTcon.RESIZED-HAUNTCON (161)

“The best investment you can make in your Halloween event!” 35 Year Haunt Veteran and event coordinator Leonard Pickel, Hauntrepreneurs

HAuNTcon brings together people who love Haunted Houses, Halloween and scaring people, for a fun-filled four days and nights of Haunted Attraction Tours, Haunter Education, Halloween Tradeshow, Haunted Garage Sale, FX Makeup and Prop Building Demonstrations, rounded out by a Networking opportunities like the amazing annual Costume Ball.

Learn from seasoned veterans and get your hands on the newest products & effects BEFORE your competition does, at HAuNTcon .

            “This convention is a good place to learn new things, tips and skills while also meeting up with fellow haunters sharing ideas and great suggestions to better your business!!” Julie Edwards, Creepy Hollow Haunted House

Make Your Next Haunt Season A Game Changer?

Imagine, getting the newest scare concepts, best makeup effects, bullet proof business and promotion strategies before your competition does. The peace of mind knowing that everything you buy, learn, and apply during this convention is guaranteed to help your attraction grow and stand the test of time. No more “small thinking” and “little ideas.” Everything you get your hands on will be BIG, tested and proven tactics to make your event a landmark on everyone’s local Halloween road map.

“Awesome Haunt Tours, an excellent Education Series combined with some of the best haunter social events and a great trade show! HAuNTcon never disappoints!” Dan Hower, Fright Farm Haunted House

HAuNTcon will help you fill in the holes of your haunt season blueprint and give you unrestricted access to haunt vendors and experts that will make this next Halloween season a game changer for you and your haunt venture.

No more scavenging through the internet looking for “tutorials,” “how-to” articles and videos hoping to find something you can use this year in your haunt. HAuNTcon will give you everything you have been looking for in one weekend.

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Over 50 hours of Haunt Education

Creative Sessions, Business Seminars, Hands-on Workshops, Make Up and Product Demonstrations all designed to provide information and teach you techniques to do what you do better, faster and easier this next haunt season. Learn new money saving techniques and time saving tips and tricks. January 29th- 31st with all day in-depth workshops on February 1st

Haunted House & Halloween Vendors

Get your hands on the latest and greatest in, Props, Set Design, Costumes, Makeup Supplies, Animatronics, Special Effects, Masks, Marketing & Promotions, and more on the Haunted Tradeshow floor! January 29th-31st

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Explore the Bell Cave and an antebellum mansion and get backstage, lights on tours of 10 haunted attractions during this inspirational 2 day road trip while networking with other haunters in tour bus comfort.


A full actor October style tour of the Haunted Hell haunted attraction.


A full actor October style tour of the two element Nashville Nightmare Haunted Event.


A full actor October style tour of Slautherhouse.


HAuNTer’s GARAGE SALE – January 29th

Looking for a unique haunt item? Find what you have been looking for at great prices at the HAuNTer’s Garage Sale! You never know what you’ll find at rock bottom prices.

HAuNTcon COSTUME BALL – January 28thRESIZED-2015-costume-ball-2

If you are like most of us in the haunted attraction industry, you may be in a great costume on Halloween night, but you are working rather than enjoying t he holiday. Enter the HAuNTcon Costume Ball, an off season once a year opportunity to get your Halloween fix at a rocking party. Join Haunt owners actors, makeup artists and Halloween fanatics from around the world for a ghoulishly fun night of networking and haunting fun. It is THE haunt networking event of the year.

” Seriously… why would you not go? The education you receive while connecting with your peers from all over the world is worth the cost. You get ideas and tips available ONLY among other haunters. A++” Dana Martin, Talladega Frights Haunted House

smch_1Where is HAuNTcon

HAuNTcon 2017 is at the Sheraton Music City Hotel and Conference Center, 777 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214. HAuNTcon 2017 hotel discount grop rate is $139 a night. If you are flying into Nashville, take advantage of the Airport Shuttle Service to and from the Sheraton Hotel.


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Contact event coordinator Leonard Pickel at 972-951-5100 or


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About HAuNTcon

An acronym for the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, HAuNTcon is a celebration of people who love Haunted Houses and Halloween. It is three days and nights jam-packed full of Networking, Tours of area Haunted Attractions, educational seminars, make-n-takes teaching the latest is Haunting techniques and a tradeshow exhibiting the latest in Haunting props and equipment.

Offerings include a pre-show bus tour of area Haunted attractions, tours of local Haunted attractions, tradeshow floor, costume ball, haunted garage sale and Haunter education including workshops, make-up and product demonstrations, and prop how-to make-n-takes.

HAuNTcon is open to the general public and all ages are welcome to attend. If you operate a Haunted House or would like to. If you act at a Halloween Event or would like to. If you Haunt your Home, or if you are just a fan of Haunted Houses and Halloween, then HAuNTcon is a "not to be missed" weekend of Haunting fellowship and just plain fun!


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