The Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference (HAuNTcon) brings together haunters and vendors with a focus on promoting the business of haunting. REACH NEW buyers, SHOWCASE unique products and new releases at the first show of the year and MAKE personal and professional connections.

What Is HAuNTcon

HAuNTcon is an acronym for the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, an expo and convention “Designed by Haunters, for Haunters” of every age and level of experience. HAuNTcon brings people who love Haunted Houses, Halloween, and scaring people together for a fun-filled experience that includes Haunt Tours, Education, Tradeshow, and Networking.

Past exhibitors in the tradeshow have featured haunt industry heavy-weights such as VFXcreates, Midnight Studios, and Pale Night. Reasonable booth fees that include electrical and internet, allow up-and-coming Haunt Industry exhibitors to get cost-effective exposure to a fanatical fan base.

HAuNTcon is heavily attended by pro-haunters and promotes home haunters, haunt actors, and Halloween enthusiasts of all kinds.

Over 40 hours of Haunt education is included in the 3-day trade show admission. Creative Sessions, Business Seminars, Hands-on Workshops, Makeup, and Product Demonstrations are all designed to provide information and teach attendees techniques to do what they do better, faster, and easier. Topics range from Haunted House Marketing and Business Plans, through Cheap Scares and Haunted House Design, Actor Training and Character Development, Prop building, and Set Design.

HAuNTcon is a jam-packed, not to be missed, economical Haunt conference that is the best investment you can make in your haunting future. If you have a Halloween event, Haunted House, or Home Haunt, or if you have a dream of someday opening a Halloween event, Haunted Attraction, or Yard Haunt, then join others like you for more off-season Halloween Fun than is allowed by law at the Haunted Attraction Tradeshow and Conference, we call HAuNTcon.

New for 2024

The Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference is excited to announce that it has expanded its scope to include the indie film and immersive events industries.  This dynamic new approach for the horror professional will bridge the gap between various entertainment sectors by bringing together producers, operations managers, and creatives from adjacent and often overlapping genres.  Our goal is to expand access to collective resources, assets, and training, inspire innovation, and help you create truly memorable and lucrative horror-based careers and businesses.

By utilizing a cross-platform approach, HauntCon positions itself to become a leader in the growing horror professional industry.  

  • Education that specializes in each discipline, panels that explore their convergence, and open discussions to inspire innovation.
  • Trade floor that showcases industry vendors, live demos, and unique experiences.
  • Networking and cross-promotional opportunities to increase earning potential.
  • Fun social events that build new relationships and excite potential collaborations. 

The Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference is evolving with the growing multi-billion dollar horror industry by providing a hub that reflects our commitment to adaptability and culture building, a place where ideas and imagination converge to push the boundaries of entertainment innovation.  We welcome our passionate community of veteran professionals and early career enthusiasts to this expanded approach to the industry.


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  • Venue
    Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort


  • Address
    100 N Atlantic Ave,
    Daytona Beach, FL 32118