For the past 20 years, TransWorld’s annual Halloween & Attractions Show has created the ultimate marketplace for the Haunted Attraction industry. Every year in March, attraction owners, operators, and designers gather from around the world in St. Louis, MO to network, get fresh ideas, and purchase new products for their attractions. With hundreds of the worlds best haunt vendors and professional make-up artists all in one location, this is “THE” show for haunted house owners and operators. Here you will see some of the world’s top pneumatic props as well as the latest and greatest high tech attraction gadgets.
The show brought some amazing new products and a glimpse of what to expect for the rest of the year. If you’re longing for the smell of fog, or the intense sounds of screams, you don’t have to wait until October.
- Nevermore Productions
- Haunted Enterprises
- GEP Productions
- 13th WARD FX
Best New Product Award:
- Cross Breed Haunted Productions – Creature Frame
Board of Directors Awards:
- Field of Screams – Lancaster, PA
- USS Nightmare – Newport, KY
- Haunted Overload – Lee, NH
- RISE Haunted House – Tickfaw, LA
Special Recognition Award:
- Alyssa Schipani
The President’s Award:
- Scott “Tater” Lynd
Life Time Achievement Award:
- Joe Leach
- Jim Smith
- Glenn Boyette
TransWorld is much more than just the typical Halloween and horror convention. You really have to do your homework before attending a show of this magnitude. It’s so big and there’s no other show that EVERY vendor attends!
The fun is just getting started with haunt season. There are several more haunt related shows happening this through-out the year!
- Haunt X May 1-3 Reno NV
- West Coast Haunter’s Convention May 15-17 Portland, OR
- Halloween Extreme & Spooky Empire’s MAY-HEM May 15-17 Orlando, FL
- Midwest Haunter’s Convention May 29-31 Columbus, OH
- Chicago Frights July 17-19 Chicago, IL
- ScareLA August 8-9 Los Angeles, CA
- TransWorld’s Legendary Haunt Tour Nov 12 -14 Chicago, IL
- IAAPA Nov 17-20 Orlando, FL
- HAuNTcon January 16-20 2016, Birmingham, AL
- Halloween Party Expo January 22-25 2016, New Orleans, LA
While most of these shows aren’t open to the public for the full run, TransWorld are now the producers of the “Midwest Haunters Convention” and Halloween Extreme, which are both open to the public. Halloween Extreme will be combined with Spooky Empire’s May-Hem show, geared more toward enthusiasts and celebrities. They will also host a bus tour showing off some of central Florida’s popular Halloween Attractions. MHC will offer home haunters and Halloween enthusiasts the chance to see, and most importantly buy the same things you see in your favorite haunted houses. This is a once in a lifetime chance to get educated by the industry leaders while buying some of the most gruesome and gory things for your local haunt. Make your home the most popular house on the block! In addition to the trade show floor, TransWorld will be offering a full weekend of haunt tours, events, and parties celebrating all things horror May 29-31, 2015!
For more information about these two shows, visit their official websites below: