Wouldn’t it be great if you could go somewhere and hang with a bunch of Halloween fans? Kinda like a Comic-Con, but for those of us who like to keep it spooky all year long…
There are, my friend! And I had NO idea so many events like these existed until I started writing Spooky Little Halloween. Now I have a bucket list of all the ones I want to attend someday.
Here’s a quick rundown of some of the more awesome conventions I’ve discovered, plus links to their websites so you can check ’em out:
1. Texas Frightmare Weekend
Dallas, TX – May 5 – 7, 2017
Horror gatherings more your style? While I’m no horror junkie, I’ve heard Texas Frightmare Weekend described as one of the BEST from horror bloggers and YouTubers who have been to them all. Meet horror film legends and actors from your favorite creepy TV series, watch horror movies or learn tips and tricks for horror writing. It sounds like a horror lover’s dream!
2. Midwest Haunter’s Convention
Columbus, OH – June 8 – 11, 2017
This is another stellar convention geared towards the haunted attraction industry that is open to the public. It’s 60,000 square feet of spooky goodness featuring more than 100 haunted attraction vendors…and the whole thing ends in an annual masquerade party. What could be better?
3. Sinister Creature Con
Stockton, VA – June 10 – 11, 2017
If exploring creepy creatures in books, movies or comics is more your speed, check out Sinister Creature Con! This gathering celebrates the horror genre through the creators behind the creatures.
4. Midsummer Scream
Long Beach, CA – July 29 – 30, 2017
The epitome of Halloween conventions! This weekend-long celebration of Halloween, haunts and horror features vendors, make-up demos, live entertainment, haunted attraction experiences and so much more. (Check out The Spooky Vegan’s 2016 recap for an insider’s perspective!)
Los Angeles, CA – Aug. 5 – 6, 2017
ScareLA is a Halloween fan extravaganza. You’ll get a little bit of everything, from visits with horror legends to workshops with industry professionals. Don’t forget the haunt tours and movie screenings!
6. Halloween and HauntFest Show
Dallas, TX – Aug. 26 – 27, 2017
Learn how to throw a scary Halloween party, make an amazing costume or be the best-decorated house in the neighborhood on October 31! This convention is perfect for Halloween lovers everywhere and – best of all – has super affordable tickets! (I’m hoping to check out this one this year!)
RIP KEEN HALLOWEEN…
7. Keen Halloween
Phoenix, AZ – Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2017
facebook.com/keenhalloween Sam from Halloween Happy made me aware of this festival, which is relatively young and celebrates the pop culture aspect of October 31. Here you’ll enjoy workshops on how to build props and create decor, or you can browse the floor and check out all the killer Halloween vendors! Watch Sam’s video tour of the 2016 convention.
Updated 4/6/17: After posting this blog, I was notified Keen Halloween will not be happening again this year – sob! But you can check out the creator’s other project, Monster Scouts! I am enamored and pretty sure Monster Scouts will warrent an entire blog post of its own in the near future.
So now the question is…
Which one do you want to attend?
Loved this post?
Make my spooky little heart happy & share it with your friends! Use the purple buttons on the left side of your screen to repost this on your favorite social media platform.