Haunted Farms of America to Partner with and Endorse HAuNTcon 2018

Education Sessions and Panel Discussions to showcase the growth of the Agritainment Industry

November 13, 2017 (Trumbull, CT)  – HAuNTcon, the national event for the Haunted Attractions industry has announced today that Haunted Farms of America will partner with and have endorsed their support for the 2018 event, January 12 – 15 in New Orleans.  Haunted Farms of America, known for its focus on the growing Agritourism and Agritainment industries will now offer members new opportunities at HAuNTcon to connect even earlier in the year as they plan for the 2018 season.

“We are pleased to partner with Haunted Farms to provide haunters with new insights and opportunities in Agritainment ,” said Mike Carlucci, SVP of Specialty Show for Clarion UX. “Our focus at HAuNTcon very much aligns  with the vision of Haunted Farms of America, providing support, connections and growth opportunities to all levels of haunters. This partnership is a critical step in giving both organizations the tools to better support the industry at large.”

In addition to their destination booth on the exhibit floor, Haunted Farms of America Members will provide several weekend education sessions and panel discussions including the highly anticipated State of Haunted Farms session to be held on Friday, January 12th.   This panel discussion will highlight successful farms who continue to reinvent their show each year and as a result are some of the most profitable haunts in the business.

“We are excited at what HAuNTcon is doing and feel the industry is ripe for new opportunities,” commented Alexis Abare and Benjamin Selecky, CEOs of Haunted Farms of America. “Our focus has been and will continue to be on how we can provide professional service and support that help farms continue to prosper. Our members are thrilled to see HAuNTcon and Halloween & Party Expo events come together in New Orleans and I know they will find the right balance of business, connections and fun this year.”

For more information on HAuNTcon and to register visit www.hauntcon.com

For more information on Haunted Farms of America, visit www.farmhaunts.com.

About Haunted Farms of America
Haunted Farms of America, LLC was founded by Alexis Abare and Benjamin Selecky out of a love for Haunted Attractions and a drive to help farms flourish. The goal of the community is to provide new or existing farm owners and their creative partners with the resources, support, services, and networking opportunities necessary to launch, enhance, and grow a successful Haunted Attraction as part of their Agritainment portfolio. Free and paid services are available to Haunted Farm Members, including access to valuable content, forms, and templates, marketing and advertising, and full attraction production. Haunted Farms of America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Iron Raven, Inc. and has two sister companies; Vampfangs, a 24-year-old, Salem based e-commerce business focused on FX contact lenses, fangs and teeth, cosmetics, fragrance, and lifestyle goods; and Dark Alchemy, a newly launched Lifestyle Apparel Brand.

Urban Expositions
Founded in 1995, Urban Expositions, now operating as Clarion UX and owned by Clarion Events, produces and manages a portfolio of 40 trade and consumer events, serving a range of industry sectors including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Aviation, Foodservice, Specialty Retail, Gaming, and Automotive.  An additional focus on developing face-to-face events in a range of communities rooted in contemporary culture and shared passion is established through Clarion’s consumer event arm, LeftField Media, LLC. LeftField’s portfolio includes Play Fair (playfairny.com), a family-focused celebration of toys and play built with the Toy Industry Association; Rose City Comic Con (rosecitycomiccon.com), one of the largest fan conventions in the Northwest, spanning the worlds of comics, toys, games, cosplay, movies, and television;  and The Classic Auto Show (theclassicautoshow.com), a classic and vintage auto show launched in Los Angeles.