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What is HAuNTcon?

HAuNTcon will satisfy your every need with even more opportunities for new concepts, new ideas and new connections. This is the tradeshow where haunters gather to grow their business, be inspired for the coming season and unite with the community that is shaping the future of the haunt industry. From home haunters to pros, if you're in the business of haunted attractions, agritainment, or escape rooms - you need to be in New Orleans. It's time for something new. Innovation is coming.

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.

Halloween & Party Expo co-located with HAuNTcon provides a unique opportunity to both haunters and retail stores. Haunters get insight into what trends their customers will see and build partnerships with local shops. Retail outlets learn how to enhance their in-store experience to drive sales. Imagine an ecosystem where retail and attractions work together to raise mutual awareness and revenue! The Halloween & Party Expo and HAuNTcon are critical to our company development moving forward.”

-Philip Hernandez, Gantom Lighting & Controls

Why HAuNTcon

Over 70 hours of Haunt Education

Business, Creative, Demonstration, Escape Room, Safety and Security Hands-On Workshops and All-Day Workshop tracks are all designed to provide information and teach you techniques to do what you do better, faster and easier this upcoming haunt season. Learn new money saving techniques and time saving tips and tricks. View the 2020 Education Schedule here. 

100 + Vendors

Get your hands on the latest and greatest in props, set special effects, masks, marketing & promotions and much more from 100+ vendors.

Behind the Scenes Haunted Tours

Get off the show floor, meet up with haunter friends old and new and get scared and get inspired on our haunted tours! Leave New Orleans with fresh, new ideas to implement into your own haunt next season. 2020 Tour Schedule Coming Soon!

Annual Costume Ball

The Annual Costume Ball is THE industry event for the Haunt AND Halloween & Party industry. Don't miss out on a night of dancing, networking and fun!