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Attention, Haunters! We invite you to our Fifth Haunter Horde Gathering on Saturday, July 27th, 2019 in Mount Carroll, IL home of the iconic Raven's Grin Inn!

2019 Haunter Horde Gathering 
HauntedIllinois.com's haunter event.

Haunted Illinois is excited to announce the date for our fifth Haunter Horde gathering! Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 27th, 2019 (3pm-11pm)!

We would like to invite all haunters to join us for the day in Mount Carroll, Illinois; home of the iconic Raven's Grin Inn! We are currently working with Jim and Jessica Warfield (owners of Raven's Grin Inn) to arrange for our group to have scheduled tour times throughout the afternoon and evening! We have also reserved the Mount Carroll Bowling Center (which is just a couple of blocks away) exclusively for the Haunter Horde group! Activities, scheduled tour times, prizes, and sponsors will be announced as they become available.

During the event, Haunted Illinois will provide free pizza for all attendees. The venue also has a large menu of other food options, along with drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), available for purchase on-site. Click here to see the menu.

Keep an eye on this webpage, or join our Haunter Horde group on facebook, to get updates as soon as they are announced. Once we announce our schedule and Raven's Grin Inn's schedule for the day, we will encourage you to call the Raven's Grin at 815-244-4746 to reserve a time slot for your tour in advance. For the best show, groups will be kept at/or around ten people at a time. Please note that tours of the Raven's Grin are optional and are not included with Haunter Horde admission.

If you are interested in Hide and Seek at Raven's Grin Inn after hours that evening, please send us a message at haunterhorde@gmail.com. If we have enough inquiries (minimum of ten), we will add that to our list of activities. We may need to put a maximum number on the Hide and Seek participants, so contact us quickly to reserve your spot.

All proceeds from the auction, donations and admission to the Bowling Center will be donated to the 501(c)(3) charities, Scares That Care and Don't Be A Monster . To further support these fantastic charities, Haunted Illinois will match the first $500 collected.

Haunter Horde is a group created by HauntedIllinois.com, in order to promote synergy, fellowship and cooperation throughout the Haunted Attraction Industry. Haunter Horde is comprised of owners/operators, actors, builders, make-up artists and others associated with events big and small, from the large mega-haunts to home haunts & yard displays.

For those people traveling a considerable distance to join us on this special day, there are a number of local hotels near Mount Carroll, IL. For your convenience, See our FAQ section at the bottom of this page for lodging options.

More details and updates will be posted as information is available. To be notified about the latest updates, join our Haunter Horde group on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/haunterhorde

For those people who aren't on Facebook, all updates will be posted on this page, as well.

For more information, check out the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.


Haunter Horde Updates
07/25/19: Pictured below are the items we will have up for bid in our charity auction. 100% of the proceeds of the auction will go to the 501(C)(3) charities "Scares That Care" and "Don't Be A Monster". During the Horde event, attendees can make private bids for these items on folded slips of paper. At 10:15pm the highest bidders will be announced. Payment must be made the day of the event. Credit card payments will be accepted, but to avoid processing fees, please pay with cash or check.



Click here to enlarge picture of the charity auction items
07/24/19: Below is our schedule for Haunter Horde. Please feel free to send an email to HaunterHorde@gmail.com if you have any questions.



Click here to enlarge picture of the schedule
07/24/19: Hallucinations Creations has donated a custom skull lamp ($80 value)! Come to our Haunter Horde Gathering on July 27th, 2019 for a chance to take it home with you!

07/23/19: The Mount Carroll Bowling Center has offered our group a 36% discount, for anyone who wants to bowl. They are waiving the shoe rental fee, so bowling will only be $3.50 per game!

07/22/19: Special thanks to our 21 generous sponsors, who donated more than $3,400 in items to Haunter Horde. Without their support, this event would not be possible.



Click here to enlarge the picture of some of the sponsors' donated items
07/18/19: Svenpuss Productions has donated a hand-crafted costume hat ($100 value)! Come to our Haunter Horde Gathering on July 27th, 2019 for a chance to take it home with you!

07/17/19: Midnight Syndicate has donated 6 music CDs (total value $72)! Come to our Haunter Horde Gathering on July 27th, 2019 for a chance to take one of them home with you!

07/15/19: Paasche Airbrush has donated three complete airbrush systems with compressors (total value $776)! Come to our Haunter Horde Gathering on July 27th, 2019 for a chance to take one of them home with you!

07/11/19: Closed Casket Studios has donated this gruesome prop head ($125 value). Come to our Haunter Horde Gathering on July 27th, 2019 for a chance to take it home with you!

06/28/19:DEAD Rising Haunted House has just signed on as a new sponsor! Check out our full list of sponsors below!
06/27/19: Blood Brood FX has donated this creepy conjoined skull piece ($50 value). Come to our Haunter Horde Gathering on July 27th, 2019 for a chance to take it home with you!

06/26/19: Here's the updated Raven's Grin Inn tour schedule for Haunter Horde on July 27th!
  • 3:45pm (6 spaces open)
  • 7:00pm (10 spaces open)
  • 8:45pm (12 spaces open)
  • 12 Midnight Hide & Seek (6 spaces open)
Email your requested time to us at haunterhorde@gmail.com!
06/15/19: Halloween Blast has just signed on as a new sponsor! Check out our full list of sponsors below!
06/12/19: Here's the updated Raven's Grin Inn tour schedule for Haunter Horde on July 27th! 2:00pm and 10:45pm are totally booked. Email your requested time to us at haunterhorde@gmail.com!

06/11/19: Mostly Dead has donated a bunch of foam latex prosthetic seconds. Come to our Haunter Horde Gathering on July 27th, 2019 for a chance to take some of them home with you!

06/10/19: Svenpuss Productions has just signed on as a new sponsor! Check out our full list of sponsors below!
06/04/19: Here's an updated list of available Raven's Grin Inn tour times. 10:45pm is totally booked, 2:00pm is almost booked, and "Hide & Seek" only has a few more spots left. Reserve your time slot now! Send your requests to haunterhorde@gmail.com.

06/03/19: Free pizza will be provided for all Haunter Horde attendees!!! Sponsored by Spook Hollow Haunted House. Come out and join us on July 27th for free food and haunter fun!

05/29/19: Here's the Raven's Grin Inn tour schedule for Haunter Horde on July 27th! Email your requested time to us at haunterhorde@gmail.com, but take time to talk with your group and figure out which time you'd like. Requests will be accepted starting June 1st at noon. We will do our best to accommodate everyone!

05/28/19: Pale Night Productions has donated (2) one gallon containers of Permablood ($240 value)! Come to Haunter Horde on July 27th, 2019 for a chance to take one home with you!

05/22/19: Spider Hill Prop Works has donated an Animated Swaying Zombie Kit ($165 value)! Come to Haunter Horde on July 27th, 2019 for a chance to take it home with you!

05/18/19: Pretty Sinister has donated a set of gruesomely gorgeous teeth nails ($40 value)! Come to Haunter Horde on July 27th, 2019 for a chance to take them home with you!

05/15/19: Master FX has donated (8) gallon containers of fog fluid ($199 value)! Come to Haunter Horde on July 27th, 2019 for a chance to take one home with you! (fluid type/variety may vary)

05/09/19: Closed Casket Studios has just signed on as a new sponsor! Check out our full list of sponsors below!
05/09/19: Mostly Dead has just signed on as a new sponsor! Check out our full list of sponsors below!
05/08/19: Come to Haunted Illinois’ Haunter Horde Gathering on July 27th, 2019 for a chance to take home a VFX Puppet Master Sound System ($249 value)! Take your character, puppet, scene or static prop to the next level. This sound system allows you to load 4 custom sound clips (up to 3 minutes total), each of which are activated by their own button. With a fully adjustable volume control, it has up to 100+ decibel output (louder than a chainsaw).

05/07/19: Spider Hill Prop Works has just signed on as a new sponsor! Check out our full list of sponsors below!
05/05/19: Special thanks go out to the Lost Souls Chicago for promoting our charity event!

04/30/19: Special thanks go out to the Big Scary Show and Haunt Weekly. Thank you for the special announcements to help promote our charity event!

   
04/26/19: VFX has just signed on as a new sponsor! Check out our full list of sponsors below!
04/10/19: Black Oak Axe Throwing has just signed on as a new sponsor! Check out our full list of sponsors below!
04/09/19: Mindtrap Escape Rooms has just signed on as a new sponsor! Check out our full list of sponsors below!
04/03/19: Pretty Sinister has just signed on as a new sponsor! Check out our full list of sponsors below!
03/26/19: Pale Night Productions and Master FX have just signed on as new sponsors, bringing our current sponsor total to 9 haunt-related companies... Check out our full list of sponsors below!
03/04/19: HauntedIllinois.com is excited to announce that the 2019 Haunter Horde Gathering will be held on Saturday, July 27th!



2019 Haunter Horde Sponsors

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    



Check back often. More sponsors will be added soon!



Haunter Horde F.A.Q

- Is this event open to the general public?

No. Haunter Horde is open to individuals in the haunted attraction industry, including but not limited to, owners / operators, actors, makeup artists, set designers & builders who work for large-scale commercial attractions, home haunts and everything in-between.

- Where will the Haunter Horde Gathering be held?

Haunter Horde will be held on Saturday, July 27th, 2019, at the Mount Carroll Bowling Center, 206 N Main St, Mount Carroll, IL 61053. (Click for directions). We have reserved the venue exclusively for Haunter Horde attendees.

- Will food and drink be available?

Yes. Haunted Illinois will be providing free pizza for attendees.

A generous menu of other food choices, along with drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase on-site. Click here to see their menu.

- What time should we get there?

Haunter Horde will start at 3pm and run until 11pm. It is a good idea to get there at the start time, so you can participate in all of the scheduled activities.

- Are there any hotels near the venue?

Yes, the following hotels are near Mount Carroll.

Bridgewater Inn (1 minute from Haunter Horde)
116 E Market St
Mount Carroll, IL 61053
815-244-0201
https://www.ourbridgewaterinn.com/


Timber Lake Resort (9 minutes from Haunter Horde)
8216 Black Oak Rd
Mount Carroll, IL 61053
815-244-1600
http://www.timberlakeresort.com/


L & M Midwest Bikers Motel (12 minutes from Haunter Horde)
2000 N Oakton Rd
Savanna, IL 61074
815-273-7728
http://lmmotel.com/


Savanna Inn and Suites (14 minutes from Haunter Horde)
101 Valley View Rd
Savanna, IL 61074
815-273-2288
http://www.savannainnandsuites.com/


Ecology Inn (16 minutes from Haunter Horde)
321-1/2 Main St
Savanna, IL 61074
815-273-0336
https://www.ecologyinn.com/


Sandburr Run & Resort (20 minutes from Haunter Horde)
5020 IL-84
Thomson, IL 61285
815-902-6063
http://www.thesandburr.com/


AmericInn By Wyndham (28 minutes from Haunter Horde)
1301 17th St
Fulton, IL 61252
815-589-3333
https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/americinn/fulton-ill...


Country Inn & Suites by Radisson (39 minutes from Haunter Horde)
1710 S. Dirck Drive
Freeport, IL 61032
815-233-3300
https://www.countryinns.com/freeport-hotel-il-6103...


White Pines Resort (40 minutes from Haunter Horde)
6712 W Pines Rd
Mt. Morris, IL 61054
815-946-3817
http://www.whitepinesinn.com/


Hampton Inn Freeport (42 minutes from Haunter Horde)
109 S Galena Ave
Freeport, IL 61032
815-232-7100
https://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/illinois/...


Holiday Inn Express (44 minutes from Haunter Horde)
301 E 2nd St
Rock Falls, IL 61071
815-622-4000
https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en...


Pinehill Inn (45 minutes from Haunter Horde)
400 Mix St
Oregon, IL 61061
815-732-2067
http://www.pinehillbb.com/




- How much does it cost to attend?

Admission is only $5. All proceeds from the auction, donations and admission will be donated to the 501(c)(3) charities Scares That Care and Don't Be A Monster. To further support these fantastic charities, Haunted Illinois will match the first $500 collected.

Please note that the $5 admission only covers free pizza, entry in prize raffles and related Haunter Horde activities. Bowling at the venue, additional food & drinks and Raven's Grin admission are extra.

- Is there a limit to the number of people we can bring from our haunt crew?

No. There is no limit; the more, the merrier! However, there will be a limit of ten (or about ten) at a time for the tours at Raven’s Grin Inn.

- Can I come in costume?

No. Although it may have been encouraged at Haunter Horde in the past, due to our change in venue, we ask that you not arrive in costume or horror makeup.

- What can I expect at the Haunter Horde Gathering?

During the day there will be numerous fun activities. Activities, prizes, and sponsors will be announced. Our event is also a great opportunity for you to meet and interact with other haunters.

- Is a tour of the Raven's Grin part of Haunter Horde?

No, this is not included with Haunter Horde admission. Touring the world-famous Raven's Grin Inn haunted attraction is an optional activity with an additional cost ($15 per person).

Still have unanswered questions? Send an email to the webmaster at HaunterHorde@gmail.com
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Special thanks to the following sites that
have helped us promote Haunter Horde

    






To see a wrap-up of our 2017 Haunter Horde gathering, visit:

https://m.hauntedillinois.com/2017-haunter-horde.php

 

 

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