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2020 Haunt Industry Event Calendar's calendar of Halloween, Haunted House, Horror and Paranormal events, conventions & gatherings.
Halloween, Haunted House, Horror and Paranormal events, conventions & gatherings.

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2020 Illinois Events

February 8, 2020

 - American Hauntings 2020 Dead of Winter Festival  (Alton, IL)
Join American Hauntings for the 22nd annual Dead of Winter event! Celebrate ghosts, hauntings, and the macabre at the mysterious Mineral Springs Hotel in Alton, Illinois -- one of the most haunted locations in the state -- and be chilled by presentations on ghosts, hauntings, the unexplained and much more! Meet authors and speakers on strange phenomena, network with other ghost enthusiasts from all over the Midwest, sign up to win raffle prizes -- including books; unusual prizes and collectibles, tickets to the 2020 Haunted America Conference; and more! Make this a haunted weekend you won't soon forget!
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February 28 - March 1, 2020

 - C2E2: Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo  (Chicago, IL)
Enjoy a weekend that is all about you! You're invited to the only comic, cosplay, and pop culture convention in the heart of downtown Chicago! We've gathered your favorite celebrities, unique exhibitors, incredible comic artists, and larger-than-life literary authors, along with you of course, into one place to celebrate the fandoms you love. We have something for everyone, from a Show Floor packed with top exhibitors, autograph sessions, panels, screening rooms, exclusives, After Dark events and a massive Artist Alley. If you've always dreamed of attending the biggest geek party in the Midwest, then look no further. This is your weekend to get wild and be free with other nerdy Chicagoans. Epic memories and awesome friendships await you at C2E2, the show created for you.
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May 22-23, 2020

 - Madness in May  (Paris, IL)
The Halls of Madness Haunted Attraction's "Slaughter Farm" will be open for two nights only, with a full production show (with actors).
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June 5-7, 2020

 - Midwest Haunters Convention  (Schaumburg, IL)
The Midwest Haunters Convention is the largest Halloween show of its kind in the US, dedicated to ALL Haunters; actors, enthusiasts, home/pro haunters and Halloween enthusiasts. Open to the public the MHC features a haunted house, horror and Halloween trade show, educational seminars & workshops, chartered haunted house bus tours on Thursday and Friday, a massive costume party, multiple contests, family-friendly activities, your favorite characters from Chicagoland haunted houses and much more!
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June 26-27, 2020

 - Haunted America Conference  (Alton,IL)
Join American Hauntings as we return to "one of the most haunted small towns in America" for the 24th Annual Haunted America Conference! The biggest and best supernatural event of the year brings you another spectacular year of new and returning speakers on ghosts, hauntings, the paranormal, and the unexplained -- plus how-to workshops, ghost hunts, special events, haunted tours, and much more! You don’t want to miss THE supernatural event of the year!
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July 31 - August 2, 2020

 - Flashback Weekend  (Rosemont, IL)
Flashback Weekend is Chicago’s largest and longest running horror convention (held annually during August in Rosemont, IL) and is dedicated to the preservation of the big screen theatrical horror film experience.
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August 1, 2020

 - Chicago Oddities & Curiosities Expo  (Chicago, IL)
The Oddities & Curiosities Expo showcases hand selected vendors, dealers, artists and small businesses from all over the country with all things weird. You'll find items such as: taxidermy, preserved specimens, original artwork, horror/halloween inspired pieces, antiques, handcrafted oddities, quack medical devices, clothing, jewelry, skulls/bones, funeral collectibles & much more. We truly have something weird for everyone. All items you see at our shows are legal to own and sustainably sourced.
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August 20-23, 2020

 - Wizard World  (Rosemont, IL)
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys, and social networking.
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September 5-6, 2020

 - Midwest Monster Fest   (Moline, IL)
A Scary good time! The Midwest Scare Fest is a predominantly horror, but also some general pop culture, convention.
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September 26-27, 2020

 - Chicago Horror Film Festival  (Chicago, IL)
COME CELEBRATE OUR 21ST SEASON WITH US!! We are excited to announce we will be returning to The Comedy Bar in Chicago for our 2020 season! The Comedy Bar features a great selection of in-house brewed craft beers, delicious cocktails, tasty appetizers and world famous Chicago deep dish pizza from Gino’s East! ALL IN HOUSE!! More details to come! Follow this event page to stay in the loop!!
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October 16-17, 2020

 - Chicago Ghost Conference 13  (Chicago, IL)
Chicago's All Paranormal Fest! At the notorious Congress Plaza Hotel . Featuring Sean Austin of "Ghost Loop," David Schrader of "The Holzer Files,' "Mr. Haunted"--Jimmy Petonito....and many more! Get the VIP ticket and get all inclusive access to Thursday night VIP reception, both full days speakers and expo, Friday night ghost tour/hunt and dinner and Saturday night costume bash! 2 day passes and single day tickets also available. Limited numbers...don't wait! Pre-sale prices good only until midnight March 15th! Discount parking and room block info coming March 16th!
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November 14, 2020

 - 2020 Dark Art and Oddities Con  (Dekalb, IL)
Mr. Willy's Dark Art and Oddities is the personal collection of Film Actor, Director, Photographer and Artist Willy Adkins. Mr. Willy has been creating, collecting and exhibiting art and oddities for many years.
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2020 Non-Illinois Events

January 17-19, 2020

 - Halloween and Party Expo with Hauntcon  (New Orleans, LA)
This is the one event where attendees can access a full selection of costumes, accessories, decor, party supplies, retail solutions, and new connections for their business.
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February 14-16, 2020

 - Mad Monster Party  (Charlotte, NC)
The MADNESS returns with another MONSTROUS guest list, amazing dealer room and more unique programming and exhibits! Join the Party!
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March 19-22, 2020

 - Transworld's Halloween and Attraction Show  (St. Louis, MO)
For more than 25 years, TransWorld has produced the Halloween, Costume and Party Industries largest and most successful order-writing trade show. Year after year, TransWorld has demonstrated that it can bring together 1,000's of exhibitors and buyers and manage the complexities of producing large, successful events!
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March 20-22, 2020

 - HorrorHound Weekend  (Cincinnati, OH)
HorrorHound Weekend is the biggest horror event to invade the Mid-west.
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April 24-26, 2020

 - Chiller Theatre  (Parsippany, NJ)
Chiller Theatre is your online source for horror, sci-fi and fantasy. We're home to the world's best horror and sci-fi convention - the Chiller Theatre Toy, Model & Film Expo.
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May 8-10, 2020

 - Monsterpalooza  (Pasadena, CA)
Monster museum, over 200 vendors, special guests, presentations, makeup demonstrations and more!
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May 15-17, 2020

 - West Coast Haunters Convention  (Portland, OR)
The West Coast Haunters Convention is a new convention for the Haunted Attraction Industry with seminars, workshops and a trade show.
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May 15-17, 2020

 - Ohio Halloween and Haunters Convention  (Mansfield, OH)
A convention not only for haunted house owners and actors, but for the all-around Halloween enthusiasts. The folks that keep it spooky 24/7 and brighten their houses, neighborhoods and communities with their love of the Halloween season. This convention has been tailor made for ALL Haunters, big and small... but, our biggest focus is on the folks that often times get overlooked by other conventions. The folks with incredible yard displays, the home haunters and the amazing low-budget haunts built with a lot of blood, sweat and tears.
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September 3-7, 2020

 - Dragon Con  (Altanta, GA)
Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!
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November 13-14, 2020

 - Legendary Haunt Tour  (New Orleans, LA)
The Legendary Haunt Tour takes place in a different part of the USA each November and features at least 2 of the country's top haunted attractions.
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