Transworld 2010 Haunted House and Halloween Attraction tradeshow went off without a hitch in St. Louis Missouri. Several events from haunt tours, seminars, parties and much more was one incredible weekend for over 3000 haunt owners and operators. Buyers came from all over the World, amusement parks, to corn mazes to Halloween retail vendors lined the show floor from Thursday until the show ended on Sunday afternoon.
Vendors reported brisk sales. Many vendors worried haunt owners would spend less due to a very poor 2009 season, much to their surprise haunt owners poured into the show and bought more products in 2010 than 2009. Some of the highlights of the show included Shane Dabbs party which included costume contests, food, drink, and dancing. The show also got off to a great start thanks to HHA (Haunted House Association) who hosted speed seminars, where attendees could attend several seminars all in one day. The guests of the HHA speed seminars left with zillions of scary idea's to help their haunt business in 2010.
The seminars themselves produced by Transworld had the highest attendance rate in their history, packed rooms, standing room only for some seminars.
Several haunt tours had reported high attendance as well starting with the Columbia Haunt Tour, which took haunters on a bus ride to Columbia, Missouri to tour two haunts in the area. Hauntworld Magazine sponsored this event and handed out magazines to everyone who attended the tour. Hauntworld wants to thank our friends from the Columbia haunt tour.
The Darkness haunt tour ran three nights (Thursday through Saturday) and had a total attendance of over 1,000 guests. A lot of work was put into The Darkness haunted house and simply left the guest amazed at the special effects, detail and screams throughout the all new Darkness Haunted House.
Lastly the show floor itself was about the same size as 2009 but we saw all new vendors, new technology being offered, new animations, and several new companies such as Creature Corps who offered amazing costumes and masks. Scarefactory a Columbus, Ohio company has one of the biggest booths offering an array of animations and even a real hearse where monsters leaped from the roof.
Overall the show was a MAJOR success and Hauntworld Magazine issue 24 was available at the show itself. Hauntworld wants to thank all of its friends from the haunt community who visited our booth to say hello! We are looking forward to the 2011 show when the Halloween retail show will merge back together with the very popular Haunt Show.
Now there are some other cool shows to look forward to such as the Midwest Haunters Convention and Hauntcon in Orlando.
More News and Haunted House information coming soon!
We are taking this opportunity to update you with all the upcoming haunted house news and going ons...
TWO massive haunted house auctions are coming soon just after the Haunted House and Halloween Attraction tradeshow in St. Louis, Missouri. The first auction is located in Pontiac, Michigan April 17th starting at 10:30am... the attraction up for auction is 'Realm of Darkness'. The auction will feature all sorts of props, animations, whole entire scenes and equipment from companies like Scarefactory, Distortions, Halloween Productions and many more. The auction is being produced by Norton Auctions.
The second auction might be the biggest haunted house auction in the HISTORY of the haunt industry....on Saturday May 8th at 10am in Buffalo, New York House of Horrors will auction off everything and we are talking about 100,000 square feet of nothing but TONS upon TONS upon TONS of props, animations, sets pieces, unique equipment to costumes, to sound equipment, major special effects you name it!!!!
Visit http://www.nortonauctioneers.com to learn all the details.
Don't forget the 2010 Haunted House Show will be held in St. Louis, Missouri March 25 through 28th... the show will features the biggest and best seminar lineup, haunt tours, events, parties and the biggest haunted attraction tradeshow floor in history. Visit their website to sign up today... http://www.hauntshow.com. Transworld also recently announced the Halloween retail show will co-locate with the Haunt show in St. Louis in 2011. See you in St. Louis soon!
Lastly, the Darkness haunt tour is in full swing many of the time slots have SOLD OUT... however more tickets are being added purchase tickets at http://www.TheDarkness.com
One more note another new Hauntworld Magazine will be released during the 2010 Transworld Haunt show featuring Dent Schoolhouse, The Beast and Edge of Hell haunted houses. Go to http://www.hauntedhousemagazine.com to subscribe today.
CORN MAIZE TRADESHOW AND CONFERENCE COMING TO BRANSON MISSOURI
Tue, February 09, 2010
The 2010 Corn Maize Conference will be held in Branson, Missouri Nights of March 22-25 at the Big Cedar Wilderness Resort 612 Devil’s Pool Rd.
Ridgedale, MO 65739 417-339-5233 www.bigcedar.com.
During the confernence there will be seminars, education, a small tradeshow floor with vendors and all sorts of activities. Also during the conference corn maize owners and operators will get the chance to meet with other owners, learn new tricks of the trade and meetings will be held as well.
There will also be tours of attractions such as Eckert’s Belleville Farm located at 951 S. Green Mount Road Belleville, IL 62220.
In addition there will be several entertainment events at Silver Dollar City, and other attractions throughout Branson Missouri.
The show happens just PRIOR to the 2010 Transworld Halloween and Party Show held in nearby St. Louis, Missouri on March 25-28, 2010 (www.HauntShow.com).
The two shows are working together to grow the business of corn maze, hayride, pumpkin patches, and the Haunted House Halloween Attraction industry.
During the St. Louis show you will get the opportunity to tour one of America's best haunted houes 'The Darkness' located just minutes from the St. Louis convention center. To get more information about the haunted house tour visit their website at www.TheDarkness.com.
To learn more information about the Corn Maize Conference visit their website at www.cornparty.com.
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