Convention in Montco May Scare the Peeps Out of Attendees Next Spring

Midwest Haunters Convention Apr 2024
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If the Midwest Haunters Convention opens in Montgomery County in Apr. 2024 as planned, it will be an Easter/Halloween mashup.

Haunted Trade Shows, the St. Louis, Mo., organizer of the Midwest Haunters Convention, is considering a multiyear arrangement for Montgomery County. Dilip Vishwanat bravely presented the story in the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Under the still-being-finalized agreement, the convention will skulk into the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, in Apr. 2024, and rise again annually thereafter.

It is a showpiece for companies nationwide who create large-scale, intricate, fright-inducing displays and experiences. Purchasers include area farms and family entertainment centers.

The spring timing is meant to ensure product deliveries before the onset of fall’s scare season.

This proposed event has an interesting differentiator: It’s open to the public, rather than just the B2B clientele that trade shows traditionally target.

Events of this nature are wildly popular. A cancelled version in the Midwest had an estimated attendance of 8,000 and an economic impact of nearly $7 million.

Jennifer Thaler, Haunted Trade Shows owner, said, “It’s a natural fit to be on the East [Coast]. You have so much Halloween history.

“… [E]xcept for Home Depot, where there’s large props, there’s really nowhere to really buy that kind of quality haunted house stuff in the stores,” Thaler concluded.

Further details on the Midwest Haunters Convention are at the Philadelphia Business Journal.


A walk-through of the 2022 Midwest Haunters Convention.

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