CONFERENCE MAY 29-31, 2015
EXHIBIT MAY 30-31, 2015


400 N. HIGH ST.

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What Is the Midwest Haunters Convention?

The Midwest Haunters Convention is the largest Halloween show of its kind in the US serving haunted attraction industry professionals, home haunters, and enthusiasts. Open to the public the MHC features a tradeshow, education, chartered bus tours and entertainment; and it returns to Columbus, Ohio May 29-31, 2015 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Crowne Plaza Hotel for its 12th year.

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Early Bird / Online Pricing ENDS at Midnight on Saturday!

Midwest Haunter Convention event & seminar prices are lower if you register in advance online, but you have to do it before midnight CST this Saturday, May 23rd. Online registration will be closed after that and the only way to register for anything subsequently will be at the show.

If you’re planning on registering for educational seminars, the Monster Masquerade Ball, the haunt and paranormal tours on Thursday and Friday – don’t wait!! REGISTER NOW*! Wanna register for the whole shebang? Get the Weekend Package!

*Please note you must already be a registered attendee of MHC to purchase tickets for seminars & individual events. Still need to register for the show? No problem! CLICK HERE!

The 2015 MHC Paranormal Tour and Investigation: The West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville

“Unlike most of the people who’ve previously walked through the gates of the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, you can be fairly certain you’ll be walking out again a few hours later. The imposing Gothic structure was first opened in 1876, but closed in 1995. It’s seen riots, fires and the execution of nearly 100 prisoners through either hanging or electrocution… Obviously, this place has its fair share of ghosts and demons, literal and figurative. Visitors have reported seeing the “Shadow Man,” a static-y silhouette of a figure that roams the entire prison grounds, along with spirits from prison guards and inmates past. Compounding its already shady history, the penitentiary was built on the leveled grounds of the Adena Native American tribe’s sacred burial site

West Virginia Penitentiary, Moundsville


CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETSPLEASE NOTE: You MUST ALREADY be a Registered MHC Attendee to purchase event tickets. If you still need to register, click HERE!

Friday Day Tour (Bus 1) guests will learn of the dark history of this ominous building, cold hard facts and an insight into the antiquated justice system. The gloomy, gothic-style structure resonates with the untold stories of the state’s murderers, rapists and West Virginia’s worst. The tour focuses on the main level of the facility and includes the recreation yards, a viewing of prisoner artwork, both visitation rooms and the new cafeteria that resulted from the riot of 1986. Also included are a walk through “The Alamo”, the cellblock which once housed the most dangerous and violent inmates, and “New Wall” where you just might get LOCKED UP! Following the tours, guests are welcome to browse in the penitentiary’s gift shop.

Dungeon of Horrors: The penitentiary is also is the host of the haunted attraction Dungeon of Horrors, through which MHC tour attendees will get an exclusive lights-on (no actors) walk through.

Dungeon of Horrors

Friday Afternoon/Evening Tour (Bus 2) guests will embark on a first-of-a-kind event for Midwest Haunters Convention. Travel with us to this well-known paranormal site to do an actual paranormal investigation with the guys from Living Dead Paranormal, an Ohio-based paranormal investigation team made up of brothers Josh, Shaun and Rocky Fourman. After living for several years in a genuinely haunted house, the Fourman brothers now travel the country filming and documenting paranormal activity at some of the country’s most haunted locations. You can get to know more about Living Dead Paranormal before MHC by visiting their website and Facebook page.Living Dead Paranormal

For more information, visit the Friday Paranormal Tours page.

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Vendor Floor Contest Info for the 2015 Midwest Haunters Convention

  • Posted : May 9th, 2015
  • Posted in Contests

The show floor contests are back for 2015 – here’s the skinny!

The MHC MYSTERY BOX Build Challenge! Booth 237

Sponsored by GHOST RIDE
Ghost Ride Productions

The MHC Prop Display Contest! Booth 237

  • Saturday Sign up and Voting (9:00 am – 6:00 pm)
  • Sunday Sign up and Voting (10:00 am – 1:30 pm)

Contestants will be able to display a prop that they have created.  These items will be on display at the show Saturday & Sunday and judged by show attendees. The total cost of all items used in the prop must be less than $200. Any Midwest Haunters Convention attendees may display in this contest. Display and entry begins Saturday at 9:00 am, with winners announced at approximately 1:30 pm following the MHC MYSTERY BOX Build Challenge on the Midwest Haunters Convention trade show floor located in the Columbus Convention Center.

  • First Place: $75 cash
  • Second Place: $50 cash
  • Third Place: $25 cash

The Midwest Haunters Hall Costume Contest! Booth 237

  • Saturday Sign up and Voting (9:00am – 6:00pm)
  • Sunday Sign up and Voting (10:00am – 1:30pm)

Photos will be taken of the coolest costumes and makeup being worn on the show floor and then judged by show attendees. The photos will be displayed until Sunday when the winner will be announced. Any costumed MHC attendees may enter this contest. We will begin taking photos at 9:00 am on Saturday.

Winners will be announced at approximately 1:30 pm following the MHC MYSTERY BOX Build Challenge on the Midwest Haunters Convention trade show floor located in the Columbus Convention Center.

  • First Place: $75 cash
  • Second Place: $50 cash
  • Third Place: $25 cash


  • Thursday May 28: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Thursday May 28: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Friday May 29: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday May 30: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sunday May 31: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm


  • Saturday May 30: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sunday May 31: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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