*Exhibitor Floor Sneak Peak on Friday Night!


1551 N. Thoreau Dr.,
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Just North of Chicago, near O’Hare International Airport

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Kidz Zone & Adult Crafts

Kidz Zone & Adult Crafts

We are very excited to announce that the Kidz Zone is returning this year to Midwest Haunters Convention. This will be an entire pavilion on the trade show floor that will be dedicated to kids and their families and the best part is everything in the Kidz Zone is FREE, including face painting, the Sinister Visions Costume Contest for kids & adults, Berg’s USA Pedal Cart Kids Racetrack, kids crafts corner, cookie decorating and much much more!

Open during trade show floor hours

Face PaintingThis area will be sure to keep your little ones busy with Halloween projects while one of the parents checks out the show floor*! Have your kids help you get a jump on the Halloween season… by creating Halloween projects in May! Children 12 years of age and under may enter the trade show floor FREE*!

*PLEASE NOTE: All children under 12 years of age may attend for free, but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian while on the MHC trade show floor and in the Kidz Zone (you CANNOT leave your child unattended)

The Kidz Zone Features

  • Halloween-themed necklace & bracelet make & takes
  • Halloween foam crafts and other spooky craft projects
  • Face painting (scroll down for details)
  • Creepy cookie decorating
  • 4th Annual Sinister Visions Costume Contest for kids & adults
  • Pedal cart racetrack (scroll down for details)
  • Storytime with a pirate!
  • Kids’ games

Face Painting

Face painting will be done by the makeup artists of Zombie Army Productions (HellsGate Haunted House and Statesville Haunted Prison in Chicago). The Zombie Army will be painting kids’ faces for FREE in Booth 221 on:

Saturday May 26

  • 10:00am-11:00am
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm

Sunday,  May 27th

  • 10:00am-11am
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm

Berg Kids Racetrack

New for 2018 the Berg Kids Racetrack. Bring the kids out and let them enjoy riding  pedal carts on the Berg Race Track. Great fun for the entire family. Free to all attendees!!!

Adult Crafts

No-Sew Haunt/Halloween T-Shirt Bag

Got a collection of old t-shirts with great spooky graphics? We will upcycle them into tote bags! Since this class is no-sew,
no special skills are needed, and all ages are welcome!

What you’ll need to bring:

  • A t-shirt (or t-shirts!). Any size – obviously, the smaller the shirt, the smaller the resulting tote bag.
  • A pair of sturdy scissors, if you have them (If everyone brings a pair things will move along quicker); otherwise we will have several pairs to share.
  • That’s it! Here’s what one looks like:
No Sew Shirt Bag


  • Thursday June 6th: Pre- Convention Bus Tour check-in 8:30am- 10:00am
  • Friday June 7th: 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday June 8th: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday June 9th: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


  • Friday June 7th: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    NEW THIS  YEAR! Early Sneak Peak!
  • Saturday June 8th: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday June 9th: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm