JUNE 2, 2022

Pre-Con Haunt Tour

JUNE 3-5, 2022

Convention

DONALD E. STEPHENS CONVENTION CENTER

5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

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Daily Events 2021

Friday, June 25th, 2021

PRE CONVENTION HAUNTED HOUSE BUS TOUR
11:30 am (Friday) – 12:30 am (Saturday)
Abandoned Haunted House Complex / Green Bay Fear Haunted Attractions / Terror on the Fox

Join us for a thrilling Friday night tour as we venture to some of Wisconsin’s best-haunted attractions. Tours, Q&As, dinner, drinks, and more await as you experience these terrifying events with other industry leaders, enthusiasts, and professionals! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

With Bus Transportation: $300
Without Bus Transportation: $235

If you are opting to drive yourself, please note that you will be entering the attractions after all bus attendees. If you arrive before the scheduled tour time, you will be asked to wait or come back at the start of the tour. Haunt owners, staff and operators cannot start the tours before the scheduled tour times. If you arrive at the tour locations late, you may not receive the full experience. Please be sure to plan accordingly for traffic and travel time. There are no refunds.

Saturday, June 26th, 2021

Sketchy’s Freaky Funhouse!
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Located in the Kids Zone

Grab the kids and head over to the Kids Zone for this amazing (kid-friendly) Haunted Attraction at MHC! Sketchy the clown has rounded up some of his favorite Sideshow oddities, creepy clowns, and funhouse tricks! Enjoy a unique glimpse into this demented clown’s brain full of crazy mirrors, unique personalities, squishy floors, and more! Only at the MHC Kids Zone.


Demonstration Stage Presentations
11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Located at the back of the show floor.

Demos occur throughout each day on the show floor Demo Stage! Check back for the schedule of demos, or check the signage on the show floor.
Demo Stage Sponsored by Paasche AirBrush


ZTAG Show Floor Games
11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Located at the back of the show floor.

ZTAG demonstrates how your business can generate off-season and location-less revenue using their gun-less laser tag system! Host turn-key, single operator, and high throughput interactive games in a 5-minute pop-up arena! ZTAG is also excited to present their city-wide scavenger hunt system. This exciting system allows operators to generate income even without a physical location! Play a game on the show floor with ZTAG and test it to believe it!

Demos occur throughout each day on the show floor near the Demo Stage! Check back for the schedule of demos, or check the signage on the show floor. Game Demonstrations Sponsored by ZTAG


The Ringmaster’s Cabaret Presented by Six Flags Fright Fest
11:30 am 
Located on the Demo Stage at the back of the show floor.

Join us for a special performance from the cast of Six Flags Fright Fest Ringmaster’s Cabaret Show. The cast will sing and dance highlighting moments from this chart-topping show. Meet the Ringmaster and some of his entertainers before and after the show! Visit the Six Flags Fright Fest booth to learn more about the many jobs offered at Six Flags Great America’s Fright Fest!


Kid’s Costume Contest
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Located on the Demo Stage at the back of the show floor.

Be sure to pack those costumes for the kids as well! Young ghouls and goblins (ages 0 – 12) will love this contest located right on the show floor, in the heart of all the exciting Halloween action!


The Ringmaster’s Cabaret Presented by Six Flags Fright Fest
12:15 PM
Located on the Demo Stage at the back of the show floor.

Join us for a special performance from the cast of Six Flags Fright Fest Ringmaster’s Cabaret Show. The cast will sing and dance highlighting moments from this chart-topping show. Meet the Ringmaster and some of his entertainers before and after the show! Visit the Six Flags Fright Fest booth to learn more about the many jobs offered at Six Flags Great America’s Fright Fest!


Screamin’ Hot Sauce Challenge
3:15 pm 
Located on the Demo Stage at the back of the show floor.

Come see owners, managers, and your favorite personnel from haunted attractions throughout the Midwest compete to see who can survive some of the hottest sauce from planet Earth, and the underworld! They will sweat, breathe fire, and maybe cry! Come see who will make the cut and cheer on your favorites!


Bloody Mary Monster Makeup Wars!
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Located on the Demo Stage at the back of the show floor.

This contest will offer contestants the chance to compete for the coveted title of creating the Scariest Monster!  Five teams will compete (1 model and 2 makeup artists) with identical makeup supplies to create a monster!


MHC Costume Party!
8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Located at the Hilton Milwaukee Center – Crystal Ballroom (5th Floor)

The MHC Costume Party is THE Social Event of the year for the haunt industry! Join hundreds of haunters and Halloween lovers for an evening of music, competitions, dancing, and socializing. The MHC Costume Party is a gala showcase of some of the best costuming and makeup effects the haunt industry has to offer. This is a MUST-SEE event! Come out and celebrate being 4 months away from Halloween and participate in the costume contests! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Sunday, June 27th, 2021

Sketchy’s Freaky Funhouse!
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Located in the Kids Zone

Grab the kids and head over to the Kids Zone for this amazing (kid-friendly) Haunted Attraction at MHC! Sketchy the clown has rounded up some of his favorite Sideshow oddities, creepy clowns, and funhouse tricks! Enjoy a unique glimpse into this demented clown’s brain full of crazy mirrors, unique personalities, squishy floors, and more! Only at the MHC Kids Zone.


Demonstration Stage Presentations
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Located at the back of the show floor.

Demos occur throughout each day on the show floor Demo Stage! Check back for the schedule of demos, or check the signage on the show floor.
Demo Stage Sponsored by Paasche AirBrush


ZTAG Show Floor Games
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Located at the back of the show floor.

ZTAG demonstrates how your business can generate off-season and location-less revenue using their gun-less laser tag system! Host turn-key, single operator, and high throughput interactive games in a 5-minute pop-up arena! ZTAG is also excited to present their city-wide scavenger hunt system. This exciting system allows operators to generate income even without a physical location! Play a game on the show floor with ZTAG and test it to believe it!

Demos occur throughout each day on the show floor near the Demo Stage! Check back for the schedule of demos, or check the signage on the show floor. Game Demonstrations Sponsored by ZTAG


The Ringmaster’s Cabaret Presented by Six Flags Fright Fest
11:15 pm
Located on the Demo Stage at the back of the show floor.

Join us for a special performance from the cast of Six Flags Fright Fest Ringmaster’s Cabaret Show. The cast will sing and dance highlighting moments from this chart-topping show. Meet the Ringmaster and some of his entertainers before and after the show! Visit the Six Flags Fright Fest booth to learn more about the many jobs offered at Six Flags Great America’s Fright Fest!


Costume Design Challenge
12:15 pm 
Located on the Demo Stage at the back of the show floor.

Contestants will receive a standard bagged themed costume and have 30 minutes to make as many alterations and enhancements from their bag of tricks. Anything goes, as contestants will fight the clock to produce the most creative and entertaining ensemble! CLICK HERE TO COMPETE!

The Ringmaster’s Cabaret Presented by Six Flags Fright Fest
1:15 PM
Located on the Demo Stage at the back of the show floor.

Join us for a special performance from the cast of Six Flags Fright Fest Ringmaster’s Cabaret Show. The cast will sing and dance highlighting moments from this chart-topping show. Meet the Ringmaster and some of his entertainers before and after the show! Visit the Six Flags Fright Fest booth to learn more about the many jobs offered at Six Flags Great America’s Fright Fest!

 

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