The Halloween & Attractions Show opens for business March 19-22, 2020 at the America’s Center in downtown St. Louis.
TransWorld’s Halloween & Attraction show is the ONLY industry trade show of its kind in the world. There is no other show that has as many exhibitors and industry related products. For three decades TransWorld’s annual Halloween & Attractions show has created the marketplace for the Haunted House industry. Each year the Industry gathers to network, get new ideas and purchase products. This show is a MUST ATTEND event if you are thinking about opening or currently operate a haunted attraction, corn maze, farm, pumpkin patch, paintball field, family fun center, amusement park, zoo, aquarium, Halloween retail store or anything Halloween-related. We have everything you need to make your Halloween season a success. Each year, the show continues to grow with NEW EXHIBITORS, NEW PRODUCTS and more buyers on the show floor. The Halloween & Attractions Show combines the products and knowledge of hundreds of exhibitors that you need to see this March!
RETURNING IN 2020! TransWorld's Christmas Show will be co-located with the Halloween & Attractions Show for one low price! For more information about the Christmas Show, visit TWChristmasShow.com!
The Halloween & Attractions Show also features TransWorld's Room Escape Conference, co-located at the America's Center and catering to the room escape, virtual reality and adventure game industries. Whether you own/operate a successful escape room, are considering exploring this booming industry or thinking about adding an escape room attraction to your haunted house or event, the Escape Room Conference's vendors and seminars will appeal to both seasoned owners, novices and all those in between.
That's ONE ENTRY FEE for ALL THREE SHOWS!
HAA Show News & Updates
To Our TransWorld Family
Over the last week, things have changed drastically and our lives have become a shell of what they once were. TransWorld finds itself in uncharted waters and we have been working tirelessly to make decisions on what to do about future shows. Over the last week we have spoken with many of our vendors, attendees, Buyers Board and Exhibitor Boards. We thank all of you for your input in this matter; it has really helped us to see what makes the most sense for the industry as a whole. With that being said we have decided it’s best to postpone this year’s show until March 4th-7th, 2021. Although this was not an easy decision, we feel it’s the best decision we can make to protect the wellbeing of our customers and their families.
Rollover 2020 registration to 2021: In the event you are able to help us out and roll your registration over to apply to the 2021 show dates, YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO ANYTHING at this time! Our 2020 registration database will automatically be moved over to the 2021 show dates and all purchases will be carried over. Customers who choose to roll their registration over will also be guaranteed 2020 prices in the event that any fees or prices for the 2021 show have to be increased (i.e. trade show registrations, parties, seminars or events).
We fully intend to keep all the planned 2020 parties, events and seminars the same in 2021. If you want to make changes to your reservation(s), transfer them or otherwise alter/update/adjust them for 2021, we will work with you to do this closer to the show, after we release the 2021 schedule.
We really appreciate the response we are getting so far with rolling over the tickets! It really goes a long way.
Refunds: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TIME-FRAME TO REQUEST A 2020 REFUND HAS NOW ENDED. If you have questions please call our office at (847) 453-4285.
We are a small family-owned business and, since the St. Louis shows were only a few days from opening, the postponement has had an extreme impact on both TransWorld and, of course, the shows. Over the past year we had already paid all show expenses: The convention center space, parties, seminars, staff, signage, printed materials, marketing, employee salaries and all the other costs required to stage these events.
TransWorld Trade Shows has always had a No Refunds, No Transfers attendee policy. However, in light of the current global situation, we amended our Attendee Policy to allow attendee refunds and transfers for the 2020 Halloween & Attractions Show, Christmas Show and Room Escape Conference. Since all the expenses were already paid to produce the events, TransWorld requested that attendees (who were able) agree to roll over their paid registrations to the postponed dates of March 4th-7th, 2021. Refunds were processed for 30 days, March 24th – April 23rd. We are no longer processing refunds and all un-refunded registrations will be automatically applied to the 2021 show.
Please DO NOT dispute the charges with your credit card company. It WILL NOT make things go faster; it will only slow down our refund abilities and complicate the process. You may not be aware that for each chargeback inquiry that is filed, there is a flat fee of $35 per transaction that the bank charges us, per card associated with that request. Since we have already agreed to offer refunds, if you do not follow the refund process and choose to file a chargeback, there will be additional administrative fees applied to your future trade show registration (that we incurred as a result of your chargeback). This includes the $35 we get charged plus $15 administrative fee for the time it takes us to handle each chargeback. If you have questions please call our office at (847) 453-4285.
TransWorld truly and deeply appreciates the support everyone has shown during this difficult time, and is continuing to work to insure that our family of attendees, exhibitors and sponsors are taken care of in these trying times.
The TransWorld Team
TransWorld Trade Shows is actively and continuously monitoring (via local/national authorities, public health advice, and CDC/WHO guidelines) the status of the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak. The health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees and staff is our number one priority.
The Halloween & Attraction Show, Christmas Show and Escape Room Conference will all be proceeding as scheduled March 19th-22nd, 2020 at the America’s Center in Downtown St Louis.
TransWorld Trade Shows, in conjunction with the America’s Center and Explore St. Louis, would like to share an update with you on how our teams are monitoring the situation and what preventative actions we are putting in place for our upcoming event.
- Increased surface cleaning (door handles, elevator buttons, escalator handrails, registration desks, restrooms, food service areas, coat check, etc.).
- Increased hand sanitizing stations around the show (main lobbies, registration areas, food service areas, elevator and escalator landings, etc.)
- Enhanced on-site medical services
We strongly urge our exhibitors and attendees to refer to the guidelines and protocols as suggested by the World Health Organization at www.who.int and local/national public health authorities to contain and mitigate against any further spread of the virus. We encourage all attendees to learn more about prevention information on the Center for Disease Control website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html.
Please feel free to contact Jen Thaler at Jen@haashow.com or Rich Bianco at Rich@haashow.com with any questions you have regarding this issue. We will continue to closely monitor this situation. Following is Explore St. Louis’ official press release on the subject:
Explore St. Louis Press Release
In light of ongoing concerns about reports of the COVID-19 (formerly Novel Coronavirus) outbreak, Explore St. Louis and The America’s Center continue to monitor the situation very closely. While the risk of contracting the coronavirus in the U.S. is low, we will follow the advice of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Should the situation change, we will issue periodic updates as necessary. Please know that America’s Center’s first priority is the health, safety and well-being of everyone involved with any event that is held in our facility, and our community.
At this time there have been no confirmed cases of the outbreak in our area. However, we will continue to monitor updates that are provided by the CDC. You can also find additional information on the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov.
We have appointed Col. Reggie Harris, VP of Public Safety and Guest Service, and Nila Tuckson, VP of Human Resources, to lead our organization in obtaining and providing up-to-date information to our employees and clients. Additionally throughout America’s Center, there will be an increase of alcohol-based hand sanitizers for attendees and staff and an enhanced housekeeping team servicing commonly used surfaces (e.g. doorknobs, ledges, escalator hand rails, elevator buttons, restrooms, etc.). In conjunction with the TransWorld Shows, during show days Explore St. Louis will provide an emergency medical technician (EMT) on site for four (4) hours.
We recommend keeping up to date with the most recent information on the virus via the following web sites:
- World Health Organization https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
- Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/
- St. Louis City Health Department https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/health/communicable-disease/covid-19- coronavirus.cfm
- St. Louis County Department of Health and Wellness https://www.stlouisco.com/Health-and-Wellness/Coronavirus
- US Travel Association https://www.ustravel.org/toolkit/emergency-preparedness-and-response-coronavirus