Ready to have some fun?

Below are the current events we have lined up for the convention.  Click on a link to find out more information about each one. 

Keep an eye on this page as it will be updated as we add more in the upcoming weeks!

Costume Ball

Ready to get your monster on?  Put on your favorite character and join us for our Costume Ball on Saturday evening.

Featuring:

A meal truck will be available for this event.

Attendees and exhibitors must be registered for this event to attend.  This is an 18 and up event.  You must be 21 to consume alcohol.

No real weapons may be used as part of a costume. 

Main convention hall.

Costume Contest (18+)

Put on your best costume or cosplay outfit and join us on the main stage during the Costume Ball to show off all your hard work and effort!

Our judges will be awarding prizes in several different categories.

Attendees and exhibitors must be registered for the Costume Ball to participate in the Costume Contest. 

No real weapons may be used as part of a costume.

Main convention hall during the Costume Ball.

Dark Hour Haunted House

Behind The Scenes Tour

Want to see how all the magic is done?

Get an exclusive guided tour of Dark Hour Haunted House hosted by some of the key designers. This is a full lights on event showing you the current show as well as the backstage areas.

Purchase tickets from us here and save some bucks!

But be careful some werewolves might still be lurking around the corners…

Dark Hour Haunted House
701 Taylor Dr.
Plano, TX 75074

Dark Hour Haunted House

Dog Days of Summer

Do you like werewolves? Do you like saving money? Then you are in luck!

Dark Hour Haunted House will be running their Dog Days of Summer show Friday night before the convention.

Purchase tickets at the door and show them your receipt for the convention floor or your badge and you will receive $5.00 off the cost of admission on Friday night.

But be careful you don’t get turned… or eaten!

Dark Hour Haunted House
701 Taylor Dr.
Plano, TX 75074

Check out their website below for exact times and other information:

Website

Schedule of Events

Escape Room

HE Escapes N Stuff

Stop by HE Escapes N Stuff to see if you have what it takes to escape…

They will have their “Horcrux In Wonderland” mobile escape rooms on the convention floor.

VIP attendees will receive a free escape room attempt on a first-come, first-served basis.

Booth K02 and K03.

Open during convention floor hours!

Schedule of Events

Exhibitor Booth Design Contest

This one is just for our exhibitors…

In an effort to create more value in participating with the Texas Haunters Convention, we would like to celebrate the hard work and effort exhibitors place in their exhibitor spaces.  This year, we will celebrate exhibitors by hosting our first-ever “Exhibitor Booth Design” contest.  The contest celebrates the exhibitor’s hard work by honoring those who make amazing exhibitor spaces.

The Texas Haunters Convention will offer three awards for the following categories:

  1. Best Of Show – This exhibitor space is expertly designed in a way that is both engaging and inventive and sets the exhibitor’s product within context-fitting scenery.  The exhibitor space transports the attendee into the world themed with the product they offer by matching backdrops, shelving, signage, and/or décor.
  2. Most Imaginative/Creative – This exhibitor space showcases original or unique décor that captures the imagination of the attendee.  This exhibitor space has elements that are not found in other spaces and shows a willingness to present their product in a unique way.
  3. Best Newbie Award – This award is reserved for exhibitors who are new to conventioning either being their first or second time.  Exhibitor’s booths will be judged similarly to “Best Of Show” except it is only available to those who are new to the industry.

Awards are for the exhibitor space design only and are not reflective of the products the exhibitor offers.

Judging will take place in your exhibitor space.

Kids Zone

Kids have access to our free Kids Zone with admission!

The Kids Zone is filled with all sorts of fun activities kids get to take home with them…

  • Spooky craft projects
  • Ghostly coloring activities
  • Creepy temporary tattoos

Our volunteers will make sure your kids have a good time at the convention!

Who knows… even a few costumed characters might stop by.

We recommend that parents participate and stay with their children in the Kids Zone to make the event fun for all.

Main convention hall in the Kids Zone area.

Open during convention floor hours!

Schedule of Events

Live Band

Marquis of Vaudeville

Come see the live performance of Marquis of Vaudeville at our Saturday night Costume Ball!

Marquis of Vaudeville is known for its progressive, carnivalesque, punk-cabaret stylings, fusing timeworn elements of the old world with newfangled innovation, a sound they’ve dubbed ‘melodic mischief’ due to the music’s mysterious, yet playful nature.

Their Tim Burton-esque sounds are a perfect fit for our group of Halloween connoisseurs.

Attendees and exhibitors must be registered for the Costume Ball to attend. 

Main convention hall during the Costume Ball.

Open during convention floor hours!

Schedule of Events

Live DJ and MC

DJ Dustin

Come check out DJ Dustin on our main stage!

DJ Dustin will be our main MC during convention floor hours as well as our DJ during our Saturday night Costume Ball.

Attendees and exhibitors must be registered for the Costume Ball to attend.

Main convention hall during floor hours and at the Costume Ball.

Open during convention floor hours!

Schedule of Events

Meet N’ Greet

Join us Friday evening for our Meet N’ Greet game night where attendees, as well as exhibitors, can mingle, share experiences, and have some fun before the weekend’s main activities begin.

Featuring:

  • Card Games
  • Board Games
  • Dinner
  • Cash Bar

You must be 21 to consume alcohol.

Attendees and exhibitors must be registered for this event to attend.

In the education classroom area.

Scavenger Hunt

Fear App

Ready for a scavenger hunt like no other?

Using the Fear App on your mobile device you will navigate the convention floor using augmented reality searching for clues.

As you collect each clue you will start to unravel the puzzle and gain the information needed for the final drawing.

Kids and adult versions of the scavenger hunt will be available.

The Fear App is available for download from Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Main convention floor.

Assistance, if needed, will be available in our Help booth.

WiFi will be available for attendees.  

We will also have charging stations available with common connectors if needed for your device power needs.

Daily during convention floor hours.

Schedule of Events

Individuals completing the scavenger hunt will be entered into the daily drawings for prizes.

Drawings will be held the last half hour of each convention floor day.

You do not need to be present to win.  If not present, we will contact you and make arrangments.

Photo Ops

Be sure to get your free photo taken with our main photo op prop which was built by Distortions Unlimited for us. 

Photos will be posted to our Facebook page following the convention. 

Also check out our other photo ops around the convention floor.

Our main photo op is located in the main entryway.

Various other photo ops are located on the convention floor.

Open during convention floor hours!

Schedule of Events

Tarot Card Readings

Stop by The Psychotic Psychic to see what the cards have in store for you…

Let Catt guide you on your journey with her 30+ years of experience reading and counseling.

VIP attendees will receive a free 10-minute reading on a first-come, first-served basis.

Main convention hall booth G02.

Open during convention floor hours!

Schedule of Events

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