Midsummer Scream Halloween and Horror Convention 2023
Midsummer Scream features over 350 spooky exhibitors and vendors.
Date & Location
Jul 28, 2023, 12:00 PM – Jul 30, 2023, 5:00 PM
$0 - $35 , 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
World's largest Halloween and horror convention, bringing all the chills and thrills of October to one summer weekend. Explore multiple haunted attractions in the Hall of Shadows; shop from more than 350 vendors including horror-themed apparel, creepy home decor, special effects makeup, masks and costumes; enjoy panels and presentations from the leading names in horror entertainment and theme park attractions; live dark entertainment, and more.
Only at Midsummer Scream will Halloween lovers be able to get a first look at plans for Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights”; the 50th anniversary of Knott’s Scary Farm at Knott’s Berry Farm; Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest, which marks its 30th year; the 100th anniversary of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose; and attractions from 13th Floor Entertainment, including Delusion, Shaqtoberfest and L.A. Haunted Hayride.
There will also be a special “Hot Haunts for Halloween” panel, hosted by Midsummer Scream’s Creative Director and Co-Founder Rick West, that brings together some of the best of the grass-roots community of talented haunters — home haunters, local attractions, and traditions that are, in many ways, the inspiration for the largest of the haunts.
“Haunted attractions of every type and size are at the very core of what Midsummer Scream is all about, from the most elaborate to the most handmade, whether family friendly or truly extreme,” West said. “Midsummer Scream fans love to discover what’s new and exciting for the Halloween season ahead, and it’s incredibly exciting to be able to bring all of these attractions together to begin a countdown to the best night of the year.”
📅 Dates & Times
July 28 - 30, 2023
SATURDAY, JULY 29
- 12:30 p.m.: 13th Floor Entertainment with a preview of L.A. Haunted Hayride, Delusion and Shaqtoberfest
- 3 p.m.: Hot Haunts for Halloween, hosted by Rick West
- 5 p.m.: Knott’s Berry Farm — A 50th anniversary presentation featuring Ken Parks, Corporate Director of Creative Development, Cedar Fair; attraction designer John Cooke; and Knott’s Scary Farm historian and show writer Ted Dougherty
SUNDAY, JULY 30
- 12 p.m.: Winchester Mystery House, celebrating its 100th anniversary
- 2:30 p.m.: Six Flags Magic Mountain and the 30th anniversary of Fright Fest
- 4:30 p.m.: Universal Studios Hollywood previews this year’s Halloween Horror Nights
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
👤 Age requirement
$35 for adult admission to $140 for a three-day VIP “Gold Bat” pass.
Children under 10 are free with an accompanying adult.
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