2018 Special Events 

Halloween & Party Expo is pleased to present several special events designed to maximize your time at the show. GAIN insights and actionable solutions for retailing with our free educational content, and ALIGN your business with industry leaders through networking events, experiencing different perspectives and CELEBRATING the industry at the same time.


The Brewing Boos & Booze Independent Retailer Conference
National Costumers Association Buyers' Choice Awards

The Brewing: Boos & Booze

The Brewing Boos & Booze is the industry Costume Ball & Networking Event. Open to all badge holders, this late night gathering provides you with the opportunity to mingle with industry professionals while enjoying music, dancing, drinks, and more. Costumes strongly encouraged. 


The Brewing Boos & Booze
Friday, January 12th
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Generations Hall - 300 Andrew Higgins Blvd
Click HERE for more information.


Independent Retailer Conference

The Independent Retailer Conference dedicated entirely to the unique lifestyle and responsibility of the independent store owners. ENGAGE, LEARN & CONNECT with some of today's top retail thought leaders and industry experts through quick, 15 minute pop-up sessions on the show floor. Click HERE for more information on the program.


Independent Retailer Conference
Friday, January 12th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, January 13th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, January 14th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday, January 15th, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm  


National Costumers Association Lounge

Join your association colleagues in the National Customers Association Lounge - Booth To Be Announced throughout the show hours to enjoy one-on-one meetings, refreshments and re-energize.


The National Costumers Association boasts members from not only the US but Canada, Mexico, Australia, the Bahamas, India, and the United Kingdom with membership offering exclusive benefits to members. Do you know anyone studying in the costume design field? Learn more about NCA scholarship possibilities at www.costumers.org.


Buyers' Choice Award

Cast your vote for the best products!  Voting will be open Friday & Saturday morning. Winners will be announced Saturday at 4:00 pm.


Visit the Featured Product Areas along the center aisles to vote for best product in select categories. You'll see first hand creativity in displays and lead buyers to the respective booths to learn more about all the great new products.
Award Presentation: 
Saturday, January 13th, 4:00 pm
Location: Haunted Trends Runway Stage