Frequently Asked Questions


When & where is the event held?

January 25-27, 2019

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

900 Convention Center Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70130

What are the event hours?

Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

What are the on-site registration and badge pick-up hours for the 2019 Halloween & Party Expo?

Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

What types of products are being shown?

Halloween & Party Expo is your one-stop shopping destination for all things Halloween and Party. Product categories include: Costumes (of all types); Party Goods; Masks; Novelties; Sexy Costumes & Lingerie, Costume Accessories; Christmas Merchandise; Costume Kits; Makeup, Body Paint, Latex Paint, & Makeup Appliances; Decorations & Haunted House Props; and more!

Who is exhibiting?

Halloween & Party Expo features a comprehensive product selection from over 350 exhibitors. Our exhibitors represent a diverse range of categories, so you can see new, unique, and trending products to fill your needs.

What special events / features take place during the show?

From our annual costume ball, to product demonstrations, runway shows, Featured Product Showcase and complimentary education the Halloween & Party Expo is the place to network with peers and celebrate the Halloween season. See more special events here.

What payment types are accepted on-site?

The fee to register on-site is $25. We accept cash or credit cards at registration. Credit cards accepted include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

What is the address for Ernest N. Morial Convention Center?

900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130

How can I book my hotel?

Our ONLY official housing partner Connections Housing has negotiated rates exclusively for Halloween & Party Expo attendees. Learn more and make your reservations here.

Is there parking at the event and how much is it?

Parking is available at the convention center for a daily fee.

Where can I find information about the shuttle service?

Shuttle service will be available between Halloween & Party Expo and select hotels.

What is the best airport to fly into?

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)

How can I rent a scooter/wheel chair?

Mobility scooter rental is available at MCCNO at our UPS Store, located on Lobby F. It is recommended that attendees make reservations in advance by completing and submitting the Mobility Scooter Reservation Form. Wheelchairs are also available upon request.

How can I receive a directory?

All attendees will be able to pick up a show directory and map at registration.


What are the qualifications to attend (include guest policy here)?

Halloween & Party Expo is open to all qualified industry professionals 18 years of age and older. Admission is not granted to the general public or guests.

Registration Qualifications

If your company was approved in 2018 you will be automatically approved.

If this is your first time attending or your company name has changed you will be required to submit additional information below.

Documents Required

(2) forms of business ID which can include: A copy of business license, sales tax ID number, payroll stub, company check, company credit card, vendor invoice, business card, letterhead, or other pre-printed collateral with your company name. During your online registration you can submit your documents to expedite the approval process.

International Companies who Cannot Provide Necessary Documentation

*Company Registration Certificate (Intl)

*VAT Registration Certificate (Intl)

We ask that if you are an international buyer you provide at least one form of documentation for verification that you are in the industry. The Expo understands that documentation varies from country to country, and therefore, we accept a variety of available documents. If you have further questions, please email

Are children allowed?

No one under the age of 18 is allowed on the show floor. This include infants and children in strollers.

What is the cancellation policy?

All sales are final. No refunds or credits shall be issued for "no shows," cancellations, substitutions, or for any other reason, including without limitation, interruption, postponement, cancellation or relocation of the show due to any cause determined by show management to be beyond management's control.

What is the pre-registration deadline?

Free pre-registration continues up to the first day of the show, January 25, 2019.

What is the cost to attend?

Admission is free if you pre-register by January 25, 2019. If you do not pre-register, the cost is $25 per badge on site, so register early! Any substitutions on site will also cost $25 each.

Is there a group discount policy?

There is no group discount to attend Halloween & Party Expo.

Do you mail the badges?

Badges will not be mailed. All attendees who pre-register will be emailed an Express Pass barcode, which they can scan at registration on show site to pick up their badge.

I pre-registered but did not receive my express pass?

Please contact registration customer service at 224-563-3765 or

I need to make a change to my registration how can I do so?

Please contact registration customer service at 224-563-3765 or