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Tickets for Midsummer Scream 2019 are on Sale Now

Tickets for Midsummer Scream 2019 are on Sale Now

The World’s Largest Halloween and Horror Fan Convention Returns to Long Beach August 3-4

In it’s 4 year, Midsummer Scream, THE largest Halloween and horror fan convention in the world promises more of everything! Get your fill of haunts with a weekend of vendors, attractions, presentations and live entertainment! Due to it’s extreme popularity, for the first time, Midsummer Scream will occupy the entire Long Beach Convention Center, doubling the show’s size for 2019, now that’s a lot of freaks for your buck!


I LOVE haunts, it’s not that they scare me I just appreciate everything that goes into creating them. From inception to their execution, the voyeur in me can’t get enough of watching other people get the living crap scared out of them. And by the looks of this growing industry, I’m not alone in my enjoyment of all things macabre. Midsummer Scream is growing by the year and expects to draw over 30,000 fans with it’s greatly-expanded show floor featuring more than 300 unique vendors along with a children’s activity area, live entertainment performances and relevant celebrity appearances, including the queen of Halloween, Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark).

Save 40% off General Admission for a limited time! No discount on Gold Bat Passes.
Use code MSSPRE.


Here is the short list of what you can expect with more to be added in the weeks and months to come:

  • World-class presentations, surprises, and major announcements from industry leaders including Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror NightsKnott’s Scary FarmSix Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest, and Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor.

  • Hall of Shadows a huge dark zone featuring over a dozen haunted attractions and displays, live stage entertainment, and daily exhibitions by the Decayed Brigade slider team.

  • Over 300 artisans and exhibitors featuring unique artwork, props, Halloween accessories, clothing, and makeup supplies.

  • Live entertainment from the show floor and Hall of Shadows, to the Theatre Macabre. Returning again this year to delight guests are Force of Nature ProductionsZombie Joe’s UndergroundTheatre Group, and Jimmy H as the creepy-but-cool Mudd the Magnificent.


Looking to add a fur ball to your family? Kitten Rescue Los Angeles is back again for a 4th year within the Black Cat Lounge. Here guests can mix and mingle with adorable felines roaming freely through a decorated play space. The Black Cat Lounge gives guests looking to adopt a pet the perfect opportunity to bond with their new little friends and give them forever homes.

Tiki Terror! Artwork by Jeff Granito highlighting one of the conventions themes for this year

Tiki Terror! Artwork by Jeff Granito highlighting one of the conventions themes for this year

So what’s it like to attend a haunt convention such as Midsummer Scream? There is something for every level of enthusiast from home haunters to getting insider details from the creators of the top theme park and independent haunts. It is humorous and scary all at the same time with opportunities to engage, shop and get your haunt fix a couple months before the big day, Halloween or in many of our cases, we enjoy and experience the season for an entire month.

Tickets for Midsummer Scream 2019 are now on sale at including single-day General Admission passes, as well as the very popular limited-edition Gold Bat Weekend Pass, which enables guests to access the show floor and other aspects of Midsummer Scream an hour early each day before the convention opens to the general public; front of line priority access to panel presentations and attractions throughout the venue; a collectible lanyard and credential; and a Gold Bat 2019 enamel pin.

Save 40% off General Admission for a limited time!
No discount on Gold Bat Passes. Use code MSSPRE.


Gold Bat
Weekend Pass $95

  • Weekend admission with one hour early entry each day (doors at 10am for Gold Bats).

  • Priority access to panels and presentations.

  • Front of line access to select attractions in the Hall of Shadows.

  • Collectible lanyard and credential.

  • Limited edition Gold Bat enamel pin, only available to Gold Bat passholders.

  • Admission to Midsummer Scream After Dark, our Saturday night party, from 8pm-12am on August 3.

  • Gold Bat Pass priviliges are non-transferable. Guests of all ages must have their own separately-purchased Gold Bat pass for early entry, priority and front of line access, and other perks.

General Admission
Weekend: $55
Saturday: $38 / Sunday: $33

  • Access to showfloor with over 300 exhibitors.

  • Admission to over a dozen mini-haunts and attractions.

  • First-come, first-served access to dozens of panels, presentations, live performances, and more.

Kids 10 and under free General Admission with paid adult admission. Max 2 kids per adult.

Midsummer Scream

August 3 & 4, 2019

Long Beach Convention Center. 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
Saturday: 11am-7pm Sunday: 11am-6pm

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