"DEAD OF WINTER" FESTIVAL
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About the Event
Join American Hauntings for the 22nd annual Dead of Winter event! Celebrate ghosts, hauntings, and the macabre at the mysterious Mineral Springs Hotel in Alton, Illinois -- one of the most haunted locations in the state -- and be chilled by presentations on ghosts, hauntings, the unexplained and much more! Meet authors and speakers on strange phenomena, network with other ghost enthusiasts from all over the Midwest, sign up to win raffle prizes -- including books; unusual prizes and collectibles, tickets to the 2020 Haunted America Conference; and more! Make this a haunted weekend you won't soon forget!
FREE ADMISSION! Admission to the Daytime Event is FREE, with a canned or non-perishable item to benefit local food banks in the area. There are nearly 20,000 people in need in the region, and more than 7,000 of them are children. We'll be donating all of the items collected to a local charity, so bring a canned good or non-perishable food item with you for entry to this eerie event!
HELD AT THE HAUNTED MINERAL SPRINGS HOTEL! The 2020 Festival will return to the Mineral Springs Hotel in downtown Alton, Illinois, located at 301 East Broadway Street. From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, we'll be offering a roster of speakers on the supernatural. You'll also be able to check out the vendors’ tables, see the building, sign up for raffle prizes and -- if you're one of the lucky one who sign up in advance -- take part in one of our daytime workshops and pick up your tickets for the After Hours dinner hosted by Troy Taylor or the late-night ghost hunts of the famously haunted old hotel or the eerie First Unitarian Church! It’s going to be THE supernatural weekend of the winter and we hope to see you at the Mineral Springs for a haunted day of fun and to help out a worthy cause!
SPECIAL AND AFTER HOURS EVENTS: * An Evening with H.H. Holmes, dinner and presentation with Troy Taylor * 2 daytime black mirror scrying workshops with Rene Kruse * Ghost Hunt of the Mineral Springs * Ghost Hunt at the First Unitarian Church
SPEAKERS AND PRESENTERS INCLUDE: * Troy, Lisa, and Cody from the American Hauntings Podcast * Robert Parker * Allison Jornlin * Becky Ray * Tobias and Emily Wayland from Singular Fortean Society * Luke Naliborski and Len Adams with "Strange Stuff" * Rene Kruse * And More!
Don't miss our biggest and best Dead of Winter EVER!