Convention Seeks Scariest Woman in the Midwest
Midwest Haunters Host Annual Fright Competition, Crown Ms. Midwest Haunt

Columbus, Ohio June 19, 2007; Do you know the scariest woman in the Midwest? If so, tell her to head to Columbus!

The Midwest Haunters Convention is looking for the scariest woman in the Midwest. For the past several years, the annual event has hosted some of the most frightening characters imaginable competing on stage. The Pageant was rated by AOL Online as a Top 13 Freaky Attraction in the US; Fall 2006. It will be held on Saturday, July 14th at the Doubletree Hotel I-270 in Worthington, Ohio.

Ms. Midwest Haunt will receive over $300 in cash and prizes while the first runner up will scare up over $100 in cash and prizes. Applications are available online at www.MidwestHauntersConvention.com. A panel of haunted attraction industry judges will select the most frightening, intimidating and scariest woman in the pageant.


The festivities begin at 8:30 p.m. with the Scareparts Masquerade Party with “Crazy Bob” Turner as Master of Ceremonies. A Halloween Fantasy Body Art Fashion Show will be hosted by the U.S. Body Painting Festival will start the show. Hundreds of costumed characters from around the country will attend the party.

The pageant is open to the first ten contestants to apply. There is a $10 entry fee and contestants are encouraged to get a sponsor. Typically haunted houses or costume shops are looking for a character to represent them in the pageant. Previous pageant winners have been from Ohio, Wisconsin and Georgia:

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The Midwest Haunters Convention (MHC) is a weekend event for Haunted Attraction Producers, Actors, and Home Haunters. The MHC goal is to provide educational seminars and workshops with experienced presenters as well as a place to socialize with others in the industry during unique social activities. The Midwest Haunters Convention is sponsored by Scareparts.
A new Midwest Fantasy Show (MFS) will debut this year in conjunction with the MHC. The MFS celebrates family entertainment including professional Makeup Artists, Face and Body Painters, Airbrush Artists, Henna, Magicians, Balloon Twisters, and more. The Midwest Fantasy Show features Seminars and Workshops designed to appeal to a variety of audiences including artists, entertainers and business owners. The Midwest Fantasy Show is sponsored by the U.S. Body Painting Festival.
A free vendor trade show, July 14-15th from 10-5 pm, will offer product demonstrations and there will also be retailers with items for carryout.
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Media Escorts with interviews and photo opportunities available. Media passes available on request: Kelly Collins; 614-203-4626; Kelly@MidwestHaunters.com

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