It’s almost half Halloween which means we’re getting close to MIDSUMMER SCREAM 2020! Returning for its fifth year, the Long Beach Convention Center will play host once again to the spooktacular convention with a lineup chock full of fun and exciting offerings!

Midsummer Scream 2020 theme is “Vintage Trick or Treating” with all of the imagery, pageantry, and ghoulish good fun that comes with memories of October in years gone by. This will influence with panel presentations, merchandise, and more throughout the event.

Here’s a taste of what you can expect for MIDSUMMER SCREAM 2020

Preview Day

With an estimated 40,000 attendees flocking to Southern California to participate in this year’s event, the decision was made to add a third day to the mix – a Friday night preview that will give fans access to all of the vendors on the convention’s sprawling show floor, unique limited-engagement programming specifically for that evening only, and a chance for Gold Bat and weekend passholders to pick up their credentials early.

Hall of Shadows

The iconic dark zone, Hall of Shadows, returns with the theme of Trick or Treat Forever! featuring approximately 20 haunted attractions and displays, daily exhibitions by the Decayed Brigade slider team, and the largest experience CalHauntS has ever designed for Midsummer Scream, “Trick or Treat Lane” – a fully functional neighborhood adorned with vintage Halloween decorations where surprises and interactive fun abound! 

On the Show Floor

With more than 300 artisans and exhibitors, Midsummer Scream’s show floor has become a shopping destination for fans of all ages, featuring one-of-a-kind artwork, props, Halloween accessories, clothing, and makeup supplies. This year’s powerhouse lineup of favorite vendors include:

  • Bearded Lady’s Mystic Museum
  • Trick or Treat Studios
  • BlackCraft
  • Chicken Lips
  • Immortal Masks

Also found on the show floor will be the beloved Paranormal Pixie’s Pumpkin Patch where kids and parents can participate in live entertainment and crafts throughout the weekend with the likes of Buster Balloon, as well as a performance stage where Mudd the Magnificent and others will mesmerize and entertain passersby! 


Live entertainment abounds at Midsummer Scream, from the show floor to Theatre Macabre on the upper level of the convention center’s main concourse. Returning again to thrill guests are Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group, Force of Nature Productions, and more! 

Midsummer Scream’s own film festival, The Screaming Room presented by HorrorBuzz, screens a variety of horror short film blocks throughout the weekend. 

More to Explore

This is Midsummer Scream’s fifth year partnering with Kitten Rescue Los Angeles in presenting the Black Cat Lounge, where 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 furever homes.

As always, the you can expect some of the biggest industry leaders in the scare space at the event including include Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights, Knott’s Scary Farm, LA Haunted Hayride, Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, and Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest.

Tickets and Pre-Sale

General Admission

Find tickets, general admission includes access to show-floor, admission to over a dozen mini-haunts and attractions, first-come, first-served access to dozens of panels, presentations, live performances, and more.


  • Pre-sale begins Friday, March 6 with 40% off General Admission Single Day and Weekend passes with discount code MSS2020.
  • Also on March 6 only… score $10 (regular price $25) admission to the Midsummer Scream After Dark with any ticket purchase!

Gold Bat Weekend Pass

Guests can also opt for the popular limited-edition offering that enables access into Midsummer Scream an hour early on Saturday and Sunday 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; a Gold Bat 2020 enamel pin; and admission to Midsummer Scream After Dark

See it for Yourself

MIDSUMMER SCREAM 2020 takes place at the Long Beach Convention Center from July 31 – August 2, 2020.