Convention Hours

VIP Entry: 3 PM
Expo: 4 PM – 9 PM
Box Office: 12 PM

VIP Entry: 10 AM
Expo: 11 AM – 8 PM
Box Office: 10 AM

VIP Entry: 10 AM
Expo: 11 AM – 5 PM
Box Office: 10 AM

Ticket Office

Friday: Noon – 9 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 8 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 5PM


The Scarefest Launch Party: Thursday October 20th. 7PM
Come into town a day early and join us at our Official Entertainment Partner LexLive at 301 South Broadway in Lexington (on the corner just across from the Central Bank Center). Enjoy an evening of drink specials and  free prizes and once again FEATURING Horror Trivia.


Film Festival

The Scarefest Film Festival: Starting Friday at 1PM*
Included with Admission:  Friday 1PM through 8PM, Saturday and Sunday during regular convention hours.
The Scarefest Film Festival continues its new format this year at LexLive! First: it actually starts before* the convention doors open so that those of you who arrive early will have a great way to kick off the weekend. Just show up at LexLive with ANY Scarefest pass (or buy one there in our ticket kiosk) and watch all of the horror and paranormal as you wish in the comfort of a state of the art theater.

Friday is Hero Day
All First Responders (law enforcement, firefighters, medical workers, and military – active and retired) get free admission to the expo floor during regular convention hours Friday. Just show up with your official I.D. No purchase nor pre-ticketing necessary

The Official Start of Scarefest: Friday 3PM
VIP level pass holders and Media Pass holders converge on the black carpet at 3PM Friday at the expo entrance for one of a kind photo opportunities of our celebrities, speakers, and other dignitaries.

Throw Axes with Killers: Friday 9PM
Ticketed Event: Our most successful add-on of 2021 back for its third big year! Spend quality time in a room full of your favorite movie killers throwing axes at Battle Axes new facility. Shuttle service to and from the venue will be provided. Tickets and celebrity lineup to be announced soon. 


Costume Contest Pre-Judging: Saturday 4PM
Convention Floor Registration at the Main Entertainer Stage beginning at 3:30 PM
Costume Contest Pre-Judging at the Main Entertainer Stage at 4PM.
Prizes: Top Finalists receive VIP Celebrity Party tickets and move on to Finalist Round at Lexington’s Largest Halloween Party at LexLive.

Scream Queens in the LexLive Bowl-O-Rama: Friday 9PM
Ticketed Event: Back for the second year! When your entertainment venue has a bowling alley and you have scream queens… you take them bowling. Tickets and details including the celebrity lineup coming soon.


Sunday is Kids Day
Included with Admission: Sure, kids 12 and under still get in free all weekend. But for Sunday we have day planned just for the kids including a Kid’s Scream Contest, Kid’s Costume Contest, Kid’s Horror Trivia, and lots of entertainment targeted at the entrie family.