September 29th-October 1st 2017!   


The ScareFest Horror and Paranormal Convention is honoring all service men and women by offering free entry to the event on Friday, September 30, - October 2, 2016. All military, firefighters, police, EMS and corrections officers can show their valid ID and enter the event free of charge on Friday only.

The tradition of celebrating “Hero Day” at ScareFest began in 2009 when the timing of the event coincided with September 11. As a way to commemorate those lost during the tragic events in 2001, ScareFest came up with the idea to allow service men and women to have free entry on Friday. The first “Hero Day” was such a huge success that it has quickly become a ScareFest tradition.

Now in the ninth year, ScareFest has become the largest event of this kind in the country. The event is held annually in Lexington, Kentucky at the Lexington Convention Center. The convention draws attendees from all over the country for three days of horror- and paranormal-filled entertainment. Fans can shop from 200+ unique and unusual vendors; meet and get autographs from their favorite stars of both the horror movie and paranormal genres; attend workshops, seminars, Q&A panels to learn more about the fields they love. Watch the newest in independent horror and paranormal documentaries; party the night away at a VIP party and Costume ball.

The current list of celebrities that will be attending and list of scheduled events can be found on the ScareFest website. To stay up to date on all that is going on with ScareFest, follow the event on Facebook and Twitter #thescarefest, or join the ScareFest group to interact with upcoming events and promos.