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As Halfway To Halloween Hits, Let’s Look At The Chilling Fun Of Everyone’s Favorite Wild Holiday

May 6th, 2022
As Halfway To Halloween Hits, Let's Look At The Chilling Fun Of Everyone's Favorite Wild Holiday

From the first time I met Jeff O’Neil, I knew he was something of a mad genius. O’Neil’s idea for a Midwest Monster Fest was so brilliant I was amazed that no one else had come up with it. And, sure enough, it ended up being a huge success. Now O’Neil has had another fantastic idea. The Halfway to Halloween Convention, presented by Midwest Monster Fest, the Quad Cities’ premier horror convention, will take place on May 13th and 14th at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds in East Moline, and as the first day of the event will transpire on a Friday the 13th, Halfway to Halloween... Read More

New ‘Halfway To Halloween’ Convention Stomping Into Quad-Cities Next Year

October 25th, 2021
New 'Halfway To Halloween' Convention Stomping Into Quad-Cities Next Year

A new Halfway to Halloween Horror Convention presented by the folks behind Midwest Monster Fest is coming to the Quad-Cities next spring! Midwest Monster Fest Presents Halfway to Halloween Convention! Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th May 2022 at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds, 4200 Archer Drive, East Moline. Celebrities, Vendors, Food Trucks,, Live Music, Sideshow acts and more! This an event you won’t want to miss! More info? See HERE.  Read More

Midwest Monster Fest Stalks Into The Rust Belt This Weekend

September 2nd, 2021
Midwest Monster Fest Stalks Into The Rust Belt This Weekend

The Midwest Monster Fest will host its annual horror convention at The Rust Belt in East Moline over Labor Day weekend, September 3rd-5th. Full of celebrity guests, horror vendors, authors, artists, and even a film festival, this event is three days of freaky fun for horror fans of all ages. Celebrity guests include horror film icons Clint Howard (Ice Cream Man and countless other films), Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Demons), CJ Graham (Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Highway To Hell), and more than a dozen other celebrities, including Thom Mathews, Darcy DeMoss,... Read More

East Moline’s Midwest Monster Fest Promises The Thrills And Chills Of a Lifetime!

August 20th, 2021
East Moline's Midwest Monster Fest Promises The Thrills And Chills Of a Lifetime!

The Midwest Monster Fest will host its annual horror convention at the Rust Belt in East Moline over Labor Day weekend, September 3rd-5th. Full of celebrity guests, horror vendors, authors, artists, and even a film festival, this event is three days of freaky fun for horror fans of all ages. Celebrity guests include horror film icons Clint Howard (Ice Cream Man and countless other films), Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Demons), CJ Graham (Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Highway To Hell), and more than a dozen other celebrities, including Thom Mathews, Darcy DeMoss,... Read More

Monsters Popping Up In The Quad-Cities This Weekend At Pop-Up Horror Market!

May 20th, 2021
Monsters Popping Up In The Quad-Cities This Weekend At Pop-Up Horror Market!

A new event, the Pop-Up Horror Market, presented by Midwest Monster Fest, is skulking into town this weekend!  Tickets are on sale now for the Pop-Up Horror Market Presented by Midwest Monster Fest May 22 from noon – 7pm at Rock Island County Fairgrounds in East Moline! $6 in advance and $10 day of Great way to celebrate half way to Halloween! Guest announcements coming soon! Now taking vendor applications send an email to mwmonsterfest@gmail.com with all your info and what kind of items you sell. Click on the link here for tickets!  Read More

Midwest Monster Fest Welcoming Mark Torgl To East Moline’s Rust Belt

April 5th, 2021
Midwest Monster Fest Welcoming Mark Torgl To East Moline's Rust Belt

Midwest Monster Fest 2021is proud to announce Mark Torgl adding him to the September 3rd-5th event at The Rust Belt in East Moline, Illinois! Mark Torgl is an American actor. Among Troma fans, he is best known for playing Melvin Ferd in The Toxic Avenger and has also appeared in The First Turn-On, Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV, Return of Nuke ‘Em High and Toxic Tutu. Mark is joining the kickass list of celebrities September 3rd-5th to come meet you, sign autographs and take pictures! You do not want to miss this great time in September! Get your tickets now at Co-Op Records... Read More

Midwest Monster Fest Pop-Up Horror Market Stalking Your Way May 22!

March 6th, 2021
Midwest Monster Fest Pop-Up Horror Market Stalking Your Way May 22!

Tickets are on sale now for the Pop-Up Horror Market Presented by Midwest Monster Fest May 22 from noon – 7pm at Rock Island County Fairgrounds in East Moline! $6 in advance and $10 day of Great way to celebrate half way to Halloween! Guest announcements coming soon! Now taking vendor applications send an email to mwmonsterfest@gmail.com with all your info and what kind of items you sell. Click on the link here for tickets!  Read More

Today Is Your Last Day For The Midwest Monster Fest Cares Auction!

December 6th, 2020
Today Is Your Last Day For The Midwest Monster Fest Cares Auction!

Today is your last chance to pick up some awesome gifts for yourself and others on your holiday list from the Midwest Monster Fest! Midwest Monster Fest Cares will be holding an auction of horror and monster culture memorabilia, with proceeds going to Linnea Quigleys Animal Rescue called Moulin Rouge! The auction is live now and items will be added all throughout the weekend! Check it out here! New items will be posted every hour til 5pm and all day Sunday! Get yourself something pretty cool or do a little holiday shopping! Items signed by Linnea Quigley, Michael St Michaels (Big Ronnie)... Read More

Get Awesome Horror Film Memorabilia And More At Midwest Monster Fest Auction Live This Weekend

December 5th, 2020
Get Awesome Horror Film Memorabilia And More At Midwest Monster Fest Auction Live This Weekend

Midwest Monster Fest Cares will be holding an auction of horror and monster culture memorabilia, with proceeds going to Linnea Quigleys Animal Rescue called Moulin Rouge! The auction is live now and items will be added all throughout the weekend! Check it out here! New items will be posted every hour til 5pm and all day Sunday! Get yourself something pretty cool or do a little holiday shopping! Items signed by Linnea Quigley, Michael St Michaels (Big Ronnie) donated by Dr San Guinary Creature Feature, Stone Sour, Randy Couture, Wyatt Weed, Shaun Foist drummer Breaking Benjamin,... Read More

East Moline’s Midwest Monster Fest Postponed Until 2021

July 8th, 2020
East Moline's Midwest Monster Fest Postponed Until 2021

The Midwest Monster Fest, originally slated Sept. 5-7 at The Rust Belt in East Moline, has been postponed until those same dates in 2021, fest officials announced today. QuadCities.com is, and will remain, a proud sponsor of Midwest Monster Fest. The following post went out on the festival’s social media today: At MIDWEST MONSTER FEST the safety, health and well-being of all our fans, vendors, stars, and staff are top priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on the local and Illinois state restrictions on indoor gatherings we have decided to cancel our Sept 2020 show and focus on... Read More