Midwest Monster Fest Cancels 2022 Event. Pushes to Next Year
This May, I took my horror-loving son to the Halfway to Halloween event that Midwest Monsterfest put on at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds.
We got to meet Douglas Tate who owns the distinction of wearing both, the Michael Meyers mask and the Jason Vorhees mask on the big screen.
They had vendors with handcrafted art horror pieces.
They had amazing masks and costumes.
The cosplay was in FULL effect with some really great costumes just walking around.
The serial killer vendor was our favorite.
We were already making plans to make it to the "big event", Midwest Monster Fest. Until we heard the news from the organizers:
"It is with a heavy heart that we must make the following announcement...
Due to some unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances, the next edition of Midwest Monster Fest previously scheduled for September 16-18 must be postponed until 2023. This decision was not an easy one, but rather a necessary one. It is of the utmost importance to the entire staff that we deliver a top-tier experience to every attendee of our convention -- and when we find ourselves in a situation to either postpone or compromise the integrity of our show and potentially deliver a subpar experience to our attendees, then there is really only one option left for us.
Details of our rescheduled dates and location will be made in the coming weeks. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates. We will work on options for those unable to attend during the rescheduled dates and announce them once everything is figured out.
We realize Midwest Monster Fest has the absolute best fanbase and we wholeheartedly thank you for your patience as we work through this unfortunate bump in the road."
This is a huge undertaking. The "Halfway to Halloween" event is huge enough, let alone the "Main Event". I totally back Jeff, the owner/organizer for postponing, and will be there when he decides to bring it back.
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