Celebrity Guests, Photo Ops, Shopping, Panels, Shows, and so much more.

MAY 27th - 29th, 2022

FRI: 6 – 10 pm, SAT: 10 – 6 PM, SUN: 12 – 6 PM

The 27th will be a special programming night only for VIPs and Weekend Passholders.

VIPs also recieve 1 hour early entry on Sat & Sun.











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2022 Celebrity Guests

Tom Savini

Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Creepshow, Friday the 13th (parts I and IV), Maniac, The Burning, The Prowler, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

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2021 Celebrity Guests

Felissa Rose

Sleepaway Camp, Kill Giggles, Bloody Summer Camp, Krampus, Lillith

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2022 Celebrity Guests

Steven Williams

Supernatural, The X-Files, IT, All Rise, 21 Jump Street, Yellowstone, Locke & Key, Birds of Prey, True Detective

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2022 Celebrity Guests

Danielle Harris

Halloween, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, The Last Boy Scout, Hatchet III

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2022 Celebrity Guests

Amelia Kinkade

Night of the Demons trilogy

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2022 Celebrity Guests

DJ Qualls

Supernatural, Z Nation, The Core, The New Guy, Creepshow

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2022 Celebrity Guests

Clint Howard

Ice Cream Man, Night Gallery, Leprechaun 2, Cocoon, Evilspeak, Halloween

Celebrity Guests

Meet celebrity guests for autographs, photos ops, meet and greets, Q&A's and more.

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Unique Shopping for Horror Fans

Shop horror products and collectables from small makers, crafters, artists, and collectors.

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Special Events

Chat with our celebs and other fans and see unique programing, showings, and special features.

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Huge Indoor Space

Featuring 100,000 sq ft of wheelchair accessible space and ample free parking.

Exclusive Panels

Learn about horror from books to film in panels and Q&A's.

Great Location

Plenty of hotels and attractions in a blossoming Southern metropolis.

Photo Ops are Live - with some exclusive, Special Edition Photo Ops on Friday night.

Book early to ensure a time slot! Some Special Edition Photo Ops are only available on Friday night - just for our weekend passholders and VIPS!





2022 Cos-Slay Contests: Rules & Info

Not in Costume? No problem - come on down to the stage to cheer on your favorites for the Audience Choice Awards! Craftsmanship Judging involves having your costume looked at up-close by our panel of cosplay judges. This competition is best for those who want to...

2022 Press Release

Raleigh NC – Friday May 27th- Sunday May 29th YOU HAVE BEEN SUMMONED!!     You have been officially summoned to join us at Raleigh’s Premier Convention Experience! Carolina Fear Fest and horror fans from around the region are requesting the pleasure of...

Haunted Attractions in the Carolinas

North Carolina is one of the best states to visit haunted attractions! We put out a post on our Facebook page about some haunted attractions that attended our 2021 horror convention, and the comments were full of suggestions of other amazing haunts in the state. We...

COVID Guidance Update – 5/14/21

Following new guidance issued by Governor Cooper on May 14th , Carolina Fear Fest will be working under the following regulations for COVID Safety. We strongly encourage every attendee, vendor, volunteer, and guest of the convention to be vaccinated. Our core staff...

Usagi Medical Group: COVID-19 Plan Review

Original post by Usagi Medical Group. Usagi Medical Group is a fan-focused group of nurses, EMTs, Paramedics, behavioral specialists, clinical pharmacists and other medical professionals. More than just a contractor for medical needs during the convention, where they...

Carolina Fear Fest 2020 Film Fest

Obviously since our event was cancelled, our 2020 Film Fest entries weren't showcased in the way they deserved. Check out some of our favorite films from our entries here! Full Horror Films 🏆 Flesher Two serial killers work together to skin their victims and sell them...

COVID Safety Information:

Remember when the only thing we worried about at cons was Con-Crud (head colds)? And the only reason to worry about getting too close to a fellow con goer was when they were so excited that they forgot deodorant?  Yeah.  Good times.  Now we have more...

2020 Event Cancelled

Regretfully, we have decided to cancel Carolina Fear Fest for 2020.  Our team had hoped that our reschedule to July would be enough time to hold the event safely, however, there does not appear to be a way to do so and stay within local guidelines for gatherings....

3 Ways to Support Small Businesses Right Now

On behalf of the Con and event industry at-large, we at Carolina Fear Fest Horror Convention want to ask a favor of you. We know you plan months in advance for events that have now been cancelled or changed to a date you can’t attend. It sucks. It sucks for the...

CONTEST: Two Sentence Horror Stories

CONTEST OPENS 2/24! Craft the best Two Sentence Horror Story and your story could be voiced by the Crypt Keeper himself, John Kassir! HOW TO ENTER: Visit us on Facebook and look for the "ENTER TO WIN" post, then comment on the photo with your best story by March 1st!...

About The Venue

Located at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC, the Jim Graham building is the largest of the fairground buildings, with over 100,000 square feet of convention space, a restaurant, panel rooms, and more. 


Convenient Location

Located at 4285 Trinity Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607.


Free Parking

Ample parking is available at no charge


Wheelchair Accessible

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