FEBRUARY 11, 2017 FROM NOON TO 5:00 P.M.

The Dead of Winter Festival Travels for the First Time to Carlinville, Illinois!
Join American Hauntings for one of our oldest events -- first started back in 1999 -- as we celebrate ghosts, hauntings and the macabre at the famed Dead of Winter Festival! Come discover the spirits of the infamous, historic and haunted "Million Dollar Courthouse" in Carlinville, Illinois -- one of the most haunted places in the state -- and be chilled by presentations on ghosts, hauntings, spirited locations, and much more! Meet authors and speakers on strange phenomena, network with other ghost enthusiasts from all over the Midwest, join us for an after-hours ghost hunt, sign up to win raffle prizes -- including books; tour passes; unusual prizes and collectibles,  tickets to the 2017 Haunted America Conference; and more! Make this a haunted weekend you won't soon forget!

The 2017 Festival will be held at the Macoupin County Courthouse in downtown Carlinville, Illinois, located at 200 East Main Street. From Noon to 5:00 p.m., we'll be offering a roster of speakers on the supernatural. You'll also be able to check out the vendor's tables, see the building, sign up for raffle prizes and -- if you're one of the lucky one who signed up in advance -- pick up your tickets for the late-night ghost hunt of the famously haunted courthouse.

Admission to the Daytime Event is FREE, with a canned or non-perishable item to benefit local food banks in the area. There are nearly 20,000 people in need in Macoupin County and 7,000 of them are children. We'll be donating all of the items collected to a local charity, so bring a canned good or non-perishable food item with you for entry to this eerie event!

Join us for the Free Daytime Event at the Macoupin County Courthouse - and then stick around after dark to experience the ghosts!
After the daytime event, a limited number of lucky ghost hunters will be able to take part in a late-night investigation of the courthouse and search for the lingering spirits that haunt this massive building. Reservations are required, but tickets must be picked up on the day of the event!
Click Here to Make Reservations for the After Hours event!
Search for the Spirits of the Million Dollar Courthouse | 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Available to Attendees of the Dead of Winter Festival ONLY!

Join us after the daytime festival and dinner break for a ghost hunt at the spooky Macoupin County Courthouse! The “Million Dollar Courthouse," born in controversy and steeped in legend and one of the most historic courthouses in Central Illinois. Since 1867, this beautiful edifice has served the citizens of Macoupin County and some say the ghosts of the past still walk its halls. Is the courthouse haunted as the stories say? We can assure you that it is -- but this is your chance to find out for yourself
Click Here to Make Reservations!
We recommend the Magnuson Grand Hotel, which is just 15 minutes from Carlinville and just off Interstate 55.
19067 West Frontage Road, Raymond, IL, just across from Lisa's Antique Mall.
Call the hotel directly at 217-324-2100 or click here to visit them online.
Mention AMERICAN HAUNTINGS when you call to book and get a discounted rate!