Scarefest means big business for local vendors

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Several local business owners say the growth of Scarefest, a horror and paranormal convention held in Lexington, has been good for their business as well.

As thousands of horror and paranormal fans filled Heritage Hall for the third day of Scarefest on Sunday, many of the vendors were finishing up a profitable weekend.

"For us it’s exceptional because we are from Bloomfield, outside Louisville, so it’s just a hop and a skip for us to get over here," said JR Roswall with Pop Evil Art.

The event draws in fans and vendors from across the globe, but it also gives local organizations a chance to see thousands of new faces.

"We interacted with people from Australia, New York, Chicago. They come from all over the world to come here to Lexington," said Eddie Parks with Tri State Shadow Chasers.

It’s not just the vendors at Heritage Hall who took part in the event. There were also ghost hunts at locations around downtown Lexington and several special screenings at the Kentucky Theater.

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