Halloween is drawing near—how will you spend yours? Throughout the Palmetto State you’ll find countless spooky experiences to enhance the Halloween season and help you celebrate all month long. Get ready for a variety of events and attractions that will send shivers down your spine. Your perfect Halloween in South Carolina begins now with these 10 must-do activities.
Start the Halloween season with a pure blown sugar rush at I Love Sugar. A step inside this place is like walking right into a Willy Wonka wonderland full of colorful, delicious treats sure to make every guest feel like a kid again. For those in the Halloween spirit, pick up some gummy creepy crawlies, Zombie blood, or a bucket of funny bones.
The Fear Farm makes other haunted houses seem more like fun houses. This truly terrifying experience takes you on a fright-filled journey through a haunted midway, completely dark labyrinth, corn maze, and bone-chilling haunted house. The attraction also features a mini escape game—will you be able to beat the clock?
Don your best costume and avoid the cover fees and lines at the bar by joining the annual Halloween Howler Bar Crawl. This ghostly event lets you experience some of the top bars of the Holy City with drink specials and costume contest at each bar on the crawl. Tickets are available at a scary good price—just $10 per person!
It’s Halloween all year long at Halloween Highway. Here you deck yourself out in the perfect costume and accessories that are much more unique than the ones in big box stores. Cosplayers in particular love this store and can always find something special that’s sure to stand out.
It just wouldn’t be Halloween without a little ghost hunting, and the Palmetto State is chock full of haunted places and spooky spaces to find them. Your chances of finding some paranormal activity are good at the Ebenezer Church cemetery near Newberry, where sightings of a ghost hound abound. The ghost dog roams a five-mile stretch of old Buncombe Road from the cemetery to Goshen Hill Plantation. Legend has it that no matter how fast you’re driving, the ghost hound will be running alongside you at the same pace.
There’s nothing better to get your Halloween senses tingling than a trip through dark dungeons, alleyways, and churches. This 90-minute tour takes you to some of the most haunted sites in the Holy City, including a 20-minute stop at famed Provost Dungeon. This area is bursting with paranormal activity, having been a holding place for prisoners of the Revolutionary War.
If you want to experience some of the best parts of Halloween in a single location, you’ll find them here. The annual Jack-o-Lantern Jubilee has been thriving for over 30 years, and features live music, inflatables, corn hole tournament, costume contest, face painting, carnival rides, and plenty of food and candy to go around.
This family-friendly event lets you get a head start on your trick-or-treating. Here you can make your way around the zoo collecting candy while visiting the animals. Tour the extinct species graveyard or make your way through the not-very-scary house. It’s fun for all ages, and one that won’t keep you awake at night.
As one of Greenville’s top escape room venues, this challenging team game may drive you to the point of insanity. Here you’ll have to solve challenges and puzzles swiftly as you race the clock to reclaim your freedom. From haunted mansions to hostage situations, you’ve got your pick of spine-chilling experiences that have you begging to escape.
If you’ve ever wondered if you would survive in “The Walking Dead,” here’s your shot. This haunted trail is brimming with zombies waiting to feast your brains. Your mission: fend them off with a paintball gun and plenty of ammo. It might just be the fight of your life.