Halloween 2017: Your guide to Upstate events
Got plans this October?
Each year we compile a comprehensive guide to all of the Halloween-related events, holiday alternative activities, fall festivals and trunk or treats we can find happening throughout the Upstate this month.
Editor's note: All events are up-to-date and accurate to the best of our knowledge, but cancellations or changes may occur. Check the listings or links prior to attending for updates.
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FARMS/CORN MAZES/PUMPKIN PATCHES
St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Greenville’s annual pumpkin patch will remain open through Oct. 31. The church is located at 701 Cleveland St., Greenville. For details, call 864-242-1966.
Located in Enoree, which is an approximate 30-minute drive from Greenville, Stewart Farms hosts fall activities each season that include a 7-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch and wagon rides. Plus, it operates the Big Boo, a family-friendly and not-so-spooky haunted maze Friday and Saturday nights in October. Visit www.Stewartfarms.net.
Only a short drive from both Greenville and Spartanburg, Johnson Farms in Inman offers hayrides, a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, a playground, pedal cars and a gem mine. There’s also a concession store for buying fresh products. Visit www.JohnsonFarmsInman.com.
Each year, Fishers Orchard draws families to its Greer farm during its annual fall festival, which operates each Saturday through Oct. 31. Families can explore a corn maze, take a wagon ride, pick pumpkins and more. Visit www.Fishersorchard.com.
Denver Downs in Anderson is known as “South Carolina’s premier agritourism and entertainment farm,” and for good reason. Each fall it offers one of the largest corn mazes in the state, along with a haunted attraction for adults. The farm is also family-friendly, hosting a pumpkin farm, petting zoo and hosting regular activities for families each fall. Visit www.DenverDownsFarm.com.
The Howlings at Hagood Mill – Hagood Mill Ghost Tours will run 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays through Oct. 27 in Pickens. A guide will share stories of the paranormal laced with bits of local history. Take a torch-lit walkabout through the ancient buildings and across a bridge into our ghostly forest. Cost is $12 for adults 16 and older, $10 for ages 6 to 15 and free for kids 5 and younger. For reservations, call 864-898-2936 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boo in the Zoo, sponsored by Future Scholar, is 5:30 – 8 p.m. Oct. 27, and 4-8 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 at Greenville Zoo. It features more than 20 trick-or-treat stations, character photo opportunities with princesses and superheroes, an extinct species graveyard, a Not-Very-Scary House and a new area called Dragon Alley. A free park and ride service is available from County Square to the Greenville Zoo and back. Buses will run continuously between the two locations from one hour before the event until 9 p.m. Visit www.greenvillezoo.com.
UPDATED: Enchanted Forest is 6 – 9 p.m. Oct. 26-27 at the Pavilion Recreation Complex. Weather forecasts prompted the group to cancel Saturday's planned event. The event for ages 10 and younger includes a fairytale trick-or-treat experience with storybook characters, as well as carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, treats and a costume contest each night. Save by purchasing tickets in advance. https://greenvillerec.com/event/enchanted-forest/
Friday, Oct. 27
Holy Cross Academy in Simpsonville will host a trunk or treat at 6 p.m. Oct. 27. The event will include a $5 dinner and bounce house for $1 per child. The event is open to the community.
The GHS Family YMCA's Harvest Festival is 6 – 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Adams Mill Program Center. The community is welcome and costumes are encouraged.
The Caine Halter Family YMCA Fall Festivalis 6:30 – 8 p.m. Oct. 27 Enjoy games including pumpkin bowling, mummy races and cornhole, bounce houses, costume contests, craft stations, hayrides, photo booths, music and more.
Halloween Festis 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at Sherman College of Chiropractic Health Center, 2020 Springfield Road. Trick-or-treating, food truck, candy and games will be offered for families in the community.
Monster Dash is 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in downtown Spartanburg. The .10 fun run in Halloween costumes will begin at the front of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal and end at R.J. Rockers Brewery. It will feature live music, drinks, dinner and a silent auction. The event is a fall fundraiser for Christmas in Action, a non-profit organization whose mission is to rehabilitate the houses of low-income, elderly, disabled, and otherwise disadvantaged homeowners, to provide for their continued safety and independence. Purchase tickets at www.ciaspartanburg.org or call 864-576-7101.
Downtown Anderson will host Howl-o-Ween 5:30 – 9 p.m. Oct. 27 at Courthouse Plaza. The event will include costume contest, caricatures, microchipping, a pet parade, pet photos, grooming and trick or treating for pets and their owners. Proceeds benefit the Cancer Association of Anderson. Vendors benefit the Anderson County Humane Society, AC PAWs (Pets Are Worth Saving) and the Downtown Dog Park. Visit the event page for details.
Saturday, Oct. 28
(Please check the links for these events as weather forecasts have already prompted some to postpone or cancel events)
Watch “Disney Junior at the Movies: HalloVeen Party!” in select theaters at 10 a.m. Oct. 28 through FathomEvents.com. The event includes a costume party for kids, exclusive content and more. Showings include Hollywood 20 in Greenville and Simpsonville Stadium 14 & IMAX.
During the annual Halloween ComicFest, Saturday, Oct. 28, if you go to a participating comic book store, you can get a free comic. Richard's Comics & Collectables in Greenville will have a costume contest, candy and comic giveaways, and appearances by comic book artists 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Borderlands Comics and Games will host a Halloween Comicfest 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. with free comics and appearance by the S.C. Ghostbusters. Planet Comics in Anderson will have free comics, candy and costume parties 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Bark in the Parkis 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at Conestee Nature Park. All proceeds benefit at-risk animals in the Upstate. Pet lovers of all ages and their four-legged friends are invited to come in costume. It will include food, vendors, raffles and games for the entire family.
Astro Kennels will have its annual Howl-O-Ween Party 2-4 p.m. Oct. 28. Bring your dog in costume for games, a scavenger hunt, agility maze, door prizes, vendors and contests. Admission is $5 per dog and includes all activities. Vaccination records required (Rabies, DHPP, and Bordatella). Astro Kennels is located at 418 Scuffletown Road, Simpsonville.
BOO!seum is 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Participate in ooey-gooey science experiments, vote on your favorite pumpkin, participate in Halloween-themed art and more. Free with admission. Visit www.tcmupstate.org for details.
Trick or Treat Spooktacular Celebration at TC Bearies Hallmark, 6101 Calhoun Memorial Hwy., Suite C, Easley, is 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Oct. 28. Costumes are welcome. The event will include trick or treating, face painting, refreshments and prizes.
POSTPONED! Halloween at Heritage Park featuring Goblinfest, originally scheduled for 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Heritage Park in Simpsonville, has been postponed due to inclement weather forecasted. The event is now scheduled for 4-7:30 p.m. Oct. 30. This free annual event will include candy, costumes, inflatables and more.
Eastside Worship Center in Taylors will have a Fall Festival 5-8 p.m. Oct. 28. The event, which is open to the public, will include games, pony rides, candy, inflatables, a toddler play area and more.
Enon Baptist Church in Pickens will have a trunk or treat 5-8 p.m. Oct. 28.
Park Street Baptist Church in Easley will have a trunk or treat 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Rain or shine. It will include candy, games and more.
Zoar United Methodist Church in Greer will have a Trunk or Treat at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28. The church is located at 1005 Hwy 357, Greer.
Blue Ridge Baptist Church in Greer will have a Trunk or Treat 5-7 p.m. Oct. 28. It will include a hot dog dinner, candy and more.
Sunday, Oct. 29
The 5th annual Trick or Treat Event is 4-6 p.m. Oct. 29 at Pope Field Park in Easley. It will include inflatables, costume contest, hot dogs, games and candy.
Halloween Hoopla is 4-8 p.m. Oct. 29 in Greer City Park. Sponsored by The Church at Greer Station, the free event includes candy, crafts and entertainment. There will be food and rides available for a fee.
Sanctuary Church will host a a fall block party 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. The free community event is open to all and will include barbecue, cotton candy, inflatables, a fire truck, games and candy. The church is located at 302 Parkins Mill Road, Greenville.
Covenant Baptist Church in Spartanburg will host a Fall Family Festival 4-7 p.m. Oct. 29. The free community event will include games, inflatables, snow cones, hot dogs and drinks. No scary costumes allowed. Call 864-699-9578 for details.
Pelham First Baptist Church will host a Fall Festival 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 29 in Greer. The free event includes games, food, trunk or treating and more. Call 864-879-4032. The church is located at 2720 Old Highway 14 S, Greer.
Marathon Church in Powdersville will host a Trunk or Treat 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. This is a free, community-wide event. Kids can dress up in costumes and check out decorated cars as they pick up candy.
Piedmont Church of God will host a Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival 5-8 p.m. Oct. 29. Trunks or treats, costumes, hayrides, hot dogs, and games.
CANCELED: Morningside Baptist Church in Greenville has canceled its fall carnival planned for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 29.
Mauldin United Methodist Church in Mauldin will have its annual fall festival 3 - 6 p.m. Oct. 29. The event will feature carnival games, inflatables, train rides, balloon artist, face painting, antique cars, trick-or-treating and more. Food will be available for purchase. Admission is free.
His Vineyard in Greer will have a Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat 6-8 p.m. Oct. 29. The event will include games and dinner. The church is located at 656 Arlington Road, Greer.
Easley First United Methodist Church in Easley will have a trunk or treat 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 29. It will include inflatables, carnival foods and candy. Costumes are welcomed and encouraged. Admission costs one canned good per person. Donations will go to United Christian Ministries.
Monday, Oct. 30
There will be a free community Trunk or Treat and Halloween Bash 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at McPherson Park, 100 E. Park Ave., Greenville. Admission is free so bring the entire family to the event, sponsored by the City of Greenville Parks and Recreation. There will be games, prizes, music, a Touch A Truck and trunk or treating.
Halloween at Heritage Park featuring Goblinfest, originally scheduled for 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Heritage Park in Simpsonville, has been postponed due to inclement weather forecasted. The event is now scheduled for 4-7:30 p.m. Oct. 30. This free annual event will include candy, costumes, inflatables and more.
St. John's Lutheran Church in Spartanburg will host a Trunk or Treat 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 30.
Fairview United Methodist Church in Easley will have a Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30.
Tuesday, Oct. 31
Haywood Mall will host its annual Boo Bash 6-9 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Belk Court. Families are invited to participate in a costume contest, make creepy crafts, play ghostly games, collect candy and more, all while jamming out to a Spooky DJ and interactive games.
The Halloween Festival in downtown Clemson is 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31. It will include inflatables, trick or treating, storytelling and other kid-friendly activities.
Boo on Mill in Inman is 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Families can trick or treat down Mill Street, enjoy children's activities, inflatables, games and costume contests.
Relay for Life Trunk or Treat will be held 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Oconee Medical Center in Seneca. Trick or treating and more activities will be offered free to the community.
Anderson County Museum's Monster Mash Trick or Treating 2017 will be held 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31. For $1 admission, kids ages 2 - 12 can trick or treat at the museum. No strollers are allowed.
Anderson Mall will host trick or treating 5 - 9 p.m. Oct. 31. The event will also include bounce houses and inflatables.
Westgate Mall in Spartanburg will host trick or treating from 5 - 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Each participating child is asked to bring a canned food donation for The Salvation Army. Children 12 and under are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
Little Monsters Halloween Bashis 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31 at Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery. It will include candy, a costume contest, photos, hay rides and coloring activities.
Adopt a pet from Greenville County Animal Care now through Oct. 31 and receive a treat bag valued at $150. It includes pet food, flea prevention, retail discounts and more. A $35 adoption fee includes spay/neuter, vaccines, testing and a microchip.
New Hope Freedom Church in Greer invites the community to attend Halloween night for Trunk or Treat from 5:30 - 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Free food and candy will be given out. The church is located at 109 W. Wade Hampton Blvd.
Concord Baptist Church in Anderson will host Trunk or Treat 6 – 8 p.m. Oct. 31. The church is located at 1012 Concord Road. For details, visit http://www.concordbaptist.com/events.
Temple Baptist Church will have its annual trunk or treat event 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31 at Chick-fil-A in Simpsonville. The community is invited.
Journey Outreach Church in Easley will have its Trunk or Treat 5-8 p.m Oct. 31. There will be candy and costume contests.
Rutherford Road Baptist Church in Greenville will have its Trunk or Treat 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. There will be fun, food, and candy.
Oneal Church of God in Greer will have its Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat starting at 6 p.m. Oct. 31. It will include inflatables, games, food, candy and more. The church is at 3723 N Highway 101, Greer.
Smith Grove Baptist Church in Liberty will have a trunk or treat 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 31.