Halloween Happenings 2022

Local Halloween Fun

September 24-November 13
Corn Maze
Steed’s Dairy
Have old-fashioned family fun and explore a secret world of twists, turns and dead ends at this maze that is open Saturdays 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sundays 1-7 p.m. Admission cost includes pony cart rides, hayride, petting zoo, cow-milking demonstration, pumpkin patch, jumping pillow, giant tube slide, corn kernel pit, rubber duckie race, kiddie play area and kid’s zip line. Concessions are available (no outside food or drinks allowed). $9-$12; ages 2 and under are free. Free Military Appreciation Weekend is Nov. 12-13 for all active and retired military members with an ID. steedsdairy.com

October 1-31
It’s Spooky to Be Hungry!
Virtual drive
Virtual food drive through hundreds of businesses, neighborhoods, schools, community groups and churches raises funds for the food pantry. Every dollar donated provides three meals to those in need in our area. itsspookytobehungry.org

October 1, 11, 22, 29
Kids’ Fall Fun Celebration
Mistletoe State Park
Fall program for children includes crafts, apple bobbing, marshmallows, hiking, games and a hayride. Limited spots; registration required. $10 per child. Various times. $5 parking. (706) 541-0321, gastateparks.org

October 7, 14, 21, 28
Campfire and S’mores
Mistletoe State Park
Join rangers for an evening of s’mores and spooky stories around a campfire. 6:30-7:45 p.m. $1 per person; includes all supplies. $5 parking. (706) 541-0321, gastateparks.org

October 20
Trick-or-Treat at Evans Towne Center Park
Evans Towne Center Park
Bring costumed children to the park for safe trick-or-treating from local businesses. Admission is free. 6-8 p.m. columbiacountyga.gov

October 21
Halloween Movie Night
Gateway Park
Bring chairs and blankets for a kid-friendly Halloween movie night with a showing of The Addams Family 2. Admission is free. Each child will receive a pre-packaged candy bag. 6-8 p.m. columbiacountyga.gov

October 22-23
Walk with the Spirits
Summerville and Fitten Street Cemeteries
Hear fascinating stories and learn about Augusta’s past and some of its notable citizens. You will be guided through the tour by “spirits” dressed in period costumes who come to life. Tours begin every 20 minutes from 2-5 p.m. Not recommended for children under 5. Call (706) 724-0436 for costs and reservations. historicaugusta.org.

October 23
Artrageous! Family Sunday: Boo Bash
Morris Museum of Art
Ghouls and gals are invited to decorate mini pumpkins, color a treat bag, trick-or-treat in the galleries and enjoy spooky entertainment. Free. Costumes are welcome, but not required. 2-4 p.m. themorris.org

Halloween at the Symphony
Hardin Performing Arts Center
Dress the whole family in costumes and listen to spooky classical favorites with Augusta Symphony. 4-5 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults, and $10 for students and children. augustasymphony.com

October 25
Spookduckular Halloween
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
This event is designed just for toddlers up to age 5 (although adults will have fun, too). Halloween-themed fun includes a costume contest, stories, crafts and hands-on fun in nature. Don’t forget your trick or treat bags and to wear your costume. Two sessions: 10-11:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. $15 per child. Registration is required. (706) 396-1418, phinizycenter.org

October 27
Trick-or-Treat on Main Street
Downtown Harlem
Put on your Halloween costumes and trick or treat on Main Street from 5-7 p.m. Then watch a family friendly Halloween movie on the library lawn. harlemmuseumandwelcomecenter.com

October 28
Trunk or Treat
Liberty Park
The City of Grovetown presents old-fashioned Halloween fun for families with hayrides, candy, inflatables, petting zoo, music with a DJ, vendors and trunk or treating. 6-9 p.m. (706) 860-7691.

Dugout Theater Movie: “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”
SRP Park
Watch the family-friendly Halloween movie in the outfield or lower level seating bowl. Blankets and pillows are encouraged on the field, but chairs will not be permitted. Concessions are available. Kids are invited to dress up to trick-or-treat on the concourse at 5:45. Movie begins at 6:45 p.m. $5; children 3 and under are free. Family 4-Pack is $40 and includes tickets, popcorn and beverages. Parking is $5. milb.com/augusta

October 29
Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee
Downtown North Augusta
Join the outdoor fun at this family friendly festival on Georgia Avenue. Entertainment includes live performances, rides, arts and crafts, car show, children’s activities, food and beverage vendors and free concert. Jake Owen will be headline with Joe Nichols, Cody Webb and more. Free admission. 10 a.m.-5p.m. northaugustasc.gov.

Happy Halloween Horse Camp
Foolin’ Around Farm
Kids are invited to dress up and go horseback riding, have fall treats and play Halloween themed games at the equestrian facility on Belair Road. One of the horses will be dressed up, too. Noon-5 p.m. $60 per child. (706) 294-6471. See the center’s Facebook page for more details.

Outdoor Movie Night: “Hocus Pocus”
Evans Towne Center Park
Bring chairs and blankets for a spooktacular family friendly Halloween movie night. Free. 5-8 p.m. columbiacountyga.gov

Reed Creek Halloween Festival
Reed Creek Nature Park 
Kids 3-15 are encouraged to wear costumes and walk the boardwalk to see some not-so-scary scenes. Includes a photo booth and costume contest. 6:30 p.m. $2. Register online. columbiacountyga.gov

October 29-30
Phinizy Family Camping & Halloween Tent-or-Treating
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Bring a bag of pre-packaged candy to hand out to tent-or-treaters and camp out under the stars. Activities include tent-or-treating, costume contest, pumpkin and tent decorating contest, campfire with s’mores, family games and activities, crafts and morning guided nature hike. Bring your own pumpkin or order one for $15. Grills available; no food provided. 1 p.m. Sat. to noon Sun. $50 per group of up to 6 campers. $10 per additional camper. Limited space; registration required. (706) 396-1418, phinizycenter.org

October 30
Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest
Clarks Hill Park
Bubbling waters. Carving knives. Sinister grinning gourds. There’s something spooky going on under the lake when scuba divers slip below the surface and compete in this annual underwater pumpkin carving contest. Bring your own pumpkin, carving tools and creative ideas. Includes free food and drinks afterward while supplies last. Noon. (706) 737-7900, neptunediveandski.com

Out-of-Town Halloween Fun

September 2-November 30
Sixth Sense Savannah Ghost Tours
Savannah
Tours are for both novices and aficionados seeking historical narrative and hair-raising paranormal intrigue. Guides take you up-close with first-hand encounters of disembodied spirits, Ouija board sessions gone awry, poltergeists in plethora, shadow people, warnings from the beyond and the insider’s scoop on Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil. Two tours available nightly: 7 p.m. (for all ages) and 9:30 p.m. (for ages 16 and older). Reservations required. 6thsenseworld.com

September 18-October 31
Six Flags Fright Fest
Atlanta
Family fun by day, fright by night! During the day, family friendly Halloween activities include costume contests, spooky stories, Harvest Festival and pumpkin painting. When the sun goes down, test your fear factor as the amusement park is transformed into a fright-filled terror park for ghosts and goblins and all things spooky. Select nights. sixflags.com

September 23-November 12
Netherworld Haunted House
Atlanta
Named “One of the Top 10 Haunts in the nation” by Hauntworld Magazine, the walk-through-dark attraction is filled with terrifying live actors, amazing special effects, monster museum, escape rooms and a new mind-melting adventure in 3D. Open select nights and times. fearworld.com

September 30-October 31
Scarowinds Halloween Haunt
Charlotte
Hordes of hungry zombies and blood-thirsty vampires eagerly await you. Fear rises when darkness falls and Carowinds transforms from a theme park into a scream park with more than 60 acres of hair-raising thrills and fearsome fun. 7 p.m.-midnight. Open weekends only. carowinds.com

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Where’s Noble Bones? A Bone-Chilling Scavenger Hunt
Savannah
Noble Jones lost all his Noble bones. Join the fun as Wormsloe State Historic Site holds a family friendly, spooky scavenger hunt among the live oaks, Spanish moss and tabby ruins every Saturday in October. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $2.50-$10. Leashed pets are allowed on trails but not in buildings. (912) 353-3023, gastateparks.org/Wormsloe

October 14-16, 21-23, 28-30
Exchange Club Ghost Tours
Beaufort
Take a 45-minute carriage tour or one-hour walking tour on weekends and Halloween eve through the moss-lined streets of Beaufort’s historic district while listening to storytellers spin haunting tales of area ghosts. You may even witness a “vision” or two along the way. $15-$25. Reservations are recommended due to limited space. capabeaufort.org

October 14, 21, 28
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Brunswick
Take an eerie journey back in time on Friday nights at coastal Georgia’s most haunted rice plantation. You’ll hear tales of ghostly encounters and folklore of the Lowcountry as you stroll beneath centuries-old live oak trees, explore the plantation’s outbuildings and take a lantern tour of the main house. Pre-registration is required. Wear comfortable shoes and bring insect repellant. 6:30-8 p.m. $20. (912) 264-7333, gastateparks.org

October 16
Symphony Halloween Spooktacular
Atlanta
Superheroes and villains, ghosts and goblins, princesses and princes all need theme music, and this concert from Atlanta Symphony Orchestra provides it. Kids and adults can get an early jump on showing off their Halloween costumes with the orchestra joining in with some outrageous get-ups. 3 p.m. aso.org

October 20-30
Boo at the Zoo Columbia
Riverbanks Zoo
This annual Halloween spooktacular is geared to families with children ages 3-12. Kids in costume can frolic in Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, move and groove at the Eeky Freaky DJ Dance Party, find their way through the Spooky Maze and trick or treat throughout the zoo on the Trick-or-Treat Trail sprinkled with candy stations. Advance ticket purchase suggested. 6-9 p.m. riverbanks.org

October 22-23, 29-30
Boo at the Zoo Atlanta
Zoo Atlanta
The gates of Zoo Boo Town swing open for four nights only, when visitors in friendly costumes can travel the paths, sample treats throughout the zoo and enjoy the different sights and sounds of the zoo. Activities include Halloween-themed carnival games and crafts, a Boo Train, Monster Mash Disco with a D.J. and photo opportunities with strolling characters. zooatlanta.org

October 23
Josh Gates Live!
Charleston
Join the explorer, author and investigator from Discovery Channel’s “Expedition Unknown” and Syfy’s “Destination Truth” for a spooktacular evening of ghosts, monsters and tales of adventure. 8 p.m. $26-$97. North Charleston Performing Arts Center. northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

October 28-29
“Dracula – Ballet with a Bite”
Columbia
Slip some garlic in your pocket and wear a cross as Columbia City Ballet presents blood, fangs and death in this Halloween cult classic. Based on the novel by Bram Stoker, Count Dracula continues his seductive reign of terror with his Brides of Darkness in Transylvania in this Halloween ballet production that includes otherworldly special effects and a rock/jazz musical score. Koger Center. columbiacityballet.com

October 30
Halloween at Hogwarts
Columbia
Join the SC Philharmonic for a family friendly Halloween celebration as the Koger Center is transformed into the famous school of witchcraft and wizardry. The spooktacular program features Harry Potter, Jaws, Psycho, Night on Bald Mountain and other tunes, tricks and treats. Costumes are encouraged. 3 p.m. kogercenterforthearts.com