Thursday, September 27, 2012

Halloween Events in Columbia South Carolina

Haunted attractions in Columbia, South Carolina are ready to give you the scare of your life this October 2012. Test your bravery at some of the most frightening Haunted houses, Halloween hayrides and ghost tours in South Carolina. Riverbanks Zoo and EdVenture will also provide kid friendly Halloween events that will entertain the entire family. Visiting from out of town? Stay with one of our local hotel partners to experience every thrilling Halloween activity that Columbia has to offer. Halloween events, pumpkin patches, and Halloween getaways are listed below. Continue reading to start making your Halloween plans today. Contact us or share your comments below if we are missing your favorite Halloween activity so that we can add it to the list!

Halloween Events in Columbia SC:

Clinton Sease Farm 2012 Corn Maze
September 21 - November 18, 2012
Clinton Sease Farm invites you to explore their 8 acre corn maze. Maize-O-Vision secret decoders help you navigate the multi-acre puzzle. Can you find your way out? 'Get lost' in the maze, visit the Kiddie Corn Maze, the Mist Maze, and South Carolina's only Marshmallow Maze at Clinton Sease Farm.

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Sandhill Fall Festival
September 24 - November 2, 2012
The 2012 Sandhill Fall Festival features a corn maze, festival games, hay rides, a pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, a haunted forest and more. Children under 3 are free. Sandhill Festival activities vary by date, so check the schedule for details. Visit for more information.

Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit
September 30 - October 31, 2012 | Tuesday - Saturday from 10AM - 4PM | Sunday 1PM - 5PM
Stroll through the historic Hampton-Preston grounds and garden to view dozens of uniquely crafted ghoulish, historical, and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for 'Sneaky Steve' who is hiding somehwere on teh grounds but moves to a new location each week.

Hall of Horrors
October 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, and 31, 2012
Dare to venture into Hall of Horrors, the Midland's scariest and longest running haunted attraction. Faint sounds of machinery, flickering lights, and strange shadows have earned this abandoned factory its nickname 'Screamworks'. Visit for more information.

Historic Haunting: Special Cemetery Tour
October 11, 2012 from 6PM - 8:30PM | Tours begin every 30 minutes
Historic Columbia Foundation and Elmwood Cemetery present guided tours by the light of the full moon. Admission includes a tour of Elmwood Cemetery, light snacks, and a take-home craft for children. Call 803-252-1770 ext 24 to make your reservation today.

Haunted History Halloween at Lexington County Museum
October 18 - 19, 2012 | 30 Minute Tours available at 7PM, 7:30PM, 8PM, & 8:30PM
Lexington County Museum will be taken over by spirits at this annual Halloween event. Ghoulish guides will lead visitors on a spooky journey of the museum property, telling stories of strange and unusual events in Lexington County's Colonial, antebellum and Civil War history. Call 803-359-8369 for more information.

Boo at the Zoo
October 19 - 30, 2012
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden presents a family friendly Halloween event. Boo at the Zoo features the Trick-Or-Treat trail, Mummy's Eeky Freaky Dance Party, Moonlight Magic with Ray, a Haunted Carousel, a Marshmallow Roast, a Nightly Costume Parade and more. Tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased in advance to avoid long lines. Call 803-779-8717 for more details.

Beakers and Broomsticks
October 27, 2012 from 5PM - 8PM
EdVenture invites all families to enjoy a harvest of Halloween fun at the 3rd Annual Beakers & Broomsticks celebration. Combining creepy thrills and science skills, this Halloween spectacular is open to the public. Mad experiments, creepy labs, mysterious slime, glow grafitti, Pumpkin Vomit Spooky Science Demonstrations, costume contests and trick or treat stations will be back this year. Call 803-779-3100 for more information.
Pumpkin Picking in Columbia South Carolina:
Wondering where to get a pumpkin in Columbia, SC? Check out these local farmers markets to find the perfect pumpkin. Pick your own pumpkin and carve a masterpiece just in time for Halloween fun!

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South Carolina State Farmers Market
3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia, SC 29172 | 803-737-4664
Monday - Saturday from 6AM - 9PM | Sunday from 12PM - 6PM

All Locals Farmers' Market
711 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC, 29201 | 803-917-0794
Saturdays from 8AM - 12PM

Town of Lexington Farmers Market
206 N. Church Street, Lexington, South Carolina 29072 | 803-356-8238
Every Saturday (May 12 - October 27) from 9AM - 1PM

Sandhill Farmers Market
900 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC 29229
Every Tuesday (May 1 - November 20) from 2PM - 7PM

Halloween Getaways:
Plan a weekend getaway in October 2012 to experience haunted houses, eerie plantations, spooky hayrides, creepy ghost tours and more in nearby cities.

Halloween in Charleston, South Carolina
Boone Hall Plantation Fright Nights, a rUNdead 5K, graveyard walking tours, ghost hunts at the jail and more await you this October 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina. Read more about these spooky Halloween events in Charleston and start making your travel plans today. Call the Staybridge Suites at 866-497-7963 to receive discount rates at this top rated Charleston hotel.

Halloween in Wilmington, North Carolina
Ghost Ship, the most anticipated scare and haunted attraction of the season, awaits in Wilmington, North Carolina. Panic Attack Haunted House, Fort Fisher Aquarium's Spooky Critter Aquacamp, Ghost Trolley tours and more invite you to enjoy the most frightening month of the year in Wilmington, NC. Read more about these spooktacular Halloween Events in Wilmington and start making your travel plans today. Call the Holiday Inn at 866-893-2703 or the Staybridge Suites at 866-875-7770 to make reservations at one of Wilmington's favorite hotels.

Join us if you dare at the most haunted places in Columbia, South Carolina and plan a weekend getaway to experience Halloween celebrations in nearby cities. October 2012 promises a month full of frightening events in the Carolinas.

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

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