Thursday, September 26, 2013

Halloween 2013 Events in Columbia SC

Columbia South Carolina Halloween attractions include Riverbanks Zoo and Garden's Boo at the Zoo, haunted houses, corn mazes, trick or treating adventures, and more!

Test your bravery at Deceased Farm, get lost in Clinton Sease Farm's corn maze,  trick or treat at Boo at the Zoo, and experience Halloween with a science twist at EdVenture Children's Museum.

Plan ahead so that you experience all of Columbia's haunted attractions and Halloween excitement!
Whether you are searching for a good scare or a place to show off your Halloween costume, Columbia SC has a Halloween event for you!

Visiting from out of town to experience Columbia's haunted attractions and Halloween events? Make your reservations today with one of these Columbia hotels! We look forward to seeing you at Columbia's spooky events!

Halloween 2013 Columbia SC Events:

2013 Corn Maze at Clinton Sease Farm
September 20 - November 17, 2013
As you navigate our 8 acre corn maze you will find clues, pictures, and games featuring our Deep Sea Adventure theme! Maize-o-Vision secret decoders help you navigate the multi-acre puzzle. Can you find your way out? Maize Quest is a great way for families, scouts, schools, youth groups, and corporate parties to enjoy victory together! Bring your family for a weekend to remember. Hayrides are just $2 per person! After 'Getting Lost' in the Corn Maze, visit the Kiddie Corn Maze, Tire Maze, Tricyle Raceway, Cornsnake, Rubber Duck Races, Sand Pile, "Spookley & His Friends Storybook Maze", South Carolina's Original Marshmallow Maze, John Deere combine slide, pumpkin bowling, giant forty foot slide, wooden playground area and much, much more. Click here for additional information. 

Deceased Farm Haunted Attraction
September 27 & 28, 2013
October 4-6, 11-13, 17-20, 24-27 and 30-31, 2013
November 1 & 2, 2013

Featuring two complete haunted houses, Deceased Farm is fast becoming the Midland’s premiere haunted attraction. Spend the day wandering the corn maze at Clinton Sease Farm and when darkness falls come next door to test your bravery in one or both attractions. The main haunt encompasses 3 buildings that are crammed full of state of the art props and sets inhabited by over 30 live characters surrounded by a 2 acre haunted corn maze. In Deceased in 3-D, you wear a pair of 3-D glasses just like you get at the movies, but that's where the comparison ends. Once you enter the doors you will be astonished at the incredibly detailed artwork and props that have been created by world renowned artist Stuart Smith of Stuartizm Designs LLC. Deceased Farm is a very intense attraction and is NOT recomended for small children. Click here for additional information.

Gilbert House of Terror
October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, 30 and 31
Gilbert’s #1 House of Terror started over 13 years ago. It started with three rooms and two actors and was called Bill’s Grill’s Haunted House. As each year has passed, something new has been added; whether it was rooms or actors. Today, Gilbert’s #1 House of Terror has grown to approximately 30 actors, 13 rooms, and 9 nights of fright. Each year brings something new! Are you ready for another frightful year? If so, we’ll see you in the house! Happy Haunting!!

Hall of Horrors
October 4-5, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 31
November 1, 2013

James and Mary-Anne Valdeese were struggling artists who owned their own art gallery, but due to the unconventional nature of their work, business was extremely slow. In hopes of offsetting their son's growing medical costs and the lack of income from their failing art business, the family became the new proprietors of the once famous Trower Inn. The family did not realize it's grimm history and due to it's paranormal past, business never really got off the ground. The family seemed to transform into a cold and distant bunch. Weary passers who didn't know better would stay at the hotel. Those lucky enough to flee in the middle of hte night would report seeing shadowy figures in hallways, screams coming from the walls, and more terrifying experiences. Do you have what it takes to spend a night at the Trower Inn? Book online here today!

Boo at the Zoo - Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
October 18 - 30, 2013
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden presents 13 wild nights of family fun to celebrate the Halloween season in Columbia, South Carolina! Featured attractions include the Trick-or-Treat Trail, Moonlight Magic with Ray, a Nightly Costume Parade, a Marshmallow Roast, a Haunted Carousel, a Mysterious Maze and more. Tickets are $9 and children 2 and under are free! Call 803-779-8717 for more information.

Tricks and Treats at the South Carolina State Museum
October 19, 2013 from 11AM - 4PM
This year, the annual family-friendly Halloween event will be Egyptian-themed to celebrate the blockbuster exhibition, “Tutankhamun: Return of the King.” There will be a haunted Halloween party with games and prizes, Egyptian games, a scavenger hunt, crafts, balloon art and much more! Come in costume for “Tricks and Treats” and receive $1 OFF regular Museum admission! PLUS, if you dress like and Egyptian or in Egyptian theme and be entered to win a King Tut prize pack. Call 803-898-4952 for ticket information.

Spooktacular Night at the CMA
October 19, 2013 from 5PM - 9PM
As darkness falls, the Columbia Museum of Art transforms into a Spooktacular place filled with ghosts, art, music and goodies. Explore the galleries by taking a 'spooky'-themed tour and participating in a haunted gallery hunt, as well as creating Halloween art. Buy a burger for dinner from the Pawley’s food truck on the plaza. At the stroke of 7:00, enjoy a performance by Lunch Money followed by a trip to the Garden of Curiosities. Call 803-799-2810 for more information.

Dracula: Ballet with a Bite
October 24 - 26, 2013
Already known as the coolest dance show yet to play the Koger Center, Columbia City Ballet’s Dracula: Ballet With A Bite returns with new blood for this “must see” Halloween favorite. Count Dracula and his Brides of Darkness are back with new choreography, costumes and palpitating music in this cutting-edge production. Dracula is always a favorite with its haunting visuals, graphic special effects and pulsating rock/jazz musical score composed by the late Thomas E. Semanski. Call 803-251-2222 for ticket information.

Beakers and Broomsticks at EdVenture Museum
October 25, 26, 29 & 31, 2013 from 5:30PM - 8PM
Celebrate creepy thrills and science skills during EdVenture's annual Halloween Celebration! Join us for five nights of Halloween with a science twist - mad experiments and creepy labs! Enjoy trick or treat stations, costume contests, and spooky science demonstrations. On Halloween night, spooktacular activities include Pumpkin Chunking and the Slime Factory. Free with museum admission. Some fee-based activities will be available. Call 803-779-3100 for more information.

Southern Atlantic Paranormal Charity Haunted Trail
October 25 & 26, 2013 from 7PM to 1AM
October 31, 2013 from 7PM to Midnight

Southern Atlantic Paranormal will be hosting a charity Haunted Trail for Harvest Hope Food Bank Oct 25, 26 and 31. Donation of can food products is the cost of admission to this event. Warning - this area has not been checked for zombies! This event will be very scary and may not be appropriate for children 10 and under. The trail does require some crawling. If you are not physically capable, please do not participate. Click here for additional information.

Danielle Snyder
Columbia SC Events

Thursday, September 5, 2013

September 2013 Columbia South Carolina Events

Columbia SC September 2013 events feature Columbia festivals, theatrical performances, college football games, and outdoor adventures! 


September 2013 Columbia SC events include Viva La Vista, Riverbanks Zoofari, the Columbia Freedom Festival, a Color Me Rad 5K, and a USC football game against Vanderbilt! Mark your calendar so that you can attend these exciting upcoming events in Columbia, SC!

Visiting from out of town? Contact our Columbia hotel partners today to make your reservations at one of Columbia's premier hotels! We look forward to seeing you at these exciting September 2013 events!

Columbia SC September 2013 Events:

Bourbon and Bowties
September 5, 2013 from 6-9PM
To celebrate the final days of the popular traveling exhibition, Between the Springmaid Sheets, the Museum is hosting “Bourbon & Bowties,” an event that will honor the inspiring true story of the Springs Cotton Mills, as well as local entrepreneurs and artisans.This Columbia event features specialty cocktails and cuisine from Bourbon Columbia, signature take-home event glasses made by Mr. B's Sustainable Glassworks from recycled wine bottles, the final showing of the Between the Springmaid Sheets exhibition, South Carolina made bowties for demo, sale and auction, bow tying lessons, and a silent auction!

Viva La Vista
September 7, 2013 from 11AM - 5PM
Viva La Vista is Columbia's premier food festival located in the heart of the Congaree Vista in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. Covering nearly four city blocks, the festival spans Lincoln Street from Lady to Senate and parts of Gervais Street.The event celebrates the fall with lots of live music, beverages and, of course, a taste of The Vista’s most popular restaurants. This is a wallet friendly event! Walk the Vista streets and sample food from more than 20 restaurants in the Vista, as well as, kids entertainment and much more!

Columbia Marionette Theatre presents Dino Tales
September 7 & 14, 2013
Your imagination takes you back to prehistoric times; to a land of volcanoes, huge insects, and dinosaurs! Watch as a brother and sister parasaur first hatch and venture away from their nest. They encounter many creatures, big and small, and find friends in surprising places. But will they make it back to their nest safely? This is an original CMT story, featuring some of our largest and most colorful marionettes ever! Call 803-252-7366 for ticket information!

University of South Carolina vs Vanderbilt

September 14, 2013
The USC Gamecocks football team will challenge Vanderbilt on September 14, 2013! Join Cocky at Williams-Brice Stadium to cheer on the Gamecocks during the second home game of the 2013 season! Wear garnet and black to support your favorite college football team!

Moonlight Paddle with Get Your Gear On
September 19, 2013
Columbia, South Carolina's Get Your Gear On presents a unique way to see the full moon!Take a paddle on the Congaree! Placid stretches of river alternate with a few easy rapids and views of the town and bridges. Don’t miss this unique and romantic adventure. Lots of scenery, and night views make this a rewarding experience for people of all skill levels.

Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington

September 20, 2013
Township Auditorium presents Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington on September 20, 2013. Doors will open at 7PM and the show will begin at 8PM. Ticket prices range from $39.50 - $49.50 per ticket. Call 803-576-2350 for ticket information!

Riverbanks Zoofari in Columbia SC
September 27, 2013
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is the throwing the wildest fundraiser in town on September 27, 2013! Get your tickets today for Zoofari to take an evening stroll through the zoo, catch a glimpse of some wild creatures, delight in savory cuisine and cool cocktails, and bid on one of a kind silent and live auction items. There will also be live entertainment, a behind the scenes tour, and up close animal encounters! Call 803-779-8717 for ticket information.

Columbia Freedom Festival

September 28, 2013 at 11:00AM
Columbia Freedom Festival is a Christian Music Festival featuring the "I Need You Now" Tour with Plumb and special guests, Mikeschair, & Josh Wilson. Also performing ...The Advice, Lightswitch, 3 Shades of Blue, and Last Flight Out. This is an event for the whole family, with activities for all such as Carnival Rides, petting zoo, Facepainting, mini-clinics hosted by the Wild life and Hunting Reserves and even rocket building. Don't forget all of your favorite festival foods as well! Join us at Finley Park for this exciting Columbia event!

Italian Festival and Bocce Tournament
September 28, 2013
The Bella Italia Lodge 2808-Columbia hosts this event each year to increase awareness of the local Italian community - its heritage and culture. Taking place in the heart of downtown Columbia, visitors enjoy a day of free entertainment, great Italian foods and refreshments, dancing, a display of classic Italian autos, an Italian market, and much more! Free admission & free entertainment!

Color Me Rad 5K
September 28, 2013
Color Me Rad is coming to Columbia with a tsunami of color that'll make colored tears of joy run down your cheeks and will renew your will to live. Color Me Rad is a 5K that fires off in a blaze of color bombs, rad blasters, color mortars, and multi-toned courses that guarantee your outlook will be brighter, your boyfriend will be more affectionate, your boss will finally remember your name, the hair on your head will grow back and the hair on your back will fall out, and your gray outlook will turn green like a spring morning.So stop running from the law, personal responsibility, the truth, and grizzly bears, and start running FOR something at this year's Color Me Rad. Run for the heck of it.

Weekend Getaway in South Carolina:

S H E Charleston
September 27 - 29, 2013 at 10AM
Charleston SC presents SHE…The Ultimate Girls’ Weekend! The SHE image and fresh features promise a buzz-worthy experience. The 3-day affair will be brimming with vendors, celebs and local leaders in fashion, beauty, cooking, entertainment, crafts and healthy living. SHE is a party, a culinary experience, a learning opportunity and a shopping spree all rolled in to one. With fashion shows, demonstrations, giveaways, celebrity appearances and hundreds of mini boutiques, SHE Charleston is the ultimate girls’ weekend for the Lowcountry – a celebration of everything woman. Click here for a list of Charleston hotels located near this exciting Charleston event!

Columbia SC Events
Danielle Snyder