Thursday, October 1, 2015

Columbia SC Halloween Events

Celebrate Halloween in Columbia, South Carolina at favorite annual events including Boo at the Zoo, Deceased Farm, Hall of Horrors, Clinton Sease Farm Corn Maze and more!

Columbia, South Carolina Halloween attractions promise to entertain the entire family! Deceased Farm and Hall of Horrors will put your darkest fears to the ultimate test. Family friendly Halloween events including Boo at the Zoo, EdVenture's Halloween Happening, the Clinton Sease Farm Corn Maze and more will provide a safe, fun environment for children to celebrate the Halloween season. Mark your calendar today for these exciting Columbia events!

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Halloween Events in Columbia SC:

Deceased Farm
October 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 29-31, 2015
November 1, 2015

Come experience our haunted attraction with 24 nights of terror in 2015! Deceased Farm has 2 haunted attractions with 6 buildings filled with all new scares. The Main Haunt encompasses 4 buildings that are crammed full of state of the art props and sets inhabited by over 40 live characters surrounded by a 2 acre haunted corn maze. 3D-ceased is a unique 3D experience, with glasses, where terror surrounds you. Once you enter the doors you will be astonished at the incredibly detailed artwork, props and creatures lurking around every corner. Both haunts are self guided tours so you can move through at your own pace. Click here for additional information. 

Clinton Sease Farm Corn Maze
Now - November 15, 2015
We extend a special welcome to you, as you make this part of your fall family tradition. As you navigate our 8 acre corn maze you will find clues, pictures, and games. Maize-o-Vision secret decoders help you navigate the multi-acre puzzle. Can you find your way out? Flashlight Nights are on Friday and Saturday. Bring your own flashlight and explore the maze in the dark. Maize Quest is a great way for families, scouts, schools, youth groups, and corporate parties to enjoy victory together. 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, giant forty foot slide, wooden playground area and much, much more. Bring your family for a weekend to remember! Click here for additional information.  

Hall of Horrors Haunted Attraction
October 2-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31, 2015
The evil masterminds behind Brentwood Behavorial's Xperiment13 are gearing up to bring another exciting season of screams in 2015. This October, the Hall of Horrors presents the sequel to the x-crutiatingly sinister Xperiment13. Like nothing you've ever experienced, you'll venture through the halls of pure hospitHELL! You'll run from blood-thirsty, needle-wielding doctors, as well as their seriously afflicted patients, and if you can escape with your life, you'll be one of the lucky ones. Click here for additional details and tickets. 

Boo at the Zoo
October 16 - 30, 2015 from 6-9PM
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden's Halloween Spooktacular is open from October 16 - 30, 2015. Enjoy a trick-or-treat trail, moonlight magic with Ray, a nightly costume parade, marshmallow roast and more. From the Spooky Safari to the Mummy's Eeky Freaky Dance Party to the Haunted Carousel, there are lots of spooky, fun activities for the entire family. While you may spot a few night owls during Boo at the Zoo, most of the residents will be off-exhibit to catch some zzz’s. Click here for additional information.
Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit
October 2015
Scarecrows have taken over the Robert Mills House gardens! Presented by Palmetto Parent, this free exhibit features handcrafted scarecrows made by local families, businesses, organizations and classrooms. On a stroll through the gardens this fall, you’ll see dozens of ghoulish, historic and colorful scarecrows. Keep an eye out for “Sneaky Steve,” a mischievous scarecrow hiding somewhere on the grounds in a new location each week. Click here for additional information.

Halloween at the Park
October 23, 2015
Bring your little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treating on our outdoor trick-or-treat trail through the park from 6:30–7:30PM on Friday, October 23rd. Inside we will have plenty of carnival games and prizes, a costume contest, SCREAM contest, concessions, and all the fun you can imagine! This is a great safe and fun event for the whole family. A wristband can be purchased for $5 per child; concessions will available for purchase from the American Legion. Click here for additional information. 

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow ICRC Children's Theatre

October 23, 25, 30 & 31, 2015
In this wickedly funny adaptation of Washington Irving's classic tale of superstition and village rivalry, gawky schoolmaster Ichabod Crane fancies himself a dashing, worldly man of learning, capable of winning the heart of Katrina Van Tassel. Will this beautiful daughter of a wealthy local farmer return Ichabod's affections, or does she have other ideas? What will be the outcome when Ichabod confronts his desires, fears, and of course, the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow? No one knows for sure. Click here for additional information.  

Spooktacular Night at the CMA
October 24, 2015 from 5-9PM
Come have a ghoulishly good time at the fifth annual Spooktacular family fun event. As darkness falls, the museum transforms with ghosts, bats, pumpkins, art stations, sweet treats, and more! Make sure to wear your costume as you embark on a spooky gallery tour, partake in the ghoulish scavenger hunt for prizes and show us your best Monster Mash moves! Sponsored by The Junior League of Columbia. Admission is free with a canned good donation to Harvest Hope Food Bank. Click here for details.

October 24, 2015
Children can stroll along the boardwalk playing games, gathering candy, and visiting with Nature Interpreters to learn about nocturnal animals. Other activities include making s’mores, navigating a maze, and singing along with the Pumpkin Show. New for this year will be an amazing Laser Light Show. Come in costume and be prepared to have fun. Call 803-213-2056 for more information.

Growl at the Moon

October 29, 2015 from 7-10PM
Come Growl at the Moon at the South Carolina State Museum’s 2nd annual after-hours Halloween party featuring a special experiential planetarium show called Waiting Far Away, a laser light show set to the music of Pink Floyd, night sky observing int he museum's Boeing Observatory, live music, food, craft beer and a souvenir beer growler to take home. Plus, be sure to channel the Halloween spirit and come dressed up - werewolf and other costumers are highly encouraged! Click here for additional information.

Columbia City Ballet Dracula Ballet with a Bite

October 29-31, 2015
Blood, fangs, and death are just a few of the things you will find in this favorite Halloween cult classic. Based on the novel by Bram Stoker, we see Count Dracula continue his seductive reign of terror with his Brides of Darkness in Transylvania. Columbia performance dates for this Halloween “must see” dance favorite are at October 29–31 with our annual costume contest during the Saturday performance. Click here for tickets. 

Harbison Theatre Presents: Frankenstein
October 29, 2015 at 7PM
Sit back in our cozy, 400-seat theatre and enjoy performances by one of the world's leading theatres on our state-of-the-art cinema screen and sound system - all without glancing at your passport! NTL screen events are a special, new breed of production: shot live with multiple cameras, it's like having the best seat in the house for every single moment of the play, even if that "seat" is a bird's eye view of the action; while also being privy to the special moments that happen between performer and audience. Celebrity actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller star in this thrilling gothic tale, directed by none other than Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle. Filmed at the National Theatre in London. Click here for tickets. 

Trunk or Treat
October 29, 2015 from 5:30 - 7PM
Put on your costume and join Historic Columbia as we bring the fun of Halloween to the Robert Mills House during Trunk or Treat! Children will enjoy trick-or-treating with a twist in a safe and fun environment. Community members and organizations will display decorated trunks filled with candy in the parking lot of the Robert Mills House. Awards and prizes for best costumes, best decorated trunk, and scarecrows will be given at 6:45PM. Don’t forget to explore the Scarecrows in the Gardens exhibit and visit the Gift Shop at Robert Mills during this free event!

EdVenture's Halloween Happening

October 31, 2015 from 4-8PM
EdVenture Children’s Museum, City of Columbia and My Brother's Keeper invite all families to attend a night of safe Halloween fun at the museum’s Halloween Happening celebration on Saturday, October 31st. This family-friendly Halloween spectacular is open to the public and is free for children 12 years and younger. Surprises await trick or treaters behind over 15 doors at EdVenture! Enjoy a graveyard scavenger hunt, ghoulish green slime, pumpkin smashing, mad science, and scary amounts of candy! It’s where Halloween is happening! Click here for additional information. 

Tricks and Treats
October 31, 2015 from 10AM - 4PM
The South Carolina State Museum's annual Halloween tradition is back! Enjoy a haunted Halloween party with games and prizes, a wizard academy with a potions lab, a haunted laboratory, a performance of “Hansel and Gretel” by the Columbia Marionette Theatre, a scavenger hunt, crafts, balloon art and more. Two laser light shows will be playing in the planetarium: HalloScream Laser Lights and Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda. Click here for additional information.

Happy Halloween!
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