Looking for Halloween Carnival’s, Fall Festival’s and Trick or Treating in the Carolinas?

I love Halloween!! It’s such a fun time of year to dress up, indulge in candy, and socialize in your community!

Are you looking for fun places for your kiddos to dress up and trick or treat?

The Great Pumpkin Fest at Carowinds is happening October 4th - November 2nd

Carowinds Great Pumpkin Fest:  October 4th-November 2nd:

The Great Pumpkin Fest has it all, from trick or treating in the park, monster music playing in the park to appeal to your little ghouls, to thrilling rides, and fun, seasonal games, too!

Trick or Treating at Carowinds Great Pumpkin FestEnchanted Tracks sponsored by the Greenville Rec and Safe Kid’s

Enchanted Tracks at the Greenville PavilionEnchanted Tracks allows for a fun evening of trick or treating in the fairytale forest, games, bounce houses, and a train ride, too!  It’s inexpensive, and compete with a costume contest, too!  We go each and every year!

$5 tickets in advance and $7 at the gate.

October 23 and 24 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, and October 25 from 4:00pm – 9:00pm at the Pavilion Recreation Complex located at 400 Scottswood Road in Taylors.

Goblinfest – Heritage Park 2014

October 31, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Treats, frights, and ghoulish delights await in Greer Station! The dead will walk again this night, but before they do there will be trick-or-treating, ghost stories, and an outdoor screening of Hotel Transylvania 2. Staying late is only for the brave, however, as zombies will walk down Trade Street for a showing of Night of the Living Dead.

Trick or Treating at the Mall:

Kidgits at Haywood Mall

700 Haywood Road

Greenville, SC

Celebrate “Fright Night” all month long at Haywood Mall!

  • Simon Kidgits Mall-O-Ween EventSaturday, October 25 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. )*FREE* to Kidgit’s Club Members and $5 to join the Kidgit’s Club)
  • Mall-wide Trick or Treating Friday, October 31 from 5-7 p.m.

Anderson Mall

3131 N. Main St.

  • Mall-wide Trick-or-Treating Friday, October 31 from 5 – 7 p.m.

What better tradition than to walk around your own neighborhood and meet and greet the neighbors in costume. That’s right…Trick or Treat in your own neighborhood.

 Boo in the Zoo

Boo in the Zoo:

October 17-19 and 24-26, 2014

Friday 5:30 pm – 8 pm
Saturday 4 pm – 8 pm
Sunday 4 pm – 8 pm

Greenville Zoo’s annual family-friendly Halloween event for children ages 12 and under features trick-or-treating, fun-filled booths and an un-haunted house. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and everyone is invited to come in costume. Tickets go on sale October 3 for Greenville Zoo members and October 13 for the general public.

Kid’s Comic Con(Trick or Treating) at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate in Greenville, SC:


October 25, 2014 | 10am-2pm

Trick or treat in the museum as you visit each exhibit. Wear any costume or come as your favorite comic book hero. Meet local comic book illustrators and learn how to create your own animation.  Multiple activities scheduled throughout the day.

Lots of special guests and community partners for the one time of year candy is allowed in the museum!   Regular admission rates apply. Free to members.

Kid’s Comic Con is sponsored as part of the McDonald’s Family Series.


October 24, 2014 | 7pm-10pm

Middle school students take over the museum for this frightening evening of fun.  From science experiments to costume contests, the evening will be one to remember.  Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes as we see who is the last ghoul standing in this year’s dance competition.  $10 non-member; $9 member; $15 at the door. 2013 photo gallery.

City of Easley Downtown Trick or Treating:


 The Big BOO at Stewart’s Farm

This family friendly event is perfect for smaller children.  Stewart Farms takes half of their corn maze and spooks it up.

Location: Stewart Farms, 6600 Highway 92, Enoree, SC


The Great Big Boo Event!

Wednesday, Oct 29 12:00p to 6:00p



Photo: It's October and its time again to get ready for a fun filled night for the kids!!! Come join us on October 31st from 6-8 for Boo by the Lake!! We will have bouncy houses, hay ride, and candy!!! We will also have live entertainment by the Sweet Potato Pie Kids band!!! If you have not heard them play you need to come see them, they are an AWESOME group!!! We still have room for a couple more organizations to get involved they can contact me at sschutt@oconeesc.com. Please share this status on your Facebook page so we can get the word out.


Saturday, Oct 25 10:00a
City of Brevard Brevard, NC

Why wouldn’t you want to celebrate Halloween in Tran-syl-VA-nia county??! Even Count Dracula comes for blood…Streets are closed and vendors are out on the streets. Music at the gazebo, games for kids. Apple/Pumpkin Bake Off, Costume Contest, Downtown Trick or Treating, Hay Maze, Ghoulish Golf, Annual Flight of the Vampire Race, and don’t miss the Great Pumpkin Roll!
8,000 attendees expected.
** Estimated start time Please confirm **

Come dressed in your costume and join us for stories, activities, and a craft. No tricks – only treats! All ages are welcome. Free with general admission. Please call 803-327-6400 to register.

Clemson Halloween Festival:

Friday, October 31st, 4-6pm in Downtown Clemson.

Photo: Follow us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/clemsonzombierun, or on Twitter https://twitter.com/ClemsonZRun


 Are you looking for a cute Halloween themed shirt with a Carolina theme?

These “Scarolina Girl” shirts are so South Carolina and so Halloween!! I love them!

 For those of you with teenagers or if you love “spook houses”

(Not recommended for children or the faint of heart)…



Scary Spook Houses


Sweet Dreams Scare House

2060 Frontage Rd,

Anderson, SC 29621


September – 26,27,28

October – 3,4,5,10,11,12,17,18,19,24,25,26,31

November – 1,2

HOURS 8:00 pm to 12:00am ………Or till the crowd dies

The Boneyard Trail of Terror – Wellford

Wompus Woods – Cowpens

Fear Farm – Blacksburg

West Springs Spook House: Glenn Springs

This haunted house was started in 1974 by a couple of guys wanting to help the community. Each year, the display gets better and more elaborate.  Beware – they lock the door behind you so there is no turning back once you’re there!

“40 years of us being in the spookin’ business. Hopefully you guys will come out and celebrate this milestone with us this coming Halloween season. We’re pretty “old school” when it comes to props and characters. There’s very few (if any) animated props because we feel like nothing can scare you quite like an actual person. We will be open October 24, 25 and 29-31. Again, hopefully you guys can come out and be a part of our 40th anniversary this year.” West Springs Spook House FB page

Location: Hwy 215 W. Springs Ballfield Road, Glenn Springs

State Park Spooky Events:

Lake Wateree’s Creepy Campout: Located off of I-77, between Columbia and Charlotte, Lake Wateree‘s Creepy Campout has been a favorite tradition at the park for the past few years. Enjoy decorated campsites, trick-or-treating in the campground, children’s games and activities and much more.. Event is free with park admission.

Haunted Farm at Kings Mountain State Park:

1277 Park RD
Blacksburg, SC 29702
The 1800s Living History Farm at Kings Mountain will raise from the dead on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 26. Come by the farm after sunset, from 7p.m. until 9p.m. and prepare to be spooked.

Sesquicentennial Howl-O-Ween:

9564 Two Notch RD
Columbia, SC 29223
Get Fido in on the fun at Sesqui‘s dog-friendly Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11a.m. until 2p.m. Enter your pooch in the canine costume contest and enjoy a variety of booths set up at Sesqui’s dog park. Event is free with park admission.

Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site’s Tales of Union County:

2677 Sardis RD
Union, SC 29379
Bundle up and crowd around the campfire at Rose Hill Plantation for local ghost stories recounted by historians and storytellers by flashlight. Marshmallows and hot cider and chocolate will be provided by the park as spooky tales from around the Upstate and Southeast are told. Attendees must bring their own mug for hot beverages, blankets or chairs, and insect repellent. Storytime begins Saturday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. and costs $7.50 for ages six and older.

Greenville Ghost Tour – Downtown Greenville, SC


Pumpkin Patch, Fall Festival, Halloween Events, Hay Rides, Pumpkin Carving and more family fun in the Upstate.If you are looking for more fall family fun, such as hay rides, pumpkin patch, and more fall festivals, please check out my Fall Festival Guide.

Disclosure: The Mommy Times does not endorse any of these venues…nor have I been able to visit each place on this list. The venues I have visited have links that you might want to read up on. Please be safe this Halloween and enjoy the Carolinas!

About Karen @The Mommy Times

Mom of 2 boys in South Carolina, autism advocate and product review blogger. I love to share about events for families in the Carolinas and special needs programs.

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