Here it is, the Spartanburg list full of Halloween themed events and places to trick-or-treat. We will be continuing to add to this list of trick-or-treating events as more events are announced. If you know of a trunk-or-treat or trick-or-treat event near Spartanburg please email Bethany at [email protected]
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Halloween Festivals and Events
We have several massive Halloween festivals for kids in the Upstate. Some of these trick-or-treating events have been around since parents were kids and they are local favorites. Most of these events are non-scary events designed for small children, though I have not personally been to all of them.
Limited capacity—timed ticketing every half hour
CALLING ALL PUMPKINS, ALL WITCHES, ALL GHOSTS AND WIZARDS! Join us for TCMU-Spartanburg’s first ever Trick-or-Treat on Halloween day! Travel through the museum and collect candy from our Spartanburg sponsors and community partners on each floor. For the safety of our community and to significantly reduce crowding, this year’s Trick-or-Treat at TCMU will be TIMED TICKETING ONLY with available time slots every half hour. Families can purchase tickets based on the amount of guests in their party.
Tickets must be purchased online in advance of the event. There will be no onsite ticket sales. ALL TICKET SALES WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30.
- Please arrive on time! No entry outside of time slot will be allowed.
- The museum will be closed to the public during the event. Only ticketed guests are allowed entry.
- Masks are REQUIRED for all adults.
- Trick-or-treating will take place inside the museum.
- Social distancing will apply.
- Each child is required to bring their own bag and must be accompanied by an adult. Limit one bag per child, please!
- Costumes are HIGHLY encouraged!
October 15th-18th, 22nd -25th, and October 29th- November 1st, 2020; 3 -8:30 pm
Prisma Health Boo in the Zoo at the Greenville Zoo is a fun, family-friendly event. Trick or Treat as you walk through the zoo, and enjoy fun, not-so-spooky decorations, fun booths, and a walk through Dragon Alley.
To allow for a fun and safe experience for Boo in the Zoo guests this year, all guests must wear a face covering, trick-or-treaters must bring their own bags, groups are limited to no more than 7, and tickets must be purchased on-line. Tickets will be sold onsite if there is space available. If you have questions about this year’s event, call the zoo at 864.467.4300 or visit the Boo in the Zoo website for more information.
Visit Stewart Farms for wagon rides, farm store, farm animals, honey bee observatory, the SC MAiZE, and a pumpkin patch. The 2020 Fall Season begins on Saturday, September 26th.
Nighttime activities include Big Boo: Family-Friendly Haunted Maize and Nighttime Wagon Rides. These are offered on October 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, and 31st. While the Big Boo is family-friendly, it is not recommended for children under the age of 6.
2020 Homeschool Days are on Wednesday, September 30th and Thursday, October 1st.
More Great Places to Trick-or-Treat Near Spartanburg
Drive Thru events are marked with * to help you locate them quickly.
October 18th, 2020, 12:30 – 3:00 pm: Enoree Free Will Baptist Church Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat, Enoree, SC
October 22 and 29, 2020: Lowe’s Curbside Trick-or-Treat, Multiple locations, register in advance
October 24th, 2020, 6 to 8 pm: Bethany Wesleyn Church Trunk-or-Treat
*October 25th, 2020, 4 pm – 6 pm: Not-So-Spooky Superhero Drive Thru at Take Heart Church. Free Candy, Superheroes and Princesses and more. Greenville, SC
October 29th, 2020, 7 – 8 pm: Trunk-or-Treat at Better Beginnings, Spartanburg
October 30th and 31st, 2020 11 am to 5 pm: Candicorn Fair (Trunk or Treat) at Hidden Pastures Farm
October 30th and 31st, 2020 3 – 7 pm: Trick-or-treat around the farm at Barefoot Acres’ Family Fall Festival, Fountain Inn
*October 31, 2020 6 pm to 7:30 pm: Candy Dash at Springwell Church, Drive-Thru (receive a bag of candy with 100 pieces when you drive up), free
October 31st, 2020 5 to 8 pm: Trunk-or-Treat at Lifesong Church, Lyman
October 31st, 2020 5 – 8 pm: Landrum’s Halloween Stroll & Fall Festival includes trick-or-treating, a costume contest, music, food trucks, and plenty of family-friendly fun!
Halloween Activities near Spartanburg
September 18th at 5:30 pm: Halloween Tree Class at Hearts of Clay, Spartanburg
October 16th, 19th, 21st, 23rd, 24th, 27th, 29th, 30th, & 31st at various times: Greer Ghost Tour. Learn something new about Greer on this fun walking tour. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children age 5-15, and free for 4 and under. Buy tickets in advance, online.
October 24th, 2020 at 7 pm: Simply Spooky Movie Night at Heritage Park’s CCNB Amphitheater features a screening of the film “ParaNorman.” The first 1,500 kids will receive a pre-packaged Treat Bag with Halloween-themed candy, toys, games and (of course) hand sanitizer!
October 30th, 2020, 5:30 – 8:30 pm: The Spooktacular Movie Night at Barnet Park includes a screening of the movie “ET’ and other activities. This event is FREE but guests should RSVP to hold their socially-distanced spot. A pizza picnic with snack bucket and water may be purchased in advance for $35.
October 31st, 2020 at 11 am, 1:30 pm, 4 pm, & 6:30 pm: Join Plate 108 for a Halloween Party you won’t want to miss! Glow in the Dark Eyeball Slime! Cupcake Walk! DIY S’mores! Candy! Costume Contest! And more! This event is for kids of all ages and parents are welcome. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased on-line. This is one of several kid- and family-friendly events Plate 108 is offering this fall. Check out their event calendar for more!
October 31st, 2020 from 1 – 4 pm: Sassy Spooktacular at Sassy Stables in Greer includes horseback rides, unicorn pony photos, pumpkin decorating, tractor fun, Halloween treats, and more! Yummy treats from Abbott’s Frozen Custard will also be available. Tickets are pre-sold and are $15 per child.
October 31st, 2020 multiple sessions: Trick or Paint Party Family Event with Painting on Purpose, Greer. Includes music, costume contest, giveaways and much more!
Be sure not to leave without bookmarking our 2020 Fall Guide! It’s packed with our top content, making it easy for families on the go to keep track of what’s going on!
Haunted Houses and Trails Near Spartanburg
Need something a little more scary? Try these haunted houses and trails for some spooky fun!
Wompus Woods is a haunted woods attraction in Cowpens offering a haunted trail and hayride. You can walk or take the hayride.
Open weekends starting September 18th through October 31st, (Fridays and Saturdays)
Closing times subject to change.
Admission: Cash ONLY
$20/1 person, $10/kids 10 and under, Parking fee $2
Open nightly September 11th through November 7th, 2020. Two attractions are available.
Death Trap Haunted Attraction
Admission: Check the website for ticket pricing details (not published as of 9/1/2020)
2020 Info TBA
The Boneyard is a haunted trail in Campobello, SC.
This haunted house sounds like a real thrill and includes “intense audio, lighting effects, fog and mist,” and many other special effects. The 2020 experience also includes a 3-D Haunt and Fun House. It is not recommended for children under the age of 12.
General Admission Tickets are $25 and FastPass Admission is $35. FastPass Admission lets guests bypass the often longer general admission line. Check out The Asylum’s website and social media for discount offers. There is also a $5 discount for active and inactive members of the military. Tickets may be purchased online.
SEPTEMBER: 19, 25 – 26
OCTOBER: 2 – 3, 9 – 10, 16 – 18, 22 – 25 & 29 – 31
Opens at dusk, and closes at 11 p.m. weeknights and when crowds slow on weekends. This attraction includes a 35-minute trail.
Admission: Cash ONLY
$20 per person, kids (6-10) $10, kids 5 and under are free
parking fee is $2
Attractions include: Experiment 13, Mineshaft Mayhem, The Abyss, and the Fear Farm Haunted House.
Open Friday & Saturday nights in October, 7 – 11:30 p.m.
Admission: General admission is $22 (plus tax), Children’s General admission $13 (plus tax)
2020 Info Not Available
2020 Info TBA
13 Acres in Anderson offers 4 haunted attractions in the woods behind the Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center.
1313 Hillside Manor
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Hayride of Horror
This attraction makes haunted houses family-friendly. During the day this attraction offers a pumpkin patch, hay bales, cow train, jumping pillow, and more! They also offer day time hours for their haunted hotel. Worried the kids will be scared? Purchase a no scare medallion, which gives the bearer the superpowers to scare off the monsters. Medallions can also be purchased for the evening attractions.
Don’t let the family-friendly fun fool you, Madworld claims to the scariest haunted house in the state.
Family Friendly haunted house experience
Scary Haunted House Experience
Open weekends from September 11th until early November. See the calendar for date and time details.
Admission: General Admission $30 adults/$25 Children /$5 extra for a “No-Touch medallion”
Haunted House, Haunted Trail and Haunted Hayride
Open Friday and Saturdays from 7 pm to midnight in October, Plus Sunday, October 18th, and 25th from 7 pm to 10:30 pm.
Admission: Ticket office opens at 7 p.m. Closing times vary, call after 11:30 p.m.
$20 general admission for three attractions,
More Fun This Fall in Spartanburg
- Our Ultimate Guide to Fall in Spartanburg
- Guide to UPick Apple Orchards Around Spartanburg
- Corn Mazes Near Spartanburg
- Fall Festivals Near Spartanburg
Do you know something we missed? Please let us know!