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.
Greer City Park, Greer, SC
The Church at Greer Station and Resurrection Church present the annual Halloween event in Greer City Park. Free event for the city of Greer! Come in your best Halloween costume and enjoy carnival games, inflatables, live performances, tons of candy, and much more!
October 26, 2019 from 5 pm – 8 pm
Experience includes wagon rides, farm store, farm animals, honey bee observatory, the 2016 Culver’s corn maze, and a pumpkin patch. Fall season runs September 21st – October 27th.
Big Boo: Family Friendly spooking of side 2 of the corn maze. Dates are Fridays (Oct. 11, 18, 25) and Saturdays (Oct. 12, 19, 26)
Trick-or-Treat at the Pavilion through an enchanted forest filled with storybook characters. This event also includes bounce houses, carnival games, and a costume contest with the price of admission. $7 in advance or $9 at the door.
October 24-26, 2019
Thursday- 5:30 – 9 pm
Friday- 5:30 – 9 pm
Saturday- 4:30 – 9 pm
October 26, 2019, 12:30 pm – 7:30 pm- Local groups and organizations gather to provide a Happy Halloween at Heritage Park during this community event! The event will have inflatables, vendors, games, and trick or treating in the evening. This is a FREE event.
Trick or Treating will occur 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
This is a free, family-friendly, non-spooky trick or treat event at Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve. In addition to trick or treat, there are other fun activities.
*While this event is free, financial donations and pantry donations are appreciated. These donations will support The Haven, a shelter for homeless families in Spartanburg. See what items are requested for donation here.
October 24, 2019 from 4 pm – 6 pm
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.
October 18 -20, and 25-27, 2019
Fridays 5:30 – 8 pm and Saturdays and Sundays 4 – 8 pm.
2019 Info TBA
Join TCMU – Greenville for their annual Boo!Seum event! From spooky experiments and ghostly art projects to eerie inventions and mysterious stories, you won’t want to miss this event! Make sure to be there for the annual Pumpkin Splat when they toss pumpkins from the roof. Activities take place from 10 am – 3 pm, Pumpkin Splat takes place at 3 pm.
Want to trick or treat in a neighborhood? See our list of Spartanburg Neighborhoods that welcome Trick or Treaters!
More great places to trick or treat in Spartanburg
Trick-or-treating at local stores and schools is a great way to give those Halloween costumes some extra use and fill up your kids’ candy baskets with little effort. These are the stores that either are offering trick-or-treating this year or have in the past but still have not announced their events this year.
October 26, 2019 –Autumn Harvest | TD Market Shop Greenville’s local produce while letting your kids trick-or-treat from local vendors. Activities include trick-or-treating, cupcake walks, and a costume contest. Free! 8 am – 12 pm Note: it is best to attend this event early. In the past candy has run out!
October 30, 2019 – Trunk or Treat at Drayton Mills Marketplace This event from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm will include candy, face painting, a photo booth, and more!
October 31, 2019 – Boo Bash at Haywood Mall The event will include trick or treating, games, music and more! 4 pm – 8 pm.
Community and Church Fall Festivals and Trunk or Treat Events near Spartanburg
Many churches and community groups offer fun trunk-or-treat events, Halloween festivals, or Fall Festivals that are Halloween alternatives. If you would like to add your event to this list please email Bethany at [email protected]
October 5, 2019 – Reidville Fall Festival from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
October 12, 2019 – 2019 Pickens South Carolina Pumpkin Festival from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
October 18, 2019 – Food Truck Rollout + Hocus Pocus starting at 5:00 pm at Greer City Park
October 31, 2019 – Halloween on Main in Woodruff from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
October 31, 2019 – Trunk or Treat at New Life from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Still need a pumpkin to carve? Get a pumpkin at a Spartanburg Pumpkin Patch!
Spartanburg Library Halloween Events
The Spartanburg Library System has a very large number of Halloween themed activities throughout the month of October, for children of all ages. If you can believe it, the list below is only a sampling of what they are offering in October. For a full list, visit their events calendar.
October 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm – Halloween Movie Night – Woodruff Library
October 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm – Halloween Crafts – Cyrill-Westside Library
October 21, 2019 at 4:30 pm – Halloween at the Library – Cyrill-Westside Library
October 31, 2019 at 3:30 pm – Teen Halloween Party – Cowpens Library
October 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm – Monster Mash – Boiling Springs Library
Halloween Fun That is Worth the Drive
September 14 – October 27, 2019 – The Great Pumpkin Fest at Carowinds is a massive Halloween event complete with trick or treating through the amusement park for the youngest park visitors. It takes place on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 5 pm. *Teens and brave adults will want to check out Scarowinds which takes place during the evenings.
October 4 – 27, 2019 – The Great Pumpkin Patch Express is a train ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad complete with the Peanuts gang and a stop at the Great Pumpkin Patch.
October 26, 2019 – Halloweenfest | Downtown Brevard, Transylvania, NC Pumpkin carving contest, costume contests, parade, street vendors and more in Downtown Brevard beginning at 10 am. Free!
Be sure not to leave without bookmarking our 2019 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 hauted houses and trails for some spooky fun!
2019 Info TBA
This haunted farm offers two attractions: The Forest and Midnite Hill. These can be purchased together at a discount or separately if you’ve only got time for one haunt!
Admission: Midnite Hill- $10 | The Forest- $15 | Combo- $20 (Parking $1)
2019 Info TBA
Harvest of Horror at Denver Downs Farm features 4 different haunts for $35. This also includes 10-acre maze, hayride, 35 barnyard activities, Bonfires, and live music. Additionally, there are 3 haunted add-on attractions which can be purchased for $10 each.
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 super powers 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.
Tickets cost $25 for children 10 and under, $30 for children with the no scare medallion, $30 for adults, and $35 for adults with a no-scare medallion. Check the website for discounts offered on Thursdays and Sundays, as well as fast passes and package options.
Open weekends from September 13th – November 2nd, 2019
Family Friendly haunted house experience
Scary Haunted House Experience
Wompus Woods is a haunted woods attraction in Cowpens offering a haunted trail and hayride. You can walk or take the hayride.
2019 Open Dates:
Sept. 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
Oct. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, and 31st – Nov. 2nd
$20 per adult and $10 for children (10 and under). Add $5 if you wish to purchase a VIP ticket allowing you to skip the line!
They have a totally new redesign are open nightly September 13 through November 3, 2019. Tour the haunted, 2 story Abandoned Cabin. Tickets are $30 at the door. Under 10 years old are $20.
2019 Info TBA
Open weekends from late September to Halloween. Opens at dusk, closes at 11 p.m. weeknights and when crowds slow on weekends. This attraction includes a 35-minute trail.
Admission: $20 per individuals, $35 per couples, $10 kids 6-10 years old
Attractions include: Fear Farm Midway with rides, games and more. Photo op with Fear Farm characters, Ringmasters Circus Academy, The Abyss Complete Darkness, and the Fear Farm Haunted House.
Open weekends from the last Saturday in September (Sept, 28th, 2019) – November 2nd
Admission: General admission is $20 onsite.
This haunted house was selected as one of South Carolina’s top rated haunts in 2016 by haunts.com. The guided haunt features 13 haunted scenes that change annually.
Tickets cost $15.
Open October 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, 31 (2019)
Haunted House, Haunted Trail and Haunted Hayride
Open weekends from September 27th, 2019 – November 2nd, 2019
Admission: $20 per person. Kids 6-12 years of age are $10.
2019 Info TBA
The Boneyard is a haunted trail in Campobello, SC. It was closed for the 2018 season but plans to reopen for the 2019 season.
2019 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
Tickets cost $25. Open at 7 pm.
Open weekends and select weekdays. September 28- October 31, 2018
More in 2019
Many times this information starts coming in right before Halloween, so be sure to check back mid-October! Below you will find a sample of community and church fall festivals and truck or treat events from 2018 dates.
October 20, 2018- Fall Festival at Faith Baptist Church Simpsonville from 6 pm – 8 pm. Enjoy games, candy, pinatas and prizes at this free community event.
October 25, 2018 – Community Fall Festival from 4 pm – 7 pm at Stewart Park. A family-friendly event with games, free food, music, and more.
October 27, 2018 – Halloween Spooktacular from 6 pm – 8 pm at Middle Tyger YMCA. This event is open to the entire community. It is free and includes trunk or treat, games, inflatables, food, and more.
October 28, 2018 – Revolution’s Trunk or Treat 2018 at 4 pm at Revolution Martial Arts
October 28, 2018 – New Beginnings UMC Trunk or Treat at 5:30 pm is open to the community.
October 28, 2018 – St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church Trunk or Treat at 6 pm will also include a trunk show for moms and dads to shop.
October 28, 2018 – Poplar Springs Baptist Church Trunk or Treat at 5 pm with bounce houses, hot dogs, touch a truck and more.
October 31, 2018 – Kars R Us Trunk or Treat from 1 pm – 5:30 pm includes trunk or treat, a bounce house, prizes, and more.
October 31, 2018 – Happy Halloween Candy Palooza 2018 from 3 pm – 6 pm ay Cleveland Park
October 31, 2018 – Trunk or Treat from 6 pm – 8 pm at the Church at the Mill (Anderson Mill).
October 31, 2018 – Trunk or Treat with WBC Kids at 6 pm at Wellford Baptist Church
October 31, 2018 – Lyman Wesleyan Church Trunk or Treat at 6 pm is open to the community.
October 31, 2018 – Lake Bowen Baptist Church Fall Festival at 6 pm is open to the community with trunk-or-treat, inflatables, hayrides, food and more.
Cabelas is hosting the FREE Great Pumpkin Celebration.
Halloween Fest at Sherman College Health Center This event includes trick-or-treating, games, a food truck, and more.
Hub City Farmers Halloween Market Take the kids to Hub City Farmer’s Market for some Halloween fun.
FRIGHTyard at FR8yard Trick or treating and face painting for kids (and dogs!) with live music, games, classic horror films, and more
Gaffney Outlet Marketplace
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