Ultimate Guide to Halloween Events Around Columbia

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Fall is upon us, which means it’s … Halloween time! Check out the great events that the Columbia area has to offer below! From haunted houses to trunk or treats, corn mazes and more – there’s something for everyone!

Deceased Farms

Dates: September 16 – October 31, 2022 (limited to weekends and certain days of the week)

Time: Friday and Saturday: 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. | All Other Nights: 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Location: Clinton Sease Farms, 382 Olde Farm Road, Lexington 29072

Cost: Tickets between $22 – $25; Fast pass $40; VIP $65 (all tickets cash only)

Details: Come experience your deepest fears as they are brought to life at Deceased Farm in 2022! We’ve combined our two attractions into one continuous self-guided haunt. Now you can experience our 6 buildings that are guaranteed to leave you screaming with less waiting in line.

Deceased Farm begins with a unique, mind-warping trip through a 3D nightmare. While wearing your glasses, you will be surrounded with astonishingly detailed artwork, ghastly monsters with their toys, and 3D effects sure to have you questioning your sanity. You will then be transported to a dark and desolate farm, inhabited by unspeakable creatures hoping to make you this year’s harvest! Just when you think you have made it out alive, you will be plunged into 2 acres of dark cornfields. Good luck escaping the horror hiding behind the stalks. No one really knows what lurks in those fields!

Deceased Farm is an intense haunted attraction and is NOT recommended for children under the age of 12. Deceased Farm does not offer refunds, so make sure your child is mature enough to handle the attraction. 


2022 Corn Maze 

Dates: September 16 – November 6, 2022

Times: Fridays: 6 – 10 p.m. | Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. | Sundays: 2 – 7 p.m. (last ticket sold one hour before closing)

Location: Clinton Sease Farms, 382 Olde Farm Road, Lexington 29072

Cost: $15/person with unlimited hayrides, all mazes, playgrounds, and pumpkin patch (excludes pumpkins and sunflower weekends). Children 2 and under FREE. Tickets can be purchased up to one hour prior to closing time.

Details: Admissions include the following and more!

  • Corn Snake
  • Tire Climbing Wall
  • Tire Swing
  • Tube Swing
  • Tricycle Raceway
  • Tire Maze
  • Marshmallow Maze
  • Animals
  • Stick Pony Corral
  • Pedal Carts
  • Cow Train
  • Corn Hole
  • Gaga Ball
  • 2 Combine Slides
  • Big 40 foot Slide
  • Rubber Duck Races 
  • 4 Square Ball
  • Story Board Maze
  • Sand Box
  • Corn Table
  • Wooden Playground Structures
  • Funky Pumpkin Art Barn
  • Admission to Pumpkin Patch
  • Horse Go Around
  • Farmer Sease’s Basketball
  • Jenga 
  • Cotton Bin
  • Unlimited Hayrides
  • Football Throw
  • Austria Teeter Totter

Dark Castle Haunted Attractions

Dates: September 30 – November 3, 2022 (limited to weekends and certain days of the week)

Times: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weekdays and Halloween), 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., 11 p.m. or midnight (on varying weekends)

Location: 2076 Hwy Church Road, Elgin 29045

Cost: Ticket prices range from $25 – $63

Details: Elgin’s Extreme Haunted Attraction, The Dark Knights Terror Trail is back! A Spooky hike into the outdoors, as we take you out of your comfort zone and into the woods of our newly enhanced trail… and our very popular Zombie Zone, a Zombie survival scenario where you are put into the middle of the action and combat zombies… but watch out because you never know when one of your friends, may become one of your enemies.


Pumpkin Decorating

Date: October 1, 2022

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

LocationRichland Library St. Andrews, 2916 Broad River Road, Columbia 29210

Cost: Free

Details: Get in the Halloween spirit with a little pumpkin decorating! Pick your pumpkin and make it look pretty or pretty frightening!! Pumpkins provided. Dress for a mess!


Dark History Tours

Date: October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2022

Time: Educator led guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Self-guided tours available throughout the day

LocationSC State Museum, 301 Gervais Street, Columbia 29201

Cost: Included with admission

Details: Get ready for a special kind of history tour! The State Museum is offering a “Dark History Tour” exploring a variety of infamous and legendary tales throughout South Carolina’s history. Discover the true story of Columbia’s catacombs, a series of mysterious tunnels that were built to hide anything from politicians to Confederate gold. Hear stories from Gullah Geechee folklore that are sure to chill you to the bone, and learn about the path General Sherman took during his march through Columbia.

Guests may take an educator led guided tour experience at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (capacity is limited). A self-guided experience is also available with panels at each ‘stop’ and even a few multi media components available through scanning QR codes on your mobile device. Suitable for ages 12 and up, this tour is sure to complement your museum visit this Halloween!
 

Drive-In Movie Night – Hocus Pocus

Date: October 8, 2022

Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m. (food trucks), movie starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m.

Location: Saluda Shoals Park East, 6071 St. Andrews Road, Columbia 29212 

Cost: $15 per car

Details: Join us at our Drive-in Movie night featuring the Disney classic Halloween movie Hocus Pocus! This is not a drive-in, please bring a blanket or chairs for the movie.


Teen Halloween Cupcake Wars

Date: October 13, 2022

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m. 

Location: Richland Library Edgewood, 2101 Oak Street, Columbia 29204

Cost: Free

Details: Do you have what it takes to win this cupcake challenge? From sprinkles to icing and more, we’ve got everything you need to decorate your spooky masterpiece. The best part–you get to eat them too! *Supplies are limited, registration is required* 

Creepy Crawly Cookies

Date: October 14, 2022

Time: 2 – 4 p.m. (session 1) | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. (session 2)

Location: Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Hwy, Chapin 29036

Cost: $25 per session

Details: Learn how to decorate some special Halloween cookies and take home the ones you don’t eat! Ages 8 – 12.


Family Paint a Pumpkin

Date: October 14, 2022

Time: 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Richland Library Edgewood, 2101 Oak Street, Columbia 29204

Cost: Free

Details: Get in the Halloween spirit with a little pumpkin decorating! Pick your pumpkin and make it look pretty or pretty frightening!! Dress for a mess! *Pumpkins are provided, registration required.*


Murders and Mysteries Walking Tour

Date: October 14, 2022

Time: 8 – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Icehouse Amphitheater, 107 West Main Street, Lexington 29072

Cost: Free

Details: The Lexington County Museum will offer its free “Murders and Mysteries” walking tour of downtown Lexington on October 14th starting at 8 pm. This tour is a great way to learn about the history of the town and hear some very interesting stories along the way. Attendees will learn about some of the murders, trials, and other crimes that occurred on Lexington’s Main Street in the 19th and early 20th centuries. This free tour will begin at the town’s Icehouse Amphitheater and will last about an hour. Attendees will follow a guide between Church Street and South Lake Drive. Because of the mature subject matter, attendees must be 18 or over or have parental permission.


Spooky Cupcakes

Date: October 17, 2022

Time: 2 – 4 p.m. (session 1) | 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. (session 2)

Location: Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Hwy, Chapin 29036

Cost: $25 per session

Details: Learn how to decorate some special Halloween cupcakes and take home the ones you don’t eat! Ages 8 – 12. 


Boo at the Zoo

Dates: October 20 – 30, 2022

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Location: Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia 29210

Cost: $12 Riverbanks members, $15 general public, children younger than 2 free. Tickets should be purchased in advance. A limited number of tickets available, and most nights will sell out! Any unsold tickets the night of will be $15 per member and $20 general public at the gate.

Details: Put on your costume and join us for the Zoo’s popular Halloween spooktacular! Don’t forget your trick-or-treat bag!

  • Trick-or-Treat through the Zoo
  • Delight in Ray’s Moonlight Magic
  • Summon the Halloween spirits with the Eeky Freaky DJ
  • Take a spin on the Haunted Carousel*
  • Ride the Spooky Spots n’ Stripes Railroad*
  • Roast Marshmallows*

*additional fee

Halloween at the Park

Date: October 21, 2022

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Location: Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Hwy, Chapin 29036

Cost: $5 per person in advance/$7 per person the day of

Details: Bring your little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treating on our outdoor trick-or-treat trail through the park from 6:30–7:30 p.m. followed by an outdoor movie featuring Despicable Me at 7:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair for movie. Food trucks will have food for purchase from 6:00-8:00 p.m.


A Free Times Halloween

Date: October 21, 2022

Time: 7 – 11 p.m. 

LocationJunction 800, 800 Gervais Street, Columbia 29201

Cost: TBA

Details: The best Halloween party in the Midlands is HERE! Join Free Times for the fifth annual A Free Times Halloween. With an open bar, haunting décor, and a DJ dance party, this is one event you don’t want to miss. Hors d’oeuvres and open bar included in the ticket price. Costumes are definitely encouraged! You may even win a prize in one of our costume contest categories. The competition is steep so you better step it up! What surprises and scares await you this year? Shhh. We’ll never tell. This is a 21+ event. 


Howl-O-Ween at the Bark

Date: October 22, 2022

Time: 10 – 11:30 am.

Location: Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Hwy, Chapin 29036

Cost: Free

Details: Local pets can finally get in on the Halloween action in an event designed just for furry family members. Dress your pet in a costume or their cutest collar for some trick-or-treating fun along the trail at Crooked Creek Park. All pets must be on a leash, and they should bring an owner to keep them safe.


Halloween at Saluda Shoals Park

Date: October 22, 2022

Time: 11 am. – 2 p.m.

Location: Saluda Shoals Park East, 6071 St. Andrews Road, Columbia 29212

Cost: $5 per person in advance Saluda Shoals Park/$7 per person the day of

Details: Join us at Saluda Shoals Park for some Halloween Fun! The Trick-or-Treat Trail will be held at Leo’s Landing Playground! Tickets are limited and should be purchased in advance. For children 12 and under.


3rd Annual Trunk or Treat and Freedom Festival

Date: October 22, 2022

Time: 11 am. – 2 p.m.

Location: Veterans Of Foreign Wars Department Of South Carolina, 210 Glassmaster Road, Lexington 29072

Cost: Free (food available for purchase)

Details: We are having our 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat and Freedom Festival at our Department of VFW Headquarters. We will have games, candy, face painting, patriotic activities and music. This is a family event. We will also be selling $5 hot dog plates.

Halloween Cooking Class

Date: October 22, 2022

Time: 12 – 2 p.m.

Location: Saluda Shoals Park East, 6071 St. Andrews Road, Columbia 29212

Cost: $35 per child

Details: Before you head out to local Trunk or Treats, let your kiddo make his/her own tasty Halloween treat. Costumes welcome! Ages 7 – 12.


Trunk or Treat

Date: October 22, 2022

Time: 4 – 6 p.m.

LocationPine View Baptist Church, 111 Pineview Church Road, Blythewood 29016

Cost: Free

Details: Come out and show us your costumes! A safe place for families to come and get candy for Halloween!


Trunk or Treat

Date: October 22, 2022

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Old School Automotive & Tire, 111 N 12th St, West Columbia 29169

Cost: Free

Details: Come join us for some Halloween fun!


South Carolina Railroad Museum Pumpkin Express Train

Date: October 22 and 29, 2022

Time: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. 

Location: 110 Industrial Park Road Winnsboro, SC 29180

Cost: $15 – $50 (children under age 3 are considered lap infants and do not need tickets unless they need their own seat)

Details: Children of all ages ride the train to the pumpkin patch in Greenbriar where children 12 and under can select a pumpkin, decorate the pumpkin, get their faces painted, play games, and other activities. A food truck is usually available in Greenbriar.


Trick or Treat with the Greeks

Date: October 25, 2022

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Location: Greek Village at USC, Bounded by Blossom St., Wheat St., Gadsden St., and Lincoln St., Columbia 29208

Cost: Free

Details: The Greek Village is open to children from the university family and Columbia community for trick or treating. Chapters put together carnival games such as face painting, cake walks, balloon darts, bounce houses and more to entertain children.

Halloween Tree

Date: October 26, 2022

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Richland Library Blythewood, 218 McNulty Street, Blythewood 29016

Cost: Free

Details: This program is inspired by Ray Bradbury’s book the Halloween Tree.  Decorate your own pumpkin piñata, craft monster kites, and talk about various celebrations of fall and life.


Teen Paint Studio: Halloween Edition

Date: October 26, 2022

Time: 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Richland Library Main – Teen Makerspace, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia 29201

Cost: Free

Details: We’re getting spooky and scary with black canvas painting!  Join us to create your own Halloween masterpiece. Supplies are limited – please arrive early to secure your spot!


Boo to You

Date: October 27, 2022

Time: 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

Location: Richland Library Wheatley, 931 Woodrow Street, Columbia 29205

Cost: Free

Details: Calling all guys and ghouls! Dress up in your Halloween costume and enjoy a not-so-spooky storytime and craft on our neighborhood patio.


“Not-So-Spooky Celebration”

Date: October 27, 2022

Time: 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Richland Library Southeast, 7421 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia 29209

Cost: Free

Details: Who says you have to be scared out of your wits on Halloween? Wear your costumes to this fun-filled family event! Yahoo! It’s a puppet show, games and more. Play Fall BINGO, eat the “pumpkin poop,” “the witches’ warts,” the “ghost droppings,”  the “wormy dirt” and more.


Trunk or Treat

Date: October 27, 2022

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Location: Providence Luthern Church, 840 Old Chapin Road, Lexington 29072

Cost: Free

Details: Come join us for a fun night of Trunk Or Treat! Vote on your favorite car display/theme, enter our costume contest, and have fun! Entry PER child is ONE perishable canned food item. We will be donating all items to Mission Of Lexington! 


Trunk or Treat at Calvery Chapel Columbia

Date: October 28, 2022

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Location: Calvery Chapel Columbia, 1755 12th St, Cayce 29033

Cost: Free

Details: Bring your entire family for a fun evening full of decorated trunks, free food, and fellowship! We would love to see you!

Dracula: Ballet with a Bite

Dates: October 28 & 29, 2022

Time: 7 p.m. (October 28), 7:30 p.m. (October 29)

Location: Koger Center, 1051 Greene Street, Columbia 29201

Cost: $35 – $60

Details: Columbia City Ballet presents Dracula: Ballet with a Bite. This original production combines dramatic scenes and dance with the classic tale of Count Dracula, as told by the classic Bram Stoker’s novel. Be transported to Transylvania in this modern ballet with no shortage of drama, death and desire!


Murder on the 518 – ICRC Children’s Theatre

Date: October 28 – 30, 2022

Time: 7 p.m. (October 28 & 29) | 3 p.m. (October 29 & 30)

Location: Calvery Chapel Columbia, 1755 12th St, Cayce 29033

Cost: $10 per person

Details: Red-eye travelers on the westbound 518 are in for a surprise when first one passenger, and then another, mysteriously drop dead right before their eyes — and just as the train is halted by a rock slide in an isolated canyon.  Because the pair appears to have been poisoned, anyone and everyone in the train dining car is a suspect! Join ICRC Children’s Theatre at Saluda Shoals Park for this family-friendly murder mystery.


9th Annual Go Leo Halloween 5k/1 miler

Date: October 29, 2022

Time: 8:30 a.m.

LocationLeo’s Landing – Saluda Shoals Park, 6071 St. Andrews Road, Columbia 29212

Cost: $35 Adults / $20 Children 12 and younger

Details: We are excited for this years Halloween 5k/1 miler! There will be face painting, games, food trucks and TRICK or TREATING for the kids through the playground @ Leo’s Landing! All proceeds benefit Leo’s Pride Foundation and our pursuit of inclusion for all ages and abilities in our community!


Kids Halloween Terrarium Workshop

Date: October 29, 2022

Time: 10 – 11 a.m.

Location: PlantHouse, 702 Crosshill Road, #400B, Columbia 29205

Cost: $25 per person

Details: Celebrate spooky season with our Kids Halloween Terrarium workshop. Our crew will provide terrarium assembly and plant care tips to guests. Add seasonal touches like pumpkins, ghosts, spiders and more! Workshop recommended for ages 6+. Parent supervision is required. Tickets only required for guests building a terrarium. Guests supervising are not required to purchase a ticket.


Crafternoon: DIY Witches Brew Cauldron

Date: October 29, 2022

Time: 2 – 3 p.m.

LocationRichland Library Edgewood, 2101 Oak Street, Columbia 29204

Cost: Free

Details: Join us as we make our own cauldron of witches brew! We will be making popsicle sticks look like witches legs and decorating our cauldrons with Halloween stickers. The result will be a spook-tacular addition to everyone’s Halloween decorations! 


Trunk or Treat

Date: October 29, 2022

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Edmund First Baptist Church, 6256 Edmund Hwy, Lexington 29073

Cost: Free

Details: Mark your calendars for our 2022 Trunk or Treat!!! We will have inflatables, popcorn, hot dogs, cotton candy, face painting and so much more!


Harvest Festival

Date: October 29, 2022

Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

LocationMt. Hermon Lutheran Church, 3011 Leaphart Road, West Columbia 29169

Cost: Free

Details: Fun for all ages! Trunk or Treat, hay rides, food, and more!

Halloween Party and Trunk or Treat

Date: October 29, 2022

Time: 6 p.m.

LocationCayce’s Best Afterschool and Summer Camp, 1330 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce 29033

Cost: Free

Details: TNT Martial Arts and Fitness and Cayce’s Best After school and Summer Camp is Thrilled to present our 6th Annual Halloween Party! If you’ve attended this event before, you know that no one throws a Halloween party like TNT and this year won’t be any different! We’ll have a bouncy house, food truck, games, costume contest and more! And Don’t forget the trunk or treat! Register your family today! For Each child attending and participating in the trunk or treat, please bring 2 bags of candies. You can drop candy off at either location (TNT Martial Arts & Fitness or Cayce’s Best) any time before the event.


Halloween Spooktacular

Date: October 29, 2022

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

LocationCongaree Cares, Ramblin Rd, West Columbia, SC 29172

Cost: Free

Details: Congaree Cares is excited to host its 4th annual Halloween Spooktacular! The event will be located at the corner of Ramblin Rd and Hwy 302 in the town of South Congaree. Children will be able to walk the path to trick or treat at the different stations sponsored and decorated by our community organizations and businesses.


Black Light Halloween Zumbathon

Date: October 29, 2022

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

LocationSeven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Lane, Columbia 29210

Cost: $10 per person

Details: Join some of Columbia’s hottest Zumba instructors for the Halloween Zumbathon to benefit ICRC Meals on Wheels. Make sure you glow! Prize for best glow costume! All ages welcome!


Trunk or Treat

Date: October 30, 2022

Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Spring Valley Church, 125 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia 29229

Cost: Free

Details: Another year of one of our favorite traditions. Bring the kids, family, and friends to trunk-or-treat OR host a trunk of your own. Trunk-or-treaters will walk through the parking lot visiting your trunks for treats. We are looking forward to having a church-wide event that is fun and safe for everyone! There will be a vote for Best Trunk – so have fun making your trunks awesome!!!


SC Philharmonic Halloween at Hogwarts

Date: October 30, 2022

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Koger Center, 1051 Greene Street, Columbia 29201

Cost: $20 – $50

Details: Join us for a family-friendly Halloween celebration as we transform the Koger Center into that famous school of witchcraft and wizardry. Enjoy a spooktacular program of Harry Potter, Jaws, Psycho, Night on Bald Mountain and other tunes, tricks and treats. Costumes are encouraged!


WeCo River District Presents: Trunk or Treat

Date: October 30, 2022

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: Moseley Funeral & Cremation Service, 914 Meeting Street, West Columbia 29169

Cost: Free

Details: Candy & Games, Prizes & Raffle, Best Costume, Best Trunk, Meet WeCo River District Businesses


Trunk or Treat

Date: October 30, 2022

Time: 4 – 6 p.m.

Location: Fellowship Baptist Church, 4238 August Road, Lexington 29073

Cost: Free

Details: Come join a fun time for the whole family. Free candy, blacksmithing demonstration, games, and more.


Seacoast Irmo Fall Festival

Date: October 30, 2022

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Location: Seacoast Irmo, 411 Western Lane Irmo 29063

Cost: Free

Details: Join us for a Fall Festival with Trunk or Treating, Bouncy houses, games, food, and hot chocolate


Lights, Camera, Action!: Twilight

Date: October 31, 2022

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Location: Richland Library Sandhills, 763 Fashion Drive, Columbia 29229

Cost: Free

Details: Celebrate Halloween at the library with this special showing of the teen romance classic Twilight (rated PG-13). Costumes encouraged, but not required. Ages 12-18.

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