Top 10 South Carolina Halloween Attractions

By:Staff Writer

Date:10/13/2014

SC Halloween
Halloween in South Carolina

1. Ghosts and Legends, Myrtle Beach

Get to know the most famous ghosts of the South Carolina coast in Barefoot Landing’s state-of-the-art theater. This intimate, live-action show brings the Lowcountry and coast’s most hair-raising tales to life with spectacular special effects, magical illusions and original music that’s sure to keep the crowd on its toes! After the show, take the theater’s Myrtle Beach Ghost Walk or the Psychic Walk, or attend Skool for Pirates and the Black Beard Séance. Whether you’re a true scaredy-cat or a Halloween adrenaline junkie, the Ghosts and Legends show at Myrtle Beach is a must-see Halloween attraction.

2. SCarowinds, Fort Mill

On the northern South Carolina border is one of the country’s most exciting amusement parks, Carowinds — which transforms into SCarowinds for 20 nights of terror every October. From haunted mazes and scare zones filled with monsters, zombies and creatures of the night to live entertainment and roller coaster rides in the dark, SCarowinds is horrifyingly fun.

3. Boone Hall Fright Nights, Mount Pleasant

This annual event is the state’s largest haunted multi-attraction Halloween event, with four spine-chilling events: Psycho Clowns in 3D, the Terror Trail Hayride, Nightmare Manor and the Chaos Quarantine. This elaborate, state-of-the-art Halloween event is not for the faint of heart!

4. Haunted Jail Tour, Charleston

Take a tour behind the scenes of The Old City Jail in historic Charleston, where some of the Lowcountry’s most noteworthy criminals were housed from 1802 to 1939. Walk the halls of the original structures where pirates and Civil War prisoners lived and died on one of the area’s most popular ghost tours!

5. Annie’s Bed and Breakfast, Montmorenci

This three-story cotton plantation house was built in the 1830s, but after the top floor met its demise (courtesy of a Civil War cannonball), the house was later used as a hospital. Legend has it that the ghost of a little girl can still be heard roaming the hallways and calling out for her mama in this present-day bed and breakfast.

6. Harmon Tree Farm Corn Maze, Gilbert

For a family-friendly Halloween adventure, visit the Harmon Tree Farm to celebrate the harvest season. Launch a pumpkin from the pumpkin cannon, take a haunted hayride or find your way through the corn maze. With so many quintessential fall activities for the whole family, Harmon Tree Farm is a can’t-miss October attraction in South Carolina. Call 803-359-4454 for more information.

7. Haunted Hills of Lynches River, Lamar

Tour a haunted house and if you dare, take the two-mile Halloween hayride along the Lynches River. The hour-long fright fest through Darlington County’s spooky swamplands includes scares all along the way, and all proceeds benefit the Lamar Firemen’s Association.

8. Boo in the Zoo, Greenville

Get dressed up and head to the Greenville Zoo for trick-or-treating among the animals! This event isn’t a scary one, so bring the whole family for a night out at the zoo. Plus, kids 12 and under will receive a free treat bag, courtesy of the zoo!

9. Moonlight Horse Ride, Bishopville

Bring your horse out to Lee State Park for a moonlight ride with the Adventure Fellowship Riders Club. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. and the ride starts at 9 p.m. — all you have to do is bring something to drink! After the ride, camp out in the park, where you can make s’mores for the kids and tell spooky ghost stories around the campfire. Book early for the ride because space is limited!

10. Boo at the Zoo, Columbia

From October 16-31 visitors to the Riverbanks Zoo can enjoy a haunted carousel ride, marshmallow roasting, spooky safari, trick-or-treat trail and more! Tickets are limited and can be purchased in advance here.

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