Get Your Free 2021 Vacation Guide

Start planning your ultimate South Carolina adventure with a free copy of the 2021 Vacation Guide. Request your free copy, view the guide online or download a PDF version below.

Vacation Guide Cover
View Our Other Guides

Top 10 South Carolina Halloween Attractions

Staff Writer Staff Writer
Discover writers share all of the places, activities and adventure that South Carolina has to offer. Read more from some of South Carolina’s locals and discover what’s happening in the Palmetto State.
More from "Staff Writer"
SC Halloween
Halloween in South Carolina

1. Fall Festival and Corn Maze at Denver Downs Farm, Anderson

Get in all of your favorite fall-themed activities with a day on the farm at Denver Downs. Interact with the animals, pick and paint a pumpkin, roast marshmallows for s'mores and enjoy to live entertainment on the weekends. Things get even more exciting after dark with barnyard bonfires, singing pumpkin lights and trips through the corn maze by flashlight. 

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 16 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 three spine-chilling events: Fallen Oaks Motel, Tiny's Toy Factory Anarchy and Sincister Cinema Haunted Hayride. 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. The Big Boo and Nighttime Wagon Rides at Stewart Farms, Enoree

When you feel that little chill in the mornings, it's the perfect time to head to Enoree for some Halloween hoopla! Take the kids to the pumpkin patch and then try your luck in the corn maze. Keep things lighter in the normal maze, or embrace your spooky side in the Big Boo maze. And when the sun has set, hitch a ride on a nighttime wagon tour.

7. Hall of Horrors, Cayce

Haunted Houses are a Halloween institution, and few compare to Cayce's Hall of Horrors. Terror chasers come back year after year for its thrills and chills, making it the longest-running scare show in the Midlands. And the experience reaches beyond the house itself, with activities like a photo booth, games and snacks to keep you occupied while you await your turn.

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. Be sure to bring your own trick or treating bags.

9. Ghost Hound of Goshen Hill, Newberry

No longer man's best friend, this canine apparition has been known to haunt a 5-mile stretch of Old Buncombe Road from the Ebenezer Methodist Church cemetery to Goshen Hill Plantation, chasing those who dare venture into its turf. According to the legend, the dog belonged to a peddler who was falsely accused of murder and hanged. He died of starvation protecing his master's grave and has since been stalking the area. 

10. Boo at the Zoo, Columbia

For 11 nights in October, visitors to the Riverbanks Zoo can enjoy a haunted carousel ride, marshmallow roasting, Spooky Spots n' Stripes Railroad, Ray's Moonlight Magic, a trick-or-treat trail and more! Tickets are limited and can be purchased in advance here.

Staff Writer
Discover writers share all of the places, activities and adventure that South Carolina has to offer. Read more from some of South Carolina’s locals and discover what’s happening in the Palmetto State.