The Ultimate Guide to Halloween Events Near Greenville, SC

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Ready for costumes, spooky things and trick or treating in Greenville, Spartanburg and across the upstate? Get ready for trick or treat Greenville, SC. This is the biggest Halloween list in the Upstate that is full of Halloween-themed events and places to trick-or-treat or trunk-or-treat in Greenville, Spartanburg, and all over the Upstate (scroll ALL the way down for the full list).

There are a lot of events around the Upstate and we’ll be updating throughout the season.  Don’t forget that many events will be announced in October as Halloween gets closer, so bookmark this page to check back often.

Be Included in this guide! If you are organizing an event we missed – Submit the Event to Kidding Around for consideration.


Halloween Guide, trick or treat in Greenville, SC


See All the Halloween Events Happening Today Around Greenville

If you’re thinking “Just tell me what events are happening today!” Just jump on down to our full Halloween event list organized by date. Halloween Happenings TODAY in Greenville


Navigate: Find the best Halloween Things to Do Around Greenville, SC

Included in this Halloween in Upstate, SC Guide
🎃Trunk or Treat & Trick or Treat, Plus Halloween Alternatives: All the candy and family fun, sort these by county near you
🎃Halloween Activities for Kids: Crafts, parties, kits, and more
🎃More Halloween Things to Do: What spooky places can you explore in the Upstate? Or, try a Halloween day trip.
🎃Haunted Houses, Trails and Farms, Plus Family Friendly Spooky Places and Haunted Attractions Perfect for Big Kids and Tweens

Halloween Activities by Location

Halloween in the Upstate: What to Do Near You!
🕸️Halloween and Trick-or-Treat in Greenville County
🕸️Halloween and Trick-or-Treat in Spartanburg County
🕸️Halloween and Trick-or-Treat in Anderson County
🕸️Halloween and Trick-or-Treat in Pickens County

Are you looking for Halloween events in the Midlands of SC? Check out our sister site’s guide to Halloween & Trick-or-Treating in Columbia, SC.


Disclosures: We advise double-checking the original sources before attending since rain and other factors can sometimes cause last-minute changes to event information. Typically cancellations or delays are announced via these groups’ Facebook pages. This list contains information about our sponsors, partners, and other groups in Greenville.

If you visit, please don’t forget to tell them that you saw this event on Kidding Around Greenville!


This year’s Halloween guide is sponsored by Madworld Haunted Attractions.

Find out more about Madworld in our Haunted House Guide or in the Haunted Things Section at the bottom of this guide.

Entrance to Madworld Haunted Attraction

Entrance to Madworld Haunted Attraction


 

Halloween Decorations Driving Tour

Every year we ask you to help us find homes decorated for Halloween that are truly spook-tacular. Here are the 2023 Halloween Driving Routes around Greenville, SC.


Trunk-or-Treat & Trick-or-Treat in Greenville, SC: Plus More Festive Events

Trick or treat Greenville

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 bethany@kiddingaroundgreenville.com.

Many times this information starts coming in right before Halloween, so be sure to check back in mid-October. We’ll be updating this section for 2023 as events are announced!

**This is a long list! Use these links to jump to the portions of this list that interest you!

Halloween in Greenville, SC

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Halloween in Spartanburg, SC

Trunk-or-Treat & Trick-or-Treat Near Spartanburg, SC

If you’re looking for places to trick-or-treat near Spartanburg, SC, this is the section for you. As venues, churches, and businesses announce their 2022 Halloween events, we’ll post them right here in 2022.

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Fall Festivals and Halloween Alternatives Near Spartanburg, SC

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Halloween in Pickens, SC

You’ll find all things Halloween happening in Pickens County right here! This list includes trick-or-treat, festivals, and lots more.

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Halloween in Anderson, SC

Looking for Halloween events and trick-or-treat in Anderson County? This section contains all the Halloween things happening in Anderson County.

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Halloween Activities

Halloween activities in Greenville and Spartanburg, SC

Crafts, pick-up-kits, local promos, and anything else Halloween-related, that’s what you’ll find in this category!

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More Halloween Things to Do in Upstate, SC

Not enough events happening? Looking for something with a little more distance or maybe a Halloween-themed day trip to enjoy? Here are some Halloween-worthy places to explore around Greenville and beyond.

 

**Don’t miss our Spooky Display Driving Routes! Did you love last year’s displays? Let us know and we’ll update with 2023 displays as Halloween approaches.

Halloween Events for Babies and Toddlers near Greenville, SCThis list is just like it sounds. These Halloween events are perfect for babies and toddlers.

Haunted Places Near Greenville: This list includes the spooky details of several Greenville area spots known to possibly be a little haunted. Check them out and let us know what you see. You might also want to visit these Haunted Cemeteries in the Upstate.

Halloween Day Trips: Check out these day-trip-worthy destinations with fabulous Halloween-themed events.

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Scary Attractions in Greenville, Haunted Places, and Spooky Things to Do for Halloween

Haunted houses and spooky things to do in Greenville, SC

Have an older kid who likes to be scared? Or maybe you’re planning a grown-up night out this Halloween season. We have a list of Greenville’s haunted houses to help you out. Looking for a family-friendly spook? You’ll find a few venues that offer not-so-scary houses mazes and options for families.

Have a big kid or tween who wants to try a scary attraction? Here’s a list of great haunted attractions in Greenville for big kids and tweens who like to be scared, but are still kids! Details on that list are from 2019 and may be significantly different this year. 

Not enough haunted houses to fill your terror needs? Check out this list of Haunted Places Near Greenville.

Haunted Things in Greenville

Visit Stewart Farms for wagon rides, farm store, farm animals, honey bee observatory, the SC MAiZE, and a pumpkin patch. The 2023 Fall Season begins on Saturday, September 23rd and ends on October 29th. 

Nighttime activities include Big Boo: Family-Friendly Haunted Maize and Nighttime Wagon Rides. These are offered on October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28th. While the Big Boo is family-friendly, it is not recommended for children under the age of 6.

2023 Homeschool Days are on September 26th and 27th

Offers:
Wagon Rides
Farm Store
Farm Animals
Corn Maze
Pumpkin Patch
Homeschool Days

Corn Maize Cost:
Ages 6 & up: $8 + tax
Kids age 5 and under: Free
Big Boo Nighttime Corn Maize:
Ages 6 & up: $12 + tax

Wagon Ride Cost:
$5 + tax for day time ride
Ages 2 and under: Free

Booger Jim's Hollow

864.492.7246 278 Doolittle Street, Blacksburg, SC

The Clown House, The Doll House, and the Haunted Trail are all at Booger Jim’s.

This haunted attraction is best for older kids, teens, and adults.

Open Friday and Saturdays from September 29th, 2023- November 4th, 2023
Open Sunday, October 29th
Open on Halloween

Admission: Ticket office opens at 7 p.m. Closing times vary, call after 11:30 p.m.
$25 general admission
No touch medallions are $5
Cash preferred!

The Fear Farm Haunted House

864.839.1022 424 Ninety-Nine Island Road, Blacksburg, SC

The Fear Farm Haunted Farm offers five attractions in one place: Abyss, Mindshaft Mayhem, Confinement, Twisty Z, and Farm House

All ages are welcome, though we do not recommend for younger children because of gore, scary masks, and costumed characters.
Read more on the “faq’s” page of The Fear Farm before you go.

Open Friday & Saturday nights from September 23, 2023- October 28th, 2023
Open Sunday, October 29, 2023
Open on Halloween

Admission: General admission is $28 (plus tax)
They do offer a Buy 3 get 1 free option for two nights in September.

Madworld Haunted Attractions

864.436.6307 147 Country Manor Road, Piedmont, SC

Madworld Haunted attraction near Greenville, SC

This attraction makes haunted houses family-friendly events in addition to the haunted house, including a picnic area, bonfires, music, photos with characters, access to food, mini golf, ax throwing, and more.

Don’t let the family-friendly fun fool you, Madworld claims to be the scariest haunted house in the state.

Open Friday and Saturday from September 8, 2023 – November 4, 2023. 
Open Friday – Sunday beginning October 1st, 2023
Open on Halloween
See the calendar for date and time details.

Admission: Madworld offers a variety of admission options and packages. See their ticketing website for a complete list of options.
General Admission tickets start at $40

Offers:
Family Friendly haunted house experience
Scary Haunted House Experience

Big Kids and Tweens at Mad World

We love that Mad World also offers a “No-Scare” Medallion for both grown-ups and kids. The Medallion “allows your children to take back control of the night by not only signaling to the monsters to stay away from him/her but also giving the child special powers to control the monster!”

*Please see the very comprehensive FAQ’s on their website as well

  • Loud Noises: Yes, proceed with caution
  • Visibility: Yes, There will be moments of low visibility, as they do use fog machines
  • Open or enclosed (tight spaces): Yes, proceed with caution
  • Blood and Gore: Yes, proceed with caution
  • Surprising special effects? Strobe lights (being mindful of kids with disabilities)? Yes, proceed with caution
  • Quality of scare actors: High-level, well-trained

The Asylum on Pine Knoll

864.275.0917 110 Pine Knoll Drive, Easley, SC

This haunted house sounds like a real thrill and includes “intense audio, lighting effects, fog and mist,” and many other special effects. The experience also includes a 3-D Haunt and Fun House. It is not recommended for children under the age of 12, though they can visit if they are willing. They also have axe throwing to enjoy.

Open Friday and Saturdays from September 29th, 2023 – October 31st, 2023
Open Thursday, October 26th, 2023
Open Halloween

Pricing: Regular admission- $25; Fast pass admission: $40;
Axe Throwing- $5 for 6 throws

Nightmare Hollow

864.809.8115 3411 Reidville Road, Spartanburg, SC

This is a 35-minute Haunted Trail along the banks of the Tyger River in Spartanburg, SC.

Nightmare Hollow is definitely scary and there is quite a bit of blood and gore, but one reason why it makes the list of good haunted attractions for big kids and tweens is because the staff is so kind and sympathetic to the children (and parents) that are brave enough to give their attraction a try.

You can let the staff know if you want them to tone it down a bit for your child and you have a guide that can allow any member of your party to walk around a part of the attraction that might be a bit too intense.

 

Open Fridays & Saturdays September 22, 2023  – 21,  2023, Sunday October 22nd, 2023
Open October 27, 2023 – October 31, 2023

 

This is a scary attraction and we recommend waiting until children are old enough to understand that the actors are in costume and that the attractions are all staged.

  • Core attractions: 30-minute trail takes you through multiple haunted attractions. These attractions are creatively set up and have a variety of actors and themes.
  • Best rides for tweens: No rides
  • Loud Noises: airhorns and other loud noises, lots of screaming actors
  • Visibility: dark outside and periods of total blackness
  • Fire/Pyrotechnics: none
  • Open or enclosed (tight spaces): multiple very tight spaces
  • Blood and Gore: actors had bloody costumes, several areas did have gory themes
  • Surprising special effects:  yes, strobe lights and some special effects that have a disorienting effect
  • Quality of scare actors: Great, but actors were friendly if they noticed that children were not having fun due to being scared

Admission price: $20 Fridays, $25 Saturdays, CASH ONLY

 

Joanna Haunted Hospital

864.983.5599 212 State Rd S-30-139, Joanna, SC

Open for 2023 season September 29th!

Open Friday – Sunday, September 29th – October 29th
Open Monday October 30th and Tuesday October 31st, 2023

Haunted hospital with costumed characters and scares. Recommended for teens and adults, and older children who do not scare easily!

Tickets are $12 cash only.

Open Friday – Saturday from 7:30 pm to Midnight
Open Sunday 7:30 pm to 10 pm

 

Nightmare Dungeon Haunted Attraction

864.905.2289 645 Old Anderson Road, Greenville, SC

Nightmare Dungeon is considered terrifying, and they even offer a “hands-on option” for adults that will allow the characters to interact with guests up close and personal, to the point of picking them up!

New for 2023 is the “Hellevator” scary elevator experience.

We express caution when visiting this attraction with younger children since they may see others being touched by the characters. The characters do not touch guests who did not purchase the “hands-on option” The haunt has three large structures that are indoors, inside of a 120-year-old house. There is a lot of gore, scary imagery, characters to interact with and be scared by, and more.

Nightmare Dungeon is open nightly from September 15th through November 4th, 2023.

Admission: $30 + $2.50 fee for everyone, under 10 is $20+ Buy tickets online. 

Haunted Woods

416 Old Colony Road, Clinton, SC

Haunted Woods!
Open Friday and Saturdays from September 29th, 2023 – October 31st, 2023

Most nights are Friday and Saturday nights only.
Open Sunday October 29th- Tuesday October 31st (Halloween night)

7:30 – 12 am each night

Tickets are cash only
$15 general admission

More Scary or Haunted Events Near Greenville

2023 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.

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Pumpkins, Corn Mazes, and Fall in Greenville

What’s Halloween without pumpkins? If you’re still working on getting into the Fall spirit or needing to grab a pumpkin for carving, we’ve got you covered.

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All the Halloween Events Around Greenville, SC

Just want to know what’s going on today or tomorrow? Here are all the Halloween events happening in the Upstate organized by date, starting with today.

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5 years ago

State Farm on Pelham Road across from the QT gas station where boiling springs and Pelham road meet, are giving away treat goody bags with every quote from 9 to 5 tomorrow!

Christopher J Dunbar
4 years ago
Reply to  Yasmin

Did they teschedule halloween to this saturday for trick or treating and if so what time is it starting and ending now pleasee

Nancy Yeargin
2 years ago

So, when is “general” trick or treating going to happen? Greenville? Greer? Spartanburg? Or is that not done anymore?

4 months ago

Hallowed Way Candy Giveaway Drive Through Drama
Encounter Church – Gaffney, SC
October 29 – 6:30-8:30 pm
1905 N. Limestone Street