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? 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.

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Included in this Halloween in Upstate, SC Guide
🎃Favorite Upstate Halloween Events and Trick or TreatingSome of the Upstate’s favorite Halloween events are right here
🎃Halloween Events in Upstate, SC with Lots to Do: The big events with lots to do
🎃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!


2022 Rainy Halloween? Stay dry with drive-thru and indoor Halloween events

Our Halloween event list is huge, but with the weather looking like rain, we’re highlighting indoor and drive-thru Halloween events that will keep you dry while bringing all the Halloween fun.

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BallyBoo! Drive- by trick or treat: October 31st 4-8 pm. Rain canceled their original plans, but Ballyhoo Petting Zoo will be offering a drive-by trick-or-treat. Animals will be upfront and visible from the car. Kids can get out and see the animals if they’d like, take pictures for a costume contest and get candy. No tickets- just a cash or card donation.

El Bethel Baptist Church: October 31st 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

 

 

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 2022 Halloween Driving Routes around Greenville, SC.


Favorite Halloween Festivals and Events near Greenville, SC

We have several Halloween festivals and events for kids here in the Upstate and have indicated when necessary new procedures for this time of the pandemic. 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.

Boo in the Zoo

864.467.4300 150 Cleveland Park Drive, Greenville, SC

2022 Boo in the Zoo Dates: October 13th – 16th; 20th – 23rd; 27th – 30th; 3 – 8 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.

2022 Boo In The Zoo Pricing:
Greenville Zoo Members:
$10 for Trick or Treaters | $8 for non-Trick or Treaters
General Public:
$12 for Trick or Treaters | $10 for non-Trick or Treaters
Boo Babies:
Ages 0-2, not trick or treating are free / Boo Babies that would like treats would need to purchase a Trick-or-Treating admission ticket.

Tickets should be purchased online. Tickets will be sold onsite if there is space available. If you have questions about this year’s event, call the zoo at 864.467.4300 or visit the Boo in the Zoo website for more information.

Trick-or-Treat at The Children's Museum of the Upstate

864.233.7755 300 College Street, Greenville, SC

TCMU Greenville: October 29, 2022
TCMU Spartanburg: October 29, 2022
Note: Tickets are timed and should be purchased in advance. 

Calling all pumpkins, witches, ghosts and wizards! Trick-or-Treat at TCMU is back with a timed ticket entry event! Children and families will wind their way through the museum, collecting candy from community vendors and sponsors. Buy your tickets now! This event is happening at both TCMU locations in Greenville and Spartanburg.

Stewart Farms

864.969.7270 [email protected] 6600 SC Highway 92, Enoree, SC

Visit Stewart Farms for wagon rides, farm store, farm animals, honey bee observatory, the SC MAiZE, and a pumpkin patch. The 2022 Fall Season begins on Saturday, September 24th and ends October 30th. 

Nighttime activities include Big Boo: Family-Friendly Haunted Maize and Nighttime Wagon Rides. These are offered on October 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th. While the Big Boo is family-friendly, it is not recommended for children under the age of 6.

2022 Homeschool Days are on September 27th and 28th

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

 


More Great Halloween Events

Looking for the BIG events, the popular Halloween events that have lots of things to do? We’ll be updating this section for 2022 as events are announced.

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Trunk-or-Treat, Trick-or-Treat Events & More

Trick or Treat in the Upstate

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]

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 2022 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

Trick-or-Treat & Trunk-or-Treat Events Near Greenville, SC

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Halloween in Spartanburg, SC

Trick-or-Treat & Trunk-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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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 2022 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 Scary Places

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

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.  This trail takes you through multiple staged areas including a haunted corn maze, slaughterhouse, killer clown zone, graveyard, and asylum. 2022 also features a new frightening Farm House to explore.

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.

In fact, Bonehead the Clown (he actually even has his own Facebook page) jump scared me while I was taking photos before we had entered the maze. When he realized that he had accidentally also terrified my daughter, he offered her a peppermint and assured her that he was nice. That’s just one example of the kind of experience we had at Haunted Hollow.

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.

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

2022 Opening weekend: September 23rd & 24th
Open September 23rd, 24th, 30th
Open October 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st

 

 

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.

2022 dates: Weekends September 30th through October 30th

Pricing: Regular admission- $30; Fast pass admission: $40;
Children 12 and under – $20; Children 12 and under fast pass – $30
Axe Throwing- $5 for 6 throws

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! 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 16th through November 5th, 2022.

Admission: $30 + $2.50 fee for everyone, including kids. Buy tickets online. 

Treedines Haunted Farm

864.947.9238 1506 Durham Road, Piedmont, SC

Treedines did not open for 2021 or 2022, but their Facebook page states to keep an eye on updates because they have plans for reopening.

Madworld Haunted Attractions

864.436.6307 147 Country Manor Road, Piedmont, 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, and more.

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

Open weekends from September 9th until November 5th.  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.

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

Stewart Farms

864.969.7270 [email protected] 6600 SC Highway 92, Enoree, SC

Visit Stewart Farms for wagon rides, farm store, farm animals, honey bee observatory, the SC MAiZE, and a pumpkin patch. The 2022 Fall Season begins on Saturday, September 24th and ends October 30th. 

Nighttime activities include Big Boo: Family-Friendly Haunted Maize and Nighttime Wagon Rides. These are offered on October 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th. While the Big Boo is family-friendly, it is not recommended for children under the age of 6.

2022 Homeschool Days are on September 27th and 28th

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

More Scary or Haunted Events Near Greenville

2022 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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4 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
3 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
1 year ago

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