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5 Things to Do With All That Candy: Halloween Candy Buyback Program: Greenville, SC & More

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On the search for “candy buyback near me”? Did your kids bring home too much Halloween candy? On the search for “candy buyback near me”? Don’t worry! We have a couple of dental offices in Greenville to take that candy and exchange it for something that won’t result in a sugar overload or rot on their teeth. And we have a few more creative ideas for using or giving away that candy.

Halloween candy buyback at a local dentist in Greenville, South Carolina

What to Do With All That Candy!

Trade It for Money “Candy Buyback Near Me” at Greenville, SC Dentists

This is a good way to teach kids about ways that money works. There are a few local dentists where kids can bring in their candy by the pound and get a few dollars. This can work at home also where kids exchange their candy for money. 

Palmetto Family Orthodontics

Palmetto Family Orthodontics will buy leftover candy for $1 a pound and then donate it to local charities and to help by supporting our troops overseas.
Times: Verdae Office: November 6, 8 & 9, 2023 during business hours⁠
East Faris Office location: November 7th, 2023
Location: 501 Verdae Boulevard, Greenville

Julian Thomas DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Bring in your wrapped Halloween candy to be shipped to troops overseas through the Operation Gratitude program! In previous years, the practice has exchanged candy for cash or prizes.
Times: Candy can be dropped off in early November 2023, but contact the dentistry directly for exact dates and times.
Location: 1141 East Butler Road Greenville | 864.676.0046

Greer Pediatric Dental

They will buy your Halloween candy for $1 per pound, up to five pounds.
Times: Thursday, November 2nd until noon, Monday – Tuesday, November 6th and 7th, 2023 during business hours (closed for lunch from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm).
Location: 3115 Brushy Creek Road, Greer

Feed the Switch Witch

I had zero idea what this was until several readers suggested it. The Switch Witch is basically giving your kid(s) a small gift in exchange for the majority of the candy they get. This can be especially helpful if your child has an allergy – they can still collect candy but get a cool gift instead of a boatload of stuff that makes them sick (side note: look for homes with teal pumpkins when trick or treating with a child who has allergies – these homes will have non-candy items. This is what my family does and it’s always a hit)

These are a few ideas of how to make the Switch Witch work for your family:

“I tell my kiddo that the switch a witch eats up the candy and in exchange will use her magic to make him a gift. In our house, he gets to pick five pieces of candy and the rest he can give to the switch a witch with the idea that the more candy she gets the bigger gifts she can make him. I typically do a costume, art supplies, or legos. About the same size or a bit smaller than a birthday present you buy for a kid’s birthday.”

Let Them Eat It

This is an option I know a lot of parents do which I had never even considered: let the kids eat as much candy as they want. Just go ahead and jump in the deep end. Our readers say this option essentially gives kids too much of a good thing and they are so sick of candy after Halloween. 

These are a few suggestions from our readers on how to handle this option:

“I let my daughter eat whatever she wants. It’s her candy and she won’t eat to the point of making herself sick, so I let her learn what her body wants and stop when she’s done (which is usually pretty quickly because she’s really good about that).”

“My son eats what he wants, but the novelty wears off within a day. Then we have old candy come Valentine’s Day.”

“If you’re not letting your kids go into a diabetic coma just one night of the year, are you really letting them enjoy childhood? Lol!! Mine usually get sick of it before long and I hide it in a bag and pass some out here and there and take a bunch myself lol.”

Halloween Candy Donations

Some families will let their kids choose a handful of their favorite candy and then donate the rest to send overseas to the military or use it in care packages. Candy donations can be easily shipped, and your kids can help decorate the box. You can contact your local Ronald McDonald House to see if they are taking Halloween candy donations for the families who are staying there. Or, try donating through Treats for Troops.

Use the Candy for Christmas or Gingerbread Houses

Other parents will sneakily steal some of the candy and reuse it for Christmas stockings. And not-so-sneaky parents will use leftover candy for candy houses or for use when they construct Gingerbread houses during Christmastime. 

“Let them have a little the night of and maybe the next day, and save the rest to divvy up into the Christmas stockings.”

“Let them eat it and then whatever is left in December is used on our gingerbread houses.”

What do you do with the tons of Halloween candy your kids bring home?

If you hear of any more candy buy-back programs in the Greenville area, please let us know in the comments!

2023 Halloween Meal Deals and Kids Eat Free: Halloween Deals Near Greenville, SC

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Hooray for Halloween meal deals! With trick-or-treating in the forecast, you will need to know where the best spots are to take little superheroes & princesses out to eat. Here’s our list of everywhere we know from Greenville to Spartanburg that is offering a Kids Eat Free special, free treats, or meal deal on Tuesday, October 31st, 2023.

We do our best to publish accurate information, but readers should always double-check with the restaurants mentioned before making plans. All locations may not be participating in these deals.

Halloween meal deals in Spartanburg and Greenville South Carolina

Halloween Guide, trick or treat in Greenville, SC

Find all the epic Halloween happenings in our Ultimate Guide to Halloween in Greenville, SC.


Halloween Meal Deals and Free Treats

Burgär Restaurant

West Main Street, Spartanburg
From October 27th – October 31st, 2023, kids eat free at Burgär Restaurant in Spartanburg, SC. Kids will receive a free meal per adult.

The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar

942 S Main Street, Greenville, SC
From Friday, October 27th – Sunday, October 29th, 2023, kids who come into The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar in downtown Greenville will receive a free single scoop of ice cream with any $10 purchase.

IHOP

Participating locations in Greenville and Spartanburg
Free Scary Face Pancake at IHOP for kids 12 and under with the purchase of an adult entree. October 24th through October 31st, 2023. Scary Face Pancakes have candy on top, so you’re kids will love it! The deal is dine-in only.

Chipotle

This annual Halloween meal deal is always a popular one. Visit Chipotle on October 31st, 2023 after 3 pm, and scan your rewards member ID to receive an entree item for $6 with their BOORITO deals.

Chuck E Cheese

Greenville & Spartanburg
Free 30 minutes of All You Can Play points for all-age kids in costume (with a minimum 60-minute purchase.) There will be a Haunted House Dance Party at 6:30, 7:30, or 8:30 pm shows with free trick-or-treat candy.
More information about Chuck E Cheese’s Halloween Boo-tacular can be found online.

Sonic

At participating locations
Get 50-cent corn dogs at Sonic all day on Halloween. You can also get ½ priced Sonic Cheeseburgers on October  31st, 2023.

Wendy’s

At participating locations
From September 4th through October 31st, 2023, you can purchase a Frosty Boo! Book from Wendy’s for $1 and receive 5 coupons for a free Jr. Frosty! Proceeds from the books go to a good cause (Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption®). You can purchase the books online or at a Wendy’s location. Coupons can be used through December 31st, 2023.


Kids Eat Free on Halloween: Every Tuesday Deals

These are the kids eat free or cheap deals every Tuesday. These locations are throughout the Upstate. Please contact the location ahead of time to confirm their deals before dining.

Chicken Salad Chick

Offer: One free kid’s meal for children 10 and under with the purchase of an adult meal.
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm Tuesday
2222 Augusta St #6, Greenville
15 Garlington Rd #100, Greenville
3604 Pelham Rd Suite D, Greenville

Cici’s Pizza

Offer: free kids meal with adult buffet purchase
Time: all-day, every day
Age: 3 and under only
583 Haywood Rd, Greenville

Denny’s

Offer: Up to two free kid’s entrées per one adult entrée purchase of $6.00 or more. Offer valid for dine-in only.
Time: 4-10 pm, Tuesday and Thursday
2521 Wade Hampton, Greenville SC 29615
Offer listed as “available at participating locations” on the Denny’s website

Kendall’s Grill

Offer: free kid’s meal on Tuesday nights, Dine -in only.
Time: after 5 pm
Age: offer for children only
1810 West Blue Ridge Drive, Greenville

Low Country Shrimper

Offer: Free kids meal, dine in only
Time: After 5 pm Tuesday
Age: Kids Menu
105 E. Butler Road, Mauldin

Main Event

Offer: Kids eat free with an adult purchase of $8.99
Time: all-day
Age: 12 and under
225 Entertainment Boulevard, Greenville, SC

Find out more about Main Event in our KA Review!

Moe’s Original BBQ

Offer: Kids Eat Free, one child per adult meal.
Time: 4 – Close Tuesday
Age: Kid’s meal
109 West Stone Avenue – Suite B, Greenville

Mutt’s BBQ

Offer: Kids under 3 ALWAYS eat free!
Time: All day, Every Day
101 West Road, Greer
1030 Powdersville Rd, Easley
E. Butler Rd, Mauldin

Schlotzsky’s

Offer: 1 free kids meal with the purchase of 1 adult meal, must order inside.
Time: 5-9 pm
Age: order from the kid’s menu
103 Old Boiling Springs Road, Greer 29650

Smoqued BBQ

Tuesday Offer: Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal
Time: all-day Tuesday
Age: 12 and under
110 East Curtis Street, Simpsonville

The Mason Jar

Offer: Kids eat free every Tuesday with the purchase of an adult meal
202 Trade Street, Greer

The Melting Pot

Offer: Receive 1 free child’s entrée with the purchase of each adult entrée.
Age: Kids 12 and under
475 Haywood Rd Ste 5, Greenville

Discounted Kid’s Meals on Tuesday

Carolina Ale House

Offer: 1 kids meal at $0.99 with the purchase of an adult meal. The deal only allows 2 kids meals per adult entree at the promotional price.
Time: 5-9 pm Tuesday
113 South Main Street Greenville SC 29601
1115 Woodruff Road Greenville SC 29607

Papi’s Tacos

Offer: $2 tacos
Time: all-day Tuesday
Age: all ages
300 River Street – Unit 123, Greenville
5284 Calhoun Memorial Highway, Easley

Pizza Inn

Offer: $1.99 kids meal with per adult purchase
Time: 4:00 pm until close Tuesday
Age: Under 10
2001 Woodruff Rd, Greenville
115 W. Wade Hampton, Greer

Rapid Fired Pizza

Offer: Kids eat for $1.99 with the purchase of an adult drink and entree
Time: After 5 on Tuesday
4100-B Pelham Road, Greenville
2023 Augusta Street, Greenville
1707-F John B White Sr Blvd, Spartanburg
6099 B Calhoun Memorial Parkway, Easley

S & S Cafeteria

Offer: Kid’s Meals are $2.49, dine-in only, and for kids 10 and under.
Time: all day, Every Day
1037 N Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville

Golden Corral

Offer: Kids eat for $3.99 with an adult buffet purchase.
Time: 4 – close
Age: 4-10
Greenville, Spartanburg, and Easley locations



Best Neighborhoods for Trick-or-Treating in Spartanburg, SC

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Looking for a safe place for your kids to trick or treat in Spartanburg? Local mom, Jennifer, tells us about the right way to trick or treat in a neighborhood that is not your own. Read on to find suggested Spartanburg neighborhoods for trick-or-treating and guidelines. 

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10+ Haunted Places Near Greenville, SC to Visit for a Good Scare

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If you love a good scare, then these haunted places in Greenville, SC and the Upstate will give you the heebie jeebies. Allow local parent, Chad, to tell you about some of the most popular haunted places in the Upstate and the legends behind them. Then, you can decide if you want to summon up the courage and visit these spooky places.

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Trick-or-Treat Door to Door in These Greenville Neighborhoods

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Where can you bring your family to trick-or-treat in Greenville? When going door to door asking for sweets in your own neighborhood isn’t the right choice, where do Upstate families go? Safety concerns, a lack of other children in the neighborhood, or just a lack of anyone at all could cause a family to look to other neighborhoods for their trick or treating needs.

So if you want the door-to-door trick-or-treating experience this year but aren’t sure what neighborhood to visit, this is the list for you. We asked our readers where the most “Halloween visitor-friendly” spots in the Upstate were, and this is what they told us.

If you need a map of the best places to go, we have one right here!

Halloween Guide, trick or treat in Greenville, SC

Want to see all the Halloween and Trick or Treat Events in Greenville?

Go to our Halloween Guide!🎃

You’ll find fun events, trunk-or-treat and trick-or-treats, and lots more!

Parents, these are recommendations gathered from our readers. Please always use your judgment regarding your child’s safety trick-or-treating and consuming treats in these or any other neighborhoods.

Trick or treat in Greenville SC

Great Neighborhoods for Trick-or-Treating in Greenville

Earle Street, Greenville

“Earle Street has several officers directing traffic at the red light on North Main. We usually start on one end and travel down and back up the other side. They have so many decorated houses, fire breathers, singers, bands, games, and other fun stuff at each house.

Crystal

Earle Street is off North Main in Greenville.

Botany Woods, Greenville

Botany Woods!!! The Best!….But trust me! It’s enough candy for a child. Both my twins come bk with their buckets almost full.

Glenda

Botany Woods is in Greenville, east of Pleasantburg road and behind the Ollie’s on Wade Hampton. This neighborhood is recommended year after year for trick-or-treating in Greenville!

Half Mile Lake, Greenville

Half Mile Lake subdivision is located off State Park Road near Altamont Road.

Riverdale Subdivision, Greer

Riverdale Subdivision Greer across the street from Clayton Homes off Wade Hampton Blvd

Veronica

Riverdale is located just west of the Highway 80 and Wade Hampton intersection in Lyman.

Trick or Treat near Greenville SC

O’Neal Village in Greer

We had two readers mention this North Greer neighborhood, located off of 101.

We love O’Neal Village in Greer.

Karyn

Subdivision off hwy 101 right before oneal Baptist church on right

Gwen

Fountain Inn

While it’s not a neighborhood, it does come reader recommended, so we are including Main Street, Fountain Inn.

I grew up with amazing Halloween memories there and they’re still carrying it on.

Susan
Kids dressed up for Halloween as they trick-or-treat in Greenville

Neely Farms, Simpsonville

Neely farms hands down!!

Gabrielle

Orchard Farms, Simpsonville

Orchard Farms is located in the heart of the Golden Strip in Simpsonville and is recommended by several readers.

Morning Mist, Simpsonville

A few readers recommended Morning Mist in Simpsonville, saying that the decorating is amazing. The neighborhood is off of Georgia Road.

Silver Leaf, Greer

At least 3 readers recommend the Silver Leaf community for trick or treating. It’s located in Greer off of Old Spartanburg Road.

Amber Oaks Farm, Greer

Someone recommended Amber Oaks Farm in Greer by Blue Ridge High school. It’s located off Pennington Road and Highway 101.

Tymberbrook, Lyman

Tymberbrook in Lyman, it’s a big older neighborhood and soooo many of the houses are involved, lots of kids and costumes lots of people having driveway parties!!!

NJ

Tymberbrook Drive is located in Lyman, north of Wade Hampton near Lake Lyman.

Lyman Mill Village

Lyman Mill Village! Park your car and go walking all around. Most of the homes give candy and there are trunk or treats from churches. Police have roads blocked for safety!

Alexandra

North Main

The Neighborhood of North Main street just above Wade Hampton got a lot of likes from our readers, too! According to Kidding Around fans, East and West Earle Street sound like a good place to trick or treat.

Honey Creek, Anderson

The Honey Creek subdivision in Anderson came highly recommended. It’s near Arnold’s and South Main Street, and is technically in Belton.

I grew up with amazing Halloween memories there and they’re still carrying it on.

Miranda

Rose Hill, Powdersville

Rose Hill for the Powdersville folks! Almost every house is decorated and most set up tables to hand out candy! Get there early to park (not on the grass) there are 500+ easy trick or treaters every year!

Maggie

Rose Hill is a newer subdivision in Powdersville off 3 Bridges Road and Mt Airy Church Road.

Neighborhood trick-or-treating in Greenville SC

Tips for Trick-or-Treating as a Guest in a Neighborhood

Local mom Dallas, had this great bit of advice for those visiting other neighborhoods on Halloween :

Parents: bring a trash bag to help pick up the discarded wrappers and random trash that inevitably happens when we visit neighboring communities for better loot. We live in a rural area and go to local subdivisions and noticed the residents are SUPER appreciative if you help out a bit and don’t leave their neighborhoods trashed.

Dallas

I once noticed something being done and have now started doing it when we visit other neighborhoods on Halloween. I bring glow necklaces and bracelets to hand out to kids walking past us trick or treating. It helps keep kids safe, we’re helping to contribute to the loot of trick-or-treaters in a non-allergenic way, PLUS everyone loves glo-sticks!

We hope that no matter where you decide to go, we hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween!

In addition to all the places our readers shared with us, there are many community events that you can find on the Kidding Around Greenville Guide to Halloween Events and Trick-or-Treating in Greenville and Spartanburg.

Halloween Guide, trick or treat in Greenville, SC

Halloween Fun: Haunted Car Wash in Greenville, SC Gives Great Scares

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You can get your car washed while driving through a haunted house at this car wash in Greenville, SC. We checked it out and have all the details!

Having never been to a car wash nor a drive-through haunted house, I was pretty excited to try this unique combo at Whatta Wash Car Wash in Greenville, SC, right off I-85 on Highway 14. It was better than I expected and I think you’ll love this fun Halloween activity. 

We’ve got all the info on what to expect during the Haunted Car Wash and tips on enjoying it with your family.

About the Whatta Wash Haunted Car Wash

You may think that putting together a haunted car wash is easy – dress up in some costumes, be scary, and wash the car. But no, that’s not even close to the work that went into Whatta Wash’s Haunted Car Wash!

Each night of the Haunted Car Wash, there are at least 30 actors all there solely to scare you (and wash your car well). There are clowns, zombie cheerleaders, terrifying skeletons, serial killers (my own guess, I could be wrong), and other spooky characters.

The lights, other Halloween decorations, and fog machine are all part of this massive effort to create a must-do-worthy event in the Upstate for Halloween lovers. The entire Haunted Car Wash is about 2.5 minutes long – so you get a clean car and scared passengers. Fantastic.

Car Wash for a Cause

This year, the owners of Whatta Wash Car Wash are donating a portion of every car wash during this event to the medical care of a local 12-year-old boy, Griff, who was diagnosed with T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia after discovering a mass in his neck after a baseball tournament this summer.

“His busy schedule changed from school and baseball to doctor’s visits, hospitalizations, tests, treatments, and schooling from home. It’s been a trying road to travel, taking a once strong and competitive child and putting him through life-saving, but body-altering treatments. He has met this challenge with grace, strength, and determination,” writes Whatta Wash on their Facebook page.

Tips on Enjoying the Haunted Car Wash

We learned a few helpful tips on enjoying the Haunted Car Wash this Halloween at Whatta Wash Car Wash:

Get there early. This is a really popular event and waits can be long. See the next line.

Prepare to wait. The owners told us that in previous years, sometimes the wait was up to two hours. So be prepared with snacks, be sure to take a bathroom break before you go, and maybe bring games or a movie on your iPad.

Be sure to get in line by 10 pm. If you’re in line after that, you won’t be able to get in.

Drizzle is ok but downpouring rain isn’t. Light rain is ok but if it’s really downpouring, the Haunted Car Wash won’t be able to happen.

If you don’t want the characters opening your door, lock your car. The scary characters will try to jiggle the handle of your car doors and if they are unlocked, you’re in for a surprise. Lock your doors if you don’t want that kind of surprise.

Tickets are not presold. You have to wait in line.

There are things not allowed at the car wash. These include: cracked windshields, roof racks, bikes and bike racks, no dually trucks, no trucks or vehicles over 7’ 2”, no trucks with wide tires not fitting properly, and all open truck beds need to be empty and free of any loose items.

But really, how scary is the Haunted Car Wash?

Ah, the ever-important question we always get asked by parents. And rightly so. No one wants to be up at 3 am with their kid who had a clown nightmare.

But it’s really hard to answer that question because it all depends on the kid. The actors cannot touch you or bang hard on your car. But it’s a car wash and there is a lot of loud noise with the water, wind, and other contraptions. Add onto that scary characters that will get up close to your windows and run up to your car and appear out of a drenching inside the car wash.

We don’t have an answer for you. We didn’t find this as scary as say, Madworld, but the characters’ costumes look really great and to some kids, probably too realistic. It’s easy to see how seriously Whatta Wash takes their Haunted Car Wash. There are other decorations around the car wash as well like huge skeletons and creepy dolls and clowns. So take that all into account when you plan your trip here.

The owners suggest that if your kids are on the fence, go right at 6 pm so it’s still a little light out. After dark, the scare factor goes up!

Dates & Hours of the Haunted Car Wash

Because this event takes a lot of work to pull together, the Haunted Car Wash will only run for six days, every Friday & Saturday the rest of October:

  • October 13 & 14
  • October 20 & 21
  • October 27 & 28

Hours are 6 pm – close. To go through the Haunted Car Wash, you have to be in line by 10 pm. Cars that line up after that won’t be able to get their scare on and have their car become all sparkly clean.

The cost is $30 per car, which gets you the experience of the Haunted Car Wash plus a car wash itself. If you want to do it multiple times, you’ll have to pay again.

If you want to add to your Haunted Car Wash adventure, try one of our Halloween Driving Routes for extra spooky (and free) entertainment!

Whatta Wash Car Wash
2788 South Highway 14, Greer
Whatta Wash Website

Go Teal! Why You Should Join the Teal Pumpkin Project

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Curious about the teal pumpkins you see popping up around town? Read on to learn more about the Teal Pumpkin Project. We’ve got suggestions for families wanting to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project this Halloween. 

One in 13 children in the United States has some kind of food allergy so it’s likely you know a child that has one or maybe your own child is part of the food allergy community. Food allergies can be everything from minor allergic reactions to life-threatening emergencies, so parents, family, friends, and teachers are often vigilant of food labels.

It’s so sad to see the disappointment a child living with food allergies may feel when confronted with a food that irritates him and everyone else gets to enjoy it. No one wants that to happen to trick-or-treaters, but sadly allergen-safe food trinkets and treats are not common on the Halloween scene.

Halloween can be an especially challenging time for these kids and their families as schools have parties with candy that are off-limits, stores are filled with treats that are forbidden and all their friends are trick-or-treating and filling their baskets with chocolate and candies that contain threatening allergens.

But, we can help change the trick-or-treat experience for children living with food allergies by offering some safer trick-or-treat options. Include small items in addition to candy, and display a teal pumpkin letting families know that you have options for their child.

This article includes:
What is the Teal Pumpkin Project?
Non-food Ideas for Trick or Treaters

Teal Pumpkin Project

For all the ways to celebrate Halloween in Greenville and the Upstate, don’t miss our HUGE Guide to Halloween Celebrations and Trick-or-Treat in Greenville and Spartanburg.

Enter the Teal Pumpkin

In 2014, the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), came up with an idea to help make Halloween safer for these kids and less stressful for their parents.

They asked people across the country to swap out their candy and treats for non-food trinkets to hand out to trick-or-treaters. To tell the little pumpkins, astronauts, and goblins that their house was safe for kids with food allergies, FARE suggested painting a pumpkin teal and putting it outside for everyone to see.

First of all, this is a great idea and a wonderful way to include these children who may feel left out otherwise.

Secondly, teal is a pretty color and easily recognizable, even in the dim twilight of Halloween trick-or-treating.

teal-pumpkin-project

Grateful Parents & Kids

Homes that choose to paint their pumpkins teal elicit a huge sigh of relief from parents who are out with their little ones who are allergic to some types of food, including nuts, seeds, or dairy, many of which are found in traditional Halloween candy.

“Trick or treating has been a difficult holiday to participate in with our son, who has several food allergies. Last year, he was able to only eat five candies out of his entire bucket,” explained Emile Dowd, a mom of two adorable boys and owner of WonderLight Photography in Greenville.

“The Teal Pumpkin Project has made it a lot easier for our little guy to enjoy and participate in trick-or-treating alongside his friends. It’s fun to see him so excited when we come to a house with a teal pumpkin and we’ve been really grateful for those that take the time to include all children! Hopefully, more and more people decide to participate each year so that kids with allergies can feel included in the festivities.”

FARE offers some ideas to get the word out in your own neighborhood about the Teal Pumpkin Project like putting up flyers (you can download premade ones at FARE’s website), making a homemade sign that sits with your teal pumpkin to help explain it, and posting about it on social media using the hashtag #tealpumpkinproject. Be sure to post about it as well in your neighborhood Facebook page or website.

Teal Pumpkin Project Ideas: Non-Food Things for Trick-or-Treaters

When food treats and candy is not an option, try this list of trick-or-treat alternatives for kids. Teal pumpkin families can give out:

Stickers
Glow-sticks
Bouncy balls
Rubber stamps
Pencils
Playdough
Mini-crayon sets
Puzzles
Straws
Toothbrushes
Finger puppets
Bracelets
Adjustable rings
Little dinosaur toys
Sticky hands
Bubbles

The Oriental Trading Company even has a page of Halloween novelty toys great for people who want to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project.

The list is endless. Be creative. Put a teal pumpkin on your doorstep and provide treats for children for whom candy is not an option. Maybe next year, the teal pumpkin homes will be known for giving out the coolest things for Halloween.

Do you have a child in your family or on your block who would be excited to see teal pumpkins this Halloween?

2023 DRIVING TOURS: Spooky Halloween Houses- Greenville, SC

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Looking for some safe Halloween fun for the family? We put together this awesome driving tour of local homes with fabulously spooky Halloween displays. So load up the kids and go for a spooky drive. Which is your favorite stop?

Some people in the Upstate really get into decorating for Halloween and go all out. We’re talking 12 ft high skeletons, creepy carnival themes, flying witches, the works. And we found them and put them on a map for you to drive around and get into the Halloween spirit.

We’ve mapped out four routes for 2023: : Greenville, Simpsonville/Mauldin, Fountain Inn/Simpsonville, Greer, and Five Forks – see the map. **When looking at the map below, the addresses in orange have been confirmed for 2023. Any other color has not. We still have a few houses not on routes that we need to drive by but all the homes on each of the routes has been driven by and confirmed that they have great Halloween decorations!

Halloween Guide, trick or treat in Greenville, SC

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The Best Halloween Events for Babies and Toddlers in Greenville, SC

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Looking for some Halloween events for toddlers in Greenville, SC? Or maybe some Halloween events for babies? One of the highlights of having small children, if we are honest with ourselves, is dressing them. And costuming in October is even more rewarding and adorable. We at Kidding Around Greenville think we can help. Here’s a list of costume-happy activities without late hours or spooky décor. They are the perfect formula for toddlers and babies! Besides, we all need another excuse to coo over our little skunks and dragons.

Read on for some tot-friendly destinations in Greenville to try this year.

Halloween Guide, trick or treat in Greenville, SC

Looking for more? Don’t miss our enormous Guide to Halloween Events in Greenville and Spartanburg!

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Enjoy Some Haunted Fun On The Greer Ghost Tour In Greer, SC

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Have you ever wondered about the colorful and perhaps haunted history of the South Carolina town of Greer, SC? This fall, the chance to familiarize yourself with the spirits of the city is here. So read on, and put the Greer Station Ghost tours on your calendar.

Be sure to grab your tickets because they usually sell out fast! Tickets are on sale now. Tours happening now through October 30th, 2023.

Thank you to Greer Heritage Museum for providing tickets so we could review this tour for our readers in 2022!

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