Halloween is one of our favorite holidays because you get to dress up and eat candy! Here are some of the highlights for the Grand Strand:
For the pets:
The Friends of Horry County Animal Care will hold their First Annual Howl-O-Ween Extravaganza and Adoptathon to benefit homeless animals in the local area on October 28th from 12-4. For more info go to Howl-O-Ween.
Kids’ and Pets’ Halloween at Barefoot Landing below.
For the Kids:
North Myrtle Beach:
Howl-O-Scream, McLean Park, North Myrtle Beach October 27 from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. The free Howl-O-Scream event includes hayrides, pumpkin painting and marshmallow roasting in addition to the traditional trick-or-treating. The event is open to all ages and includes scary and scare-free zones.
Kids’ and Pets’ Halloween Costume Contests at Barefoot Landing Oct. 27 starting at 1:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 27 bring the kids and the pets out in their favorite costume to have a chance to win great prizes. Registration begins at noon, Kids’ contest starts at 1:00 and Pets’ contests follows. There will be face painting, free carousel rides for those who are in costume and Kids’ Karaoke.
Bring your best friend to Dogtoberfest on The Deck at the House of Blues on Saturday, October 27. Celebrate the last night on The Deck in 2012! Bring your dog and enjoy great drink specials, contests, music, and more. Dress your dog up in their favorite costume for a chance to win cool prizes! Live music at 8pm from Death of Paris! Doors open 4pm until ? Free Admission!
Trick or Treating at Barefoot Landing October 31st From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Dress up the kids and bring them out to enjoy the sights, sounds, and safety of trick or treating at Barefoot Landing. Bring the family to shop, eat and enjoy!
Children’s Museum of South Carolina Not So Scary Boo Bash On October 26th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $3 with a costume.
Trick or Treating at Broadway at the Beach On October 31st from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Bring the little ones to Broadway for trick or treating in a fun & safe environment . Participating merchants will have little surprises for all those in costume and don’t forget to stop by the Visitor Center for a FREE trick or treat bag and activity book. Available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.
Hard Rock Cafe, Broadway at the Beach will offer free kids meals with the purchase of an adult meal to all kids in costume on Halloween Day. They will also have Halloween treats for the little ones.
The Market Common, Farrow Parkway will be trick or treating on October 31st from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Participating stores around The Market Common will offer candy or you do the Monster Mash in front of Grand 14 Cinema.
Halloween Spooktacular at Canal Street Recreation Center, Thursday, October 25, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.! Enjoy food, games, treats and fun, then dare to go through the Hall of Terror haunted house. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 918-1475.
Huntington’s Haunted Halloween Friday & Saturday, Oct. 26-27, 2012 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Atalaya “castle” will be the setting for an evening of fright-fully fun family entertainment! Enjoy 2 separate haunted house attractions, carnival games, children’s crafts, spooky cartoons on the big screen, s’mores, a bonfire, and more! Event admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children 6-15. Children 5 and under are free, but parents, please note: some of the special effects used in the haunted houses may be too intense for younger children. Free Park Admission during this event. This event goes on, Rain or Shine! Call 843-235-8755 or click HERE for more information.
Halloween on the Marshwalk October 31st beginning at 5 p.m. Bring the kids out beginning at 5pm for the Annual Trick-or-Treating and Costume Parade. At 6pm the kid’s costume contest will be held at the pirate statue behind Drunken Jack’s Restaurant. Visit www.marshwalk.com or call 997-2713 for more information.
Conway Ghost Walk: Spirits of the Lowcountry on October 25, 26 & 27. Professional storytellers weave tales of lowcountry haunts through the shadowy streets of Downtown Conway. This Halloween event features seven storytellers sharing tales that are always spooky, sometimes humorous and guaranteed to become part of your family’s Halloween tradition. Tours begin each evening at 7:00 PM and leave the box office every 10 minutes until 8:30 PM. The storytelling tour is 60 minutes and the tour route is approximately 1 mile. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. To purchase advance tickets visit conwayalive.com or contact the box office at 843 248 6260.
S.C.’s Largest Corn Maze at Thompson Farms, 1625 Bucksville Drive, Conway
It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays (and on Halloween) and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $15.50 for adults, $13.50 for kids ages 3-11 and 2 and under are free for corn Maze, Pappy’s play prea, a hay ride, and animal feeding. In addition the farm also hosts Flashlights in the Maze for $9 per person on Oct. 27 which allows visitors to bring their own flashlight and navigate the corn maze.
There’s also the Haunting of Bucksville Hall open every day through Halloween from 7 p.m. to midnight for $11 per person and Movie Night featuring “Monsters Vs. Aliens” on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. for $7.50 per person. • 236-1400 or thompsonfarmandnursery.com
North Myrtle Beach:
House of Blues Friday October 26th at 9pm is THE Halloween Party! Come hang on The Deck and come party New Orleans style where mayhem meets magic!It’s a Voodoo party like you have never seen fully equipped with Voodoo Dancers, Potion Shop, Killer drink specials, Contests, Live music from Death of Paris and more! Sounds like a spooky good time! Make sure to wear your best costume. There will great prizes like cash and a chance to win tickets to every House of Blues concert in 2013! Stay tuned for more info on costume categories, entertainment and more. You will not want to miss as we transform The Deck into spiritual Voodoo grounds before its resurrection in March 2013!
We also have two tickets for you to win here.
Broadway at the Beach – last year they had a great costume party in Celebrity Square and we heard they are doing it again!
Put on your best costume and come to the Island Bar for some scary karaoke along with beer pong! Prizes will be given out for the best and worst costumes. Cash prizes for beer pong. Spooky drink specials too!! The fun starts at 9pm.
Halloween on the Marshwalk October 31st beginning at 7 p.m. Adults enjoy a night of outlandish fright, fun, costumes and prizes. Dress up to win or just come out to watch. Over $2,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the best adult costumes. All costume entries must register and visit each of the Marshwalk restaurants to qualify. Final judging at 10:30pm.
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, 901 Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, Sun.-Thurs. Noon to 7 p.m., Fri.-Sat. Noon to 8 p.m.; Open later during “Fright Week” Oct. 25-31. $13.99 for adults, $7.99 for children ages 6-11; under 6 not permitted.
Visions of Horror, Broadway at the Beach, near Margaritaville where Bodies Revealed had been from Friday, Oct. 12 through Halloween. Opens at dark each night, $15 per person.
Dr. Screams: The Ride of Your Life, Myrtle Beach Speedway, 950 Hospitality Lane (near Tanger Outlets), Open Oct. 13-31. Runs each night from about 8 p.m. to midnight, $15 per person.
Terror Under The Bridge, Lower River Warehouse, Second Avenue, Conway, Oct. 25-31, 7-11 p.m. each night, $10 per person; discounts for groups of eight or more. A portion of the proceeds from every entry goes to Fostering Hope, a group which provides good and service to children in foster care in Horry and Georgetown counties.
Nightmare Haunted House, 1001 Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, Fri.-Sun., 6 p.m. to midnight; Open every day Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 26-31 from 6 p.m. to midnight.,$10 for adults, $7 for children ages 5-12.