Halloween is Brewing With Fun at These Upstate Attractions

The leaves are falling and the temperatures are finally starting to get cooler.  What does that mean?  That it’s almost Halloween in the Upstate.  The Upstate has a ton of great options for Halloween, whether you want a scary woods experience, a haunted house or a family friendly event, the Upstate has something for everyone’s ghoulish tastes.

Nightmare Dungeon

Considered to be one of the scariest and longest-running haunted houses in the Upstate, this attraction has been haunting people for eighteen years.  Put on by Scream Productions, this is an old two-story farmhouse walk-thru attraction with real actors.  There’s also an elevator that takes you 300 feet underground to the Dungeon of Lost Souls and a Tunnel of Terror that takes you through an underground tunnel.

Location: 645 Old Anderson Road, Greenville (Powdersville area)

Prices: $20.00 Adults, $15.00 Children 10 and under
Remaining Dates/Times: Now thru November 3rd

More Information: 864-905-2289 or the Nightmare Dungeon website

West Springs Spook House

This haunted house was started in 1974 by a couple of guys wanting to help the community. Each year, the display gets better and more elaborate.  Beware – they lock the door behind you so there is no turning back once you’re there!

Location: Hwy 215 W. Springs Ballfield Road, Glenn Springs

Prices: $10.00 single, $15.00 per couple
Remaining Dates/Times: Oct 26th thru October 31st.  Doors open at 8 pm
More Information: 864-426-7237 or the West Springs website

Booseum at the Greenville Children’s Museum

This is considered to be the Museum’s signature event and offers an educational alternative to other Halloween activities.  Science comes to life at the Spook Science Spectacular that puts the audience in the middle of a science lab that comes to life.  Other activities include caring for creepy critters, disgusting digestion demos and making masks.

Location: 300 College Street, Greenville, SC

Prices: Adults $10.00, Children 2-12 are $9.00
Remaining Dates/Times:  Tuesday thru Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm

More Information: 864-233-7755 or the Children’s Museum website

The Big Boo at Stewart Farms

This family friendly event is perfect for smaller children.  Stewart Farms takes half of their corn maze and spooks it up.

Location: Stewart Farms, 6600 Highway 92, Enoree, SC

Prices: $9.00 ages 6 and up
Remaining Dates/Times: Oct 26th and 27th, 7pm until 10 pm
More Information: Stewart Farms website

The Boneyard Trail of Terror

This outdoor trail and maze has visitors strolling through a graveyard and hiking through the woods. Jason and Michael Myers are sure to make an appearance as you head down an abandoned mine shaft.

Location: 203 Green Road, Wellford

Prices: $12.00 adults, $6.00 children 10 and under, $1.00 for parking
Remaining Dates/Times: October 25th through October 31st

More Information: The Boneyard website

Nightmare Hollow

Nightmare Hollow is a haunted trail along the Tyger River.  This thirty five-minute adventure is full of bone-chilling haunts and tortured souls waiting for their revenge.

Location: 3411 Reidville Road, Spartanburg

Prices: $12.00 each
Remaining Dates/Times: October 24th through 31st and November 2nd and 3rd, Dusk until at least 11pm

More Information: 864-809-8115 or the Nightmare Hollow website

Mad World Haunted Attraction

Boasting one of the most technical and immersive sets in the U.S., Madworld’s Haunted House and Trail is an intense and tormenting walk-through that includes interactive rooms, dark hallways, and creepy woods. Over 150 professional actors are placed throughout their haunted houses to scare you at every turn and every corner.

Even though Madworld takes home the gold for “Scariest Haunted House in South Carolina,” their attraction grounds are actually built for all-around fun fall entertainment. Dance as their live DJ plays, enjoy the warmth of bonfires, explore the gift shop, and eat from Greenville’s finest food trucks. No-scare option available for anyone who would like superhero powers as they walk through the attraction.

Prices: Start at $25 per Person

Dates/Times: October through November 2019, 7:00pm

 

More Information: Mad World website

Greenville Rec’s Enchanted Tracks

This 6th Annual fun family event will feature favorites such as George the Train, the Enchanted Forest and Magical Mythical Maze. A snack or dinner can be purchased at the Gray Friar Tavern before you visit the Enchanted Village for bounce games and face painting. A new addition to the weekend event is the Royal Backyard – a place where families can play games such as corn hole.

Prices: $5 can be purchased online in advance; $6 at the door (Children only)

Dates/Times: October 25th and 26th, 6pm to 9pm; October 27th 5pm to 9pm

Location: Pavillion Recreation Complex, 400 Scottswood Road, Taylors

More Information: Contact Joe Lanahan at 864-288-6470 x142 or visit the Greenville Rec website. Watch this video

Boo at the Zoo – Greenville

Each year, Greenville Zoo hosts the annual “Boo in the Zoo,” a safe and harmless way to have fun with the twelve and under kid-set. Kids should come in costume and they will trick-or-treat their way around the zoo.

Location: 150 Cleveland Park Drive, Greenville, SC

Prices: $3.00 adults, $6.00 for children
Remaining Dates/Times: October 26th thru October 28th, 5:30-8pm Fridays, 4-8pm Saturdays and Sundays

More Information: 864-467-4300 or the Greenville Zoo website

Ghost Hunting Adventure with Jason Profit

Local author, psychic and paranormal researcher Jason Profit has created a ghost hunting tour in downtown Greenville. Be prepared to learn a few interesting yet chilling things about the buildings and people that haunt the town.

Location: Downtown Greenville

Prices: Depends on the tour but around $20.00 for adults

Remaining Dates/Times: Every Thursday thru Sunday at 7 pm and 10:30 pm, Special Halloween tour on Wednesday, October 31st at 11:00pm

More Information: 864-248-6472 or Greenville Ghost website

Wompus Woods Haunted Trail

“Where the woods come alive” is their tagline at this outdoor attraction.  There is a Wompus beast roaming the woods and visitors may encounter it along the path along with other ghoulish creatures.

Location: 231 Parris Road, Cowpens. Take I-85 to exit 83 (Hwy110).  Go West towards Cowpens.  Turn Left onto Mount Olive Rd and then turn left at Parris Road.  There will be signs to follow.

Prices: $15.00 adults, $8.00 children 8 and under.  VIP and combo tickets also available
Remaining Dates/Times:  October 24th thru November 3rd.  From dusk until 11pm or 2am on Friday and Saturday

More Information: 864-680-4743 or the Wompus Woods website

Darkness Pines

A ten acre “entertainment complex,” this attraction has a haunted trail, haunted hayride as well as an outdoor theater screen to watch and help set the mood while waiting to enter the trail.

Location:  1437 SC Hwy 413, Anderson

Prices:  $10.00 per person plus $.99 for the sideshow
Remaining Dates/Times: October 25th through 31st

More Information: 864-328-4931or the Darkness Pines website

House of Thirteen

This haunted house unleashes 13 spirits each October that have been trapped within the house.  They are reincarnated to seek revenge on the town that scorned them.  This attraction also supports a good cause with canned food donations accepted for the Food Bank of Greenwood County.

Location: 207 Stanley Avenue, Greenwood

Prices: $12.00 Adults, $5.00 children 10 and under, $2 off with a donation of 2 or more cans of food per person
Remaining Dates/Times: October 25th thru November 3rd, open around 8 pm until at least midnight

More Information: 561-215-8655 or the House of Thirteen website

Croft’s NEEWOLLAH Weekend

Croft State Park in Spartanburg is one of several State Parks that are hosting Halloween events. The Weekend kicks off with a Friday night movie at the Arena, “Spiderwick Chronicles.” Saturday afternoon activities include games, bounce house, parade of human and pet costumes, trick-or-treating and a hayride. The evening concludes with ghost stories, bonfire, marshmallow roasting and hot chocolate at the Cabin. Bring a chair or blanket for the Friday night movie. Bring or wear your costume for Saturday’s contest or trick-or-treating. Food will be available for sale. This weekend event is sponsored by Friends of Croft and serves as a fundraiser for Croft State Park.

Location: 450 Croft State Park Road, Spartanburg.

Dates/Times: October 26th, 7 pm to 9pm; October 27th, 2pm to 9pm

More Information: 864-585-1283; Email: croft@scprt.com

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