31 Ways to Get Spooky This Halloween

31 Ways to Get Spooky This Halloween

Whether you, your kids, or your pets are getting in costume – or not – there’s a Halloween celebration for you! Check out all of the ways to get spooky in the Upstate below.

Family-Friendly Events

Prisma Health Boo in the Zoo
October 18–27, Greenville Zoo, Greenville
With 20 trick-or-treat stations, character photo opportunities, an extinct species graveyard, a funhouse, and more, this event is always a hit with the kids.

Enchanted Forest
October 24-26, Pavilion Recreation Complex, Taylors
Enchanted Forest is a unique fairytale experience where kids can trick-or-treat with an array of storybook characters. Plus, enjoy carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, treats, and a costume contest at 7 pm each night.

Pumpkin Path
October 24, Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve, Spartanburg
This non-scary Pumpkin Path has no tricks and all treats with over 20 activities like photos and games. Bring pop-top canned goods, children’s snacks, and personal hygiene items as a donation. This event benefits The Haven, a shelter for homeless families in Spartanburg.

Fall Festival on Main
October 26, Main Street, Fountain Inn
Enjoy a Halloween movie at dusk, join the costume contest, and pay $10 to enter the pre-carved pumpkin carving contest.

Halloween at Heritage Park
October 26, Heritage Park, Simpsonville
Halloween at Heritage Park is one of the largest annual events in Simpsonville, with more than 6,000 kids and adults in attendance throughout the day. Enjoy daytime games and activities, then trick-or-treat in the evening.

October 26, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, Greenville
From spooky experiments and ghostly art projects to eerie inventions and mysterious stories, there’s so much to explore for children and adults alike in their costumes.

Trick-or-Treat on Main Street
October 26, Main Street, Greenville
In conjunction with the TD Saturday Market Autumn Harvest, participating businesses will be open for kids of all ages to trick-or-treat their way down Main Street! If you see a green pumpkin, there is something exciting inside.

Halloween Hoopla
October 26, Greer City Park, Greer
Come in your best Halloween costume and enjoy carnival games, inflatables, live performances, tons of candy, and more.

Halloween Celebration
October 26, Northside Harvest Park, Spartanburg
This Halloween celebration includes trick-or-treating, a costume parade, raffle prizes, spooky story time, and a bounce castle.

Downtown Trick-or-Treat
October 26, Trailblazer Park, Travelers Rest
Nearly 30 downtown businesses will open their doors and hand out candy to the wizards, superheroes, and princesses downtown. There will be spooky activities, creepy decorations, and festive refreshments.

Tricks, Treats, and Family Fun
October 27, Dave & Buster’s, Greenville
Treat your family to some Halloween fun before the big night at Dave & Buster’s. With a lunch buffet, games, arts & crafts, costume contest, and more, this is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Trick-or-Treat at Drayton Mills
October 30, Drayton Mills Marketplace, Spartanburg
Enjoy candy, face painting, photo booth, and a bounce house. Don’t want to miss this, free spook-tacular event!

Little Monsters
October 31, Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery, Greenville
Join us for a pre-trick-or-treat afternoon of Halloween fun! Pumpkin painting, a hayride, and in-store trick-or-treating will be at the swamp for your “little monsters.”

Halloween Trick or Treat at TCMU
October 31, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, Greenville
Come in costume, trick-or-treat throughout the museum, and experience Halloween like never before with plenty of not-so-scary fun featuring special guest fire breathers from The Secret Cirkus, owls and animals from Wildlife Rehab, Reedy from the Greenville Drive, performers, music, and more.

October 31, Fr8yard, Spartanburg
FRIGHTyard has fun for the whole family! Trick-or-treating for the kids and dogs, free face painting, a pumpkin carving contest, costume contest, screenings of classic horror movies, and more.

Boo Bash
October 31, Haywood Mall, Greenville
Families are invited to participate in a costume contest, make creepy crafts, play ghostly games, collect candy and more – all while jamming out to a Spooky DJ and interactive games.

Trick-or-Treat at Westgate Mall
October 31, Westgate Mall, Spartanburg
Participating stores throughout the mall will offer treats to little ones in costume.

Dog Events

Yappy Hour
October 24, Greenville Humane Society, Greenville
For $10 at the door, enjoy live music, two free beers from Quest Brewing Company or alcoholic seltzer! Plus, Resident Dogs will be on-site serving delicious gourmet hot dogs for purchase. Check out puppy-loving local businesses while listening to live music by Old Fashioned Manhattan. Make sure your pup is dressed to impress for our howl-o-ween costume contest. Proceeds benefit the Greenville Humane Society.

Hampton Station Halloween Party
October 26, Hampton Station, Greenville
For the humans, trick-or-treating at Hampton Station businesses, costume contest, and the usual Hampton Station, food, beer, art, and loads of fun. For the pups, there will be a “best trick for treat” contest, costume contest, and agility course.

October 31, NOMA Square, Greenville
Celebrate Halloween with your favorite four-legged friends on NOMA Square with live music, special giveaways sponsored by Oil & Vinegar, and Kilwin’s caramel apples to the first 250 people. Costumes, both canine and human, are highly encouraged!

RJ Rockers Halloween: Pet Costume Contest
October 31, RJ Rockers Brewery, Spartanburg
Bring your pet dress in their best costume to enjoy cold brews, food from The Silo, and live music in the Tap Room.

Adult Events

All Hallow’s Gala
October 25, The L, Greenville
This gala has everything you want in a Halloween party – a costume contest, light bites, beats, photos, cash bar, and more – all benefitting Tell Every Amazing Lady about Ovarian Cancer.

Kava Halloween Costume Party
October 25, The Kava Konnection, Greenville
The 5th Annual Kava Halloween Party includes a costume contest with bar tab prizes, drink specials, Halloween-themed games, and free candy!

Halloween Bar Crawl
October 26, Connolly’s Irish Pub, Greenville
Visit any or all of the above venues with no cover charge as part of Greenville’s “scariest bar crawl ever”: City Tavern, Connolly’s, DT’s Tavern, Ink N Ivy, Abanico Tapas Bar, Kilpatrick’s Public House, On the Roxx, Sharkey’s Pub, SIP Whiskey & Wine Bar. Plus, there will be a prize for the most liked costume and a professional photographer.

Hawk N Tom’s Haunted House Party
October 26, Zen, Greenville
They’re pulling all of the stops with music from DJ EZ, a packed-out dance floor, a premium cash bar, an all-you-can-drink open bar for VIPs. Plus, participate in a $1,000 Halloween costume contest sponsored by Cowart Awards.

Halloween Trivia
October 29, Delaney’s Irish Pub, Spartanburg
Are you afraid to answer a few questions? Try your hand at three rounds of questions about your favorite spooky holiday, traditions, music, candy, and characters.

Halloween at Fireforge
October 31, Fireforge Crafted Beer, Greenville
Costumes are encouraged, yet not required, at Fireforge’s 2nd Annual Halloween Party. They’ll stay up past their usual Thursday night bedtime until 10 pm with special beer releases, DJ Sawce, s’mores, and dinner available from The Groovy Dawg.

Halloween at Hogwarts
October 31, UP on the Roof, Greenville
Calling all witches, wizards, and muggles! Halloween and Harry Potter go together like butter and beer. Join SIP for an evening of Hogwarts-inspired rooftop magic.

Candy, Costumes, & Karaoke
October 31, Growler Haus, Spartanburg
This event starts with a Halloween candy + beer pairing, then moves to a special edition costume karaoke. Prizes will be rewarded for the best matching costume + karaoke selections, and fun will be had by all!

HallowWINE Party
October 31, Sip Whiskey & Wine Bar, Greenville
Dance to the DJ’s music! Enjoy s’mores, spooky cocktails, seasonal beers, ciders, sangria, and wine! Winner of the costume contest takes home $250.

A Nightmare on Mill Street
October 31, 13 Stripes Brewery, Taylors
Dance the night away at 13 Stripes Brewery in Taylors!


We hope you have a safe and festive All Hallow’s Eve!