Around Town: Halloween 2015
Fortunately, Halloween is on a Saturday this year. That means even more time to spend on costume preparation and trick-or-treaters. But even though Halloween is still a few weeks away, there are a ton of BOO-themed festivities going on in Greenville in the lead up to the big night—both for kids and adult-aged kids. So go on and put on your best ghost, goblin or witch costume and start celebrating Halloween a little early!
Greenville Hospital System Boo in the Zoo
October 16-18, 23-25
Saturdays & Sundays: 4-8pm
Greenville Zoo’s annual family-friendly Halloween event for children ages 12 and under features trick-or-treating, fun-filled booths, princess castle and characters, extinct species graveyard and an unhaunted house. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and everyone is invited to come in costume. Tickets are free for a member adult and $5 for a member child; $5 for non-member adult and $6 for a non-member child.
For tickets and more information, visit greenvillezoo.com/boo
October 22-23, 6-9pm
October 24, 5-8pm
Pavilion Recreation Complex
400 Scottswood Road, Taylors, SC
Enchanted Forest is a unique fairytale trick-or-treat experience for children 10 and under. They will enjoy an array of storybook characters, from Sleeping Beauty to Snow White, and destinations like Robin Hood’s Hideaway, Shrek’s Swamp, and the magical, mythical, maze. There will also be carnival games, clown bounces, face painting, balloon animals, treats, and a costume contest at 7:00pm each night. Admission is $7.00 per child on the day of the event or $5.00 in advance (no refunds). Parents get in free.
For tickets and more information, visit greenvillerec.com/event/enchantedforest
The Children’s Museum’s BOOseum
October 31, 10am-3pm
The museum’s Halloween programming will include Spooky Science Dry Ice-periments, a Halloween Pumpkin Contest, Halloween Art, Pumpkin Bowling, Spooky Lab, and a Halloween Story. All activities are included in daily admission and free to members. And don’t forget to wear your costume!
For more information, visit www.tcmupstate.org/halloween
Halloween Ridge Cat
October 30, 6-10 pm
Pleasant Ridge Camp & Retreat Center
Come out for a special Halloween-themed bike race. The $10 rider fee includes access to the trail, food, and prizes. Lights and helmets are required. To register and for more information, visit http://greenvillerec.com/event/halloween-ridge-cat.
Main Street, Downtown Greenville
The TD Saturday Market Autumn Harvest will offer an assortment of seasonal produce, gourmet foods and colorful flowers from over 40 different market vendors. There are also special events planned for the morning:
Children’s Trick or Treating, 8:30am-12:30pm
Cupcake Walks: 9am, 9:30am, 10am, 11:30am
Children’s Halloween Costume Contest, 11am
For more information, visit www.saturdaymarketlive.com/156/Autumn-Harvest
And as always, if I can tell you a little more about what it’s like to live in the Upstate, please don’t hesitate to contact me.