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Gina Keoppel chases customers with a frying pan while screaming "Get out of my kitchen!" at Plantation Blood in Augusta, Ga. The 20,000-square-foot warehouse is one of the biggest attractions in the area.  Corey Perrine/Staff
Corey Perrine/Staff
Gina Keoppel chases customers with a frying pan while screaming "Get out of my kitchen!" at Plantation Blood in Augusta, Ga. The 20,000-square-foot warehouse is one of the biggest attractions in the area.

WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site, Redcliffe Road about three miles from Beech Island off S.C. Hwy. 278

WHAT: Ranger-led tour of the historic Beech Island Cemetery where S.C. Gov. James Henry Hammond is buried.

DETAILS: $5; registration required; recommended for ages 10 and older; (803) 827-1473 or redcliffe@scprt.com

Halloween Spooktacular

WHEN: Doors open 5:30 p.m. Saturday; costume parade at 6 p.m.

WHERE: National Science Center's Fort Discovery

WHAT: Costume parade, goodie bags, spooky magic show, "I Scream" sundaes

COST: $10

Spirits of Hallowed Eve

WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta

WHAT: Guided tours through park, where ghoulish re-enactors tell ghost stories by candlelight

COST: Free, but a $1 per person or $5 per family refunded reservation fee is required.

INFO: colonialtimes.us

Chad Crews Magician Halloween Special

WHEN: 4 p.m. Oct. 28

WHERE: Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.

INFO: (706) 863-1946

Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat

WHEN: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 28

WHERE: Patriots Park Gym, 5445 Columbia Road, Columbia County

WHAT: Food drive to help needy families while giving a safe place to trick or treat at local businesses. The first 500 children will receive a free reusable Halloween bag.

COST: Canned food donation

INFO: columbiacountyga.gov

Safe Trick-or-Treat

WHEN: 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 28

WHERE: Pacer Crossings (USC Aiken campus); park in Lot D

WHAT: Annual event hosted by Resident Student Association with games, activities for children

INFO: (803) 641-3790 or e-mail jsingleton@usca.edu

Dessert With a Ghost

WHEN: 6:30-8:30 and 9-11 p.m. Oct. 29

WHERE: Fort Discovery's Paul Simon Theatre

WHAT: Family-oriented stage show with tales of local haunts and legends, magic illusions, "I Scream" sundaes

COST: $15 adults, $10 ages 5-11; reservations required

INFO: (706) 925-2784, www.dessertwithaghost.com

A Crafty Halloween

WHEN: 7-8 p.m. Oct. 29

WHERE: Reed Creek Nature Park, 3820 Park Lane

WHAT: $3 per child; bring pumpkin to decorate (no carving); night walk to learn about myths of Halloween creatures

INFO: (706) 210-4027

Halloween Party

WHEN: 2-4 p.m. Oct. 30

WHERE: Augusta Library, 823 Telfair St.

WHAT: For grades K-5; children can wear costumes, play games and make crafts; refreshments

INFO: (706) 821-2600

Pumpkin Cooking

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30

WHERE: Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta

INFO: (803) 279-7560, www.colonialtimes.us

Trick or Treat on Newberry Street

WHEN: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 30

WHERE: Newberry Street Festival Center, downtown Aiken

WHAT: For children age 12 and under, accompanied by an adult; trunk or treating, carnival games, food, costume contest. Costume categories: ages 1 and under; 2-3; 4-5; 6-8 and 9-12 in addition to parent-child, best Halloween theme and best dog and best cat.

INFO: (803)-642-7631

Halloween at Augusta Canal

Events are at the Augusta Canal Interpretive Center, 1450 Greene St.

WHAT: Gravely Mistaken: Tales of Medicine, Mishaps and Body Snatching in Augusta, Georgia book signing: Janice Ann Parks reads from her new novel inspired by Augusta's mid-19th century history, legends and lore

WHEN: 3 p.m. Oct. 31

WHERE: Augusta Canal Interpretive Center, 1450 Greene St.

WHAT: Wear your Halloween costume and ride the Augusta Canal Petersburg Boat for free (subject to seating capacity.)

WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Oct. 31

INFO: www.augustacanal.com

Fall festival/Trunk or Treat

WHEN: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31

WHERE: Belle Terrace Presbyterian Church, 2454 Golden Camp Road

COST: Free

INFO: (706) 793-6908

Plantation Blood

WHEN: Opens at 7:30 p.m. today-Sunday and Oct. 27-31

WHERE: 4127 Wallie Drive, off Windsor Spring Road, in Augusta

WHAT: Haunted attraction

COST: $18 Fridays-Saturdays, $15 per person on weekdays and Sundays

INFO: plantationblood.com

Nightmare Plantation

WHEN: Opens at 6:30 p.m. weekends through Oct. 31

WHERE: Off Gordon Highway near Fort Gordon's Gate 3

WHAT: Wander through a cemetery, a bizarre carnival world, a creepy medical school and more

COST: $20 Friday and Saturday; $15 Thursday and Sunday; Speed Passes (little to no waiting) are $30 Friday and Saturday and $25 Thursday and Sunday; present a valid military ID to receive $3 off

INFO: www.nightmareplantation.net

Fall Fest 2010 and Haunted Forest

WHEN: Weekends through Oct. 31; 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1-10 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Graystone Ranch Wildlife Education Center, 1017 McManus Road, Hephzibah

WHAT: Admission to the ranch includes 500 acres of hiking trails, animal tours, pumpkin patch, hay maze, hay and boat rides, food, photo opportunities with a scarecrow, wax hands, trike and pony rides and fishing.

COST: $10 for the weekend

LEARN MORE: graystoneranch.com

Kackleberry Farm

WHEN: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays and 1-6 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 7

WHERE: Kackleberry Farm, 1025 Verdree Road, Louisville

WHAT: Corn maze, kiddie korral, farm animals, korn kannon, kow train, hayrides, pig races, pedal cart track, jumping pillow, pumpkin patch

COST: $11; 2 and under free; $8 seniors; $9 military, law enforcement and medical personnel with ID

INFO: (478) 625-8668, www.kackleberryfarm.com

The Maize at Steed's Dairy

WHEN: Open through Nov. 21

WHERE: 4634 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown

WHAT: Petting zoo, pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay rides, games and more

INFO: www.steedsdairy.com

Pumpkin patches

ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 471 W. Martintown Road; North Augusta; 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 12:30-7 p.m. Sunday; through Oct. 30

ALDERSGATE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 3185 Wheeler Road; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturdays and 1-7 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30; activities include story time, face painting, keepsake pictures and pumpkin science; (706) 736-7850, aldersgateum.com

CORNER PUMPKIN PATCH AT MARVIN UNITED METHODIST: 4400 Wheeler Road; noon to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 31; (706) 863-0510

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