Halloween Things to Do

  • Follow Applause

TRICK OR TREAT SO OTHERS CAN EAT
WHEN:
5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25
WHERE:
Patriots Park Gym, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown
WHAT:
Admission is a can of food; first 400 kids get free Halloween bag; (706) 312-7194, columbiacountyga.gov

A creepy jack-in-the-box pops out to frighten visitors to Nightmare Plantation. The haunted attraction is one of several in the area ready to scare through Halloween.   MICHAEL HOLAHAN/FILE
MICHAEL HOLAHAN/FILE
A creepy jack-in-the-box pops out to frighten visitors to Nightmare Plantation. The haunted attraction is one of several in the area ready to scare through Halloween.

WINE AND SPIRITS
WHEN:
6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26
WHERE:
Tavern, Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta
WHAT:
Deadus Canby, host; spirits, songs, stories from afar and fire in the night; limited seating, reservations required; $50; (803) 279-7560, colonialtimes.us

TRICK-OR-TREAT AT REED CREEK
WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26
WHERE: Reed Creek Nature Park, 3820 Park Lane, Martinez
WHAT: Walk on the haunted boardwalk; games, treats, costume contest; children must be with adult
COST: $2 child, adults free
MORE: (706) 210-4027

HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES LIVE SHOW
WHEN:
9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26
WHERE:
Sector 7G, 631 Ellis St.
WHAT:
Misfit Theatre Group presents a tribute to Rob Zombie’s film; viewer discretion advised; limited seating
COST:
$13
MORE:
facebook.com/events/487234434628809

RED, WHITE & BLUE POLO & BALLOON FESTIVAL
WHEN: Oct. 26-28
-Friday: gates 4 p.m.; balloons inflate 4:30 p.m.; liftoff 5 p.m.; tethered balloon rides 5:15 p.m.; live music 5:30 p.m.
- Saturday: gates 7 a.m.; balloons inflate 7:45 a.m.; mass ascension 8 a.m.; tethered balloon rides 8:15 a.m.; gates reopen 5 p.m., live music and tethered balloon rides 5:30 p.m., Balloon Glow and trick-or-treating 7 p.m.
- Rain/wind date: Sunday, 7:30 a.m.
WHERE:
Stormbranch Equestrian Club, Storm Branch and Pine Log roads, Aiken County
WHAT:
Family event features 20 hot air balloons that will take off en masse on Friday and Saturday. Guests can walk among the six-and seven-story balloons as they inflate and lift off. Saturday night, the balloons return to the field for a Balloon Glow when each will inflate and hit their burners to illuminate their envelopes. Children may trick or treat in costume between the balloons.
COST: Admission is free with a donation to the Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund and Marines Fort Gordon.
MORE: poloamerica.com

JACK-O-LANTERN JUBILEE
WHEN:
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
WHERE:
Downtown North Augusta
WHAT:
Street festival features a hay ride, arts and crafts, entertainment and a barbecue cookoff. A costume contest offers prizes in several age groups and a cornhole tournament has a $500 first prize.
COST:
Free
MORE:
northaugusta.net

SPOOK-TACULAR
WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
WHERE: Augusta Common
WHAT: Children’s Halloween carnival; benefits Christian Giles Scholarship Fund; MORE: (706) 551-2300, (706) 855-5035, christiangilesscholarshipfund.com

TRICK OR TREAT ON PENDLETON STREET
WHEN:
4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
WHERE:
Pendleton and Hayne streets, downtown Aiken
WHAT:
Aiken festival includes carnival games, a costume contest for all ages and trunk-or-treating for ages 12 and younger.
COST:
Free
MORE:
cityofaiken.gov, (803) 642-7631

HALLOWEEN SAFETY EVENT
WHEN: 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
WHERE: Superior Academy, 4158 Washington Road, Evans
MORE: Membership not required to participate; JHerrera@SuperiorAcademy.com

SPIRITS OF HALLOWED EVE
WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
WHERE: Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., North Augusta
WHAT: Walk among the ghosts in a Colonial setting; entertainment in the tavern, guided tours; reservations required; illusions show 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. $7 adults, $4 ages 12 and under, limited seating
MORE: (803) 279-7560, colonialtimes.us

LE CHAT NOIR'S BLACK CAT BALL
WHEN:
9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27
WHERE:
Le Chat Noir, 304 Eighth St.
WHAT:
Halloween party with deejay, food, drink, costume contest
COST:
$10 advance; $10 at door if space available
MORE:
(706) 722-3322, www.lcnaugusta.com

FOOD FREE HALLOWEEN EVENT
WHEN: 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31
WHERE: GHSU Health Sciences Building, 4th & 5th Floors
WHAT:Goodie bags will have nonfood items such as small toys, stickers, etc. This is a safe alternative for children who can’t eat sweets due to dietary restrictions; hosted by GHSU, Augusta State University, CSRA EOS support group & Augusta Food Allergy
MORE: RSVP at http://www.augustafoodallergy.org/rsvp-to-events.html; contact Sheena Whitlock at swhitlock@augustafoodallergy.org with questions

USC AIKEN SAFE TRICK OR TREAT
WHEN:
5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31
WHERE:
Pacer Commons, Pacer Crossings, Pacer Downs Community Center at USC Aiken, 471 University Parkway; parking in Lot D
WHAT:
Games and activities, hayride; sponsored by USC Aiken Resident Student Association, University Housing and campus organizations
COST:
Free

PLANTATION BLOOD
WHEN:
7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Nov. 3, and Oct. 30-31
WHERE:
4127 Wallie Dr.
WHAT:
A haunted house with a little extra – pyrotechnics, fortune tellers, carnies, games and a souvenir store. Halloween is Lights Out Friday Night.
COST:
$20
MORE:
plantationblood.com

NIGHTMARE PLANTATION
WHEN:
7 p.m. to midnight Thursday-Sunday through Nov. 3 and Oct. 31
WHERE:
1110 Dodge Lane
WHAT:
A haunted house on a plantation that is reputed to be truly haunted. Proceeds benefit the CSRA Wounded Warrior Project and Channeled Paths youth counseling.
COST:
$20 Thursday-Saturday and Halloween, $15 Sunday
MORE:
nightmareplantation.net

WILLISTON BAMBOO TRAIL OF HORRORS
WHEN:
8 p.m.-midnight Friday, 8-11 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 26-27, Oct. 31
WHERE:
612 Church St., Williston, S.C.
WHAT:
Sponsored by and money raised goes to Williston Fire Department; not a kid-friendly attraction
COST:
$8
MORE:
www.facebook.com/BambooHorrors

DISORIENTED EXPRESS HAUNTED HOUSE
WHEN:
7-11 p.m. Oct. 26-27, 30-31; family-friendly Saturday matinee 3 p.m.
WHERE:
1510 Richland Ave., Aiken (in the old CVS location at Kalmia Plaza)
WHAT:
Presented by the Aiken Jaycees
COST:
$10 advance tickets at HIC Warehouse Indoor Skateboard Park and Skate Shop (803-507-1291) and Vista Bank (803-644-9550); $12 at the door; Saturday matinee admission is $5 or donation of five canned goods

GRAYSTONE RANCH FALL FEST AND HAUNTED FOREST
WHEN:
7:30 p.m.-midnight Fridays, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturdays, noon-midnight Sundays through Nov. 30
WHERE:
Graystone Ranch, 1017 McManus Road
WHAT:
Fall Fest features a variety of fall-related activities, including a pumpkin patch, hay rides, hay maze, pony rides and photos with a scarecrow. The Haunted Forest opens at dark through Nov. 6. A treat bag for each child.
COST:
$10
MORE:
graystoneranch.com

KACKLEBERRY FARM
WHEN:
10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 11
WHERE:
1025 Verdree Road, Louisville, Ga.
WHAT:
A variety of fall fun with an eight-acre corn maze as the biggest attraction, a hay ride, a pumpkin patch, peddle carts and zip lines.
COST:
$12, children 2 and younger free; ages 65 and older $8; military, law enforcement and medical personnel $9 with ID
MORE:
kackleberryfarm.com, (706) 830-4968

STEED'S DAIRY
WHEN:
5-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 18
WHERE:
4634 Wrightsboro Road
WHAT:
A five-acre corn maze, hay rides, a pumpkin patch, a corn kernel pit, cow-milking demonstrations, a petting zoo, pony cart rides and a jumping pillow. Not only can you get lost in the corn field, you can learn about farming, cows and conservation. Concessions available.
COST:
$12, children 2 and younger free
MORE:
steedsdairy.com, (706) 855-2948

CORNER PUMPKIN PATCH
WHEN:
Noon-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 31
WHERE:
Marvin United Methodist Church, 4400 Wheeler Road
MORE:
marvinchurch.com, (706) 863-0510

ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S PUMPKIN PATCH
WHEN:
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 1-7 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 30
WHERE:
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 471 W. Martintown Road
MORE:
saintbart.org, (803) 279-4622


Top headlines

Census: Augusta young adults struggling

A new report shows that young adults in the area today are better educated and on average, earn more money than 30 years ago, but are far more likely to be unemployed, unmarried and living with ...
Search Augusta jobs