Halloween Things to Do

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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


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