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
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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