5 ways to get spooky in Greenville, SC this Halloween

Calling all thrill seekers, award-winning costume designers, and candy connoisseurs, we’ve rounded up five ways to celebrate Halloween in and around Greenville, SC.

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Ghost tours put us in the Halloween spirit. | Photo via @greerheritagemuseum

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Whether you’re a haunted house fan or prefer costume contests + candy, it’s spooky season. We’ve rounded up five ways to celebrate in the Upstate.

1. Get spooked on a ghost tour

👻 Greenville Ghost Tours | Multiple dates | Times vary | Rose Crystal Tower in Pedrick’s Garden at Falls Park | $25 | Whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, take a 90-minute walking tour of downtown Greenville with a certified paranormal investigator.

👻 Greer Station Ghost Tours | Multiple dates | Times vary | Greer Depot, 300 Randall St., Ste. D, Greer | $6+ | This family-friendly favorite has a new tour on tap, “Murder and Mayhem” featuring stories that “haven’t been told in a hundred years.”

👻 Spartanburg Trolley Ghost Tours | Multiple dates | 6:45 p.m. | 298 Magnolia St., Spartanburg | $15 | All aboard the trolley for stories of ghost sightings + events that led to lingering spirits in Downtown Spartanburg.

2. Tell Greenville ghost stories

We rounded up some of the most haunted spots + terrifying tales in and around Greenville. Read on… if you dare.

3. Trick-or-treat (or trunk-or-treat) at a community event

🍫 Prisma Health Boo at the Zoo | Multiple dates | 3-8 p.m. | Greenville Zoo | $8+ | Dress up and trick-or-treat through the zoo + check out the extinct species graveyard.

🍫 Trick-or-treat at TCMU | Sat., Oct. 29 | Times vary | The Children’s Museum of the Upstate | $6+ | Wind your way through the Children’s Museum in your best Halloween costume.

Pro tip: Check out Kidding Around Greenville’s list filled with trick-or-treat events across the Upstate.


The GVLtoday pups, Pinto (left) + Cody (right), are ready for the costume contest. | Photos by GVLtoday

4. Go to a Halloween party

🎃 For the kids
Kids’ Halloween Party | Sat., Oct. 29 | 1-3 p.m. | Fiction Addiction, 1175 Woods Crossing Rd. | Free | Celebrate with a reading of “Boo Stew” by Donna L. Washington + spooky treats.

🎃 For the adults
Larkin’s Halloween Party | Sat., Oct. 29 | 8 p.m.-1 a.m. | Larkin’s Sawmill, 22 Graves Dr. | $15 | Dance the night away with a boo-zy cocktail + food by Grill Marks.

🎃 For the pets
Howl-o-ween Fest | Sat., Oct. 29 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Greenville Humane Society, 305 Airport Rd. | $10 | Bring your pet dressed in their best costume + enjoy trick-or-treating, food trucks, bounce houses + live music for the humans.

Looking for more Halloween fun? Check out our events page.

5. Visit a haunted house

ICYMI: From frightful farm houses to terrifying trails, we rounded up eight haunted attractions sure to scare this spooky season.

What’s your favorite way to get spooky in GVL? Let us know.

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