5 ways to celebrate Halloween in Greenville

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

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

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year for fear. Whether you’re into frights and scares or prefer costume contests + candy, we’ve rounded up five ways to celebrate Halloween in the Upstate.

Get frightened 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. If you’re 21+, check out the paranormal bar crawl.

Greer Station Ghost Tours | Multiple dates | Times vary | Greer Depot, 300 Randall St., Ste. D, Greer | $6+ | Choose from two tours full of Greer’s wild and frightening stories, from its rough start on Trade Street to the bodies left behind in its first cemetery.

Tell Greenville ghost stories.

Gather ‘round the fire pit to share some of the most haunted spots + terrifying tales from in and around Greenville. Read on… if you dare.

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, 150 Cleveland Park Dr. | $8-$14 | Dress up and trick-or-treat through the zoo + check out the extinct species graveyard.

Trick-or-treat at TCMU | Saturday, Oct. 28 | 9 a.m.-5p.m. | The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, 300 College St., Greenville | $6-$7 | 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.


Southernside’s Halloween drink menu is all treats, no tricks. | Photo by GVLtoday

Visit the Nightmare before Miracle at Southernside Brewing Co. (and swing by one of its costume parties).

For the kids

  • Halloween Party | Saturday, Oct. 21 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Southernside Brewing Co., 25 Delano Dr., Unit D, Greenville | Free entry | This family-friendly costume party features entertainment for the kids (read: balloon twisting, face painting, and a bounce house) and drink specials for the grown ups.

For the adults

  • Halloween Party | Friday, Oct. 27 | 9 p.m.-1 a.m. | Southernside Brewing Co., 25 Delano Dr., Unit D, Greenville | Free entry | Dance the night away to live music, enjoy drink specials, and prizes for the best-dressed guests.

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

Explore a haunted house.

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

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

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