Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Oct. 19

Posted 10/19/23

Things to do in Lexington County

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Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Oct. 19


Haunted Attractions

Stutman Hollow Haunted Attraction
Among the many local places to look for scares in October is the Stutman Hollow Haunted Trail (213 Stutman Rd. in Leesville). “Nestled in the dark woods of Stutman Hollow is a fear of the unknown. A family moved out to Stutman Road where their son had always wanted to do a haunted trail. Little did he know that something was a little different about this special place that he chose to build his haunted trail.” Admission is $15. Open select dates through Oct. 28. Visit for more information.

Deceased Farm
If you’re ready for Halloween thrills, then head to Clinton Sease Farm (382 Olde Farm Rd.) for the Deceased Farm haunted attraction. Take a self-guided spooky tour of 6 terrifying buildings, three outdoor zones and creepy corn fields. This event is for adults and for children over 12. General admission tickets are $25, but there is a fast-past option available for $40 and VIP admission is $65. Open select dates through Oct. 31. Visit for more information.

Hall of Horrors
In the mood for a bit of pre-Halloween fright? Head over to 1153 Walter Price Rd. in Cayce for the Hall of Horrors. Have some fun chills and scares from some of the best fright-night performers around, and contribute to a good cause as all proceeds from the Hall of Horrors go to local charities, notably the SC Jaycee Camp Hope, a camp experience designed for children and adults with learning disabilities and special needs. Open select dates through Oct. 31. Admission is $15. Visit for more information.

Friday — Oct. 20

Oktoberfest 2023
Pine Press (120/142 Ellis Ave.) hosts its annual Oktoberfest open house, with the expected German food and beer along with a silent auction (proceeds raised benefit the Midlands Special Needs Joy Day Program), bounce houses, face painting and more. The event goes from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Find more info at

The Sensational Epics (concert)
The fall session of the Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber’s Rhythm on the River series continues this week with a headline performance from local beach music mainstay The Sensational Epics and a community performance from the Columbia Children’s Theatre. Various family activities, food trucks and libations will also be available at the free event at the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater (121 Alexander Rd.), running 6-9 p.m. Find more info at

Brandy and the Butcher (concert)
Raucous Columbia hard-rockers Brandy and the Butcher perform at New Brookland Tavern (122 State St. in West Columbia). Touring act MMSV headlines, and Thousand Dollar Movie open. Showtime is 7 p.m., and admission is $20 ($15 in advance). Visit for more info.

Boo at the Zoo
If you’re ready to celebrate Halloween a bit early, then the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden (500 Wildlife Pkwy.) has got you and the kids covered with the return of the annual Boo at the Zoo event. Take the family trick-or-treating through the zoo, enjoy a magic act courtesy of Ray’s Moonlight Magic, take a ride on the Haunted Carousel or hop aboard the spooky Spots & Stripes Railroad. Boo at the Zoo runs from 6 to 9 p.m., and admission is $20 for the general public and $17 for Riverbanks Zoo members. Visit for more information.

Foodees Food and Culture Festival Spooktacular
Gilbert Community Park (Rikard Circle behind Gilbert United Methodist Church) and Foodees, an organization that espouses to connect the world with foods through events and festivals, present the Halloween-themed Food and Culture Festival Spooktacular. The first day of the event features 30 food trucks on site, more than 70 arts and crafts vendors, trick or treating for the kids, and much more. The Spooktacular Festival runs from 4 to 10 p.m. and is free to attend. The event continues Saturday (11 a.m.-10 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.-7 p.m.). Visit for more information.

Saturday — Oct. 21

Colt Ford (concert)
Country singer and rapper Colt Ford plays a show at the Skyline Club (100 Lee St. in West Columbia). The cutting-edge musician who blends twang with hip-hop plays at 10 p.m., and admission ranges from $20 in advance to $50 for VIP seating. Visit for more information.

Bob Strickland & Freestyle (concert)
Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor (710 Meeting St. in West Columbia) hosts a performance from veteran group Bob Strickland & Freestyle. The group will play classic country dance tunes from 8 to 9 p.m. Admission is a $10 donation. Visit for more information.

Resurrection (concert)
The Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) presents a real treat for fans of the classic rock band Journey. Tribute band Resurrection performs classics from the group’s multi-platinum albums, including “Separate Ways,” “Faithfully” and the immortal “Don’t Stop Believin.’” Showtime is 6 p.m., and admission is $25. Visit for more information.

Beth Inabinett (concert)
Chayz Lounge (607 Meeting St. in West Columbia) and vocalist Beth Inabinett for “A Night Of Soul Grooves.” Inabinett will perform hits by Rufus, Brothers Johnson, Heatwave, Kin Floyd, The Fugees, Aretha Franklin, Teena Marie, Midnight Star, Vanessa Williams, Grover Washington, Jr., Roberta Flack and more. Showtime is 8 p.m., and admission is $30. Visit for more information.

Monday - Oct. 23

Morning Book Club
The Lexington Branch Library (5440 Augusta Rd.) has the perfect gathering for people who love to read. Join them at 10:30 a.m. for the Morning Book Club meeting, a chance to read great literature (or just fun reading) in a casual environment surrounded by fellow book lovers. This event is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Tuesday — Oct. 24

LPD Foundation Fall Festival
The Lexington Police Foundation hosts its annual Fall Festival at the Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W Main St.) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event promises “fun for the whole family with entertainment, rides and bounce houses, featured local restaurants, a costume contest with prizes, and more. Proceeds go to the foundation, which “furthers the work of [Lexington Police] officers, department, and community-focused programs.” Tickets cost $5. Find more info at

Wednesday — Oct. 25

Comedy + Beer
The Old Mill Brewpub (711 E. Main St.) combines two different tastes that taste great together with its Comedy + Beer night. Laugh along with comedians from the state and the region, while enjoying some tasty craft beer. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., and admission is $15. Visit for more information.

Thursday — Oct. 26

Trunk or Treat
Providence Lutheran Church (840 Old Chapin Rd.) provides some family fun with a Trunk or Treat event. Get the kids dressed up and bring them by for some trick or treating and more fun games and contests. The fun runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Lexington Songwriters Night (concert)
O’Hara’s Bakery Cafe (121 E. Main St.) shines the spotlight on local talent with their Lexington Songwriter’s Night. Enjoy a stripped-down, intimate night of close-up performances and storytelling. Showtime is 7 p.m., and the event is free to attend. Visit for more information.

Across the County Line

Famously Hot SC Pride
Famously Hot SC Pride returns to Columbia on Oct. 20 and 21 in downtown Columbia from Main St. to Laurel St. to Lady St. On Oct 20, see the Get Lit Night Parade at 7 p.m. and then come back on Saturday for a day-long celebration including performances from Daya Carter, Jujubee and Jade Jolie, and find out who this year’s Mx. Outfest, Mr. Outfest and Ms. Outfest will be. This event is free to attend. Visit for more.


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