Things to do in Lexington County.
Light Up the Night
Lexington Baptist Church’s free nighttime fall festival returns with a trunk or treat, rides, inflatable, food trucks and a Live DJ. The event goes from 6 to 9 p.m. Find more info at lexingtonbaptist.org/lightupthenight.
The Lexington County Museum (231 Fox St.) presents a Haunted History Halloween program. Visitors will hear ghostly stories, including strange and unusual events in Lexington County’s history, learn about strange remedies in the 19th century, and meet memorable specters and ghosts along the way. They’ll also learn about the witches and hexes in Lexington County’s history. The Haunted History tours run from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 28. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12. To make a reservation, call the Lexington County Museum at (803) 359-8369 or email the museum at email@example.com. More info available at lexingtoncountymuseum.org.
Boo at the Zoo
The Riverbanks Zoo & Garden (500 Wildlife Pkwy.) hosts Boo at the Zoo: “Make tracks to Riverbanks for the Zoo’s annual Halloween spook-tacular. Guests will enjoy a wild night of safe, affordable, family-friendly activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the zoo, delight in Ray’s Moonlight Magic, and summon the Halloween spirits with the Eeky Freaky DJ. For an additional charge, guests can roast marshmallows, take a spin on the Haunted Carousel, or hop aboard the Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad.” Boo at the Zoo runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20-30 and tickets are $15. Visit riverbanks.org for more information.
Terror Falls Haunted Farm
Looking for a truly terrifying way to celebrate Halloween? Why not try the Terror Falls Haunted Farm (370 Mack St. in Gaston)? Your $20 admission gains you access to four haunted attractions: Meemaw’s Bed and Breakfast, Terror Trail, Terror Falls Hospital and Carnevil of Souls. Terror Falls runs from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Open through Oct. 29. Visit terrorfalls.com for more information.
Deceased Farm Haunted Attraction
The Clinton Sease Farm (382 Olde Farm Rd.) becomes a much scarier place as it hosts the Deceased Farm Haunted Attraction. Come experience a self-guided tour through six terrifying buildings, three outdoor zones and creepy corn fields. This event is not recommended for children under the age of 12. Admission starts at $22, and the attraction runs from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. (open until 11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday). Visit deceasedfarm.com for more information.
Hall of Horrors
Celebrate Halloween night with a good scare for a good cause at the Hall Of Horrors (1153 Walter Price Rd. in Cayce). The Hall Of Horrors is a non-profit haunted attraction organized by the Cayce-West Columbia Jaycees. For over 35 years, Hall of Horrors has been scaring guests and raising money for local and state charities, including South Carolina Jaycee Camp Hope, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Wounded Warrior Project, Hidden Wounds, and the FealGood Foundation. The Hall Of Horrors runs from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. (open through 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday), and admission is $15. Open through Oct. 31. Visit hallofhorrors.org for more information.
Stutman Hollow Haunted Attraction
Scares are guaranteed at 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.” The attraction runs from 7:30 to midnight and admission is $15. Open through Oct. 29. Visit stutmanhollow.com for more information.
Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman St. in Cayce) presents its Halloween event. There will be costume contests for customers and their dogs, a pumpkin carving contest, a special Halloween-themed menu and plenty of craft beers on tap. The event begins at noon and is free to attend. Visit facebook.com/steelhandsbrewing for more information.
“Murder on the 518” (play)
The ICRC Children’s Theatre and Saluda Shoals Park (5605 Bush River Rd. in Columbia) present “Murder on the 518.” “Red-eye travelers on the westbound 518 are in for a surprise when first one passenger, and then another, mysteriously drop dead right before their eyes — and just as the train is halted by a rock slide in an isolated canyon. Because the pair appears to have been poisoned, anyone and everyone in the train dining car is a suspect.” Showtimes continue through Oct. 30. Visit icrc.net for more information.
Tokyo Joe’s 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Research Fundraiser
Popular local bar and festival feature Tokyo Joe brings its big fundraiser back to the Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) for a second year. The band will be joined by Going Commando and Prettier Than Matt. Gates open at 6 p.m., with music starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission costs $30. Find more info at icehosueamphitheater.com.
Interstate Exiles (concert)
Head over to the West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater (109 Alexander Rd.) for the Rhythm on the River concert Series. This week, the final entry in the fall edition of the series, Interstate Exiles perform. Showtime is 6 p.m., and the event is free to attend. Visit cwcchamber.com for more information.
“The Addams Family” (movie)
The Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) screens the 1991 film “The Addams Family” at 8 p.m.: “When a man claiming to be Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams, arrives at the Addams’ house, the family is thrilled. However, Morticia begins to suspect the man is a fraud, since he cannot recall details of Fester’s life. With the help of lawyer Tully Alford, Fester manages to get the Addams clan evicted from their home. Gomez realizes the two men are conspiring to swindle the Addams fortune and that he must challenge Fester.” The film is rated PG-13, and the screening is free. Visit icehouseamphitheater.com for more information.
Red Bank UMC (2909 Old Barnwell Rd.) hosts a festival complete with inflatables, crafts, face painting trunk or treat, baked goods, entertainment from Amplified Band and an appearance by beloved local mascot, Ollie the Otter. Food trucks will be on site for those who come hungry. Event goes from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Find more info at facebook.com/redbankumc.
Militarie Gun (concert)
The Los Angeles-based punk band Militarie Gun performs at New Brookland Tavern (122 State St. in West Columbia). Also on the show are similarly punk-oriented bands MS Paint, Public Opinion and Florida Man. Showtime is 6 p.m., and tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Visit newbrooklandtavern.com for more information.
“Dracula: Ballet With a Bite”
Join the Koger Center for the Arts (1051 Greene St.in Columbia ) and the Columbia City Ballet for “Dracula: Ballet With A Bite” on Oct. 28 and 29. The ballet is based on the novel by Bram Stoker and sees the evil Count Dracula continuing his reign of terror in Transylvania. Attention parents: This ballet is rated PG-13. Tickets cost between $35 and $50. Visit kogercenterforthearts.com for more information.
EdVenture Children’s Museum (211 Gervais St. in Columbia) hosts a Halloween Hoopla event on Oct. 29. There will be fun and spooky science activities, trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, live performances and more. The event begins at 9 a.m. and tickets are sold in timed sessions: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. Tickets include entry into the museum and to Halloween Hoopla. Visit edventure.org for more information.
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