Oct 10 2012

Halloween Happenings Around Charleston

Last year around this time we blogged about some of the ghost stories that are told time and again on Edisto. This year, we’re going to tell you where to go for some artificial scares and Halloween-themed nights out on the town in Charleston.

Boone Hall Fright Nights at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant are perfect for anyone looking to scream, jump and have a good time. Fright Nights consist of four different scares so visitors can either pick and choose what they want to go to or go through all. (I recommend going through each one, but be prepared to hold the hand of anyone in your group who gets a little too scared and needs to be dragged through the haunted exhibit. Last year, I had to pull my sister through a clown-themed haunted house since she couldn’t open her eyes. Who isn’t afraid of clowns?

Boone Hall Fright Nights is located on Highway 17 a half-mile past Long Point Road just north of Mount Pleasant. Check out boonehallfrightnights.com for more information or call 884-4371.

Boone Hall also offers the Boeing 787 corn maze, which is the largest in the southeast. Admission to the maze is $8 per person Monday-Thursday and $10 Friday-Sunday.

In West Ashley, Halloween-enthusiasts can visit Magnolia Plantations and Gardens during the plantation’s annual Halloween fiesta from 7-11 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29. Guests will be able to ride on the plantation’s tram through haunted trails, roast marshmallows, eat popcorn and drink witch’s brew (aka green Kool-Aid). A hay mountain will be available for children to climb upon as well. The night ends with a showing of the classic horror movie “Swamp Thing,” which will be shown in the outdoor theater.

Call 843-571-1266 for more information.

Throughout the month, Legare Farms on Johns Island, located at 2620 Handscombe Point Road, will feature a 12-acre maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, farm animal display, scarecrow factory and several other events suitable for the whole family. For more information, visit www.legarefarms.net or call 559-0788.

Still a fan of dressing up for Halloween? Then you’ll want to head out to the South Carolina Aquarium downtown Charleston from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Halloween night for the second annual Nightmare on the Harbor.

This event is for adults 21 years of age and up. There will be live music, a silent disco in the shark tank room, prizes for best costume, open bar, and after party. Visit nightmareontheharbor.com for more information about this event.

As more events crop up we will be sure to blog about them so if you’re in the area you can make sure you make the most out of the Halloween season.

 

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