Local Activities for This Weekend and Halloween Week

Happy HalloweenLooking for things to do this weekend and for Halloween week?  Here are a few ideas….

Friday, Oct 25 – Soda Shop/Other Side Halloween Party.   7PM.  Come dressed in your favorite Halloween Costume and win prizes.  Please bring an appetizer to share.  If you don’t want to dress up, come, bring food to share and have a good time!

Friday, Oct 25 (6-9pm), Saturday, Oct 26 (5-9pm) – Enchanted Tracks presented by Safe Kids Upstate.  Greenville Parks and Rec Pavilion. 400 Scottswood Rd.  Enchanted Tracks provides children 10 and under a unique fairytale trick-or-treat experience with an array of storybook characters from Sleeping Beauty to Snow White and destinations like Robin Hood’s Hideaway, Shrek’s Swamp, and the magical, mythical maze. There will also be carnival games, clown bounces, face painting, balloon animals, treats, and a costume contest at 7:30pm each night.  Come enjoy the ultimate Greenville Halloween experience.  It’s fun, it’s safe, and it’s awesome.  For ages 10 and under.  Cost: $5 Advance / $7 at the Door for ages 10 & under. $2 per Adult train Ride (One free Adult with child 5 and under). Click Here to purchase advance tickets online.  George the Train:  The event is staged at the Pavilion’s Cannon Station Train Depot where event visitors can take a ¾ mile long ride on George, the historic mini-children’s passenger train.

Friday, Oct 25Boo in the Zoo. 5:30-8PM, Sat and Sun, 4-8PM.  Boo in the Zoo is a non-scary annual Halloween event for children 12 and under the last two weekends in October.  Children (and some adults) wear costumes and carry a special provided bag through the zoo and receive treats from local businesses. The animals are allowed out although some may stay indoors. (If you want to see the animals, be sure to go early in the evening when the animals will be more likely to be awake and moving around.) Even though all non-member visitors to the zoo must pay, only children are allowed to trick-or-treat.  The Not Very Scary House is one of the highlights of the Boo in the Zoo adventure, where children can walk through a building full of fun, spooky decorations while collecting several pieces of candy. Outside the Not Very Scary House is also a great place to take family pictures with lots of fun photo props such as bales of hay and pumpkins. Non-member Adults – $3.  Non-member Children – $6.  Member Adults – FREE.  Member Children – $5.  Children under three can still come in free but will not receive a treat bag unless they pay admission. Guest passes may not be used for Boo in the Zoo. Children must be 12 and under.

Saturday, Oct 26. – 16th Annual East Hillcrest Halloween Parade.  202 E. Hillcrest. Dr.  Parade at 10am. Bring a friend and come cheer them on!

Saturday, Oct 26.  Boo on Buist. 2 – 6 PM.  Intersection of Buist Ave and Robinson Street. The street will be closed from 1pm to 7pm.  Games, Bouncy House/Train Rides, Costume Contests, Costume Parade at 2:30, Face Painting, Decorate your Golf Cart, Bring your Carved Pumpkin to compete in the contest, bring snacks, drinks to share.  Bring a crock or your best chili to share for a Chili Cook-Off!  For information, call Ross at 525-8802.

Saturday, Oct 26. – Earle Street Baptist Church Fall Festival.  5-7 PM.  Join us for this church-wide and community event at the ESBC gym and Family Life Center.  We will have food, games, hayrides, bounce houses, cake walks, face painting, costume contest for kids and much, much more.  Everyone invited!

Saturday, Oct. 26 – Sunday, Oct. 27Boo!seum.  Children’s Museum of the Upstate.   Sugary candy monsters are trying to turn all of the TCMU Crew members into sloths! Thankfully the friendly CATCH aliens are here to save the day. Bring the whole family to Boo!seum for a day of silly alien antics, a great show, special art projects, and interactive games. Boo!seum show will take place at 1:00 & 3:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday in Be Anything. Art programs will take place all afternoon in Off the Wall. Science demos will take place at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 near the Reedy River. CATCH games will take place all afternoon on the Trike Track. CATCH cooking will take place at 2:00 & 4:00 in What’s Cookin’ Kitchen. Cost: Free with admission.

Saturday, Oct 26. – Tiny Tots Halloween BrunchChildren’s Museum of the Upstate.  8:30 – 10:30 am.  Grab your little ghost or goblin to boogie the morning away with costume contests, monster mash dance party and spook-tastic art projects. Enjoy seasonal treat before enjoying the rest of the day in the museum. $10 members, $19 non-member children, $20 non-member adults. Limited Space. Register online at www.tcmupstate.org or 864-233-7755.

Saturday, Oct 26.  Soda Shop / Other/Side Yard Sale. 7am-2pm.  Back Parking Lot.  Sell your items and keep the money.  No cost for the space.  Items not wanted can be given to Judy Mc and they will be given to charity. She will be in the grey truck parked beside the light pole.  If you are going to set up and sell, please come early and set up around the perimeter of the back parking lot and then PLEASE MOVE YOUR VEHICLE TO THE STREET.  She will be there by 6:30 and will stay until all is packed up at 2 pm.  Come, bring your tables and anything you need to display your ‘stuff’ including change.

Wednesday, Oct 30. – Homeschool Day: Cosmic Candy Caper.  10:15am-5pm.  Location: The Children’s Museum of the Upstate.  Homeschool families are invited to The Children’s Museum of the Upstate for a fun-filled day of healthy adventures. Children will learn about nutrition through interactive projects and our annual Boo!seum Show starring CATCH™ characters from outer space! Ages 5-9. $10 per child.  One free adult per family or every 5 children. Additional adults $8. Call 864-233-7755 to register. Admission: $10 per child. One free adult per family.

Thursday, Oct 31. – Ashford Estate Haunted Attraction  Residents on Ashford Ave which intersects Chick Springs are hosting a walk-through haunted attraction on Halloween night. .  Walk-through will open at dark (~6:30) and close at 9:30.   Visitors will be treated to a short ghost story upon arriving, and then will be invited to walk through the attraction and interact with the actors.  The attraction is plenty scary enough to entertain the whole family, and we offer a “no scare option” for children under 10.

Thursday, Oct 31 – Annual Earle Street Halloween Parade and Trick or Treating.  For North Main residents with small children, if you want to participate in the parade, please be at the west end of Earle Street by 6:15 pm.   After the parade, there will be trick-or-treating on the street which will be closed for the event, so no traffic to worry about.

Halloween Safety Tips from Safe Kids Upstate…
Click here for some tips on staying safe trick or treating this year.  


Local Activities for This Weekend and Halloween Week
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