Halloween season along the Grand Strand is full of fun (and frightening!) events. While Myrtle Beach is already home to a few year-round haunted houses and tours, like Ripley’s Haunted Adventure and Nightmare Haunted House’s ‘Zombie Zone,’ the area also boasts a packed fall lineup of Halloween events and celebrations. We’ve included several of them below:

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Great Pumpkin Hunt
HCPR Socastee Recreation Park
2830 Oak Street
Conway, 29526
6 to 8 p.m.

Join in for a night of family fun at the Great Pumpkin Hunt, where participants will be hunting for small plastic pumpkins filled with prizes. Registration is not required and ages 2 through 12 are welcome to participate. There will be games, a hayride and a showing of It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Call (843) 915-6339 for more information.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

7th Annual Trunk or Treat at the Fun Warehouse
Fun Warehouse
2349 Dick Pond Road
Myrtle Beach, 29575
5 to 9 p.m.

Admission is free to the 7th Annual Trunk or Treat event at the Fun Warehouse, a warehouse full of activities including go-carts, inflatables, laser tag, skating, arcade games and more. This family-friendly event is sure to be full of tricks and treats from a wide variety of Myrtle Beach area vendors. Costumes encouraged! Call (843) 748-0302 for more information. Registration is not required.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Boo-Quarium Bash & Spook-Quarium Sleepover
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
1110 Celebrity Circle, Broadway at the Beach
Myrtle Beach, 29577
7 p.m. to 8 a.m. (Oct. 27)

Ripley’s Aquarium is hosting two spooky events in one night this year! The Boo-Quarium Bash begins at 7 p.m. and will provide food, games and a DJ. Costumes are encouraged for entry in Sharkee’s Costume Contest, and family members will find plenty to do, including face painting, trick-or-treating, crafts and more. Cost is $15 for the general public and $7 for annual pass holders. Beginning at 8 p.m. is the Spook-Quarium Sleepover, an activity for the older kids. The night will include scavenger hunts, spooky stories on the glass bottom boat, crafts, snacks and breakfast the following morning. Cost for the sleepover is $49 or you can purchase a Bash and Sleepover combo ticket for $45. Registration is required for both events. Book your spot by calling (843) 916-0888 ext. 3238.

Atalaya Fall Festival and Haunted Castle
Huntington Beach State Park
16148 Ocean Highway
Murrells Inlet, 29576
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Oct. 26 and 27)

On Friday and Saturday night before Halloween, Atalaya will serve as the setting for an evening of frightfully fun family entertainment. Enjoy 2 separate haunted house attractions: a not-so-scary maze of creepy rooms and a Haunted Castle for the brave at heart. For the younger children, there will be carnival games, children’s crafts, spooky cartoons on the big screen, marshmallow roasting station, a bonfire, and more! Event admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children ages 6 to 15. Children 5 and under are free, but parents, please note: some of the special effects used in the haunted houses may be too intense for younger children. Park admission is free during this event. For more information, call (843) 237-4440.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

HOWL - O - SCREAM
North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex
1030 Possum Trot Road
North Myrtle Beach, 29582
5 to 8 p.m.

Goblins, ghouls, and ghosts, oh my!  Open to all ages, the Parks and Recreation Department in collaboration with Coastal Carolina University'€™s Recreation Management class has converted the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex into a spooktacular site for an array of activities. Attendees will find hayrides, marshmallow roasting, trick-or-treating and more. Scare-free and Scare Zones offer a variety of excitement levels that is sure to satisfy all. Cost is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 5-14 and free for children 4 and under. Concessions will be sold for an additional cost. Please call the Rec Check Hotline at (843) 280-5570, ext. 1 for weather information and weather updates by 4 p.m. for Howl-O-Scream.

Grandparents Weekend at Thompson Farm
Thompson Farm
1625 Bucksville Drive
Conway, 28527
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Oct. 27 & 28)

The weekend before Halloween wraps up the 2018 season for the folks at Thompson Farm, and they’re celebrating by providing grandparents with free admission to the farm with a paid child's admission. Admission cost for children ages 2 to 12 is $13.50 plus tax. Activities at the farm include a 6-acre Corn Maze, Tricycle Track, Giant Jump Pad, Duck Races, Horse Swings, Two Animal Feedings, Hay Wagon Rides, Giant Corn Box, Tire Playground, Balance Beam, Giant Slides, Picnic Area, Bull Roping, Mouse Races and more. For more information, visit www.thompsonfarmandnursery.com.

35th Annual Fall Festival
Surfside United Methodist Church
800 13th Avenue North
Surfside Beach
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Oct. 26 and 27)

Admission is free to the 35th Annual Surfside Fall Festival at Surfside United Methodist Church. This popular two-day event will feature a variety of crafters from throughout the region offering a great variety of handmade items. Additional activities will include a large bake sale, many different fresh food items, and a variety of outdoor games for children.

Barefoot Landing Pumpkin Patch and BooFest
Barefoot Landing
4898 Highway 17 South
North Myrtle Beach, 29582
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Oct. 26-28)

Pick the perfect pumpkin at Barefoot Landing this coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Their pumpkin patch features a Jack-O-Lantern inflatable for children in the new Dockside Village area of Barefoot Landing. Pumpkins are available for sale in a variety of sizes. All sales are cash only, and a portion of proceeds from each pumpkin sold go to help aid hurricane and flood relief efforts along the Grand Strand. Cost is $3 for an all-day wristband for kids to jump in the inflatable, and pumpkin cost ranges from $3 to $15. On Saturday, October 27, Barefoot Landing is also hosting costume contests, stilt walkers, live entertainment and more as part of their BooFest! event. For more information, visit www.bflanding.com.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Halloween Event
Bass Pro Shops
10177 North Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, 29572
All day (Oct. 29 and 30)

This event will take place in the mall entrance of Bass Pro Shops and include a free bat craft project. They will also provide a free 4 x 6 photo with a Peanuts Great Pumpkin Background from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free to attend and no registration is required. Call (843) 361-4800 for more information.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Trick-Or-Treat at Broadway at the Beach
Broadway at the Beach
1325 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, 29577
4:30 to 6:30 pm

Bring costumed little ones to Broadway at the Beach and trick-or-treat at popular Broadway spots. This event is free and open to the public and includes a Halloween Fireworks Extravaganza at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.broadwayatthebeach.com.

Halloween on the MarshWalk
The MarshWalk of Murrells Inlet
4025 Highway 17
Murrells Inlet, 29576
5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Trick-or-Treating for children begins along the MarshWalk at 5 p.m. The annual children’s costume contest will take place at 6 p.m. in front of Drunken Jack’s at the pirate statue. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative, best group, funniest, and scariest for kids ages three and up. Kids ages two and under will compete for the ‘Awes Applause’ award. Prizes include trophies, ribbons, and candy bags. Following the children’s Halloween festivities begin the adult costume contest. Those wishing to participate must pick up a stamp card between 7 and 8:30 p.m. at any restaurant. Competitors must collect stamps from each judging location to enter to win the costume contest, and final awards and prizes will be given out at 10:30 p.m. inside Bovine’s on the back deck. This event is free to attend and no registration is required. For more information, visit www.marshwalk.com.

Trick or Treat With Us
810 Market Common
1220 Moser Drive
Myrtle Beach 29577
5 to 7 p.m.

Participating stores will give out candy to costumed Trick-or-Treaters. Enjoy complimentary haunted carriage rides departing in front of Dolce Lusso Salon and entertainment in the plaza at Grand 14 Cinema. Stop in Hannah Ruth Photography studio for a free Halloween costume photo. This event is free to attend. For more information, visit www.marketcommonmb.com.

Halloween Trunk or Treat at The Cooper House
The Cooper House
6011 Dick Pond Road
Myrtle Beach, 29588
5 to 9 p.m.

Join the Socastee community as they come together to celebrate Halloween at the Cooper House. No costumes are required for this fun-filled night of tricks and treats. In fact,

they will have some children’s costumes on hand for those who need and want one. This event is free to attend. For more information, call (843) 236-7077.

Trick-or-Treat at Coastal Grand Mall
Coastal Grand Mall
2000 Coastal Grand Circle
Myrtle Beach, 29577
5 to 7 p.m.

Participating retailers throughout the mall will offer special treats to little ghouls and goblins in a fun environment. All children (12 and under) should be in costume and accompanied by an adult. Enter any mall entrance and visit participating retailers for candy and treats. Stop by the Mall-O-Ween photo booth, located between the food court and center court to have a picture taken. This event is free to attend and open to the public. For more information, visit www.coastalgrand.com.

Trick Or Treat at Barefoot Landing
Barefoot Landing
4898 Highway 17 South
North Myrtle Beach, 29582
5 to 7 p.m.

Bring children dressed in their Halloween costumes to Barefoot Landing to enjoy a night of trick or treating. This is free and open to the public. Visit www.bflanding.com for more information.