It is hard to believe that we are already a couple of days into October. Although things are starting to get somewhat back to normal, there are still fears of COVID looming. The good thing about the fall is that most of the best events are held outdoors, where the spread of COVID is less ominous. So, don’t let this Halloween’s festivities pass you by. Take full advantage of all the fun October Summerville events that there are to enjoy!
Hometown Roots Farm
If you are looking for a good hometown way to spend your weekend days, the Farm Festival being held from now until November 1 at Hometown Roots Farm is an excellent destination. Among some of the activities offered are hayrides, a cornstalk maze, pig races, kiddie barrel train rides, a petting zoo, the painted pumpkin scavenger hunt, AdVenture kids play, an apple slingshot, and food trucks with brunch served on Saturday and Sunday. After enjoying the day outdoors, take home your pumpkin pick to carve with the kids for later. It is an excellent way to get some fresh air, it’s super inexpensive, and just good all-around community fun!
The Pumpkin Patch at Mistletoe Lane
The Pumpkin PATCH is a down-home, unique experience for the entire family. There are various sizes of pumpkins for each family member, gourds, mums and pansies, and Indian corn for all your fall decor. They also have oak and hickory firewood for sale that is seasoned and ready to keep your home cozy and warm for the fall temperatures to come. Pick up all that you need to make your home fall-fantastic in one place.
The West Farm Corn Maze
What would fall and Halloween be without a corn maze to amaze you? The West Farm Corn Maze is open for its sixteenth anniversary starting Oct 2 and running through November 1st. Due to COVID, there are some limitations and protocols that will be followed, but it won’t put a damper on the corn maze fun. There is also a pumpkin barn where you can pick the perfect pumpkin to take home, a children’s area where kids can immerse themselves in a hay bale maze, kiddie swings, climbing toys, corn hole, and the Tire Climb, which is fun for the entire family – kids at heart included. And don’t miss out on the animals. There will be goats, donkeys, alpacas, pigs, ponies, cows, and chickens for viewing.
Although not in Summerville, SC, the Reaper’s Dungeon is just about thirty to forty minutes away, and well worth the drive. Imagine being stuck in the deep, dark woods with a vast number of ghosts and ghouls. The Reaper’s Dungeon path takes you over a half-mile through the Deadly Hallows Hasted Trail. Open throughout the weekends of October, and then again on Halloween night, if you are ready for some fright, make an evening out of it.
The town of Summerville is putting on a truck-or-treat for Halloween. First, your little ones can capture all the candy possible, and then you can camp out to stay for the movie Hocus Pocus, which comes on at sundown. The event is being held on October 18th at 4:30 and it is completely free. There will also be different vehicles, including construction tractors and firetrucks for the kids to climb aboard and look around. Make sure to bring your own bag to gather up all the goodies. There will also be carnival games and other fun stuff for the entire family. Have your little ones sport their great costumes and celebrate Halloween surrounded by friends and neighbors.
The Ghostwalk, hosted by the Junior Service League, might be a bit different than in previous years, but it is still a-go! The Ghostwalk event will consist of a self-led tour running from October 17th to October 31st. In recent years, they have had people tell live stories as you make your way through the tour. This year, they will be recording the stories that will be available for use using a QR code and your mobile device.
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Magnolia Autumn on the Ashley Arts and Craft Fair will be returning this year. On October 10th and October 11th, artisans from all around the Lowcountry will be joining to sell their incredible and unique items in an open market. Artists will have craftwork like wood carving, jewelry, natural skincare, photography, and more. Admission is free to the fair itself, but there is an admission fee to get into the Magnolia Gardens.
Trunk-or-Treat Boo Thru
Slot times run from 3:30 – 6:30, and you can sign up ahead of time to drive through the Hampton Park Loop on October 30th. Community exhibitors will be on hand to hand out candy, and you can have your picture taken while riding around in your car. There will also be spooky Halloween music to enjoy, a pumpkin hunt, and many more fun surprises. Although you are required to stay in your vehicle, you are encouraged to costume-up and decorate your car for more fun and maybe even a surprise treat.
Things aren’t exactly back to normal yet, but the good news is that with fall comes outdoor fun. Don’t miss out on these fabulous Halloween events being held in and around Summerville, SC. They are sure to please – so get out and enjoy good neighbors and some fresh air!