We are only a month away from Halloween 2012, and if you're vacationing in Myrtle Beach during that time, you're in for a treat (or rather, a whole bag full). The Grand Strand has a wide variety of events planned to get you into the spooky spirit and several great places to go trick-or-treating!
Conway Ghost Walk in Conway
October 25 - 27, 7pm
Creep through downtown Conway while professional storytellers in period costume spin eerie tales of South Carolina's haunted low-country. It's guaranteed to send a chill up your spine! Tours begin at 7 pm and leave every 10 minutes, lasting an hour and covering 1 mile. The final tour of each night will be at 8:30.
Terror Under the Bridge in Conway
October 25 - 31, Doors open at 7pm
Built in the 1890s, the Lower River Warehouse at the Conway Bridge is said to be the only truly haunted house in the area. They were even visited by SyFy's Ghost Hunters! Don't miss your chance to tour and have a frightfully fun time.
Huntington's Haunted Halloween at Huntington Beach State Park
October 26 - 27, 6 - 9:30pm
Join Huntington Beach State Park for an evening of spook-tacular entertainment centered around Atalaya, the winter retreat built for Anna Hyatt Huntington in the 1930s. The event features carnival games, Halloween-themed cartoons playing on a big screen, children's crafts, s'mores around a bonfire, and two haunted houses with special effects that make your hair stand on end! Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children 6 - 15.
Kids' Club at Inlet Square Mall
October 27, 10am - 12pm
Get in the Halloween spirit with the Kids' Club! The little ones will enjoy a variety of fun activities including mask painting, a performance by a mysterious illusionist and pictures with Seamore the turtle. Guard-a-Kid will also be in attendance, making child ID badges to promote safety.
Kids' and Pets' Halloween Costume Contests and Fun Day at Barefoot Landing
October 27, 12 pm
If you're looking for a family-friendly event, look no further! Barefoot Landing is providing you with a Halloween event the little ones will love. You can enter or enjoy watching the kids' and pets' costume contests, take a free ride on the carousel, get your face painted, make some furry friends at the petting zoo and stop by Kids' Karaoke. If you would like to participate in the costume contest, registration begins at noon!
Howl-O-Scream at McLean Park
October 27, 5 - 8pm
This fun-filled fest in North Myrtle Beach has entertainment for thrill-seekers of all levels, featuring both Scare and Scare Free zones. Activities include hay rides, marshmallow roasting, pumpkin painting, trick-or-treating and games! In case of inclement weather, the event will take place on October 28.
October 31, 5 - 10:30pm
Murrells Inlet knows how to throw a party! From 5 - 7pm, kids participate in trick-or-treating and a costume parade followed by a costume contest, all taking place along the town's beautiful Marshwalk. Beginning at 7pm, it's all about the adults! Be sure to dress your best for the adult Halloween costume contests - they'll be handing out more than $2,000 in cash and prizes! To top it all off, area restaurants will be offering dinner and drink specials throughout the evening.
Celebrity Square of Terror at Broadway at the Beach
October 27, 7:30pm
Think you have a pretty great costume? Then head over to Broadway at the Beach to participate in the largest costume contest in South Carolina! Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. You'll also enjoy a live DJ and all of the fantastic restaurants and bars that this entertainment complex has to offer. Be sure to stop by Hard Rock Cafe - kids 10 and under in costume eat free with a paying adult!
If you're looking for the area's scariest Haunted Houses, be sure to stop by:
Ripley's Haunted Adventure. Sunday - Thursday 12pm to 8pm, Friday -Saturday 12pm - 9pm. Extended hours on Halloween TBA.
Nightmare Haunted House. Friday - Sunday. Doors open at 6pm.
What's the best part of Halloween? Trick-or-treating! Myrtle Beach has several locations to take the kids for their favorite pastime on the 31st:
Broadway at the Beach, 4:30 - 6:30pm
Barefoot Landing, 5 - 7pm. Free bags and carousel rides!
Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, 5 - 6pm
Inlet Square Mall, 10am - 9pm
Coastal Grand Mall, 5 - 7pm
Tanger Outlets on Hwy 17, 6 - 9pm
Tanger Outlets on Hwy 501, 6 - 8pm
We will also be hosting a Halloween activity here at the Resort on October 30th with snacks and fun games for the kids. Be sure to come in costume! To sign up and for additional information, stop by the indoor pool or call (843)-913-5060. We look forward to celebrating with you soon!