Lots of fall and Halloween happenings throughout the area (Updated)

    Whether you are looking to get spooked, pick up some pumpkins, enjoy a Halloween party, or just grab some treats along the way, here’s all the haunting details you’ll need to have a spooktacular time! There’s an abundance of Fall & Halloween activities in our neck of the Lowcountry to keep us busier than ever. From family friendly events, date nights, group activities and even festivities for your pets, there is something for everyone.  Only 9 more days til Halloween.

    Trick or Treat in Downtown Beaufort: October 25, 2012 430-6pm. Grab the costumed kids, put on your walking shoes and head into Downtown Beaufort on October 25th from 5 to 630 pm for the annual Trick or Treat in Downtown event, presented by Main Street Beaufort, USA and the downtown merchants. Trick or Treat with the downtown businesses along Bay, Carteret, Port Republic, West, Charles and Scott Streets. Kids and parents love this free event as downtown comes alive with costumes, kids, and community.

    HBF’s Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens: 2012 Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens is Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28. During Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens visitors are invited to explore Beaufort from a rare vantage point: a selection of private homes, gardens, and plantations normally not open to the public welcome visitors inside. The houses represent three centuries of Beaufort architecture for which the city is justly famous. These self-paced walking tours offer a distinctive opportunity to observe how contemporary lifestyles are lived within the framework of our unmatched architectural heritage. For times and ticket info visit: https://www.eatstayplaybeaufort.com/event/hbfs-fall-festival-of-houses-and-gardens/

    JSLB’s Halloween Bash Adult Costume Party: October 26, 2012 9:00 pm at Saltus River Grill, 802 Bay Street, Beaufort. Eat, Drink…and be scary! JSLB is excited to host the third annual JSLB Halloween Bash. This is an adult only costume party. A cash bar will be open and great music and prizes will ensure a fun-filled night! The party will start at 9pm and go until…

    Rosie O’Grady’s 8th Annual Monster Mash: Rosie O’Grady’s in Beaufort Town Center is having a Monster Mash Halloween Party and costume contest on Friday October 26th at 9:30pm. Enjoy prizes, live music, specials, fun and more! Adult only please.

    Sandbar & Grill Halloween Costume Party: The Sandbar & Grill will host a costume contest party on Friday, October 26 at 8 pm. Get out your best costume and win some cash! Costume Contest 1st place will take home $200! Music, games, prizes and more at The Sandbar & Grill in The Beaufort Plaza next to the Plaza Theater @ 41-B Robert Smalls Parkway.

    Southern Graces’ Soiree Spooky Bash: 706 Craven St. Beaufort. Friday, October 26th.Cocktails & Hors oeuvres at 6:30pm with Dinner at 7:15pm. Fabulous prizes! Reservations required. $45pp. Call (843) 379-0555 to guarantee reservation.

    Fat Patties’ BOO-GIE BALL:  Fat Patties is hosting it’s first BOO-GIE BALL Friday, October 26th at 10pm.  Live music,  fun & games, and prizes too.  831 Parris Island Gateway, Port Royal, SC  (843) 379-1500.

    Boondocks Restaurant’s annual Halloween party: On Saturday, October 27th, starting at 9pm, enjoy live entertainment by The Brewer Band, a costume contest with cash prizes and giveaways, a pumpkin carving contest and more.  1760 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena, SC  (843) 838- 0821

    Saltus River Grille’s Freaker’s Ball:  Join Saltus in downtown Beaufort for it’s Freaker’s Ball on Friday, October 26th starting at 9pm.  Entertainment by Mix Master Milner, specials and more.  802 bay Street, (843) 379-3474

    Trunk or Treat on Paris Avenue:  Sunday October 28th from 4pm to 6pm.  Join Port Royal UMC, St. Mark’s Chapel, AMVETS Ladies Auxillary, and Old Fort Baptist Church for a Ghoultide gathering that offers a safe trick or treating experience for ghouls, goblins, and  ghosts of all ages betwen 9th & 11th Streets on Paris Avenue.

    The Haunted Trail @ Deep Sigh Horse Farm: The Haunted Trail at Deep Sigh Horse Farm in Seabrook at 163 Keans Neck Rd. and is open October 26th, 27th, 8pm-Midnight and 31st 7-11pm. For all the spooky details, call 843-846-2276. Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult…and you are responsible for the fear left inside of them…if they leave.

    Exchange Club’s annual Beaufort Ghost Tours: One of Beaufort’s spookiest events, The Exchange Club of Beaufort’s 20th Annual Beaufort Ghost Tours, began October 12, and run through October 28th. Take a carriage ride or walking tour through the moss lined streets of Beaufort’s historic district while listening to costumed storytellers tell haunting tales of the area. One of the oldest ghosts in America is said to live in “the Castle,” a 19th century renovated estate located on the river in downtown Beaufort. Some of Beaufort’s oldest residents have shared ghostly stories from their childhood. Make your reservation by calling 843.52.GHOST (843.524.4678). You can check out times and ticket info here: https://www.eatstayplaybeaufort.com/event/exchange-clubs-annual-beaufort-ghost-tours-4/

    Haunted House: Located at the foot of the Broad River Bridge. Be prepared to be scared! October, 26th, 27th, 29th, 30th and 31st at 7:30pm. For more information call (843) 271-5999.

    4th Annual Habersham Harvest Festival: October 27, 12:00pm – October 27, 6:00pm at Habersham Marketplace. The Habersham Marketplace, located at 13 Market St. off of Joe Frazier Road in Beaufort, will host the Fourth Annual Habersham Harvest Festival. The festival will feature live music by Lowcountry favorite, The Brewer Band, along with a variety of area musicians and performers. Festive food and drink from local and regional vendors and seasonal, fresh produce from farmers across the state of South Carolina will be readily available. Additional festival features include a crafts fair, hay rides, outdoor field sports and games, a dog agility course, costume contest and games offered by Beaufort Dog as well as numerous children’s activities. For more information, visit: www.habershamharvestfestival.com

    Chain Free Beaufort’s ‘Howling Halloween’ Party: October 28, 2012 12:00pm – October 28, 2012 3:00pm. Join Chain Free Beaufort at Hemingway’s Bistro at 920 Bay Street in Downtown Beaufort for its annual Howling Halloween Party. Enjoy a canine costume contest with prizes, a silent auction and giveaway, kids activities, food, drinks, and a pet adoption too.

    Carteret Street United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch: 408 Carteret Street, Beaufort. The Pumpkin Patch will be open daily. Thousands of pumpkins were delivered. The Pumpkin Patch, sponsored by the Carteret Street Youth, is open to the public and offers pumpkins of all shapes and sizes for sale. School trips are also available. All proceeds raised benefit Carteret Street’s youth ministries. The pumpkins are grown in New Mexico by Navajo Indians and are shipped directly to Carteret Street as a gesture of faith. Carteret Street, in turn, sells the pumpkins, reports the sales and receives a portion of the overall sales. For more info the church office can be reached at 524-3841.

    Sea Island Animal Hospital Pet Halloween Costume Party: Located at 40 Professional Village Circle, Ladys Island. SIAH will be hosting a pet costume party on October 31st from 2pm-6pm! Bring in your pet in their Halloween Best and enjoy some spooky refreshments!! They will vote on 1st and 2nd place costumes and prizes will be given out. For additional info call: (843) 524-4551

    Sea Island Presbyterian Church Trunk or Treat: October 31st from 5:30-7:15pm. Trick or Treat from Trunk to Trunk and enjoy a not-so-scary costume contest. 81 Lady’s Island Drive, Lady’s Island. For additional info call: (843) 525-0696

    Water’s Edge Community Trunk or Treat & The 6th Annual Holy Smokes Chili Cook-Off: Sunday October 28th @ 4pm. Ghost and goblins, pretty princess’ too, come on out for some treats and maybe even a boo! Trick or Treat from Trunk to Trunk and get something good to eat! Great community fun!

    As you can see there is no shortage of festivities in the area. Grab your goblins and head on out for some spooky fun! Be sure to check back for updates and new activities that may be added now through Halloween. As always, stay up to date on all of the local happenings and events at the eatstayplaybeaufort.com Event Calendar.  And, for those of you adults that plan to attend some of the above mentioned parties in your Halloween best, remember don’t lose your head and wind up dead, call a cab and arrive alive! A Happy Taxi Cab Co. (843) 575-5000 | ADR Taxi (843) 726-5191