Halloween is fast approaching, so I had no trouble scaring up a list of ghostly happenings to keep the little ones busy for the next few weeks. Adults, fear not. My list includes some ghoulish fun for you, too:
Every Friday and Saturday through Nov. 1, beware of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, where roaming zombies will come out at dusk as part of the annual Boardwalk Fright Nights. Admission is free. There also will be discounts on rides and attractions and free concerts (Oct. 25 and 31 only).
On Saturday, The Market Common is holding its annual Wine Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Valor Park. Admission is free. You’ll need a sampling glass for wine samples ($5), and you’ll need to purchase sampling tickets. There also will be food sampling from The Market Common restaurants, live music and beer for purchase.
The annual St. Andrew Catholic Church Taste of the Town will take place from 4-10 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Tickets are $5 in advance ( http://totmb.com/), $6 at the door. Kids 14 and under are free. Local restaurants will be serving appetizers, entrees and desserts. Food tickets, which can be purchased at the event, are $1 each. You’ll need more than one ticket for each food item. There also will be live music, kids’ activities and a beer and wine garden.
The “It’s the Great Pumpkin” Halloween event begins Friday at Bass Pro Shops and runs through Oct. 31. This event includes kids’ activities, a scavenger hunt, crafts, a costume parade, trick or treating, photos and more. All activities are free. Go to www.basspro.com for the schedule.
“Nightmare in the Square,” an adult Halloween party, will take place at Broadway at the Beach Saturday, beginning at 8 p.m. Admission is free. There will be a D.J. in Celebrity Square and a costume contest with prizes.
Howl-O-Scream, a Halloween party for people of all ages, will be held at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex Saturday from 5-8 p.m. Admission is free. This event includes hayrides, pumpkin painting, marshmallow roasting, trick or treating and more.
On Saturday from noon to 3 p.m., Barefoot Landing is holding a Halloween Family Fun Day. Admission is free. This event includes costume contests for kids and pets, prizes, free carousel rides, kids’ karaoke and more.