If you’re looking to scare up a good time in honor of Halloween that goes beyond the kiddie-centric trick or treating, then never fear, the Grand Strand area is oozing with hauntingly ghoulish festivals, costume contests, and parties for the big kids.
Events and Attractions
• Hallowine Dinner
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Sip and savor your way through a five course meal paired with wines from Encomienda Cervera Vineyards.
Where: Croissants Bistro & Bakery, 3751 Robert M Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach
When: 6:30 p.m. today
Cost: $50 per person
For more information or to make reservations, call 448-2253.
• Fright Nights on the Boardwalk
At dusk, roam the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk with zombies and enjoy discounts at participating area shops, restaurants, and attractions. On Saturday, and Halloween night, Friday, Oct. 31, partake in a Blue Moon Beer Garden and enjoy free live music during the Howl at the Moon concert series.
Where: Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Ocean Boulevard, 14th Ave. N. to 2nd Ave N., Myrtle Beach.
When: Begins at dusk, Friday and Saturdays through Nov. 1.
Cost: Free to roam with the zombies, select businesses in the area offering discounted pricing.
For more information, visit www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com.
• Terror Under the Bridge
In its ninth year, this haunted house offers interactive thrills and evokes screams from its attendees as they take an eerie tour.
Where: X Gym Sports Mall, 568 George Bishop Parkway, Myrtle Beach.
When: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. through Nov. 1
Cost: $10 per person
For more information, call 446-2822, or visit www.terrorunderthebridge.com.
Corn Maze at Thompson Farm & Nursery
Kids of all ages will enjoy the challenge of South Carolina's largest corn maze.
Where: Thompson Farm & Nursery, 1625 Bucksville Drive, Conway
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 25
Cost: $15.50 plus tax for ages 13 & up, $13.50 plus tax ages 3-12, ages 2 and under are free with paid adult.
For more information, call 236-1400, or visit www.thompsonfarmandnursery.com
• Hawg-O-Ween Fest
Bikers like to play dress-up, so this Halloween is geared toward motorcyclists with costume contests with prizes, games, trick-or-treating, music and more.
Where: The Harley-Davidson Shop at the Beach, 4002 US 17, North Myrtle Beach
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
For more information, call 663-5555, or visit www.harleyshopatthebeach.com
Whose Haunting is it Anyway?
Prepare to laugh with the Carolina Improv Company as they take audience suggestions to create a Halloween themed comedy show.
Where: Uptown Theatre, inside Myrtle Beach Mall, 10177 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
When: 7:30 p.m., October 30 & 31, note show on October 31 is an ages 18 & up only show
Cost: $11 per person
For more information, call 272-4242, or visit www.carolinaimprov.com
• Halloween Party at Castano’s Italian Steakhouse
Stop in for spooky cocktails and appetizer specials, live music, and prizes for best costume.
Where: Castano’s Italian Steakhouse, 4926 US 17, Myrtle Beach
When: 4 p.m., Oct. 31
Cost: Free admission
For more information, call 361-2000, or visit www.castanosrestaurant.com
The Deck at the House of Blues hosts an evil costume contest with a grand prize of $200 and two tickets to every 2015 concert at HOB. Enjoy a performance by Matt Parker & The Deacons, drinks specials, sideshow freaks, and carnival games.
Where: The Deck, House of Blues, 4640 US 17, North Myrtle Beach
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Cost: $5 per person
For more information, call 272-3000, or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/carnevil.
• Captain's Quarters Halloween Party
Everyone is invited to partake in the festivities at Level 6 Bowling Center, inside the Captain's Quarters, where kids and adults can compete for prizes in a variety of costume contests. Along with karaoke and an appearance by Salty the Shark mascot, specials on bowling, food and drinks will also be available.
Where: Captain's Quarters, 901 S. Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach
When: 3-7 p.m., October 25
For more information, visit www.captainsquarters.com
• Nightmare in the Square Costume Contest & Party
Don your scariest costume and join the crowds at Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach for its annual costume contest and party with live music. First place winner will receive $2,000, second place $1,000, and third $500. All attendees in costume get free admission to Revolutions, Crocodile Rocks Piano Bar, Malibu's Surf Bar, Club Boca, Froggy Bottomz, Broadway Louie's, and Rodeo Bar & Grill.
Where: Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach, 1320 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
When: 8 p.m., Saturday
Cost: Free; free admission to select clubs with costume
For more information, visit www.broadwayatthebeach.com
• Halloween Costume Contest at Malibu's Surf Bar
Dress up in your scariest costume and participate in this popular dance club’s costume contest to win more than $1,500 in cash and prizes.
Where: Malibu's Surf Bar, 1320 Celebrity Circle, CS-6, Myrtle Beach
When: 8 p.m., October 30
Cost: Free admission with costume
For more information, or to sign up in advance, call 444-3500, or visit www.celebrationsnitelife.com
• Halloween on the Marshwalk Adult Costume Contest
The Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet will hold its annual costume for adults (there’s a kids’ costume contest, too, but Surge isn’t a kiddie magazine). The adult costume contest begins at 7 p.m., with a variety of cash and gift card prizes available for each category.
Where: Marshwalk, 4123 US 17 Business, Murrells Inlet
When: 7 p.m., October 31
For more information, call 497-3450, or visit marshwalk.com/special-events/
• Wet Willie's Halloween Bash
Come dressed to scare and participate in this daiquiri shop’s costume contest to win first place ($250 cash), while second place will receive a $50 gift card and third a $25 gift card. Sip on drink special thoughout the evening include $2 Bloody Finger shots.
Where: Wet Willie’s at Broadway at the Beach, 1306 Celebrity Circle, #106, Myrtle Beach
When: 10 p.m., Oct. 31
Cost: No cover
For more information, call 448-5653, or visit www.wetwillies.com/Locations/Myrtle_Beach.html
• Dancing in the Dark Halloween Costume Party
This electronic dance music costume contest and party will feature national touring DJ, The White Panda, as well as local spinmeisters DJ Cariello and DJ Tellis, prizes, confetti canyons, and more. Must be 18 to enter, 21 to drink.
Where: House of Blues, 4640 US 17, North Myrtle Beach
When: 9 p.m., Oct. 31
Cost: $39 per person
For more information or to buy tickets, call 272-3000, or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach