Want some fun or fright this month? Plenty of Sumter events celebrate Halloween


It's time to get spooked as the month of October is filled with local Halloween events. From haunted houses and trails to trick-or-treating, there's fun for all ages in Sumter and the surrounding area.

Kreepy Hollow Haunted House Attraction

Spend weekend nights screaming in terror with Kreepy Hollow from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. throughout October in Bishopville. Buy tickets and learn more at www.kreepyhollow.net.

Scream Acres Haunted House and Hayride

Walk through a century-old haunted house and then sit back and relax on custom-made trailers through a 2-mile terrifying trail ride, including its newest addition, The Dark Trail.

Scream Acres is open weekend days in October, November and Halloween night. Tickets and information are available at https://bit.ly/2oA4PG9.

Terror Trail

This outdoor Sumter favorite that is bound to give you nightmares after walking through the woods at night. The trail opens every week on Friday, starting Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. until Nov. 1. More information and ticket prices can be found on the Terror Trail Facebook page.

Spooky Makeup

Get ready for Halloween on Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Sumter County Gallery of Art to learn how to do special effects make-up. This event is for ages 4-12 to learn how to create a spooky character with blood, wounds, gashes and odd facial features. Animal and fairy makeup will also be an option.

Haunted Forest Trail

Visit the Wateree Recreation Area on Oct. 18 from 8 p.m. to midnight as all manner of ghosts, ghouls and monsters haunt the woods. Tickets are $5.

Haunted Happenings

Spend a hauntingly fun weekend at Wateree Recreation Area on Oct. 18-19. There will be a Friday night burger burn at the rec hall starting at 6 p.m., followed by a Halloween movie under the stars. Take part in the craft project Saturday and the pumpkin carving contest and costume contest. Spend the evening trick-or-treating before you take a trip down the haunted trail. The best-decorated cabin/RV site can win a free two-night stay at Wateree.

Howl-o-ween at Historic Camden

Historic Camden and Fostering Foster Animal Rescue will host a spooktacular evening for your four-legged friends with a pet costume contest, s'mores bar, McCaa's Tavern and more on Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. Donations are requested for Fostering Foster Animal Rescue as entry fee.

Trunk or Treat

The Third-Annual Trunk or Treat will be held on Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Blue Ridge of Sumter. There will be a prize for Best Trunk.

Legends, Lore and Haunts Tour

Travel through the shadowy past of some local legends and lore shared by tour guides presented by Dearly Departed Tours at the Sumter County Museum. Tickets are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Tours are slated for 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, and at 9 p.m. on Oct. 31. Reservations are required; call Diana Roof at (803) 468-8630 for more information.

Keishidojo Black Light Halloween

Keishidojo will be holding black light martial arts on Oct. 30 at 5 to 8:30 p.m. and Oct. 31 at 5 to 9 p.m. Don't forget to wear your costume!

Trick or Treat in the Backcountry

Enjoy trick-or-treating fun with the family on Oct. 31 at 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Sumter County Museum.