From Halloween festivities to SwampFest, OktoberFest and the Korean Festival, this weekend is packed with exciting events. Check out our roundup below, then peruse our calendar of eventsfor all that's going on in Columbia, SC!



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Halloweekend is upon us and that means tricks, treats, fun and frights galore! Take the kids out early to Boo at the ZooTricks and TreatsEdVenture's Halloween HappeningsTrunk N TreatClinton Sease Farm and Corn Maze and the Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit. Then have your own ghoulish fun at Michael's Monster BallHaunted History Halloween Program and "Dracula: Ballet With A Bite." The truly brave will face their greatest fears at Deceased Farm's Madness, Murder & MaizeHall of Horrors Haunted Attraction and Terror Falls Haunted Farm. No matter how you prefer to celebrate this spooky holiday, we have you covered!

Check out our daily guide below. For more things to do around Columbia, SC, visit our calendar of events!



Boo at the Zoo at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden 6 - 9 p.m.; $8 - $12
Michael's Monster Ball at Michael's Café and Catering 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.; $15 - $20
Haunted History Halloween Program at Lexington County Museum 7 - 9 p.m.; $3 - $6
Columbia Baroque Concert, Across the Water with Columbia Baroque: "The Rhine" at Columbia College 7 p.m.; $15 - $20
Friday Bluegrass & Acoustic Open Stage & Jam at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.; $5 donation
"Anthony Hamilton and Friends" at Township Auditorium 8 p.m.; $45 - $95

Soda City Oktoberfest at Main Street 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Free admission
South Carolina State House Tours at South Carolina State House 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Free admission
Korean Festival at Richland Street 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Free admission
13th Annual SwampFest at Congaree National Park 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Free admission
Tricks and Treats at South Carolina State Museum 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $5 - $7
"Bremen Town Musicians" at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5.75
EdVenture's Halloween Happenings at EdVenture Children's Museum 4 - 8 p.m.; Free admission for children, $4 for adults
4th Annual Trunk N Treat at The Village at Sandhill 6:30 - 8 p.m.; Free admission
Saturday Classic Country Music Jamboree & Dancing at Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor 7 - 10 p.m.; $5 donation

Columbia City Ballet Presents "Dracula: Ballet With A Bite" at Koger Center for the Arts Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 8:30 p.m.; $20 - $50
Clinton Sease Farm and Corn Maze at Clinton Sease Farm and Corn Maze Friday 6 - 11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday 2 - 7 p.m.; $12
Deceased Farm's Madness, Murder & Maize at Clinton Sease Farm and Corn Maze Friday and Saturday 7:30 - 10:30 or 11:30 p.m.; $8 - $20
Hall of Horrors Haunted Attraction at 1153 Walter Price Street Friday - Sunday 7:30 p.m.; $10
Terror Falls Haunted Farm at Terror Falls Haunted Farm Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.; $15 cash only
Scarecrows in the Garden Exhibit at Robert Mills House & Gardens Friday and Saturday; Free admission
Exhibition "Captured: The Photography of Seven" at Gallery West Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Free admission
Paths of Destruction: Sherman's Final Campaign at South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; $2 - $5
Columbia Museum of Art has a variety of ongoing exhibits open Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $12
• Georgia O'Keeffe: Her Carolina Story
• Independent Spirts: Women Artists of South Carolina 
• The Art of Joseph Norman
South Carolina State Museum has a variety of ongoing exhibits open Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $5 - $7
• Julius Caesar: Roman Military, Might and Machines
• Time and Place: The Artwork of James Fowler Cooper
• Threads: The Story in Our Clothes
• Carolina Makers


For more things to do in Columbia, SC browse our calendar of events and listings of attractionsoutdoor things to dorestaurants and more. Book your hotel room and attractions tickets at