Halloween is here, so gather up some ghosts and goblins and get witchy this weekend at a number of events and activities going on around town! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at our calendar of events for everything else that's going on in Columbia, SC.


Posted by Riverbanks Zoo and Garden on Thursday, October 27, 2016


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Delight in the frights and fun of the spookiest holiday this weekend!

Nothing beats a good Halloween party! Check out the River Rat Halloween Party or Whigoween III for great food, drinks, costume contests and more.

Gather up your little monsters for some family-friendly festivities! Enjoy Boo at the ZooFall Festival and Spooktacular Night at the CMA or get on board the Pumpkin Patch Express.

Enter if you dare! Deceased FarmHall of Horrors Haunted AttractionTerror Falls Haunted Farm and Disturbia Down South Haunted Attraction will have you fraught with fear.

Catch a live production of a Halloween favorite with "The Rocky Horror Show" at Trustus Theatre and Columbia City Ballet Presents "Dracula: Ballet with a Bite" at Koger Center for the Arts.

Finally, take a break from the eerie action with Soda City Market2016 Korean Festival12th PlanetAnthony Hamilton or USC vs. Tennessee!

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


Join Count Dracula and his maidens at the Koger Center this Halloween weekend! October 27 - 29th: Draucla: Ballet...

Posted by Columbia City Ballet on Tuesday, October 4, 2016


River Rat Halloween Party at River Rat Brewery 7 - 10 p.m.; Free admission
Southern Exposure Series: Imani Winds at USC School of Music 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.; Free admission
Whigoween III at The Whig 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.; Free admission

Go Leo Go Walk/ 5K at Saluda Shoals Park 7:30 a.m.; $30
Soda City Market at City Center/ Main Street 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Free admission
South Carolina State House Tours at South Carolina State House 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Free admission
Saturdays in Oz at South Carolina State Museum 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; $6.95 - $8.95
Pirates Take Cinnamon Hill! at Historic Cinnamon Hill House 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Free admission
Pumpkin Patch Express at South Carolina Railroad Museum 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; $15 - $20
2016 Korean Festival at 1412 Richland Street, Columbia SC 11 a.m. - 6 a.m.; Free admission
"Legends of Ancient Greece" at Columbia Marionette Theatre 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $5
Spooktacular Night at Columbia Museum of Art 5 - 8 p.m.; Free admission
USC vs. Tennessee at Williams-Brice Stadium 7:15 p.m.
Anthony Hamilton at Township Auditorium 8 p.m.; $45 - $100
12th Planet at Music Farm Columbia 9 p.m.; $18 - $20

Halloween Roller Derby at Skate Station USA Juniors 1:30 p.m., Adults 3:30 p.m.; Free admission - $10
Fall Festival at First Baptist Church 5 - 7 p.m.; Free admission

Columbia City Ballet Presents "Dracula: Ballet with a Bite" at Koger Center for the Arts Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.; $20 - $45
Boo at the Zoo at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden Friday, Saturday and Sunday 6 - 9 p.m.; $8 - $10
"The Rocky Horror Show" at Trustus Theatre Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.; $25 - $35
Deceased Farm at Clinton Sease Farm Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.; $16 - $20
Hall of Horrors Haunted Attraction at 1153 Walter Price Street, Cayce SC Friday and Saturday 8 - 11 p.m.; $10 - $20
Terror Falls Haunted Farm at Terror Falls Haunted Farm Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.; $15 cash only
Disturbia Down South Haunted Attraction at 2601 Highway 6, Gaston SC Friday and Saturday Sunset - Midnight; $12
Toulouse-Lautrec Works on Paper at Columbia Museum of Art Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; $12
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 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; $6.95 - $8.95
• Museum of Oz
• App4That: Interactive Exhibit on the Progression of Technology
• South Carolina and the Great War
• Art: A Collection of Collections
McKissick Museum has a variety of ongoing exhibits open Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Free admission
• Looking Back/ Looking Ahead: Columbia's Sesquicentennial Time Capsule
• A Compass to Guide: South Carolina Cabinetmakers Today


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 reservations.columbiacvb.com.