Halloween spending to reach spooky records


Halloween has arrived, and these events across the area are likely to scare up some fun for families and children.


Boo Bash - Haywood Mall is hosting Kidgits Boo Bash. The event features a costume contest, candy giveaways, ghostly games and autumn activities. Location: Haywood Mall, 700 Haywood Rd. Greenville, SC 29607 Date: October 31 Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Anderson

Mall Halloween Party - Anderson Mall’s KidX Club will throw its annual Halloween party. The shopping destination will be offering fun Halloween-themed activities for families. This event will offer free trick or treating fun and crafts for the whole family. Rejuvenate Church is an event sponsor, providing inflatables and cotton candy at the mall parking lot for tricks-or-treaters. Location: 3131 N Main St, Anderson, SC 29621 Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Date: October 31Spartanburg

October Fun Fest - Virginia College in Spartanburg is organizing a “Don’t be a ghoul, come to school” event, where attendees are invited to enjoy trick or treating. There will be tours for prospective students, costume contests at noon and 5:30 p.m. Guests can donate $1 to the United Way for a chance at drawing a gift basket. Location: 8150 Warren H. Abernathy Highway, Spartanburg, SC 29301 Date: October 31 Time: Costume contests - First from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Second from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.Cowpens

Fall Fest 2016 at Cowpens First Baptist Church - Free food, games, music and more. Location: 108 W. Church St., Cowpens, SC 29330 Date: Oct. 31 Time: 5 to 8 p.m.Asheville

Boo Bash - Asheville Outlets is hosting a Halloween celebration for kids and pets with trick-or-treating, music, games and more. Location: 800 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806 Date: Oct. 31 Time: Trick-or-treating from 5 to 7 p.m.; games and crafts from 5 to 9 p.m.Fountain Inn

Trick-or-Treat on North Main Street Location: N. Main Street closed from Hellams St. to Weston St. Date: October 31 Time: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.FIREside Radio Show – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Date: October 31 Time: 7:30Hendersonville

Boo at the Zoo - Jackson Farm and Petting Zoo is hosting a kids' Halloween event featuring a costume contest, hay ride, face painting, a surprise walk through the orchard, apple picking, monster mash dance, trick or treat goodie bags and more. Location: 2025 Gilliam Mountain Road Date: Oct. 31 Time: 4 to 7:30 p.m. Price: $5 per child. No cost for adults with children.Clemson

Downtown trick-or-treating - College Avenue will be closed to motorists between SC 93 and Keith Street. Location: College Avenue, Clemson Date: Oct. 31 Time: 3:45 to 6:30 p.m.Copyright 2016 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

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