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What to do in Halloween, South Carolina this year

Spooky season is in full swing as Conway continued the tradition to label itself as Halloween, South Carolina. It can be overwhelming to know what options there are if you are unfamiliar with the area. 


Here are my top four locations I recommend to anyone who wants to explore. 


Downtown Conway 

Even though many people might see this as obvious, this is the perfect time to go sightseeing downtown. The City of Conway has branded itself to be the Halloween destination of South Carolina, and the effort the town has invested proves it. 


One notable location is the “Tunnel of Bones” as multiple jumbo skeletons can be seen interacting with smaller skeletons. The fun poses and interactions the skeletons have allowed this to be a silly sight worth seeing. 


The decoration of their trees and parks makes the town feel natural. “Pumpkin Trees” make this a unique and beautiful location for seasonal photos that scream Pinterest. The “Witches Garden,” “Garden Walk” and “Kingston Park” allow guests more variety when exploring the hidden crannies of the town. 


The city is also promoting multiple events throughout the month, which can be found by visiting 


Thompson Farm & Nursery 

Thompson Farm & Nursery is hosting drive-in Halloween movies and nighttime corn-mazes this year. Movies like “Casper” and “Hocus Pocus” will be shown. 


Tickets are only available online and can be found at 


Broadway at the Beach — Halloween Bash on the Avenue  

Broadway at the Beach will host a Halloween party on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. This event will feature an adult costume contest and will have prizes for first, second and third place winners. 


Boone Hall Fright Nights 

The greatest haunted house in South Carolina is about two hours away from campus and located in Mount Pleasant near Charleston. Boone Hall Fright Nights includes three different haunted locations for general admission of $38. This admits you to a haunted hayride, a clown themed house and the main haunted house. 


The location has DJs, vendors and actors who truly make the experience fun, and the wait goes by quickly. 


I am usually unaffected by haunted houses, but Boone Hall has been the only one to genuinely scare me. I would recommend this to anyone who would enjoy traveling or enjoys getting the most out of a haunted house. To purchase a ticket, visit 

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Morgan Purkhiser
Morgan Purkhiser, Photographer
Hi, my name is Morgan Purkhiser and I am the photographer for The Chanticleer. I am a freshman getting a degree in anthropology and geography with a minor in psychology and a certificate in applied archeology, and I am from Spartanburg, South Carolina.    My interests include forensics, photography, and art. I have won second place in the congressional art competition for South Carolina with my photography.   I am planning to become a forensic anthropologist and get a doctorate in anthropology. I would also like to work at a museum as a museum curator or work in artifact restoration. 

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