Halloween is almost upon us, which means it’s time to figure out how you and your loved ones are going to celebrate the spooky season! Luckily, the CSRA offers a variety of festive fun for all ages. Check out these events throughout the area for some great opportunities to show off your costume, eat too much candy, and scare yourself just a little… or a lot.
For those who love spooky stories, Augusta offers more than one opportunity to hear stories of spirits and haunted history perfect for the Halloween season.
If you’re looking for some grown-up Halloween fun, the Black Cat Carnival advertises midway games, circus acts, burlesque shows, fortune telling, and a spooky serious costume contest. Le Chat Noir hosts this kooky, crazy night on October 26. There’s no cover to get in, but a $35 V.I.C. ticket (Very Important Clown) will get you access to their bottomless, boozy pink lemonade and more.
This event is perfect for celebrating Halloween with the family. From October 25-26th, put your costume on and head to downtown North Augusta for a huge assortment of live music, food, arts and crafts, amusement rides, and a costume contest for kids. Musical guests include Mark Chesnutt, Thompson Square, and Spin-Doctors.
If you’re looking for the classic, yet terrifying haunted house experience this Halloween, you’ll want to check out “the CSRA’s #1 haunt,” Plantation Blood. This haunted attraction, open until November 2nd, features “30,000 square feet of terror,” making it the biggest in the CSRA, likely to give you plenty to scream about. Tickets are $22, and for those not interested in the extremely scary, Plantation Blood offers a pyrotechnics display, a souvenir store, and snacks.
Just because it’s October doesn’t mean the woods have to be scary! Phinizy Swamp Nature Park hosts Halloween-themed, family friendly camping from October 26th to 27th. For $45 a group, you and your kids can enjoy not just a night of camping, but grilling hot dogs, roasting s’mores on the campfire, carving pumpkins, a costume contest, and “tent or treating.”
Halloween is the season of horror, so check out a local horror movie showing to scare yourself into the holiday spirit. On October 25th, the Cinema Series at Augusta University is hosting “A Diabolic Double Feature” at the Maxwell Theatre, meaning from 7 to 11, they’ll be showing attendees two scary movies for twice as many screams. The first showing features the freaky cult-classic Carnival of Souls, while the second remains a mystery. Costumes are encouraged!
For some freaky family fun, stroll through the odd and interesting at Pexcho’s American Dime Museum. Reminiscent of P.T. Barnum’s American Museum in New York City, Pexcho’s features visitations from “Famous Living Freaks,” who showcase their talents, a carnival room full of circus and sideshow memorabilia, a local art exhibit, and more. Tickets are $14.28, but only 10 cents for those seven and under, making it a perfect place for celebrating Halloween as a family or visiting anytime, as the museum is open every weekend year-round.
You may love Halloween, but how much do you really know about the supernatural? Try your luck at Savannah River Brewing Company’s night of Halloween trivia on October 23rd. Use your knowledge of the creepy and spooky to win a prize, all while showing off your costume and drinking good beer.
Put on your costume and your roller skates for a night of family friendly Halloween fun at the Red Wing Rollerway. A $20 ticket to the Spook-tacular Skate Fest includes food, a bag of candy, and your skates for the night, not to mention a chance to enter the costume contest. Celebrate October 31st a different way this season at Teen Dreams’ costume skate party.
Rocky Horror Picture Show is a Halloween staple. Lucky for CSRA locals, the Misfit Theatre Group annually puts on three tributes shows, taking place October 25th and 26th. Held at Pexcho’s American Dime Museum, this is the longest Halloween show tradition in Augusta. Tickets are already available online for $20, so grab yours for a night spent celebrating Halloween, as well as this cult classic.
Whether you’re looking to entertain just yourself, a group of friends, or the whole family, there are a variety of ways to celebrate Halloween this season in the Augusta area. Whatever event catches your eye, make sure to buy tickets, mark your calendars, and start crafting the perfect costume for an October full of Halloween fun.