When October rolls around in Myrtle Beach, it brings pumpkins, hayrides and plenty of hair-raising happenings. If you’re planning on staying with Brittain Resorts & Hotels around Halloween, here are some Halloween activities you don’t want to miss:
Trick or Treating
If you’re dressing up the little ones and collecting candy, there are plenty of places along the Grand Strand that will be passing out sweets on Halloween:
Broadway at the Beach – 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
– Plus stick around for spooktacular fireworks at 10 pm
Barefoot Landing – 5 pm to 7 pm
The Market Common – 5 pm to 7 pm
– Complimentary haunting carriage rides will from 5 pm to 8 pm
Every Friday night during October, enjoy Flashlight Friday at Thompson Farms. Snuggle up on your blanket or bring a lawn chair as you watch a family friendly movie which begins at 7:30 pm. There will be a fire pit for you to roast marshmallows for s’mores and hot cider and coffee to sip on. Afterwards, have fun using flashlights to find their way through the 6 acre corn maze.
La Belle Amie
Enjoy sipping wine and telling ghost stories around the fire at the Halloween Saturday bonfire on Saturday, October 27th from 12 pm to 5 pm. There will be live entertainment and if you bring a canned food donation – your ticket price will be reduced to $2. Get ready for a hauntingly fun afternoon!
The Harvest Home weekend will be from 9:30 am to 4 pm on October 6th and 7th. This family friendly event lets you pick your own pumpkin to paint, go on a hayride, build your own scarecrow in the scarecrow building contest, and enjoy food and live entertainment. You can also explore the gardens at meet the animals in the Lowcountry zoo.
If you’re into that ‘jump out of your skin’ feeling, monsters and not knowing what’s hiding around the corner – these haunted houses are right up your alley.
– Outbreak – Dread the Undead
Located at the Hollywood Wax Museum, this lab experiment gone wrong will have you dodging zombies as you try to reach the emergency exit before it’s too late.
– Ripley’s Haunted Laser Strike
You’ll have to use precision and aim as you use a laser gun to attempt to escape flesh eating monsters.
– Nightmare Haunted House: Zombie Zone
This heart thumping haunted house will have you in and out of total darkness as sounds from Zombies have you wondering if you’ll make it out before it’s too late.
What’s Halloween without a few tales of the spirit world. If you’re one that seeks out the world of the paranormal, here are a few ghosts that have been said to appear around the Grand Strand:
Brentwood Wine Bistro
This little restaurant nestled in Little River is known for something other than its French cuisine. It’s said that when new owners purchased the property, they rearranged the furniture but when one particular picture was moved – glasses flew from shelved and shattered across the floor. A dark figure is said to roam around the staircase and a human face often appears in an old mirror. The waiters can give you more detail on the paranormal activity. Dine here for dinner and you might get more than a delicious meal!
There is a tale of love lost that is known to bring about strange occurrences in the graveyard of All Saints Church in Pawleys Island. A beautiful woman named Alice Flagg, sister of Dr. Allard Flagg, was presumed to marry well. But as fate had it, she fell in love with a lumberman, who didn’t meet the approval of her brother. After proposing, her brother demanded she return the lumberman’s ring and sent poor Alice off to boarding school. While there she fell ill with malaria and returned to her home in Pawleys Island. After she passed, Dr. Flagg discovered Alice never returned the ring and had it hanging around her neck. He tore the ring from around her neck and tossed it into the marsh. He buried his sister in the the cemetery of All Saints with a simple grave inscribed with her name – Alice. It is said that many have seen Alice’s ghost wandering the cemetery and marsh in search of her ring. And it’s said “if a person can walk backwards thirteen times around her grave without stumbling – Alice will appear and find her ring”. But somehow people always manage to trip over something… whether it be a tree root, or perhaps Alice herself.
The Gray Man is known by Pawley Island locals to be a ‘good ghost’. There is a legend that says, after been away from his fiancee for quite some time, he was in a rush to see her and took his horse through a shortcut in a marsh between Georgetown and Pawleys Island. Unfortunately this unmarked path led to him and his horse getting swallowed up by quicksand. The fiance was so upset by his untimely death that she was known to roam the beaches in mourning. One day a man dressed in all grey approached her and she recognized him as her lost fiance. He warned her of an upcoming storm – and she returned home to flee to the mainland with her family. After the horrible storm passed, the young woman’s home was the only one left standing. To this day sightings of the Gray Man are said to have occurred before major storms such as Hazel and Hurricane Hugo. As nice as this ghost may be warning of terrible storms – he’s definitely one you don’t want to come across.
Whether you want the heart pounding scares of a haunted haunted house, wander around a cemetery or simply walk through a corn maze with a flashlight – there’s plenty of spooktacular fun happening for Halloween in Myrtle Beach this October.