October is in full swing and Halloween is only weeks away. Signs of Halloween are everywhere around the Grand Strand. Pumpkins and scarecrows decorate shop fronts. Candy is on sale almost everywhere you go. Most of all, there are plenty of Halloween events taking place in North Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area to keep you entertained. Some events are even taking place throughout the month. If you and your family are vacationing with us this October, check out some of the fun and not-so-spooky Halloween happenings planned for 2021!
Myrtle Beach Fright Nights
This year, Myrtle Beach has planned a full month of Halloween fun to celebrate the season. The Fright Nights are being held Fridays and Saturdays in October from dusk until midnight. Live actors will be professionally dressed and done up as zombies and other creepy creatures. The actors are there to entertain instead of scare so even the little ones can enjoy. You can even get your picture taken with the actors. For those that prefer an adrenaline rush, there are two haunted houses on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, The Ripley’s Haunted Adventure and Nightmare Haunted House. There will be Halloween-themed games and even bounce houses set up at Plyler Park. Live bands will perform each night. Attendants are encouraged to dress up in costume, children and adults alike, and some businesses will even be passing out candy for the kids. Participating businesses will have labels in their windows. This month-long event is one you do not want to miss.
Howl-O-Scream will take place on Saturday, Oct. 30th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. The sports complex is transformed into a Halloween wonderland for the event. A popular part of Howl-O-Scream is the costume contest which is open to all ages. There are three categories: Adults (15 and up), children (5-14), and children (4 and under). The price for adults to enter the contest is $2 and $1 for children while children 4 and under participate for free. There are other activities planned including hayrides, marshmallow roasting, games, inflatables, and trick-or-treating. There are two types of hayrides, a scare-free hayride and a haunted hayride-so no matter what kind of Halloween thrill seeker you are, you will enjoy this event.
Boofest! at Barefoot Landing
Boofest! is a daytime event taking place at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. This year it takes place on Saturday, October 30th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There will be plenty of fall activities and entertainment including stilt walkers and balloon artists. Children are encouraged to dress up and take part in the costume contest. There will even be a pet category so don’t forget to bring the furry family members. Registration for the contest is from 11 AM to 12 PM. Contest categories are pets (12 pm), children 3 and younger (1 pm), 4 to 7 years (2 pm), and 8 to 12 years (3 pm). Prizes are awarded for first, second, and third place. There will also be a free showing of the Halloween classic, “Hocus Pocus” at 7 pm at the Dockside Village Amphitheater Lawn. You can bring blankets or chairs and purchase snacks from one of the many restaurants at Barefoot Landing.
BooLu’s is an event taking place at Lulu’s Restaurant in North Myrtle Beach on Friday, October 29th from 6-8 pm. There will be a kid’s costume contest, candy, and pumpkin decorating. The treats will be provided by Lulu’s. A pumpkin decorating station will also be set up to make it easy for little hands to decorate their own pumpkin. The costume contest is free and will be broken up into categories. The restaurant encourages kids “to come dressed in their most creative costumes.” This event is free and will give you a night full of spooktacular fun.
Stay With Us
The weather and smaller crowds are not the only reason to visit the Grand Strand in October. You will find events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Find the perfect rental for your beach vacation at Elliott Realty. Elliott’s has rental properties in both North Myrtle and Myrtle Beach. We will see you soon!