Myrtle Beach Halloween: Where to Go for Spooky Fun

60 miles of soft sandy beaches, pristine golf courses, and mouthwatering seafood delights. While many visitors think summer is the perfect time to visit Myrtle Beach, travelers in the know flock here for a great time in autumn.

Stop wondering what to do in Myrtle Beach in October with our ultimate guide to Myrtle Beach Halloween. Follow along to discover the best things to do during Myrtle Beach Halloween!

From family-friendly hayrides to strolling through a perfect pumpkin patch, the Grand Strand has no shortage of spooky season pride.

Feel that familiar chill and perhaps get a peek at the paranormal on a Myrtle Beach Ghost Tour, or try to outrun legions of zombies at a nightmarishly haunted house. 

Channel your inner Big Fat Greek Wedding, or opt for a sinisterly good hayride. Whether your fall taste runs from silly to scary, Myrtle Beach delivers a graveyard full of good old-fashioned Halloween fun.

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Things to Do in Myrtle Beach in October

Myrtle Beach Halloween Events

Brookgreen Gardens Annual Harvest Home Weekend Festival

Kick off the festive fall season with Brookgreen’s Annual Harvest Home Weekend Festival. Included with regular garden admission or free for members, this pumpkin-studded Halloween event is sure to please. Round up your mini ghosts, goblins, and ghouls for hay mazes, scarecrow building, and pumpkin decorating.*

Bring that otherworldly appetite as you’ll want to fill up on tasty treats from vendors like Let’s Ride BBQ, EZ Cheezy, and Kona Ice. Show off that Halloween costume and those dance moves as you get down with live music from Alabama Theater favorite Greg Rowles and other talented entertainers. 

*Pumpkin decorating and scarecrow-making kits are available for purchase.

photo credit: Brookgreen Gardens via Facebook

Loris Bog Off Festival

Ready to fly the coop? Don’t make a beeline from Myrtle Beach before trying a hearty helping of world-famous chicken bog. The Loris Bog Off Festival is a time-honored Grand Strand tradition that celebrates this savory dish of rice, chicken, and sausage. This October 21st, make like the low country folk and head to downtown Loris to feast on this southern staple.

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For over 40 years, visitors and locals alike have spent the third Saturday in October eating, dancing, and entertaining. While the festivities will kick off at 9:00 am. We suggest sticking around from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm to get your fill of live musical performances, funnel cake, firework extravaganzas, and of course – bog!

Still hungry? Schedule in supper with a side of swordplay when you dine at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Myrtle Beach. 

photo credit: Loris Bog-Off Festival via Facebook

St. John’s Greek Festival

This annual fall festival will have you cheering OPA! Take a break from the candy corn, and try some more Mediterranean-themed cuisine at the St. John’s Greek Festival. After two years of only drive-through events, the Greek Orthodox community is overjoyed to host the festivities in person this year.

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From October 12th -15th, revelers can explore the stunning St. John the Baptist grounds and take part in all the food, flavor, and cultural offerings. 

Dancers in traditional red, black, and white clothing dancing during the St. John's Greek Festival in Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

Broadway at the Beach

More than just unparalleled retail shopping, restaurants, and rides, Broadway at the Beach knows how to bring the BOO! Last year’s Halloween Bash on the Avenue was a haunting hit, featuring an adult costume contest, a live DJ, and even a free showing of Hocus Pocus.

And now, they’re raising the stakes with the Monster Dash 5k Run/Walk Spooky Shuffle 1 Mile event, kicking off at 8 AM on October 28th. Come dressed in your most spine-chilling Halloween costume and join the fun at The Hangout. Whether you’re sprinting like a zombie or shuffling like a ghost, it’s an event that’s sure to bring thrills and chills.

Looking for a more kid-friendly Broadway at the Beach activity? Return on Halloween night with the rugrats in tow to enjoy tons of trick or treating.

photo credit: Broadway at the Beach via Facebook

Market Common

Why limit the Halloween Myrtle Beach spirit to just one day? Make the most out of your Grand Strand autumn adventure when you check out the cornucopia of fall events at Market Common. First, on October 7th, whet your appetite for all things pumpkin spiced with the Family Fall Fest.

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This daytime affair will commence at 10:00 am and feature a healthy spread of treats, hayrides, face painting, and balloon art. Next, conclude your season of mischief and mayhem with Hometown Halloween. On October 31st, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, enjoy trick or treating, a monster mash dance party, and spooky carriage rides.

Hypnosis, Motown, Elvis, oh my! Liven up your fall getaway with one of Myrtle Beach’s best exports – live entertainment! From comedy to country, Myrtle Beach Shows are an extra special way to wrap up any Grand Strand getaway. 

photo credit: Visiting Myrtle Beach via Facebook

Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

Calling all spirits, spooks, and specters, young and old! The Marsh at this year’s spine-tingling “Halloween on the MarshWalk” is about to be overrun with eerie enchantment. Get ready for a night of ghastly fun as the MarshWalk’s most legendary event rises from the shadows.

As the sun sets and darkness descends at 5 pm on October 31st, the MarshWalk transforms into a realm of otherworldly wonder. Watch as trick-or-treaters venture along the haunted MarshWalk, gathering goodies and goosebumps along the way.

Then, prepare for a parade of pint-sized phantoms as the annual Children’s Costume Contest materializes at 6 pm in front of Drunken Jack’s at the Pirate Statue. And don’t worry about the hunger that may haunt you, as all eight of the MarshWalk’s restaurants have conjured up great food and drink specials to satisfy even the hungriest of souls.

North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex

Gather your courage and prepare for a spine-tingling experience like no other at Howl-O-Scream! As the moon casts an eerie glow over the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, you’re invited to step into a realm of supernatural delights on October 28th, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

From hayrides through ghostly landscapes and marshmallow roasting’s warmth. To spooky games and bouncy inflatables, this gathering promises a variety of entertainment for the brave and curious alike. Join us for an extraordinary night that blurs reality and the supernatural!

Myrtle Beach Ghost Tours

Who you gonna call? Ideal for lovers of the occult, ghost tours in Myrtle Beach offers plenty of thrills and spine-tingling chills:

The Brentwood Restaurant Ghost Dinner and Tour

Pesky poltergeists and pork Osso Bucco? Yes, please! Eat your fill of mouthwatering bistro delicacies before you dive into the inexplicable happenings and strange occurrences of the most haunted restaurant in South Carolina. The Brentwood Restaurant Ghost Dinner and Tour combines a three-course dinner with a historic property tour.

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Featured on the Travel Channel and A&E, this former lodging house for weary fishermen has witnessed mysterious orbs, ghostly children, and falling wine glasses. 

photo credit: Brentwood Wine Bistro via Facebook

US Ghost Myrtle Beach Tour

The Low Country’s beautiful beaches bely some truly wicked hauntings. Brush up on your history and visit three of Myrtle Beach’s top paranormal locations on your US Ghost Myrtle Beach Tour. The leading provider of haunted house and ghost tours in America, US Ghost is an expert on everything that goes bump in the night.

Hear the legend of the honkytonk and Barman Joe, walk the promenade and search of the Grey man, or grab a ghostly bite at Peach’s Corner. From benevolent spirits warning of hurricanes to transparent bar patrons, the undead of Myrtle Beach are sure to make quite a splash.

Halloween weather not cooperating? Don’t fret, as we have a whole guide dedicated to what to do with less-than-perfect weather in the Grand Strand

photo credit: US Ghost Adventures via Facebook

Myrtle Beach Spooky Attractions

Nightmare Haunted House

Unauthorized science experiments gone awry at Cryo-Corp have led to a massive outbreak! Muster up all your courage and  Walking Dead expertise as you battle to make your way out of the Nightmare Haunted House. This 4,000 sq. foot facility is East Coast’s scariest year-round attraction.

Brace yourself for legions of face-meltingly grotesque zombies as you attempt to conquer this labyrinth of guts and gore in beautiful Myrtle Beach, S.C. For even more zombie mind games, purchase a combo pass and tack on an escape room challenge to your experience.

close up of friends in dimly lit room at Escapology in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
photo credit: Escapology Escape Rooms Myrtle Beach via Facebook


Calling all puzzle fiends! Put that extra large noggin to the test when you round up a group of your nearest and dearest for an afternoon at Escapology. Test the limits of your curiosity, knowledge, and mental strength as you work together to find hidden objects, uncover clues, and solve puzzles.

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From mansion murders to angry south American spirits, you will have a blast devouring Escapology’s vibrant themes and backstories. Watch that clock, though, as you’ll only have an hour to escape the confines of your hidden crypt, chamber, or shelter.

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Pack away that swimsuit and bring on the hot cider and warming chicken bog when you head to Myrtle Beach this fall.

From face painting to scarecrow making, the Grand Strand is unparalleled for the Harvest Season. Cozy up in a cable knit sweater and pose for a themed carriage ride at Market Common. Or take your time selecting and decorating the perfect gourd at Brookgreen.

Slingback shots and have your eye on an awesome costume prize at Crocodile Rocks, or see if you can summon the dead at the Promenade.

Whether you’re team tricks or team treats, there are endless options for Halloween events in Myrtle Beach.

Tell us, What’s Your Favorite Event for Halloween at Myrtle Beach?

Did we miss any of your top Halloween events Myrtle Beach? Leave us a comment below!

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Written by Isis Maya Nissman

A New York native, Isis-Maya spent most of her professional life working in TV production until a vacation whisked her away to Central...

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