Halloween is almost here, which means there will be plenty of fun things to do in Charleston — a colonial town with more than its fair share of ghost folklore and haunted history. From 5k’s to pub crawls, thousands of people will be out and about, and the costume watching is going to be outstanding. RootsRated brings you 5 of the best Halloween-themed events that will be happening in the next few weeks.
1. rUNdead Charleston
This may be one of the most fun 5k’s Charleston has had in a while. When you sign up for this race you have an important decision to make: whether you want to be a runner or a zombie. The race takes place October 25th at Wannamaker County Park, and starts as the sun goes down. You can either choose to run the course, which winds through the park trail system, or apparently, you can run around where ever you want and be a zombie. Thats a tough choice, but a win-win situation none-the-less. More information can be found at rUNdead’s website.
2. Charleston’s Haunted Pub Crawl
Charleston is an exciting city during Halloween. Not only are the costumes always on point, but the city itself has a complicated and volatile history, which has resulted in some pretty horrifying ghost stories including tales of pirates being publicly hanged, American Revolutionary soldiers roaming the streets, and Edgar Allen Poe's forbidden lover, Annabel Lee, rising from her grave. What better way to celebrate these stories than to take a Halloween pub crawl with Bulldog Tours that takes you to some of the most haunted places of all? Seasonal brews and spine tingling ghost-stories, that's what Halloween is all about.
3. Carrera De Los Muertos
Eagle Endurance is hosting its 3rd annual Carrera de Los Muertos, or “race of the dead” on Halloween weekend. This will most likely be the scariest thing you could do to celebrate Halloween, not because of anyone trying to scare you, but because this 6 mile out-and-back race will be taking place on the Swamp Fox Passage at night. That means it’s going to be dark, and creepy things like to come out in the dark, especially when you’re about as deep into the lowcountry as you can be. So if you’re looking for a decent workout as well as an insane adrenaline rush, pack your head lamp and head over to the passage.
4. Legare Farms Pumpkin Patch
Every Saturday this month, Legare Farms is open for anyone to come pick out some pumpkins while they’re in season. Definitely grab some carving pumpkins, but also don't forget to get a few to make some organic, locally grown, lowcountry pumpkin pie. There is also a maze for the kids, and farm tours to give you a little insight on how the farm is run. This is a popular event among the locals, and an excellent excuse to head out to Johns Island. The Legare Farms website has directions, hours of operation, and any other info you may need.
5. Halloween Bash at Revelry Brewing
Our very own Revelry Brewing, located downtown on Conroy Street, is throwing a Halloween bash that will rival most in the area. This microbrewery is known for its dedication to the art of brewing, and it’s obvious once you try a few of their seasonal beers. Grab some friends, most certainly put on some hilarious costumes, and have a great time at your local brewery.