Halloween Activities For Kids Across The Lowcountry!

I CAN NOT believe it’s October. Seriously. While I have been out of town for the last two weeks, the temperature on Hilton Head has dropped about 10 degrees and you can smell the change in the air. Fall. Yes, it smells like Fall.

So of course with Fall in the air and Halloween on my mind, I wanted to put together a list of some fun events taking place in the Lowcountry these next few weeks! So grab your kiddo’s costume (if you have it already – Gray’s was made last year the night before the rec center event – no judgement), some cash, a non-fat PSL and some extra diaper wipes (Holiday Farms) and we’ll see you out there!

First up is the Mom’s Mecca – The Halloween Holiday Holy Land – Holiday Farms. I distinctly remember my girlfriend Lauren telling me about this place, WAY the hell out there in Ridgeland, during my first few months as a mom. At that time they were going for Easter with her husband, her 3 year old and her newborn. I remember thinking “WOW, HOW is she doing all these fun things with her kids?!?!”  You know when you think THAT mom has it all together, she was THAT mom! While I of course sat around sleep-deprived, scared and listening to NPR with my 10lb sack of potatoes. AKA my child.

Fast-forward 2.5 years and sure enough, I will do ANYTHING to get out of the house with Gray. Including driving over an hour to Ridgeland, SC – on a two lane road – NOT following GPS (see blog post from last year) so that he can run around in a field and take a tractor ride while sitting on some hay. Authentic. Love me some Holiday Farms.

Read this post from last year for some tips! Don’t even try and get all cute for this trip…and bring lots of hand wipes.

Open October 1st-October 31st. Monday-Thursday 9am to 2pm and Friday-Saturday 9am to dark with the last hayride leaving at 6pm. Closed Sundays!

Emma & Gray watching pig racing last year…still not sure how I feel about this but whatev’s 🙂

Then next Friday, October 25th is the Island Rec Centers annual Pumpkin Patch & Halloween Contest at Shelter Cove Community Park.

4 -8 pm
Shelter Cove Community Park
$10 Admission for Ages 2-15
Parent and Children under 2 get in free
Haunted Hayrides, Petting Zoo, Bouncies, Games & More!
There will be beer, food, bouncy houses and cute little kiddos running around in their adorable costumes. In 2011, my girlfriend Kelly’s daughter Emma won when she was a little over a year – dressed up as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz.
In 2012, Emma and Gray partnered – actually I panicked and stuck G as Emma’s sidekick because I was the Mom that didn’t have a costume the night before – they went at Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf and didn’t even come close to placing. I think the judges called Gray “homeless” that day.
But sure enough – our stage-mom girlfriend Rachel – her little Sophie took home the prize as an octopus. And yes, she is sitting in an “ocean” – wagon. No Joke. Rachel actually hashtagged #winning on this picture. Stage Mom. Love Her.
Just sayin’, it’s a tough mompetition ladies. Bring your A-Game.
Or sit with Joe and I and drink a beer 🙂
The day after, Saturday the 26th, both Habersham in Beaufort and The Savannah Children’s Museum are having fun events!
The Habersham Harvest Festival is always on my calendar but I never seem to make it. Maybe this year….They will have face-painting, pig racing, a ferris wheel and Mayor Billy in the dunking booth. And Habersham is just a cool community.  Starts at 10am and ends at 4pm. Click on the link below for details.

Tricks, Treats & Trains will be held at the Savannah Children’s Museum, in conjunction with the Georgia State Railroad Museum from 10am-1pm. Train rides, trick or treating around the railroad yard and fun at the outdoor museum! They are asking for reservations for the event…which in “Mom World” is like asking to pee alone – not gonna happen – but I’m sure you can just call the day of.

Back here on Hilton Head, Coligny Plaza will be hosting Halloween Events on Monday, October 28th from 4 to 7pm.  Trick or Treating at over 60 stores and restaurants (stop by the Frosty Frog or Skillets for your “adult” treat), a family costume contest at 6pm, carnival games and CIRQUE Halloween shows starting at 5pm and 6pm! Remember when you went to the Fall Festival in Elementary School and won a caramel apple and a goldfish??? I have a feeling this will be just like that! Love supporting this LOCAL shopping center and all they do for the community!

And if you are just looking for a simple pumpkin patch in the Lowcountry, it’s worth your while to visit Dempsey Farms on St. Helena Island. Anyone that reads my blog posts knows how much I love the history, culture and people of St. Helena, a small farming sea island with a sense of community like nowhere else. Dempsey Farms has been around forever and Gray loves to go there and run, a place where you can pick your own strawberries, watermelon and peas in season.

Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10-5:30
10-4 Saturday and 1-4 Sunday for the Fall

Offering pick your own pumpkins and hayrides.

Make sure to post your fav places to go in the comments below!

With Love From The Lowcountry,

Heather

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