Zombies for West Columbia Halloween, with Boo at the Zoo, Halloween Hoopla

Halloween night is getting closer and that means zombies are lurking at  1705 Redbird Lane in West Columbia.

The zombie posse is comprised of scary wooden figures crafted by artist Jeff Matthews who lives at the house that has presented the attraction for the last four years.

Matthews cut out and sketched the zombies. He created the zombie gaggle to draw visitors to his, and his wife Candy’s home, for Halloween.

Matthews said the display has definitely attracted more trick-or-treaters and that was his intent. But that is not all that has happened since 2015, when he first displayed the wooden cut-outs.

“You’ll see car after car coming by, slowing down to get a glimpse of the eerie visage. Matthews has even added colored lights, and sometimes there’s a fog- generated by dry ice- to set an even creepier mood. 

Matthews said it takes about 30 minutes to cut out a zombie, and two hours to sketch one. The figures are so popular, he has sold them to fans of zombie shows like “The Walking Dead.”

Boo at the Zoo 
Riverbanks Zoo offers one of the most-popular seasonal events in Boo at the Zoo. It’s 6 p.m. Until 9 p.m. until oct. 30, and it’s just across the Saluda River from West Columbia.

Boo at the Zoo is described as safe, affordable, family-friendly Halloween festivities.

Trick-or-treaters collect about 300,000 pieces of candy every year during Boo at the Zoo. 
Boo at the Zoo also includes Frankenstein’s Foam Zone, Dinosaurs Around the World, Spooky Spots and Stripes Railroad and, Mummy’s Eeky Freaky Dance Party and the Marshmallow Roast.

Boo at the Zoo is a tradition that goes back to 2003 and attracts about 30,000 visitors a year. 
Click for Boo at the Zoo Website: 
Trick-or-treating is reserved for kids 12 and under. Children should bring their own reusable bags or containers. Costumes are encouraged, but adults are asked not to cover their faces with masks. Parking for Boo at the Zoo is available on the zoo side only at 500 Wildlife Parkway in Columbia.

Halloween Hoopla  at  EdVenture 

EdVenture is presenting the annual Halloween Hoopla celebration at the EdVenture Children’s  Museum, just across the river from West /Columbia at 211 Gervais Street, Columbia.

This family-friendly Halloween spectacular is open to the public and is free for children 12 years and younger ($5 for guests over age 12.) Advance tickets encouraged. Purchase your tickets here: Halloween Hoopla  at  EdVenture tickets website:

Trunk or Treat events

Providence Presbyterian Trunk Or Treat is Friday
Providence Presbyterian Church’s Trunk Or Treat is Friday from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Providence Presbyterian Church. 1112 Hummingbird Drive, West Columbia. Kids wear your costumes for this candy-oriented event.

Mt. Tabor Lutheran Halloween in The Park is Sunday
Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church’s Halloween in The Park is Sunday from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at 1000 B Ave, West Columbia.

Halloween in The Park features Dinner; Games; Attractions; a Haunted House; and Family Fun For Everyone.

Mt. Hebron United Methodist Country Fair 2019 is Sunday

Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church Country Fair 2019 is Sunday from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church, 3050 Leaphart Rd., West Columbia. The Country Fair features Games, Food, Magic Show, Door Prizes, Hay Rides, and MORE. Costumes are welcomed and remember to be Church friendly please.

Haloween is approaching in West Columbia. Be sure to enjoy. 

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