Here’s what’s happening next:

Aiken Music Fest: 6-10 p.m. Oct. 16, Highfields Event Center, 118 Gaston Road, Aiken; with Hans Wenzel and The Eighty Sixers, Alec James; $10 per carload, beer and food trucks;

Georgia-Carolina State Fair: Oct. 18-27; gates open 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and at noon Saturday-Sunday, Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 308 Hale St.; advance $5 admission or $20 for admission and unlimited rides; at-the-gate Weekdays – $7 admission, $20 for unlimited rides; weekends – $7 admission, $25 unlimited rides;

Western Carolina State Fair: Oct. 18-27; gates open 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and at noon Saturday-Sunday, Aiken Fairgrounds, 561 May Royal Drive, Aiken; advance (purchase before Oct. 18) $6 admission; $25 for Mega Pass for unlimited rides; Ride and Fried Pack $150 for 4 Mega Passes and 4 food vouchers ($180 value); at-the-gate $8 admission (ages 6 and older); $35 Magic Pass for unlimited rides;

27th annual Hispanic Festival: Opens 6 p.m. Oct. 18, noon Oct. 19-20, Evans Town Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; music, food, culture, more; $7, ages 12 and younger and active duty military free;

Fall Farm Fest: 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 19, Aiken County Farmers Market, 115 Williamsburg St., Aiken; pumpkins, apples, children’s activities; live music from Roads N’ Rails, gardening tips from Master Gardeners; free; (803) 644-1907; (803) 293-2214

Time to Scare Halloween Carnival: 5-8 p.m. Oct. 24, Robert Howard Community Center, 103 Diamond Lakes Way; games, costume contest, haunted hours; for ages 12 and under; free; (706) 821-1754,

35th annual Jack O’Lantern Jubilee: 6-10 p.m. Oct. 25 and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 26, Georgia Avenue, North Augusta; music by Mark Chestnutt on Friday, Smash Mouth and Spin Doctors on Saturday; arts and crafts, inflatables, rides, costume contest, more;

Halloween Fest: 6-9:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26, Elijah Clark State Park, 2959 McCormick Hwy., Lincolnton; haunted hayrides, face painting, bouncy house, trunk or treat, pumpkin-decorating contest at 7 p.m., more; $5/person for all activities, parking pass per vehicle $5; Cake Walk $1

Feel Good Safe Trick-or-Treat: Oct. 26, Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds St.; magic show, costume contest, pet parade, fun zone, face painting, live music, “Monster House” movie at dusk; free; (706) 821-1754

Walk With the Spirits Cemetery Tours: Oct. 26-27; tours every 20 minutes beginning at 2 p.m.; last tour starts 5 p.m.; historic Westover Cemetery, 2601 Wheeler Road; 45-minute guided tours presented by Historic Augusta “spirits” dressed in costume; $20 adults, $10 for ages 5-18; tickets good both days, purchase in advance at (recommended as tours sell out) or at the cemetery

Halloween Monster Bash: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 29, Newman Tennis Center; costume contest, photo booth, food, candy, music; $5 members, $8 others; RSVP (706) 821-1600

Halloween in the Woods: Oct. 30, McDuffie Woods Community Center; for kids up to 16 years old; (706) 821-1754,

Spooky Fun Fest: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30, Henry Brigham Community Center; costumes, games, face painting; for ages 12 and younger; free; (706) 821-1754,

Community Halloween Trick-or-Treat: 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 31, Center for African American History, Art and Culture, 120 York St. NE, Aiken; candy and treats for children in costume; Aiken County NAACP voter registration and education for adults; candy donations welcome noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; (803) 226-0269,

Trunk or Treat: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31, Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St.; games, candy, face painting, costumes; candy donations welcome at any Salvation Army location

Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat: 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31, Evans Towne Center Park; trick-or-treating, carnical rides; free;

CanalFEST ‘19: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2, Augusta Canal’s Mill Village Trailhead, 109 Eve St. (behind Kroc Center); 5K Race registration begins 7:30 a.m.; general admission free; CanalKeeper Membership Pass $50; 5K race registration $10; Petersburg Boat Tour $5; raffle tickets 2/$5, 8/$10 20/$20;

Kidsfest – Join the Circus: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Nov. 2, Evans Towne Center Park, Evans; an immersive circus experience with jugglers, magicians, acrobats, more; 2 sessions available; $10 per child;

Autumn Harvest: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2, future home of Enopion Theatre Company, 290 Flowing Wells Road, Martinez; family-friendly day with stage performances, food trucks, vendors, activities, free;

Plantation Blood Haunted Attraction: 7:30 nightly Oct. 11-13, 17-20, 24-Nov. 2, 4127 Wallie Drive; Sunday-Thursday $20, $18 military/student/medical/first responders; Friday-Saturday $22 cash, $24 credit; Fast Pass $45 all days;, (706) 793-3100

The Maize at Steeds’ Dairy: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays and 1-7 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 10, 4634 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown; 5-acre corn maze, hayrides, petting zoo, giant slide, jumping pillow, play area, more; concessions; $11, $8 seniors, military, groups of 15 or more, ages 2 and younger free; last ticket sold 1 hour before closing; text only (706) 829-5334 or

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