A variety of Halloween activities are happening in the days leading up to Halloween on Oct. 31.
Trunk or Treat is Saturday at the Marlboro County Courthouse Square from 2-5 p.m.
The event is presented by the city of Bennettsville, Marlboro County, Marian Wright Edelman Public Library and the Bennettsville Fire Department.
A fun alternative to trick or treating will allow children the opportunity to collect candy trunk-to-trunk from local businesses, organizations and community groups.
There will also be costume contests, games, music, and food vendors.
Also 500 hot dogs and drinks to children will be handed out and there will be a prize for the best decorated trunk.
Tickled Tots and the Marlboro School Community Center will present the Tickles and Scares Halloween Partyout from 5-9 p.m. October 31.
It is for ages toddler to 13.
Organizers will have Halloween themed refreshments, desserts, drinks, and more.
There will also be various fun games, candy, giveaways, and even character appearances for the toddlers.
It is free for children and $2 for adults.
Parents are asked to stay with their children.
The town of McColl will have Trunk or Treat on Main from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 on Main Street.
There will be prizes for the best decorated trunk and a costume contest.
Outdoor inflatables will be provided by Mayor Bobby Odom.
Voting for the Downtown Scarecrow contest begins on Saturday and goes through Nov. 1.
The voting can be done online in a photo album on the City of Bennettsville Visit Bennettsville SC Facebook page and in-person at the Bennettsville Community Center.
Winners will be announced at the Scarecrow Fest on Nov. 2.
The Marian Wright Edelman Public Library and City of Bennettsville are partnering to host the second annual Scarecrow Fest from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. It will have food and craft vendors, local artists and dancers, bounce houses, and much more for the entire family.
To sign up to be a vendor at the festival, call Sonya at 843-479-5630, ext. 0.