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 Halloween events 2017

halloween featured events

Belle Grove Plantation Not So Wicked Witch’s Tea Party

belle grove tea partySaturday, October 21st at 1pm

Bring along your best ghoul, goblin or other worldly creatures and enjoy the trick or treats we will have in store for you! Check our website for more information.

Belle Grove Plantation. 9221 Belle Grove Drive, King George, Virginia 22485. 540-621-7340. www.bellegroveplantation.com

 

Belle Grove Plantation Paranormal Spooktacular

belle grove paranormalSaturday, October 28th 12pm to 12am

Special Classes from makeup to paranormal investigation. Paranormal Investigation that night with a paranormal team. Special All Hallows Eve Investigation on Halloween. Check our website for more information.

Belle Grove Plantation. 9221 Belle Grove Drive, King George, Virginia 22485. 540-621-7340. www.bellegroveplantation.com 

 
 

Witches, Ghosts, Thieves, Murder and Mayhem Tour. Nightly in Sep & Oct. Fredericksburg, "America's Most Historic City, is also considered to be one of the most haunted cities in the country. So join us to see if you can find any undead on one of our Ghost Tours through historic downtown Fredericksburg. 60 minute carriage ghost tour. This tour is appropriate for all ages, so bring the entire family to search for those who still walk the streets after death! Where: Fredericksburg Visitor Center. www.oldetownecarriages.com


Halloween Costume Swap. Sep 22 - Oct 6. Exchange your child's gently used costume for one that's new to you! Drop off your clean, intact, and stain-free costume at the children's desk anytime September 22-October 6. For each costume donated, you will receive a swap voucher! Costumes remaining after the swap will be donated to Hope House. Where: Salem Church Library. librarypoint.org


The Great Pumpkin Fest. Select Weekends from Sep 23 - Oct 29. 12 - 5 pm. Kings Dominion is not all scary in the fall. It's all fun and no fear. Our daytime Halloween-themed events on select Saturdays and Sundays are geared towards children and families. Your favorite rides are also open during the day in Planet Snoopy. Kids Costumes are encouraged! Where: Kings Dominion, Doswell. www.kingsdominion.com 


Halloween Haunt at King's Dominion. Weekend evenings, Sept 23 - Oct 29. 7 pm. Features ghastly creatures emerging from the darkness, highly-intense and bone-chilling attractions and some of the most hair-raising rides on the planet like the Intimidator 305 and Dominator roller coasters! NEW attractions this year! This event is not recommended for kids. Where: Kings Dominion, Doswell. www.kingsdominion.com


Haunted Hallow. Fri & Sat nights, Sep 29 - Oct 28, 7 - 10 pm. Visit a haunted, abandoned old farm! 8275 Maple Tree Ln, Warrenton, 20188. 540-522-9183. www.hauntedhollowva.com


Shocktober. Every Fri, Sat, Sun: Sep 29 - Oct 29, 7 - 10 pm. The Paxton Manor opens its doors to those who are brave enough to walk her halls and descend into the basement. At Shocktober you can visit The Paxton Manor & The Haunted Well of Souls (basement of Paxton Manor). Where: 601 Catoctin Circle NE, Leesburg. www.shocktober.org


The Death Trail. Fri & Sat nights, Oct 13 - 28, and on Sunday, Oct 29. 7 - 10 pm. Only the brave and foolish are willing to test fate along these dark and twisting trails. Also an escape room available. Where: 16120 Dumfries Rd, Dumfries. http://thedeathtrail.com


Walking Ghost Tours. Various weekend nights Oct 6 - 31. From its Colonial past to the horrors of four major Civil War battles, Fredericksburg is one of the MOST haunted cities in America! Let the costumed guide navigate you through the paranormal combining the past with stories and folklore of the still lurking dead! Call 540-226-8378 to schedule a tour. Where: F'burg Visitor Center Parking lot, 706 Caroline St. www.fredericksburghauntings.com


The Pumpkining. Oct 7. 10 am - 10 pm. Fredericksburg's biggest pumpkin party! Huge Variety of Pumpkin Beers, Live Music, Food Trucks, Kiddie Carnival and Much More! Where: Riverfront Park, 600 Sophia St, F'burg. Free!


Ron Rosner YMCA Creepy Crawly Carnival. Oct 13 & 14. 7 - 9 pm. Visit the Ron Rosner YMCA for the 14th Annual Creepy Crawly Carnival. Enjoy a variety of activities for the entire family including carnival games, face painting, a moon bounce, a hayride, a haunted house, all in a safe environment. Where: 5700 Smith Station Rd, Fburg, 22407. www.family-ymca.org


Gourds, Goblets, and Ghouls. Oct 14, 15. 11 am - 6 pm. Come on out for two days of fun at the farm! We will have Beer, Wineries, DJ, Live Music, food, hayrides, pumpkin picking, corn maze, corn sling shots, animals, bounce houses, corn sling shots, pallet maze, Charlotte's web hide and seek, pony rides and more! Haunted Trail at night! here: Hanover Vegetable Farm, 13580 Ashland Rd, Ashland, VA. www.hanovervegetablefarm.com


6th Annual Halloween Scarefest. Oct 20, 21, 27, 28. 8:30 pm - midnight. All of your fears come to life as you encounter many creatures and spirits straight from your nightmares. The Exchange Hotel is ranked as the 15th “Most Haunted” location in the U.S! Cost: $10. Where: Exchange Hotel, Civil War Medical Museum, 400 S. Main St, Culpeper. www.hgiexchange.com


Candlelight Tours of the Civil War Medical Museum. Oct 20, 21, 27, & 28. 8 - 10 pm. Featuring ghost stories and tales of the paranormal told by period dressed re-enactors. Cost: $10/Adults; Kids 8 - 12: $3. Under 8 are Free! Where: Exchange Hotel, Civil War Medical Museum, 400 S. Main St, Culpeper. www.hgiexchange.com


Creepy Crawly Carnival @ King George and Caroline YMCA. Oct 20, 21. 7 - 9 pm. Hayrides, face painting, carnival games, a haunted area, a DJ, dancing, and a costume contest each night. Bring the whole family out to an event that is safe and family friendly for kids of all ages! www.family-ymca.org/about-us/news-events/


Boo at the Zoo. Oct 20 - 22. 5:30 - 8:30 pm. With more than 40 not-so-spooky treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats, and decorated trails, this event is frightfully fun for the whole family. New this year will be an entertainment stage with a DJ spinning Halloween favorites, musicians, and jugglers. Also, don't miss a themed hay maze and scarecrow field. Treats include traditional chocolates, as well as good for you snacks! Don’t forget your costume! Where: National Zoo, Washington DC. https://nationalzoo.si.edu/events/boo-zoo


Spooky Stories By The Shore. Oct 21. 6:40 - 8 pm. Walk the trail of spooks and spiders to the shore for a roasting fire! Enjoy the enchantment of Halloween as we warm you with hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows, then chill you to the bone with spooky stories and other surprises. Great fun for the entire family! Dress warmly and bring a flashlight and blanket. Cost: $8 or $30/family of 4. At Motts Run Reservoir. Pre-registration required. 540-372-1086 or www.fredericksburgva.gov/parksandrec


Haunted Trail @ Wilderness Resort. Oct 21, 27, 28. Get tickets at 7 pm on the night of event. Event starts at 8 pm. Board the hay wagon and you'll be dropped off in the field of terrors! Open to the public! Cost: $15 per person. Recommended for 10 and up. Enjoy hot drinks and a cozy bonfire while you wait for your hayride to the so-called field of screams! Where: 9220 Plank Rd, Spotsy, 22553. www.wpresort.com


Movie Night @ Hurkamp Park. Oct 21. 7 pm. Grab the family and a blanket for 2 movie showings. When: 7 pm: It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and 7:30 pm: Hotel Transylvania. Where: Hurkamp Park
Air and Scare. Oct 21. 12 - 5 pm. See the spooky side of air and space at our annual Halloween event! Arrive in costume for safe indoor trick-or-treating, creepy crafts, spooky science experiments, and other Halloween-themed activities. Cost: $15 for parking. https://airandspace.si.edu/events/air-scare-10


Spooky Stories. Oct 23. 7 - 8 pm. Listen if you dare to tales that will chill and thrill you. Grades K-6. England Run Library. librarypoint.org


Spooky Stories. Oct 24. 7 pm. Listen if you dare to tales that will chill and thrill you. Grades K-6. Snow Library. librarypoint.org


Fright Night in the 'Burg. Oct 26. 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Celebrate Halloween w/ a fun filled carnival and costume contests. Ages 3 - 5 will compete for most original and cutest while ages 6 - 8 and 9 - 11 will compete for most original and funniest! A family costume contest will take place and only one will be crowned "Best in the 'Burg!" Judging will start at 6:15 pm, so be on time! Where: Dorothy Hart Community Ctr, Canal St, F'burg, 22401. Pre-registration recommended. Cost: $6. One adult is free w/ each paying child. $2 for each additional adult. www.fredericksburgva.gov/parksandrec


Family Campout: Spooky Spectacular. Oct 27. 6 pm. Meet some of Maymont’s spooky creatures as we celebrate “Owl”-oween! Explore the grounds on a lantern-lit hike. Afterwards, we’ll make s’mores and enjoy stories around the campfire. Following a night in your tent on Maymont’s grounds, enjoy a continental breakfast and take a morning hike. maymont.org


Massad YMCA Creepy Crawly Carnival. Oct 27 & 28. 7 - 9 pm. Halloween festivities will once again be at the Massad Y! Games, haunted house, wicked fairy tales haunted trail ride, obstacle course, hay maze, pumpkin carving & more! Carnival area with crafts, games, treats and dancing. Where: 212 Butler Rd, F'burg, 22405. www.family-ymca.org/about-us/news-events


Halloween Hoopla. Oct 27. 10 am & 11 am. Halloween stories, songs and a costume parade at Salem Church Library! Ages 2-5 with a caregiver. librarypoint.org


Halloween Spooktacular Preschool Party. Oct 27, 10 - 11 am. Learn all about Halloween as you make a craft, listen to a story, play games, and have a snack. Don't forget to wear your costume! Where: Rowser Building, 1739 Jeff Davis Hwy, Stafford. Cost: $10. Pre-registration required. www.staffordparks.com


Halloween Hoopla. Oct 27. 9:30 am. Stories, songs and a costume parade. Porter Branch Library. librarypoint.org


Fabulous Friday: It's Monster Time! Oct 27. 4:30 -5:15. Create your own glitter slime monster to take home. Grades K-6. Where: Porter Library. librarypoint.org


Trick or Treating @ Mt. Vernon. Oct 27 & 28. 3:30 - 6:30 pm. Participate in a special scavenger hunt, take a wagon ride on the 12-acre field, and create a boo-tiful Halloween craft in this unforgettable evening. A children’s costume parade around the Mansion will begin at 5 p.m. and prizes will be awarded for most fang-tastic “George” and “Martha” costumes! Cost: $12/Adult & $6/Child. Buy tickets at www.mountvernon.org


Pumpkin Patch in the Pool. Oct 27. 6 - 8 pm. Who said pumpkins can't swim? Get your pumpkin from the pool, decorate it and after all your hard work, swim awhile! Pre-registration required. Space is limited, so sign up now at www.StaffordParks.com! One pumpkin per child. Cost: $10. Event will be held at the Jeff Rouse Swim & Sport Center.


Spook Fest Halloween Fair. Oct 28. 8 am - 12 pm. Shopping, trick or treating, bouncy house, and BBQ. Fun for the whole family. Where: King George Middle School


Scare Away Dravet Halloween 5K. Oct 28. 9 am - 12 pm. Let's find a cure for this catastrophic form of Epilpesy and put Dravet Syndrome to rest. This year we will be dressing up, trick or treating, there will be a costume contest and enjoying many other family friendly Halloween activities to be announced soon. Where: Old Mill Park. Register at https://dravetfoundation.rallybound.org/5k-for-dravet-virginia


Haunting Halloween Madness. Oct 28. 6 - 10 pm. Costumes, music, and food outline this scary Saturday night in the vineyard, benefitting the Louisa Humane Society. For $20, dance into the night to the tunes of “REUNION”. Roast marshmallows by the Bonfire, and dance the night away! Call 540-895-5085 to make reservations or www.lawinery.net/events


Goblins & Goodies. Oct 28. 2 - 4 pm. Looking for family fun filled way to celebrate Halloween? Get your costume ready for our Costume Contest! We'll have an afternoon of crafts and candy while we discover some cool facts about some not-so spooky critters. Costume prizes for the most unique & best use of recycled materials in two age groups; up to 5 yrs. and 6 yrs. and up. Free! Lake Anna State Park. 540-854-5503.


Oktoberfest. Oct 28. 11 am - 4 pm. Celebrate fall, nature’s grand finale, with Oktoberfest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond! Join us for a day filled with live music, games and prizes, all included in Garden admission. www.lewisginter.org


Fall Party @ Wiggle Worms. Oct 28. 11 am - 9:30 pm. Join us for a day of fall fun! Crafts and snacks TBA. Children can wear their costumes but please nothing gross, gory, or scary. Pizza and juice included at 6:30pm. Please call or be here by 6pm to take advantage of the pizza. Where: Spotsy Towne Centre. www.wiggleworms.net


One Eyed Zombie Terror Trail 5K. Oct 28. 4 - 6 pm. Grab your running gear, and prepare to run for your life. Chose to either be a survivor or a zombie as you navigate 5 kilometers of forest trails and roads, while negotiating obstacles. Zombies and survivors run on separate clocks, as the survivors get a 30 second head start and try to out run the living dead. Each runner will have a life belt, and the zombies will try to take flags from it. Each flag taken adds 5 seconds to the survivors time, and takes 5 seconds from the zombies time. Registration is $25 for both survivors and zombies. All proceeds benefiting Special Olympics. For more information contact Caledon State Park, or Justyn Cox the race director at 540-205-5300 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Where: Caledon State Park, 11617 Caledon Rd, King George


Hallowen 5K & Monster Mile. Oct 28. 7:30 - 10 am. Get EXCITED because the most spooktacular race in the Stafford area is back with a new course this year! Prizes for the top finishers and best costumes! Put on your favorite costume, lace up your running shoes, and join us for our 2nd Annual Halloween 5K and Monster Mile! Where: Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center. Sign up at racetimingunlimited.com


Halloween Hoopla @ CMoR. Oct 28. 2 - 7 pm. Spooky fun awaits at the Children's Museum of Richmond's 17th Annual Halloween Hoopla! Tricks, treats, live entertainment and more! Where: CMoR Central, 2626 W Broad St, Richmond. Cost: Adults are $4 and children are FREE! www.c-mor.org


3rd Annual Halloween Spooktacular. Oct 28. Our family-oriented event is fun for young and old! And, we’ll still have plenty of apples to pick! Pumpkin carving contests, Halloween parade/contest, caramel apple dipping station, trick or treat and hayrides all day! Where: Carter Mountain Orchard. http://chilesfamilyorchards.com/events/3rd-annual-halloween-spooktacular/


Treats on the Streets. Oct 28. 11 am - 2 pm. Trick-or-treating at downtown shops, and lots of fun at Riverfront Park! Learn safety tips for trick-or-treating and enjoy fun activities! Free! Where: Riverfront Park & Downtown F'burg


Family Day: Boo-Rah Halloween Fun. Oct 28. 12 - 3 pm. Celebrate Halloween at the Museum! Enjoy games, crafts and other activities. There will also be a "Boo-Rah" puppet show (12 PM and 1 PM) and a live reptile show (12:30 PM and 1:30 PM). Admission to the Museum and parking are always FREE! Where: National Museum of the Marine Corps. http://www.usmcmuseum.com/


4th Annual Fall Festival and Halloween Golf Cart Parade. Oct 28-29. 10 am - 5 pm.
The Colonial Beach Fall Festival includes craft and food vendors, pony and hay rides, games, inflatables, crafts, fire pit and ends with the Halloween Golf Cart Parade. Free! Where: Town Hill, Colonial Beach


F'burg Fall Family Festival. Oct 29. 3 - 6 pm. From hay rides to inflatable’s and carnival games, it's fun for the entire family! Where: Spotsy Towne Centre. Free!


Spooky Stories. Oct 30. 7 pm. Listen if you dare to tales that will chill and thrill you. Grades K-6. Porter Branch Library. librarypoint.org


Spooky Stories. Oct 30. 7 pm. Listen if you dare to tales that will chill and thrill you. Grades K-6. Salem Church Library. librarypoint.org


Halloween Hoopla. Oct 30. 11 am. Stories, songs and a costume parade! Snow Library. librarypoint.org


The Death Trail Kids Night. Oct 31. 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Less scary for kids under 11. Candy along the way too! Where: 16120 Dumfries Rd, Dumfries. Cost: $5/child. Parents free! http://thedeathtrail.com


Halloween Hoopla. Oct 31. 9:30 am. Halloween stories, songs and a costume parade at Downtown F'burg Library! For infants/preschoolers. Daycares welcome. www.librarypoint.org


Toddler Fall-Halloween Party. Oct 31. 10 am - 3 pm. Join us a Fall Party catered to your little ones. We will be making age appropriate arts, crafts, and we will be playing games throughout the day. Themed snacks will be provided at 12:30pm and 2:30pm.Children can wear their costumes but please nothing gross, gory or scary. Where: Wiggle Worms, Spotsy Towne Centre

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