Seasonal Fun - Halloween

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October 1-31
PICK-YOUR-OWN PUMPKINS
Critzer Farm.
Pumpkins and seasonal produce. Call ahead. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-4772. 
 
October 1-November
PUMPKIN PATCH AT MILMONT GREENHOUSES
Pick the perfect pumpkin from the patch. weekdays 8am-5:30pm, Saturdays 8am-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-8408. 
 
October 1-31
PUMPKINS AT THE MARKET AT AMFOG
Browse the fall produce, selection of mums and pumpkin patch. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-7100. 
 
October 1-November 10
SHOWALTER'S ORCHARD
Pick your own pumpkins and apples, hard cider tastings, mums and orchard market. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-896-7582. 
 
October 4-25, Saturdays
GOLDEN KERNEL FARM
Free hayrides to the pumpkin patch. 10am-4:30pm.  For more info call: 540-249-4813. 
 
October 8-November 2, Saturdays & Sundays
CREATIVE WORKS FARM
Skeeter's corn maze, games, pumpkins and more. Saturdays 10am-4pm, Sundays 12-6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-249-4408. 
 
October 8-31
GRAVEYARD LIGHTSHOW
Fluvanna SPCA.
Visit this computerized lightshow with singing pumpkins. Donations go to Fluvanna SPCA and local animal welfare organizations. 4 Lewis Court, Lake Monticello.  6-9pm.  $cash or pet supply donations.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 591-1933. 
 
October 8-November 1, Saturdays & Sundays
GREENFIELD FALL FESTIVAL
Pumpkins, hayrides, farm animals, toddler play area, giant slide and corn maze. Saturdays 10am-6pm, Sundays 1-6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 985-7653. 
 
October 22, Wednesday
PUMPKIN CARVING PARTY
Blue Mountain Brewery.
Bring the whole family for some pumpkin carving fun. Pumpkins, tools, and decorations provided. Take your pumpkin home. Full and kids' menus available. Blue Mountain Brewery, 9519 Critzers Shop Road, Afton.  3-7pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Martha Hayman.  Email: events@bluemountainbrewery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8020. 
 
October 24, Friday
"CARVING AT CARVER" PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
Join in a family pumpkin carving contest at Carver Recreation Center! Pumpkins and tools will be provided. Winning pumpkins will be displayed during the Downtown Safe Halloween Festival. Carvers must have at least one adult and one child (10 & up only) participating. Prize winning teams receive free passes to Carver and Smith Rec Centers. Must pre-register. Carver Recreation Center.  6-8pm.  $5 per family.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3053. 
 
October 24, Friday
BOO BASH!
Virginia Discovery Museum.
A family-friendly party. Wear your costumes and explore the witch's cabin, meet the mad scientists, try boo bowling and win prizes. Ages 2-8 with an adult. Virginia Discovery Museum.  Directions: East end of the Downtown Mall.  6-7:30pm.  $6 members/$8 non-members.  Email: vdmprograms@vadm.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
October 17 & 24, Fridays
FRIGHT NIGHTS AT ADVENTURE FARM
Adventure Farm.
Enter Adventure Farm's corn maze for a spooky surprise! Attendees will encounter various ghosts and goblins as they find their way through the maze by flashlight. LIve music and local food trucks too. Adventure Farm.  Directions: 3314 Earlysville Rd., Earlysville.  6-9pm.  $10.  Email: info@adventurefarm.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-8796. 
 
October 24, Friday
HALLOWEEN COSTUME DANCE PARTY
Crozet Parc YMCA.
Halloween-themed music, dancing, games, snacks, prizes and $2 pizza slices for the whole family. Crozet PARC YMCA.  6-7:30pm.  $Free for members, $5 non-members.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 205-4380. 
 
October 25, Saturday
BLUE RIDGE FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL
Blue Ridge Institute & Museum.
Enjoy Virginia's largest celebration of authentic regional traditions with musical performances and storytelling, workshops, artisans, mule jumping, folk games, heirloom fruits and vegetables, farm machinery demos, the museum's new operating moonshine still and more! Ferrum College.  Directions: 10 miles west of Rocky Mount, Va., on Rt. 40.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 10-25, Friday & Saturday
CREEPY TALES
Frontier Culture Museum.
Start with a folktale or traditional ghost story from Europe and America's past, and add the ambiance of night and authentic surroundings on a lantern-lit tour to around the museum grounds. This popular event is best for older children. Frontier Culture Museum.  7-9pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
October 25, Saturday
DOWNTOWN SAFE HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation & Bama Works.
Costume contests, monster truck, slide, crafts, entertainment and safe trick-or-treating on the Downtown Mall. nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  2-5pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3260. 
 
October 25, Saturday
HALLOWEEN FEST AT THE MARKET AT GRELEN
The Market at Grelen.
Music, ghost stories, dinner, a bonfire and night hikes in the berry patch. Register by October 22. 15091 Yager Rd, Somerset.  5-10pm.  $25+tax ages 13 and older, $15+tax children.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-7268. 
 
October 25, Saturday
HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL AT PLEASANT GROVE
Fluvanna County Parks & Recreation.
Take part in a Pumpkin Painting Contest, Halloween-themed crafts & games, costume contest and more. Pleasant Grove Park, Palmyra.  6-8:30pm.  Recommended for ages 2 to 12.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 842-3150. 
 
October 25, Saturday
HALLOWEEN IN DOWNTOWN STAUNTON
Children can visit the Staunton Downtown Development Association Witch and follow the pumpkins to participating stores to trick-or-treat. Participating Downtown Staunton stores.  10am-12pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-3867. 
 
October 25, Saturday
HOWL-O-WEENIE 5K
Augusta Dog Adoptions.
The Howl-O Weenie 5K run/walk benefits the Augusta Dog Adoptions in its efforts to rescue and re-home dogs throughout the area. This 5k is completely dog friendly and runners can run/walk with their dogs. Feel free to dress in costume and dress up your four legged friend for the race. Coyner Springs Park, Waynesboro.  9am.  $33.50.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Ashley Snyder.  Email: augustadogadoptions@hotmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-294-1472. 
 
October 25, Saturday
SPOOKY PARTY
Children's Museum of Richmond.
Have some not-so-spooky fun at your favorite CMoR location! Featuring your little one's favorite princesses, themed games, and give aways! CMoR Central, CMoR Chesterfield and CMoR Short Pump locations.  10am-4pm.  $free with regular museum admission.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7000. 
 
October 26, Sunday
"GHOSTBUSTERS" AT THE PARAMOUNT
The Paramount Theater.
Classic movie and ticket price (ten cents) to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the re-opening of the theater. The Paramount Theater.  Directions: 215 East Main Street.  2pm.  $.10.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
October 24-26, Friday-Sunday
20TH ANNUAL SPIRIT WALK
Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society.
Visit haunts of the past and hear stories from memorable residents of our community's past. This popular tour typically sells out. Oakwood Cemetery or Court Square.  $12 adults, $8 for kids 10 & under.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-1492. 
 
October 24-26, Friday-Sunday
BOO AT THE ZOO
National Zoo.
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. With traditional chocolates, as well as good for you snacks, souvenirs, and other items, thousands of Boo treat bags will be brimming with goodies at the end of the evening. Don't forget your costume! Tickets on sale Sept. 22 for non-members. National Zoo, Washington DC.  5:30-8:30pm.  $20-$30 tickets, $5-10 parking.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 202-633-4888. 
 
October 26, Sunday
DANGER! ZOMBIES! RUN! 5K
Bad to the Bone Endurance Sports.
Escape the undead as a human, or chase humans as a zombie and turn them into zombies by taking their life (ribbon on their backs). Historic Downtown Mall.  8:30am.  $Various costs.  Email: francesca@badtothebone.biz. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 218-0402. 
 
October 26, Sunday
GOBLINS AND GOURDS
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Celebrate harvest-time in the Children's Garden with a concert by the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra, pumpkin painting, seasonal food tasting, hoop dancing and more! Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond.  1-4pm.  $Free with admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
October 4-26, Saturdays & Sundays
SARAH'S PUMPKIN PATCH
Pick your own pumpkins, hayrides, mazes, corn hole and more! Caves Ford Lane, Orange.  Saturdays 10am-5pm, Sundays 12-5pm.  Email: sarahspumpkins@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-308-8267. 
 
September 27-October 26, Saturdays & Sundays
SINKLAND FARMS PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Corn maze, hayrides, live music, horseback trail rides, children's activities and more. Saturdays 10am-5pm, Sundays 1-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-382-4647. 
 
October 25-26, Saturday-Sunday
THE HAUNTED KEELBOAT
Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center.
Appropriate for young children, visitors wind their way through a field and forest path meeting the Thirteen Ghost Animals of Lewis & Clark: condor, buffalo, horse, bear, and others--performers, most of them High School students, wearing masks we make at the Center as part of our educational program. Then visitors will board the Keelboat--where they can enter the haunted cabin of Sergeant Floyd. Rain cancels. Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center.  3-7pm.  $5.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Alexandria Searls.  Email: alexandriasearls@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 996-7282. 
 
October 26, Sunday
TRUNK OR TREAT
Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
All children are invited to dress up and trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk. Must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older. Please no adult masks that completely cover the face. Check website for more details. 1500 E. Rio Rd.  4-6pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 17-19 & 24-26
WINTERGREEN HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR
Wintergreen Resort.
Come for a weekend of family-friendly Halloween events with spooktacular activities for all ages. Wintergreen Resort.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@wintergreenresort.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 325-8180. 
 
October 26, Sunday
YAPPY HOWL-O-WEEN
Keswick Vineyards.
Dogs, costumes, and support the Charlottesville/Albemarle SPCA. Keswick Vineyards.  Directions: 1575 Keswick Winery Drive.  12-3pm.  Email: info@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
October 28-November 2
VICTORIAN MOURNING OBSESSIONS TOURS
Maymont.
Enter the doors of Maymont Mansion and immerse yourself in the Victorian rituals associated with death and mourning. Period artifacts, original Maymont pieces, mourning fashions, jewelry and keepsakes illustrate the 19th century customs associated with grief and condolence. Somber Victorian ladies and gentlemen lead this unusual tour, filled with macabre beliefs and memorabilia and details about the lives and deaths of Major and Mrs. James H. Dooley. Guided tours available every half-hour. Maymont, Richmond.  12-5pm.  $7.  Email: info@maymont.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166. 
 
October 29, Wednesday
SPOOKY, OOKY AND GOOKY
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Explore the states of matter with hands-on icky, sticky, squishy weird science experiments. Grades K and up. Gordon Avenue Library.  Directions: 1500 Gordon Avenue.  4pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
October 29, Wednesday
ZOMBIE FEST
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Build your own zombie survival kit or become a zombie for a day. Snacks and other spooky fun. For grades 6-12. Gordon Avenue Library.  7-8:30pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
October 29, Wednesday
ZOMBIE PEEPS
JMRL - Central Library.
Transform Peeps marshmallows into zombies using icing and decorations and recreate scenes from your favorite scary books or your imagination. Grades 6-12. Central Library.  4:30-6pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
October 30, Thursday
DOGGIE HOWL-O-WEEN
This annual event includes doggie trick-or-treating, a parade on the downtown mall and a costume contest. Downtown Mall and Main Street Arena.  5-8pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 30, Thursday
MOVIE NIGHT AT SIPS & CINEMA
Early Mountain Vineyards.
Break out your picnic blankets and lawn chairs for an outdoor movie, Hocus Pocus. Tickets include a bag of popcorn! Food trucks, Early Mountain Vineyard wine, and movie snacks for sale. Early Mountain Vineyards, 6109 Wolftown-Hood Road, Madison.  7pm.  $6, children 3 and under are free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-9005 . 
 
Weekends in October
APPLE HARVEST CELEBRATION
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Join the Chiles family for music, food, hayrides, wine tastings, pumpkins, apple picking, apple butter, apple cider, apple cider donuts, apple pie, and all things apple! Carter Mountain Orchard.  8am-7pm the first 3 weekends; 9am-6pm the last weekend.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
October 31, Friday
BABY BOO CAMP AND PUMPKIN PARTY!
Kira Sullivan.
Grab your favorite little goblin and join Baby Boot Camp for a spooky, halloween-themed Baby BOO Camp class, followed by a pumpkin party. Pumpkin-themed exercise class, complete with pumpkin weight lifting and pumpkin weaving. After class, enjoy pumpkin decorating for the kids and yummy, fall snacks. Bring your little one in a costume--yours is optional! Please bring a pumpkin (you decide the weight!) for you to use during class. Pen Park.  Directions: Once you enter Pen Park, turn left by the tennis courts and follow the road to the bottom of the hill.  9:20am.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Kira Sullivan.  Email: kira.sullivan@babybootcamp.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 953-6888. 
 
September 28-October 31
CELEBRATE FALL AT ROUND HILL FARM
Round Hill Farm.
Admission includes a hay ride to the pumpkin patch, a hay bale maze and pyramid, corn maze, farm animals, moon bounces and the tire swing playground! Off-road adventure rides, pony rides, pumpkins, barrel train rides and face painting for an additional fee. Round Hill Farm.  Directions: 6347 Everona Road, Culpeper. Take 29 North to 33, take a right on 33 East to Barboursville and turn left on 20 North. Continue through Orange and remain on 20 North until it intersects with 522. Take a left on 522, go 4 miles and take a left on Everona Road. Farm is 1/4 mile to top of hill.  3-6pm weekdays, 10am-5pm weekends.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-854-7398. 
 
October 31, Friday
CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN CONCERT
Westminster Organ Concert Series.
Spooky organ music for Halloween, followed by a tour of the pipe organ. This half-hour concert is free and fun for all ages! Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Directions: 400 Rugby Road. On Rugby Road next to Beta Bridge, just north of the Rotunda.  3:30-4pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Jonathan Schakel.  Email: music@westminsterva.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 963-4690. 
 
October 31, Friday
HALLOWEEN ON THE LAWN
Students of The University of Virginia.
A long-standing tradition on the historic UVA Lawn. College students hand out goodies and parents don't have to worry about zooming cars! Stop by Edgar Allan Poe's room and say hello to the resident raven. The Lawn/Rotunda.  Directions: The Lawn is the grassy area on the inner side of the famous domed UVA Rotunda.  4-6pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 10-31, Friday-Saturday
HAUNTED CAMP WEEKENDS
Misty Mountain Camp Resort.
Trick or treating, costume contests, pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, magic pumpkin patch, hayrides, karaoke, air brush tattoos, best decorated campsite contest and more. Misty Mountain Camp Resort.  Directions: 56 Misty Mountain Road, Crozet.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-647-8900. 
 
Mid September-October
PICK YOUR OWN PUMPKINS
Chiles Peach Orchard.
Pick your own from the pumpkin patch, or buy them in the market. Chiles Peach Orchard.  Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sundays 10am-5pm.  Email: info@chilespeachorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-1583. 
 
October 1-31, Saturdays-Sundays
PUMPKIN PATCH AT ADVENTURE FARM
Adventure Farm.
Pick your own pumpkin at the pumpkin patch, explore the corn maze, take a hay ride or meet the farm animals. Adventure Farm.  Directions: 3314 Earlysville Road, Earlysville.  Saturdays 11am-5pm, Sundays 12-5pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@adventurefarm.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-8796. 
 
November 1, Saturday
APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL
Vintage Virginia Apples-Albemarle CiderWorks/CoveGarden Ruritan Club.
Enjoy a beautiful fall day in the mountains! Go on a hayride, look at crafts, taste apples, watch old-fashioned apple butter cooking and cider pressing, tour the cidery and learn about growing your own fruit. Rural Ridge Farm.  Directions: North Garden.  10am-5pm.  $Free admission.  All ages welcome.  Email: fruit@vintagevirginiaapples.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 297-2326. 
 
September 20-November 1, Fridays & Saturdays
FALL FAMILY FUN DAYS
Layz S Ranch.
Find lots of family fun with a hay ride, corn maze, hay maze, hay pyramid with giant slide, corn slide, corn pit, apple sling shot, face painting and farm animals. 2253 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra.  4-7pm Fridays; 10am-6pm Saturdays.  $7/person, age 2 and under free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@layzsranch.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 591-0898. 
 
August 30-November 2
HESS CORN MAZE AND FAMILY FUN
Back Home on the Farm.
Check out the three miles of path through the corn maze and answer trivia along the way. Pick your own pumpkin, race pigs, ride the carousel and more! Back Home on the Farm.  Directions: 3231 Willow Run Road, Harrisonburg.  Weekdays 3-7pm, Saturdays 10-6pm, 7-10pm flashlight mazes, Sundays 12-6pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-442-6493. 
 

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