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October 22, Sunday
4TH ANNUAL MEAT YOUR MAKERS
J.M. Stock.
Come for free tastings from MarieBette Bakery and Twenty Paces Cheese, meet real local farmers, see a demo from Blanc Creatives and enjoy beer, pork sandwiches and fried chicken plus a push-up contest. All proceeds benefit the City Schoolyard Garden. J.M. Stock.  Directions: 709 W. Main St.  2-5pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-2480. 
 
October 21 & 22, Saturday & Sunday
APPLE FESTIVAL AT DRUMHELLER'S
Drumheller's Orchard.
This fall's Apple Festival will offer food vendors, crafters, fresh baked goods, hayrides, apple sling shot, a corn maze, apples, apple butter, fresh cider, country hams, pumpkins, bouncy houses and a Kids' Corner! Live music both days! Drumheller's Orchard.  9am-5pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@drumhellersorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-5036. 
 
October 19-22, Thursday-Sunday
BARRACKS ROAD ANNUAL FALL SIDEWALK SALE
Barracks Road Shopping Center.
Sashay into fall, jump-start your holiday shopping and save on fabulous finds at more than 80 shops and restaurants. Barracks Road Shopping Center.  Directions: Emmet Street.  All ages welcome.  Email: snorth@federalrealty.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-9233. 
 
October 21-22, Saturday-Sunday
BATESVILLE APPLE BUTTER DAYS
Batesville Community Service Club.
Batesville's premier fall event to cut wood for fires, haul tents and chairs, peel and slice 60 bushes of apples, stir, fix breakfast, can, label and clean up etc. Long-time regulars have done this each year since 1975 as a fundraising effort and newer locals are invited to join in. The event goes all through Saturday night without stopping until Sunday afternoon. Batesville.  10am Saturday to 2pm Sunday.  Email: events@batesvilleva.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
October 20-22, Friday-Sunday
BOO AT THE ZOO
National Zoo.
With more than 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats and decorated trails, this frightfully fun evening is a treat for the whole family. An entertainment stage features a DJ spinning Halloween favorites, musicians and jugglers. Also, try your luck in the scarecrow field. Treat stations include adult treats too. Craft beer and food tastings! National Zoo, Washington DC.  5:30-8:30pm.  $Varies.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 202-633-4888. 
 
October 22, Sunday
FALL FESTIVAL
Mountaintop Montessori.
Enjoy seasonal activities, games and crafts, local food and beer, a gently-used book sale, music and more. Bring a friend. Mountaintop Montessori.  1-5pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-8886. 
 
October 22, Sunday
FALL INTO WELLNESS
Richmond Behavioral Health Authority.
This family-friendly festival promotes health and wellness and features a 5k run/walk, live music, yoga, salsa and line dancing, face painting, pumpkin decorating, kids zone and food trucks. New Market Field, Richmond.  Directions: 2nd and E. Byrd St.  10:30am 5k, 12pm live music begins.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: mooredf@rbha.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-819-4185. 
 
October 15 & 22, Sundays
FRENCH CREPE DAY
DelFosse Vineyards and Winery.
Take in the view while enjoying a selection of freshly made chef-prepared sweet or savory crepes paired with salad and your favorite DelFosse wine. DelFosse Vineyards and Winery, Faber.  11am-3pm.  Email: info@delfossewine.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-263-6100. 
 
October 22, Sunday
GOBLINS AND GOURDS
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Harvest celebration with live music, pumpkin decorating, storytelling and fun in the Children's Garden. Fun for the whole family. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond.  Directions: 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond.  1-4pm.  $Free with admission.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, Saturdays & Sundays
GRAVES MOUNTAIN APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL
Graves Mountain Lodge.
Enjoy the days of yesteryear watching apple butter being cooked in kettles over an open fire at one of the area's largest festivals. Pick apples and enjoy bluegrass music, cloggers, hayrides, horse rides and a craft fair with over 70 arts and crafts vendors. A hay maze and a few farm animals complete the fun. Rain or shine. Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria.  10am-4:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@gravesmountain.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4231. 
 
October 22, Sunday
REFORMATION CONCERT
St. Mark Lutheran Church.
In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the choirs of four Charlottesville-area Lutheran churches will hold a joint concert. A reception will follow. St. Mark Lutheran Church.  Directions: 100 Alderman Rd.  4pm.  Email: ernstwrite@yahoo.com. For more info call: 979- 1777. 
 
October 22, Sunday
SOME LIKE IT HOT
The Paramount Theater.
Come see this classic comedy on the big screen. Rated PG. The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $7 adult, $5 youth under 12.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
October 20-22, Friday-Sunday
THREE NOTCH'D OKTOBERFEST
Three Notch'd Brewery.
Come to the German-style beer hall and restaurant to celebrate Oktoberfest. Enjoy a weekend of Marzen beers, big pretzels, spicey mustard, and all your Three Notch'd favorites. Oktoberfest Brunch starts at 10am with Oktoberfest menu and beers served all day. There will be family fun, tasty brews, children's activities and more. Three Notch'd Craft Kitchen & Brewery.  4pm Friday-11pm Sunday.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 19-22, Saturdays & Sundays
WILL & WHIT: THE MUSICAL
DMR Adventures.
Will & Whit is based on the young adult graphic novel by local author Laura Lee Gulledge and features music composed by local musician Ceci Vaughan. See a talented cast of local performers under the direction of Melissa Charles, with music director, Celena Cox, and will be staged in the new black box theater at Belmont Arts Collaborative at oad. Black Box Theater, Belmont Arts Collaborative.  Directions: 221 Carlton Rd.  7pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday; 3pm Saturday; 6pm Sunday.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 22, Sunday
WINES AND VINES FESTIVAL
Kilaurwen Winery.
Enjoy Kilaurwen wine, great music and tasty food truck fare while you listen to live music by Scuffletown. Bring your chairs and blankets and join with friends and neighbors. Kilaurwen Winery, Stanardsville.  2-6pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 985-2535. 
 
October 22, Sunday
WORKING WOODS WALK
James Madison's Montpelier.
Venture deep into the Montpelier Demonstration Forest on a two-hour hike guided by experts in forest conservation. Learn about cultivation strategies that generate mutual benefit to man and nature, both in the Madisons' time and today. Dogs on leashes are welcome. James Madison's Montpelier.  Directions: Begins at David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center.  2pm.  $5.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728. 
 
September 30-October 23
GREEN VALLEY BOOK FAIR
Green Valley Book Fair.
Encourage your child to read by expanding his or her home library. Huge selection of children's books at 60%-90% off retail prices on new, over-run or irregular books. 2192 Green Valley Ln., Mt. Crawford.  10am-5pm Monday-Thursday; 10am-6pm Friday & Saturday; 12-5pm Sunday.  $Free admission.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-385-0099. 
 
October 23, Monday
MAD HATTER & DEVILS BACKBONE DINNER
Rapture Restaurant / Mad Hatter Foods.
A five-course meal featuring Charlottesville's hot sauce, Mad Hatter. Each course will be paired with Devils Backbone beer. Rapture.  6pm.  $55.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
September 11-October 23, Mondays
READING RUMPUS FALL SESSION
JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.
A lively, drop-in that brings books to life with participation, song, and movement. Designed for children up to 3 years and accompanying caregiver to encourage early literacy and language. JMRL- Gordon Ave Library.  10:30am.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
October 23, Monday
SPOOKY NIGHT STORYTIME
JMRL- Central Library.
Come prepared to hold tight to your lovey and shiver as all things spooky are celebrated in this evening storytime. Spooky variations on favorite rhymes and songs, too. JMRL- Central Library.  6:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
October 24, Tuesday
LAURA LEE GULLEDGE COMIC WORKSHOP
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Join local Eisner Award-nominated graphic novelist Laura Lee Gulled for a workshop on writing and drawing comics. Ages 10 to adult. Required registration begins October 3. JMRL - Crozet Librar.  6:30-8pm.  Recommended for ages 10 to 99.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
September 12-October 24, Mondays or Tuesdays
MOTHER GOOSE TIME FALL SESSION
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Simple stories, rhymes and songs for children up to 23 months and caregiver followed by time to play and socialize. This special time supports early literacy and language skills by encouraging singing, playing, talking and reading. Registration is required. JMRL- Gordon Avenue Library.  11:30am-12:15pm Mondays, 9:30-10:15am Tuesdays.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
October 24, Tuesday
THE ROAD TO COLLEGE: A WORKSHOP FOR 8TH-GRADE PARENTS
Renaissance School.
Parents of 8th-grade students are invited for a free workshop. The Road to College: A Workshop for Eighth Grade Parents will include topics such as middle school to high school transition, the college counseling process and what to expect and how to help your child achieve success in high school with the greater goal of college success. Renaissance School, 418 E. Jefferson St.  6-7:30pm.  $Free and open to the public .  Contact: Richelle Claiborne.  Email: rclaiborne@renaissanceschool.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-1952. 
 
September 11-October 24, Mondays or Tuesdays
TWOS & THREES TOGETHER FALL SESSION
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Stories, songs, movement and fingerplays designed for 2- and 3-year-olds with accompanying adult. Fun ways to develop pre-literacy skills with "Sing, Talk, Read and Play." Registration is required. Gordon Avenue Library.  9:30am Mondays, 10:30am Tuesdays.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
October 11, 18, 19, 24 & 25
HIGH SCHOOL 2022
Albemarle County School District.
Learn more about High School 2022, an Albemarle County Public Schools initiative to rethink high school. Beginning with incoming freshman in fall 2018, the high school experience will be different. Come and learn how. At Various Area Middle Schools (see website for list).  6:30pm.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 25, Wednesday
PRIMUS
The National.
The National, Richmond.  8pm, doors open at 7pm .  $$36.50 advance, $40 at the door.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-612-1900. 
 
October 25, Wednesday
THEATRE CHS PRESENTS: 1601 & FIREBUGS
Theatre CHS.
Come see the student-written and student-directed musical "1601." The show raises awareness toward mental health issues and suicide prevention. In the absurdist comedy, Firebugs, arsonists roam the streets, setting fire to buildings, seemingly at random. Greed and apathy allow evil to flourish. Frisch evokes powerful messages drawing universal issues of morality from his own experiences in the Second World War. Charlottesville High School Black Box Theatre.  Directions: 1400 Melbourne Road.  7pm.  $10 adult, $5 CHS Student, $15 VIP Front Row.  Email: theatrechsboxoffice@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 245-2725. 
 
October 26, Thursday
BREWMASTER EVENT WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Graduate Charlottesville / Habitat for Humanity.
Come to the outside patio for pumpkin carving and cider tastings as well as food from the Cafe. A pumpkin to carve, a flight of cider and nibbles cost $10 with 20% of the proceeds going to support the 5th Annual Habitat for Humanity Rake-A-Thon. Sheepdog Cafe.  6-8pm. 
 
September 14-October 26, Thursdays
MONKEY BUSINESS FALL SESSION
JMRL- Gordon Avenue Library.
Come monkey around with exciting stories, fingerplays, silly songs and flannel stories. Designed to help independent 3- and 4-year-olds practice self-sufficiency and develop early literacy skills to help them be ready to read and succeed. Registration is required. JMRL- Gordon Avenue Library.  10:30-11:15am.  $Free.  Email: gordon@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
June 1-October 26, Thursdays
MORNINGS WITH THE MINIS
Morning Sun Minis.
"Mornings with the Minis" is a fun, hands-on learning experience for children 7+ and adults of all ages. The morning sessions are an introduction to miniature horsemanship, small equine activities for pleasure, sport and miniature horse therapy. Sun Ridge.  Directions: 6946 Louisa Rd., Gordonsville.  9-11:20am.  $20 per person.  Recommended for ages 7 to 77.  Special Needs Accommodation: yes  Contact: Nancy Wheeler.  Email: morningsunminiatures@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-272-5267. 
 
October 27, Friday
ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BASH AT GLASS HOUSE
Glass House Winery.
Come out for the annual costume party and halloween celebration with live music by Beleza and Two Brothers Southwestern Grill food truck on-site. Picnics are welcome but no outside alcohol is permitted. Glass House Winery, Free Union.  6-10pm.  $No cover.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-234-4133. 
 
October 27, Friday
BOO BASH!
Virginia Discovery Museum/Baggby's.
Dress up in your kookiest costumes as you enjoy a variety of fun carnival games, activities and crafts. Creep through the Witch's cabin, meet the Mad Scientists in their lab, tumble through the spider-web tangle, decorate cookies, and more. Don't forget to stop by the Little Shop of Prizes on your way out to trade in all the tickets you've earned. CharlottesvilleFamily is a proud sponsor. Virginia Discovery Museum.  Directions: East end of the Downtown Mall.  6-7:30pm.  $10, +$2 late fee day of.  Recommended for ages 2 to 8.  Email: vdmprograms@vadm.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1025. 
 
October 27, Friday
CARVING AT CARVER
Charlottesville Parks & Recreation.
A family pumpkin carving contest with carving tools provided but you must bring your own pumpkin. Carving teams must have at least one adult and one child participating. Pumpkins will be displayed at the Downtown Safe Halloween Festival. An award will be given to the pumpkin that gets the most votes. Carver Recreation Center.  6-8pm.  $5.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3053. 
 
Friday Nights from May-October
FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS AT KESWICK VINEYARDS
The tasting room and outdoor courtyard are now open until 8pm on Fridays all summer long. Treat yourself to dinner from a local food truck and a custom flight of wine, sitting outside in the courtyard watching the sunset. Standard tastings conclude at 5pm and we begin serving custom flights until 8pm. Picnics are also welcome. Keswick Vineyards.  5-8pm.  $free.  Contact: Karen.  Email: tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
October 27, Friday
FRIGHT NIGHT
JMRL - Crozet.
Experience the creep factor of an empty library after-hours and play Zombie Tag, Werewolf and Zombies v. Humans in the darkened library stacks. Spooky-themed tabletop games available as well. Costumes for the contest are encouraged. Snacks provided. Grades 6-12. Crozet Library.  6:30-8:30pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
October 27, Friday
GARDEN CLUB OF VIRGINIA: 59TH CONSERVATION FORUM
The Paramount Theater.
The Conservation and Beautification Committee of the Garden Club of Virginia presents this year’s Conservation Forum on the pros and cons of fracking in Virginia. Speakers will address the current status of hydraulic fracking in our state followed by a balanced discussion on impacts to our economy, water and health. The Paramount Theater.  8:30am-12:30pm.  $30, students free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
October 27, Friday
HAUNTED HENRICUS, JR.: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE AFTERNOON
Henricus Historical Park.
Join Henricus's Education Department for stories, a treats tour and a make & take 17th-century craft. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required by October 26 by phone. Henricus Historical Park.  Directions: 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester.  3-4pm.  $5 per child, $5 per adult.  Recommended for ages 3 to 8.  Email: henricushistoricalpark@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-318-8797. 
 
October 27, Friday
HOGWARTS HALLOWEEN
Grace Episcopal Church.
Enjoy Gringots, Diagon Alley, first year classes, Hogwarts Pizza and candy & treats. This is a free event that is open to the public but be sure to bring some treats to share with the kids. RSVP. Grace Episcopal Church.  6pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-3549. 
 
October 27, Friday
KIDS' COSTUME BASH
Keswick Hall and Golf Club.
Come dressed in your best costume for this night of Halloween fun with themed snacks and kids drinks (included). Activities include mummy wrap, fingerprint ghosts, Halloween spider and magnet painting. Keswick Hall and Golf Club.  Directions: Pavilion.  5-7pm.  $10 per child members, $12 child guests.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-3440. 
 
October 27, Friday
MONSTER OF A MOVIE
JMRL- Gordon Avenue.
Come and enjoy Hotel Transylvania (2012) with your family. Gordon Avenue Library.  10:30am.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
October 27, Friday
MOVIE NIGHT AT SIPS & CINEMA: SCREAM
Early Mountain Vineyards.
Break out your picnic blankets and lawn chairs for an outdoor movie. The lawn will be ready for you to pick the perfect spot at 6pm. Tickets include a bag of popcorn. Food trucks, Early Mountain Vineyard wine and movie snacks for sale. Early Mountain Vineyards, Madison.  6pm gates, 7pm showing.  $15 general admission, $12 members.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-9005 . 
 
October 27, Friday
OAKLAND SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Oakland School.
The event will begin with the Head of School giving an overview of the program followed by student- and adult-guided tours of the campus and classrooms. RSVP by email. Oakland School, Keswick.  10am.  Email: admissions@oaklandschool.net. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-9059. 
 
October 27 & 28, Friday & Saturday
OPENING RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK: SARAH NANCE
1708 Gallery.
The opening reception for artist Sarah Nance's solo exhibition An Inventory of Moons will be held Friday with an artist talk on Saturday. 1708 Gallery, Richmond.  6-8pm Friday reception, 11am-1pm Saturday artist talk.  $Free.  Contact: Emily Smith.  Email: esmith@1708gallery.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-643-1708. 
 
October 27, Friday
SPCA PAWS TO READ
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Who has four paws and loves to listen to stories? A dog from Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA's "Pawsitive Pet Therapy Team," that's who. Drop in to improve your reading/listening skills and make a new four-footed friend at the same time. For any young reader. Registration required. JMRL- Crozet Library.  1-2pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
October 27, Friday
TEEN HALLOWEEN PARTY
Crozet YMCA.
Crozet YMCA.  7-10pm.  Contact: Michelle Ryan.  Email: mryan@piedmontymca.org. For more info call: 434-202-0118. 
 
October 28, Saturday
17TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN HOOPLA
CMoR.
Adults and children are invited to dress in their Halloween best for family fun at CMoR Central. Trick or Treat through the kid-sized neighborhood complete with spooky decorations. Enjoy Halloween-themed activities and crafts and more! Kids get in free but will still need a ticket. CMoR Central, Richmond.  2-7pm.  $4 for adults, children free.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7063. 
 
October 28, Saturday
2017 RVA TOUR DE CURE
America Diabetes Association.
Choose your distance and walk, run or ride knowing that each mile (fully supported with rest stops, SAG vehicles and more) makes a difference. Check out the vendors before or after your ride or walk, a fun kid zone for any age and the finish festival. Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, Goochland.  $Varies.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Laura Haemker.  Email: agarelick@diabetes.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-225-8038. 
 
October 27-28, Friday-Saturday
23RD 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. Spirit Walk will meet at Maplewood Cemetery on the 27th and in Court Square on the 28th. Downtown Charlottesville.  6pm first tour, 8:30pm last tour.  $Varies.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-1492. 
 
October 28, Saturday
3RD ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR
Carter Mountain Orchard.
A family-oriented event that is fun for young and old. And, there are still plenty of apples to pick. Pumpkin carving contest, Halloween parade and contest, caramel apple dipping station, trick-or-treat, hayrides and more. Carter Mountain Orchard.  10am-4pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833 . 
 
October 28, Saturday
3RD ANNUAL UNCORKED TRAIL 5K
Early Mountain Vineyards.
Celebrate Halloween with a run through the vineyards. This run will treat you to a good time with fellow "Will Run For Wine" enthusiasts. Costumes are optional, but encouraged! Walker, goblin and ghost-friendly. Inclement weather will postpone the race day to Sunday October 29. Early Mountain Vineyards.  9am.  $30-45.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 28, Saturday
4TH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Live music, local food (including a kid's menu) and beers for purchase, games and prizes. Bring canned goods to benefit FeedMore. This family-friendly event is rain or shine. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  11am-4pm.  $Regular Garden Admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
October 28, Saturday
9TH ANNUAL CROZET SPIRIT WALK
Field School.
Come to this fun, family-friendly event where a historical play is acted out through the streets of Crozet. This year's walk depicts events from the early 20th century through World War II. Field School, Crozet.  6:30-9pm.  $10, under 15 free.  Email: tracy@fieldschoolcv.net.
 
October 28, Saturday
A HAUNTING HALLOWEEN
Fluvanna County Parks & Recreation.
Take part in a Pumpkin Painting Contest, Halloween-themed crafts and games, costume contest and more. Pleasant Grove Park, Palmyra.  Directions: 1730 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Palmyra.  6-9pm.  $Free.  Recommended for ages 2 to 12.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 842-3150. 
 
October 28, Saturday
AFTER HOURS: LIBRARY HAUNTED HOUSE
JMRL - Central Library.
Get a little spooked at the haunted house. Free comics will be handed out as well. Supervision required for kids under 10. Central Library.  6-7:30pm.  Recommended for ages 5 to 16.  Email: tbirckhead@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
October 28, Saturday
AN EVENING WITH GHOSTS
Grayhaven Winery.
Enjoy a vintage barrel tasting in the historic 1700s graveyard overlooking the vineyards, then walk down the haunted trail of the dark forest once traveled by American Indians, soldiers and slaves. Tales of history, mystery and hauntings by Grayhaven's winemaker Chuck Peple, also known for his work as a Civil War historian. Live music by John Tracy along with a roaring bonfire and hearty stew. Grayhaven Winery, Gum Spring.  5:30-9pm.  $20 advance, $25 at the door (include wine tasting & food).  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-556-3917. 
 
October 28, Saturday
ASHTON'S BIRTHDAY WISH COAT DRIVE
Ashton's Birthday Wish.
Live music, face painting, meet & greet with firefighters, photo booth, Halloween costume contest and more. Bring along a new or like-new coat to donate to needy kids in the area. Toy Lift founder Tom Powell will also be accepting new toy donations. Applebees and Bojangles at Pantops.  11am-3pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: ashtonswish@aol.com. For details, please click this link. 
 
October 28, Saturday
BABY WEARING HALLOWEEN DANCE
Come have a Spooktacular time at the Baby Wearing Halloween Dance. This is a scary FUN way for you to celebrate Halloween with your little one while you share some baby bonding time. Space for this event is limited so register soon. Costumes are encouraged for baby and you. Lollipop Station.  Directions: 179 E. Davis St., Culpeper.  4:30-5:30pm.  $10.  Contact: Lollipop Staion.  Email: info@lollipopstation.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-812-2103. 
 
October 28, Saturday
BARREL BARN GRAND OPENING
Bold Rock Hard Cider.
Celebrate the grand opening of the Barrel Barn, which blends old with new to transform the original production barn into an intimate tap room and small batch crafting facility. Enjoy craft cider, live tunes from Free Union Music and the return of South Fork Food Truck. Bold Rock Cider, Nellysford.  5-9pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-1030. 
 
October 28, 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, hundreds of vintage cars, the museum's operating moonshine still and more. Ferris College, Ferrum.  Directions: 10 miles west of Rocky Mount, Va., on Rt. 40.  $10 adults, $5 ages 5-15/seniors ages 60 and older.  All ages welcome.  Email: bri@ferrum.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-365-4412. 
 
October 14 & 28, Fridays
CREATION STATION
JMRL - Gordon Avenue Library.
Stop by to create with UVA Madison House volunteers with a different project each week to explore. STEAM ahead with hands-on fun. For all ages. JMRL - Gordon Library.  3:30-4:30pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
October, Fridays & Saturdays
DARK STAUNTON TOUR: TALES OF MURDER, MYSTERY AND HAUNTS
Black Raven Paranormal.
Tales and stories of the unusual in Staunton including unsolved murders, mysterious secrets and legends. No one under 10 years of age permitted. Reservations are recommended. Corner of New Street and Johnson Street.  9pm, arrive at 8:45pm.  $10 adults.  Email: ghostsofstaunton@comcast.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-448-2743. 
 
October 28, Saturday
DOWNTOWN SAFE HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
BAMA Works / Charlottesville Parks and Recreation .
Costume contests, games, entertainment and safe trick-or-treating on the Downtown Mall. Sprint Pavilion.  2-5pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 28, Saturday
DOWNTOWN TRICK OR TREAT
Staunton Downtown Development Association / Staunton Parks & Recreation.
Families are invited to visit the Wharf. Kids and their parents will receive a list of participating shops and businesses for trick or treating. Enter the costume contest at Sunspots Pavilion for a chance to win prizes. 10am-12pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-3867. 
 
October 28, Saturday
FALL FESTIVAL FOR ADAM'S ROAD TO RECOVERY
Adam's Road to Recovery.
A fundraising event for Adam, who sustained a spinal cord injury this summer. Enjoy exhibitors and artisan vendors, interactive games, live music, silent auction and raffles, face painting, balloons and fire trucks. Glenmore Country Club.  9am-2pm.  Contact: Kaye Campbell.  Email: 1kayecampbell1@gmail.com. For more info call: 531-2500. 
 
October 28, Saturday
FALL HARVEST & LEAF PEEP FESTIVAL
DuCard Vineyards.
Celebrate the season with a party. Live music from Scuffletown, local BBQ and burgers for sale, vineyard tours and more. No cover. DuCard Vineyards.  Directions: 40 Gibson Hollow Lane, Etlan (Madison).  11am-6pm.  $Free.  Email: scott@ducardvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4206. 
 
October 27-28, Friday-Saturday
FAMILY CAMP-OUT: SPOOKY SPECTACULAR
Maymont Estate.
Take an evening hike through the estate in search of native nocturnal creatures. Enjoy s'mores and stories around the campfire. Following a night in your tent on Maymont's grounds, enjoy a continental breakfast and a morning hike. Ages 4 and older; one adult must register for every four children. Maymont, Richmond.  6pm Friday-9am Saturday.  $40 per person/$30 members.  Email: info@maymont.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-358-7166. 
 
October 28, Saturday
FAMILY VOLUNTEER EVENT
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
Celebrate the power of families who volunteer together, supporting their neighborhoods and communities, and raising awareness about of the issue of food insecurity in our region and the impact it has on the community. Tour the Food Bank and then get to work on a volunteer project. Space is limited. Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.  10am-12pm.  $Free, donations accepted.  Contact: Jennifer Clark Robertson.  Email: jclarkrobertson@brafb.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-213-8402. 
 
October 28, Saturday
FREE BRIDGE QUINTET 20TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
UVA McIntire Department of Music.
The faculty jazz group of the McIntire Department of Music celebrates the importance of original jazz composition. Old Cabell Hall.  8pm.  $Varies.  Email: music@virginia.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 924-3052. 
 
Saturdays in September & October
FREEFALL MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL
WTJU & IX Art Park.
Freefall picks up where Fridays After Five ends but with a unique and funky vibe. Acts include Black Masala, Alligator, The Judy Chops and the Cville Sabroso Latin Music & Culture Festival. See site for lineup. IX Art Park.  5-9pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 28, Saturday
GHOST STORIES OUTSIDE ... IN THE DARK
Staunton Public Library.
Members of the Shenandoah Storytelling Guild will CHILL you with tales of HORROR. These stories are for brave adults and children over the age of 8. Will be held inside if there is inclement weather. Costumes welcome. Hot drinks & cookies will be served. Staunton Public Library.  7-8:30pm.  $Free.  Contact: Melissa.  Email: library@ci.staunton.va.us. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-3800. 
 
October 28, Saturday
GHOULS, GOURDS & GRAPES
First Colony Winery.
Enjoy the fall foliage while you enjoy live music from Gina Sobel, hayrides through the vineyard, Spice Sea Gourmet food truck and winery tours. Bring the kids for some pumpkin decorating. Pumpkins will be available to purchase and decorating supplies will be provided. Anyone in costume will receive a discount on all purchases. First Colony Winery.  Directions: 1650 Harris Creek Road. From I-64, take exit 121 to 20S. Travel 10 miles, then take a right onto Harris Creek Road. Winery is at the end of the road.  12-5pm.  $7 for pumpkin, $5 for wine tasting.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Martha Hayman.  Email: info@firstcolonywinery.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7105. 
 
October 28, Saturday
HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST FOR KIDS AT SAUNDERS BROTHERS
Saunders Brothers Farm Market.
Help decide which is the next great tasting apple to grow while you listen to live music and watch a Halloween costume contest for the kids. Saunders Brothers Farm Market.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 277-5455. 
 
October 28, Saturday
HALLOWEEN DANCE
Charlottesville Parks & Recreation.
For Therapeutic participants ages 13 and up. Carver Recreation Center.  7-9pm.  Contact: Caitlin Marcotte.  Email: marcottec@charlottesville.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 970-3269. 
 
October 28, Saturday
HALLOWEEN REGGAE DANCE PARTY
The Front Porch.
Come dance to live music by Positive Collective. Costumes optional but encouraged. The Front Porch.  8-11pm.  $5.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 28, Saturday
HALLOWEEN SNARK-A-THON
JMRL- Northside Library.
Celebrate Halloween and join in the Snark-A-Thon as you hurl your best insults and deepest barbs at two timelessly terrible movies Mystery Science Theater-style. Snacks provided. Ages 11-18. JMRL Northside Library.  1:30pm & 3pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
October 28, Saturday
HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR & OPEN HOUSE
Piedmont Family YMCA.
Halloween fun and an open house. Jefferson School City Center.  12-2pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: rvinson@piedmontymca.org.
 
October 28, Saturday
HARVEST FESTIVAL
Madison Farmers' Market.
Come for tasty samples, cooking workshop and demonstrations and vendor sales. Madison Fairgrounds Young Farmers' Pavilion.  8am-12pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 6-28, Fridays & Saturdays
HAUNTED CAMP WEEKENDS
Misty Mountain Camp Resort.
Four weeks of fun fall activities for the family including trick or treating, costume contests, pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, karaoke, air brush tattoos, best decorated campsite contest, campfire karaoke, movies, bonfire 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. 
 
October 27 & 28, Friday & Saturday
HAUNTED HENRICUS: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT
Henricus Historical Park.
Storytellers relive old English and Virginia Indian legends and folklore by the fireside. Listen to early colonists recount tales from their homeland. Capture the essence of what a colonist felt between 1607-1622 in a strange new land surrounded by danger, darkness and uncertain peril. Light refreshments served. Tours not appropriate for children under 6. Registration required. Henricus Historical Park.  Directions: 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester.  7-8:30pm.  $8 adults, $6 youth ages 6-12.  Email: henricushistoricalpark@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-748-1611. 
 
Saturdays in October
HENLEYFEST
Chiles Peach Orchard.
Enjoy hay rides, cider making, live music, food trucks, apple cider donuts, baked goods, the miniature pony and her carriage and apple picking each Saturday in October. A costume contest will occur on the final Saturday. Henley's Orchard, Crozet.  9am-5pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-7848. 
 
October 28, Saturday
HOPS & HOMESTEAD FESTIVAL
Bald Top Brewing Co.
Come enjoy local seasonal produce, fine arts, hand made and hand decorated crafts, homesteading and agricultural demos, live entertainment, food and kids activities. Bald Top Brewing Co., Madison.  12-6pm.  Email: information@ruralmadison.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
October 28, Saturday
JAPANDROIDS
The Jefferson Theater.
With Cloud Nothings. The Jefferson Theater.  9pm, Doors open at 8pm.  $22 advance, $25 day of show.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
October 28, Saturday
JUBILEE FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC GRAND OPENING & 1ST ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL
Jubilee Family Chiropractic.
Vendor trick-or-treating, Pie Eating Contest, bounce houses, food vendors, prizes, pie-in-the-face fundraiser and more. Enter the Costume Contest in various categories including Best Family Costumes, Best Pet Costume and Most Creative Costume. Support your favorite featured nonprofits: Cville Fire Dept. Burn Camp, Cville Police Dept. Foundation, Virginia Institute of Autism, Fluvanna County Care for Creatures & Kiwanis Club for Kids. Proceeds go to your cause of choice. 1770 Timberwoods Blvd, Ste 103.  4-6:30pm.  $Free Community Event and Free Parking.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Dr Lisa and Corey Williams.  Email: gojubileefamily@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 218-2620. 
 
October 28, Saturday
KIDS CRAFT DAY
Crozet Artisan Depot / Albemarle Tourism & Adventure Center.
Children of all ages are invited to celebrate fall leaves this autumn with this free and fun art workshop. Kids will get to create colorful leaf etchings and falling leaf sun catchers. Don’t miss this program aimed at increasing the level of fun and enjoyment kids can have celebrating this wonderful time of year. Crozet Artisan Depot.  $free.  For details, please click this link. 
 
September 30-October 28, Saturdays, Fridays in October
LAYZ S RANCH PUMPKIN PATCH
Layz S Ranch.
Enjoy fall family fun with hay rides, corn maze, corn pit and slide, hay pyramid, hay maze, giant slides and farm animals. New this year are an AquaPod, tightrope, sky island swing and a 90-foot superslide. Layz S Ranch.  10am-6pm Saturdays.  $7, ages 2 and under free, $25 per family.  All ages welcome.  Email: layzsranchevents@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 591-0898. 
 
June 24-October 28, Saturdays
LIVE MUSIC AT KESWICK VINEYARDS
Keswick Vineyards.
Enjoy live music and food trucks on select Saturdays through the end of October. Keswick Vineyards.  12-3pm.  Email: tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
October 27 & 28, Friday & Saturday
MOCK STARS 2017
The Southern Cafe and Music Hall.
Join tons of bands on two nights as they raise money for the Shelter for Help in Emergency honoring domestic abuse victim Whitney French. The Southern Cafe and Music Hall.  8pm, doors open at 6pm.  $20 general admission, $36 2-nignt bundle.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 800-594-8499. 
 
October 28, Saturday
MONSTER STITCHES
JMRL - Crozet.
Creepy stories and a spooky hand-sewn creature that you create. If you have a favorite scary story bring it along to share. Ages 8-13. JMRL - Crozet Library.  2pm.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
May 27-October 28, Select Saturdays
MR. MADISON IS AT HOME
James Madison's Montpelier.
On select Saturdays, come visit with James Madison in the Constitution Room after your tour of the House. See website for dates. James Madison's Montpelier.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2728. 
 
September 9-October 28, Saturdays
NELSON FARMERS MARKET COOPERATIVE
Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative.
Fresh local produce, baked goods, fresh cheese, meats & poultry, local honey, jams, crafts, plants, cut flowers and more. Live music on each Saturday. 3079 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford.  8am-12pm.  Email: contact@nelsonfarmersmarket.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 760-6655. 
 
October 28, Saturday
OLD TRAIL FALL FESTIVAL
Old Trail Village.
Free fun fall festival. Old Trail Village Center, Crozet.  2-6pm.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Ben Wilson.  Email: ben@realpropertyinc.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4408. 
 
October 28, Saturday
OPEN HOUSE & HALLOWEEN
Jefferson School City Center.
Come to celebrate Halloween and enjoy an open house at the Jefferson School. Jefferson School City Center.  12-2pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: admin@jeffschoolheritagecenter.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 260-8723. 
 
October 28, Saturday
PERSIMMON AND POMEGRANATE FESTIVAL
Edible Landscaping.
Music, food, plants sale and more! Leashed pets are welcome. Edible Landscaping, Afton.  Directions: 361 Spirit Ridge Lane, Afton.  9am-5pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@ediblelandscaping.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-9134. 
 
October 28, Saturday
SHOP AND TREAT AT STONEFIELD
The Shops at Stonefield.
Come to the Shops at Stonefield for face painting, giveaways, trick or treating and more. The Shops at Stonefield.  11am-3pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 28, Saturday
STARGAZING AT POPLAR FOREST
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.
One of our country's first astronomers, Thomas Jefferson considered the study of the stars one of the most important disciplines. Join Dr. Neal Sumerlin for an illuminating look at the night sky from Jefferson's secluded retreat. Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.  8pm.  $10.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (434) 534-8120. 
 
October 27-28, Friday-Saturday
STONY POINT RURITAN ANNUAL HAUNTED BOO HOUSE
Stony Point Ruritan Club.
Fun evening with concessions, conversations and firepit. Stony Point Ruritan Club.  Directions: 2835 Watts Passage.  6-10pm.  $5.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Crystal Buyaki.  Email: caskeens@yahoo.com. For more info call: 973-7026. 
 
October 14, 21 & 28, Saturdays
THE AUTUMN LEAF RAMBLER
Old Dominion Chapter - National Railway Historical Society.
Experience the relaxation of bygone days, traveling by train in reclining seat coaches or open-air sightseeing cars. The vintage diesel train will wind through the beautiful hills, farmland and forests of Central Virginia. Enjoy the Tom Mix Rangers reenacting a real western gunfight out of the Old West. Dillwyn.  Directions: Dillwyn Depot (Buckingham Branch Railroad office).  9:30am-1pm.  $30 adults, $18 children 12 and under.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Kim Young.  Email: kimyoungmarshall77@gmail.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-231-4324. 
 
October 23 & 28, Monday & Saturday
TOUR THE PARAMOUNT THEATER
The Paramount Theater.
Learn about the theater's beginnings, discover the history and see the backstage. Reservations are recommended as space is limited. The Paramount Theater.  12pm & 5:30pm Monday, 11am Saturday.  $Free.  Email: info@theparamount.net. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
October 28, Saturday
TRUNK OR TREAT
Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
A fun and safe event for children and families, all children are invited to dress up and trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk. There will be hotdogs, chips, refreshments, crafts, games, bouncy house, petting zoo and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are asked to not wear masks. Aldersgate United Methodist Church.  3-6pm.  $Free.  Contact: Rachel Miller.  Email: rachelmiller@cvaumc.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-5806. 
 
October 28, Saturday
VILLAGE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Village School.
10am-2pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-4404. 
 
October 28, Saturday
VILLAGE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Village School.
10am-2pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-4404. 
 
October 28, Saturday
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S
Alzheimer's Association.
Join the Alzheimer's Association in their annual walk to support Alzheimer's research. There's no fee to register, but each participant is expected to fundraise. Albemarle County Office Building.  Directions: 401 Mcintire Road.  8am registration; 9am walk.  All ages welcome.  Email: csimpson@alz.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-6122. 
 
September 23 & October 28, Saturdays
ZAP!: GRAPHIC NOVEL DISCUSSION
JMRL- Central Library.
Devour a graphic novel, enjoy snacks, activities and dynamic discussion. For 3rd and 4th graders with a favorite adult. Register to get a free copy of the book. Limit 10 children (one book for each pair). JMRL- Central Library.  2-3pm.  $Free.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-7151. 
 
October 26-29, Thursday-Sunday
ALMOST, MAINE
Tandem Friends School.
Tandem Friends Upper School drama presents John Cariani's romantic comedy, Almost, Maine. Set in a series of nine vignettes set in the tiny town of Almost, Maine. On one cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Tandem Friends School Community Hall.  7pm Thursday-Saturday, 2pm Sunday.  $$8-10.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Perry Medlin.  Email: pmedlin@tandemfs.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-296-1303. 
 
October 29, Sunday
CHARLOTTESVILLE HEART WALK
American Heart Association.
Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that's fun and rewarding for the entire family. Choose from 5K or 3.1 mile noncompetitive walk. Fontaine Research Park.  1pm activities, 2pm walk.  $Free; walkers who raise $100 eligible for t-shirt.  Email: charlottesvilleheartwalk@heart.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-965-6587. 
 
October 29, 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. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 218-0402. 
 
Now-October 29, Saturdays & Sundays
FALL FESTIVAL WEEKENDS
Hartland Farm & Orchard.
Get lost in the corn maze, take a hayride, ride down the 60-foot tall slide mountain, enjoy pumpkin bowling and more. Hartland Farm & Orchard, Markham.  10am-6pm Saturday, 12-6pm Sunday.  $10.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-532-0436. 
 
October 29, Sunday
HALLOWEEN HOOPLA
CharlottesvilleFamily & Whole Foods Market.
Come join us and Whole Foods Market for the 2nd Annual Halloween Hoopla. This fun-filled event will include activities and games (2-4pm), trick or treating in the store (4-5pm), a family-friendly outdoor movie at 6pm (bring a chair) and between 3 and 5pm, a visit from CharlottesvilleFamily's bee, Bumble! We encourage parents and children alike to come in costume! Whole Foods Market.  2-5pm.  For more info call: 984-4713. 
 
October 28-29, Saturday-Sunday
HALLOWEEN PAPER MASK MAKING AND ANIMAL SCAVENGER HUNT
Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center.
Come to the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center to make wearable paper masks for Halloween and make ghost story books based on a Halloween walk with spooky stops and sights. Last entry at 3pm. Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center.  10am-4pm.  $7.  Contact: Alex Searls.  Email: lewisandclark@lewisandclarkvirginia.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 996-7282. 
 
October 28-29, Saturday-Sunday
HALLOWEEN WEEKEND AT WILD WOLF BREWING COMPANY
Wild Wolf Brewing Company.
Have a howling good time with family fun, live music, face paint and much more. Wild Wolf Brewing Company.  Directions: 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-361-0088. 
 
October 27-29, Friday-Sunday
HARVEST FEST
Wintergreen Resort.
Celebrate the bounty of the season with a Halloween twist. Pumpkin carving, cookie decorating, fun around the campfire, movies and time to explore the local orchards, breweries, wineries and cideries. A spooktacular fun time for the whole family. Wintergreen Resort.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@wintergreenresort.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-325-8180. 
 
October 28 & 29, Saturday & Sunday
HAUNTED LIGHT HOUSE WORKSHOPS
Vinegar Hill Theatre / Light House Studio / C4K.
Young monster movie makers and budding horror enthusiasts are invited to an intensive workshop where they can learn and employ various techniques in animation and visual effects for their own scary short films. Grades 3-5 on Friday and grades 6-9 on Sunday. 2:30-5:30pm Saturday & Sunday.  $45.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 29, Sunday
HOCUS POCUS
Paramount Theater.
Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $7 adult, $5 youth under 12.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 
 
October 29, Sunday
HORSES TRICKIN' & TREATIN' AND OPEN HOUSE
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.
You are invited to an Open House at the Black Barn on the grounds of James Madison’s Montpelier. Come out to get to know the retired and rescued race horses in their care. Each has its own unique story and personality. The horses will be trick or treating for carrots, apples and peppermints. There are horses available for adoption and others who need your support. James Madison's Montpelier.  12-4pm.  Email: nlowey@thoroughbredretirement.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
October 29, Sunday
HOWWWL-O-WEEN HIKE
The Market at Grelen.
Dogs take part in a fashion and costume contest and then take their owners on a hike along the Grelen trails. Please be sure dogs are on non-retractable leashes. Lunch will be available prior to the event start time. The Market at Grelen, Somerset.  1:30pm.  $Free with suggested donation $10.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-5544. 
 
Saturdays & Sundays in October
PUMPKIN PATCH AT ADVENTURE FARM
Adventure Farm.
Come pick your pumpkin at Adventure Farm. Adventure Farm.  12-6pm.  Email: info@adventurefarmvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 971-8796. 
 
October 7-29, Saturdays & Sundays
SARAH'S PUMPKIN PATCH
Sarah's Pumpkin Patch.
Pick your own pumpkins and enjoy family fun every weekend in October. Off of Caves Ford Lane, Orange.  10am-5pm Saturdays, 12-5pm Sundays.  Email: sarahspumpkins@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-308-8267. 
 
September 30-October 29, Saturdays & Sundays
SKEETER'S MAZE ADVENTURE AT CREATIVE WORKS FARM
Creative Works Farm.
Find your way through the 5.5-acre maze then hit the gaga ball pit, play on the AirTop, climb on a firetruck, play corn hole, 9-square and other games before you buy your pumpkin. All proceeds benefit Camp LIGHT, a summer camp for children with special needs and at-risk youth. Creative Works Farm, Waynesboro.  Saturdays 10am-4pm, Sundays 12-5pm.  $5, under 2 free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-471-1659. 
 
October 29, Sunday
TRUNK OR TREAT
First United Methodist Church.
Get out your favorite costume and come for trunk or treat from one decorated car to the next. Enjoy Halloween-themed games to play, prizes and yummy snacks. All are welcome. 101 E. Jefferson St.  5pm.  $free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Anika Winterhoff.  Email: cvillefirstumc@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-6193. 
 
May 7-October 29, Sundays
YAPPY HOURS AT KESWICK VINEYARDS
Keswick Vineyards.
Every Sunday through October Keswick Vineyards is host to Yappy Hours! A family-oriented event where local animal shelters and societies will bring their dogs in need of homes to play with patrons and other dogs. A portion of sales in the tasting room are donated to the visiting shelter, and guests are always encouraged to bring their own animals. The dog park makes for a great space to let animals run free and get exercise while you enjoy your Virginia wine and enjoy the countryside views. Keswick Vineyards.  Directions: Tasting Room.  12-3pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
October 29, Sunday
YAPPY HOWL-O-WEEN
Keswick Vineyards / Green Dogs Unleashed.
Dress your pups in costumes watch the best-dressed pets win prizes from some wonderful local businesses. The sponsor shelter will be Green Dogs Unleashed, with a portion of the day's proceeds going to them. Costume contest begins around 2pm. Additionally, enjoy trick-or-treat specials. Keswick Vineyards.  Directions: 1575 Keswick Winery Drive, Keswick.  12-3pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@keswickvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 244-3341. 
 
October 30, Monday
PASSENGERS (2016)
Crozet Library.
See the recent film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. Rated PG-13. JMRL - Crozet Library.  6:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 
April 22-October 30, Saturday & Sundays
RIDE THE HATTON FERRY
Hatton Ferry.
Get a sense of history by crossing the river on the last pole-operated ferry in America. Weather permitting. On Route 625, outside Scottsville.  9am-pm Saturdays, 12-5pm Sundays.  $5 per person, $10 per car.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 296-1492. 
 
September 30-October 31, Weekends
BELVEDERE'S FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL
Belvedere Plantation.
Pick your own pumpkins from the patch (day or night) or select pre-picked from the market store. Frolic in the fall weather with the corn maze, wagon rides, campfire, tons of pies in the market, Dangerfield Downs, Ziplines, Straw Jump, Pumpkin Cannon, Trike Train Pumpkin Mountain Slide, Spider Web, Pedal Carts, Extreme Pedal Carts, Jumping Pillow, Barrel Train, Pony Rides and Flower Cutting. Belvedere Plantation.  Directions: 1410 Belvedere Drive, Fredericksburg.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-373-4478. 
 
September-October
CARTER MOUNTAIN ORCHARD PICK-YOUR-OWN APPLES
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Pick your own apples September through late October among scenic views, or get them freshly picked in the Apple Barn all the way through November. Enjoy hayrides and pumpkins in the fall, and panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, baked goods, jams and hot apple cider donuts year-round. Carter Mountain Orchard.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@cartermountainorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
October 7-October 31
CELEBRATE FALL AT ROUND HILL FARM
Round Hill Farm.
Admission includes a hayride to the pumpkin patch, a 200-foot zip line, 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.  3-6pm weekdays, 10am-5pm weekends.  $10.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-308-8245. 
 
October 31, Tuesday
CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN CONCERT
Westminster Organ Concert Series.
A short concert of spooky organ music for Halloween, followed by an upclose demonstration of the organ. Westminster Presbyterian Church.  3:30-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Special Needs Accommodation: wheelchair-accessible  Contact: Jonathan Schakel.  Email: music@westminsterva.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 963-4690. 
 
October 31, Tuesday
DOWNTOWN HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT EXTRAVAGANZA
Orange Downtown Alliance.
An evening of Halloween festivities for all ages. Main Street will be closed off allowing safe entertainment and candy giveaways to children of all ages. Kids will be greeted as they walk by The Good Witch, The Scarecrow, The Wizard and Roxy the Clown. Cinderella will be there along with live music, dancing, face painting and much more. West Main Street, Orange.  4-6pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2540. 
 
May 2-October, Tuesdays
FOREST LAKES FARMERS MARKET
Forest Lakes Community Association.
Local produce, plants, meats and eggs, home-baked goods, jams and more. Forest Lakes South.  Directions: Recreation Center parking lot.  4-7pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Alisa Wildman.  Email: forestlakesmarket@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 531-2733. 
 
September-October, Fridays & Saturdays
GHOSTS OF STAUNTON
Black Raven Paranormal.
Choose from several ghost tours for spooky tales along with historic facts. Paranormal investigators share favorite investigative techniques. Reservations recommended. Various starting locations.  8pm.  $12 adults, $6 ages 6-12.  Email: ghostsofstaunton@comcast.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-448-2743. 
 
September 30-October 31, Saturdays & Sundays
GREENFIELD FALL FESTIVAL
Pumpkins, hayrides, farm animals, toddler play area, giant slide and corn maze. Greenfield Farm.  Directions: 2455 Dairy Road, Ruckersville.  10am-5pm, Saturdays; 1-5pm, Sundays.  $6 adults, children under 2 free with adult admission.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Dianne Branham.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 985-7653. 
 
October 31, Tuesday
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.  For more info call: 924-3736. 
 
September-October
HENLEY'S ORCHARD
Just north of downtown Crozet, Henley's grows more than 25 varieties of apples with a low-spray method--including regional darling the Albemarle Pippin. Henley's Orchard, Crozet.  9am-5pm Monday-Saturday, 1-5pm Sunday.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-7848. 
 
August 26-October 31
HESS CORN MAZE AND FAMILY FUN
Back Home on the Farm.
Corn maze, pick your own pumpkin, pig races, carousel rides and more. Back Home on the Farm.  Directions: 2915 Willow Run Road, Harrisonburg.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-442-6493. 
 
October 31, Tuesday
MONSTER MOVIE DOUBLE FEATURE
JMRL- Northside Library.
Back-to-back monster movie classics. Frankenstein (1931) will be followed by The Wolf Man (1941). Light refreshments will be served. JMRL- Northside Library.  Directions: West Rio Rd.  6pm & 7:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
Now-October
PICK YOUR OWN PUMPKINS
Critzer Farm.
Pick your own pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. Critzer Family Farm, Afton.  8am-6pm Monday-Saturday.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-471-0475. 
 
Now-October 31
PUMPKIN PATCH AT MILMONT
Milmont Greenhouse.
Pick your own at the pumpkin patch. Milmont Greenhouse, Waynesboro.  8am-5:30pm Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm Saturday.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-8408. 
 
October 7-31
PUMPKIN PATCH AT SEAMANS' ORCHARDS
Silver Creek and Seamans' Orchards, Inc.
Pick your own pumpkin or buy a pre-picked one. Silver Creek & Seamans' Orchards, Tyro.  10am-4:30pm Monday-Saturday, 1-5pm Sunday.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 962-2523. 
 
September 1-October 31, Tuesdays
TINKERGARTEN FALL CLASSES
Tinkergarten.
Children aged 18 months to 5 years of age are invited to meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. Children explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate and create together. Mint Springs Park, Crozet.  10-11:15am.  $160.  Recommended for ages 1 to 5.  Email: ewa.harr@tinkergarten.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 413-397-2800. 
 
September 29-October 31, Saturdays-Sundays, Select Weekdays
TWIZTED CREATIONZ HAUNTED ATTRACTION
Creative Works Farm.
Just north of Waynesboro, get scared at this trail haunt with indoor and outdoor scenes. All benefits go to Camp LIGHT, a summer camp for kids with chronic illnesses and other special needs. Creative Works Farm, Waynesboro.  Directions: Off Purple Cow Road.  6:30-10:30pm Fridays & Saturdays, 6:30-9:30pm October 19, 26, 30, 31.  $15.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-471-1659. 
 
November 1, Wednesday
HONEY I SHRUNK THE CHARMS
JMRL - Northside Library.
Design charming works of art and then shrink them down into jewelry using Shrinky Dinks Northside Library.  6:30pm.  Recommended for ages 14 to 99.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 973-7893. 
 
September 13-November 1, Wednesdays
WEE ONES FALL SESSION
JMRL- Crozet Library.
A special time for babies and caregivers to read, sing, move, and play. No siblings, please, as this is a special one-on-one time. Each baby will need the full attention of his or her caregiver. Ages 12-23 months with birthdates falling between 9/12/15 and 9/13/16. JMRL- Crozet Library.  10:30-11am.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-4050. 
 

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