Seasonal Fun - Halloween

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October 19-21, Friday-Sunday
BOO AT THE ZOO
National Zoo.
With more than 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, decorated trails and opportunities to learn about some seriously spooky animals, this frightfully fun evening is a magical time for the whole family. National Zoo, Washington DC.  5:30-8:30pm.  $Varies.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 202-633-4888. 
 
October 21, Sunday
PARAMOUNT AT THE MOVIES PRESENTS: MONSTERS, INC.
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville is ringing in the Halloween season with a series of spooky films. Follow the story of Sulley and Mike Wazowski, a pair of delightfully silly monsters, as they scramble to save a human girl named Boo who suddenly waddles into Monstropolis. The movie is rated G. The Paramount Theater.  2pm.  $5 Youth (12 & Under), $7 Adult.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
October 23, Tuesday
PUMPKIN CARVING PARTY
Blue Mountain Brewery.
Pumpkin carving, treats, and live music. Fee includes a pumpkin, carving tools, and decorations. Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton.  3-8pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-456-8020. 
 
October 25, Thursday
PUMPKIN PAINTING CLASS
Celebrating Everyday Life.
Bring a pumpkin and let the sponsors provide the rest. Adult participants will receive a free pint of their favorite brew, too. Ages 8-plus. The Brewing Tree.  Directions: 9278 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton.  6:30pm.  $25.  Email: jennifer@celebratingeverydaylife.com. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 26, Friday
BOO BASH!
Virginia Discovery Museum/Baggby's.
Dress up and enjoy carnival games, activities, face painting and crafts. Concoct kooky potions with the happy ol' hag in the Showalter Cabin, decorate cookies from Baggby's, dance in the Monster Mash bubble-wrap dance room, meet the UVA Chemistry LEAD Mad Scientists in their lab as they conduct experiments, stop by the Little Shop of Prizes to trade in all the tickets you've earned and more. Virginia Discovery Museum.  Directions: East end of the Downtown Mall.  5:30-8pm.  $10 advance, $12 at the door.  Recommended for ages 2 to 8.  Email: vdmprograms@vadm.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-977-1025. 
 
October 26, Friday
DOGGIE HOWL-OWEEN
Pawprints Boutique.
Bring your family and pup to the Downtown Mall for a fun-filled Halloween celebration, including trick or treating for dogs and a costume parade and contest. Over 30 businesses will be participating, and there is a suggested $10 donation to benefit local pet charities. The Downtown Mall and Central Place.  5-8:30pm.  $Free, Suggested $10 donation.  All ages welcome.  Email: carrie@pawprintsboutique.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-964-0133. 
 
October 26, Friday
FRIGHT NIGHT: A GRIMM ESCAPE ROOM
JMRL- Crozet Library.
Break free from a Grimm fairy tales-themed escape room and experience the creep factor of an empty library after-hours as you play games in the darkened library. Costumes for a contest are encouraged. Snacks will be provided. Register in advance beginning Oct. 5. Grades 7-12. Crozet Library.  6:30-8:30pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
October 20 & 26, Saturday & Friday
MAKE A MASK
JMRL - Crozet Library.
Create a fantastical mask and listen to a few stories to get ready for Halloween. Ages 3-7 and an accompanying adult. Required registration begins October 1. Crozet Library.  10:30-11:30am.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-823-4050. 
 
October 27, Saturday
18TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN HOOPLA
CMoR.
Families, dress up in your favorite costumes and head down to the Children's Museum Downtown for an afternoon of trick-or-treating, pumpkin experiments and more. Advanced registration is suggested. CMoR Downtown, Richmond.  2-6pm.  $4 for adults, children free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-474-7063. 
 
October 27, 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: 434-842-3150. 
 
October 27, 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. The haunted house is for ages 5+ with supervision required for kids under 10. Central Library.  6-8pm.  Recommended for ages 5 to 16.  Email: tbirckhead@jmrl.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-7151. 
 
October 27, Saturday
AN EVENING WITH GHOSTS
Grayhaven Winery.
Tales of history, mystery and hauntings by Grayhaven's winemaker Chuck Peple, also known for his work as a Civil War historian. Live music. For those who return from the forest, a roaring bonfire and hearty stew awaits. Grayhaven Winery, Gum Spring.  5:30-9pm.  $27 advance, $35 at the door (include wine tasting & food).  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-556-3917. 
 
October 27, Saturday
DOWNTOWN SAFE HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation.
Costume contests, games, entertainment and safe trick-or-treating on the Downtown Mall. Games and events until 4pm followed by trick or treating until 4:30pm. Sprint Pavilion.  2-4:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-970-3260. 
 
October 13, 20 & 27, Saturdays
GHOST TOURS
The Wayne Theatre / Black Raven Paranormal.
The 75-minute walking tours will include historical information, personal accounts, ghost stories, lore and a few scares along the way. Recommended for ages 9 and up. Each tour is limited to 20 participants. Advance reservations are suggested. The Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro.  9:30am & 12:30pm.  $12 students, $15 adults.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-943-9999. 
 
October 6-27, Saturdays
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.  9am-1pm 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: 434-591-0898. 
 
October 26-27, 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.  For more info call: 434-973-7026. 
 
Saturdays in October
THE GOLDEN KERNEL PUMPKIN PATCH
The Golden Kernel.
Enjoy free hayrides to the pumpkin patch every Saturday in October (weather permitting) with over 26 acres of pumpkins, squash and gourds. 1752 Weyers Cave Rd., Grottoes.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-249-4813. 
 
October 27, Saturday
TINY PUMPKIN HUNT AT WILDROCK
Come to the annual tiny pumpkin hunt. Search Wildrock's playscape for hidden tiny pumpkins, enjoy a day of play, hiking, and fun in the outdoors. 6600 Blackwells Hollow Rd., Crozet.  9:30am-5:00pm.  $Pay What You Can.  Recommended for ages 1 to 13.  Contact: Carolyn Schuyler.  Email: info@wildrock.org. Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-825-8631. 
 
Now-October 28, Saturdays & Sundays
FALL FESTIVAL WEEKENDS
Hartland Farm & Orchard.
Get lost in the corn maze, take a hayride, cheer on pig and duck races, ride down the 60-foot tall slide mountain, visit with farm animals, and enjoy pumpkin bowling, apple canons and more. Hartland Farm & Orchard, Markham.  10am-5pm Saturday, 12-5pm Sunday.  $10.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-533-6901. 
 
September 29-October 28, Saturdays & Sundays
FUN AT CREATIVE WORKS FARM
Creative Works Farm.
Find your way through the 5.5-acre maze then hit the gaga ball pit, play cornhole, 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-5pm, Sundays 12-5pm.  $5, under 2 free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 28, Sunday
GOBLINS AND GOURDS
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
Fun for the whole family. Goblins and Gourds is a harvest celebration featuring live music from the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra, pumpkin-painting and good green fun in the Childrens Garden. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond.  Directions: 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond.  10am-4pm.  $Free with admission.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-262-9887. 
 
October 28
HALLOWEEN AT HIGHLAND
James Monroe's Highland .
James Monroe's Highland, in partnership with the Albemarle County Fair, will host a full day of fall fun, including hayrides through pastures, corn maze walks and a Halloween costume contest for kids twelve and under. Food, drink, pumpkins and face painting will be available for purchase. All proceeds will support agricultural programming and the Albemarle County Fair at Highland. James Monroe's Highland.  1-8pm.  $Free for children 6 and under, $5 per participant general admission.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@highland.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: (434) 293-8000. 
 
October 26-28, 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 5-28, Fridays-Sundays
HAUNTED CAMP WEEKENDS
Misty Mountain Camp Resort.
Four Weeks of spell-binding activities for the whole family. There will be trick or treating, costume contests, pumpkin carving, bobbing for apples, wagon ride to pick pumpkins in the pumpkin patch, site decorating contest, air brush tattoos, movies, wagon rides, bonfire, karaoke, ice cream social and more. Sunday coffee & donuts. Misty Mountain Camp Resort.  Directions: 56 Misty Mountain Road, Crozet.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-647-8900. 
 
Saturdays & Sundays in October
PUMPKIN PATCH AND CORN MAZE
Chisholm Vineyards.
Come pick your pumpkin, run the corn maze, and enjoy live music from 2-5pm daily and delicious fare from food trucks all day. Chisholm Vineyards, Earlysville .  12-6pm.  $8 (ages 8 and up).  Email: info@adventurefarmvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-971-8796. 
 
October 6-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, 100-foot super slide, 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.  3:30-6pm weekdays, 10am-5pm weekends.  $12.50.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-308-8245. 
 
October 31, Wednesday
CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN CONCERT
Westminster Organ Concert Series.
The 10th iteration of this Children's Halloween Concert will feature spooky organ music, an upclose tour of the pipe organ and endless fun. The event is free, and all are welcome to enjoy it. Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Directions: 400 Rugby Rd.  3:30-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Special Needs Accommodation: Wheelchair accessible  Email: music@westminsterva.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-963-4690. 
 
October 31, Wednesday
DOWNTOWN HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT EXTRAVAGANZA
Orange Downtown Alliance.
An evening full of Halloween festivities for all ages. Main Street is closed off allowing safe entertainment and candy giveaways to children of all ages. The event includes a Child Safety Fair, Barrel Train Rides, and St. Thomass annual Free Book Fair in Taylor Park, where church members dress in costume and distribute free books to the children. West Main Street, Orange.  4-6pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-2540. 
 
September 29-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.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-985-7653. 
 
October 31, Wednesday
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: 434-924-3736. 
 
October 31, Wednesday
PARAMOUNT PRESENTS: NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE IN HD
The Paramount Theater.
The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville is ringing in the Halloween season with a series of spooky screenings. Be sure to catch this theatrical adaption of Mary Shelley's classic novel as celebration of its 200th anniversary. For Ages 13-plus. The Paramount Theater.  7pm.  $11 Student, $13 Senior, $15 Adult.  Email: info@theparamount.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 434-979-1333. 
 
September 29-October, Saturdays & Sundays
SARAH'S PUMPKIN PATCH
Sarah's Pumpkin Patch.
Pick your own pumpkins from three acres of 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. 
 

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