It’s the spookiest time of year in the Burg! Grab your favorite ghouls and gals and plan your Halloween with our comprehensive list of Halloween parties, festivals and events! We’ve sorted them out into: “Super Scary” which are best for adults and teens, “Not-So-Scary” for kids and families and “Running Scared” which are 5Ks and running events!
Meet the Ghosts- Oct 27-29 and 30-31
From its Colonial past to the horrors of four major Civil War battles, Fredericksburg is one of the MOST haunted cities in America! Let the costumed guide navigate you through the paranormal combining the past with stories and folklore of the still lurking dead! Call 540-226-8378 to schedule a tour.
Fredericksburg Visitor Center Parking Lot, 706 Caroline St.
Belle Grove Plantation Paranormal Spooktacular- Oct 28
Paranormal Investigation with a paranormal team. Special All Hallows Eve Investigation on Halloween.
Belle Grove Plantation. 9221 Belle Grove Drive, King George, Virginia 22485. 540-621-7340. www.bellegroveplantation.com
Carriage Ghost Tour- Nightly in October
Fredericksburg, “America’s Most Historic City,” is also considered to be one of the most haunted cities in the country. Join us to see if you can find any undead on one of our 60 minute carriage Ghost Tours through historic downtown Fredericksburg. This tour is appropriate for all ages, so bring the entire family to search for those who still walk the streets after death!
Fredericksburg Visitor Center. www.oldetownecarriages.com
Halloween Haunt at KD- through Oct 29, starting at 7pm
Features ghastly creatures emerging from the darkness, highly-intense and bone-chilling attractions and some of the most hair-raising rides on the planet like the Intimidator 305 and Dominator roller coasters! NEW attractions this year! This event is not recommended for kids.
Fright Night in the Burg- Oct 26 5-7pm
Celebrate Halloween w/ a fun filled carnival and costume contests at the Dorothy Hart Community Ctr. Ages 3 – 5 will compete for most original and cutest while ages 6 – 8 and 9 – 11 will compete for most original and funniest! A family costume contest will take place and only one will be crowned “Best in the ‘Burg!” Judging will start at 6:15 pm, so be on time! Pre-registration recommended. Cost: $6. One adult is free w/ each paying child. $2 for each additional adult. www.fredericksburgva.gov/parksandrec
Belvedere Plantation Fall Harvest Festival–Oct 28-29
Get lost in the Maize Maze or just take pictures at the Pumpkin Patch! There’s plenty of fun and barnyard games to keep everyone in the family occupied! There’s also wagon rides and roaring campfires to wind the day down! Open Weekends Sep-Nov 4 and Tues-Fri during the week!
Treats in the Streets Downtown Fredericksburg-Oct 28 11-2pm
Trick-or-treating at downtown shops, and lots of fun at Riverfront Park! Learn safety tips for trick-or-treating and enjoy fun activities! Free!
Riverfront Park & Downtown Fredericksburg
4th Annual Fall Festival and Halloween Golf Cart Parade- Oct 28-29. 10 am – 5
The Colonial Beach Fall Festival includes craft and food vendors, pony and hay rides, games, inflatables, crafts, fire pit and ends with the Halloween Golf Cart Parade. Free!
Town Hill, Colonial Beach
F’burg Fall Family Festival- Oct 29 3 – 6 pm.
From hay rides to inflatables and carnival games, it’s fun for the entire family!
Spotsy Towne Centre. Free!
Spooky Stories- Oct 30 7pm
Listen if you dare to tales that will chill and thrill you, appropriate for grades K-6.
Porter Branch Library. librarypoint.org
Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Dominion- through Oct 29
Kings Dominion is not all scary in the fall. It’s all fun and no fear. Our daytime Halloween-themed events on select Saturdays and Sundays are geared towards children and families. Your favorite rides are also open during the day in Planet Snoopy. Kids Costumes are encouraged!
Creepy Crawly Carnival at Massad YMCA
Halloween festivities will once again be at the Massad Y! Games, haunted house, wicked fairy tales haunted trail ride, obstacle course, hay maze, pumpkin carving & more! Carnival area with crafts, games, treats and dancing.
212 Butler Rd, F’burg, 22405. www.family-ymca.org/about-us/news-events
Trick or Treat Mt Vernon- Oct 27-28 3:30-6:30pm
Participate in a special scavenger hunt, take a wagon ride on the 12-acre field, and create a boo-tiful Halloween craft in this unforgettable evening. A children’s costume parade around the Mansion will begin at 5 p.m. and prizes will be awarded for most fang-tastic “George” and “Martha” costumes! Cost: $12/Adult & $6/Child. Buy tickets at www.mountvernon.org
Scare Away Dravet 5K -Oct 28 9a-noon
Let’s find a cure for this catastrophic form of Epilpesy and put Dravet Syndrome to rest. Dress up for trick or treating as there will be a costume contest and many other family friendly Halloween activities to be announced soon.
Old Mill Park. Register at https://dravetfoundation.rallybound.org/5k-for-dravet-virginia
One Eyed Zombie Terror Trail 5K -Oct 28 4-6pm
Grab your running gear, and prepare to run for your life. Chose to either be a survivor or a zombie as you navigate 5 kilometers of forest trails and roads, while negotiating obstacles. Zombies and survivors run on separate clocks, as the survivors get a 30 second head start and try to out run the living dead. Each runner will have a life belt, and the zombies will try to take flags from it. Each flag taken adds 5 seconds to the survivors time, and takes 5 seconds from the zombies time. Registration is $25 for both survivors and zombies. All proceeds benefiting Special Olympics. For more information contact Caledon State Park, or Justyn Cox the race director at 540-205-5300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Caledon State Park, 11617 Caledon Rd, King George
Halloween 5K & Monster Mile- Oct 28. 7:30 – 10 am. Get EXCITED because the most spooktacular race in the Stafford area is back with a new course this year! Prizes for the top finishers and best costumes! Put on your favorite costume, lace up your running shoes, and join us for our 2nd Annual Halloween 5K and Monster Mile!
Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center. Sign up at racetimingunlimited.com