Halloween Fun (and Frights!) For The Whole Family

By Laura Faison on Sep 29, 2015

Halloween Family Fun

The Great Pumpkin Patch at Kings Dominion

h1Kings Dominion offers family friendly events on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Great Pumpkin Fest includes delightful surprises hiding around every corner, from a petting zoo to a pumpkin painting patch. It’s trick or treat, with just the treats!

When: Saturday and Sunday from Sept 26th – October 31st from Noon until 5:00pm

Cost: Saturday: $45.00 for kids $55.00 for adults or Sunday $39.00 for kids or adults

Website: https://www.kingsdominion.com/daytime/things-to-do/the-great-pumpkin-fest


Night at the Living Museum

h2It’s a howling good time in the Virginia Living Museum’s Abbitt Planetarium with this frightfully awesome mix of terror-ific tunes! Wild and weird laser images accompany songs from Black Sabbath, Garbage, The Who and so many more! Come enjoy this laser spook-tacular – great Halloween fun!

When: October 17th at 8:00pm and October 31st all evening

Cost: $6.00

Website: http://thevlm.org/events/museum-events/night-of-the-living-museum/


Halloween on Ice at the Richmond Coliseum

h3Hosted by two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan, Halloween on Ice is a frightfully good time on ice for the whole family!  In 2015 Halloween on Ice returns with a 15 city North American tour featuring some of the most well-known skaters in recent history performing live and in costume to Halloween-themed music.

When: Sunday October 11th

Cost: $25-$85

Website: http://halloweenonice.com/


Pirate Halloween Party

h4Bring the entire family and party like a pirate at the annual Mariners’ Museum Halloween Bash. Play games and activities such as ring the hook and walk-the-plank, trick-or-treat with candy and toy prizes at each activity station, enter into our Costume Contest and win great prize (categories: 5 and under, 6-12, Best Pirate) and enjoy yummy nuggets, fruit and cookies provided by Chick-Fil-A with a special appearance from the Chik-Fil-A cow!

When: Saturday October 24th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Cost: $8.00

Website: http://www.marinersmuseum.org/


Adults Only Spooky Fun

Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion

h5The bloodcurdling horror and nightmarish madness of Halloween Haunt features ghastly creatures emerging from the darkness, highly-intense and bone-chilling attractions and some of the most hair-raising rides on the planet! Featuring nine mazes, six scare zones and six live shows, Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion is sure to give you the fright of your life! Guest can also enjoy more than 20 thrill rides as fog and darkness blanket the park.

When: October 2nd – October 31st Friday after 7:00pm, Saturday and Sunday after 4:00pm

Cost: $39.00

Website: https://www.kingsdominion.com/haunt/


Eerie Nights Ghost Tours of Richmond                         

h6Capital Creepers presents the “EERIE NIGHTS” ghost Tour of Richmond VA. The tour leads visitors through Richmond’s oldest neighborhood, Shockoe Bottom, in search of restless spirits.Your “Ghoul Guide” will tell you about the tragedies and paranormal activities that happened and happen at each stop along the way. Eerie Nights Ghost Tour is unlike any other. There are no cheery guides to greet you here, instead we offer you our “Ghoul Guides” a group of the walking dead doomed to haunt the streets of Richmond and tell you all about its tragic past. We mesh haunt gore with history. Our tours are for mature audiences but families are welcome!

When: October 2nd – October 31st Friday and Saturday Only. 8:00pm -10:00pm

Cost: $13.00

Website: http://www.eerienights.com/


Historic All Hallows Eve at Blandford Cemetery

h7The City of Petersburg Department of Museums and Visitor Services will sponsor the annual “Historic All Hallows Eve” event at Blandford Cemetery, October 31, from 6:00 p.m. until the final tour at 8:40 p.m. The focus of the evening’s hour-long guided walking tours will be the history of the cemetery and the accounts of some of the City’s most interesting permanent residents. Due to the 150th commemoration of the Petersburg Campaign, the tours will include the stories of local Civil War soldiers and civilians. The tours will also include the lives of Revolutionary War soldier Erasmus Gill, Victorian women Mary Logan and Nora Davidson, and War of 1812 soldier Captain Richard McRae.

When: October 31st fron 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Cost: $7.00

Website: http://www.petersburgarea.org/events/historic-all-hallows-eve-at-blandford-cemetery


Haunted Halloween Festival

h8Join the motley cast of characters at Hunt Club Farm as they continue their tradition of HAUNTING HAMPTON ROADS! The 26th Annual Halloween Festival will feature three main attractions – the Haunted Hayride, Village of the Dead and Field of Screams – all new and improved for this year’s scare-fest!

When: October 2nd – October 31st Friday and Saturday’s Only

Cost: $25.00 will get you into all three haunted attractions

Website: http://www.hauntedhuntclubfarm.com/


Haunted Ship

h9This Halloween season Nauticus brings back Haunted Ship for more scary nights below decks of the Battleship Wisconsin! Walk through previously unexplored areas of the ship’s lower decks – you never know what may be around the corner!

When: October 15th – 17th and October 22nd – 24th 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Cost: $15.00

Website: http://www.nauticus.org/


Olde Towne Portsmouth Ghost Walk

h10Based upon the popular Jack-The-Ripper walks in London, guides take visitors on a walk past the haunted houses and mansions of Olde Towne. Costumed actors tell the legends of ghostly visitation and things that go bump in the night.

When: October 30th at 7, 8, or 9pm

Cost: $10.00

Website: http://portsmouthghostwalk.com/


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