Halloween Happenings 2017


Halloween is almost here, and if you are looking to get out and about, there is plenty going on!

Here are some ideas to get you started.

Shocktober Haunt, October 27-29; Paxton Manor in Leesburg

You never know what is in store for you at Paxton Manor or its basement, Carnival of Souls! Dubbed “Northern Virginia’s only REAL haunted house”, the scenes change every year, with over 100 cast and crew out to give you a scare.

Shocktober at Paxton Manor

Here are some of us at Shocktober last year (2016)!

Madhaunter’s Madhouse, October 27, 28, 29 & 31, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton

Take a terror-filled indoor and outdoor trek through the historic former Lorton prison.  New this year is a stop at a haunted church in the woods, a “mobile escape room” and a vortex tunnel.

Fields of Fear, through November 4th, Cox Farms, Centreville

Set across 20 acres, there is something here for everyone looking for a scare. From the “Cornightmare” cornfield filled with clowns, to the zombie zoo and the “lost circus” hayride, you’ll surely be in for some screams.

Clifton Haunted Trail, October 28th

A Clifton tradition since 2001, this 8-acre trail through the woods features scary skits, spooky individuals. and perhaps a sighting of The Bunny Man.

Pumpkin Patch, daily, Nalls Produce

Kids will love crawling through the tunnels at “Pumpkin Hill” and picking out a pumpkin from Nalls’ huge selection.

Fall Festival and Pumpkin Playground, daily through October, Burke Nursery

Now in its 23rd year, Burke Nursery has tons of fun events for kids, including a pirate ship/camp, pumpkin fort, ghost tunnel slide, hayrides, a merry-go-round, rope swings, an enchanted castle and more.

21st annual Del Ray Halloween Parade, October 29th

This FREE event is a Del Ray favorite, with pets and kids alike marching along Mount Vernon Avenue. Goodie bags, games and live music will be available as well.

Zombie Escape at the historic Carlyle House, October 28th, Old Town Alexandria

In the midst of a “zombie apocalypse”, you’ll be running out for supplies and trying to make it back safely!

Alexandria’s Ghost & Graveyard Tour, Old Town Alexandria

Led by Alexandria Colonial Tours since 1982, you’ll experience ghost stories, legends and folklore, while touring Old Town’s historic streets.

Hospital Horrors, Ben Lomond Historic Site, October 28th, Manassas

Tour the house and grounds of Ben Lomond, which served as a Confederate Field Hospital after the Battle of First Manassas during the Civil War. Hear the stories of the soldiers and medical personnel who stayed there.

Markoff’s Haunted Forest, October 27, 28, 29, 31, Dickerson, Maryland

Between two haunted trails, and a nightmare “town”, expect to be terrified at this one!


Did we miss your favorite Halloween activity? Let us know and we’ll add it to the list!

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