Halloween is coming!
I am originally from Hampton Roads (Tidewater). I have been gone for 16 years and just returned last year. I enjoy Halloween. I’ve been looking for fun things to do this year. I’ve found a few good events celebrating this holiday. I searched for this information in our local newspaper ( http://hamptonroads.com/pilotonline/ & on their search this site typed: Halloween) and found some great events for others new to this area.
The following events are for Halloween enthusiasts. For all the thrill seekers of horror I would recommend the first three events. They all seem to have the ability to be scary & gruesome. These events are made special for the more mature horror junkie. For fun family entertainment I suggest the bottom three events. They all seem to not be scary but extremely fun.
Halloween Festival and Haunted Hayride Oct 15, 2016 – Oct 19, 2016 Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Sponsored by Hunt Club Farm Virginia Beach,VA www.huntclubfarm.com/newhalloween/ Hunt Club Farm presents the 20th annual Halloween Festival and Haunted Hayride featuring Three Scary Haunted Events: Hampton Roads Original Haunted Hayride; The Village of the Dead and The Field of Screams. A cast of 75 live performers nightly. Amusement Rides, Games, Concessions, Pumpkins and more.
Monster Fest 2016 Oct 04, 2016 Saturday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Movie Marathon from 8:00 PM to Dawn Sunday Morning Sponsored by Rob & Phyllis Floyd Chesapeake,VA http://groups.myspace.com/MonsterFest/ Monster Fest is an annual celebration of monsters, horror and the macabre in film and literature.
The event is held every October, just in time for Halloween. With a strong focus on the Gothic horror films of the classic era, Monster Fest provides a fun, family-friendly, carnival-like environment for monster enthusiasts and the whole family. Costume contest, panels and more will be held between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
From 8:00 PM Saturday evening until dawn on Sunday morning is the All Night Horror Movie Marathon! All completely free and open to the public!
Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Event Dates: Sep 19, 2016 – Oct 26, 2016 Sunday, Friday, Saturday Williamsburg,VA www.howloscream.com/Williamsburg/index.html This Howl-O-Scream, Busch Gardens celebrates 10 years of fears. Elevating the park’s fright factor for this anniversary is Masquerage, a haunted Italian palace where “Cloak-walkers” chase guests deep into bone-chilling crypts. The Wicked Woods: Ripper Row haunted maze returns this year in an all-new location where gruesome scenes of history like the Great Fire of London, the rampage of Jack the Ripper and the bubonic plague come to life. Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream features more than 15 frightening scare zones, haunted attractions and Halloween-themed shows. This year, many of the park’s haunted attractions and shows will start earlier in the day. Howl-O-Scream debuts Sept.19 and continues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 26.
17th Annual Halloween Bash Saturday, October 25, 2016 – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sponsored by Virginia Air and Space Center Hampton,VA www.vasc.org Enjoy safe trick-or-treating, costume contests, the wacky wizard’s castle, spooky make-n-takes, Child Identification from the Hampton Sheriff’s Department, and more! Admission fee.
Halloween Party and Tours Stroll of Lost Souls Fri Oct 31 – Fri Oct 31 Ferry Plantation House Virginia Beach,VA http://ferryplantation.org/content/ Lantern tours of the House in Morning and the stroll of the lost souls. 8 to Midnight
Night of the Living Museum Oct 17, 2016 – Oct 18, 2016 Friday, Saturday 6-9 p.m. Sponsored by Virginia Living Museum Newport News,VA www.vlm.org/programevents/calendar/specialevents/ Come to the Virginia Living Museum for an evening of non-scary Halloween fun for families with kids ages 12 and under. Enjoy live animal shows featuring fierce and not-so-fierce Halloween critters in our new amphitheater (weather permitting). Watch the Pumpkin Lady work her magic turning plain pumpkins into pieces of art. Hear spooky tales of Halloween from the Storytelling Witch. Learn the ways of spiders large and small from the Spider Lady. Stroll through our indoor Enchanted Forest. Experience the sounds of nature in our special exhibit “Wild Music.” Observe the stars in the Halloween night sky (weather permitting). Explore forest mysteries along our outdoor boardwalk. Make creepy crafts and play Halloween games. Go trick-or-treating throughout the evening. Plus more at this 9th annual event.
I have a teenager at home who enjoys horror movies and anything scary, (as I do) so I will be taking her to some of these events.