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Spooktacular RVA: Halloween tricks & treats across Central Va.

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- There are a ton of spooky and fun Halloween activities going on in Central Virginia throughout October. Here's your comprehensive guide: 

City of Richmond

  1. Den of Fear: The haunted house is located just two miles from VCU's main campus in Richmond's Manchester District. Designers and artists have temporarily transformed Dogtown Dance Theater into a lair of monsters, madmen, and black magic.
    • October 19-21, October 26-28, October 31 and November 2-3
    • Dogtown Dance Theater, 109 W. 15th Street
    • Box office opens at 6:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. 
    • Tickets sold until 10 p.m. 
    • $15 per person
    • Click here for more information or to buy tickets
  2. Halloween Spooktacular concert: Dress in your favorite costume and see the Richmond Symphony perform an array of festive musical numbers. 
    • Saturday, October 27 at 11 a.m. 
    • Pre-concert festivities start at 10 a.m. 
    • Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts
    • Tickets are $10 for children and $20 for adults. 
    • Click here for more details and to purchase tickets
  3. Eerie Nights Ghost Tours of Richmond:
    • Select dates through Oct. 31
    • Tickets are $14-$26
  4. Haunts of Richmond Ghost Tours
    • Select dates through Nov. 3
    • Tickets $10-$16
  5. Fancy Me Mad: St. John's Church and the Poe Museum present a fall event honoring the spirits of the season. 
    • Saturday, Oct. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
    • $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 7-12
  6. Scott's Addition Pumpkin Festival:
  7. Goblins and Gourds: Pumpkin painting, storytelling and fun in the Children's Garden
    • Sunday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
    • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
  8. "Eerie" Canal Tours: Riverfront Canal Cruises hosts a special night of hauntingly-narrated canal boat tours.
    • Saturday, Oct. 27
    • Tours leave every half hour from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
    • $2 per person
    • Canal Turning Basin at 14th and Dock Streets
  9. 14th Annual Richmond Zombie Walk: Dress up as a zombie and join the crowd in making your way around the city. 
    • Saturday, Oct. 27
    • Meet at 1 p.m. at Boat Lake at Byrd Park; walk begins at 2:30 p.m. 
  10. Richmond Sheriff's Office Trunk or Treat: A safe alternative to trick-or-treating to ensure families are safe on Halloween night. 
  11. "Witch!: A Halloween Tale of Olde New England": 3 Penny Theatre's upcoming production tells the story of Essex, Massachusetts in 1692 when Bess, a young woman who lost her family in an Indian massacre, is taken in by the good people of the village. Soon, signs of satanic magic appear and Essex is plunged into a search for witches. 

Henrico County

  1. Haunted History at Tuckahoe
    • Sunday, Oct. 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Tuckahoe Plantation
    • $5 per person, $20 per family (max of 7)
    • Advance tickets are recommended

Chesterfield County

  1. Haunted Henricus and Haunted Henricus, Jr.: Guests are invited to experience spellbinding tales of old English and Virginia Indian legends and folklore. For the younger crowd, Henricus shares stories, crafts, and treats. Costumes are encouraged. 
    • October 26 and 27
    • Henricus Historical Park
    • Click here for details on the adult event, and click here for details on the children's event


  1. Kings Dominion Halloween Haunt and Great Pumpkin Fest: The annual event returns with eight mazes, five scare zones, hundreds of monsters and a variety of live entertainment. The Great Pumpkin Fest brings non-scary fun for younger children. 
    • Select dates from Sept. 22 through Oct. 28
    • The Great Pumpkin Fest is from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Haunt starts at 7 p.m. each night


  1. Busch Gardens' Howl-o-Scream: This year, the theme park is celebrating 20 years of fears with more scares than ever.
    • Select dates from Sept. 15 through Oct. 28
    • Begins at 5:45 p.m. 
    • Included with park admission
    • Kids' attractions close at 5 p.m. as the park prepares for the haunts to come out.



Hanover County

  1. Hanover Tavern Ghosts Walk at Night: Tour the haunted Tavern, Old Stone Jail, and Historic Courthouse and hear ghostly tales of actual events. 
    • Oct. 21-23, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
    • Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
    • Tickets $15 per person
  2. RedVein Haunted House at Hanover Vegetable Farm
    • Select dates Oct. 5-31
    • Tickets start at $20 per person
    • Click here for tickets, details, and warnings
  3. Gourds, Goblets and Ghouls Festival at Hanover Vegetable Farm
    • Oct. 14-15
    • Live music, wineries, beer garden, vendors, hay rides, pumpkin picking and more. The RedVein haunted house will also be open
  4. Terror on the Farm at Ashland Berry Farm:
    • Select nights from Sept. 29-Oct. 31
    • Get all four haunted attractions for $30, or click here for prices on individual haunts


  1. Petersburg Haunts Walking Tour
    • Fridays and Saturdays from Sept. 28 through Oct. 27 and on Halloween at 7 p.m. 
    • Tours begin at the Petersburg Courthouse
    • Bring flashlights
    • Tickets $15 per person
  2. All Hallow's Eve at Blandford Cemetery:
    • Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Blandford Church Reception Center
    • Wear walking shoes
    • Tickets $15
  3. Trunk-a-Treat: Organizations will decorate their trunks and give wrapped candy to all truck-a-treaters.
    • Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
    • Petersburg Sports Complex
    • You must register your organization ahead of time

Spotsylvania County

  1. Spotsylvania Trunk-n-Treat: The Spotsylvania County Sheriff's office puts on this family-friendly event. 
    • Saturday, Oct. 27
    • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
    • Public Safety Building, 9119 Dean Ridings Lane
    • Click here for registration information


  1. Hopewell Haunts and Fall Festival: The event will feature a haunted hay ride, haunted house, hay maze, festival games, magician, concessions, music, and more. 
    • Saturday, Oct. 13 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
    • Patrick Copeland Elementary, 400 Westhill Road, Hopewell
    • Open to the public, $1 per person
    • Children may wear costumes

For even more fall and Halloween activities around Virginia, click here

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