2019 Halloween family fun in the “Boo” Ridge happens all month long. Here’s a full event calendar with special spookiness for the youngest goblins.
2019 Halloween Family Fun
Who doesn’t enjoy candy and costumes? In the Blue Ridge, there are Halloween happenings for all ages. And we’ll get to the adult activities next week. Short on ideas and cash for a costume? Then check out our blog for quick and easy ideas.
Winchester/Stephens City Spookiness
Whether you’re carving the ultimate pumpkin, hunting down zombies, or taking in a double feature after “trunk or treating,” this area has 2019 Halloween family fun covered.
Carve the Ultimate Pumpkin. West Oaks Farm Market has a Jack-O-Lantern contest all month. Pick your pumpkin from their patch and take a “before” picture. Carve it and take an “after” pic and then submit both to their Facebook page. The winner will be announced October 31st.
Who Needs the Walking Dead? Especially when you have zombies at Skyline Laser Tag . The staff has been turned into zombies and only Skyline’s laser guns can stop them! October 19 and 26. Tickets: $8 online, $10 at the door.
Costumes, Candy and Cinema: The iconic Stephens City Family Drive-In is showing The Addams Family and Maleficent 2 starting October 18th. The drive-in will also host “Trunk or Treat,” along with a costume contest for kids, adults and even pets, October 19 and 26. Admission: $9 adults, $4 children – and you also get the double feature.
More 2019 Halloween Family Fun
During the day on October 26, take the family out to Sherando Park for the annual charity softball tournament for Project Life Saver. There’s candy, games, and prizes for the kids, along with food vendors, raffles, and silent auctions. After the tournament, go downtown for Winchester’s Halloween Faire. And be sure to bring a lawn chair because “Hocus Pocus” is playing for free at the Taylor Pavilion.
Halloween Fun in Clarke County
Just to the east of Winchester, Clarke County Parks & Recreation is pulling out all the stops. Even the wetlands are part of the festivities with a haunted maze. Things end with a free event at the Doolittle Community Center October 31. Just click here to get the entire Rec Department calendar.
Northern Virginia Halloween Happenings
Little ones will enjoy Leesburg Animal Park on October 26 and 27 with costume contests and trick or treating. There are also special performances like Lorenzo the Great’s Magic Show. And be sure to visit Pumpkin Village.
Get into the spooky spirit with Purcellville’s Halloween Block Party October 26. Enter the costume contest, toss a “rat” or pin the nose on the witch. Local restaurants like Magnolia’s at the Mill will be on hand and adults can enjoy the beer garden as well.
See the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in a whole new way October 26 with Air & Scare. Creepy crafts, spooky science experiments and other Halloween-themed activities rule. Make sure the kids wear their costumes for indoor trick or treating. Free event; parking $15.
More “Boo” Ridge 2019 Halloween Family Fun
Celebrate with one of these events in Harrisonburg, Charlottesville or Roanoke. You’ll also find camping and resort adventures, too.
Visit downtown Harrisonburg for Skeleton Fest October 19. There’s a special haunted library hallway, along with costume contests, a weird science lab, tarot card readings, musical entertainment, and trick or treating.
Little goblins ages 2-8 can attend the Boo Bash October 25 at Charlottesville’s Virginia Discovery Museum. This annual fundraiser bills itself as the “kooky carnival that’s too cute to spook.” Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Looking for more kid friendly adventure geared to younger children? Then visit the “Star City” of Roanoke and Kids Square Children’s Museum. On October 18 and 25, Kids Square is hosting “Too Cute to Spook” as well as a Halloween Celebration on October 19. Visit their website for event details and prices.
Make it a Halloween Family Weekend
Make it a weekend and celebrate with some frightful fun at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp & Resort during the month of October. There’s trick or treating along with a pumpkin patch and haunted house. Or round out Halloween with a scary stay at Capon Springs Resort in nearby West Virginia, November 1-3. Enjoy a haunted hayride!
To find the latest Halloween family fun in the “Boo” Ridge, be sure to visit the Virginia Kids Trail on Facebook.