Halloween Block Parties
Have you ever been to a Halloween party? I’m not talking party in your friend’s living room, I’m talking a Halloween block party. No? Well then you’re missing out! Go Blue Ridge Travel is thrilled to get you all the information you need about our top 2 Halloween Block Parties- Purcellville’s Block Party, and Shepherdstown’s Boo Fest! The weekend before Halloween is an agenda full of events and festivities that you can enjoy with your partner or with the whole crew!
If you want something to do with the whole family, check out the Purcellville Halloween Block Party located right on 21st Street in Old Town Purcellville. From 5 pm-9 pm on Saturday, the block party is open to people of all ages and welcomes you to come participate in the wide selection of activities! There will be Halloween-themed games for the kids, such as Rubber Rat Toss, Pumpkin Bowling, Pin the Nose on the Witch and Pirate, Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe, the Rubber Ducky Race, and Witch Hat Ring Toss. Every kid wins a prize, which means every kid goes home smiling!
Other activities include a magic show, meet the Ghostbusters, and Nancy will sing with the kids on the Main Stage. Of course, there will be a costume contest with trophies and cash prizes so make sure you come in your best Halloween costume!
This is Loudoun County’s largest Halloween Block Party, and over 5,000 people attend each year, so it’s sure to be a great time! Admission is free for this event!
Shepherdstown Boo Fest
Another entertaining way to get into the Halloween spirit is the Shepherdstown Boo Fest! It starts Friday, October 26th, and continues through to Wednesday the 31st. It is the longest running Halloween event in the Shenandoah Valley, and all ages are welcome to attend.
Shepherd University will be hosting Shep-Or-Treat on Wednesday from 7 pm-9 pm, and children are invited to come participate in activities and go trick-or-treating around campus. On Friday, there will be Mystery Walk with Dana Mitchell and a Vampire Ball! Then on Saturday and Sunday, there is an entire calendar full of activities for both kids and adults, from games to live music to a Creepy Cocktail Crawl! Some events are free, and others charge admission. Click here to see a full schedule and to check out which activities require a fee. This historic town in West Virginia celebrates Halloween like no other!
Zombie Hunt at Skyline Paintball
Haunted houses and scary cornfields are traditional Halloween thrillers, but we have another one for you to check out – the Zombie Hunt at Skyline Paintball & Laser Tag in Strasburg, Virginia. This zombie paintball shoot has a final date be on October 27th; it starts at sunset and will go until 11:30 pm, which means it will be dark and spooky! At under $14 per person, you and your friends can come ride on a trailer mounted with paintball guns and hunt down the zombies along your ride through the woods! Check in starts at 7:00 pm, and the event is for ages 5 and up. Children ages 5-9 need to have a paid parent or guardian with them.
Haunted Mini-Golf and Trunk-or-Treat at Bryce Resort
On October 27th, children of all ages are invited to Bryce Resort in Basye, Virginia. They are hosting their Haunted Mini Golf and Trunk-or-Treat event that starts at 6:00 pm. Have the kids get dressed in their costumes and come out to play mini golf. Because really, what’s cuter than a tiny dinosaur playing mini golf?. Decorate your trunk and participate in the Trunk-or-Treat festivities. Don’t forget to bring candy to hand out to the kids! It is going to be a great time for families and the little ones will love getting to wear their costume a day early!
Fall Festival at Back Home- On the Farm
Another awesome event is the Fall Festival at Back Home on the Farm in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Celebrate 14+ years of corny Fall family fun in the country. Enjoy a 7-acre pumpkin patch, more than 40+ attractions and activities, and lots of good things to eat! This Fall, you’re off to see the wizard — with the whole farm themed to celebrate the story of the wonderful Wizard of Oz. This event runs through the last day of the season which is October 31st.
If you’re looking to break the normal Halloween routine and do something new and exciting this year, check out these great events! There are many fun things to do this holiday weekend. Dress the kids in their costumes and go have some fun! (And don’t forget the camera!)
*Updated for 2018*