Hampton Roads Halloween Happenings
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Based on London’s Jack-the-Ripper walks, the 45-minute Old Towne Portsmouth Ghost Walk takes guests through the sinister halls of Old Towne’s mansions and houses. Rumor has it that these apparitions still haunt local residences and lurk through the Trinity Church graveyard during tours. Unwind with live entertainment and hot cider at the end of your tour at Portsmouth’s Middle Street Park. Three tours are offered a 7, 8 and 9 p.m. on Oct. 28. Tickets are available online for $10.
Put on a creative costume and bring out family members and friends for fun and games and Trunk or Treating at the Trinity United Methodist Church parking lot. Enjoy entertaining magic from professional magician Rob Westcott of Virginia Beach and light refreshments. This free event will be held rain or shine, Saturday, Oct. 28, 1–2 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Main and Grace Streets will host this safe trick or treating with costume and jack-o-lantern contests held from 5–8 p.m. at The Smithfield Times in Downtown Smithfield.
Chuckatuck Library’s Harvest Fest has everything from costume contests, pumpkin picking and live music to a Trunk or Treat, Fall Crawl Obstacle Course and outdoor movie screening. Family and friends are also invited to participate in a bring-your-own-pumpkin decorating contest. The event will be held at Chuckatuck Library on Saturday, Oct. 21 from noon–3 p.m.
Families and pets are invited to enjoy a special outdoor screening of Hotel Transylvania at Suffolk’s Bennett’s Creek on Saturday, Oct. 21. The event is free and open to the public, but parking is limited. Food and treats will be available for purchase at two, full-service concession stands. Kids can enjoy crafts, lawn games and bounces houses beginning at 5 p.m. before the movie begins at 7 p.m.
Prepare to be spooked by this 90-minute ghost walk through the spirited side of Suffolk. A costumed guide will reveal the tales of unsolved mysteries, local legends and bizarre occurrences as you wander down Main Street by candlelight. Reserve your spot for one of two Saturday evening walks on Oct. 21 and Oct. 28 from 7–8:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, military and children ages 9 to 12.
Suffolk’s Creekside Recreation Center will host a free Trunk or Treat event on Friday, Oct. 27 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Trick-or-treaters can take part in a costume contest, play games and make crafts. Those wanting to provide trunk candy must be parked in the Creekside Recreation Center parking lot no later than 5:30 p.m.
Spend an afternoon celebrating Halloween at Suffolk’s Seaboard Station Railroad Touch a Truck, Train & Trick or Treat event on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. In addition to delicious food, candy and fall-themed games, several construction trucks, emergency vehicles, tractor trailers and utility trucks will be on display. This event doubles as a fundraiser for the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society. Tickets are $5 each or four for $15.
Hunt Club Farm in Virginia Beach haunts Coastal Virginia with its 29th annual Halloween festival. The possessed wander the streets in the Village of the Dead and lurk between the corn stalks of the Field of Screams. Prepare to be scared as you travel through the pitch-black woods of Hunt Club Farm on the Haunted Hayride. If you’re up for a fright, visit A Night of Possession on select nights from 6:30–11 p.m. through Oct. 31. General admission is $29 and group rates begin at $22. All tickets are available online or at the Farm’s ticket office.
Bring your kids to Hunt Club Farm on Sunday, Oct. 15 for a day full of Halloween-inspired fun. Children are invited to play in bouncy houses, visit the Farm’s petting zoo and get creative at the cupcake and pumpkin decorating stations. Entry fees are $15 for children and $9 for adults. Each child receives a complimentary goody bag with admission. Prepaid reservations are required.
On Oct. 27, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will host Monster Madness, a nighttime celebration of creepy creatures and Halloween-inspired activities. Guests can enjoy a puppet show, win prizes and if bold enough, can take a walk along this year’s newest attraction, Creepy Creek. Admission is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Children under 2 are free.
Grab your investigative equipment and hunt for paranormal activity in the Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum on Oct. 31 from 8–10 p.m. Admission is $20 per person. The museum highly recommends calling ahead for reservations.
Come nightfall, one of Coastal Virginia’s beloved theme parks transforms into a frightening world lurking with creepy creatures, haunted houses, terrifyingly fun rides and live shows. Visitors beware, the ghosts, werewolves, witches and zombies that haunt Busch Gardens Williamsburg are known for scaring guests as they make their way to and from the park’s spooky attractions. Starting at 6 p.m., Howl-O-Scream will take place on select nights through Oct. 29. Fall fun passes and single day tickets are available for purchase online from $60–$90.
Wander through the haunted cobblestones streets of Colonial Williamsburg and listen to the settlement’s eerie folklore by candlelight. Tours are offered every night at 8 p.m. with additional Friday and Saturday night tours at 8:45 p.m. throughout the month of October. Your $12 ghost tour ticket can be purchased online.
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