From Ghost Walks and Haunted Houses to Farm Harvest Festivals and Christian Alternatives to Halloween, there is something going on this weekend for everyone. I have compiled a list of just some of what I could find to do over the Halloween weekend of 2010. Catch one, two or more of these eight events. Let me know how you liked them.
26th Annual GhostWalk
6 – 10 pm on Friday Oct. 29 and 5 – 10 pm on Saturday Oct. 30
Sponsored by the University of Mary Washington Historic Preservation Club
Tours leave every 10 minutes from Market Square on the corner of Princess Anne and William Streets and run for 1 ½ hours
Earlier tours are less scary and geared toward children. Costumes welcome. Games and refreshments
Proceeds benefit the Historic Preservation Club
Students will be acting out the ghost stories based off the book “The Ghosts of Fredericksburg and Other Environs” by L.B. Taylor Jr.
Advance registration is recommended. Information and tickets available via e-mail at UMW Ghostwalk@gmail.com or by calling 540-654-1315
Prices: $6.00 – Adults; $4.00 for UMW students, faculty and staff; $3.00 for children 6 to 12 yoa; Free for 5 and under
Fredericksburg Fall Family Festival
Sunday Oct. 31st 3:00 to 6:00 pm
Spotsylvania Towne Center
Fun and Safe alternative to Halloween sponsored by Spotswood Baptist Church and 93.3 WFLS www,spotswoodbaptistchurch.com
The mall will be packed with:
Tons of Games
HUGE bounce houses
And it’s all FREE
Fall Festival – Ramoth Baptist Church
Saturday October 30 1:00 – 4:00pm
Ramoth Baptist Church 478 Ramoth Church Rd. Stafford, VA 22554 540-659-4588
Biblical costume contest
Chili Cook Off
Trunk or Treat
Annual Harvest Festival – Richland Baptist Church
Saturday October 31 5:00 to 8:00pm
Richland Baptist Church 2482 Warrenton Rd. Hartwood, VA 22406 540-752-9352
Candy gift bags
Hartwood Presbyterian Annual Harvest Festival and Trunk or Treat
Sunday October 31
Hartwood Presbyterian Church 50 Hartwood Church Rd. firstname.lastname@example.org 540-752-4671
Come at 10:00 for worship followed by a covered dish meal, mission basket project and report from Pastor Luc on Haiti Outreach Ministries
Come in the afternoon for:
Trunk or Treat
Hartwood Winery Harvest Festival
Saturday Oct. 30 11:00 – 5:00 pm
Hartwood Winery 345 Hartwood Rd. Hartwood, VA 22406 540-752-4893
Price: $15.00 for adults Children Free
The “NEW” Fredericksburg Haunted House 2010
Thursday Oct. 28 – Sunday Oct. 31st 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Fredericksburg Agricultural Fairgrounds 2400 Airport Ave. Fredericksburg, VA 22401
This years haunted house has been created with the efforts of a new local production company called Dream Elements and is sponsored by B101.5, Fredericksburg Night Out.com, Spirit Halloween, Investor Nick Kegg, Red Robin and Fredericksburg Fairgrounds
The Philosophy behind this event is people scaring people. No computers here. Just live people stimulating your scare senses. The theme is that of an abandoned secret government bunker where unusual and secret stuff was going on. This is not your traditional haunted house. Once you have finished your exploration report back to us and let us know what is going on.
Price: $12.00 for ages 8 and up. Cash only at the gate OR order advance tickets at Fredericksburghauntedhouse.com
Annual Belvedere Plantation’s Fall Harvest Festival
Every weekend through Oct. 31st
Come out to the farm for all day and evening fun in the corn maze, pumpkin patch, gift shop, scarecrow factory, hay barn, and hay wagon rides. Enjoy the farm animals, pedal tractors, pig races, pumpkin mountain slide, zip line, and more.
Pick your own pumpkin either out in the fields or in the bins by the gift shop.
Enjoy lots of great eats and drinks from fresh apply cider, funnel cake, kettle korn, barbecue, hot dogs, chicken and hamburgers to Macaroni and cheese, baked potato, fruit cups, French fries and lots more.
Check them out online at http://www.belvedereplantation.com
Prices depend on what you want to participate in or purchase
This blog written by:
Realtor with Avery Hess Realtors, Inc.
774 Warrenton Rd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22406