Halloween Weekend Events in the Fredericksburg Region

by | Oct 29, 2015 | Events

Compiled by Carter Nordike for Fredericksburg.Today and “The B Scene” with Susan Larson and Dee Daniels at 7:35 a.m. Fridays on B101.5 FM WBQB. Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

Special events in the Fredericksburg region October 30 – November 1, 2015. Click the hyperlinks for more information. You’re invited to add other events in the comments section.

Belvedere Plantation Fall Festival
Friday, Oct. 30, 5 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Belvedere Plantation, 1410 Belvedere Dr., Fredericksburg
Pumpkin picking, bonfires, evening hayrides, cornfield maze — more than 25 attractions and activities. The Pumpkin Patch is lighted for night picking Friday and Saturday nights.
See the website for admission packages.

Luminaries in the Garden
Friday, Oct. 30, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Mary Washington House, 1200 Charles St., Fredericksburg
A concluding celebration of the Mary Washington House “Tie One On” pink ribbon breast cancer awareness month campaign. Sample craft beer in the garden.

Taste of Asia
Friday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.
Chandler Ballroom, University Center, University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg
A cultural event featuring a fashion show, dance performances, and a variety of ethnic foods.

Friday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.
Hurley Convergence Center, Digital Auditorium, University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg
See the earliest film adaption of Bram Stoker’s Dracula — this is a silent movie!

Faculty Artist Series, Henselt in Context and Beyond
Friday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Dodd Auditorium, University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg
Adjunct instructor of piano Andrew Kraus will showcase works by lesser known composers including Adolph von Henselt and Leopold Godowsky with complimentary works by their more famous contemporaries.

Haunted Trail at Wilderness Resort
Friday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Wilderness Presidential Resort, 9220 Plank Road, Spotsylvania
The Haunted Trail is recommended for people ages 10 and up. Visitors will buy a ticket to get on the hay wagon, but when the hay wagon drops them off in the middle of a field, they will have to find their way back alone.
$15 tickets

Braehead Farm Fall Festival Weekends
Saturday, Oct. 31, and Sunday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Braehead Farm, 1130 Tyler St., Fredericksburg
Hayrides through the decorated forest and around the farm. Corn maze and sunflower walk. Pumpkin decorating. A visit with, “”The Great Pumpkin” will be in the patch from 10-1 and 2-5 for you to visit! Play in the Family Play-Grounds: Hay barn, sand piles, corn pit, swings, farm animals and much more
Admission $9. 2 and under free.

2015 Autumn Leaf Spooktacular Excursion
Saturday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Rappahannock Railroad Museum, 11700 Main St., Fredericksburg
The last rail excursion of the season will be on October 31. The ride will be Halloween-themed and is seated on a first come, first served basis. The train rides from the Museum’s Deep Run Depot to the end of the county spur and back again.

Spotsylvania Wanderings
Saturday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, 120 Chatham Dr, Fredericksburg
A 3.5 mile hike through the forests and fields of Spotsylvania includes a visit to a site rarely seen by most hikers. In order to get there, some bushwhacking is necessary. The National Park Service suggests that hikers wear sturdy shoes for this trek.

Spooky Party at the Children’s Museum
Saturday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Children’s Museum of Richmond in Fredericksburg, 1275 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Fredericksburg
Put on your costume and join a not-so-spooky party with Halloween-themed fun and games.
Free with museum admission.

Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Fredericksburg
Saturday, Oct, 31, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Children can stop by participating stores for a treat. All participating businesses will display a sign to indicate their participation.

Harvest Festival at Hartwood Winery
Saturday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hartwood Winery, 345 Hartwood Rd., Fredericksburg
A festival with a bit of something for everyone. Hayrides, scarecrow-making, games, pony rides, live music, tours, and food will be available for the whole family while wine tastings from Hartwood and the special guest Rogers Ford Winery are open for the adults.
Entry: $18 for adults; free for children

East Coast Honda Meet
Farm Bureau Center, 13111 Dawn Blvd., Doswell
Saturday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The East Coast Honda Meet boasts thousands of cars, live music, and prizes throughout the day. Spots are still open for eager car enthusiasts who want to show off their pride and joy.
Tickets: $15 general admission per vehicle; $50 for VIP parking.

Family Day – Halloween
Saturday, Oct. 31, 12 – 2 p.m.
National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis HWY, Triangle
A family Halloween event. The National Museum of the Marine Corps will be hosting a magic show, games, and arts and crafts.

Goblins and Goodies
Saturday, Oct. 31, 2 – 4 p.m.
Lake Anna State Park Visitor Center, 6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania
For the littler ones in the family, a costume contest will be taking place at the Lake Anna State Park Visitor Center only for the young ones. Awards will be given between two different age categories: ages 6 and up and ages 5 and below. Awards will include most unique and best use of recycled materials. Judging will be from 2:30-3 p.m. and prizes will be awarded at 3:30 p.m.

Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Culpeper
Saturday, Oct. 31, 5 – 6 p.m.
East Davis Street – Historic Downtown Culpeper.
Children can stop by participating stores for a treat.

Trunk-or-Treat in Spotsylvania
Saturday, Oct. 31, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office parking lot, 9119 Dean Ridings Lane, Spotsylvania
Children can collect treats from cars decorated by local businesses.

Fall Fantasy with the POPS
Saturday, Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.
James Monroe High School Auditorium, 2300 Washington Ave., Fredericksburg
The Rappahannock POPS Orchestra begins their 2015-2016 season with their “Fall Fantasy with the POPS” show. Featured pieces include “Night on Bald Mountain”, “Funeral March of a Marionette,” and “The Wizard of Oz Medley,” among others. This performance will be accompanied by the Logos Theatre Company from Taylors, SC. Prior to the performance, Trick or Treating in the James Monroe parking lot, costume contests for both children and adults, and a silent auction will be taking place.
Tickets: $20 adults; $15 seniors and students with a valid student ID; free for anyone under 18 with an adult.

Things That Go Funk In The Night!
Saturday, Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
A. Smith Bowman Distillery, 1 Bowman Dr., Fredericksburg
Third Stream Giants are playing the Halloween concert at A. Smith Bowman Distillery this year. The Giants are a funk-jazz ensemble that are nationally acclaimed. In addition to the music, a costume contest will take place and drinks will be available. All proceeds go to benefit the “Measure by Measure” music education program.
$18 tickets (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/things-that-go-funk-in-the-night-with-anthony-campbell-third-stream-giants-tickets-18387691079?ref=ebtn)

Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner
Saturday, Oct. 31, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Potomac Point Winery, 275 Decatur Rd., Stafford
This murder mystery, themed “Murder on the Set!”, has its guests act as extras on the set of a vampire flick. Guests can choose just how involved they will be in the show, be it just a viewer or an integral part of the plot. Contests will be going on throughout the night, such as a costume contest and contests to solve mysteries from the show, in addition to a gourmet buffet.
Tickets: $74

Growing Great Spring Flowers
Sunday, Nov. 1, 2 p.m.
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth.
Lisa Zeigler of The Gardener’s Workshop presents a workshop inspired by her new book, Cool Flowers. Lisa introduces the cool-season concept, when and what to plant, where to locate for the earliest blooming, setting it up for low maintenance and how to keep the blooms coming into summer. Includes a pop-up shop with gardening and flower arranging tools, supplies and flower seeds.


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