The Weekend Planner

by | Oct 20, 2016 | Events

Compiled by Susan Larson. File photo copyright Fredericksburg.Today.

A selection of special events in the Fredericksburg region for the weekend of October 21 – 23, 2016. Click the hyperlinks for more details.

Stafford County Agricultural and Homemaking Fair
Friday, Oct. 21, 5 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22, 12 – 10 pm.
Sunday, Oct. 23, 12 – 8 p.m.
Stafford County Fairgrounds, 2135 Mountain View Road, Stafford, Va. 22556

Fright Night in the Burg! Carnival and Costume Contest
Friday, Oct. 21, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg
Costume contest begins at 6:15 p.m.
$6 per child; one free adult for each paying child $2 each additional adult.

Ghost Walk
Friday, Oct. 21, 6 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22, 5 – 10 p.m.
James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
The University of Mary Washington (UMW) Historic Preservation Club will present their 32nd Annual Ghost Walk October 21 and 22, 2016, in downtown Fredericksburg. Tours leave every 10 to 15 minutes from the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library courtyard at 908 Charles St. in Fredericksburg.
Tickets are $6 for adults (13 and up); $4 for UMW students/alumni, faculty/staff, and military; $3 for children age 6 – 12; free for children 5 and younger.

Fredericksburg Festival for the Performing Arts presents “Dead to the Last Drop”
Friday, Oct. 21, 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fredericksburg Country Club, 11031 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg, Va. 22408
Fredericksburg Festival for the Performing Arts presents an Interactive murder mystery by the Rude Mechanicals, directed by Amy Wolfe. The evening will include a buffet dinner, raffle and silent auction.

Creepy Crawly Carnival
Friday, Oct 21, Saturday, Oct. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Hayrides, face painting, bounce house, carnival games, haunted area, costume contest and more. Activities may vary by location.

Caroline Family YMCA, 17422 Library Blvd, Ruther Glen, Va. 22546
$3 per attraction.

Massad Family YMCA, 212 Butler Rd. Falmouth, Va. 22405
$9 per person; $30 for a family four-pack.

King George Family YMCA, 10545 Kings Hwy., King George, Va. 22485
Carnival and hayride, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Haunted house, 7 – 9 p.m.
Prices range from $3 – $10

Haunted Trail at Wilderness Presidential Resort
Fridays, Oct. 21 and 28, 6:30 p.m.
Saturdays, Oct. 22 and 29, 6:30 p.m.
Wilderness Presidential Resort, 9220 Plank Rd., Spotsylvania, Va. 22553
Take a hay ride out, and find your way back on foot — in the dark. Not recommended for children under 10.
$18. Tickets on sale beginning at 6:30 p.m. the night of the event. Hay ride begins at 7 p.m.

Kenmore: Behind the Scenes
Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Kenmore Plantation, 1201 Washington Ave., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
Meghan Budinger, Aldrich Director of Curatorial Operations, will lead a tour of the mansion, featuring spaces rarely scene — the cellar, second floor and attic.
There are a limited number of spots available. Make your reservation 540-370-0732 ext 24, or email [email protected]
$12 adults; $6 age 12-17.

Halloween Movie Night at Hurkamp Park
Saturday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m.
Hurkamp Park, 500 William St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
“It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by “Transylvania” at 7 p.m. Bring your own chairs, blankets, and a picnic dinner. No rain date.
Co-sponsored by the Fredericksburg Police Department and Fredericksburg Main Street.

October Masterworks: Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony
Saturday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Dodd Auditorium, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
The UMW Philharmonic’s season opener features Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” Sibelius’ Finlandia and Smetana’s The Moldau.

Halloween in Fredericksburg

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