Halloween in Fredericksburg

by | Oct 27, 2016 | Events

Compiled by Susan Larson. Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

Fredericksburg, Va. — A selection of 2016 Halloween celebrations in the Fredericksburg area. Click the hyperlinks for more information. Know of others? Add them in the comments section.

We’ll be updating this list throughout the month, so check back often. (Last update: October 27)

Wicked Woods Haunted Forest
Fridays and Saturdays in October 2016
Wicked Woods Haunted Forest, 6220 Massey Rd., Spotsylvania, Va. 22551
From the Wicked Woods website: “Wicked Woods is an intense and a dark and very scary experience, and is not at all recommended for small children.”
$7 – $23 See the website for packages and special discounts.

One-Eyed Zombie Terror Trail 5K
Saturday, Oct. 15, 4 – 6 p.m.
Caledon State Park, 11617 Caledon Rd., King George, Va. 22485
Chose to either be a survivor or a zombie as you navigate 5 kilometers of forest trails and roads, while negotiating obstacles.
Registration is $25. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics.

Spooky Stories by the Shore
Friday, Oct. 14, 7 – 8 p.m. – Rain date October 15.
Motts Run Reservoir, 6600 River Rd., Fredericksburg
Dress warmly and bring a blanket to listen to spooky stories.
Pre-registration required by calling 540-372-1086 Ext. 213.
$6 tickets available at Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg.

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.

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

32nd Annual Ghost Walk in Downtown Fredericksburg
Friday, Oct. 21, 6 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22, 5 – 10 p.m.
James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, 908 Charles St., Fredericksburg
Walking tours led by costumed guides from the UMW Historic Preservation Club feature historic sites from the book “The Ghosts of Fredericksburg and Nearby Environs”. Tours leave every 10 minutes.
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.

Dead to the Last Drop
Friday, Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m.
Fredericksburg Country Club, 11031 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg, 22408
Fredericksburg Festival for the Performing Arts presents the Rude Mechanicals performance of this interactive mystery. The evening includes a social hour, silent auction, the play, and buffet dinner.

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.

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.

Campfire Ghost Stories for Adults
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m.
England Run Library, 806 Lyons Blvd., Fredericksburg, 22408
Professional storyteller Judith Onesty (link is external) of Tell Tale Hearts will tell spooky tales around the (faux) campfire.

Community Trunk-or-Treat
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7 – 8:30 p.m. The rain date is Saturday, Oct. 29.
Eagle Village Shopping Center, 1125 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
Family friendly alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. Free popcorn and hot chocolate (while supplies last). Trick-or-treat from decorated car trunks. Come in costume, and bring your trick-or-treat bag.

Dead Whispers Haunted Attraction
Thursday through Monday, Oct. 27 – 31, 7 – 11 p.m.
The Village at Spotsylvania Towne Centre, 1 Towne Centre Blvd., Fredericksburg — across from Arhaus Furniture, and next to Books-A-Million.
Be on your guard because you don’t know what’s around the next dark corner of this haunted attraction.
$12 regular admission, $15 cut-the-line pass. There’s a $2 off coupon online.

Voices in the Dark
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29, 7 p.m.
Picker’s Alley, upstairs at Picker’s Supply, 902 Caroline St., Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg Theatre Ensemble presents John Pielmeier’s twisted thriller “Voices in the Dark.” This show rates an R for adult themes, violence, and language.
$10. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

Scary Music for Organ
Friday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.
St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
Organists John Vreeland, Achim Loch, and Trystan Bennett perform a selection of music for the season. Donations support the St. George’s organ fund.

Harvest Festival Fly-In
Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Shannon Airport, 3380 Shannon Airport Circle, Fredericksburg, Va., 22408
Bring your kids for Trick-or-Treat aviation style. Watch different types of aircraft fly in, as well as getting up close. Special appearances by the Flying Circus and the Fairfax County Police Motor Squad. Airplane candy drops by Chuck Tippett of the Flying Circus.

Downtown Fredericksburg Trick-or-Treat
Saturday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Riverfront Park, Sophia Street, downtown Fredericksburg
Head downtown Fredericksburg for Trick-or-Treating at participating businesses, while supplies last. Begin at Riverfront Park, where you’ll find free games and activities, and the map of participating businesses.

Historic Cemetery Tour
Saturday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m., 12:45, and 2:30 p.m.
Start at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center, 706 Caroline St, Fredericksburg
Rappahannock Colonial Heritage Society’s 15th annual Historic Cemetery Tour visits St. George’s Episcopal Church cemetery, the Masonic Cemetery, and the grave of Mary Washington. Trolley to each site. Refreshments provided.
$5 adults and $1 children, suggested donation. Call Trip Wiggins at 540-371-3906 or email [email protected]

Goblins and Goodies
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2 – 4 p.m.
Lake Anna State Park, 6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania, Va. 22551
An afternoon of crafts and candy while we discover some cool facts about some not-so spooky critters. Costume prizes for the most unique and the best use of recycled materials in two age groups; up to 5, and 6 and over. Prizes awarded at 3:30 p.m. — must be present to win.

Halloween Hayride
Saturday, Oct. 29, 3 – 6 p.m.
Caledon State Park, 11617 Caledon Rd., King George, Va. 22485
Take a trip through the park park’s history, with re-enactments of the major events.
$3 per person or $8 per family. Spaces are limited. Reserve your spot by calling the park at 540-663-3861.

Stratford after Dark
Saturday Oct. 29, 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Rd., Stratford.
The first tour isat 6 p.m. The kids’ costume contest is from 7 to 7:30 p.m.
Reservations are strongly suggested for specific tour times. Tours involve some stairs that are not wheel-chair accessible. Visitors are encouraged to bring flashlights. Service dogs only. Call Jon Bachman at 804-493-1972.
$12 adults; $7 children of ages 6-13; children under 6 free.

Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire Department Harvest Festival
Saturday, Oct. 29, 6 – 9 p.m.
Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire Department, 7200 Courthouse Commons Blvd., Spotsylvania, Va. 22551
Food, games, costume contest, hay rides.

Halloween Block Party
Saturday, Oct. 29, 7 – 11 p.m.
Market Square, Fredericksburg
Join Elby Brass, The Kingbolts, and Adventure Brewing Co. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Rappahannock.
Free admission, beer tickets $5 each. Prizes for the best costumes.

Friends of the Rappahannock Bat Talks
Sunday, Oct. 30, 1 – 3 p.m.
Wild Birds Unlimited, 1937 Carl D. Silver Pkwy., Fredericksburg
Friends of the Rappahannock’s Field Trip Coordinator Taylor McConnell will talk about bat needs and their ecological role. Madison Ryan, a certified Virginia Master Naturalist, will talk about their importance, and what is threatening their survival.

Hope Presbyterian Trunk or Treat
Sunday, Oct. 30, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Battlefield Elementary School, 11108 Leavells Rd, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407
Games, cool decorations, and funny costumes. All cars will be decorated with family friendly and age appropriate themes.

Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office Trunk ‘n Treat
Sunday, Oct. 30, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Building, 9119 Dean Ridings Ln., Spotsylvania, Va. 22553
Trick-or-treat from decorated car trunks. Come in costume, and bring your trick-or-treat bag.

Halloween Funfest
Monday, Oct. 31, 5 – 8 p.m.
Roxbury Farm & Garden Center, 601 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg
This family-friendly Halloween event will feature pumpkin chucking, a scavenger hunt, face painting, a bounce house, trick-or-treating, games, and food.
Sponsored by Capital Caring, the event is free, but donations to support services to those living with serious illness are welcomed.

Trick or Treat at Spotsylvania Fire Stations
Monday, Oct. 31, see times and locations below.
Stop by your Spotsylvania fire stations for Halloween candy, and visit the crew members.

Fire Station #1 – Courthouse: 6 – 8 p.m.
7200 Courthouse Commons Blvd., Spotsylvania

Fire Station #2 – Brokenburg: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
11700 Volunteer Ln., Spotsylvania

Fire Station #3 – Partlow: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
3221 Partlow Rd., Partlow

Fire Station #4 – 4-Mile Fork: 6 – 8 p.m.
4804 Bancroft Rd., Fredericksburg

Fire Station #6 – Salem Church: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
5700 General Semmes Rd., Fredericksburg

Fire Station #5 – Chancellor: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
6204 Plank Rd., Fredericksburg

Fire Station #7 – Wilderness: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
10501 Orange Plank Rd., Spotsylvania

Fire Station #8 – Thornburg: 6 – 8 p.m.
6429 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Spotsylvania

Fire Station #9 – Belmont: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
7100 Belmont Rd., Mineral

Fire Station #10 – Salem Fields: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
10201 Gordon Rd., Fredericksburg

Fire Station #11 – Crossroads Parkway: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
9517 Crossroads Pkwy., Fredericksburg

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