The crisp fall air and the crunch of fallen autumn leaves ushers in the changing season. Decorate a pumpkin, take the little ones Trick or Treating and mark your calendars now for these Halloween-themed events and fall festivals. There are too many to count, and they’re all sure to be fun. Many are FREE. Be sure and visit the websites to confirm dates, locations, and times as they may change after posting. They also may post updates in the event of bad weather. Let us know of others by emailing information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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October 29, 2018
Richmond Department of Parks and Recreation’s Harvest Hayride at Bryan Park from 6-9pm is a fun filled evening of hayrides, games, and food! Participants should come dressed in their best costume!
October 31, 2018
Senator McClellan’s 13th Annual Community Harvest Festival on Halloween Night, Wednesday, October 31st from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Please note the NEW LOCATION this year, the ARTHUR ASHE ATHLETIC CENTER located at 3001 N. Boulevard. This is a FREE event, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Dress up in your favorite costume, and come trick or treat, jump in the photo booth, get your face painted, get some food and enjoy the games and numerous resources provided.
Halloween Spooktacular – Mall Wide Trick or Treat at Virginia Center Commons. October 31. Virginia Center Commons will offer Richmond- area children a safe place to take part in Halloween activities.
BOORITO! Eat for just $4 at Chipotle on Halloween if you come in costume or document online. October 31.
It’s the Great Pumpkin at Bass Pro Shops. October 31. Games, crafts, parades, and more.
November 1 & 2
Pumpkin Season at Chesterfield Berry Farm. Pumpkin Season means hay rides to pick pumpkins, corn maze, Scary Fun Barn, visiting mini animals and more!
Virginia Carolina Craftsmen’s Classics. November 2, 3 & 4, 2014. Consistently voted the “Best Arts & Crafts Show” in Virginia. Features original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across the nation. See the creative process in action as many exhibitors demonstrate throughout the weekend. Meet the actual artists and craftsmen as you visit them in their booths and discover what goes into the making of these one-of-a-kind treasures that are sure to please people on your gift giving list.
Ashland Train Day and Festival. November 3, 2014. 10am-5pm. FREE. An event for the whole family. Come visit us along the tracks for a day of fun and excitement. We have music, games, lots of model trains, children’s train rides, food, railroad related vendors, displays and of course our mascots – Cinder and Tender Bear, plus much, much more. So hop on board and come on down. Feel free to dress up for the day in your bib overalls, bandana and engineer hat. Don’t forget the camera.
Heart of Virginia Wine Trail, Nov. 3 & 4, James River Cellars, Glen Allen Use your HOVA Passport to visit each winery the weekend of November 3rd and 4th. Each winery will be serving a different seasonal favorite to kick off the fall season. James River Cellars will be dishing out mac’n’cheese this year to all those traveling the trail. Come wine down with some warm foods.
Foundry Market at the American Civil War Museum, 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, 11am-3pm A celebration of Virginia makers and doers, in conjunction with the completion of outdoor construction on our brand-new museum building with Triple Crossing Beer for a pop-up beer garden. Shop, drink, and enjoy the beautiful James River walk.
Halloween: El Dia De Los Muertos. Sun. Nov. 4, 2018, 1-5pm Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Festive fun for all ages! In conjunction with the Latin Ballet of Virginia, “El Dia de los Muertos” is a festive celebration of life with live performances, dancing, music, sweets, treats, and fun art activities for the whole family! Learn about the traditions connected with this holiday including Ofrendas, beautiful private altars built to honor deceased family and friends. Wear your Halloween costume to join in the fun at this community tradition! This event is FREE to attend! Includes a Mercado Muertos This mini-shop at the annual El Dia de los Muertos Festival features a fun array of themed gifts and art to celebrate the spirit of the dead. Most items priced $20 and under!
Cider Week Virginia kick off. J oin eleven cideries in celebrating Virginia’s craft beverage through a weeklong series of events including festivals, pop-up tastings, tours, workshops, and more. Visit http://ciderweekva.com/ for updates and a complete calendar of events.
Holly Jolly 2018, Nov 9 & 10 Lakeside Ave. Henrico. Yearly holiday festival! Join us on the Avenue as the local businesses kick off the Christmas season with sales, food, and fun!
American Indian Pow-Wow. November 9-11, 2014 is a showcase of Native American culture and music
Santa’s Arrival & Grand Illumination, Fri. Nov. 9 at 7:30pm Short Pump Town Center Main Plaza. . Spectacular holiday décor featuring 60-foot, walk-thru tree and 22-foot reindeer! Santa will arrive in style along with his favorite Holiday Characters: The Gingerbread Boy, Raggedy Ann and Andy, Frosty the Snowman, Toy Soldier, Dancing Tree and two of Santa’s very own elves along with many other friends and fan favorites during our annual parade. Then we’ll raise our wands to help Santa light our magical holiday tree. Magic Wands will be distributed at 5:30PM in the Nordstrom Court. *While Supplies Last. Children 10 & under only. Child Must Be Present.
The Bizarre Bazaar. Nov. 29, 2018. Richmond Raceway Complex. The Bizarre Bazaar®shows are unique marketplaces featuring hundreds of exclusive exhibitors selected from the best craft and gift shows in America. The shows attract thousands of enthusiastic shoppers from Virginia and the surrounding Southeastern states.
Holiday Farm & Craft Market, Dec. 6 & 13, 17th Street Farmers Market, 100 N 17th St. Seasonal farmers market from 4 to 7pm every Thursday, beginning in late Fall. The market will feature local farmers, seasonal products, specialty vendors, artisans, music, and more!