Fall 2016 Events from Halloween and Beyond

The air is finally crisp after a scorching hot summer in Richmond. Fall activities are in full swing, from Halloween through Thanksgiving. Read our Virginia Fall Event Guide to find some fun things to do before it gets too cold.

Halloween Haunt & Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Dominion

Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion has nine mazes, six scare zones, six live shows and 20 thrill rides. The whole park will be dark and spooky. Halloween Haunt runs on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until October 30th. This event is too scary for young kids. Luckily Kings Dominion is also hosting a Great Pumpkin Fest for all ages. The Great Pumpkin Fest, happens every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 until October 30th. It has fun events for kids including a petting zoo and pumpkin painting patch.

Richmond Oktoberfest

Richmond hosts their annual Oktoberfest at the Richmond International Racewayon October 21st-22nd! The festival has plenty of bratwurst, potato pancakes, pork roast, and of course, beer.

Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival

On the same weekend as Richmond Oktoberfest, Scott’s Addition is hosting the annual pumpkin festival. There will be live music pumpkin incorporated into a variety of sweet and savory foods. Pumpkin pizza, pumpkin crepes…you name it! This free event is Saturday, October 22ndfrom 12-6pm.

Ashland Berry Farm

The Ashland Berry Farmis hosting Haunted Evening events up until Halloween. There are four different scary events, including “The Realm of Tortured Souls” and “Frightmare Hall”. Activities run from Thursday through Sunday, with the last event on Halloween night.

Urbanna Oyster Festival

This year marks the 60th anniversary of “The Official Oyster Festival of the Commonwealth”, in Urbanna, VA. This event is on November 3rd through 4th and is like the Pumpkin Festival, only with oysters. Over 50 food vendors and every type of oyster imaginable.

Williamsburg Harvest Celebration

On November 4th-13th, the Williamsburg Harvest Celebration is hosting culinary events that represent Virginia’s history. There will be native Virginia chefs, farmers, artisans, and even culinary historians. Proceeds from the event will benefit Meals on Wheels, Southern Foodways Alliance, FISH and the VA Fresh Food Fund.