Posted on 10.28.14

Local Halloween Events!

There are dozens of Halloween activities happening in Fairfax County and Alexandria, VA. Whether you’re looking to be scared silly or just have some good old-fashioned family fun this year, check the events below to find your perfect activity.

 

We have put together a list of some of our picks below, but you can go HERE to see the full list of Fairfax County Halloween Events AND you can go HERE to see the full list of Alexandria, VA Halloween Events.

 

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FIELDS OF FEAR
Sep 26 – Nov 1, Cox Farms
Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Address: 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA
Times: 7:30-11pm
Phone: (703) 830-4121

Cox Farms’ Fields of Fear™ is the haunted night-time destination you and your friends have been looking for! When darkness falls on the farm… our fields fill with creatures of the night. Featuring: Dark Side Hayride’s Zombie Zoo, The Firegrounds/Midway bonfires and the Giant Torchlit Slide. If you’re really in for a scare, test your nerves in the Cornightmare™ walk-through cornfield terrors; with Claustrophobia, Vortex, Crypt and more! Also enjoy Food & Snacks, Games & Prizes, Haunt Gear & Shopping, and Entertainment.

Proof of age required. See www.fieldsoffear.com for more details

 

COX FARMS FALL FESTIVAL
Sep 27 – Nov 2, Cox Farms
Recurring daily
Address: 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA
Times: 10am-6pm (5pm in November)
Phone: (703) 830-4121

Northern Virginia’s largest & most famous Fall Festival! Washington Post Editor’s Choice: Cox Farms is “the Big Kahuna of farms with fall festivities in northern Virginia.” Northern Virginia Magazine Award: 2009 Best of Nova Award ‘Family Friendly Event’. We are celebrating more than 40 years of business for Cox Farms – join the fun and new additions! 5 giant slides, famous hayrides, rope swings, farm animals & their babies, CORNundrum© cornfield adventure, farm chores, kiddie zone, apples & cider, food, entertainment, over 90 acres of fun! Everyone gets a small patch pumpkin to take home FREE with paid admission.

 

 

 

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ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW LIVE ON STAGE!
Oct 17 – Nov 1, Workhouse Arts Center
Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $25

Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for the Rocky Horror Picture Show presented live on-stage by the Unquiet Theater Company. Written and composed by Richard O’Brien. Directed by Katy Chmura. Choreographed by Jonathan M. Faircloth. Innocent Brad and Janet find themselves seeking shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite Dr. Frank N Furter, his “perfect” creation Rocky, and an assortment of other crazy creatures. Join us for this campy, neo-traditional Halloween Musical favorite… LIVE on stage! Audience Call-Out Nights are on Saturday performances and our Halloween performance ONLY.

For tickets and information:  HERE.

 

 

 

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HAUNTED TRAIL AT THE WORKHOUSE ARTS CENTER 
Oct 24 – Nov 1, Workhouse Arts Center
Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: Evenings
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Varies
Strange things are happening in Lorton. One by one, citizens are succumbing to an unidentified infection that mutates them into empty drones with a single purpose: to convert more and more humans to a growing Horde. Self-appointed militias are assigning un-infected persons to safe zones until the situation can be contained. Safe passage is not guaranteed. Can you survive the Horde? Come to the Workhouse Arts Center and see if you can survive the trail. Presented Oct 24th to Nov 1st.

For tickets and information, please visit: HERE.


 

MEOW-LOWEEN AT FAIRFAX COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
Oct 30 – Nov 1, Fairfax County Animal Shelter
Recurring daily
Address: 4500 West Ox Rd, Fairfax, VA
Times: Thursday & Friday, 12pm-7pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm
Phone: (703) 830-1100
Admission: See website.
The annual Adoptathon is BACK! Half off pet adoptions and other special seasonal activities at the shelter. Adoption fees half price for cats, dogs and small animals; adopt an orange and/or black cat and receive a goodie bag.

 

 

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BARK OR TREAT HALLOWEEN CANINE CRUISE
October 30, 2014
Location: Potomac Riverboat Company
Venue: Potomac Riverboat Company
Admission: $15/adults, $9/children, dogs ride free
1 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-684-0580

 

 

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NIGHT OF THE LIVING ZOO 

Night of the Living Zoo
Oct 30, National Zoo
Address: 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Times: 6pm – 10pm
Admission: $20 FONZ members, $30 non-members, $55 VIP
Prepare to witness death defying acts and amazing oddities at the Zoo’s annual Halloween event, Night of the Living Zoo. With live music, a costume contest, performance artists, and glow in the dark lawn games, it’s a wicked night of fun that you won’t want to miss.

 

 

“THE SIXTH GENERATION” HALLOWEEN MOSTER MASH! 
Oct 31, Workhouse Arts Center
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at door
Halloween Dance Party – 1960s Style!
Attention all Baby Boomers and Bobby Soxers! Join The Sixth Generation for a Halloween concert in 60’s Dance Hall Style at the Workhouse Arts Center! Award-winning rock-n-rollers, The Sixth Generation, perform live in the McGuireWoods gallery with plenty of room to dance the night away! Formed in Michigan in 1966, this dynamic band is the forefront of musical style reflecting the late 1960s. The Sixth Generation is a Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame inductee whose specialty is playing hits from the 1960s as well as original songs about the era, throughout the Midwest and Mid Atlantic regions. Their crowd pleasing performances bring back fond memories for baby boomers and a surprising appreciation of good music for younger generations.

 

 

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THE LEGWARMERS: DC’S BIGGEST 80’S RETRO DANCE PARTY

Oct 31 – Nov 1, The State Theatre
Recurring daily
Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9:30pm both nights
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $18
Washington DC’s Premier 80’s Tribute Band.
Judging from the huge response we get every time they’re here, a lot of you find the same guilty pleasure we do in reliving the 80s. The big hair. The lacy ankle socks. And the music! You thought it was a forgettable decade, but the Legwarmers (great accessory, great band name) will make you remember each and every hit. Come out and Safety Dance like it’s 1985.
COME IN YOUR COSTUME! WE’RE GIVING AWAY PRIZES!
Ages: 21+ to enter. VALID ID required
Please Note: There are no dining tables or reservations available for this show.

 

 

TRICK-or-TREATING AT MOUNT VERNON
Oct 31, George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 3:30pm-6:30pm
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Admission: $10 per adult and $5 per child. Tickets are required for all adults and children to attend this event.
Join the costumed cast of interpreters for a special opportunity to trick-or-treat in the historic area. A special scavenger hunt is available for our more adventurous guests. All trick-or-treaters are invited to join in the children’s costume parade around the Mansion at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the best “George” and “Martha” costumes! Participate in a Halloween craft activity in the greenhouse.
Special trade demonstrations, like 18th-century wool carding, spinning and fish net making, will take place in the historic area. Listen to Halloween-themed stories in the straw bale amphitheater, enjoy colonial games and dancing demonstrations, and take a wagon ride.
The Mansion and Donald W. Reynolds Museum will not be open for this event. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and close at 6 p.m.

 

 

COX FARMS PUMPKIN MADNESS!
Nov 1 – Nov 2, Cox Farms
Recurring daily
Address: 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA
Times: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Phone: (703) 830-4121
Admission: See Website for Details
What happens to pumpkins after Halloween? Pumpkin Madness Days of course! Bring your own used jack o’ lantern and experience them getting hurled, smashed, dropped and squished! This is one of the best events of our Fall Festival and a ton of fun. If you’ve never been, come and visit us for a smashing twist to our famous Fall Festival!
Last entry at 4PM during Pumpkin Madness days!

 

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NIGHTMARE ON KING STREET 2014

November 01, 2014

9:00 PM

Venue: Fish Market, 105 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Admission: FREE