Halloween Events in Richmond Virginia: Your Guide to a Scary Good Time

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With Halloween just around the corner, the Richmond area is gearing up to celebrate with some ghoulish frights and delights. Whether you’re looking for a scare, a good time with the kids, or just plain fun, there’s something happening that should fit the bill. Get started with our scary good guide to 2017 Halloween events in Richmond, Virginia.

Ghost Tours

Eerie Nights Ghost Tours

This theatrical storytelling experience will reveal some of Richmond’s dark secrets. Eerie Nights is an outdoor walking tour lasts about an hour and a half, and participants should dress with walking and the weather in mind. The tour is intended for mature audiences, but families are welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Friday and Saturday nights through November 4th, plus Halloween night.
Where: The tour departs from the Main Street side of the 17th Street Farmers Market.
Website: Get more details and purchase tickets at eerienights.com

Haunts of Richmond

Haunts of Richmond offers several different walking ghost tours. Choose from Shadows of Shockoe, Church Hill Chillers, or Haunted Capitol Hill. Each tour offers unique stories of the haunted history of Richmond. The walking tours each last about an hour and fifteen minutes, and families are welcome.

When: Friday and Saturday nights through the end of October.
Where: Shadows of Shockoe departs from the Edgar Allen Poe Museum, Church Hill Chillers from Patrick Henry’s Pub and Grille on East Broad Street, and Haunted Capitol Hill from the Berkley Hotel.
Website: Get tour times, more information, and tickets at hauntsofrichmond.com.

Haunted Houses and More

Red Vein Haunted House 

This fan favorite haunted house is sure to bring the thrills and chills. The haunt includes both indoor and outdoor sections, so dress for the weather. Children are allowed, but the organizers suggest that children under 13 be accompanied by an adult.

When: Friday through Sunday nights and Halloween night
13580 Ashland Road, Ashland, Virginia 23005
Times, tickets and more at redveinhaunt.com. 

Den of Fear Haunted House

Den of Fear is a new haunted house this year from Dogtown Dance Theatre in Manchester. The creators promise high quality scares with great production value. This haunted house is not recommended for children under 13.

When: October 26 – 29
Dogtown Dance Theatre, 109 W. 15th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23224
Tickets and info available at dogtowndancetheatre.com. 

Family Fun

Chesterfield Berry Farm

A perennial favorite in the Richmond area, Chesterfield Berry Farm is once again hosting their annual fall festivities. Kids will love picking their own pumpkins, and everyone can enjoy the pirate ship corn maze.

When: Saturdays and Sundays through November 5
Chesterfield Berry Farm, 26000 Pear Orchard Road, Moseley, Virginia 23120
Get more info at chesterfieldberryfarm.com.

El Dia de los Muertos

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen has partnered with the Latin Ballet of Virginia to put together a festival celebrating the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead. The event will feature live performances, dancing, art activities and more. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes.

When: Sunday, October 29
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060
Website: More details available at artsglenallen.com.

Spooktacular Fall Festival

Join John Tyler Community College’s theater club for a Halloween festival that’s fun for the whole family. Featuring a haunted house, trick-or-treat trail, crafts, games, and more, the Spooktacular Fall Festival has something for everyone.

When: Saturday, October 28
John Tyler Community College Midlothian Campus, 800 Charter Colony Parkway, Midlothian, Virginia 23114
Website: Get details at jtcc.edu. 


Pet owners are in for a “doggone” good time at Center of the Universe Brewing’s fourth annual Growl-o-ween. With live music and a variety of carnival games, both dogs and owners are sure to have a great afternoon of Halloween fun. There will also be a silent auction during the event to benefit the Hanover Humane Society. Dogs must be leashed and well behaved.

When: Saturday, October 28
Center of the Universe Brewing, 11293 Air Park Road, Ashland, Virginia 23005
Website: Check out the Facebook event page for more details.

Other Halloween Happenings

War of the Worlds

If you’re looking for something a little different, join Firehouse Theatre as they recreate one of the most (in)famous radio plays of all time. Orson Wells’ War of the Worlds radio play was so convincingly scary that some listeners of the original broadcast in 1938 believed the events were real. Relive the drama with the Firehouse Radio Players.

When: Monday, October 30
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220
Website: Get tickets and details at firehousetheatre.org.

Hocus Pocus Costume Party 

If you’re a fan of the 1993 cult classic, come on down to Brewer’s Café for their Hocus Pocus themed costume party. Be sure to dress in your witchy best to participate in the costume contest.

When: Thursday, October 26
Brewer’s Café, 1125 Bainbridge Street, Richmond, Virginia 23224
Website: Check out the Facebook event page for more details.

Cosplay Against Humanity

If you love costumes and slightly inappropriate card games, Garden Grove Brewing Company has the party for you. Go up against some of your favorite superheroes in a rousing game of Cards Against Humanity.

When: Saturday, October 28
Garden Grove Brewing Company, 3445 West Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia 23221
Website: Check out the Facebook event page for more details.

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