The summer season has offficially closed and the fall season has begun. And so we begin to compile the best that Loudoun County and the surrounding areas have to offer associated with the one of our favorite times of the year — the Halloween Season. We’re gathered pumpkin patches, haunted houses, ghostly pub crawls, trick or treating events, horror movie showings and whatever else lurks within the creepy cemetery of our minds. Be sure to check back often and even review our Dream Weaver Team Leesburg Events Page for all kinds of things to do throughout the fall and especially during Halloween!
Pumpkin Patches, Festivals, and Special Halloween Events
Temple Hall Corn Maize and Fall Festival: Daily through 11/7, Celebrate the harvest at our farm during the remarkable Temple Hall Fall Festival — six weeks of autumnal adventures at Temple Hall Farm in Leesburg, Virginia. Bounce on the giant jumping pillows, see pumpkins and corn soar through the air from our pumpkin blasters and corn cannons, watch live music or pig races. Don’t forget our famous 24-acre corn maze, which presents a unique trivia challenge and theme every year. (703) 777-6732. 15789 Temple Hall Ln, Leesburg, VA 20176.
Ticonderoga Farms Fall Festival: Daily through 11/5, The festival includes hands on pick your own pumpkins, spooky fun zones, hayrides, Pedal karts, hillside slides and tunnels, giant jumping pillow, cow pow train ride, tot land, Noah’s Ark, petting animals, tire play, giant xylophone, bamboo panda puzzle maze, swinging bridge, teeter totters, wishing well, antique tractors and fire truck, fire pits, log cabin and castle lookout play areas, picnic areas, weekend specials and more. 26469 Ticonderoga Road, Chantilly, Virginia (703) 327-4424.
Pumpkin Village Fall Festival at Leesburg Animal Park: Daily through 11/5, Enjoy giant hill slides, wagon rides, pedal carts, moon bounces, the corn bin, petting zoo and pony rides. Weekend admission includes live entertainment, face painting, kids zip line & more! 19270 James Monroe Highway Leesburg, VA 20175. (703) 433-0002.
Great Country Farms Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival: Daily through 10/31, Come celebrate with us and create an unforgettable experience picking pumpkins, cheering on the fastest piggie, doing some pumpkin munchin’ with P-Rex, getting lost in our corn maze and having your little ones meet our pumpkin princess. Don’t forget those freshly made Cider Donuts! 540-554-2073. 18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, VA 20135
Wegmeyer Farms: Daily through 10/31, It’s Pumpkin Season! Opening day at our Gilbert’s Corner field is September 30. Join us at our Gilbert Corner’s fild from 10 to 5 Saturday and Sunday for pre-picked and u-pick pumpkins! Opening Day for our Hamilton field is Oct. 7. Our Oatlands field will not open this fall for pumpkin picking. We are known for our delicious strawberries in the spring and unique and colorful pumpkins in the fall. We take great pride in what we grow – the taste, the quality, and the appearance – and strive for the best pure experience for all our visitors. We invite you to visit and enjoy our top-rated products and the authentic farm experience! 38299 Hughesville Road, Hamilton, VA 20158 (540) 751-1782
Town Center Trick or Treat: October 29th, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This annual Halloween event occurs at the Brambleton Town Center. Brambleton tenants give out sweet treats for anxious trick-or-treaters. 703-542-2925. 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 100 Brambleton VA,20148
Haunted Houses and Tours
Air & Scare at the Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly: October 21. Explore the spooky side of air and space at Air & Scare, our annual Halloween event at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. Participate in creepy crafts, spooky science experiments, and other Halloween-themed activities. Arrive in costume to get into the Halloween spirit and enjoy safe indoor trick-or-treating. Air & Scare is one of our most popular annual events. Please be aware of high-volume attendance and construction in our parking area and allow for additional time for parking and security screening. Independence Ave at 6th St, SW, Washington, DC 20560. 202-633-2214
Shocktober at Paxton Manor, Leesburg: Weekends in October. Welcome to Shocktober’s Paxton Manor and its basement, Carnival of Souls. Paxton Manor is Northern Virginia’s only REAL Haunted House and the best destination for Halloween entertainment in Leesburg, Virginia and the DC area. Carnival of Souls, the basement of Paxton Manor, is a brand new attraction full of creepy clowns and carnival carnage. Our haunted attractions are not for the faint of heart, this annual event is PG-13 Scary Fun. Our two attractions features more than 100 cast and crew to create the ultimate haunted house experience. 601 Catoctin Cir NE, Leesburg, VA 20176.
Alexandria’s Original Ghost & Graveyard Tour: Nightly in October. Follow an 18th century costumed guide by lantern light through the charming streets of Alexandria’s historic district known as Old Town. On this entertaining tour you’ll hear ghost stories, legends and folklore. You will also hear about unsolved mysteries, tales of romance, and angry ghosts looking for revenge. To buy tickets online click here or call 703-519-1749 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oatlands Mansion Paranormal Tours: October 27-29. Tours are 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Paranormal tours are back! Join us for a different look at Oatlands after dark. Call for reservations: 703-777-3174 Option 3. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. $20 adults, $12 children 12 and under. Not recommended for children under 8.
Haunted Occoquan: Wednesdays-Saturdays in October. It’s that time of year when Ghosts and Goblins are peeking around the corner to see if you’re ready. Halloween costumes are cropping up at local stores. Here at Haunted Occoquan Tours, we’ve been getting ready too. There are now 3 guides so we can book multiple tours each evening. Remember, there’s a discount on Group Tours of 10 or more. Just check out the Book A Tour tab to your left to see availability. In the meantime, Happy Hauntings! Tours start at the Visitors Center, 200 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA 22125. Please make your same day reservation by phone (571-572-9410) and give us at least 4 hours advance notice. Our minimum reservation is for 2 Adults.
Night of the Living Zoo: October 27. Prepare to witness death-defying acts and amazing oddities at Friends of the National Zoo’s annual adults-only Halloween party, Night of the Living Zoo. Ghouls and goblins will enjoy craft beer, fare from popular D.C. food trucks, a spooktacular costume contest, and performance artists while dancing to music at the DJ dance party. It’s a wicked night of fun that would be scary to miss!
One Scary D.C. Ghost Tour: 237 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. The “Scary DC Ghost Tour” is one that will provide an interesting perspective concerning the subject of D.C. hauntings. 202-780-7169. 237 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003.
Ghosts of Georgetown Walking Tour: Old Stone House at 3051 M St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20002. Ghosts of Georgetown Walking Tour allows you to stroll through the historic streets of Georgetown where you’ll learn tales of true crime, romance, and other mysteries. As part of the tour, you’ll hear a historian’s angle on all the curses, coincidences, and creepy aspects that make up the spookier side of historic Georgetown’s past.
The Original Ghost of Williamsburg Tours: The Original Ghost Tour guide will lead you through the streets of Colonial Williamsburg by candlelight while sharing eerie and fun folklore of this very old city. Performed in a true story telling format, The Ghost tour is great fun for all ages! The Extreme Ghost Tour meets on Duke of Gloucester Street in Front of Bruton Parish Church 15 minutes prior to tour time. 201 Duke of Gloucester Street. (Two blocks on left from Merchant Square, not Bruton Parish Shop) Please allow ten minutes of walking time from parking to the tour location. The Yorktown Ghost Tour has you stroll through the dark quiet streets of historic Yorktown Va on the 1 hour and 30 minute candlelight walking tour and hear about the eerie legends and tales that still haunt this town. Join our ghost guides as they tell of long dead soldiers of the Revolutionary War that are still seen walking through the battlefields and their cries of death that can still be heard. Hear stories of loud cannon booms that locals still hear echoing through the night. Come walk and listen to the legend of a ghost that likes to follow people home and also follow your ghost guide down to the beautiful York River Waterfront and see Cornwallis’s haunted cave. Please call or text 757-342-6599 for all your tour guide and ghost tour needs.
This is not a haunted house tour. There are no actors or special effects. The Extreme Tour is more of a dark history ghost tour and the stories have more graphic and mature elements in the tour. Ghost appearances are possible, but not guaranteed! All Extreme Ghost Tours are at 9:15 PM unless otherwise noted.
The Death Trail: 6120 Dumfries Road, Dumfries, VA 22025. The Death Trail, a scream-filled attraction that has existed since 2009, seems pretty straightforward from its name alone! While the gates open at 7 p.m., it’s good to wait until full sundown for the spooky and fun times to begin. This wooded trail could lead you to ponder the workings of your inner soul.
Looking for more haunted houses in the area? Try Dark Wood Manor in Luray, The Death Trail in Dumfries, Fear Forest in Harrisonburg, The Fright Night in Ashburn, Gravensteen in DC, Haunted Hollow or Haunted Farm in Warrenton, Haunted Laurianne Woods in Gainesville, or Shocktober in Leesburg.