What a great combination! The first weekend in October, and all these activities have something to do with Halloween. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and many of you will be able to have a wonderful weekend with the grandchildren.
Pumpkin and Movie Nights
- Tom Leonards
- 3150 Brookriver Drive, Glen Allen, Va.
Tom Leonards Produce Market, right off Broad Street in Far West End, Richmond will be showing animated Halloween themed movies every Friday night, starting this Friday, 9-30-2011, and going through Friday, 10-28-2011. All movies will be starting at 7:30p.m. The movie this Friday night is “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown,”
Besides some great children’s films, there will also be hay rides for the kids and a nice selection of fall produce for the adults to purchase along with pumpkins, gourds, fall squash, straw bales and corn stalks. Admission for the children’s movies is free, and Tom Leonard is looking forward to seeing everyone come on out.
World record Vampire Gathering
- Kings Dominion
- 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, Va.
Calling all vampires and vampiresses! Kings Dominion is going for the largest, record breaking gathering of vampires ever assembled. They are hoping for a new world record, so Richmond and all it’s surrounding localities need to help them out.
The world record try is being held from Friday, September 30th through Saturday, October 1st, starting at 5:30p.m. on Friday, and ending on Saturday at 12a.m. Participants must be fully dressed as vampires, and will be given a special admission price of $19.99 per person. Come on out and join the fun in kicking off the opening night of Halloween Haunt-Friday.
A Haunted evening in Booger Woods
- Ashland Berry Farm
- 12607 Old Ridge Road, Beaverdam, Va.
Take a hay ride out to Booger Woods where you will be dropped off and left to find your way back to the farm, all by your lonesome, no less! You’ll have to run for your life to avoid the ghosts and goblins hiding out in the trees and bushes.
Haunted Evenings is being held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, starting this Friday, September 30th at 6:30p.m, and running through all of October. Besides having a romp through Booger Woods, visitors can also have a spooky good time in the Scarecrow Slaughterhouse and Clown Town. Screampasses for all three venues is only $23.00, or tickets for each can be purchased separately.
For those of you less adventuresome, there is still plenty to do. Stay near the farm and take in the Haunted Carnival and the scary clowns that will be roaming the grounds. Then, go over to Grimmwood Manor and watch a presentation of “Curse of the Grimms Family” given by a troupe of Renaissance actors.