BOO! The last weekend of artoberVA coincides with Halloween, which makes the perfect recipe for some spooky fun. The Tri-Cities are alive with the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve, and there are four different ways to embrace the season of ghoulish delights. Check them out below, and we won’t hold it against you if you use a night-light this weekend!
Voices from the Shadows – A Walk Through Hallowed Ground
Pamplin Historical Park, Friday and Saturday, 7 pm – 8:30 pm
$10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, Free for members
Does the sound of Civil War cannon fire still echo in the night? Experience Pamplin Historical Park after dark, as costumed guides lead you on a spine-chilling tour with ghostly stories from the 19th century. This hair-raising lantern tour takes you across haunting battlefield trails, an old plantation home, an eerie cemetery, and more. This event is family friendly, and reservations are required.
Haunted Henricus – Things That Go Bump in the Night
Henricus Historical Park, Friday and Saturday, 7 pm – 8:30 pm
$8 for adults, $6 for children (Not appropriate for children under 6), Free for patrons
An evening of spellbinding accounts and legendary tales, as storytellers relive Old English and VA Indian legends and folklore. Experience the feelings of the early 17th century colonists, who found themselves in a strange new land surrounded by danger, darkness, and uncertain peril. The harvest is in, the nights grow longer, and danger lurks in the shadows. Light refreshments will be served. We hope you made the registration deadline on Oct. 24! And for the kids, there is also the less scary afternoon version, for which you can still register through Oct. 26!
Mathis Park, Friday, 6 pm – 9 pm
From HopewellVA.gov: “For all ages. Join Hopewell Recreation and Parks for a Halloween celebration like no other! This event will feature a variety of activities including a haunted hay ride, haunted walk, carnival rides, campfire stories, and much, much more! Limited parking is available at Mathis Park/Crystal Lake. Shuttle service will be available from Atwater Soccer Complex and Hopewell High School. Concessions will be available for purchase. Children should be accompanied by an adult. The event is free and open to the public.”
Petersburg Haunts Ghost Walk
Petersburg Historic Courthouse, Friday and Saturday, 7 pm – 8:30 pm
New stops and stories added for 2016! You know Petersburg has a rich history. But did you know that it is also a very “spirited” place? Find out about the city’s permanent, otherworldly residents with Petersburg Haunts, a ghost walk through historic downtown. Costumed, lantern-carrying storytellers guide you on a leisurely 90-minute tour that takes you through 400 years of history, legends, untimely deaths, and — of course — ghosts.