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trick or treatRichmond loves to celebrate Halloween!  Check out this list of events around town,  and contact us at email@completelykidsrichmond.com  if we missed one.

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Friday, October 18th

Movie in the Pumpkin Patch.  7pm.  Tom Leonard’s Farmer’s Market.  A free movie in the outdoor haybale theatre.  Enjoy warm cider and hot chocolate.

Saturday, October 19th

Come Trunk or Treat with Richmond Mommies! 10am-Noon.  In the parking lot of 301 Concourse Blvd. Pumpkin painting, carnival style games, pizza and cookie decorating. They will have a contest for the best decorated trunk and the best Halloween costume. RSVP on FB or on the calendar.  Not a member?  Not a problem!  Membership is free, the fellowship is awesome  You may join online now, or see a member at the event!

A Mad, Mad Science Night. 6:30pm-8:00pm.  Sweet Spot, West Broad Village.  Celebrate the Halloween season with a “gross” test tube soda tasting featuring Avery sodas like Dog Drool and Monster Mucus, followed by the Mad Scientist performing Halloween inspired experiments (show starts at 7pm).  Wear your Halloween costume and enter our costume contest to win prizes!  To reserve a place in our lab, call us at 360-7768. Space is limited. $5 per family.

Sunday, October 20th

Howl-O-Ween Family Fest and Dog Costume Contest.  1pm-3pm.  Stony Point Fashion Park.  Dress up your family and your dog for a day of spooky fun.  Events include a dog costume contest, and family festivities.  Family Activities: Magic Show, pumpkin painting, balloon creations, and children’s crafts.  Prize Categories: Best dog/owner team costume,most original dog costume, scariest dog costume. Roaming judges 1-2:45. Winner will be announce at 3 p.m.  Follow the link for complete rules.

Tuesday, October 22nd

Halloween Party.  7pm-8pm.  Varina Library, Henrico County.  Inviting all ghosts and ghouls to enjoy stories, a craft and refreshments. Be sure to wear your costume. Free.

Thursday , October 24th

Halloween Parade and Movie.  6:30pm-7:30pm.   Atlee Library, Mechanicsville, VA.  March in the parade of costumes and watch for the Great Pumpkin! For ages 3-5. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library. (804) 559-0654.  Free.

Thursday , October 24th & Friday, October 25th

Not So Scary Halloween Jump.  Pump It Up Hanover. The entire facility will be decorated with “Not so scary” Halloween decorations! A fun experience of music, disco lights, jumping, laughing and having a “spooktacular” blast! Costume contest and Halloween craft, as well as fun activities throughout the store and a treat for each child! This event will not be too scary and is appropriate for all ages. (Must be at least 34″ tall and 2 years old to play on our equipment.)  Plus, enjoy delicious pizza in our decorated party rooms! Fee.

Friday, October 25th

Pumpkin Festival.  5pm-7pm.  Gayton Crossing Shopping Center.  Trick or treat with Gayton Crossing Merchants, Costume Parade with Fire Truck at 5:15, and more!  Free.

5th Annual Halloween Bash.  5:30pm-7:30pm.  All Richmond Romp n’ Roll Locations.  Mummy and Daddy, bring your little pumpkins to Romp n’ Roll this Halloween for a not-so-scary good time.  Crafts, games, raffles, gym play and snacks. Fun for the whole family! All Richmond Romp n’ Roll locations. $10 per child or $20 per family. Space is limited; call 804-364-6363 to reserve your space today!

Mad Science Halloween Party.  6pm-10pm.  Enjoy a nice night out while Mad Science watches your precious little ghouls and goblins.  But beware, they may be having so much fun they don’t want to go back!  The night will include pizza, a fun science show, radioactive atomic glow slime making, fun Halloween games and activities, and a fun (non-spooky) Halloween movie!  We may even spin some yummy spider webs to eat (cotton candy).  Cost $30 per child ($25 siblings).  Grades K-5.   Call 359.1500 to register.

Monster Mash.   6pm-9pm.  Dorey Recreation Center.  Ghosts and goblins will haunt Dorey Recreation Center for this fun family event!  Take a ride on the hay wagon down the spooky trail provided by the Varina High School Key Club, if you dare!  Do the monster mash to rocking music, create creepy crafts, play side-splitting contests and games, and dress to impress for a one-of-a-kind costume contest at 8pm. Concessions will be available for purchase.  Information: 501-5808.  Free.

SpookieFUNFest.  Activities, begin at 6pm, and movie begins around 7:30pm.   Poor Farm Park, 13400 Liberty School Road, Ashland.  Hanover County Parks and Recreation hosts a free night featuring Taylor, the fun and friendly mascot! Ages up to 11 are invited to wear their favorite costume flashlight candy hunts, games, Taylor’s “Lil Frankenstein” Monster Mash dance area, and trick-or-treating followed by the featured drive-in movie, “Hotel Transylvania.” Bring a flashlight and trick or treat bag. Concession items will be available for purchase.   Free.

A “Spooktacular” Kids Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  Simply FIT, 2830 Ackley   Avenue, Suite 103, Richmond, VA23228.  Kids, ages 2 and up, are invited to dress up and drop in for an action-packed night of fun and games. This “spooktacular” event includes pizza, a movie, and age-appropriate games, crafts, tricks, treats, and more! Prizes will be given for the most realistic, most creative, cutest, and scariest costumes! Call (804) 262-7777 or visit www.simplyfitkids.com to register. Space is limited. Fee.

Movie in the Pumpkin Patch.  7pm.  Tom Leonard’s Farmer’s Market.  A free movie in the outdoor haybale theatre.  Enjoy warm cider and hot chocolate.

Haunted Lantern Tour.  7pm-10pm.   Magnolia Grange, Chesterfield, VA.  Take a guided tour of the house and grounds and hear ghost stories from long ago. Talk to paranormal Investigators and learn what they discovered at the site. Registration required, call 804-796-7121 for information.

Jump-n-Jam Tween Night.  8pm-11pm.   Pump It Up Hanover.  Kids ages 10–15 enjoy pizza, race through the obstacle course, play basketball and dance around the disco lights. Fee.

Saturday, October 26th

Pumpkin Palooza.  Innsbrook Picnic Area, Cox Rd Glen Allen, VA.  Look for pumpkins flying through the air as they are launched by trebuchets into the lake by competing teams. Pumpkin carvings, face painting, pony rides, hot mulled cider and much more.

Spooky Party.  9:30pm-5pm.  Children’s Museum of Richmond – Central.  Give your children’s costume a test run. Halloween themed games and activities will be played throughout the day. Don’t worry, there’s nothing scary about the Children’s Museum of Richmond’s Spooky Party!  Free with museum admission of $8 per person.  Free for members.

Just Say BOO! A Musical Costume Party!  10:00am-10:40am or 11:00am-11:40am.  Melody Magic Music Studio — 3041 Lauderdale Drive.  A musical playdate for children ages 0-7 years!  This is a perfect fit for this time of year! Feel free to come dressed up as a princess, prince, pirate, superhero, animal, or anything you like! We will move and groove to some favorite Halloween tunes (nothing scary!). Your child will love getting dressed up and using their imagination in this awesome class! Cost is $10/child, and advance registration is required. Register online at www.melodymagicmusic.com.

Spooky Side of Nature.  10:30am.  Maymont Nature Center & Maymont Grounds.  Discover the fascinating facts behind the Halloween animals that make us go “eek!” After our creepy creature encounters, create a spook-tacular trick or treat bag. Ages 5 and older. Register by October 25. Fee.

Scarytown.  Noon-5pm.  Trick or Treat in Carytown.  Look for the “pumpkin” in the merchant’s window that says “come in for Scarytown treats”. They have agreed to participate in Scarytown safe trick or treating.   Pumpkin Crafting from 2-5pm
In the Wells Fargo Parking Lot – Pumpkins decorated by school children will be sold to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Go early to avoid the Zombies!  Free.

Boulevard Pumpkin Festival.  Noon-6pm.  Scott’s Addition, Roseneath Rd, Richmond, VA.   An all ages event with vendors and a kids area, come in costume. Free.

Halloween Storytime & Activities.   1pm-3pm.  Barnes and Noble Chesterfield.  Join us for a very scary Halloween Storytime featuring Go Away, Big Green Monster! Activities, costume parades and treats.

Celebrate Hollywood: Costume Party!  1pm-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts –  Family Programs.  Come in costume (from monsters to princesses) and explore the art of cinema! Participate in storyboarding, script writing, setting up props, and role-playing. Connecting literary, performing, and visual arts, this event includes puppet shows by the Barefoot Puppet Theater, puppet-making and costume-making activities, expressive pumpkin carving, and face painting! Prizes for the best costumes will be distributed throughout the event. Celebrate Hollywood: Costume Party! is generously supported in part by The CarMax Foundation.  Free.

Spooktacular Halloween Festival.  1pm-3pm.  Westchester Commons, 288 and Midlothian Turnpike.   Enjoy hayrides, children’s costume contest, pumpkin decorating, games, and trick-or-treating.  Free.

Food Allergy Friendly Trunk or Treat.  4pm-6pm.   Cheswick Park, Henrico County.  Dress up in costume and decorate your trunk with a theme, bring a bowl of allergy-free candy or non-food treats avoiding the main 8 allergens. All packaging will be double-checked by an organizer. Non food-allergy kids are also welcome to participate. Register by texting 804-723-1239.

SpookieFUNFest.  Activities, begin at 6pm, and movie begins around 7:30pm.   Pole Green Park, 8996 Pole Green Park Lane, Mechanicsville.  Hanover County Parks and Recreation hosts a free night featuring Taylor, the fun and friendly mascot! Ages up to 11 are invited to wear their favorite costume flashlight candy hunts, games, Taylor’s “Lil Frankenstein” Monster Mash dance area, and trick-or-treating followed by the featured drive-in movie, “Hotel Transylvania.” Bring a flashlight and trick or treat bag. Concession items will be available for purchase.   Free.

Hallowe’en Graveyard Tour.  6pm-8pm.   St.   John’s Church, Church Hill.  Spirits represented are George Wythe and Eliza Poe Tours begin every twenty minutes, last tour begins at 7:40pm.  Fee.

Hauntings and Spooky Stories.  7pm-8pm.  Meadow Farm Museum, Henrico County.  Join in the fun around the campfire as storytellers spin tales of hauntings and strange happenings.  Free.

Sunday, October 27th

Goblins and Gourds. 1pm-4pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.   Celebrate harvest-time in the Children’s Garden with a concert by the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra, pumpkin painting, seasonal food tasting, hoop dancing and more! It’s a great chance to get outside, be active and enjoy the beauty of the season. Free with regular garden admission.

Squirreloween.  2pm-6pm.  The Diamond, 3001 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA.  Dress up as your favorite Flying Squirrels mascot or Super Hero for the 3rd Annual Squirreloween.  Fans can enjoy trick or treating throughout the suites and enjoy hayrides around the field.  This event is FREE to the public, questions contact the Flying Squirrels front office at 804-359-3866 or visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Pumpkin Party.  2pm-3pm.  Eastern Henrico Recreation Center.  Ages 4 and up with an adult will paint or carve a pumpkin to keep the ghouls and goblins away. All materials are provided.  Call 804-501-7275 to register. Fee.

Monday, October 28th

Halloween Fair.   6:30pm-7:30pm.  Glen Allen Library, Henrico County.  Not-too-spooky games and crafts. Trick-or-treating stations will be set up throughout the library, so don’t forget to wear your costume.  Free.

Halloween Magic. 7pm-8pm.    Sandston Library, Henrico County.  An evening of Halloween Magic with Mr. B.  This program is limited to the first sixty people.  Free.

Tuesday, October 29th

Halloween Fire and Ice.  3:30pm.  Twin Hickory Library, Henrico County.  Mad Science of Central Virginia will amaze kids ages 5 – 11. NOTE: Program is limited to school aged children only.  Free.

Things that Go BUMP! 6pm-7pm.  North Park Library, Henrico County.  From ghoulies and ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Calling all tweens (ages 10-14) for scary stories from all around the world.  Free.

Kooky Costume Concert.  6:30-7:30pm.   Cochrane Rockville Library.  The Hanover Concert Band performs (in costume!) spectacular spooky seasonal tunes from stage & screen to tingle your spine and tantalize your ears. Wear your own costume (if you dare!) or have your face painted. Ghoulish snacks & savories provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library. Information (804) 749-3146.  Free

Halloween Magic Show.  7pm-8pm.   Fairfield Library, Henrico County.  Celebrate Halloween with a magic show starring the amazing Mr. B. Halloween treats will be shared at the end of the show.  Free.

Wednesday, October 30th

Krafty Kids.  11:30am-12:30pm.  Varina Library, Henrico County.  Make a Halloween craft.  Free.

Spooky Fun.  4:30pm-5:30pm.  West End Library, City of Richmond.  Bring the whole family to enjoy fall stories and a craft. Costumes are appreciated but not required. Sign up by calling 804-646-1877.

Hoot and Howl Halloween.  6pm-9pm.  Rockwood Park, Chesterfield County.  Games with prizes and crafts for the kids alongside live acoustic music. Hop on the hay wagon, sit by the campfire or take a spooky hike. Free.

Teen Scare-o-Thon.   7pm-8pm.  North Park Library, Henrico County.  Halloween food and fun…if your dare! Middle and high school students are welcome. Costumes are optional.  Free.

Thursday, October 31st

Treats with No Tricks.  1pm-3pm.   The Armour House & Gardens.  Ages 3 – 6 will make some creature crafts and play goblin games. Register 804-501-7275.  Free.

Halloween Hoopla with CMoR.  4pm-8pm.   Children’s Museum of Richmond – Central.  Pack up your princesses, ghosts, and superheros and head over to the Children’s Museum of Richmond’s annual Halloween Hoopla. This event is FREE for kids and only $4 for adults! Kids are invited to play in the museum, trick-or-treat in our spooky village, play Halloween themed games, and win prizes! Costumes for both adults and children are highly encouraged. Don’t worry, there is nothing spooky about Halloween at the Children’s Museum of Richmond!  Fee.

Halloween Fun!  5pm.  Regency Square Mall.  Bring the kids out for trick-or-treat fun at Regency Square!  Meet and greet the Chick-fil-A Cow and moms can enjoy treats from The Body Shop & more!  Free.

Halloween Spooktacular.  6pm-8pm.  Virginia Center Commons.  Little ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses can come have a spooktacular time at the Kidgits Spooktacular at the JCPenney Court. Free.