Scary Halloween Options & Ghost Tours

scary halloween 2Have older kids and need something scary to entertain them?  Check out these options…

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through October 26th

Howl-o-Scream.  6pm-10pm.  Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA.  Navigate through Wendigo Woods™, one of five Terror-tories™; brave a darkly entertaining show like Monster Stomp™ on Ripper Row™ or explore six haunted houses waiting for those daring enough to enter the park after dark.  Fee.

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through November 2nd

Halloween Haunt.  King Dominion.  Each weekend night, Kings Dominion transforms into a horror-filled nightmare.  Lots of new attractions for 2014.  From mazes with terrifying creatures around every corner to thrill rides that’ll haunt your dreams, it’s everything you fear and can’t wait to experience. Not for anyone under 13.  Fee.

Every Friday and Saturday Night through November 22nd

Petersburg Haunts Tour.  7pm.   Petersburg Courthouse, Petersburg, VA.   Meet at the Courthouse, 7 Courthouse Ave., 15 minutes before the tour starts at 7pm.  Find out why Petersburg is such a “spirited” city and visit some of the town’s most historic buildings. 90 minute tours are led by costumed, lantern-carrying storytellers. 804-943-8635.  Fee.

Most Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights through October and a few additional select dates

Creepy Hollow Scream Park.  Opens at 7pm.  Creepy Hollow Scream Park is Richmond’s Ultimate Halloween destination, with more monsters, more frights and more fun! Each night we have well over 50 live actors monsters, incredible animatronics, amazing illusions and acres of screams. Join us for Richmond’s legendary Creepy Hollow Hayride and dare to venture into Scream Forest, the most intense haunt in Virginia! Located just 10 minutes from Short Pump and open select nights in October.804.346.FEAR.

Friday & Saturday nights through November 1st

Eerie Nights Ghost Tour.  8pm & 10pm.  Main Street Side of the 17th Street Farmers Market.  Eerie Nights is a theatrical story telling experience where guides in character, special effects make-up and costume tell you the history and paranormal activity associated with several historical and haunted locations.  Fee.

Saturday nights through October

Ghouls Ghost Tours.  9pm.  A Trolley Tour.  Main Street Side of the 17th Street Farmers Market (with Eerie Nights Tours).  Tours are geared towards a mature audience but families are welcome. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Begins October 3rd

Haunted Evenings.  Ashland Berry Farm.  4 all new haunts: Booger Woods, Morbid Manor, Old Ridge Asylum, and Sinister Sideshow.  Haunted events all month long.  Fee.

October 4th & 13th

Haunting Tales and Tours.  3:30pm.  The unique tour of Edgewood, Berkeley & Shirley Plantations will give an insight on the spirits and mysteries of these three historic homes in Charles City, VA.  Hear the haunting tales of the paranormal activities at each site.  Reservations required.  Fee.

Thursday October 16th- Friday, October 17th

Haunted Henricus: Things that Go Bump In the Night.  7pm-9pm.  Henricus Historical Park.  Experience an evening of spellbinding accounts and legendary tales as storytellers relive old English and Virginia Indian legends and folklore. Join us by the fireside and listen to European stories early Colonists told as they recounted tales from their homeland. Capture the essence of what a Colonist felt between 1607-1622 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 served.

logoSaturday, October 25th

Fancy Me Mad: Tales from Edgar Allen Poe + Graveyard Tour.  6pm – 8pm.  St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street Richmond, 23223.  Tales from Edgar Allen Poe followed by a self-guided walking tour of the graveyard.  Among the spirits represented: Edgar’s mother Eliza Poe, George Wythe and his murderous nephew, and Elizabeth Van Lew – Union spy.  Fee.

Saturday, November 1st

Richmond’s Eerie Canal Tours. 6pm-9pm. Canal Turning Basin – Dock and 14th Streets. Venture Richmond hosts a very special night of FREE hauntingly-narrated canal boat tours complete with free candy for the little ones! Special 30-minute tours leave every half hour (on the hour and half hour) from 6:00-9:00 p.m., with the last boat departing at 8:30 p.m. Boats depart from the Canal Turning Basin at 14th and Dock Streets. The Eerie Canal Tours feature haunting tales of Richmond’s past as passengers travel down the historic Kanawha Canal, drifting through the spooky sights and sounds of Richmond’s oldest and most historically haunted districts. The canal is decorated for Halloween like you’ve never seen before, and little ghouls and ghosts in attendance will receive a special candy treat. It’s a Halloween event for the whole family! For more information call 804-788-6466. Free Admission.