Halloween in Fairfax County

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Halloween in Fairfax County

Start planning your Fairfax County trip now to be here to take part in all the festivities happening for Halloween. Whether you're looking to be scared silly or just have some good old-fashioned family fun this year, check the events below to find your perfect activity. And beware, you never know what could turn up amongst these hallowed grounds.



Featured Events

Blood and Guts Run

Oct 25, Bull Run Regional Park

Address: 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA
Times: 9am - 2pm
Admission: $79
Participants will trudge through a 5k (approximately) obstacle course while dodging a horde of zombies. The zombies will shoot runners with blood-filled water guns throughout the run. The obstacles are low to moderate risk and are designed for runners of all ages and ability levels. Runners are encouraged to wear a costume or white shirt. There will be prizes for wildest individual, couple, and team costumes. Prizes will also be awarded for bloodiest and muddiest runners. Runners will have access to live music and a DJ dance party. See you at the start line! OBSTACLES Walls of death, tire gauntlet, bloody steeplechase, mudslide, blood and guts pit, pumpkin guts pit, blood-filled foam, and 200+ zombies!!! PRIZES Runners will receive a custom made Blood and Guts Run medal and t-shirt when they cross the finish line! GIVING BACK A portion of the profits from the Blood and Guts Run will benefit Susan G. Komen of Virginia and Maryland. For more information please visit www.bloodandgutsrun.com.

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One-Day Events

Fields of Fear

Sep 26 - Nov 1, Cox Farms

Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Address: 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA
Times: 7:30-11pm
Phone: (703) 830-4121
Cox Farms' Fields of Fear™ is the haunted night-time destination you and your friends have been looking for! When darkness falls on the farm... our fields fill with creatures of the night. Featuring: Dark Side Hayride's Zombie Zoo, The Firegrounds/Midway bonfires and the Giant Torchlit Slide. If you’re really in for a scare, test your nerves in the Cornightmare™ walk-through cornfield terrors; with Claustrophobia, Vortex, Crypt and more! Also enjoy Food & Snacks, Games & Prizes, Haunt Gear & Shopping, and Entertainment. Not Recommended for children under 12 years old. All under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (18+). ADMISSION TICKETS STRICTLY LIMITED! Last admission at 10pm Come alone or in a group. Buy your tickets online or same-day at the door. Not Recommended for children under 12 years old. All under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (18+). Proof of age required. See www.fieldsoffear.com for more details

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Cox Farms Fall Festival

Sep 27 - Nov 2, Cox Farms

Recurring daily
Address: 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA
Times: 10am-6pm (5pm in November)
Phone: (703) 830-4121
Northern Virginia's largest & most famous Fall Festival! Washington Post Editor's Choice: Cox Farms is "the Big Kahuna of farms with fall festivities in northern Virginia." Northern Virginia Magazine Award: 2009 Best of Nova Award 'Family Friendly Event'. We are celebrating more than 40 years of business for Cox Farms - join the fun and new additions! 5 giant slides, famous hayrides, rope swings, farm animals & their babies, CORNundrum© cornfield adventure, farm chores, kiddie zone, apples & cider, food, entertainment, over 90 acres of fun! Everyone gets a small patch pumpkin to take home FREE with paid admission. 

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Pumpkin Patch

Oct 11 - Oct 31, St. Peter's in the Woods Episcopal Church

Recurring daily
Address: 5911 Fairview Woods Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039, VA
Contact: spwmain@gmail.com
Phone: (703) 503-9210
Admission: Free
For Fall Fun Join Us – St. Peter’s in the Woods Episcopal Church All our Welcome! Pumpkin Patch Sales October 11th – 31st Pumpkins and Gourds of all sizes available for purchase St. Peter's in the Woods is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization; 100% of proceeds will benefit community outreach. Our pumpkins sales support the a Navajo Reservation in Farmington, NM. 5911 Fairview Woods Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039 (Corner of Burke Center Parkway and Route 123)

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Rocky Horror Picture Show live on-stage!

Oct 17 - Nov 1, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $25
Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for the Rocky Horror Picture Show presented live on-stage by the Unquiet Theater Company. Written and composed by Richard O'Brien. Directed by Katy Chmura. Choreographed by Jonathan M. Faircloth. Innocent Brad and Janet find themselves seeking shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite Dr. Frank N Furter, his "perfect" creation Rocky, and an assortment of other crazy creatures. Join us for this campy, neo-traditional Halloween Musical favorite... LIVE on stage! Audience Call-Out Nights are on Saturday performances and our Halloween performance ONLY. For tickets and information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/performing-arts/rocky-horror-show

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Burke Lake Ghost Train

Oct 18 - Oct 26, Burke Lake Park

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 7315 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA
Times: 10am - 5pm
Phone: (703) 323-6600
Admission: $5/person
Take a ride through the forest decorated for Halloween from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet costumed characters along the way. The carousel will also be running. The Ghost Train is a joint venture between Northern Virginia Community College, George Mason University, and FCPA. The cost is $5 per person. For information, call 703-323-6600.

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Reston Zoo's ZooBoo

Oct 18 - Oct 26, Reston Zoo

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 1228 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna, VA
Phone: (703) 757-6222
Admission: $12
Designed for a younger audience, Zoo Boo offers 4 days of scare-free fun! Join our safe zoo neighborhood of Halloween entertainment, with kid-friendly fun around every corner.
TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL: Enjoy a trail of trick-or-treating stations with treats, toys and treasures for children of all ages! Kids and adults are encouraged to wear fun (not scary) costumes.

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Boo at the Zoo

Oct 24 - Oct 26, National Zoo

Recurring daily
Address: 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Times: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Phone: (202) 633-2922
Admission: $20 members, $30 non-members (plus small parking fee)

Boo at the Zoo is Washington DC's favorite Halloween treat. With more than 40 not-so-spooky treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats, and decorated trails, this event is frightfully fun for the whole family. With traditional chocolates, as well as good for you snacks, souvenirs, and other items, thousands of Boo treat bags will be brimming with goodies at the end of the evening. Don't forget your costume!

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Bradley Farm Haunted House

Oct 24 - Oct 25, Bradley Farm Barn

Recurring daily
Address: 13159 New Parkland Drive, Herndon, VA
Times: Fri & Sat 6-10pm (Kids Haunt Sat 1-5pm)
Admission: $5

Be warned ... we will terrify you from the moment you arrive!

Bradley Farm Haunted House is a Halloween destination appropriate for the entire family! There are no gross-out gory haunts. And there is a special kids haunt with a milder scare and lots of kids activities on Saturday from 1-5pm.  Rain or shine. All proceeds benefits Herndon-Reston FISH.

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Halloween Adventure

Oct 24 - Oct 31, Riverbend Park

Recurring weekly on Friday
Address: 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls, VA
Times: 5pm
Phone: (703) 759-9018
Admission: $7 - $9
Join us at Riverbend Park for a Halloween Adventure. A Festive Wagon Ride, complete with scarecrows, sweets and stories will be followed by more stories and s'mores around the campfire.

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Haunted Trail at the Workhouse Arts Center

Oct 24 - Nov 1, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: Evenings
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Varies
Strange things are happening in Lorton. One by one, citizens are succumbing to an unidentified infection that mutates them into empty drones with a single purpose: to convert more and more humans to a growing Horde. Self-appointed militias are assigning un-infected persons to safe zones until the situation can be contained. Safe passage is not guaranteed. Can you survive the Horde? Come to the Workhouse Arts Center and see if you can survive the trail. Presented Oct 24th to Nov 1st. For tickets and information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/performing-arts/haunted-trail-workhouse

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Oak Marr's Haunted Mini-Golf

Oct 24 - Oct 25, Oak Marr Mini-Golf

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 Jermantown Rd, Oakton, VA
Times: Friday, 5-7:30pm and Saturday, 4:30-7:30pm
Phone: (703) 281-6501
Admission: $6 advance, $8 day of
Young ghouls and goblins ages 3 to 12 are invited to play a round of haunted mini-golf at Oak Marr on Friday, October 24 and Saturday October 25, 2014. The course in Oakton, Va., located between the recreation center and the golf complex, will be decorated for Halloween and some staff members may be in costume. Haunted Mini-Golf is available from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Participants are encouraged to play the course dressed in costume and bring a bag for the trick-or-treating. There will be a chance to win goodies at every hole! Tickets are $6 in advance starting October 10. The cost increases to $8 on the day of the event. Due to limited space, purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

The rain date is slated for Monday, October 27 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
View photos from a previous haunted mini-golf event: www.flickr.com/photos/ffxparks/.

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Air & Scare

Oct 25, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Address: 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, Virginia
Times: 2pm - 7pm
Contact: Visitor Services
Phone: (703) 572-4118
Admission: Free, Parking $15
See the spooky side of air and space at our annual Halloween event! Join us for creepy crafts and activities with a spooky twist including Ghost Blasters, Trick or Trajectory Rocket Launch, spooky science Discovery Stations, Paper Scare Planes, story time, puppet shows, and photo opportunities with costumed characters from some of your favorite space- and ghost-themed movies. Learn about the possibility of aliens in the universe and make your own alien. Visit the Tot zone with the little ones and send the Teens and Tweens to activities just for them. Don't forget to wear your costume, and come prepared for some awesome trick-or-treating!

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Clifton Haunted Trail

Oct 25, Town of Clifton

Address: Chapel Road, Clifton, VA
Times: 7pm - 10pm
Admission: Adults, $15; Children under 12, $10
We are proud to announce the return of this terrifying annual event that winds through Clifton's 8 Acre Park. Parents should accompany children along the Trail. NO flashlights allowed in the park. Arrive early since this popular event tends to get crowded during the later hours. Hardy shoes are recommended.

This year, look out for the new Clifton Haunted Trail t-shirts for sale at the concessions stand. Hot apple cider, fresh pizza by Clifton's newest restaurant Villagio's, cookies and snacks will be available for sale. Parking is free of charge and will be available at the Clifton Floodplain, Clifton Elementary School and Clifton House Shops where hayrides will take and pick-up Trail goers to the event.

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Fall Festival

Oct 25, Wesley United Methodist Church

Address: 711 Spring St., SE, Vienna, VA
Times: 1:30pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 938-8700
Admission: Free
Pumpkin painting, crafts, costume contest, entertainment by Ken the Magician and more! Refreshments served.

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Family Fun: Night Wings & Twilight Things

Oct 25, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 4:30pm
Admission: $10 - $12
Come to Green Spring as the light grows dim and see the creatures that emerge at dusk. Learn about night creatures as we walk in the woods. Play some ghoulish games and make a creepy craft for your Halloween decor.

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Family Pumpkin Carving Class

Oct 25, Sheraton Tysons Hotel

Address: 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 10am - 11:30am
Phone: (703) 448-1234
Admission: $45/adults, $30/children
With Halloween just around the corner, Executive Chef Bobbie and her team are putting together a fun and educational class for families to enjoy. There will be pumpkin carving demonstrations, Halloween treats and more. The class includes a pumpkin to decorate during the demonstration, goodie bag including a pumpkin carving kit and of course pointers from Chef Bobbie.

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Garden Sprouts: Pumpkin Party

Oct 25, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 11am - 12pm
Admission: $6
Children ages three to five make a jack-o'-lantern, listen to pumpkin tales, and sample a delicious pumpkin treat at Green Spring Gardens from 11 a.m. to noon. The cost is $6. Register online. For information, call 703-642-5173.

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Halloween at Gunston Hall

Oct 25, Gunston Hall

Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 4pm - 7pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Regular admission.
A family friendly event with story tellers, pumpkin painting, treats, face painting, Burying Ground tours by lantern, and more!

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Halloween Carnival

Oct 25, Falls Church Community Center

Address: 223 Little Falls St, Falls Church, VA
Times: 6-8:30pm
Phone: (703) 248-5001
Admission: $2 per child ages 2 and up. Adults and children under 2 years old are free.
The carnival has been a popular event for children for more than 30 years. Infants through sixth graders are invited to enjoy carnival games, a moon bounce, face painting, crafts, a haunted house, movies, candy, and a live creepy creature show featuring the spookiest reptiles in nature.

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Halloween Goblin Golf & Lakeside Bonfire

Oct 25, Lake Accotink Park

Address: 7500 Lake Accotink Rd, Springfield, VA
Times: 5-8pm
Phone: (703) 569-0285
Admission: $7/person, ages 2 and under are free. Wagon rides are $3.
Join us at Lake Accotink Park for this spooktacular event. Wander past tombstones and ghoulish delights placed along all nine holes of the "Gruesome Goose" Mini-Golf Course as you play a ghostly round with glow in the dark golf balls! Play a second round at no extra charge! Ride the spooky carousel while spectral music plays, then cast off the shivers by warming up to a blazing beach bonfire! The cost is $7 per person; ages two and under free. Take a 20-minute wagon ride through the eerie nighttime woods for $3. To register in advance, call 703-569-0285.

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Halloween Mini-Camp: Costume & Culinary

Oct 25 - Oct 26, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring daily
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Ages 6-10 can learn how to customize their Halloween costume and the trick to creating tasty treats!

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Haunted Ballroom Social Dance

Oct 25, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $10 - $15
Join us for our monthly Ballroom Social Dance with a haunted twist! Wear your Halloween costume for this chilling occasion and join the ghosts and ghouls on the dancefloor! Start your evening by learning some new moves with a ballroom mini-lesson! Each month will feature a new style of dance ranging from the ChaCha to the Tango. Mini-lesson begins at 7:30pm and is $5 per person. Then take your new moves to the dance floor when open dancing begins at 8pm. Open dance is $10 per person. Complimentary refreshments and a cash bar will be available in the gallery. There is no need to get fancy unless you feel like it-the dress code is casual. All skill levels are welcome--even if you have two left feet!
Mini-lesson 7:30-8pm.
Open dance 8-10:30pm
Complimentary refreshments and cash bar available.

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Haunted Pond

Oct 25, Hidden Pond Nature Center

Address: 8511 Greeley Blvd, Springfield, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 451-9588
Admission: $7 - $9
This program covering nocturnal wildlife and local lore features live animals, a walk into the forest at night, a campfire with spell-binding stories, s'mores, and who knows what other happenings! Scary stories will be in the last 30 minutes.

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Howl-o-ween Dog Costume Contest and Boneyard Hunt

Oct 25, Lake Accotink Park

Address: 7500 Lake Accotink Rd, Springfield, VA
Times: 2-4pm
Phone: (703) 569-0285
Admission: $6/dog
Ready for some howlin' Halloween fun? Gather at Lake Accotink Park to witness the best in canine creativity. Show off your pet's unique personality and compete for special prizes and treats! Take your dog for a walk through the "boneyard" to sniff out well-earned treats while the judges confer. The cost is $6 per dog. To register, call 703-569-0285.

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Jack-O'-Lantern Carving Workshop

Oct 25, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 1pm - 3pm
Admission: $35/person
From 1 to 3 p.m. make your own extraordinary jack-o'-lantern creation at Green Spring Gardens. The cost is $35 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-642-5173.

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Jimmy's Annual Halloween Party for Kids

Oct 25, Jimmy's Old Town Tavern

Address: 697 Spring St, Herndon, VA
Times: 12:30 - 3:30pm
Contact: Jimmy
Phone: (703) 435-5467
Admission: $12.50/child
Price includes choice of Kid's Meal, Crafts, Monster Mashing, Party Favors, an Indoor Costume Parade and entertainment by Ben the Juggling Balloonatic! All children must bring a grown-up. Space is limited! Make your reservations by calling 703-435-JIMS (5467) or by
contacting Jimmy at jimmy@jimmystavern.com.

Junk Food & Wine Pairings/Tastings

Oct 25 - Nov 2, Paradise Springs Winery

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 11am-7pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463
Admission: $25/person
Join us for two weekends in October for this unique take on food and wine pairing. Our junk food and wine pairing / tasting has become immensely popular over the years. Each of our wines is uniquely paired with an everyday household brand name junk food, teaching you that food and wine pairings can come from outside the box!!!

No reservations necessary as tastings will be done at our main tasting counter.

$25 per person

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Needle Felted Pumpkins

Oct 25, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 1pm - 4pm
Using special barbed, felting needles and wool, you will learn to create sculptural shapes and make a miniature Halloween pumpkin. 

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Run From the Killer Zombies

Oct 25, Old Lorton Super Max Prison

Address: Silverbrook Rd, Lorton, VA
Times: 4:30pm
Phone: 1-888-554-6665
Admission: $15 - $40

On October 25, 2014 runners will match their speed and wits through the old Lorton "Super Max" Prison. Starting from the safety of the local high school, runners will be forced along the old county road towards a forest and prison complex filled with killer zombies. As you proceed along the race course keep your speed up and don't take any shortcuts- they spell certain danger.

Race Premium? All runners will get a race bag. Also, all who register before 10/15/2014 will get a race shirt. Also, get a free pre-race massage from the folks at PIEDMONT MASSAGE! Please register early. FREE PHOTOS!

Key Times: Race time is 4:30pm SHARP. Onsite Registration and Pickup between 2:00-4:00pm. Pachet pick up will also be on Friday (time and location TBD)! Park at: South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Road Lorton, VA.

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Screen on the Green in Paradise: "Halloween"

Oct 25, Paradise Springs Winery

Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463
Admission: Free
Join us as our "Screen on the Green in Paradise" movie series continues. The winery will close at 7pm but the lawn and outside bar will remain open for guests staying for the movie. The movie will be shown on a giant movie screen on the lawn.

Lawn chairs and blankets recommended. Outside food welcome but please no outside alcohol.

This event is for Adults only.

No reservations needed. The event is free to attend so long as you are a customer of the winery. Wines will be sold by the glass or the bottle along with limited meat and cheese selections.

MOVIE: "Halloween" (scary)

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Trick or Treating at Franklin Farm

Oct 25, Franklin Farm Village Center

Address: Franklin Farm Rd and Fairfax County Pkwy, Herndon, VA
Times: 12pm - 2pm
Admission: Free
Free Trick-or-Treating at Franklin Farm Village Center, Saturday Oct. 25. Rain or shine.

Trick or Treating at Reston Town Center

Oct 25, Reston Town Center

Address: 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA
Times: 11am - 4pm
Start your trick-or-treating early! The Reston Town Center invites you to hunt for treats and goodies on Sat., 10/25, 11am-4pm. Costumed children visit participating retailers, and the Information Center for treats and goodies. Look for the pumpkin flyer in the window.

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Trunk or Treat

Oct 25, HUMC - Fellowship Hall Kitchen

Address: 701 Bennett St, Herndon, VA
Times: 6-8pm
Phone: (703) 707-6271
Trick or treating at Herndon United Methodist Church.

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Wildfire's "Spooktacular" Pumpkin Carving Classes

Oct 25 - Oct 26, Wildfire

Recurring daily
Address: Tysons Galleria, International Drive, McLean, VA
Times: Saturday, 3-4pm; Sunday, 9-10am
Phone: (703) 442-9110
Admission: $20/child
Join us at Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, 3rd floor, Mclean, VA, when Executive Chef Eddie Ishaq teaches the little ones his best-kept secrets to carving the spookiest pumpkin in town, just in time for Halloween!

There will be two sessions. On Saturday, October 25 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., NBC4 Traffic Reporter Melissa Mollet will join us with her son as guest host for the afternoon. The second session will be held on Sunday, October 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Each session is priced at $20.00 per child, plus tax (gratuity not included). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Food for Others, a direct service food pantry headquartered in Fairfax, VA. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Amanda or Erika at (703) 442-9110.

"Ghouls and Ghosts" Sunday Soiree Dance

Oct 26, McLean Community Center

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 3-5pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: $15/couple, $8/single
Sunday Soiree Series Dance. Register for activity No. 2050.214. 

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Family Fall Festival

Oct 26, Franconia United Methodist Church

Address: 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 3:30 -5:00 PM
Phone: (703) 971-5151
Admission: Free
Join us at Franconia United Methodist Church on Oct 26, 3:30-5:00 PM, for our free annual tradition! Children, accompanied by an adult, wear a family-friendly costume (nothing scary or inappropriate) and join in on the fun. There'll be games, prizes, food - an old fashioned good time! Hosted indoors so we don't worry about the weather! Bring your family and stop by! We are located at 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA at the corner of Beulah and Franconia, next to the Franconia Elementary School, convenient to the Fairfax Connector routes 231, 232, and 310. Contact us at admin@franconiaumc.org or 703 971-5151. See our website at http://www.franconiaumc.org.

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GMU Witch Watch

Oct 26, George Mason University

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Admission: Free
Safe trick or treating at George Mason University's campus.

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King's Park West Halloween Festival

Oct 26, Lakeside Park

Address: 5236 Pommeroy Dr, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2-5pm
Phone: (703) 426-4745
Admission: Free
King's Park West's annual Halloween Festival is always held the Sunday before Halloween from 2-5. It's our neighborhood's biggest party, come and join us!

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Neighborhood Fall Festival

Oct 26, King of Kings Lutheran Church

Address: 4025 Kings Way, Fairfax, VA
Times: 5-8pm
Phone: 703-378-7272 x225
Admission: Free
Games and prizes, a maze, haunted room, hot cider, s'mores, costume parade, pumpkin decorating and more. Rain or shine. Trunk or treat at sundown. 

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Pumpkin Patch at Nature Playce

Oct 26, Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Address: 7701 Royce St, Annandale, VA
Times: 1:45pm, 2:45pm
Phone: (703) 941-1065
Admission: $7 - $9
Preschoolers hunt for their favorite miniature pumpkin in Nature Playce to decorate inside and take home. Enjoy seasonal stories and a craft. Child must be accompanied by an adult.

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Spooktacular Concert

Oct 26, Vienna Community Center

Address: 120 Cherry St, Vienna, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 437-3787
Admission: Free
Featuring the scary and spooky music by John Williams, Leroy Anderson, and Andrew Lloyd Webber, performed by the Town of Vienna Community Band. 

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The 21st Annual Goblin Gallop

Oct 26, Fairfax Corner

Address: 11945 Grand Commons Ave, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8:30am
Admission: $18 - $35
The 21st Annual Goblin Gallop returns with a 5K race, a 5K Walk and a 1K Fun Run. Awards given for top finishers, best costumes, fastest teams, etc. Rain or shine event.Live concert featuring Shaky Ground, moon bounce, face painting, free hot dogs, refreshments, and prizes!

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Oct 26, Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Address: 2589 Chain Bridge Rd, Vienna, VA
Times: 3-6pm
Admission: Free
For families with young children. Free, includes hot dogs and beverages. 

Putts & Pumpkins

Oct 27, TopGolf

Address: 6625 S. Van Dorn St., Alexandria, VA
Times: 5:30-7:30pm
Admission: $20 single ticket; $75 bay rental
Join us for TopGolf's Annual KidZone Halloween Party. Costumes encouraged! Build-your-own hotdog bar, two (2) hours of Topgolf game play, great Halloween games and treats.

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Stories for Three to Fives: Halloween Fun!

Oct 27, Pohick Regional Library

Address: 6450 Syndenstricker Rd, Burke, VA
Times: 10:30am
Phone: (703) 644-7333
Stories, songs and activities filled with Halloween fun. Age 3-5 years with adult. Come in your costume(optional) and join our Halloween parade.

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Eric Energy: Halloween Blast

Oct 28, Pohick Regional Library

Address: 6450 Syndenstricker Rd, Burke, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 644-7333
Join Eric Energy for explosive Halloween experiments, like ghostly air and bubbling potions. Age 6-12. Cosponsored by the Friends of Pohick Regional Library.

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Spooky Stories! Open Mic Night

Oct 28, George Mason University Research Hall 163

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8pm-10pm
Admission: Free
Presented by Folklore Studies Program and GMU Folklore Round Table. Refreshments served. 

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68th Annual Halloween Parade

Oct 29, Town of Vienna

Address: Maple Avenue, Vienna, VA
Times: 7pm
Admission: Free

This year's parade theme is "Celebrating the Tradition of Vienna Girls Sports." 

Each year, the Town recognizes parade winners before a Town Council meeting in November. Judged categories include Youth Band, Float with Music, Youth Performer, Antique/Classic Vehicle, Adult Band, Float without Music and Adult Performer. The public is invited to attend and find out who won in each category!

Kids are invited to walk in the parade in their Halloween costumes. No registration is required; meet at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of United Band, 374 Maple Avenue E. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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All Hallows Eve House of Reptiles and Night Ride

Oct 29, Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

Address: 5040 Walney Rd, Chantilly, VA
Times: 7-8:30pm
Phone: (703) 631-0013
Admission: $10

Halloween has almost arrived, and with the scariest of holidays comes fun-filled events for families, such as Ellanor C. Lawrence Park's All Hallows Eve House of Reptiles and Night Ride on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. From 7 to 8:30 p.m., families are invited to test their courage and challenge their fears and phobias as they meet and touch creepy-crawly creatures in darkened rooms decorated for the season. This campfire program concludes with a wagon ride through a moonlit meadow and s'mores. The cost is $10 per person. Registration is available through Parktakes Online or by calling 703-222-4664. For information, call the park at 703-631-0013.

Participants will venture through two rooms of the old Lawrence home at Middlegate, where they'll feel the skin and shells of a variety of snakes, turtles, and salamanders -- if they dare. With its creaking floors and shadowy, echoing rooms, Middlegate provides a spooky ambience for learning about local reptiles and amphibians. Fun facts will be shared, such as how eastern king snakes eat venomous snakes, how spotted salamanders use poison for protection, and how a snapping turtle can bite while its head is fully retracted in its shell. There is no real danger to participants; however, children under the age of four will not be able to touch the critters.

While riding through the meadow on the 15-minute wagon ride, participants may catch a glimpse of some of the park's nocturnal hunters. A watchful owl may be seen perched in a tree or diving silently toward a mouse in the field. The shining eyes of foxes and coyotes patrolling the perimeter of the forest may be illuminated by the naturalist's flashlight. Who knows what's lurking in the dark? Animal sightings will be discussed around the warm glow of a bonfire while participants roast s'mores and calm their nerves.

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Boo! It's Halloween Storytime

Oct 29, Reston Regional Library

Address: 11925 Bowman Towne Dr, Reston, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 689-2700
Wear your costume and trick or treat down to the library for family fun and frights. All ages.

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Ukulele Phil and the Hula Kids Halloween Show!

Oct 29, Great Falls Library

Address: 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA
Times: 10:30am
Phone: (703) 757-8560
Kids, wear your costumes and sing and dance to some spooky tunes!

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Westfield High Haunted House and Carnival

Oct 29 - Oct 30, Westfield High School

Recurring daily
Address: 4700 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA
Phone: (703) 488-6439
Admission: $3 - $5
A carnival featuring kids activities and a traditional scary haunted house for older guests. The Westfield High students create this for the local community. Concessions available.

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Bedtime Stories: Halloween Fun!

Oct 30, Pohick Regional Library

Address: 6450 Syndenstricker Rd, Burke, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 644-7333
Join us for bedtime stories, songs and activities about Halloween. Come in your costume(optional) and join our Halloween parade. Age 3-6 with adult.

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BOOtique at Mosaic

Oct 30, Mosaic District

Address: 2911 District Avenue, Fairfax, Virginia
Times: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Contact: Courtney Quinn
Phone: (212) 759-2800
Join Mosaic for a fun-filled Thursday night of trick-or-treat, scary good cocktails and shopping. Costumes encouraged!

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Halloween Parade!

Oct 30, Centreville Regional Library

Address: 14200 St. Germain Dr, Centreville, VA
Times: 11am
Phone: (703) 830-2233
Come enjoy Halloween themed stories and activities. Costumes are encouraged and there will be a costume parade following the program. Ages 2-5 with adult.

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Meow-loween at Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Oct 30 - Nov 1, Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Recurring daily
Address: 4500 West Ox Rd, Fairfax, VA
Times: Thursday & Friday, 12pm-7pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm
Phone: (703) 830-1100
Admission: See website.

The annual Adoptathon is BACK! Half off pet adoptions and other special seasonal activities at the shelter. Adoption fees half price for cats, dogs and small animals; adopt an orange and/or black cat and receive a goodie bag. 

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Night of the Living Zoo

Oct 30, National Zoo

Address: 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Times: 6pm - 10pm
Admission: $20 FONZ members, $30 non-members, $55 VIP

Prepare to witness death defying acts and amazing oddities at the Zoo's annual Halloween event, Night of the Living Zoo. With live music, a costume contest, performance artists, and glow in the dark lawn games, it's a wicked night of fun that you won't want to miss.

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"The Sixth Generation" Halloween Monster Mash!

Oct 31, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at door
Halloween Dance Party - 1960s Style!
Attention all Baby Boomers and Bobby Soxers! Join The Sixth Generation for a Halloween concert in 60's Dance Hall Style at the Workhouse Arts Center! Award-winning rock-n-rollers, The Sixth Generation, perform live in the McGuireWoods gallery with plenty of room to dance the night away! Formed in Michigan in 1966, this dynamic band is the forefront of musical style reflecting the late 1960s. The Sixth Generation is a Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame inductee whose specialty is playing hits from the 1960s as well as original songs about the era, throughout the Midwest and Mid Atlantic regions. Their crowd pleasing performances bring back fond memories for baby boomers and a surprising appreciation of good music for younger generations.

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Halloween / "Hordeaween" Party

Oct 31, Mad Fox Brewing Company

Address: 444 W. Broad St, Suite I, Falls Church, VA
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 942-6840
Join us for a Halloween celebration with the debut of The Yambag, another collaborative beer made with our friends from the Big O and Dukes Show.

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Halloween Party

Oct 31, Il Fornaio

Address: Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
Phone: (703) 437-5544

You can come for the night, you can come for a flash... But come to have fun at our Halloween bash!

~Happy Hour prices in the bar from 11:30am-9pm for any guest in costume! Enjoy $6 appetizers, specialty pizzas, artisan cocktails and wine.
~$3 Peroni draft special, a DJ and dancing from 10pm to midnight

RESERVATIONS: 703-437-5544
Online reservations cannot be accepted

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Halloween Spooktacular

Oct 31, Great Falls Village Center

Address: 776 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA
Times: 5pm - 7pm
Phone: (571) 293-0474

The Haunted House by Great Falls Friends and Neighbors
The Falls Salon's incredible Haunted Forest
Adeler Jewelers will have both a scary and a princess area on their porch
and Listen to the sounds of the Langely High School Band

The Spooktacular was launched over 20 years ago, by members of Great Falls Friends to provide younger children with a central, convenient place in Great Falls to have fun trick or treating. It was because of their initiative that still today we have Great Falls vendors offering candy around the Village Green as well as in the Safeway shopping center at the corner of Georgetown Pike and Walker Road.

Children are encouraged to wear their best Halloween costume, experience the Haunted House, and enjoy trick or treating right in the heart of town.

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HOWL-O-WEEN at Lake Anne

Oct 31, Lake Anne Plaza (Waterfront)

Address: 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, Virginia
Times: 6-8PM
Admission: Free (Rain or Shine)
Lake Anne Plaza has gone to the dogs, cats, and other furry critters. Come down to Lake Anne Plaza dressed in Halloween flair (adults + pets) for a Howling good time! Dogs, cats, and all types of animal-friendly furry friends are welcome to participate and join in on the fun. Activities Include: Pet Costume Contest (starting at 6:30PM) Music Games (Pets + Adults) "Yappy" Hour at Restaurants Treats/Tricks/Prizes from Lake Anne Merchants

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Jimmy's 18th Annual Halloween Bash

Oct 31, Jimmy's Old Town Tavern

Address: 697 Spring St, Herndon, VA
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 435-5467
Admission: Free
Join us Friday October 31st for our 18th annual Halloween Bash! The fun begins at 9pm. DJ and dancing! $150 prize for "best costume," scary scream contests and more! No cover!

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Oct 31, Fair Oaks Mall

Address: 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA
Times: 6-8pm
Phone: (703) 359-8300
Join us for one of the most popular Halloween traditions in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, Fair Oaks' 27th Annual Mall-O-Ween. Bring your litle princesses, ghosts and goblins to Fair Oaks on Friday, October 31 from 6 - 8 p.m. for store-to-store trick or treating with witches, wizards and towering ghouls.

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Spine Tingling Screen on the Green

Oct 31, The Winery at Bull Run

Address: 15950 Lee Hwy, Centreville, VA
Times: 9pm
Join us on Oct. 31 at 9pm for a scary movie on the lawn, food vendors, and costume contest. This event is for adults only. Be sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs. 

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The Legwarmers: DC's Biggest 80s Retro Dance Party

Oct 31 - Nov 1, The State Theatre

Recurring daily
Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9:30pm both nights
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $18

Washington DC's Premier 80's Tribute Band.
Judging from the huge response we get every time they're here, a lot of you find the same guilty pleasure we do in reliving the 80s. The big hair. The lacy ankle socks. And the music! You thought it was a forgettable decade, but the Legwarmers (great accessory, great band name) will make you remember each and every hit. Come out and Safety Dance like it's 1985.


Ages: 21+ to enter. VALID ID required
Please Note: There are no dining tables or reservations available for this show.

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Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon

Oct 31, George Washington's Mount Vernon

Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 3:30pm-6:30pm
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Admission: $10 per adult and $5 per child. Tickets are required for all adults and children to attend this event.

Join the costumed cast of interpreters for a special opportunity to trick-or-treat in the historic area. A special scavenger hunt is available for our more adventurous guests. All trick-or-treaters are invited to join in the children's costume parade around the Mansion at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the best "George" and "Martha" costumes!  Participate in a Halloween craft activity in the greenhouse. 

Special trade demonstrations, like 18th-century wool carding, spinning and fish net making, will take place in the historic area. Listen to Halloween-themed stories in the straw bale amphitheater, enjoy colonial games and dancing demonstrations, and take a wagon ride.

The Mansion and Donald W. Reynolds Museum will not be open for this event. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and close at 6 p.m.

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Trunk or Treat

Oct 31, Columbia Baptist Church

Address: 103 West Columbia St, Falls Church, VA
Times: 6-8pm
Phone: (703) 534-5700
Join us for an evening of fun for all ages - inflatables, family photo booth, crafts, snacks, pizza and Chick-fil-A (available for purchase), and, of course, our TRUNKS with lots of CANDY!!!!

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Cox Farms Pumpkin Madness

Nov 1 - Nov 2, Cox Farms

Recurring daily
Address: 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA
Times: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Phone: (703) 830-4121
Admission: See Website for Details

What happens to pumpkins after Halloween? Pumpkin Madness Days of course! Bring your own used jack o' lantern and experience them getting hurled, smashed, dropped and squished! This is one of the best events of our Fall Festival and a ton of fun.  If you've never been, come and visit us for a smashing twist to our famous Fall Festival!

Last entry at 4PM during Pumpkin Madness days!

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Heroes, Villains, and Legends Concert

Nov 1, Fairfax High School

Address: 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Music has always been used to depict "characters" of lore, and those characters usually fall into one of these categories. This concert presents musical portrayals of Heroes, Villains, and Legends we have heard of throughout the years. Children can participate in a costume contest and trick-or-treating pre-concert.

The program will include the following selections:

Superman Theme/Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme), John Williams
Casey at the Bat, Allen Bass
Tam O'Shanter, Malcolm Arnold

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Caring Hands Animal Hospital Annual Open House

Nov 2, Caring Hands Animal Hospital

Address: 5659 Stone Rd, Centreville, VA
Times: 12pm-2pm
Phone: (703) 830-5700

An annual tradition, each of our hospitals host an Open House to encourage existing and new clients alike to have fun while raising funds for local animal rescue groups. Guests can enjoy prizes, kids activities, and photo ops with your pet. Meet the staff and doctors of the hospital and mingle with fellow animal lovers!

Activities include: prize wheel, costume parade, photo corner, and silent auction. 

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On-Going Events

Halloween Music & Light Show

Oct 1 - Oct 31, Creepy Nights on Calamo

Recurring daily
Address: 7104 Calamo Street, Springfield, Virginia
Times: Sunset through 9:30pm (weeknights); through 10:30pm (Fri & Sat)
Contact: Hauntmasters Chris or Catherine
Phone: (202) 744-8276
Admission: FREE, but any canned or non-perishable food donations will be gratefully accepted to support the food bank for local charity E.C.H.O.
For 2014:

Nightly during October - Back by popular demand - the Halloween Music & Light Show! Details on the light show here. Listen to the speakers out front or on your car radio on FM 91.1.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Friday October 31 7:00-10PM.


We're located on Calamo Street in Springfield Virginia; just south of DC and about a mile from the 395/495/95 "mixing bowl".

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Great Pumpkin Gathering

Oct 16 - Nov 1, Town Square at Tysons II

Recurring daily
Address: 8025 Galleria Drive, Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 6pm - 10pm
Follow up a visit to Tysons Harvest Festival with this inspired display. Artisan pumpkin carvers showcase a dazzling display of pumpkin art beyond your wildest imagining. Humorous, beautiful, terrifying, and just plain terrific, the dozens of different faces you'll see are sure to spark your creativity. Your kids are going to love these. Look out, Charlie Brown. These are some truly great pumpkins. Displays change daily. From Oct. 16-Nov. 1, 6 pm to 10 pm.

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The Addams Family Musical

Oct 31 - Nov 9, McLean High School Burks Auditorium

Recurring daily
Address: 1633 Davidson Road, McLean, VA
Times: 10/31 at 11pm;11/1, 11/7 and 11/8 at 7pm; 11/2 and 11/9 at 2pm
Contact: Amy Poe
Phone: (703) 362-1338
Admission: $15 Adults; $10 Students/Seniors
Join the award-winning McLean High School Theatre Company as they present the fun, family-friendly, and spooky The Addams Family musical. This special Halloween performance will be preceded by a costume contest at 10:30pm. Based on characters created by Charles Addams by permission of Theatrical Rights Worldwide, the book is by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. (Also showing Nov 1, 7 and 8 at 7pm and Nov 2 and 9 at 2pm. Reserve seats at www.mcleandrama.com)

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