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.



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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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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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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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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"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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Three For a Song's Halloween Edition of "The Greatest Songs You've Never Heard"

Oct 31, Creative Cauldron

Address: 410 S Maple Avenue, Suite 116, Falls Church, VA - Virginia
Times: 8PM
Phone: (703) 436-9948
Admission: $18 - $20
After a sold out show in July, Cauldron favorites Three For A Song return for a special Halloween show; sharing their favorite musical tricks and treats from the Golden Age of American Popular Song and even more hilarious hijinks than usual! Join Alex, Doug and Kari as they clear the cobwebs off of musical selections from "Young Frankenstein", cut songs from "The Wizard of Oz", and new discoveries from Count Hassan-ovich's Wall-Of-Tunes. Knowing these three "Song-birds", who knows what mayhem and merriment may ensue? Costumes are encouraged and fun will be had!

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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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