Looking for Halloween fun?  Below are events and happenings within Fairfax County. 


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


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. 


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)


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


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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!


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.


Halloween Spooktacular
 Oct 30, Cafe Rio 
Address: 13057 Lee J Mem Hwy, Fairfax, VA
 Times: 10:30am -10pm
 Phone: (703) 774-1400
 Trick or Treat this Year @Cafe Rio All kids who stop in to any Virginia Area or Maryland area restaurant on Thrusday October 30th or Friday October 31st wearing their Halloween Costume will receive a FREE KIDS meal!! For a complete list of Cafe Rio restaurants please visit: Caferio.com **Limit one free meal per costumed kid,per day. Kids must be under 12 yrs**


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. 


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.


"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.


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


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


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.


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


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!


 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.


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. 


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.


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!


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.


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!!!!


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!


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


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. 


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".


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.


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)


-Courtesy of FX County Government News