Peninsula Halloween Guide 2016

Check out the latest information on some of the top Halloween events taking place on the Peninsula! We have created three categories for you to easily find the perfect event to enjoy this spooky, spectacular Holiday. From experiences for the entire family, to being completely terrified, to partying on Halloween weekend, Peninsula Prime’s Halloween Guide has you covered.


Haunted Horse Rides | Downtown Hampton

“Trick or Treating with the Headless Horseman” and free candy are part of the fun in store for visitors to at the historic Hampton Carousel on Friday through Sunday, October 28, 29, 30, 11 am – 8 pm.

Located in Carousel Park, Downtown Hampton, the Hampton Carousel will be decorated for the season of ghosts and goblins, with costumed carousel staff giving candy to visitors. Entry to the carousel pavilion and Halloween candy are free. Rides on the carousel are just $1.

Hampton Horror Tour | Hampton History Museum

Head down to the Hampton History Museum October 24th-October 28th for the haunted horror tours. Take a journey to meet the first witch recorded in America, hear stories of ghosts of Civil War Soldiers, learn about pirates from Blackbeard’s Crew, tales of Edgar Allen Poe, roaring 20’s gangsters, and other eerie encounters from the city’s storied past.

Each tour is 60 minutes and include the grisly side of Hampton history, special surprises, and a spooky lantern tour of St. John’s graveyard. Tours depart the museum at 6.15pm and 7.30pm.

Night of the Living Museum | Virginia Living Museum

On Saturday, October 29th, Night of the Living Museum will have a ‘wild’ night featuring spooky animals, trail walks, pumpkin carving, pirates, and princesses.  This is the 17th year for this non-scary Halloween event for families and kids 12 and under.

The event will be from 4:30 to 8:30pm.  Get your costume ready and come dressed as your favorite character or wild animal.  Trick-or-treat throughout the museum as you walk through themed galleries filled with characters and themed decorations!

“Haunting on DoG Street” | Colonial Williamsburg

Trick or Treat on Dog Street and experience the Curse of the Sea Witch! October 28th-31st, from 5-10pm, bring the kids out for an unforgettable evening in Colonial Williamsburg. You must register to participate and spots are limited!

When the clock strikes 8pm, a truly haunting experience begins (for the older kids). Sea witches have stolen Blackbeard’s head and placed a curse on the colonial capital. The $25 wristband will give you access to the Tavern of Terror, haunted Gaol cells, and the opportunity to dance with the dead!

Family Frights | Jamestown

Mark your calendars for Halloween family fun in Williamsburg October 21st and 22nd. Family Frights III is a Halloween themed museum night for elementary school-age children and families. This event takes place at Jamestown Settlement from 6.30-9pm on both days. There will be trick-or-treating, scary story telling and spooky games available for all to play.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown | Green Hand Farm, Gloucester

Green Hand Farm Park is pleased to present the 50th Anniversary of the unforgettable Peanuts Television Special. The Farm Park is open weekends through November 6th. Show times are every Friday and Saturday night at 7pm. Also, don’t forget to enjoy many other attractions such as hay-rides, pumpkin patch, zombie paintball adventure ride, archery tag, pedal karts, and a cow train!



Zombie Contagion | Peninsula Town Center, Hampton

In a secret facility for genetic research an industrial accident has released an as yet unidentified toxic green gas. Most of the staff and “volunteer” test subjects were killed instantly. However they did not stay dead! Experience this terrifying haunted attraction Friday and Sunday 7p to midnight; Sunday and Monday 7-10p.  Tickets are $12 per person.

Howl O’ Scream | Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Fill your Fall evenings with fright at Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning September 23rd through October 30th, visit and enjoy the scares throughout the park.

This year, Howl-O-Scream will feature seven haunted houses including a new five ‘terror-tories’ (scare zones) and three live shows. There are also three VIP tour options ranging from skipping lines to an all-inclusive personal tour that includes unlimited priority, food, and more.  Make sure to arrive early; the park has been closing due to capacity around 6pm every Saturday.



Haunted Boo-ery | Tradition Brewing Co., Newport News

Saturday, October 29th beginning at 6pm, come out and celebrate The Haunted Boo-ery with the cool kids at Tradition Brewing Company.  Wear your best costume and party with The Deloreans until 10pm. This event will sell out quickly so get your tickets now. They can be purchased over the phone or during business hours at Tradition.

Schooners Halloween Costume Contest | Newport News

Saturday October 29th, grab your friends and your best costume for the Halloween party at Schooners Grill! There will be a costume contest with the following categories: Best Couple, Funniest, Most Creative and Overall. $20 gift certificates will be given out to category winners and overall best costume will get half of the ‘door-money’. Entry is $3 from 9-11pm.

Halloween Block Party | Downtown Hampton

Grab your broom and fly into downtown Hampton to enjoy All Hallows Eve on the block – they have conjured up a spell for a fantastically frightening evening on Saturday, October 29th. There will be witches brews to lift your spirits. Gremlins and Goblins of all ages are invited. Stand out to win in the dog costume contest which will start at 6:30pm and human contest begins at 8:30pm.  There is no admission cost.

Boozlefest | Oozlefinch, Hampton

Come out for the First Annual ‘Boozlefest’ Halloween party and costume contest at Oozlefinch on Sunday, October 30th from 1-11p! Bring your friends and don’t forget to wear your best costume. Oozlefinch is happy to welcome your four-legged friends as well! Dress your dog in a costume to gain much respect from the staff. There will also be a super competitive Cornhole tournament, so round-up your best 2-man team to win the grand prize.

Heroes vs Villains | PBR, Hampton

Time to unleash your secret identity. Are you a Hero or a Villain? Come out to the biggest Halloween party in the 757. On Saturday, October 29th, there will be a Halloween Costume Contest with $5,000 in cash and prizes, live performance by Macs Daddy in Tapps, and all your favorite Halloween party tricks.