“Haunted Boo-ery” at Tradition Brewing Co.

Get ready to rock with the Deloreans at the biggest Halloween party on the Peninsula! Celebrate the holiday with seasonal craft beer and a great crowd at Tradition Brewing Company.

Saturday, October 28th, the brewery will be completely transformed into a spooky spectacular spectacle. There will be costume contests throughout the evening for Best Male and Female, Best Couple and Best Group.

The Deloreans 80’s Band will perform from 6.30-10.30pm. Purchase your tickets online, by phone or in person. This event will begin at 5.30pm. Must be 21 and over, with valid ID.

For more info and to purchase tickets, visit traditionbrewing.com/shop

“Halloween Bash” at Yankee Candle Village

Tricks and Treats for the entire family! Gather the little ones and head to Williamsburg for some festive fun. Saturday, October 21st, Yankee Candle Village will host a family friendly Halloween Bash.

This event will feature fun activities for every age group. There will be snacks, drinks and some very special appearances. ‘Paint a Pumpkin’ with Mrs. Claus and enjoy special pricing on ‘Halloween Dip your Own Critters’. There will also be face-painting, balloon art and a fortune teller.

Wear your best costume to compete for some awesome prizes. This event is from 12-6pm.

For more info, click here.

“Hampton Haunts” A Halloween Guide for the City of Hampton

Summer may have come to an end, but as quickly as we’ve emptied the sand from our beach bags, we realize that with fall leaves comes one very exciting holiday… HALLOWEEN. Mark your calendars now for the following events during the entire month!

 Fort Monroe Ghost Walk | October 20-21

Come and discover where history meets mystery! Learn the hidden secrets of Fort Monroe’s rich 400 year history during the guided ghost walks. Special priced tickets go on sale in September. Tours are rain or shine. Please be advised that this is a walking tour and most of the areas of the tour are not handicapped accessible. This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 12. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Fort Monroe. 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 night of tour. www.fmauthority.com


Hampton Horror Tours | October 23-27 

These 60-minute tours include eerie tales of Old Hampton and the Coastal Virginia area. The tour will encounter actors portraying the first witch recorded in America, ghosts of Civil War soldiers, pirates from Blackbeard’s Crew, a speakeasy proprietor, escaped prisoners, yellow fever victims, and more characters from the city’s tales of mystery and the macabre. Each tour will include the grisly side of Hampton history; special surprises and a spooky lantern tour of the St. John’s Church graveyard, and other points of fright along Queen Street and around downtown Hampton. Hampton History Museum. 6:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. $10 advance, $12 at the door. www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org

Rocky Horror Picture Show | October 26 

Grab your fishnets, and dance your way to The American Theatre’s creature feature presentation of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW! Coming this October, audiences will TIME WARP back to the 1970s and shimmy the night away to the voices of Magenta, Frank-N-Furter & Riff Raff on The American Theatre’s silver screen. Dust off your gold sequin top hat, snap on your rubber gloves and lace up your corset for some harmless musical fun—a delightful spoof of Hollywood horror movies and Old Dark House melodramas! The American Theatre. 8:00 p.m. $10. www.hamptonarts.net

Bluebird Gap Farm Festival | October 28 

On Saturday, October 28, check out the return of the Blue Bird Gap Farm Festival! The event, held rain or shine, will include awesome activities and events like punkin’ chunkin’, live entertainment, happy hay rides, and more! There will also be craft beer and food available for purchase. Best of all, the event is free and open to the public. Bluebird Gap Farm. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Daily. Free. www.hampton.gov/bbgf


Downtown Hampton Halloween Block Party October 28

Hampton takes to the streets for a fun-filled street fair including live music by Buck Shot, cold refreshments and plenty of activities for the young and old. Dog Costume Contest at 6:30 p.m. Best Costume Contest at 8:30 p.m. Downtown Hampton. 6:00 p.m. -10:30 p.m. Free Admission. www.hamptonblockparty.com

Pumpkins!

And don’t forget about pumpkins! Wood’s Orchards Farm Market is the perfect place to find carve-worthy pumpkins this year, offering a selection ranging from $3-$45, and varying from small to very large pumpkins, with a whole field of white pumpkins. Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays

“Larry’s Revenge” at Harpoon Larry’s Newport News

Get the Halloween weekend started off right with Harpoon Larry’s Halloween party this Friday. October 28th, dress in your best costume for the chance to win a $1500 prize! Enjoy half-price crab legs, great company and party until 2am. There will be a live DJ in the building beginning at 10pm.

For more info, check out Harpoon Larry’s Facebook Page.

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.

Family

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!

 

Horror

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.

 

Party

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.

 

“Haunted Horse Rides” in Downtown Hampton

Grab the family and come out for “Trick or Treating with the Headless Horseman”! Enjoy free candy, spooky scenery and ‘Haunted Horse Rides’ at the historic Hampton Carousel. This event is Friday through Sunday, October 28, 29 and 30, 11-8pm. Carousel Park will be decorated for the season of ghosts and goblins, with costumed carousel staff giving out candy to visitors.

The beautifully carved and painted horses will also be decorated, with one of the horses occupied by the infamous Headless Horseman. Entry to the carousel pavilion and Halloween candy are free. Rides on the carousel are just $1.00! This is definitely something fun and different for the whole family.

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page.

“Boozlefest” at Oozlefinch

Come out for the First Annual ‘Boozlefest’ Halloween party and costume contest at Oozlefinch on Sunday, October 30th from 1-11p! Make this your Halloween destination and hang out all day or night. Bring your friends and don’t forget to wear your best costume.  There will also be a super competitive Cornhole tournament, so round-up your best 2-man team to win the grand prize.

Oozlefinch is happy to welcome your four-legged friends as well! Dress your dog in a costume to gain much respect from the staff. We’re still waiting on event details but food and other activities should be out soon.

For more info, visit the Facebook Event Page.

“Halloween Tours” at Endview Plantation

This is the perfect way to spend your Friday night and set the mood for Halloween. On Friday October 21st, join the folks at Endview Plantation for an evening tour of the historic 1769 house and property. Guests will hear first-person accounts of experiences and events related to the site’s rich history, including tales of strange happenings on the property. This is a unique after-sunset program that is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit.

You must experience the ambiance of Endview Plantation firsthand. Guided tours start at 7pm and depart every 20 minutes. The last tour leaves at 8.40pm. Admission is $8 per adult and $6 per child (ages 7-18). Wear comfortable shoes and prepare yourself to navigate some uneven terrain. Flashlights are recommended.

For more info, visit www.endview.org