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October 6-28, 30-31–Harrisonburg.
Are you looking for your worst fears to come true? Join us at 6340 Oak Shade Road for our two attractions: Fear Forest, the haunted woods trail and Fear Crops, a hay wagon ride and laser tag. This attraction contains claustrophobic passageways, sudden scares, loud noises, simulated scenes of violence, extended periods in total darkness and if you do not touch the live creatures, they will not touch you. For schedule visit www.fearforest.net/schedule.html.
October 6-Nov. 5–Luray.
Join us at DarkWood Manor, 104 N. Hawksbill Street, every Friday-Sunday and Nov. 4th-5th. For over 17 years we have created a theatrical and interactive attraction based on original stories. We combined detailed sets, movie quality make-up and talented actors to create a scary and unique haunted house experience. Each year we tell a new story surrounding the legend of the Manor. 540-713-5617.
Massanutten Resort’s Encounters Lounge dare you to join them for the spookiest Halloween bash in the area, the 9th Annual Thrill on the Hill. Featuring a DJ, music, costume contests, a full-service bar, food, and huge prizes for 21years old and older. 540-289-9441.
October 28–Mount Jackson.
Apple Harvest Festival at various places in town from 9am-5pm. Apple Harvest Festival at various places in town. Featuring, arts/crafts, food vendors, beer garden, children’s activities and local homemade apple butter. Also music by Rock Bottom Band, Fly Birds and Bud’s Collective. Proceeds benefit Shen-Paco Industries. 540-477-2121.
Beverley Street will be closed during our Halloween event starting at 10am. Stores will be handing out treats/giveaways to all the children. There will also be a costume contest held at the Pavilion across from 202 South Lewis Street. 540-332-3867.
October 28–New Market.
“It is a damp and dreary night. The ground is muddy with puddles of water everywhere. It is Sunday May 15, 1864, the evening after the Battle of New Market. The sights, sounds, and smells of the battlefield are all around you” . . . With these words, the stage is set for the Spirits of New Market tours presented at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War. Costumed historical interpreters will take visitors back in time to the aftermath of the battle. Tours begin at 7pm. 1-866-515-1864.
October 28–New Market.
American Legion Post 166 will hold their Annual Craft Show at 202 E. Old Cross Road. Homemade apple butter, a variety of crafts and more. 540-740-3437.
Halloween on Court Square, 100 North Main Street is our annual tradition. Merchants will be giving out treats to the children. Mask making and many other children’s activities. This event is free and open to the public. 540-459-3621.
What a great way to celebrate the holiday weekend with your family than at the Big Fun Fall Festival at C.F.Richards Christian School. There will be fun for everyone with games, prizes, bounce house, cake walk, hay rides. Also funnel cakes, snow cones, taco salad, pizza, popcorn, cookies, and more from noon-4pm. 540-886-4984.
Come to the Cecil F. Gilkerson Activity Center, 305 South Dogwood Drive, from 9am-3pm and shop for all your Holiday gifts at our Annual Holiday Craft Show. Admission is free. Food and crafts will be available for purchase throughout the day. 540-433-9168.
The Wildlife Center of Virginia’s Annual Gala will be held at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel. Activities include a cocktail/hors d’oeuvre reception hosted by some of the Center’s education animals. A silent/live auction featuring inexpensive delights to breathtaking jewelry, travel packages, artwork and more. Proceeds support the Center’s work with thousands of patients. Tickets are $125.00 per person. 540-942-9453 or www.wildlifecenter.org/gala-rsvp.
16th Annual Open Studio at Solace Studios fine handcrafts, 193 W. Spotswood Trail, from 10am-5pm. Featuring the work of owner marbling fiber artist Barb Polin along with original handcrafts by over 250 Virginia and National craftsmen. Light edibles, wine tasting. Weekend specials and gift certificate giveaways. For more information call 540-298-5222.
Bring your family treasures and heirlooms to Belle Grove’s Annual Antiques Appraisal and Traditional Crafts Fair from 10am-4pm. Appraisals are $10.00 for one item and three for $25.00. 540-869-2028.
The Kernstown Battlefield and House at 610 Battle Park Drive, will be open free of charge from noon-4 pm for all active duty military, veterans, first responders and their families. There will be special tours, activities and refreshments will be provided. Civil War era cannons will be on display. Also we have a golf cart for those needing assistance. 757-593-8227.
The Shoppes at Mauzy, 10559 N. Valley Pike, has been decorated for their Christmas Open House. Shop in this early 1800’s Stagecoach Inn, filled with an eclectic blend of antiques, handcrafted items and more. Also visit the General Store/Jail/Schoolhouse and the Ice House, each continuing with a theme of its own. 540-896-9867.
The Annual Gala concert at Eastern Mennonite University is the music’s department’s opening celebration of the winter holiday season and their major fundraisiser. This annual event that showcases the breadth of musical talent of EMU’s music department. Suggested donations are $10.00 per person and will benefit the music scholarship fund. 540-432-4225.
November 11–Shenandoah Caverns.
Annual Shenandoah Uncorked Festival at the Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns. With over 10 Virginia wineries, great food, unique crafts and a variety of kid’s activities, there’s something for everyone. The festival begins at 10am and wine stops pouring at 4:30pm. Admission is free. Wine tasting is only $15.00 and includes a souvenir wine glass. Also explore Shenandoah Caverns right next door, you’ll get a special discount with your festival wristband. www.shenandoahcaverns.com or 540-477-3115.
November 11–New Market.
2nd Annual Fairway 5k fundraiser is held at the Community Park, 9670 Cadet Road. To register the day of the run/walk show up at the Town Office, 9418 John Seveir Road, promptly at 7am. Everyone is encouraged to participate. Strollers are welcome but encouraged to start at the back of the pack. Dogs are unfortunately not allowed. To register or more information call 540-740-3432.
November 11-12–National Parks.
In observance of Veterans Day All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.Third party services are not included unless stated otherwise. We want to see you out enjoying the more than 400 national parks across the system. There are natural, cultural and historical gems to choose from and with so many options, you’re bound to find a park that speaks to you. 540-999-3500.
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