Here are four can't-miss events to help you make the most of your Virginia fall!

If you're someone who lives for turning leaves, pumpkin spice, and all things spooky, here are some fun events to spice up your Virginia fall!


Courtesy of Busch Gardens Williamsburg (Facebook)

WHEN: September 15–October 28
WHERE: Busch Gardens (Williamsburg, VA)
CONTACT: Click here or call 1-757-229-4386

Coming back to scare the life out of willing visitors is Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream! You can tread through their indoor and outdoor mazes and different-themed scare zones around the park to see what's lurking around the corner. There are also escape rooms, party zones, Halloween bars, and more. And beware of riding the park's rides -- you might just come face-to-face with something from your nightmares!

Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival

Courtesy of Great Country Farms (Facebook)

WHEN: October 1-31
WHERE: Great Country Farms (Bluemont, VA)
CONTACT: Click here or call 540-554-2073

Bring the whole family out for a great day at the Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival! Pick out some pumpkins to decorate your home, line up to feed a pumpkin to the legendary P-Rex, watch pig races, try to make it through their corn maze, roast marshmallows, and help the little ones burn some energy in the five-acre play area. And don't forget to try the Farms' cider donuts -- you won't regret it!


Courtesy of Shocktober (Facebook)

WHEN: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from October 5 to November 4
WHERE:601 Catoctin Cir NE (Leesburg, VA)
CONTACT: Click here or call 571-918-9692

You definitely won't forget any night you spend at Shocktober, that's for sure! Wander through the haunted Paxton Manor and its basement (called the Carnival of Souls) where over 100 cast and crew are waiting to give you quite the scare. And this year, they're introducing three new attractions, such as the Escape Paxton escape room where you have just five minutes to make it out!

Goblins and Gourds

Courtesy of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (Facebook)

WHEN: October 28 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
WHERE: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (Richmond, VA)
CONTACT: Click here or call 804-262-9887

Get your kids into the Halloween spirit at Goblins and Gourds! The Children's Garden features pumpkin decoration, live music, and storytelling. There will also be demonstrations in gourd and pumpkin carving, blacksmithing, vermiculture, and more!

From the spooky to the pumpkiny, there are a plethora of ways to enjoy the Virginia fall! What did we miss? Tell us in the comments below!

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