Halloween has come to Virginia Beach, and we’re celebrating all things thrills and chills in style this year. From spooky fun to straight-up frights, we’ve got you covered. Here are some festive places doing Halloween right this year. Try them all, if you dare.
SEPTEMBER 25 - OCTOBER 31
Hunt Club Farm
Celebrate the fall season at the Harvest Festival at Hunt Club with farm animals you can pet, pony rides, farm-tour hayrides, and even more fun on the weekend with carnival rides, novelty vendors, and a DJ with music. Stop by the GIANT pumpkin page and choose from a huge collection of pumpkins and gourds! When the sun goes down, come back for Haunted Hunt Club’s Halloween Festival, featuring the Death Alley, Forbidden Fields, the Haunted Hayride, and the Village of the Dead. The popular Halloween Festival has been scaring Virginia Beach locals and visitors for over 30 years.
Calling all ghouls and goblins! Enter the 2021 Town and Treat Costume Contest to show off your festive attire. Children 12 and under can enter one of three categories: "Cutest", "Scariest", and "Most Creative". Leashed, well-behaved dogs are permitted to enter the "Best Dressed" Dog Costume Contest. Attendees can enjoy Trick or Treating at Town Center businesses, activity stations, roaming characters, games, music, cotton candy, costume contest and more!
OCTOBER 29 - 30
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
The annual Wicked 10K is a fun, creative and festive race along the beautiful Virginia Beach Boardwalk, that will have you in the Halloween spirit in no time. Runners are encouraged to dress in costumes and compete in a post-race costume contest for a chance to win great prizes. Do the monster mash to celebrate at the huge post-race party on the beach with plenty of live music, food and drinks. For a shorter race, the Old Point National Bank Monster Mile and Mini Monster 1K, presented by Bon Secours In Motion, are available for runners of all experience levels.
Located less than an hours’ drive from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s annual Halloween celebration is filled with thrills and chills of the best kind. During the day, the park explores the lighter side of Halloween that is fun for kids of all ages but, once the sun goes down, the screams begin. This year, the park is celebrating 20 years of scares with more horrors than ever before, including immersive haunted houses, themed scare zones, mind-bending escape rooms, and a huge selection of Halloween-themed shows.
At over 30 years in operation, Nightmare Mansion, located at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, is Virginia Beach’s longest-running haunted house, and they’re not slowing down. Test your bravery in the dark and narrow corridors filled with unspeakable evil around every corner. The unmissable mansion, which you can walk through at your own pace, is filled with live actors and is truly intense and terrifying. This attraction is absolutely not recommended for children.