Halloween is definitely one of our family’s favorite holidays. We all enjoy decorating the house and yard and getting dressed up for trick or treating. We are fortunate to have a number of activities close to home which give us the opportunity to enjoy Halloween all month long. Here are a few of the best we’ve found:
- Shocktober in Leesburg. Located at Paxton Manor they claim to be the only truly haunted house in LoCo. Attractions include the Haunted Manor, Well of Souls, and the Fun Tunnel. Tickets are $10-50.
- The Haunted Forest at Halloween Woods in Sterling. On the grounds of an old boarding school at Algonkian Park, a caretaker dressed as a clown terrorizes visitors. There is also Haunted Fun house, tickets are $18-25.
- Leesburg Hauntings. The Loudoun Museum offers a 90 minute walking tour of haunted homes and businesses in downtown Leesburg. Space is limited, tours will be held on October 23 & 24 and tickets are $20 online.
- Fields of Fear in Centreville. Over 20 acres of fear at the Cox Farm corn field, zombie zoo, and the Darkside Hayride. They also have a Firegrounds with games and concessions, prices start at $13.
- Bradley Farm Haunted House in Herndon. The Bradley Farm barn turns into a nightmare on October 23rd & 24th. They recommend children 8 and under use the Kids Haunt, and they also have a full slate of entertainment. The least expensive attraction on our list, tickets are only $5.
- Field of Screams in Olney, MD. This is definitely worth the trip across the river. Our softball team experienced all the activities here last year and it was a blast. You should plan to spend 2-3 hours and tickets range from $15-83.
- Scream City in Washington DC. From the creators of Field of Screams and housed in the DC Armory, Scream City is getting rave reviews. It’s brand new this year and we haven’t been yet but it looks pretty intense. Tickets are $30-40.
- Harpers Ferry Hallows in Harpers Ferry, WV. If you are looking for more action and less spooky, check out the outdoor adventures by River Riders. Climb through tree tops, take a hayride, and zipline under the moon. Plan on spending a few hours, tickets start at $158.
- Halloween Block Party in Purcellville. Hands down the least scary option what we’ve found. Held on October 30 in downtown Purcellville there will be costume contests, a wolf howling contest, kids attractions and street vendors. The party lasts from 5:00 – 9:00.
Enjoy these and if you have any others we’d love to hear from you!