Augusta Expoland events: Tool Sale on the 2nd-4th; Monthly Indoor/Outdoor Market and Yard Sale on the 4th; Heritage Promotions Antique Show and Sale on the 10th-12th; Poultry Sale and Coleman Farm Equipment Consignment Sale on the 18th; C’ville-Albemarle KC Dog Show on the 25th-26th; Taste of Home Cooking Show on the 28th; Kids Fun Night on the 31th. 540-377-2552 or 540-943-3976.
“Chili Fest”–Enjoy a variety of savory chilies while filling your day with family fun. There will be pumpkin carving, candy apples to chairlift rides and a family movie night. Season Passes will be on sale, and you’ll want to stop by the gear swap which will help support the Wintergreen Ski Patrol on the 3rd-5th. Then on the17th-19th and 24th-26th we will have our “Harvest Fest”. We’ll end the month with features that are family friendly and Halloween fun with spooktacular activities for all ages. All events are at Wintergreen Resort. 1-855-699-1858.
Hill High Farm at 933 Barley Lane will host Haunted Nightmares. Experience for yourself the supernatural terror each step forward you take. When asked this question: how long they will be at the mercy of the creatures inside, we always respond with “How fast can you run?” 540-667-7377.
October 3-Nov. 1–Luray.
DarkWood Manor, 104 North Hawksbill Street, is a haunted house attraction. This isn’t your father’s old spook house. We don’t recommend anyone under 10 years of age go through, but it is left up to the parents. There are security guards on duty and security video cameras in use. 540-743-2408.
October 3-Nov. 1–Harrisonburg.
Are you looking for your worst fears to come true? Then join us at Fear Forest, where only the trees can hear you scream or at our new attraction “Fear Crops” which puts you on a wagon shooting zombies and they shoot back, just like an interactive video game, but don’t get too distracted or you just might not make it out. Both events are held a 6340 Oak Shade Road. Admission fee. For full schedule or special offers call 540-289-3449 or http://fearforest.net/.
Rockingham County Fair Grounds events: Virginia Power Pull: Truck and Tractor Pull on the 4th; C&E Gun Show on the 11th-12th; Gem and Mineral Show on the 25th-26th. For times and admission fee call 540-434-0005.
The Edinburg Heritage Foundation will present the 4th Annual Art Show at the Edinburg Mill. Over 150 original artworks by Shenandoah Valley artists will be on display and for sale by more than 40 artists. There will be works in the following mediums: painting, drawing, sculpture, pottery, etching, photography, wood carving, wood turning, wearable art, glasswork, and hooked and quilted small wall hangings in a wide range of prices. A portion of each sale will go to the Heritage Foundation’s Save The Mill Fund. 540-984-8400.
October 16–Front Royal.
Above the Influence Day 2014 will be celebrated in Warren County at Bing Crosby Stadium, 6:30-7:30 pm. There will be musical performances by talented local students, guest speakers and more. The event will culminate with a Luminaries Lighting Ceremony. The general public is invited to attend this important show of encouragement and support for the youth of Warren County! Above the Influence Day 2014 is sponsored by the Warren Coalition; supporting a safe, healthy and drug free Warren County. firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Octobeer Fest” at the Old Town Walking Mall. German music will provide entertainment, as local/regional breweries offer their products for sample and sale. Vendors will be featuring a variety of merchandise and food. Other activities will include traditional German games, crafts, free face painting, marionettes/puppet shows and more. Also herren and frauen come dressed in your best lederhosen and dirndls for the costume contest on the 17th. Admission fee is $5.00 and children 12 and under are free. 540-722-7576.
Get ready for “Apple Day” at the Stonewall Jackson House, 8 East Washington Street, from11am-3pm. Try our freshly pressed apple cider, enjoy crafts and games for the whole family and live music. All activities are free to participate in. There is a admission fee for the house tour. 540-464-7704.
Children’s Harvest Festival, from 1-5pm, at James Madison University’s Frances Plecker Educational Center. A free festival with dance exhibitions/lessons, crafts, singers, musical instrument performance/demonstrations, story time, trail tours, snacks, seed collecting trail activity and much more. Horse drawn wagon rides are available for the whole family with ticket purchase. 540-568-3194.
Join us for Friends’ 10th Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser and enjoy a fun evening with great food, fine music, and wonderful people from 6-9pm at the Woodstock Moose Club, 152 Moose Road. Your attendance and contributions help build a stronger organization to serve the needs of the river. Individual ticket is $45.00 or you can sponsor the Fry for $150.00 or choose another sponsorship level. 540-459-8550.
“AutumnFest” at Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, from 11am-6pm. BBQ, pony rides, art/crafts, kids activities, log splitting competition and more. Live music by the “Moondog Medicine Show”. Also local wine, beer and bourbon tastings. Door prize drawing for a free grill from Lowes. Admission is $10.00, $15.00 includes wine tasting, children 16 and under are free. 540-459-2542.
Fall Festival at Timber Ridge Old Stone Presbyterian Church. Savor homemade brunswick stew and apple butter. Also a bake/yard sale, pumpkin patch, arts/crafts, and bluegrass music. 540-377-2239.
Learn English and Reading Now (LEARN) will provide training for those interested in tutoring basic literacy or English to speakers of other languages on Saturday, from 9am until 4pm at the United Way Offices. This training is free as well as lunch and snacks. Any interested person over the age of 18 can call the LEARN office at 540-245-5136 for more information or to register for the training. Registration deadline is October 15th.
Fall Foliage Bike Festival at Shelburne Middle School, 300 Grubert Avenue. An event where hundreds of cyclists of all ages and abilities, gather to ride together. On Saturday evening after the ride, we are hosting a free street party in downtown Staunton. An entire city block will be closed to traffic and open to entertainment. A live band will be playing from 5-8:30pm. Everyone is invited to this event. 540-448-0870.
28th Annual Autumn Days Arts and Crafts Festival in front of the Elkton Elementary School, held rain or shine. The festival offers crafts, local artists, great entertainment and food. A great day for all ages, so bring a chair and relax. 540-298-9441.
150th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek at Cedar Creek Battlefield. This unique opportunity also includes a children’s activities tent, Sutler Row, reenactments with grandstand seating, food, night firing of cannons, guided tours, a luminary commemoration service, and so much more. Admission fee. 540-869-3051.
“Spookcessible” a Halloween event for children with special needs at Jim Barnett Park from 10-11am. Search for easily accessible non-spooky ghosts to turn in for treats. Then head over to the pumpkin patch to look for a gourd. Free event. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the gym at Jim Barnett Park. To register call 540-667-1815.
October 25–New Market.
Spirits of New Market Evening Lantern Tours every 15 minutes between 7-8:45pm at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, 8895 George Collins Parkway. Experience the tales of the Virginia Military Institute Cadets as they recount their historic involvement in the May 15th, 1864 battle. Costumed interpreters will share spine tingling stories as they bring to life those who lived this amazing story. Admission fee. 540-740-3101 or 1-866-515-1864.
The Virginia Horse Center’s 1st Craft Beer Fest from noon-5:30pm. Featuring 30 craft beers, live music by Andy Crawford, and Christmas crafts and gifts. Something for the entire family. There will be a quick transition and we will be having a Beer Garden and a Martial Arts MMA fight in the cage beginning at 6:30pm. There will be an additional charge for the second show. 540-464-2953.
Halloween on Court Square. Featuring mask making, pumpkin painting, story telling, trick-or-treating, inflatable maze, magic show and more. This is the only opportunity for children 5-12 years old to register to win the honor of lighting the town Christmas tree with the mayor at this year’s Light Up Woodstock Celebration, on December 5. In the event of rain outdoor activities will be canceled. 540-459-3621.