Great 8 Happenings: Second week in October


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The air is getting cooler, the days are getting shorter and Halloween season is heating up.

Here’s this week’s list of what to do on the weekend.



Creepy Hollow Scream Park: Haunted series of attractions that includes spooky scenery, illusions and scary surprises … includes walking tours through Scream Forest, haunted Staples Mill, and Axl’s Fun House

Where: 14437 Stone Horse Creek Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059

When: Friday and Saturday, Gates open at 7 p.m., walkthroughs start at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are sold until 11 p.m.

Cost: $24 per person


Gourds, Goblets and Ghouls Festival: Pumpkins, hayrides, trips through a corn maze, wine and beer

Where: Hanover Vegetable Farm, 13580 Ashland Road, Ashland, VA 23005

When: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost: $15 at the door, children under 3 are free, pumpkins cost $8


The Manchester Manifestival: Live music, art, food, drinks, vendors, yoga, kiddie corner … aimed at promoting growth in the Manchester area

Where: Brewer’s Cafe, Manchester

When: Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost: free to attend, plus purchases

Pumpkin Patch Days: Drum Circle and free chili and s’mores around the campfire

Where: Ginter Park United Methodist Church, 101 West Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23227

When: 6:30 p.m.

Cost: free


Once Upon a Vine hosts Oktoberfest: 12th annual Oktoberfest, featuring food, drinks, live DJ and cornhole

Where: Once Upon a Vine, 4009 MacArthur Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23227

When: Saturday, 1 – 5 p.m.

Cost: $10 admission, includes all you can eat and drink, for an extra $5 get a glass to take home


OystoberFest: Raw, steamed and fried oysters + at least 12 beers on tap, all supplied by Rappahannock River Oyster Company

Where: St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 3602 Hawthorne Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23222

When: Saturday, Noon – 6 p.m.

Cost: free to attend (though $2 donation recommended), plus cost of food and drinks

Harvest Festival at Meadow Farm: Celebrate the harvest with the whole family; features a Farmer’s Market and hands-on activities and demonstrations like candle dipping, apple pressing, tractor rides

Where: Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060

When: Saturday, Noon – 4 p.m.

Cost: Free


Rage Richmond Party with DJ Williams Projekt: The DJ Williams Projekt, The Breaks, Williams and Jones and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe live at the Broadberry

Where: The Broadberry

When: 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show

Cost: $15

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