Great 8 Happenings: Halloween Season

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Looking for ways to spend your last weekend before Halloween? 8News has you covered.

Multi-Day Events

Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games: Celebration of Celtic heritage and culture, including songs, dances, highland games, rugby, whiskey and food


Where: Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 East Laburnum Avenue; Richmond, Virginia 23222

When: Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cost: $15/Day, $25/2 Day in advance.  $20/Day, $30/ 2 Day at Gates

Cheapfest VII: All day music festival, featuring over 60 bands over two days, with each band playing 15-minute sets

Where: Strange Matter, 929 West Grace Street; Richmond, Virginia 23220

When: Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Cost: $5 – $10 suggested donation




Created Equal Film Series at the Virginia Historical Society: Chisholm ’72 – Unbought and Unbossed: Part of a Civil Rights/Equality film series put on by the VHS, the film recounts the election of 1972 and the unlikely emergence of Shirley Chisholm, a determined, prim and unapologetically liberal black woman with a powerful message

Where: Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia 23220

When: 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

MC Chris, MC Lars, Mega Ran, live at Strange Matter: Nerdcore rapper and comedian MC Chris of Aqua Teen Hunger Force fame performs live at Strange Matter

Where: Strange Matter, 929 West Grace Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220

When: 7 p.m.

Cost: $15 at the door

The English Beat, Featuring Dave Wakeling, live at the National: Late 70s New Wave band, known for the song “Save it For Later”

Where: The National, 708 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219

When: Doors at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.

Cost: $23



The Big Payback: A Tribute to James Brown celebrates their 10th year anniversary: Richmond’s favorite James Brown cover band, some will say its better than the real thing.

Where: The Broadberry, 2729 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220

When: Doors at 8 p.m., Show starts at 9 p.m.

Cost: $10 in advance, $12 day of show


Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival: A fall pumpkin festival with a Halloween costume competition, live music, food trucks and beer

Where: The Boulevard on Leigh Street (by Movieland Theater) to Broad Street.

When: 12 – 6 p.m.

Cost: free to attend, though food and drink is not



Goblins and Gourds: Harvest celebration with live music, pumpkin decorating, storytelling and good green fun in the Children’s Garden.

Where: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

When: 1 – 4 p.m.

Cost: Adults $13, Seniors $11, Military $10, Children (3-12) $8, Children (under 3) Free, Members Free

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