Halloween seems to come and go with a blink of an eye, leaving many of us scrambling last minute to master a 10-hour DIY, Pinterest costume in less than 20 minutes (admit it- it happens to the best of us!) It can also be overwhelming to find the best trick-or-treat route for the children and to top it off, you will hoard mounds of candy at home and at work that you will presumably eat within a week.

Let this guide help take the stress off of your Halloween- your family will be impressed (because they may not be impressed with that 10 minute, DIY costume idea)! Here are some fun Halloween events happening throughout Loudoun today! Use hashtag #LoveLoudoun to show us your Halloween costumes!

Hot Dog! It’s Halloween at Middleburg Community Center: Hot Dog! It's Halloween!All ages are welcome to this FREE event! Hot dog dinner for adults and children will be provided. Dress in your best costume and parade through the town to trick or treat at local businesses! Parade begins at 5pm & dinner is provided at 5:30 pm 

Kiwanis Leesburg Halloween ParadeKiwanis Halloween Parade in Downtown Leesburg: Join thousands of costumed neighbors and friends at one of the oldest Halloween parades in the country! Police, fire and rescue units, high school bands, floats, decorated vehicles and many more will be tossing candy along the 1-mile route on Kings Street from Ida Lee Park to Safeway and the Virginia Village Shopping Center.

Yappy Hour Costume Contest: Yappy Hour Costume ContestAre your fur babies considered your “real” babies?! Dress your pup to impress! A paw-some costume contest will be held from 5-7 pm. Delicious food and drinks will be served & a portion of the proceeds will go to Middleburg Humane Society. At Gold Cup Terrace at Salamander Resort

Leesburg Haunted Brew CrawlLeesburg Haunted Brew Crawl: Calling all beer lovers (21+)! Learn about the history of Leesburg and the tales of spirits at the 1st ever Historic Leesburg Haunted Brew Crawl through historic, downtown Leesburg. Stops at several local breweries will let you enjoy a few beers along the way!

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I witch you a very Happy Halloween!