Pumpkin spice is out in full force, scarecrows wave from mazed cornfields, candy and costumes line the aisles… Halloween is officially here! Time to stock up on cotton cobwebs, carve a grin into your pumpkin and bust a move doing the Monster Mash.

Looking for the most shocking ways to celebrate the spooky season? Have no fear, Loudoun County has plenty of haunting events and seasonal attractions to give you a spine-tingling good time this October. Check out our thrilling array of Halloween revelry — the scary part will be deciding what to do first!


Ready for some PG-13 spooks? Northern Virginia’s only REAL Haunted House is not for the faint of heart. Built in the 1800s, the foreboding Shocktober mansion features more than 100 cast and crew to create the ultimate haunted house experience. Whether you’re looking for fun and unique weekend entertainment or are hunting for just the right Halloween attraction, you won’t want to miss a paranormal night at Shocktober. Are you brave enough to face the horrors around every eerie corner of Carlheim Manor?

Air & Scare

Explore the scary side of space at “Air & Scare,” the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center’s annual Halloween event on October 26th. Participate in creepy crafts, spooky science experiments and other Halloween-themed activities like trick-or-treating among the planes, helicopters and rare aircraft. Arrive in costume to get into the Halloween spirit. Fear of flying encouraged!

Loudoun Museum's Hauntings

Discover "the Real Nightlife of Leesburg!" The Loudoun Museum’s 60-75 minute walking tours take guests through historic downtown Leesburg, VA to various “spirited” locations. You’ll be guided to homes & businesses where costumed storytellers will tell ghostly tales of the town. Hear about the widow who fought to keep her house and has never left. (She even helps with the housework.) Beware of the Civil War Colonel who watches over office staff during the day and look out for other spirits that do more than go bump in the night - Boo!

Leesburg Halloween Parade

Hosted since 1957, the Leesburg Halloween Parade is the longest running Halloween parade east of the Mississippi! Join in the Halloween fun at Loudoun's premier Halloween parade on the big day — October 31st. Starting at 6 pm over 100 police, fire, and rescue units, high school marching bands, decorated floats, classic cars, walkers, and more will make their way from Ida Lee Park, through Historic Downtown Leesburg, all the way to Safeway down King Street. Thousands of Halloween lovers along the one-mile route will be entertained and delighted with candy and other Halloween treats!

Loudoun's Largest Halloween Party

Is your version of “trick-or-treating” tasting your way through the LoCo Ale Trail? Then Loudoun’s Largest Halloween Party is your scream come true! Celebrate Halloween with this all-inclusive beer and food festival at The National Conference Center on November 2. More than 25 breweries from the LoCo Ale Trail will be onsite pouring a variety of devilishly delicious beers and Loudoun wine. The National’s Executive Chef will also prepare a gourmet menu of pork sliders with house-made sauces, hot dogs (including vegan dogs), sides of coleslaw and bbq chips. Channel the boogey-man as you boogie to the live DJ, and dress in your Halloween best for the costume contest at 4PM — prizes will be awarded! How’s that for a “Hoppy” Halloween?! 

Keep your goosebumps going all weekend long when you book “The Scariest Weekend in Loudoun” stay at The National! Get 2 tickets to Loudoun’s Largest Halloween party, Shocktober and more!

9th Annual Purcellville Halloween Block Party 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019

We’ve been waiting for such a night To practice Mayhem and Mischief and other such frights Where The werewolves will howl; and the...

Halloween Bark Bash Downtown One Loudoun

Saturday, October 26, 2019

The Halloween Bark Bash at One Loudoun is an outdoor, Halloween-themed festival, bringing together local businesses, animal rescue...

Halloween Party at Hunter's Head Tavern

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Get ready for a wicked good time at your favorite "Haunted Tavern". Enjoy people & pet costume contest, haunted hors d'oeuvres,...

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat

Friday, October 25, 2019

Happy Halloween! Let's come together as a community to celerate! MTC is hosting our first ever Trunk-or-Treat! Join us Friday, October...

Leesburg Halloween Parade

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Loudoun County's premier parade is coming on Thurssday, October 31--the 63rd annual Leesburg Kiwanis Halloween Parade. Starting at 6 pm...

Loudoun's Largest Halloween Party

Saturday, November 02, 2019

The LoCo Ale Trail and National Conference Center invite you to celebrate Halloween with an all inclusive beer and food festival. More...

Not So Scary Halloween Party

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Come have some Halloween fun with us! There will be pumpkin-decorating, trick-or-treating, costume fun, yummy food and of course play...

Air & Scare

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Explore the spooky side of air and space at Air & Scare, our annual Halloween event at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in...

Ghost, Goblins, & Ghouls Spooktacular 5K & Scarecrow Sprint

Saturday, October 26, 2019

With Halloween in the air, come run the 10th running of the Ghost, Goblins & Ghouls Spooktacular 5k & Scarecrow Sprint Fun Run...


Saturday, October 26, 2019

Join us for our annual SPOOKTACULAR event! The entire building will be transformed into a Halloween Town, with fun activities for all...

Spooktacular Kids Pizza Party at matchbox one loudoun

Saturday, October 26, 2019

become a real pizza maker! Our hands-on pizza making classes will please any small chef. Join us for a Halloween-themed Kids Pizza...

Pumpkin Carving + Scary Movie Night

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Nothing gets us more in the Halloween spirit than carving pumpkins and watching scary movies… so why not combine the two? We will...

Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival

Monday, October 14, 2019 - Thursday, October 31, 2019

Enjoy everything fall as we celebrate the last harvest of the season... pumpkins! Pick the perfect pumpkin, cheer on the pigs in the...

Pumpkin Chunkin'

Saturday, November 02, 2019 - Sunday, November 03, 2019

Bring your Jack-O-Lantern and give it a proper send-off! Smash it yourself at our Silo Drop and the Zip Wire Sploosh. Or, bring your...

Pumpkin Village and Fall Festival

Monday, October 14, 2019 - Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Pumpkin Village is Leesburg Animal Park’s signature Fall Festival. From mid-September to early November, the Park is all about fall,...

2019 Temple Hall Fall Festival

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - Sunday, November 03, 2019

Celebrate the harvest at our farm during the remarkable Temple Hall Fall Festival — six weeks of autumnal adventures at Temple Hall...

2019 Temple Hall Fall Festival

Monday, October 14, 2019 - Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Celebrate the harvest at our farm during the remarkable Temple Hall Fall Festival — six weeks of autumnal adventures at Temple Hall...

Amazing Farm Fun @ Ticonderoga Farms Fall Festival

Monday, October 14, 2019 - Sunday, November 03, 2019

The festival includes hands on pick your own pumpkins, spooky fun zones, hayrides, Pedal karts, hillside slides and tunnels, giant...

Fall Farm Market

Sunday, October 20, 2019

For three upcoming Sundays this fall, sip wine and shop local, organic, and seasonal products at Greenhill's fall farm markets!...

Fall Festival at 50 West Vineyard

Friday, October 18, 2019 - Saturday, October 19, 2019

Celebrate the fall season with us at 50 West Vineyards as we fire up the firepits, roast s’mores and take in the gorgeous views of the...

Dinner Under the Stars - Farm to Table Fall Feast

Friday, October 18, 2019

Join your friends and neighbors for our second Dinner Under the Stars farm-to-table meal right on the grounds of the historic Old Stone...

Homeless Animals Rescue Team's Woofs & Whiskers Fall Fest

Sunday, October 20, 2019

HART's Woofs & Whiskers Fall Fest will feature arts & crafts vendors, local business vendors, fabulous raffle prizes and silent...

Top Gun Fall Brawl

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - Sunday, October 20, 2019

Join us for the Top Gun Fall Brawl October 12-13 at the Potomack Lakes Sportsplex.

Ghost Sugar at B Chord

Friday, November 08, 2019

Friday Nov 8, 2019 Ghost Sugar FREE SHOW B Chord Brewing 8pm With a perfect balance of traditional bluegrass standards and creative...

Shocktober Haunted House

Friday, October 18, 2019 - Saturday, November 02, 2019

Are you brave enough to face the horrors around every corner of Carlheim Manor’s Haunted Mansion? Welcome to Shocktober’s at Carlheim...

Haunted Ropes Course

Friday, October 18, 2019 - Saturday, October 26, 2019

From October 11 until Halloween night every Friday & Saturday night from 6pm – 10pm Summit Ropes turns into a haunted ropes...