Haunted Hollow VA
Through Oct. 27, 7-10 p.m.
If you’re in search of a pleasant walk in the park, it’s best to avoid this terror-filled trail on the premises of a haunted farm where diary entries weave Civil War history into the gory lore of the property. This event is recommended for guests ages 13 and up. // 8275 Maple Tree Lane, Warrenton; $18
Alexandria’s Original Ghost and Graveyard Tour
Through Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.; Additional tours on Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m.
As you stroll through the streets of Old Town by lantern light, get freaked out by ghost stories and unsolved mysteries from guides in period costumes. This event is recommended for guests ages 9 and up. // Ramsay House Visitors Center: 221 King Street, Alexandria; $15
Cox Farms Fields of Fear
Through Nov. 3, 7:30-11 p.m.
Featuring a “Cornightmare” cornfield filled with clowns and a lost circus-themed “Dark Side” hayride, the Fields of Fear are a destination for teens and adults in search of a night of fright. This event is recommended for guests ages 12 and up. // Cox Farms: 15621 Braddock Rd., Centreville; $15
Through Nov. 3
FrightFind.com dubbed this mind-bending maze one of Virginia’s top haunts in 2016. Since then, it’s only gotten creepier and more horrifying for those who dare to venture in. The 55-acre workhouse’s historic past as a correctional facility only adds to the ghostly spectacle. // Workhouse Arts Center: 9518 Workhouse Road, Lorton; $20
Through Oct. 28, Times vary
Commemorate October with the godfather of eerie, macabre mystery himself. The life of Edgar Allan Poe is told in musical form, with his own gothic prose and poetry weaved into the lyrics. This show brought the Creative Cauldron Theater its first Helen Hayes Award nomination in 2011. // Creative Cauldron: 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church; $20-$32
Through Nov. 4
Nothing says Halloween like a spooky and frightful haunted house. Every weekend throughout October, patrons can experience the haunted legend of Paxton Manor in Leesburg. These attractions, including the new Escape Paxton escape room, are not for the faint of heart, as they are described as PG-13 scary. // Paxton Manor: 601 Catoctin Circle NE, Leesburg; $35
Hauntingly Historic Occoquan Ghost Tours
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8-10 p.m.
These two-hour ghost tours are available year round, but are particularly popular this time of year. // Depart from the Rockledge Mansion: 440 Mill St., Occoquan; tickets starting at $30
City of Fairfax Ghost Tours
Oct. 12, 13, 19 & 20, 7-8:30 p.m.
Appropriate for ages 12 and up, this tour will bring to life Fairfax’s potentially frightening past, then wrap up with a tour of the new jail museum. // Old Town Square: 10415 North St., Fairfax; $15
Oct. 13-Nov. 3, Times vary
The month of Halloween wouldn’t be complete without telling the tale of the world’s most famous vampire. Written by Steven Dietz, the adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic tale blends horror and humor to take the audience from Transylvania straight into the height of Victorian London. // The Little Theatre of Alexandria: 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria; $21-$24
Great Pumpkin Beer Dinner
Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
Trade that pumpkin spice latte for a smooth pumpkin beer. Taste fall in a glass with a selection of eight pumpkin beers from around the country, served alongside a six-course dinner packed with autumnal flavors. // Magnolias at the Mill: 198 N. 21st St., Purcellville; $100
Oct. 19, 6 p.m.; Oct. 20, 5 p.m.
This 34th annual Ghostwalk, hosted by the University of Mary Washington’s Historic Preservation Club, takes fear-seekers through a series of spooky sites in downtown Fredericksburg and lets them meet some ghosts along the way. Tours leave every 10 minutes. // James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library: 908 Charles Street, Fredericksburg; $6
Haunted Laurianne Woods
Oct. 20, 26, 27 & 31, 7-10 p.m.
This haunted walkthrough is not for the faint of heart, from the cemetery and it’s Cleburne family plot to the Lair of the Spider Witch. // 8233 Katie Lynn Court, Gainesville; Free
Haunted Campfire at Rippon Lodge
Oct. 20, 7-8:15 p.m.
Setting the stage for the evening, attendees will be led down to the amphitheater by candlelight alone, where they will then gather ’round to hear spooky tales about local spirits.// Rippon Lodge Historic Site: 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge; $10
Oct. 26, 6:30-9 p.m.
It’s a zombie apocalypse, and Alexandria has fallen. You and your friends have volunteered to go on a supply run to keep your group alive, but at high risk. Solve mind-bending obstacles and race against time to save everyone’s lives, and your own. // Carlyle House Historic Park: 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria; $30
Old Town Alexandria Haunted Pub Crawl Tour
Oct. 26, 8:30-11 p.m.
Hit up three or four Alexandria pubs and learn about their rumored hauntings on this two to two-and-a-half hour walking tour lead by a costumed guide. Drinks are not included in the $25 ticket price, but each person will get a surprise gift after check in. // Departing from Chadwicks: 203 Strand St., Alexandria; $25
Brambleton’s Zombie Run
Oct. 27, 5:30-9 p.m.
Have a frightfully good time getting your exercise in while also running from brain-hungry zombies. Or, if you prefer, sign up to be one of the undead yourself. Proceeds from this event will go towards the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia. // Brambleton Town Center: 42395 Ryan Road, Suite 100, Brambleton; $15-$25
Adults-Only Halloween Bash
Oct. 27, 8-11:45 p.m.
Come in your best disguise (there will be a contest for the best male, female and couple’s costume!) and get ready to boogie to DJ BKDJ Paramount’s tunes after sipping some Witch’s Brew wine and nibbling on snacks. // James Charles Winery: 4063 Middle Road, Winchester; $18
Spirits of Liberia
Oct. 27, 6 p.m., 7 p.m., & 8 p.m.
Spirits both benign and belligerent are bound to dwell within the walls of so historic a landmark. Come for an evening of stories ranging from silly to spooky at the plantation sometimes referred to as the “Death House.” // Liberia Plantation: 8601 Portner Ave., Manassas; $15
Clifton Haunted Trail
Oct. 27, 7-10 p.m.
This 8-acre trail through the woods is full of fright, with tales about the legendary Clifton Bunnyman. This event is recommended for guests ages 13 and up. // Chapel Street, Clifton; $10 (children), $15 (adults)
Oct. 27, 7-9:30 p.m.
This circa-1832 home once served as a hospital for wounded Confederates. For one night only, creep back in time as the building transforms into a Civil War-era hospital where you can learn the trials of soldiers and others who suffered through their stay. This event is recommended for guests ages 10 and up. // Ben Lomond Historic Site: 10321 Sudley Manor Dr, Manassas; $10
Arlington Halloween Pub Crawl
Oct. 31, 5 p.m.-Nov. 1, 1 a.m.
With $3 Bud Lights, $4 shooters and Yuenglings, plus $6 specialty cocktails, this bar crawl is like trick-or-treating for the 21-plus crowd. Stops include Don Tito, The G.O.A.T., Whitlow’s on Wilson, Pamplona, Clarendon Grill and Bar Bao. Tickets are $15 per person, but group rates are also available. // Departs from Don Tito: 3165 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; $15
Captain Gregory’s Haunted Hole in the Wall
Oct. 31, 7-10 p.m.
Get Halloween-themed cocktails, eats, and possibly $25 or $50 gift certificate if you win the costume contest. // Captain Gregory’s: 804 North Henry St., Alexandria