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Guide to Halloween 2017 events in Hampton Roads, NE North Carolina

Posted at 10:35 AM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-29 09:07:01-04

Halloween is upon us once again! Here’s a list of Halloween events happening in Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina.



    • Masquerade in Ghent – Ghent’s largest Halloween street party and costume contest will take place on Friday, October 27 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Colley Avenue between Shirley Avenue and Brandon Avenue. There will be a costume contest parade starting at 6:30 p.m. with cash prizes! Register for free online at by Wednesday, October 25. There will be a $25 registration fee for entries submitted after October 25.
    • Zoo Boo 2017 – On October 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Zoo Boo offers families a safe environment at the Virginia Zoo to trick-or-treat and enjoy fall fun. There will be animal pumpkin encounters, crafts, bounces houses and more.  Admission for members is $6, non-members $15, and children under two will get in for free.
    • Halloween Costume Bash – Each year the Chrysler Museum of Art’s gallery hosts turn into living works of art. There will be a gallery host scavenger hunt activity, Halloween crafts and trick-or-treat at the museum. The event will take place on October 31 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Wicked Waterside – On October 28 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m., enjoy five Wicked parties under one roof at Waterside District, and Hampton Roads Biggest Costume Party featuring $10,000 in cash & prizes. Mention your friends below, and start planning the best costume.
    • Nauticus – Nauticus will transform from museum to “boo-seum” with Haunticus at Nauticus, a family-friendly Halloween event, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 28. In addition, Sail Nauticus will offer a Fall Oyster Roast under the Nauticus Pavilion from 3 – 6 p.m. Children in costume will be admitted FREE to both events. While children up to age 12 in costume get in free, the cost is $15.95 for adults, $11.50 for children 4-12, and free for kids ages three and under.
    • 23rd Annual Spooky Acres Haunted House – Celebrate 23 years of haunting with Spooky Acres Haunted House in Military Crossing Shopping Center (5957 E. Virginia Beach Blvd.). The proceeds benefit the March of Dimes. The haunt is 100 % wheelchair accessible. They even offer a babysitter for little ones who are too small or scared! The event will happen from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30&31 Tickets are $15.00 per person at the door or online at

Virginia Beach

  • Children’s Halloween Party – Hunt Club Farm is hosting their annual Children’s Party on Sunday, October 15. There are two party times: 10 a.m. to noon with a costume contest at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with a costume contest at 2 p.m. Admission to the party is $15 per child and $9 for adults. Pre-paid reservations are required. Click here to reserve your spot!

Newport News

  • Night of the Living Museum – On October 20 and 21, the Virginia Living Museum is offering a wild night of spooky animals, trail walks pumpkin carving and more. The event will last from 5:30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. The cost is $10 per person for members and $15 per person for non-members. Children ages 2 and under are free.


  • Olde Town Zombie Pub Crawl – The Portsmouth Humane Society is bringing back the Olde Towne Pub Crawl with a zombie twist on October 14. The festivities will start at 4 p.m. at Baron’s Pub and run until 9 p.m. with a best costume contest at Roger Brown’s. Registration is $25 in advance and $35 the day of event. Click here to register.


  • Fort Monroe Ghost Walk – Come and discover where history meets mystery! Learn the hidden secrets of Fort Monroe’s rich 400 year history during our guided ghost walks. Special priced tickets go on sale in September. Tours are rain or shine. Please be advised that this is a walking tour and most of the areas of the tour are not handicapped accessible. This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 12. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Fort Monroe. 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 night of tour. 757/690-8061. (Fort Monroe)
  • Hampton Horror Tours – These 60-minute tours include eerie tales of Old Hampton and the Coastal Virginia area. The tour will encounter actors portraying the first witch recorded in America, ghosts of Civil War soldiers, pirates from Blackbeard’s Crew, a speakeasy proprietor, escaped prisoners, yellow fever victims, and more characters from the city’s tales of mystery and the macabre. Each tour will include the grisly side of Hampton history; special surprises and a spooky lantern tour of the St. John’s Church graveyard, and other points of fright along Queen Street and around downtown Hampton. Hampton History Museum. 6:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 757/727-1610. (120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton, VA 23669)
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show – Grab your fishnets, and pelvic thrust your way to The American Theatre’s creature feature presentation of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW! Coming this October, audiences will TIME WARP back to the 1970s and shimmy the night away to the voices of Magenta, Frank-N-Furter & Riff Raff on The American Theatre’s silver screen. Dust off your gold sequin top hat, snap on your rubber gloves and lace up your corset for some harmless musical fun—a delightful spoof of Hollywood horror movies and Old Dark House melodramas! The American Theatre. 8:00 p.m. $10. 757/722-2787. (125 East Mellen Street, Hampton, VA 23663)
  • Bluebird Gap Farm Festival – On Saturday, October 28, check out the return of the Blue Bird Gap Farm Festival! The event, held rain or shine, will include awesome activities and events like punkin’ chunkin’, live entertainment, happy hay rides, and more! There will also be craft beer and food available for purchase. Best of all, the event is free and open to the public. Bluebird Gap Farm. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Daily. Free. (60 Pine Chapel Road, Hampton, VA 23666)
  • Downtown Hampton Halloween Block Party – Hampton takes to the streets for a fun-filled street fair including live music by Buck Shot, cold refreshments and plenty of activities for the young and old. Dog Costume Contest at 6:30 p.m. Best Costume Contest at 8:30 p.m. Downtown Hampton. 6:00 p.m. -10:30 p.m. Free Admission. 757/727-1271.  (Queens Way, Downtown Hampton, 23669)
  • Haunted Horse Ride at the Historic Hampton Carousel –  Trick or Treating with the Headless Horseman” and free candy are part of the fun in store for visitors to “Haunted Horse Rides” at the historic Hampton Carousel beginning October 3, and continuing Tuesday through Sunday until November 5,11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Located in Carousel Park, Downtown Hampton, the Hampton Carousel will be decorated for the season of ghosts and goblins, with costumed carousel staff giving candy to visitors. The finely carved and painted horses will also be decorated, with one of the horses occupied by the infamous Headless Horseman. Entry to the carousel pavilion and Halloween candy are free. Rides on the carousel are just $1.00.

North Carolina

  • 21st Annual Historic Ghost Walk – The Elizabeth City Historic Neighborhood Association (ECHNA) will present its 21st Annual Historic Ghost Walk on October 13 and 14. Enjoy combination home tour, history lesson and live theater as we present “Colonial Days in the Albemarle”. Tours are from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. both nights, starting at Ghost Walk Headquarters – Arts of the Albemarle – The Center, 516 East Main Street. More details here.
  • 4th Annual Halloween Parade – Kelly’s in Nags Head, Sunday, October 29 with a pre-parade kickoff party at 2 p.m. The walking parade starts at 3 p.m. Click here for full details.

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