Hampton Roads Halloween events, trick-or-treating spots

Photo taken at Brookdale Farms in Chesapeake, Va. (ReportIt/Kelly O'Lone)

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – Hampton Roads boasts many Halloween events this October. Be sure to check out what’s happening in your community.

If you are interested in spookier places, check this list out

And if you want to pick some pumpkins, look at this article

Chesapeake

Halloween Festival | Oct. 25

  • This event features a bounce house, carnival games and mascots with candy. Costumes are encouraged.
  • It begins at 1 p.m. at the Great Bridge Community Center on 212 Holt Drive. Costs $2.

Children Trick-or-Treat | Oct. 31

  • It’s at  Indian River Library, 2320 Old Greenbrier Road, Chesapeake VA  and runs all day.
  • The event is free and children who are 12 and under can wear a costume.

Grassfield High School Trunk or Treat | Oct. 31

  • The event is at Grassfield High School on 2007 Grizzly Trail.
  • It runs at 6 p.m. prior to the Grassfield vs. Indian River football game.
  • Cost included with game ticket. There will be face painting, games, treats and music.

Trick-or-Treat at Greenbrier Mall | Oct. 31

  • The event is at 1401 Greenbrier Parkway South and runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • It is free. Children over 12 years old are not allowed to wear masks.Hampton

Halloween Bash | Oct. 25

  • Safe trick-or-treating and a haunted house await the guests of this event at the Virginia Air & Space Center on 600 Settlers Landing Road.
  • Admission is $6 in advance and $8 day of.

Poochapalooza Howl’Oween | Oct. 25

Trick-or-Treat | Oct. 31

  • The event is at Bass Pro Shops on 1972 Power Plant Parkway.
  • It is free and runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.It’s trick-or-treating for kids 12 and under. There is a costume parade at 6 p.m.

Trunk or Treat | Oct. 31

  • The event is at Y H Thomas Community Center on 1300 Thomas Street from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • It is free and features a vehicle showcase and a safe environment.

Photos: Halloween in Hampton Roads 2014

Isle of Wight County

Hamoween | Oct. 31

  • A safe trick-or-treat  with a carved pumpkin and costume contest are happening Halloween night in downtown Smithfield.
  • The event runs for an hour starting at 5:30 p.m., and it is free.

Newport News

Sea Monster Halloween Bash | Oct. 25

  • Play shark tic-tac-toe, get your face painted and scavenger hunt with dinosaurs at this Halloween celebration in The Mariners’ Museum on 100 Museum drive.
  • It costs $5 for members, $7 for non-members and runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Trick or Treat at Patrick Henry Mall | Oct. 31

  • The event is on 12300 Jefferson Avenue and runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • It’s free and masks are not allowed.

Norfolk

From Here to Eternity Twilight 5k Run/Walk | Oct. 18

This run starts at the West Point Memorial in the Elmwood Cemetery on 238 East Princess Anne Road.

  • Costumes are encouraged and an after party will be held at the Plot on Granby with Alchemy NFK.
  • Cost is $50 on event day.

Masquerade in Ghent | Oct. 24

The Great Pumpkin Challenge | Oct. 24-25

  • Norfolk and Portsmouth have partnered to see who can produce the most carved pumpkins.
  • The winner will be named the “Great Pumpkin City.” Norfolk residents can drop off pumpkins at Nauticus between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 24 or 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25.
  • From 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the pumpkins can be seen on Oct. 25. The winner will be announced at 7:30 p.m.

Zoo Boo | Oct. 25

  • Zoo Boo offers families a safe environment to trick-or-treat, hayrides and animal pumpkin encounters at the Virginia Zoo on 3500 Granby St.
  • Member tickets are $6, nonmembers $11 and children under 2 years old are free.
  • The Face of Fox 43 Ty Lorenzo will also be there. Hampton Roads Show co-host Aubrey Aquino and WAVY News 10 reporter Brandi Cummings will be celebrity judges for the costume contests at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Norfolk Pirates, Mermaids, and Monsters Halloween Cruise | Oct. 26

  • With kid-friendly menu options, attentive service, views of the waterfront, prize giveaways, the cruise will provide a good amount of entertainment and runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Boarding is at 12:30 p.m. and prices are $34.90 a person.

Trick-or-Treat at Military Circle Mall | Oct. 31

  • The event is at 880 N Military Highway and runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • It’s free and participating stores will have candy for trick-or-treaters ages 0 to 12 in costume.

Portsmouth

Annual Safe Trick-or-Treat in Olde Towne Portsmouth | Oct. 25

  • The event is sponsored by the Portsmouth Police Department, Portsmouth Sheriff Office, the Portsmouth Fire Department and the Olde Towne Business Association.
  • It runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is for children up to age 12.It is located on the seven historic blocks of High Street corridor between Effingham Street and Water Street.

Museum Madness at The Portsmouth Museums | Oct. 25

  • Show off your costume for the special activities at the Children’s Museum of Virginia, the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center, the Portsmouth Navy Shipyard Museum and the Lightship Museum.
  • Combo tickets are $12 each, and it starts on 221 High Street from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Great Pumpkin Challenge | Oct. 24-25

  • Norfolk and Portsmouth have partnered to see who can produce the most carved pumpkins. The winner will be named the “Great Pumpkin City.”
  • Portsmouth residents can drop off pumpkins at High Street Landing between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 24 or 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25.
  • From 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the pumpkins can be seen on Oct. 25. The winner will be announced at 7:30 p.m.

Trunk or Treat | Oct. 31

  • The event is at the Central Baptist Church on 1200 Hodges Ferry Road.
  • It’s free and runs from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be a photo booth, hayrides and a bonfire.

Suffolk

Halloween Craft & Storytime | Oct. 31

Trunk or Treat | Oct. 31

  • The event is at Mount Sinai Baptist Church on 6100 Holy Neck Road
  • Features face painting, special prizes, games, treats and more.
  • 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
  • Sponsored by the Youth Ministry

Virginia Beach           

 Monster Mash Family Night | Oct. 17

  • This Halloween party has a gallery scavenger hunt, art activities and holday-themed music.
  • It’s at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art on 2200 Park Avenue.
  • $7 for MOCA member children, $10 for nonmember children and free for parents and kids under 2.

 Hunt Club Farm’s Fall Harvest Fair | Oct. 18-19, 25-26 and Nov. 1-2

  • The fair boasts a pumpkin patch, pony rides and inflatables and is 2388 London Bridge Road. It runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and costs $12.

Halloween Bootacular Fair | Oct. 24-26

  • A mad scientist laboratory and barrel train ride are two of the exhibits at this fair.
  • It runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 24; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 25; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 26.
  • The fair is held at Red Wing Park on 1398 General Booth Boulevard. Prices range from $1 to $5 for exhibits.

Wicked 10k & Monster Mile | Oct. 25

  • Costume run for the family along with a post-race party.
  • It starts at 8 a.m. at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on 1000 19th Street.
  • The race costs $60 until the day before then goes up to $65.

Town & Treat | Oct. 25

  • Go trick-or-treating at participating merchants in Town Center along with pumpkin decorating, face painters and caricaturists.
  • It runs from 12 p.m. to 4p.m. at the Town Center Fountain Plaza on Central Park Avenue.
  • The pet costume contest starts at 1:30 p.m.

Sack-O-Lantern Halloween Craft | Oct. 27

  • This event runs from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Windsor Woods Area Library on 3612 South Plaza Trail.

Trick or Treat at Lynnhaven Mall  |Oct. 31

  • The event is on 701 Lynhaven Parkway from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is free.
  • Children 12 and under in costume are welcome to trick-or-treat in the mall at participating merchants. Look for the pumpkin decal on the storefront.

York County

Trunk or Treat | Oct. 31

  • At KirkWood Church on 1209 Hampton Highway, there is a free event Halloween night from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with trick-or-treating to decorated cars, indoor games, free food and a bonfire.

Remember to check the links for any updates from the event holders. And if you know of any others, let us know by emailing ReportIt@wavy.com

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