It’s October. It’s the scary season.

Haunted houses, or trails, or park events are a lot scarier than they used to be. But many people love it and millions of dollars are spent each year on Halloween decorations, costumes, candy and tickets to scare events.

If you’re in the Richmond, Virginia area, here are some great opportunities to be scared out of your socks.

The two biggest are associated with the nearby amusement parks.

Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion
Recommended for ages 13 and above
Weekends through October 31.

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Not appropriate for young children.
Weekends through October 31.

Blood Lake Haunted Trail
Blood Lake Haunted Trail in Midlothian has three haunted trails to experience. Opens October 7 and continues Fridays and Saturdays through October 31.

Creepy Hollow Scream Park
Experience Scream Forest in Glen Allen. Opens October 7. Dates vary.

Haunted Evenings at Ashland Berry Farm
What’s not to love about Booger Woods? October 1-31. Select nights, mostly weekends.

RVA Fright Nights at Chesterfield Berry Farm
Open for the season beginning September 30

Red Vein Haunted House at Hanover Vegetable Farm
Not for children under 13. Opens October 14.

If you’re not frightened yet it’s not because you don’t have the opportunity.


Welcome Back


Well, this is a little embarrassing since we realize that our last post was in January telling you what was coming in the year ahead.

Let’s not get into pesky details. We know that we’ve been noticeably absent, and we’re out to fix that. Never mind what kept us distracted or kept us involved in other projects, or simply kept us from meeting you here. We’re back, and we plan to stay.

The goal here is to talk about events, event planning, holidays, history, and all things Virginian. Not in any particular order.

It’s autumn and the pumpkins have returned with a vengeance.

Pumpkin spice everything is on the shelves. Pumpkins are showing up on our front porches.

Pumpkin patches. Lattes. Halloween costumes.

It’s all here and it’s a glorious time of the year.

Let’s get ready to talk about it.