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Halloween Haunts

A Guide to Richmond-area thrills, chills and bloody spills


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Richmond loves a good scare and there’s plenty happening in the days leading up to Halloween. Whether it’s walking a ghost tour, riding a haunted hayride or running through the woods being chased by a maniac with a chain saw, people in Richmond are going to scream. Check out some of the haunted events both in and out of town.

Eerie Nights Ghost Tour A walk through Shockoe Bottom with ghoulish guides, who tell stories of the ghosts that haunt the city. Meet on the Main Street side of the 17th Street Farmers’ Market. Thursday-Sunday evenings. $10-$13. 833-1845.

Church Hill Chillers Haunts of Richmond presents a ghost tour of Church Hill. Meet at Patrick Henry's Pub, 2300 E. Broad St. Every Saturday at 9 p.m. $12-$15. 343-3700.

Haunted Capitol Hill Tour Haunts of Richmond presents a ghost tour of Capitol Hill including the haunted executive mansion and spirits in Capitol Square. Meet at the Berkeley Hotel, 1200 E. Cary St. Every Friday at 9 p.m. $12-$15. 343-3700.

Haunted Pub Crawl Haunts of Richmond presents a ghost tour of the city's most beloved watering holes. Meet at Honey Whyte's Cafe, 2116 E. Main St. Third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. $13. 343-3700.

Shadows of Shockoe Tour Haunts of Richmond presents a ghost exploration of Shockoe Bottom, the oldest and most haunted neighborhood in Richmond. Meet at Edgar Allan Poe Museum, 1914 E. Main St. Thursdays-Saturdays at 9 p.m. $13. 343-3700.

Eerie Canal Boat Rides Take a canal boat ride with a historic narrator telling a haunting tale of Richmond’s past as you travel down the Kanawha Canal. Meet at Canal Turning Basin at Dock and 14th streets. Oct. 31, 6 p.m.

Haunted Lantern Tours Spend an evening at Magnolia Grange Plantation and discover its haunting history, 10020 Iron Bridge Road. Friday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m. $2-$5. 796-7121.

Creepy Hollow Hayride Hop on the narrated Creepy Hollow Hayride for a journey through the haunted woods filled with scary surprises. 14435 Stone Horse Creek Road. Thursdays-Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20-Oct.1, Oct. 7-9, 14-15, 20-23, 27-31. $15. 346-FEAR.

Scream Forest Ride into the woods and fend for yourself against the creatures of the night as you make your way to the Bedlam House, a haunted house full of surprises. 14435 Stone Horse Creek Road. Thursdays-Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20-Oct.1, Oct. 7-9, 14-15, 20-23, 27-31. $15. 346-FEAR.

Haunted Evenings at Ashland Berry Farm Take a hayride to Booger Woods and make your way through a haunted forest with ghosts and ghouls. Or head to the Haunted Carnival for some scary clowns. 12607 Old Ridge Road. Friday-Sunday nights in October at 6:30 p.m. $8-$23. 227-3601.

Blood Lake An outdoor trail full of gruesome creatures coming after wayward travelers. Windy Hill Sports Complex, 16500 Midlothian Turnpike. Oct. 14-15, 21-22, 28-31 starting at 7:30 p.m. $7-$10.

Haunted Tuckahoe Tour Come on a three-hour ghost tour of Thomas Jefferson's boyhood home with the Ghost Raps RIP paranormal team. Oct. 29. Tour begins at 6 p.m. $15.

Journey Haunted Trails Four trail options including the Journey to Eternal Torment, the Journey to Deathlessness, the Journey to the Past and the "Last Ride,” a simulation of being buried alive in a coffin. 6475 Parish Road, New Kent. Fridays-Saturdays in October at 7:30 p.m. $15-$17. 840-7937.

Azrael's Asylum Azrael, the angel of death, lurks around his asylum to pull anyone toward the gates of Hell. Make your way through the maze of gruesome, real-life scenarios in which the viewer will see frightful images of poor life choices and consequences that result in death. Hanover Vegetable Farm, 13580 Ashland Road. Oct. 13-31. 7:30 p.m.

Kings Dominion's Halloween Haunt This features scare zones including the CarnEvil, the Ruins, Central Stalkway, plus haunted mazes including Medieval Macabre, Slaughterhouse and Blue Ridge Bloodbath. Friday-Sunday through Oct. 30. Friday nights $36.99. Saturday and Sunday regular admission $58.99.

Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream You'll find mazes, haunted houses, scare zones and Halloween themed shows. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 30. Regular admission $66.99. 800-343-7946.


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