Roanoke Halloween

Freedom First 5k Spooky Sprint & After Party- Saturday, October 26th 9:00am

Come join us for our 3rd annual Freedom First Credit Union 5k Spooky Sprint! Costumes are welcome (but not mandatory) for all runners and there will be an after party following the event at the Wasena City Tap Room. The best part? The Tap Room has generously offered to give participants 25% off their orders!

Blue Ridge Folklife Festival - Ferrum College - 40th Anniversary - 10am-5pm

Looking for real roots? With three music stages, two dozen country foods, 50+ craftspeople, vintage farm tractors, hundreds of custom cars, draft horse and coon dog contests, sheep herding demos, and old-time children's games, Ferrum College's Blue Ridge Folklife Festival celebrates western Virginia's folkways and rural life.

All the famed Blue Ridge music styles are here--bluegrass, ballads, blues, gospel, and string band music. The crafts area is alive with tradition as the festival artisans demonstrate longstanding handskills learned from family and neighbors. Beside a working still, moonshiners and revenuers swap stories of their cat-and-mouse games.

Called "thoroughly authentic" by the New York Times, the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival offers an unmatched day of rural entertainment and heritage.

Admission Fee: Adults $10.00; Children/Seniors - $5.00

Haunted Lab - Science Museum - October 25th-26th - 6pm-10pm

Costume Contest at 6:30 pm each night, Evil Genius Science Demos, Spooky Snacks & Beastly Brew, Gruesome Games, Bizarre Bugs, Mechanized Monsters - After Oct. 24: $9/member or $15/non-member.
Zoo Boo - Mill Mountain Zoo - October 26th - 11am-4pm

Are you looking for a great, safe place to bring your family for some howling Halloween fun? Spend your Halloween holiday at Mill Mountain Zoo's annual ZooBoo! From trick-or-treating, to costume contests, to juggling and "spooktacular" art activities, ZooBoo is a fun-filled day for the whole family! Plus, you get to enjoy it all in the beautiful outdoor setting of Mill Mountain Zoo. Even better, all of these activities are free with regular Zoo admission! So for a "terrorably" good time, come and celebrate Halloween 2013 with the animals and staff of Mill Mountain Zoo.

Salem Pumpkin Fest - Salem Farmers Market - October 26th - 11am-2pm

Pumpkinfest - Saturday, October 26th, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Salem Farmers Market, Admission is $1.99, kids wearing costumes get in free. Trick or Treating on Main Street will be held from 10 - 11 a.m. Hot Dogs and Chips will be available for purchase throughout the day. Come take a walk through our Chefs vs. Surgeons Jack O' Lantern patch and vote for your favorite pumpkin. There will also be carnival games, a pumpkin give-away, costume contest, hay rides, and a pumpkin auction.

Grandin Chillagefest - Historic Grandin Village - October 26th - 1pm-9pm

We know how much you miss the Chillage through the what better way to end the season? How about a big, all-day-long CHILLAGEFEST? Thats right! All day long, baby! We've got lots-o-beer, lots-o-music and lots-o-fun! Not to mention (breaking some of our own rules), it's kid-friendly and we've got food! Pay once and come and go as you please from 1:00pm to 9:00pm. So tell all your friends where you will be on the 26th.

This is going to be awesome!!!

Jeter Farm - Fall Festival - September 28th - October 27th - Saturdays 9am-6pm, Sundays 12pm-6pm

Join us for our annual Fall Festival & Country Store for a fun-filled day on the farm! Take a hay ride to the pumpkin patch, get lost in the corn maze, see barnyard animals, and shop for local produce, flowers, and crafts.

Layman Family Farm - Haunted Harvest - Friday and Saturday's in October - 7:30pm-11pm

Have you heard the rustling in the corn? Did you think you heard foot steps? one...lives in there. Or do they? Come to the farm, if you dare, for a wagon ride to the Haunted Harvest Cornfield that you will never forget.

Beginning at dark, the hay wagon will transport you to the Haunted Harvest for a thrilling and chilling adventure through the unforgiving darkness of the cornfield and haunted woods!

Cost is $12 per person. Small children must be accompanied by an adult, and parents are encouraged to be sure your child is mature enough for a haunted ride! Not recommended for children under age 10. No refunds.