Are you ready to celebrate Halloween in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge?

It’s a week of spooky parties, celebrations, concerts and other special events where you can dress up in your best Halloween costume and get ready for a great time.

Between kid-friendly events that are fun for the entire family to parties that are intended for a mature audience, we have something for everyone.


The following is a list of 2017 Halloween events and celebrations in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.  

Rooftop Riot
Center in the Square Rooftop
October 26
Party on the rooftop of Center in the Square at this after-hours Halloween party that is hosted in partnership with Deschutes Brewery!

The Meek’s Manor Haunted House
The Meek’s Manor
Thursday - Sunday | Through November 4
Don’t miss the final couple weeks of getting to make your way through the ultra-scary Meek’s Manor Haunted House in Salem.

Grave Dancers Burlesque - Spook Shack Shimmy
5 Points Music Sanctuary
October 27
It’s 18 and older for this neo-burlesque performance by the Grave Dancers, a group of tattooed and pierced ladies with a flair for the darker things in life.

Salem Halloween Special: Hocus Pocus Movie Night
Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark
October 27
Get the family ready for movie night at the ballpark as the Salem Red Sox host a free showing of Hocus Pocus, the classic Halloween film that will put a spell on you.

Hallowine Party
Beliveau Estate Winery
October 27
Beliveau Estate Winery presents its annual Halloween Party with a night of spooky food specials, delicious wine, live music, and a costume contest.

Corned Beef & Co.
October 27-28
It's two nights of great music by DJs, costume contests, giveaways, festive cocktails and more at Corned Beef & Company in Downtown Roanoke!

Haunted Harvest
Layman Family Farms
October 27-28
Are you brave enough to overcome the rustling sounds in the cornfield and escape the footsteps following you around Layman Family Farms?

Not So Spooky Spectacular
Kids Square
October 27-30
The new Kids Square Children’s Museum at Center in the Square presents four nights of a family-friendly Halloween celebration with dinner, trick-or-treating, craft-making, and other fun activities.

Candy Corn Express
Virginia Museum of Transportation
October 28
It’s lots of tricks and treats at the Virginia Museum of Transportation’s Candy Corn Express event, which will include diesel train rides operated by the Roanoke chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.

Murder & Mayhem
American Legion Building - Rocky Mount
October 28
Do you know about the Town of Rocky Mount’s history of ghost sightings and spooky encounters? You will after participating in this self-guided tour!

Salem Farmers Market
October 28
It’ll be a great Blue Ridge Day in Downtown Salem at the annual Pumpkinfest celebration, featuring pumpkin carving contests, hay rides, costume contests, carnival games, and more.


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Dead Disney Halloween Bash with Megan Jean & The KFB
The Vatican Bistro & Venue
October 28
The Vatican Bistro & Venue delivers an exciting Halloween bash concert with a performance by Megan Jean & The KFB, a band you may recognize from previous performances at FloydFest.

Dead Reckoning - Halloween
5 Points Music Sanctuary
October 28
Dressing as a “Deadhead” is the perfect Halloween costume when you head to 5 Points Music Sanctuary to hear Dead Reckoning, a local band that specializes in Grateful Dead inspired music.

Halloween at The Park
The Park
October 28
Have a “bewitchingly good time” at this Halloween Bash at The Park, where over $1,500 in cash and prizes will be given away for things like “Best Costume,” “Best Group Costume,” and “Best New Drag.”

K92 Boo Bash at Awful Arthur’s 2017
Awful Arthur’s Seafood Company Downtown Roanoke
October 28
The annual K92 Boo Bash has become one of Downtown Roanoke’s biggest Halloween parties with an epic costume contest, great music, and all kinds of fun. Take your experience to the next level and purchase VIP tickets!

Martin’s Trick or Tribute Halloween Block Party
Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill
October 28
You can always count on Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill for outstanding live music, and this year’s Halloween Block Party will feature four bands playing classic tributes.

Salem Red Sox Trick-or-Treat Event
Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark
October 28
Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark becomes Halloweentown for this family-friendly event that will be a fun spot for trick-or-treating.

Spooky Sprint 2017
Roanoke River Greenway
October 28
See how aerodynamic your costume is in this Halloween-themed 5K fun run that benefits the local West End Center for Youth.

Spooky Sprint 5K

Zoo Boo
Mill Mountain Zoo
October 28
It’s a spooktacular celebration on the mountain at the Mill Mountain Zoo’s annual Zoo Boo event, featuring trick-or-treating, costume contests, and, of course, all the adorable animals at the zoo!

Dead of Night - Immersive Theatrical Ghost Tour
The Green Goat
October 29-30
Take a haunted journey through Roanoke’s historic Fishburn Mansion in a night full of ghost stories and encounters happening all around you. 

Barter Theatre presents Ghost, Ghost, Come Out Tonight
Harvester Performance Center
October 31
The iconic Barter Theatre comes to the Harvester Performance Center in Virginia’s Blue Ridge with a production of “Ghost, Ghost, Come Out Tonight,” the story of friends who set off on a fun getaway in the woods only to become caught up in a murder and the search for a ghost.

Trick or Treating in Downtown Vinton
Downtown Vinton
October 31
Make your way through charming Downtown Vinton with the kids as more than 40 local businesses will offer candy for trick-or-treaters.

Take a look at our Calendar for a complete list of upcoming events in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. You can also keep up with what’s going on in the region by signing up to receive our monthly e-newsletter and giving us a follow on our social media accounts.

Happy Halloween!