Friday, October 28: Break the Ice!
There's lots of spooky fun to be had on the ice as as Haunted Rock 'N Blades
returns. Hit the rink and test out your skills at this
special Halloween edition, and be sure to wear a
costume! 8:45 to 10:30 p.m. Mount
Vernon RECenter Ice Rink. $10/person, includes rental
skates. For information call 703-768-3224.
Also on Friday:
Trick or Treat - Haunted Woods: All your
favorite ghosts and goblins are back again this year, along
with two new tantalizingly scary treat stations. Children
ages 6 to 14 are welcome, accompanied by an adult. Event
is rain or shine. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. $10/person
($7/Meadowlark members). Payment (required in advance) can be
made by calling 703-255-3631 x 0.
Haunted Pond: Scary stories told by the campfire,
and a night walk into the forest in search of foxes, deer and
owls. Bring a flashlight. S'mores provided. Canceled if rain.
Children ages 6 and above welcome. 7 p.m. Hidden
Pond Nature Center. $8/person. Register
Saturday, October 29: Doggone Fun...
Are you and Fido ready for some howlin’ good Halloween fun?
Show off your costume creativity and help your furry friend
compete for special prizes and treats at the Howloween Dog Costume
Contest and Boneyard Hunt. The contest is
followed by a walk through the “boneyard” to sniff out
well-earned treats. All dogs must be leashed and friendly
toward other dogs, children and people of all ages. 2 to 4
p.m. Lake Accotink Park.
$6/dog. Register (required) by phone at 703-569-0285.
Also on Saturday:
Rocky Horror Picture Show: This imaginative and racy rock 'n roll
musical is one of the first and only real audience
participation films. Costumes are encouraged,
participation is appreciated and personality is required! A
shadow cast will be selected by random draw 15 minutes prior
to the film screening. The first 100 tickets sold will
include a complimentary prop bag. (No outside props allowed.)
Advanced ticket purchase recommended. 9 p.m. Workhouse
Arts Center. $10/person. For information call
Haunted Hayride: Journey into the past at
Laurel Hill, site of the former Lorton Prison. Discover its
secrets and the stories of its past while enjoying a hayride.
Stops at various locations along the way. To get everyone in
the mood, Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" will start
each ride. Trips last one hour. 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Hidden Pond Nature Center.
$10/person. For information call 703-451-9588.
Delta Blues Guitarist Scott Ainslie: Part
storyteller, part historian, part educator and a highly
talented player. A consummate musician, Ainslie's
lion-hearted voice will be accompanied by one of his choice
instruments - acoustic guitar, National slide guitar or
fretless gourd banjo. Ainslie will also share historical
anecdotes and his personal experiences with numerous elder
blues musicians. 8 p.m. McLean Community Center's Alden
Theater. $20/person ($15/McLean Community Center Tax District
residents.) For information call 703-790-0123.
Halloween Family Fun Day: Come dressed in
your favorite costume and enjoy sensational
performances perfect for the whole family. Famed storyteller
Gary Lloyd will put children into the Halloween spirit,
followed by a wonderful performance by Bob Brown’s Puppets in
"Monster Madness." Little ghosts and goblins age 8
and younger can also try their skill at carnival games
to win candy and prizes. All children must be accompanied by
an adult guardian age 18 and older. Noon to 2 p.m. Reston
Community Center's Hunters Woods. Free. For information call
Sunday, October 30: Great Scot!
Award-winning Scottish singer
Julie Fowlis wows crowds with her Scots
Gaelic folk song stylings. Fowlis, who has won Gaelic Singer
of the Year and Album of the Year at the Scots Traditional
Music Awards, specializes in the music of her native Outer
Hebrides, a chain of islands to the west of Scotland. Her
knowledge of the region's folk music traditions is matched
only by her passionate performances, which are by turns
heartbreakingly emotional and irresistibly exuberant. 4 p.m.
McLean Community Center's Alden Theatre. $25/person
($18/McLean Community Center Tax District residents.)
For information call 703-790-0123.
Also on Sunday:
Costume Halloween Run: Participate in the Fifth
Annual Halloween Run! Costumes are encouraged. Group A
(ages 13 and older) begins at 9 a.m. Group B (ages 12 and
under) begins at 9:15 a.m. Burke
Lake Park. $10/ages 12 and under, $15/ages 13 and above.
To register, call 703-866-0566.
Train: Board the haunted train at Burke Lake
for a special ride through the forest. Costumes are
encouraged! The Ghost Train runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last
ticket sold 4:15 p.m.) Burke Lake
Park. $4.50/person. For information call
The Story of Pie:
See and hear the story of pie throughout history and taste a
mystery pie. 1 to 3 p.m. Historic Green Spring. $27/person
includes a traditional English tea program. To make a
reservation, call 703-941-7987.
The Fairfax County Weekender highlights a selection of
county events taking place each weekend. Many more events
and activities can be found at the Parks and Library
pages, and elsewhere on the Fairfax County website.
Additionally, the towns of Herndon and Vienna as well as the
city of Falls
Church offer many arts, entertainment and
A complete list of county calendars is also available online.
To request this information in an alternate format, call
703-324-3187, TTY 711.
TTY is 711 unless otherwise indicated.