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Friday, Oct. 29: Campfire Frights

If a night of fright is what you’re craving, come to the Halloween Haunting at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Roast marshmallows over an open fire, listen to ghost stories and share one of your own.  Bring a pumpkin to carve. Dress in costume and prepare to be tricked or treated on a haunted night walk in the woods. $5/person, 8 and up.

Also on Friday:

  • Kick off your Halloween weekend at Hidden Pond Nature Center’s Another Haunted Pond, featuring a night walk into the forest in search of foxes, deer and owls. Younger ghouls, ages 4 and up, are invited to gather around the campfire from 7 to 8:30 p.m. $5 per person.  

Saturday, Oct. 30: Ghouls on the Run

Burke Lake Park is the site for the Fourth Annual Costume Halloween Run. Dress up and participate or stop by to cheer on the costumed competitors. Two groups divided by age will meet at Picnic Shelter A for races starting at 9 and 9:15 a.m. $10/ ages 12 and under, and $15/ ages 13 and up.

Also on Saturday:

  • Howl-oween at Lake Accotink- Talent show and costume contest for our furry friends, followed by a walk through the "boneyard" to sniff out well-earned treats. All dogs must be leashed. $6/dog.

  • Reston Town Center Walking Tour - With Hunter Richardson and Joe Ritchey, key leaders in the development and success of Reston Town Center. Approximately 1.5 hours in length, the tour begins at Greater Reston Arts Center,12001 Market Street. 

Sunday, Oct. 31: Mesmerizing Mime

Mummenschanz, enchanting audiences of all ages for 35 years with its clever, comic and bizarre world filled with strange creatures, amusing situations, astounding colors and imaginative shapes, comes to the McLean Community Center's Alden Theater. $40/$35 (McLean District residents.)

Also on Sunday:

  • Lorton Farmers Market- Buy local and support sustainable agriculture in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Find the freshest and most desirable fruit, vegetables, plants, baked goods, eggs, dairy and meats available at Fairfax County Farmers Markets. All products sold are produced by vendors within 125 miles of Fairfax County.   

  • More county events and activities can be found at the Parks and Libraries pages, and elsewhere on the Fairfax County website.

  • A complete list of county calendars is also available online.


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