With Halloween just around the corner (18 days), make sure you embrace the spooky season and explore local events at your duty station! If you’re stationed in Norfolk, there’s plenty of scary fun happening throughout Hampton Roads.
Here’s four events we have our eyes on:
Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens
Sept. 10th-Oct. 31st
This fan favorite is a Halloween delight for spooky season fans. With several new attractions such as haunted houses and terror-tories, this makes for a night of screams never to be forgotten. Grab a drink or hop on a roller coaster because this event has something for every thrill seeker. **WARNING: Parental discretion is advised after 6:00 PM, as this year’s event contains amplified scares that are not recommended for children.
Attention Parents: Celebrate silly, not-too-spooky family fun with all your favorite furry friends at The Count’s Spooktacular. Children can join in a costume party, satisfy their sweet tooth with free trick-or-treating and more. The Count’s Spooktacular and all other kids’ attractions close at 5 p.m. as we prepare for Howl-O-Scream.
Located in Virginia Beach, Haunted Hunt Club Farms is one of the most anticipated events of the season. Hop on the haunted hay ride or walk through the village of the dead in this spooktacular event. They also have a Harvest Festival where you can get pumpkins for carving, mums for admiring, and hay bales to climb on. Ticket prices vary and they do offer group rates, as well as a military discount.
Fan of the paranormal? Come take a walking ghost tour with the 2nd oldest ghost tour in the US and the oldest in Virginia. Performed in a true story telling format, this 90 min walking tour is great fun for all ages and has something for your entire family to enjoy. Stroll the streets of Colonial Williamsburg and discover hidden secrets about strange and “otherworldly” experiences. Ticket purchase required before meeting the tour. They offer several different tours for ghost fans of all kind.
Halloween Costume Cruise: Spirit of Norfolk
Fri Oct 29, 11:30 PM – Sat Oct 30, 2:00 AM
Think you’ve got the best costume in the 757? Sail the bay aboard the Spirit of Norfolk and delight in the annual midnight costume cruise. There will be live music as you sail around the waters of Norfolk! Make sure to grab your tickets in advance because they will sell out fast!