Celebrate Halloween in Williamsburg, it’s Wicked Fun! 

There are so many reasons to get excited about Halloween every year! Whether you fancy taking on a new persona for a day, chasing thrills and scares or stocking up on the holiday candy, there’s so much to love about All Hallow’s Eve! If you’re planning a trip to Williamsburg during the spooky season, we have some great ideas to get into the Halloween spirit! 

You’re going to love these, we can feel it in our bones….

Trick-or-Treating in Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg is calling all trick-or-treaters! They’re creeping it real on the Duke of Gloucester Street with the Haunting Horsemen, the return of Blackbeard, and other members of the living dead that you might encounter! 

Get your ticket and official trick-or-treat bag at the visitor center to gain access to all the entertainment and activities! Trick-or-treating is for kids ages 12 and under. 

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream
If you’re someone that loves chasing big adrenaline rushes, you can’t miss this year’s Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens! When the fall days turn to night, Busch Gardens transforms into one of the scariest and most exciting Halloween events! 

There will be creepy haunted houses, immersive scare zones, intricate escape rooms, and spine-chilling live shows! This year there will be more scares and more screams than ever! Fill your nights with fear and fun this Halloween season! 

Pumpkinville
Everyone knows one of the most delightful parts of fall is visiting a beloved pumpkin patch! Pumpkinville is one of Williamsburg’s favorite seasonal treasures, and a wonderful way to get the whole family ready for Halloween. 

Embrace the autumn atmosphere and join in on the fun with hayrides, cornfield mazes, bean bag tosses and a number of other games! Before you leave, pick your favorites from the selection of pumpkins, gourds, winter squash, flowers, arts and crafts, and decor to take home with you to have your own piece of fall to showcase! 

Yorktown Market Days Fall Festival
Yorktown holds their very own tradition every year to celebrate the start of fall! Embrace the changes in season and temperature this October at the Yorktown Market Days Fall Festival. There will be face painting, hayrides, mazes, pumpkins, music and entertainment to guarantee fun for the whole family! This festival takes place on October 12th at Riverwalk Landing.

Family Frights at Jamestown Settlement
Family Fright Nights are Halloween-themed nights for children and families at the Jamestown Settlement. The museum transforms into a spooky setting and will host fun games and activities like trick-or-treating, ghostly tales, fortune-telling, creepy crafts, and so much more! With all of the living-history in this location, it’s the perfect place to play ghostly games and explore haunted houses! 

Tickets are free for children 3 and under, $7 for children 4-12, and $3 for adults. Each party must have one adult over the age of 18.  

Ghost Walks in Colonial Williamsburg
Explore the eerie streets and gardens of Colonial Williamsburg by adding one of their unnerving Ghost Walks to your itinerary! You may have explored this area in the day time, but it’s nothing like visiting Haunted Williamsburg at night! Hear scary ghost stories that include everything from terrifying 18th century events to chilling modern day encounters! The tours will take you inside historic buildings to you can witness the creepy settings of these ghost stories for yourself!

Lindsey Forsten