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The Best Halloween Attractions and Activities in Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 10, 2023 by Virginia Beach
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Virginia Beach is more than just a beach and summer vacation destination. When the summer is over and fall settles in, there are still tons of things to do in Virginia Beach.  Halloween is one of those Holidays that allows everyone to get involved.  Virginia Beach has scary Halloween attraction, but we also have more tame and kid-friendly attractions.  The great thing about Halloween events is that they come in all shapes and sizes… and locations!  Being scared is not geographically specific. From haunted hay rides to haunted houses to simple haunted walks in an old cemetery, Halloween has become a very versatile holiday.

Here are some of the best places to go for Halloween in Virginia Beach.

Haunted Hunt Club Farm

Hunt Club Farm  – Virginia Beach, VA

The most popular (and scary) Halloween event in Virginia Beach.  Held each year at Hunt Club Farm in Virginia Beach, this event scares the pants off of thousands of visitors… and rightfully so. With multiple scary attractions going on simultaneously, you have plenty of options…

  • Terror Town – Haunted Hayride
  • Forbidden Fields (the body harvest)
  • Village of the Dead
  • Death Alley

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Busch Gardens – Williamsburg, VA

Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream® offers chills and thrills to guests brave enough to enter. Muster up the courage to check out one of the park’s many haunted houses, take in a sinister show or just take in the chilling atmosphere. Parents need to be warned , at 6 p.m. Busch Gardens® becomes a seriously scary place and may not be suitable for little ones. Please use discretion when bringing children into the park at this time. Howl-O-Scream starts Sept. 25 and continues weekends through Nov. 1. Busch Gardens is located in Williamsburg but is more than worth the trip to witness one of the area’s biggest and best known Halloween attractions.

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Nightmare Mansion

Nightmare Mansion – Virginia Beach, VA

Walk, run, crawl, or get dragged through the narrow hallways and ultra dark corridors of one of the countries TOP TEN rated haunted attractions, Located on the resort strip of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Nightmare Mansion brings immersive entertainment and a real life horor movie experience to the beach. TIME LIMIT IS AT YOUR OWN PACE. average takes 8 to 10 minutes. And YES, there are LIVE actors. *,34 YEARS OF SCREAMS! – Enter at your own risk.

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Halloween Spooktacular

halloween-spooktacularSandler Center – Town Center – Virginia Beach, VA

This unique Halloween event takes place in the Town Center of Virginia Beach at the award-winning Sandler Center for the Arts. Come and dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and join the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for a ghoulish afternoon of monstrous fun! The Orchestra will perform some of the spookiest music ever written. But don’t be afraid – this event brings the Halloween spirit through music and is a one-of-a-kind holiday treat!

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Anthem Wicked 10K Run

wicked-10kOceanfront – Virginia Beach, VA

There’s no better way to train during marathon season (or, better yet, burn off the Halloween sweets) than by running with monsters and witches in the Anthem Wicked 10K. This course winds through the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, into one surprise after another including Thriller dancers and a zombie or two. Racers are encouraged to don their Halloween attire to run afoul among the other monsters. Each year 10,000 participants kick off the Halloween season in this monstrously fun event. The race is open for any and all skill levels but If the 10K isn’t quite your speed, try the Monster Mile. Either way, be sure to plan on doing the monster mash at the post race party, complete with Blue Moon beer. This is one fun event for the Halloween season!

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Great Bridge Terror Woods

Battlefield Blvd – Chesapeake, VA

Great Bridge Pumpkin Patch presents “Terror Woods.” Rated #1 haunted house in Virginia where kids and adults are welcome to visit this spooky location.

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