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The spirits are restless in Portsmouth this month, but if you know the right spots, they may just offer you a beer! Haunted houses, trunk or treat, parties and more are going on all month. Check out these thrilling October events for adults, kids, or the whole family!
Check out the 27th annual haunted house at Spooky Acres, with a portion of proceeds going to the March of Dimes to fund lifesaving research for mothers and infants! The spookiest house in Hampton Roads awaits. This experience is wheelchair friendly, and on-site babysitting is provided. Get a combo deal with LeMans Karting, the highest-speed go karting races in the 757, for only $40 per ticket. Open rain or shine, 7-10 pm, October 14th through the 31st, at 2882 Airline Blvd, Portsmouth, VA. Come on out and get the “YELL” scared out of you! Check out the details.
Bring the young ones to Portsmouth Public Library October 16th, 10am-4pm, to learn to make spooky slime! The kids will love it (maybe a little too much!) While you’re there, check out the book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library. 601 Court Street, Portsmouth.
Portsmouth Parks and Recreation, the Portsmouth Police Department teamed up to offer the little ones a fun and safe Halloween! The Police created a special haunted house for adults and kids to enjoy. There will be candy, games, crafts, and fun for the whole family, October 23rd from 3-7 pm at 16 Crawford Circle, Portsmouth. Children must be accompanied by adults.
Adult oriented event but the kids will enjoy it too! The city’s oldest church graveyard, Trinity Episcopal Church, will be home to Portsmouth’s most venerable ghosts on October 29th from 6-9 pm at 500 Court Street. Enjoy a spooky ambiance heightened by organ music, silent movies, and singing pumpkins. Get your fortune told, enter the costume contest, or get painted like a zombie! For the less morbid, there are also games, hot cider, fall photo sets, floral demonstrations, and jack-o-lanterns. This will be canceled in the event of rain.
After greeting the ghouls on Court Street, take a ride through Olde Towne on a Halloween-themed golf cart to the historic Hill House Museum to attend a Victorian funeral! Step back in time and witness Victorian-era mourning customs on October 29th, 6-9 pm, at 221 North Street. Tickets are $5 per person and will be available at the museum and at the Grave Affair.
MoMac Brewing Company will be hosting Horror Movie Nights every Wednesday in October! Enjoy thrills and craft micro-brews from 7-9pm at 3228 Academy Avenue. Join us if you dare!
Bring out your best Halloween costume for the Halloween party at the Twisted Pig Ale & Smokehouse! There will be great food, great drinks, and a costume contest with cash prizes on October 30th, 8pm-12am at 722 Mount Vernon Ave. The Twisted Pig boasts the best barbecue in Hampton Roads!