Halloween CarnivalFriday, Oct. 25, 6-8:30 p.m. at the City of Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St.:
The Halloween Carnival is held each year at the City of Falls Church Community Center. The carnival has been a popular event for children for more than 30 years. Infants through 6th-graders are invited to enjoy carnival games, a moon bounce, face painting, crafts, a haunted house, movies, candy and a live "creepy creature" show featuring the spookiest reptiles in nature. Entrance fee is $2 per child ages 2 and up. Adults and children under 2 yrs. old are free.
A live Creepy Creature Show featuring some of Mother Nature’s spookiest critters will take place twice during the evening, once at 6:30 p.m. and again 7:30 p.m., and is suitable for all ages.
Date: Friday, October 25
Time: 6-7 p.m. Infants through 2nd grade & 7:30-8:30 p.m.3rd through 5th grade
Place: Community Center (223 Little Falls St.)
Cost: Adults and children under two are free; $2 for children ages two and up
The Halloween Carnival has been held annually and is organized by the Falls Church Recreation & Parks Department. For more information, call 703-248-5178 (TTY 711).
Costumes in Falls ChurchFind awesome accessories, decor and of course, costumes — from babies to grown-ups — at Economy Party Supplies, 1049 W. Broad St. in Falls Church. You can also rent costumes if you're trying to impress for a special spooky event, or find wigs and Halloween make-up too. Weekday hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
You can also find costumes at Party City in Bailey's Crossroads at 5522 Leesburg Pike. The store has lots of Halloween candy and decorations too.
Fields of Fear at Cox FarmsA sure sign that autumn is here isn't the end of hot weather but the beginning of the Cox Farms Fall Festival in Centreville, not too far a drive from Falls Church.
The Fall Festival started Sept. 28 and is open daily until Nov. 5. Admission is $17 during on weekends.
"For Cox Farms, hosting friends and families in Northern Virginia every fall is more than a tradition—it’s a passion. We truly do wait all year, and now it’s almost here," staff said in a release.
The 144-foot long Dino Slide in the children's playground received a complete makeover and is now faster than ever, Cox Farms staff members said.
An antique fire truck has been converted to a slide and added to the playground."Fields of Fear" is scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays during the fall festival. Activities include a half-mile haunted Cornightmare trail, Darkside Hayride: Zombie Zoo and a Firegrounds hangout with giant torchlit slide, bonfires, food and games.
Admission Costs and Special Deals
Discounted tickets will be available close to Halloween (Oct. 26-27) and during Pumpkin Madness (Nov. 2-3).
Weekday admission price is $9 per person.
“The hope is that folks looking to save a few dollars will opt to come on our regular weekends, when the crowds are smaller and admission is lower,” says "Co-Farmer-in-Chief" Lucas Cox.
Public service discounts will be available on opening weekend and Pumpkin Madness weekend at the farm. A $5 discount is available to any government employee, educator, first responder, law enforcement officer, nurse or military personnel.
Cox Farms members and Fear Fanatics receive additional discounts and offers. Sign-up is available through the website as is additional information about the programs.
The Corn Maze
Head to this 5-acre corn maze at 4501 Old Tavern Road in The Plains for a day of fun that includes plenty of things to do for the little ones, including sliding and seeing farm animals. You can pick pumpkins and visit the country store. For more information, visit their Web site or call (540) 456-7339.
Patch will add new events, pumpkin patches and other Halloween doings as information becomes available! If you're holding an event, email the details to Editor Mary Ann Barton at: email@example.com