The National Retail Federation expects consumer spending on Halloween to dip this year due to the flagging economy, but other sources disagree. But a huge cash outlay is not necessary to have a great time in Virginia Beach. A number of free events and activities that will delight and deliver treats without tricks are available in the Tidewater area.
The Kempsville Church of Christ’s annual Fall Festival runs from 5-8 pm on October 31. Inflatables, candy, games, prizes and a traditional cakewalk will safely entertain children without putting any dent in the wallet since the event is free and open to the public. For more information call 490-3925 or the church’s website.
Adults or teens can enjoy a murder mystery party game without spending a dime on a kit. Fools for Christ offers several free downloadable packages including Assassination on the Nile, To Kill a King and Robbery on a Roman Road. Participants are both suspects and detectives. Each kit includes character dossiers for 6-8 guests, host instructions, clues and the solution.