Another busy weekend lies ahead in Central Virginia. There's something for everyone this weekend. From spooky adventures to fun festivals and date night events, you'll find the right activity for your family.
Enjoy spooky fun in Lynchburg this weekend. Scaremare, located at 2300Carroll Avenue, celebrates their first weekend of the season after opening on Thursday. Scaremare hours are 7-11 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights through Oct. 26.
Ravenelle Corn Maze at Russell Farms, located on Thomas Jefferson Road in Forest, will hold a night maze on Friday from 6-10 p.m. You can also enjoy Ravenelle during the day on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 1-6 p.m.
Head to Rustburg for Yoders' Farm Corn Maze on Thursdays from 2-7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Yoders' Farm is located at 1134 Browns Mill Road.
Auburnlea Farms, located at 5500 Mollies Creek Road in Gladys, is holding Fall Festival weekends all month. Hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6-10 p.m.
There's Halloween fun all month at Smith's Pumpkin Patch on Fort Avenue. Smith's is open Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Take a short drive to Altavista this month to enjoy the Scarecrow Stroll. Retail stores in downtown Altavista have placed unique scarecrows in front of their stores all month. Vote for your favorite scarecrow on Oct. 26.
Art lovers can head to Bedford for Second Fridays from 5-8 p.m. Art galleries, retailers and restaurants in downtown Bedford will all be open late for your shopping and dining pleasure.
Lynchburg College will host a unique event on Friday from 6-8:30 p.m. The Anti-Trafficking Expo is being held with packet pickup for the Run For Their Lives race which will be held at the college on Saturday. There's still time to register for the 1K Kids Fun Run or the 5K Run/Walk, which begin at 8:30 a.m.
Runners will also be found on Saturday at the Poplar Forest 5K and Children's Fun Run, held at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest at 8:30 a.m. The event will support educational programming.
Bring your dog along for the inaugural Dogapalooza Festival at Lynchburg Dog Park, 515 Monticello Avenue, off Lakeside Drive. The event will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit the dog park.
Music lovers won't want to miss the 39th Annual Lynchburg Classic on Saturday at Lynchburg City Stadium. This marching band competition is one of the oldest and best in the state. In addition to 20 bands competing for trophies, bands from Heritage and E.C. Glass high schools, Liberty University, Heritage Pride drum and flag corps and Lynchburg's middle schools will perform in exhibition. The event begins at 12:45 p.m. and lasts all day.
Two of the area's favorite fall festivals will be held on Saturday and Sunday. Head to Appomattox for the Appomattox Railroad Festival on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Amherst's Rebec Vineyards is the site for the 23rd Annual Virginia Wine & Garlic Festival on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event features live music, arts and crafts, food vendors, wine and lots of garlic. There are some activities for kids, but this is a great date night activity for grownups too.
Head to Wyndhurst on Sunday afternoon for the MUSTACHE Fun Run/Walk Dash. Meet at the traffic circle on Northwynd Circle for the event, which begins at 3 p.m. Mustaches are provided or bring your own.
Both Lynchburg high schools have theatre events this weekend too. Little Women - the Musical is on stage at E.C. Glass on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. At Heritage, Chicago, the Musical is on stage on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
Whatever your favorite activity is, you'll find an event that's just right for your family this weekend in Central Virginia. So pick one, pick two or pick a few and have a great weekend making memories.