Lynchburg City Schools students will enjoy early dismissal on Friday to start the weekend and are out of school on Monday. If you haven't taken the kids to the local pumpkin patches, this is a great activity to enjoy together.
Smith's Pumpkin Patch, located at 6204 Fort Avenue, is open daily through Halloween. Hours at Smith's Pumpkin Patch are Monday to Thursday from 10-8, Fridays from 10-9, Saturdays from 9-9 and Sundays from 12-8.
Visit Yoders' Farm in Rustburg and enjoy time with the family at their corn maze which is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Auburnlea Farms in Gladys is open on Friday and Saturday. Daytime hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening hours are from 6-10 p.m.
Ravenelle Corn Maze at Russell Farms in Forest is open Saturday and Sunday. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday hours are 1-6 p.m.
If you're looking for a spooky good time, take a trip to Scaremare or the Knights of Columbus Haunted House. This is the last weekend of Scaremare, which will be open Friday and Saturday night starting at dusk.
The Knights of Columbus Haunted House will be held at the K of C Clubhouse at 201 Sweeney Circle in Forest on Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The whole family can enjoy a fun Halloween walk at the Scarecrow Stroll in Altavista. Downtown merchants have scarecrows outside their businesses. Take a walk around town and vote for your favorite on Saturday. There's also a town-wide yard sale at the Trade Lot on Saturday.
There are fall festivals galore on Saturday including events at Bethel Mennonite School on Route 501 in Gladys, Bethany United Methodist Church on High Peak Road in Monroe, Northminister Presbyterian Church in Madison Heights, Sandusky Elementary School and Harvest Festival at Lynchburg Community Market.
Bring the dogs out for a little Halloween fun on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. for the Lick or Treat Pet Parade at Riverside Runners on Rivermont Avenue.
Join the laser tag fun at Percival's Island on Saturday morning at Set the Record for Life. The event includes a 3K walk, a 5K run and a laser tag tournament. Participants are hoping to break the record for the world's largest laser tag game. Come on out and join the fun starting at 8:30 a.m.
On Saturday night, put on your zombie attire and head to Lynchburg Community Market to fill the streets with zombies. Bring a donation of canned food as your admission fee to the Lynchburg Zombie Walk, starting at 5:30 p.m.
The little ones, ages 6 months to 5 years, will enjoy their own Halloween Bash at Romp n' Roll, 114 Hexham Drive in Wyndhurst. Reserve your child's spot on Sunday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. by calling (434) 509-0009.
The Run For Your Life Zombie Run will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. on the campus of Presbyterian Homes, 150 Linden Avenue. Register in advance for this event as a zombie or a victim. Zombies should arrive at 3 p.m. and victims at 4 p.m. on race day.
Enjoy trunk-or-treat and fall festivities on Sunday night at Mountain View United Methodist Church starting at 5 p.m. Your whole family will enjoy the Fort Hill Neighborhood Festival on Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Learn how you can make a difference in the lives of children living in poverty around the world at Victory Christian Fellowship, 615 Leesville Road, on Sunday at 6 p.m.
Read more about how Lynchburg resident Stephanie Parrish is joining with others to help kids through the Global Aid Network. Stephanie has been in Pennsylvania this week helping pack CarePacks for distribution in impoverished countries.
Visit Virginia.org to find events taking place across the state from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Shenandoah Valley to the Atlantic Ocean.
Whether you enjoy scenic drives, fall hikes, outdoor adventures, fall festivals or Halloween activities, you'll find something for every member of the family to enjoy this weekend, wherever you are in Virginia.