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Experience Hampton Haunts All October

September 15, 2017 |

Summer may have come to an end, but as quickly as we emptied the sand from our beach bags, we realized that with fall leaves comes one very exciting holiday…HALLOWEEN. Hampton has not let you down this year as far as our lineup of exciting haunts goes; after all, 400 years of history has left us with quite a few ghost tales to tell.

20-21 Fort Monroe Ghost Walk
Come and discover where history meets mystery! Learn the hidden secrets of Fort Monroe’s rich 400 year history during our guided ghost walks. Special priced tickets go on sale in September. Tours are rain or shine. Please be advised that this is a walking tour and most of the areas of the tour are not handicapped accessible. This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 12. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Fort Monroe. 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 night of tour. 757/690-8061. www.fmauthority.com (Fort Monroe)

23-27 Hampton Horror Tours
These 60-minute tours include eerie tales of Old Hampton and the Coastal Virginia area. The tour will encounter actors portraying the first witch recorded in America, ghosts of Civil War soldiers, pirates from Blackbeard's Crew, a speakeasy proprietor, escaped prisoners, yellow fever victims, and more characters from the city's tales of mystery and the macabre. Each tour will include the grisly side of Hampton history; special surprises and a spooky lantern tour of the St. John's Church graveyard, and other points of fright along Queen Street and around downtown Hampton. Hampton History Museum. 6:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 757/727-1610. www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org (120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton, VA 23669)

26 Rocky Horror Picture Show
Grab your fishnets, and pelvic thrust your way to The American Theatre’s creature feature presentation of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW! Coming this October, audiences will TIME WARP back to the 1970s and shimmy the night away to the voices of Magenta, Frank-N-Furter & Riff Raff on The American Theatre’s silver screen. Dust off your gold sequin top hat, snap on your rubber gloves and lace up your corset for some harmless musical fun—a delightful spoof of Hollywood horror movies and Old Dark House melodramas! The American Theatre. 8:00 p.m. $10. 757/722-2787. www.hamptonarts.net (125 East Mellen Street, Hampton, VA 23663)


28 Bluebird Gap Farm Festival
On Saturday, October 28, check out the return of the Blue Bird Gap Farm Festival! The event, held rain or shine, will include awesome activities and events like punkin’ chunkin’, live entertainment, happy hay rides, and more! There will also be craft beer and food available for purchase. Best of all, the event is free and open to the public. Bluebird Gap Farm. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Daily. Free. www.hampton.gov/bbgf (60 Pine Chapel Road, Hampton, VA 23666)

28 Downtown Hampton Halloween Block Party
Hampton takes to the streets for a fun-filled street fair including live music by Buck Shot, cold refreshments and plenty of activities for the young and old. Dog Costume Contest at 6:30 p.m. Best Costume Contest at 8:30 p.m. Downtown Hampton. 6:00 p.m. -10:30 p.m. Free Admission. 757/727-1271. www.hamptonblockparty.com  (Queens Way, Downtown Hampton, 23669)


And don’t forget about pumpkins! Wood’s Orchards Farm Market (where President Obama purchased pumpkins back on October 19, 2011) is the perfect place to find carve-worthy pumpkins this year, offering a selection ranging from $3-$45, and varying from small to very large pumpkins, with a whole field of white pumpkins. Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Experience Hampton Haunts All October

October 16, 2015 | Events

Hampton has not let you down this year as far as our lineup of exciting haunts goes; after all, 400 years of history has left us with quite a few ghost tales to tell.

2015 Hampton Haunts

October 2015

16-18, 23-25, 29-31 Zombie Contagion
October 16-17  7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
October 18      7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
October 23-24  7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
October 25      7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
October 29    7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
October 30  7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
October 31  7:00 p.m. – Midnight
Presented by the Peninsula Jaycees, the Haunted House is built and run entirely by volunteers. Guests 15 years and under MUST be accompanied by a paid adult (18 & over). Recommended for ages 13+. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.zombiecontagionva.com. Peninsula Town Center. $12. Entrance is located between McMenamin St. & Von Schilling Dr. in Peninsula Town Center. (3420 Von Shilling Drive, Hampton, VA 23666)

22-24, 29-31 Monster Maze
This October, the Downtown Hampton Exchange Club (DHXC) and m2Pictures present Monster Maze, a terrifying new exploration of the historic downtown Hampton post office. The maze offers guests, ages 11 and older, several haunting scenes, including an alien autopsy gone wrong and a plane crash on Zombie Island. Other gruesome highlights include Sheep Squatch and Pig Man. 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. $10 at the door. 757/727-8311. (132 E. Queens Way, Hampton, VA 23669)

23-24 Fort Monroe Ghost Walk
Come and discover where history meets mystery! Learn the hidden secrets of Fort Monroe’s rich 400 year history during our guided ghost walks. Tours begin every 20 minutes from 6:00 p.m. -9:30 p.m. and will last approximately 45 minutes. Tours are rain or shine. Please be advised that this is a walking tour and most of the areas of the tour are not handicapped accessible. This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 12. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets on sale September 28. Fort Monroe. 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 night of tour. 757/690-8061. www.fmauthority.com/calendar/ (Fort Monroe)

24 Spooky Space Trick-or-Treating
Kick off Halloween early and visit the Virginia Air & Space Center for a variety of spooky family fun activities. Trick-or-treat throughout the Center while exploring the two new exhibits: Imagination Playground and the Solarium. After, enjoy the treats while watching a feature film in the Riverside IMAX theater. Halloween Bash included with general admission. Virginia Air & Space Center. Noon – 4:00 p.m. Admission Fee. 757/727-0900. www.vasc.org (600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669)

26-30 Haunted Hampton Tours
These 60-minute tours include eerie tales of Old Hampton and the Coastal Virginia area. Guided by Historian and Hampton History Museum curator, Michael Cobb, the tour will encounter actors portraying the first witch recorded in America, ghosts of Civil War soldiers, pirates from Blackbeard's Crew, a speakeasy proprietor, escaped prisoners, yellow fever victims, and more characters from the city's tales of mystery and the macabre. Each tour will include the grisly side of Hampton history; special surprises and a spooky lantern tour of the St. John's Church graveyard, and other points of fright along Queen Street and around downtown Hampton. Hampton History Museum. 7:00 p.m. $5.00 in advance; $8.00 at the door. 757/727-1610. www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org (120 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton, VA 23669)

30 Storytelling Spooktacular
Take to Mill Point Park in Downtown Hampton for a free night of storytelling and more! Highlights include experiments by Mad Science, spooky songs by C. Shells, creepy creatures from Sandy Bottom Nature Park, appearances by John the Juggling Ginger, and family games. Kid friendly stories until 8PM, afterwards, the stories might not be for the faint of heart! Food will be available for purchase. Mill Point Park. 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Free. 757/727-8311. www.hampton.gov (100 Eaton Street, Hampton, VA 23669)

31 Downtown Hampton Halloween Block Party
Hampton takes to the streets on Halloween night for a fun-filled street fair including music by a DJ, cold refreshments and plenty of activities for the young and old. Downtown Hampton. 6:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m. Free Admission. 757/727-1271. (Queens Way, Downtown Hampton, 23669)


And don’t forget about pumpkins! Wood’s Orchards Farm Market (where President Obama purchased pumpkins back on October 19, 2011) is the perfect place to find carve-worthy pumpkins this year, offering a selection ranging from $3-$45, and varying from small to very large pumpkins, with a whole field of white pumpkins. You can walk out to any of the patches from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays; and 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. They also offer a hayride on the weekends during the above hours. The cost of the hayride is $1.00 per person.