Sure, Halloween is more than two months away, but we have some exciting news that we can’t wait to share! Although this area already offers many fun Halloween events, we now have two new great ones to look forward to in 2014, both of them in southeastern Fairfax County!
First, a historic treat: Mount Vernon Estate, the home of George Washington, presents the first-ever trick-or-treat! The estate recently announced that it will open its doors for the first time for trick-or-treating in the historic area and other fun and games on the grounds. It will be on Halloween night itself from 3:30-6:30; tickets will be $5 for kids, $10 for adults. They also will have a scavenger hunt, crafts, stories, wagon rides, and a costume contest for the best George and Martha outfits. Of course, since this is a historic site, you can expect era demos and activities. Read the details on the Mount Vernon website.
The Haunted Trail itself will be a scary evening event, but the Workhouse also will offer “family tours” for younger kids (and timid adults!) before dark, with no scare actors present. The event runs on select dates between Oct. 24 and Nov. 1. Tickets are $10 per person for the Haunted Trail (recommended for persons age 13 and up) and $5 per person for the Family Tour. See details on the Workhouse Arts Center website.