Some Spooky, Some Not, But All Spectacular Halloween Places
By Katherine Gotthardt
If you’re into Halloween or just autumn in general, there are plenty of places to explore the darker and lighter sides of the season. Check out these haunted havens and pumpkin places and let us know your favorites!
Route 29 Haunted Farm at Buckland
During the day, this farm offers activities for children of all ages – a moon bounce, hayrides and a pumpkin patch, to name a few. But at night, the place is spookified and not appropriate for children under ten years of age. Take the 20-minute walk through the haunted hallows, then enjoy a bonfire, music and concessions.
The first group enters the haunt at dark, around 7 p.m. The last ticket is sold at 10:30. Tickets are $15. Proceeds benefit the Warrenton Boys and Girls Club.
The Haunted Farm is located at 4484 Lee Highway, Warrenton. For more information, email Route29HauntedFarm@gmail.com.
In 2009, Patty Dick Leonard wrote, “In 1961 my grandparents bought the abandoned farm on Maple Tree lane. We moved in shortly there after. Little did they know there was an unidentified cemetery right where they put their first garden. We never gave much thought to the many and sometimes mysterious farming accidents that happened over the years. Or why livestock would refuse to use the old horse barn for some unexplained reason. Things started making sense when odd bits of letters were found tucked inside walls and the diary of a high school student was discovered in the attic…”
Haunted Hollow recommends children under 13 have “an adult to cling to.” Tickets are $15 per person at the door. The parking lot opens and the first tickets are sold at 7 p.m. The last ticket sold is at 10 p.m. All tickets are sold onsite.
Weavers Haunted Woods
Tickets cost $10 per person. The woods are located at 10720 Weaversville Road, Bealeton. For more information, visit http://www.
For the faint of heart and younger children, local farms offer opportunity to pick your own pumpkin, enjoy hayrides and more.
Experience the tranquility of a real farm on the mile-long hayride to the pumpkin patch. The farm says to bring a picnic basket and enjoy a meal at one of the picnic tables along Cedar Run. “This is a real farm with a real pumpkin patch where the pumpkins are attached to the vine they’ve grown on.
All the produce sold on this farm is grown here. We’ll have our certified organic produce available from the fields as the season allows.”
This Nokesville farm has over three acres of pumpkins to choose from, a corn maze scavenger hunt, a hay and corn play area and a cow train. Pack a lunch and blanket and enjoy the farm’s fresh air.
The farm also offers pre-picked pumpkins, gourds, winter squash, straw bales, corn stalks and ornamentals available for purchase.
Yankey Farms is located at 13007 Vint Hill Road, Nokesville. For more information, call 703- 618-3782.