Fall has officially arrived in the Richmond Region! From festivals and spooky Halloween events, to family fun and cultural arts activities, we've got more than enough to keep you entertained all autumn long! Check out our list of fall festivities happening throughout the Richmond Region and be sure to check back for more updates to come!
Richmond Folk Festival
October 7 - 9, 2022 | Brown's Island
The beloved festival draws fans each year to downtown Richmond’s riverfront to celebrate the roots, richness, and variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts, storytelling, and food. This free, three-day event hosts 200,000 people over the weekend and will feature six stages and showcasing music and dance around the world. Click here to learn more about this year's event.
Now Through October 30, 2022 | Select Nights | Kings Dominion
Terror lurks around every corner at Kings Dominion’s Halloween Haunt. From thrilling rides, haunted mazes, terrifying scare zones, and frightening live shows, you’re in for some extreme screams. Hundreds of monsters will descend upon the park for a chilling night you won't forget! Click here for ticket information.
Pop Up RVA at The Diamond
Every Saturday in October, 2022 | 10 am - 3 pm | 3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd
This exciting RVA market is back for its second season! Bring your friends and family to shop RVA's newest & largest weekly vendor market featuring dozens of artisan, craft, and local business vendors. Plus, enjoy food trucks, wineries, distilleries and more! Leashed pets are welcome! Click here to check out vendor details and upcoming market dates. (Photo Credit: @popuprva via Instagram)
Terror on the Farm
Now Through October 31, 2022 | Select Nights | Ashland Berry Farm
Haunts and horror awaits this season at Ashland Berry Farm during this year's Terror on the Farm event. Enter this haunted farm if you dare and venture through their scariest additions yet including their Lost Souls Inn, Morbid Darkness, Twisted 3D and Booger Woods. Click here for special rates, FAQ's and ticket information.
Richmond Night Market
Now Through December 2022 | Every Second Saturday | 17th Street, Richmond, VA
The Richmond Night Market is a monthly, open-air market in the heart of the arts and culture scene of Richmond. Stop by 17th Street Market in Shockoe Bottom for a fun, local shopping experience featuring unique RVA artisans, vendors & creatives, plus live musical performances! For more details, click here.
Creepy Hallow Scream Park
October 7 - 31, 2022 | Select Nights | 14437 Stone Horse Creek Road, Glen Allen, VA
Dare to experience the Scream Forest at Creep Hallow Scream Park! Wander through Richmond's ultimate Halloween destination, with more monsters, more frights and more fun! Each night will feature live actors, monsters, incredible animatronics, amazing illusions and acres of screams. Click here for ticket information and more details.
Virginia Wine Month
October 2022 | Various Locations
Celebrate Virginia Wine Month this October! Make RVA your wine tasting destination and explore the variety of local sips our region has to offer. Stop by a scenic vineyard this fall in New Kent County or sample new sips at a cool wine bar in the Fan. Click here to browse winery locations across the region and start planning your perfect itinerary. (Plus, many locations are family and pet friendly!) Be sure to share your photos on social media enjoying Virginia sips using #VAWineMonth and #VisitRichmond!
Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art
October 8, 2022 - March 19, 2023 | VMFA
Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art at the VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is the first exhibition to explore the instrument’s symbolism in American art from the early 19th century to the present day. Experience paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and music in a multimedia presentation that unpacks the guitar’s cultural significance, illuminating matters of class, gender, race, ethnicity, and identity. Learn more.
October 13 - November 7, 2022 | Select Nights | Maymont
Get ready to see the historic Maymont property in a whole new light! Enjoy a beautiful fall night exploring the illuminated Maymont trails and gardens. Plus, grab a bite from local food trucks and warm up by a fire pit! Grab your family and friends, (and your camera for those photo-worthy moments). Click the here for more event details and ticket information.
Craft + Design 2022
October 14-16, 2022 | Main Street Station
The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host its annual contemporary craft show, Craft + Design showcasing the finest in museum-quality crafts. Grab your tickets and get ready for a weekend of craft art, local food, fun and FREE artful activities for all ages and craft brews provided by Hardywood Park Craft Brewery at the Craft + Design beer garden. Click here for more ticket information.
October 15, 2022 | 9:30 am - 5 pm | Science Museum of Virginia
Head to the Science Museum of Virginia for a celebration of science and culture in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. ¡Virginia Fiesta! will be a day-long celebration hat will highlight the amazing contributions of the Hispanic community in Virginia. The day will include a community fair, vendors, food trucks, cultural performances, live demos, workshops and more! Click here for more details.
The 40th Midlothian Village Day Festival & Craft Fair
October 15, 2022 | 10 am - 3 pm | 13501 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, VA
The 40th Midlothian Village Day Festival & Craft Fair is a community day filled with fun activities for the whole family. There will be crafters, community booths, games, live entertainment, food vendors, a raffle and more! The day starts with a parade along Midlothian Turnpike, sponsored by the Midlothian Foundation. Learn more about this FREE event, here.
Festival of India
October 15 & 16, 2022 | 11 am - 9 pm | Greater Richmond Convention Center
At the Festival of India, enjoy a renowned cultural program, consisting of classical and modern Indian live performances, as well as East-West fusion dance and music. Sample a wide variety of Indian cuisine, including vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies, such as dosa, kachori, samosas, tandoori chicken and sweets, all of which are supplied by local Indian restaurants and families, and prepared fresh in front of patrons. Click here to learn more about this free cultural event.
October 28 - 31, 2022 | Downtown Ashland
The mysteries of Ashland's historic district come alive during this annual Halloween festival! Local businesses host quaint and quirky events, while picturesque Victorian homes take on a spooky glow for the weekend-long celebration. Check out of full calendar of Ashland holiday events, here.
October 29, 2022 | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Experience autumn flair in the Garden and celebrate all that fall has to offer! This event has a festival vibe with live music, food, adult beverages, and family-friendly activities. The Garden Café & Bloemendaal House tent will feature German fare, so come hungry! Find more details, here.
Hops in the Park
November 5, 2022 | Henricus Historical Park
The Henricus Foundation presents the seventh annual Hops in the Park, a national award-winning hops & harvest festival celebrating the long and rich history of brewing in Virginia! Hops in the Park features dozens of Virginia craft beers, brewing demos, farmers market, music, food, children’s activities, and of course - Virginia history. All proceeds from Hops in the Park support Henricus Foundation's Children's Education Fund. Find more information here!
Can’t Miss Tour: Travis Tritt & Chris Janson
November 5, 2022 | Altria Theater
Calling all country music lovers! Multi-platinum selling and award-winning artists, Travis Tritt and Chris Janson are set to embark on a co-headline tour, the Can’t Miss Tour, and are performing in RVA on November 5th! Want a chance to win two free tickets to the show, plus a complimentary one-night stay at the Graduate Hotel Richmond? Click the link to enter our latest giveaway: 2022 CONCERT AND HOTEL STAY GIVEAWAY (Giveaway closes October 18, 2022)
Family Halloween Costume Party
October 30, 2022 | 2 pm - 5 pm | New Kent Winery
Gather your witches, goblins, superheroes and fairies together for our Family Costume Party at New Kent Winery. This family friendly event will feature live music, a costume contest at 5:00 PM and special Halloween themed menu items. Click here to learn more and be sure to check out the winery's full calendar of events for even more fall fun!
Drive Through Halloween in the Park
October 31, 2022 | 6 pm - 8 pm | Flora Hill Park, Colonial Heights
Get ready for a spook-tacular Halloween celebration this year at Flora Hill Park! This family friendly event will feature music, games and of course, free candy! Click here for more updates to come on this Halloween event.
Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon
November 12, 2022 | Downtown Richmond
A lot has changed about the Richmond Marathon over the past 40 years, but Sports Backers’ dedication to offering you the best race experience possible remains the same. Whether you choose to take on the marathon, half marathon, or 8k, when you run Richmond, you’ll receive VIP treatment! With thousands of volunteers and spectators encouraging you, and more race perks that you can count, you’ll see why this awesome event has earned its reputation as America’s Friendliest Marathon! Click here for more details.
Stony Point Sip & Shop
November 25, 2022 | Stony Point Fashion Park
The 3rd Annual Sip & Shop at Stoney Point Fashion Park is back! Browse local crafts and goods from a variety of RVA vendors all while celebrating local, Virginia sips. This venue-full event will feature local and regional breweries, wineries, cideries, and distilleries offering samples that come with your ticket price. Plus enjoy food from on-site restaurants and other local vendors, games and live music from local artists to keep you entertained! Click here to secure your tickets today. (Photo Courtesy of River City Festivals)
There are still plenty of fun events and activities to catch this fall in RVA!
For even more things to do in the Richmond Region this season, check out our full Calendar of Events!
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