Harrisonburg Halloween Events Capturing the Joy of the Season

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For some people, the arrival of fall isn’t just about pumpkins, changing leaves, and apple picking – it’s the buildup to the greatest holiday of the year: Halloween! But, like most holidays, Halloween’s spooky delights are fleeting and last only one night. Then, the next day, BOOM – It’s November 1, stores are blasting Christmas music, and all Halloween candy is on clearance. But why should we limit ourselves to celebrating Halloween only one day of the year? These Harrisonburg Halloween events allow us to capture all the costumed, creepy-crawly joy of the holiday to make the season last even longer. Check them out for yourself! 

4 Harrisonburg Halloween Events Keeping the Spirit Alive Throughout the Seasons

Skeleton Fest

Skeleton Fest is a family-friendly event that all Halloween lovers will enjoy! Be sure to dress up in your costume to take advantage of their trick-or-treating at downtown businesses and their costume contests for kids, adults, and even dogs. At the end of your trick-or-treating journey, gather with friends and family for an all-ages block party across Downtown Harrisonburg. 

Everyone will love their Halloween-themed arts and crafts activities! Come hungry to take advantage of the event’s food trucks, too. Grown-ups will love the Sip & Stroll element of the evening as well. Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 7, and start planning your epic costumes. You don’t have to wait until October 31 to start your Halloween celebrations! 

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Shenandoah Valley KOA Holiday Campground

October is a beautiful time for camping in the Shenandoah Valley. The temperatures are cooler, the changing leaves are absolutely spectacular, and there’s nothing better than cozying up to a campfire. Shenandoah Valley’s KOA Holiday Campground hosts their Halloween event on Saturdays the last three weekends of October. 

They host trick-or-treating around the campsite, offer hayrides, and offer all sorts of craft activities! Decorate your campsite to take part in the fun. This is one of Shenandoah Valley KOA Holiday Campground’s most popular events of the year, so book your reservation soon!

Endless Caverns- Trick or Treat Event

Endless Caverns is a Shenandoah Valley mountainside campground with cottages and RV sites perfect for a family camping trip. The nearby Endless Caverns are a spectacular underground treasure you can explore with a tour guide. It’s a spectacular attraction for tourists of all ages and one that lends itself to the spookiness of the Halloween season! 

On October 28, guests of the Endless Caverns campground can participate in their trick-or-treating event. Go around from campsite to campsite trick-or-treating and participate in their costume contest. Decorate your campsite to participate in their site-decorating contest (the winner gets a free weekend stay for the following camping season!!)

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Elkton Autumn Days

Elkton Autumn Days is an event hosted in Downtown Elkton every year (this is its 37th year running!) Head downtown on October 21st and 22nd to browse artwork and products from over 100 artisans and artists. 

Enjoy a delicious meal from one of their food trucks and enjoy some great live music as you wander. It’s a great place to gather and celebrate the more autumnal side of the season, with a little bit of Halloween joy sprinkled in.

Harrisonburg Halloween Events

These Harrisonburg Halloween events make it easy to draw out everything there is to love about Halloween. Mark your calendars, perhaps pack up your camping gear, and enjoy Halloween for as long as you possibly can!

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