Local Events

Udvar-Hazy Center’s Annual Air and Scare
See the spooky side of air and space at our annual Halloween event! Join us for creepy crafts and activities with a spooky twist including Ghost Blasters, Trick or Trajectory Rocket Launch, spooky science Discovery Stations, Paper Scare Planes, story time, puppet shows, and photo opportunities with costumed characters from some of your favorite space- and ghost-themed movies. Learn about the possibility of aliens in the universe and make your own alien. Visit the Tot zone with the little ones and send the Teens and Tweens to activities just for them. Don’t forget to wear your costume, and come prepared for some awesome trick-or-treating!
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Oct 25, 2014
2pm – 7pm
202 633-2392
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy
Chantilly, VA 20151
Boneyard Wine Tasting at the Purcellville Train Station!
Tarara Winery

Join us at the Purcellville Train Station for a tasting of our Boneyard Wines! You’ll taste the everything from Skins to Cab Sauv to Bubbly.
Oct 25, 2014 to Oct 26, 2014
Purcellville Train Station and Visitors Center
200 N 21st St
Purcellville, VA 20132
Loudoun County Civil War Roundtable
Thomas Balch Library
The Loudoun County Civil War Roundtable (LCCWRT) promotes and further stimulates interest in all aspects and phases of the Civil War period.
Nov 11, 2014
208 West Market St
Leesburg, VA 20176
Eyewitness to War: Fourth Sundays at Mt. Zion
Mt. Zion Historic Park
This Civil War living history program features guided tours of the church and cemetery, Civil War graffiti on display.
Oct 26, 2014
40309 John Mosby Hwy
Aldie, VA 20105
7th Annual Oktoberfest at Doner Bistro
Döner Bistro
Birding the Blue Ridge Center
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
On the fourth Saturday of each month (except December), Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy leads a bird walk at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Studies.
Oct 25, 2014
Nov 22, 2014
Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship
11661 Harpers Ferry Rd
Purcellville, VA 20132
Town Center Trick-or-Treat
This annual Halloween event occurs at the Brambleton Town Center. Brambleton tenants give out sweet treats for anxious trick-or-treaters.
Brambleton Group
Oct 26, 2014
42395 Ryan Road
Brambleton, VA 20148
21st Annual Fall Harvest Festival
Great Country Farms
Come visit the largest u-pick pumpkin patch in Northern Virginia and pick your pumpkin right off the vine!
Sep 27, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014
18780 Foggy Bottom Rd
Bluemont, VA 20135
Virginia Gold Cup Races
Come enjoy the running of the world famous Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase race! Run since 1922 and attended by over 50,000 spectators, this race is one of the largest and most popular sporting events in the greater Washington metropolitan area. The Virginia Gold Cup enjoys a spectacular setting in the heart of Virginia horse country with the Blue Ridge Mountains serving as the backdrop. Race day features six hurdle and timber horse races, Jack Russell Terrier races, contests, and over 30 vendor booths for shopping.
Oct 25, 2014
10am gates open
Great Meadows
5089 Old Tavern Rd
The Plains, VA 20198
Middleburg Film Fest
The Middleburg Film Festival offers four days of fantastic films in a spectacular setting, only 30 minutes from Dulles International Airport.
Oct 30, 2014 to Nov 2, 2014
The Town of Middleburg
Middleburg, VA 20117
Notaviva Vineyards presents Haunted Vineyard Tours
Come out to Notaviva Vineyards for a night of haunted vineyard tours! With live actors and storytellers provided by Stagecoach Theater Company, our haunted vineyard is sure to provide laughs and shrieks! Enjoy a night time walk through the vineyard, accompanied by a spooky ghost story. Keep an eye out for the frightful bog monster and his heinous devilry.
3 tours per hour
only 16 reservation slots per tour
2 tickets prices to choose from:
$20 plus tax – 13+ to adult – no wine
$25 plus tax – adult 21+ – glass of mulled wine included
Notaviva Vineyards
Oct 30, 2014 to Nov 1, 2014
540 668-6756
4th Annual Purcellville Halloween Block Party
We’ve been waiting for such a night
To practice Mayhem and Mischief and other such frights
Where The werewolves will howl; and the vampires will bite
and all The witches will brew on Halloween night
Wear a costume; play some games; the prizes you will like
Old Town Purcellville will come alive on Friday night
October 31, 2014
5:00pm – 9:00pm
On 21st Street
Between Main Street & O Street
Snow/Rain Date November 1, 2014
Purcellville First Friday
Come enjoy Purcellville First Friday. Enjoy music, art, wine and Shop Purcellville every First Friday of the month from March through December.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014
Event time: 6-9pm
Location: Purcellville, VA 20132
Website: http://www.facebook.com/PurcellvilleFirstFriday
Leesburg’s First Friday
Held the first Friday of every month, except January, Leesburg’s First Friday lets you fully experience all that Historic Downtown Leesburg has to offer. Over 35 specialty shops, art galleries, antique shops and restaurants are open until 9pm or later, many offering free refreshments and/or special sales. Enjoy live music throughout the evening, art exhibits, wine tastings, a comedy show and even a yoga happy hour! Leesburg’s First Friday is a program of the Loudoun Arts Council.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014
Event time: 6-9pm
Admission Fee/Ticket Price: Free
Location:Loudoun Arts Council
Historic Downtown Leesburg
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 703-777-7838
Website: http://www.leesburgfirstfriday.com