5 things

When I think about what people in other cities will be doing this weekend, I feel bad for them. I also kind of want to shout “HA HA RVA RULES, SUCKERS!!!!” But I won’t because, well, that’s rude, and that’s not how we roll. We roll by having lots of fun. Suckers.

When I think about what people in other cities will be doing this weekend, I feel bad for them. I also kind of want to shout “HA HA RVA RULES, SUCKERS!!!!” But I won’t because, well, that’s rude, and that’s not how we roll. We roll by having lots of fun. Suckers.

Anyway, here you go: 5 great things to do in Richmond this weekend…

1. Richmond Folk Festival

You might have heard that the Richmond Folk Festival is happening this weekend. Tons of performers and artisans showing off their respective crafts, great food and goodies, thousands of your fellow Richmonders having a grand old time…all for free! Be sure to get caught up on the goings-on with our Richmond Folk Festival Guide, including the festival map and schedule, artist bios, parking information, and more. And if you’re of the Apple persuasion, make sure to download our free iPhone app.

  • Friday, October 8 (6pm to 10:30pm); Saturday, October 9 (12pm to 10:30pm); Sunday, October 10 (12pm to 6pm)
  • Brown’s Island and the surrounding areas (Corner of 7th and Tredegar Streets)
  • Free! (but donations are gladly accepted)

2. Ashland Berry Farm: Haunted Evenings

This actually began last week, but now that it’s most definitely fall in Richmond, this weekend seems to be the perfect time to start partaking in all the spookiness this town has to offer. They’ve got three haunts: Booger Woods, Terror in the Barn, and Hell Hole. I wonder which one is the scariest…

  • Fridays, Saturday, and Sundays from October 1 through October 31 (hayrides start at 7pm; tickets sold until 10pm)
  • Ashland Berry Farm (12607 Old Ridge Road in Beaverdam)
  • Booger in the Woods, $20; Terror in the Barn, $8; Hell Hole, $6

3. Movies & Mimosas/Insomnia Theatre: Psycho

This film is so good, it’s being featured in BOTH of Movieland’s special screenings. That means you have four opportunities to be sufficiently terrified of showering.

  • Friday, October 8 (11:30pm); Saturday, October 9 (11am and 11:30pm); Sunday, October 10 (11am)
  • Movieland (1301 N. Boulevard)
  • $5.50 ($4.50 with your Criterion Club card)

4. 4th Annual Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome

Take part in a 1/2-mile advocacy walk, a 5K run, and/or a family festival to celebrate the abilities, accomplishments, and amazing spirits of people with Down Syndrome in the Greater Richmond area. There will also be special performances from the Henrico Concert Band, Miracles in Motion Dance Group, the Firecracker Cheerleaders, and more. And be sure to check out the pumpkin patch while you’re there!

  • Saturday, October 9 (5K starts at 8:30am to 2pm)
  • Short Pump Town Center (11800 W. Broad Street)
  • See website for details

5. Girls in Science Camp-in

Smart girls are awesome! For this event, middle school girls will join forces with professional women scientists “to confront challenges and find solutions to common problems faced by scientists and engineers.” For every 4 girls, one adult chaperone is required and admitted free, and pre-registration is required. Call 804.864.1400 for details.

  • Saturday, October 9 through Sunday, October 10 (call above number for specific times)
  • Science Museum of Virginia (2500 W. Broad Street)
  • $10 per girl (additional adults are $10 each)
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Valerie Catrow

Valerie Catrow is editor of RVAFamily, mother to a mop-topped first grader, and always really excited to go to bed.

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