The 2011 Downtown Short Pump Halloween Events Guide

Looking for a fun family friendly event or a spooky party just for adults to celebrate Halloween this weekend? We have a roundup of events going on throughout the Far West End so big, it’s scary.

Enjoy some spooky storytelling at Sweet Spot Friday night beginning at 7:00 p.m. Bring your flashlights and sleeping bags and prepare to be spooked with our stories. They’ll also be having a “scream” contest! The event is free.

Tom Leonard’s Farmers Market presents “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” in their outdoor hay bale theater Friday night. The family-friendly classic kicks off at 7:00 p.m. Free popcorn and hot chocolate will be provided.

The Wine Loft presents a Haunted Loft Halloween Party for adults only on Friday the 28th from 10:oo p.m. – 2:00 a.m. There will be plenty of drink and food specials as well as a live DJ spinning great tunes.

Jake & Friends in the Short Pump Station shopping center is celebrating Halloween all day on Saturday, October 29th. The store will have a coloring table with a Life is good Halloween theme, Jake tattoos and Halloween treats. If you show up in a Halloween Life is good tee, you’ll receive 20% off your purchase! Costumes are welcome.

Haunted West Broad Village takes place on Saturday, October 29th in the common area between The Sweet Spot and the Aloft Richmond West Hotel. Featured activities include face painting, storytelling, spooky games, and candy. The Headless Horseman will arrive around 7:00 p.m., followed by an outdoor family movie at 8:00 p.m. The event is free.

The Shoppes at Innsbrook are hosting The Great Pumpkin Palooza. Wear your costume and join the fun for a full day of activities. Face painting, games, Innsbrook 5K racecourse run/walk, petting zoo, trick-or-treating, pumpkin auction, dance instruction, pumpkin carving, crafters, vendors, live entertainment, and more. Click here for more information. Event starts at 9:00 a.m Saturday.

Atkins, Maestrello, Miller and Associates Pediatric Dentistry is hosting a “Halloween Candy Buy Back” to benefit overseas military troops. Kids can bring in their extra candy from November 1st through 11th and the practice will reward the kids with cash by the pound and prizes from other Short Pump businesses such as Kangaroo Jac’s, McDonald’s, and Chick-Fil-A. All of the candy is sent to Operation Gratitude and boxed up in care packages for the troops. More info is available on their website.

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Trevor Dickerson

Trevor Dickerson loves all things Richmond and manages RVANews’ West of the Boulevard and West End community sites.

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