5 Seasonal Activities to do this Fall

Fall is officially here! As we all know, this time of year means everything pumpkin, scary Halloween haunted trails and much more. Here are five places you need to visit sometime this month:
1. Ashland Berry Farm

Located in Ashland, Va., Ashland Berry Farm is only a 30 minute drive from VCU. This jam-packed fall activity offers “Haunted Evenings,” pumpkin-picking, free hayrides, a Halloween decorating shop, fall harvest tours, a 3-D “Boo House,” a pumpkin maze, an animal corral and a “Nightmare Gift Shop!” You can purchase a “Haunted Evenings Scream Pass” that allows you to tour all four haunted houses for just $30, which is much less than the $50 you would have to pay to tour all of them separately! Attend a “Haunted Evening” with 14 friends or more and you can all receive five dollars off your “Scream Pass” on Fridays and $10 off on Sundays! Click here to see the “Haunted Evenings” calendar, pricing, hours and coupons. The other activities listed offer an “All You Can Carry for $20” deal and a “Kid’s Fun Pass” that allows one child to enjoy three activities. Click here for more details.

2.  Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion

Located in Doswell, Va., Kings Dominion is only a 20 minute drive from VCU. The well-known theme park offers nine spooky Halloween mazes, six scare zones, six frightening shows and five chilling experiences with tickets starting at just $39! Purchase a “Fright Lane” and “Skeleton Key” combo pass for just $67 to beat the lines and unlock access to hidden rooms! Click here to plan a thrilling Halloween experience today.

3.  Frightmares

Located at Regency Square Mall in Richmond, Va., Frightmares, Richmond’s newest haunted attraction, is only an 18 minute drive from VCU. You can find them on the second floor of the mall next to J.C. Penney’s. Bring your VCU I.D. and receive three dollars off of your admission ticket! Click here if you dare to read about pricing and house hours!

4.  Gallmeyer Farms

Located in Richmond, Va., Gallmeyer Farms is just a 13 minute drive from VCU. The pumpkin patch offers free admission and free parking. There’s even a free hayride shuttle that will pick you up from the parking lot and drive you to your destination. Other not-so-scary fall activities include a veggie stand, live music, craft vendors, local businesses, hayrides, pony rides and food vendors. Gallmeyer farms even has a picnic area where they allow visitors to bring along their coolers and lawn chairs! Click here to schedule your visit at Gallmeyer Farms!

5. Day of the Dead at 17th Street Farmers’ Market



Located in Richmond, Va., the 17th Street Farmers’ Market is only a seven minute drive from VCU. The 17th Street Farmers' Market welcomes the La Plaza Farmers’ Market to Shockoe Bottom for an authentic celebration of this cherished Mexican holiday. You can enjoy traditional dishes, astounding live performances from Aztec musicians and dancers and learn all about the traditions connected with the holiday. It is free to attend and food and beverages are available for purchase!