Haunted Happenings: October Events in Cape Charles
October in Cape Charles means colorful leaves, pumpkins on front porches, and brisk breezes howling off the Bay. Town residents and businesses alike are known to embrace the Halloween spirit throughout the month with seasonal decorations and events. Whether you’re a Cape Charles local or planning a fall getaway, remember to add these spooky October events to your itinerary.
- See a sinister show at the Palace Theatre.
Arts Enter Cape Charles presents Night of Gothic Horror: A Halloween Play at the historic Palace Theatre on Mason Avenue. This spine-tingling production invites viewers to join a local heroine on a late-night journey where she’ll encounter everything from hungry graveyard zombies and vampires to Michael Myers. October 28-29 at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. $20/adults, $10/children
- Get down at the Halloween Hootenanny.
Enjoy an afternoon of family-friendly fall fun in Central Park at the Halloween Hootenanny, hosted by the Town of Cape Charles. This free event features hay rides, pumpkin carving, crafts, games, and more. Costumes are encouraged — there will be costume contests! October 29, 1-4 p.m. Free
- Trunk or treat at the Cape Charles Creepy Crawl.
Get your trick-or-treating started early on Saturday with the Cape Charles Creepy Crawl on Mason Avenue. Conveniently scheduled following the Halloween Hootenanny, the Creepy Crawl invites trick-or-treaters to stop by local businesses for some seasonal treats. Community members are also invited to set up their own trunks along the street. This event is hosted by Cape Charles Main Street. October 29, 3-5 p.m.
- Get in the spirit at Scarystone.
Campers at Cherrystone Family Camping Resort are in for some spooky fun at the annual Scarystone celebration held on weekends throughout October. Venture into the Haunted Forest, compete in a costume contest, carve pumpkins, check out a magic show, and trick or treat around the campground. Campers are also invited to take part in the site decorating contest, with prizes going to the most creative campsites. October 13-16, 20-23, 27-30.
- Get lost in the Shockley Farms corn maze.
Get out of town for a romp through Shockley Farms’ corn maze, then pick out a pumpkin or two at their pumpkin patch. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear for the sometimes-muddy maze, which is open throughout the month of October. Weather permitting, there will also be hayrides on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Every day in October
- Take a bite out of the Fangtastic Festival.
Lemon Tree Gallery & Studio and Arts Enter Cape Charles host the Fangtastic Festival, a free Halloween event on Strawberry Street. Wear your costume and enjoy live music, food, and art. October 29, 3 p.m.