Plan your October weekends in Richmond, VA

Own your October with 20+ opportunities to celebrate fall, get into the spooky spirit, and try something new.

Pumpkins and gourds at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Fall Flair events at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden include HarvestFest on Sat., Oct. 29.

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Richmonders are in for a month full of festivals, frights + fall fun this October. We’ve collected weekend activities coming up in the River City so you can plan ahead.

🎉 Festival fans

Richmond Folk Festival | Fri., Oct. 7-Sun., Oct. 9 | Times vary | Brown’s Island | Free | Celebrate culture through music from all over the world + right here in Richmond.

RESONATE Podcast Festival | Fri., Oct. 14-Sat., Oct. 15 | Institute for Contemporary Art | Times vary | Explore the art of podcasting for beginners, pros, or listeners through Q+A panels and live recordings.

Richmond Tattoo, Art, and Music Festival | Fri., Oct. 21-Sun., Oct. 23 | Times vary | Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 1021 Koger Center Blvd. | $25+ | Tattoo artists from around the world come together to display their work, offer their services + give live demos.

🎃 Scare squad

Red Vein Haunt | Weekends through Halloween | Times vary | Hanover Vegetable Farm, 13580 Ashland Rd. | 7:30 p.m. | $21+ | Get access to four frightful haunted attractions by the Red Vein Army.

Creepy Hollow Scream Park | Weekends from Sat., Oct. 7 through Halloween | Times vary | 14437 Stone Horse Creek Rd. | $20+ | Find your way through the horrors of the Scream Forest + the Stone Horse Creek Sanitarium.

🍂 Autumn adorers

Pumpkin Patch Days | Sun., Oct. 9-Mon., Oct. 31 | Times vary | Ginter Park United Methodist Church, 1010 W. Laburnum Ave. | Free entry | Take home a few gourd pumpkins to get you feeling the fall vibes.

Fall Flair | Daily through Halloween | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $17, members free | Explore the seasonal displays throughout the gardens + enjoy live music and Maker’s Market as part of HarvestFest on Sat., Oct. 29.

Don’t miss dozens more events to add from our calendar to yours.

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