Occoquan hosts SPIRITS and SPIRITS in the historic district. This brand new event features a full day of activities for everyone, including kids’ activities, a costume parade, a magic show, a Haunted Maze and a Spirit Garden with all your favorite beverages from 5 to 10 p.m.
KIDS HAUNT THE TOWN
The day’s events kick off at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Kids Haunt the Town activities, including paper mask making, pumpkin decorating, face painting, glitter tattoo, and more. At 125 Mill Street. Our Halloween maze remains kid and sensory friendly till 4 p.m. at 305 Mill Street.
Then at 2 p.m., costumed kids of all ages are welcome to join in the Occoquan Costume Parade. Contestants will line up at the VDOT parking lot at 121 Poplar Lane and, led by the Mayor of Occoquan, will parade through town, ending up at River Mill Park where costume judging will commence. Judging categories include: Cutest, Scariest, Funniest, Most Original, and Family/Group. The best in each category wins First Prize ribbons and $25 gift certificates.
Kids’ events will culminate with a free magic show, featuring The Amazing Kevin at Town Hall, 314 Mill Street beginning at 4 p.m.
Come prepared to be scared. This 35 foot by 40 foot Haunted Maze will have 15 themed areas with 32 “scare” zones. PG13. 305 Mill Street. Tickets available at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spirits-spirits-halloween-in-occoquan-tickets-71525355263
Step right up. Your favorite spirits will be available for purchase in the garden adjacent to the Haunted Maze. Sponsored by Patriots for Disabled Divers.
In addition to these fun activities, Hauntingly Historic Occoquan Ghost Tours will host spooky town tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prebook your tours here: https://www.facebook.com/GhostToursOccoquan/
Schedule of Events
11a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids Haunt the Town, Riverwalk, 125 Mill Street
11a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids Maze, Patriot Scuba, 305 Mill Street
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ghost Tours by Hauntingly Historic Occoquan Ghost Tours, Mamie Davis Park
2 p.m. Costume Parade and Contest, 121 Poplar Lane
3 p.m. Judging and Awards, River Mill Park
4 p.m. The Amazing Kevin Magic Show, Town Hall, 314 Mill Street
5 to 10 p.m. Spirit Garden and Haunted Maze, Patriot Scuba, 305 Mill Street
Free on street and public lot parking is available in town. In addition, off-site parking with free shuttle bus service is available from the Route 123 Commuter lot at the intersection of Old Bridge Road and Gordon Boulevard. The shuttle will run from 1 to 10 p.m.
This event is in part sponsored by Patriots for Disabled Divers. Since 2013, Patriots for Disabled Divers have trained more than 600 wounded military veterans suffering from PTSD, TBI, amputations and other injuries. They aim to pay 100% of the training costs and help a spouse, partner, or relative also learn to dive and rely on donations from people like you to make this happen.
For more info: www.occoquanva.gov/occoquan-events/spirits-spirits/