What’s up everyone! It’s that time of year and Halloween 2022 is going to be so much fun! After 2 years of being shut down, the DC area is up and running so I thought today’s video would be about showcasing my top 10 great spooky things to do for Haloween for all ages! So, lets dive right in!
1- Boo at the Zoo! https://nationalzoo.si.edu/events/boo-zoo
It’s no trick, only the sweetest treat: Boo at the Zoo, Smithsonian’s National Zoo beloved family-friendly Halloween event is back Oct. 28, 29 and 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Boo at the Zoo is perfect for kids ages 4 to 12. All guests ages 2 and older must have a ticket.
Tickets include special after-hours access for animal viewing at the Elephant Community Center, Small Mammal House, Reptile Discovery Center, Great Ape House and Think Tank, dance party, a souvenir tote bag and around 30 trick-or-treat stations around the Zoo.
2- Markoffs Haunted Forest located 19120 Martinsburg Rd in Dickerson MD. https://www.markoffshauntedforest.com/
This is a favorite of my kids as well as my friends! This year celebrates their 30 year anniversary so definitely don’t miss it! Step into their eerie world of twisted artistry & terror which includes Massive bonfires, ziplines, live entertainment, side attractions, games, food and much more!
Explore The DMV’s #1 Rated & Largest Haunted Attraction There are 3 separate attractions- The Cursed Village, The Haunted Trail and The Town. The Cursed Village is free and the haunted trail runs from 30-$50, the town $20-$30.
3- Butlers Orchard Pumpkin Festival https://www.butlersorchard.com/festivals/pumpkin-festival/
The 42nd Annual Pumpkin Festival starts September 24th, 2022 and runs through October 30th. Located at 22222 Davis Mill Rd in Germantown MD. Admission Prices range from $10-17 a person depending on time and day. Definitely make a reservation ahead of time as they do sell out! Some of the fun activities are: Pony rides, face painting, hayrides, live music, pick your own pumpkins, straw maze, giant slides, barnyard buddies and more! *Some activities do cost extra.
- Admission to Pick Your Own Pumpkins (pumpkins are $0.75/lb)
4- DC Halloween Bar Crawl Dupont Circle https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-halloween-bar-crawl-dupont-circle-presented-by-barcrawlscom-tickets-391233077667?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
On Saturday, October 29th, Dupont Circle is coming alive and transforming from trendy to terrifying! Do Halloween the right way – with Joonbug’s 24th Annual Nightmare on M Street Bar Crawl. Taking over Washington DC’s Dupont Circle all day and night, this creeptastic pub crawl takes to the area’s best bars, offering cover-free admissions at every bar along with prizes and giveaways on top. All attendees must have a Bar Crawls ticket to receive a wristband. Show your wristband to get cover-free entry and enjoy the drink specials. You must be 21+ to participate.
5- Washington DC: Ghosts of the Capital Haunted Walking Tour https://www.getyourguide.com/washington-dc-l62/washington-haunted-history-ghost-tour-t290810/?
Discover 200 years of history, tragic events, murder, drama, and intrigue on a walking tour of Washington’s most haunted locations w an experienced guide. Kick off your tour with an introduction to the dark history of the nation’s capital before embarking on a haunted route to 8 locations located near the White House. Some highlights include:
Witness The Blair House, the site of Harry Truman’s failed assassination, which is teeming with the spirits of his would-be killer
Hear the cries of Henry Adam’s wife, Clover, at the Hey Adams Hotel and discover the mystery behind her tragic death
The cost is $35 per person and You meet at The Treasury Building at the intersection of 15th Street NW and F Street NW.
The tour takes about 1-1.5 hours and the ghost stories are amazing! Make sure you make a reservation!
6- For something different- try Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon, The iconic riverside estate of George Washington.
Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon – Oct. 29 2-6 p.m.
Mount Vernon welcomes the entire family to enjoy Halloween fun. Festivities include candy-collecting in special Mount Vernon treat bags, a costume parade, Halloween-themed Punch & Judy shows, an 18th-century baking demonstration, a straw bale selfie station, musical entertainment and much more.
Cost: Adults (Ages 12+):
Free for members NOT collecting candy
$17 for members collecting candy
$25 General Publi
$15 General Public
7- Halloween Yappy Hour at Firefly https://www.washington.org/event/halloween-yappy-hour
Oct 28, 2022. From: 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Celebrate HOWL-O-Ween at Firefly restaurant located in the Hotel Madera at 1310 New Hampshire Ave in DC! Bring your pet for yappy hour October 28th from 5PM-7PM and enjoy treats, costume contests and prizes for both pet and owner!
8- Halloween in Homestead https://www.funtober.com/farms/homestead-farm/
A pick your own farm with pumpkin and apple picking in the fall. Hayrides to the patch available to the general public for $3 per person but you may also walk if you wish. The Allnut family has farmed in Montgomery County since 1763, with the current 230 acre farm a portion of the original land worked. Their address is 15604 Sugarland Road, Poolesville, MD 20837, about 11 miles west of Gaithersburg and 26 miles northwest of DC.
9- Nightmare in Navy Yard- October 29th at 8Pm
check out an open-air, pop-up Halloween celebration in Navy Yard. The event will feature an open bar, food trucks, special effects (including animatronics), and a live DJ. Tickets range from $20-$85
10- Field of Screams located in Olney, MD
The notorious Field of Screams is one of Maryland’s largest annual Halloween attractions—known throughout the DMV for delivering a terrifying experience year after year. A ticket will grant visitors access to both the haunted trail and the Slaughter Factory Haunted House as well as axe throwing, bonfires, stores, and concession stands. #1 RATED SCREAMPARK VOTED LARGEST, MOST POPULAR & AWARDED “BEST OF” IN MARYLAND, DC, VIRGINIA AND DELAWARE. Field of Screams: 4501 Olney Laytonsville Rd. Olney, MD 20832. Tickets start at $54.