fall events in richmond

4 Fall Events in Richmond, Virginia You’ll Love

Leaves are changing, the days are getting cooler, and it’s the perfect time to discover the fall events in Richmond, Virginia you won’t want to miss! Here are four of our favorites:


Autumn Colors at Three Lakes Park & Nature Center

1. Leaf-peeping

Fall foliage in Virginia is quite the sight to behold! October 15th through 25th is the perfect time to see the ever-changing brilliant colors. Three Lakes Park & Nature Center and Forest Hill Park are wonderful options for leaf-peeping close to Richmond. In addition, Maymont—a 100-acre historic estate and park—offers an autumn Garden Glow event that is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Each Wednesday through Sunday night at sunset, the Carriage House Lawn transforms into the Glow Village with food trucks, Glow Shop, fire pits, and an expanded Glow Bar. Plus, you can hike down the historic Woodland Trail to explore the changing colors and wander dramatically illuminated paths. Space fills up quickly so don’t forget to buy tickets in advance!


GrimmWoods at Kings Dominion

2. Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion

Kings Dominion is celebrating twenty years of its popular Halloween Haunt event. For select nights now through October 31st, you can experience their scariest Halloween Haunt yet! For example, new attractions like thrill shows, an outdoor maze, and a scare zone will accompany old favorites. Get ready for thrills and chills on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Sundays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. NOTE: This Halloween event is too intense for young children. Parental discretion is advised.


Haunted Capitol Hill Ghost Tour by Haunts of Richmond

3. Haunted Capitol Hill Tour

Let Haunts of Richmond take you on a spooky tour of Capitol Hill! Packed with haunted history, this 90-minute outdoor walking tour includes several of Richmond’s best-known ghost stories, including Our Haunted Executive Mansion, the Great Theatre Fire, spirits in Capitol Square, and more. Reserve your tickets now! NOTE: This tour is not intended for children under the age of 5 years old.

James River Cellars Winery

4. Fools’ & Ghouls Festival at James River Cellars

The last of our featured fall events in Richmond is the Fools’ & Ghouls Festival at James River Cellars. This event features food trucks, local vendors, live music—and, of course, delicious wine! Costumes are encouraged at this event, which runs from noon to 5 p.m. on October 30th.


Fall events in Richmond are just the beginning!

When you live in Chesterfield County—like at our latest active-adult community—there are endless year-round events to enjoy. Contact us today to learn more about the Live Better lifestyle at this or any of our acclaimed communities.