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Halloween happenings – and trick-or-treating events – around Fredericksburg

RELATED: Check out Fredericksburg-area pumpkin patches

The following are among the family-friendly Halloween events set for the Fredericksburg area. (If you don’t see your favorite, please feel free to add it in the comments section below.)

CREEPY CRAWLY CARNIVAL

October 26-27, 6-9 p.m. Haunted House 7-10 pm.

King George YMCA, 10545 Kings Highway, King George

$3 Carnival, $2 Hayride, $5 “Lunacy” haunted house.

540/775-9622 www.family-ymca.org

CHILDREN’S FALL FUN FESTIVAL

October 27, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal Street, Fredericksburg

$6 per child

540 372-1086 www.fredericksburgva.gov

THE GREAT PUMPKIN DERBY

October 27, 2 p.m. -4 p.m.

Curtis Memorial Park, Shelter #7, 58 Jesse Curtis Lane, Stafford.

$6 per pumpkin (Stafford residents) $8 per pumpkin (non-residents).

540 658-5116 www.staffordparks.com

DOWNTOWN TRICK OR TREATING

Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Event starts in the 200 block of Hanover Street, where kids in costume can pick up their trick-or-treat bags, play in a moon bounce and enjoy music. Join community policing officers and downtown retail merchants as you go door-to-door downtown for plenty of treats.

PUMPINPALOOZA

Sunday, Oct. 28, 1 to 4 p.m.

This annual event is put on by students in the University of Mary Washington’s Community Outreach and Resources group (COAR). Students guide the children (and their parents) through on-campus trick-or-treating stations. Expect plenty of treats, snacks and crafts. Meet at Great Hall on the Fredericksburg campus.

http://coar.umwblogs.org/2012/10/22/pumpkin-palooza/

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTAKULAR PRE-SCHOOL PARTY

October 31, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Spotsylvania Parks and Recreation Rowser Building, 1739 Jeff Davis Hwy, Stafford

Ages 2-5

$8 Stafford Residents, $10 nonresidents. Pre-registration required.

540 658-5116 www.staffordparks.com

FREDERICKSBURG FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL

Sunday, Oct. 28, 3 to 6 p.m.

The Spotsylvania Towne Centre teams up with Spotswood Baptist Church and Thunder 104.5 for this event at the mall. Carnival games, hay rides, candy and more.

http://www.spotsylvaniamall.com/calendar/index.ch2?temp_year=2012&temp_month=10&event=3146

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