Happening This Weekend

Friday, October 30th:

Haunted Halloween Scavenger Hunt: Special Haunted Halloween scavenger hunt for the whole family! Purchase your tour map with clues at the Old Town General Store (106 S. Loudoun Street). Walk through Old Town and find “Winchester the Friendly Ghost” in each of the locations and receive your treat (one treat per location, per tour map). Turn in your tour map when you’re done and receive a prize! Also, enter to win free ghost tour tickets. Tours are $9.99 per person.

Halloween photos: Bring your kids to Julie Napear Photography’s new space to get portraits of them in costume! For more information, check out the Julie Napear Photography website.

A Savory Taste of Winchester: Culinary Food and Wine Tours: Visit popular Old Town restaurants during this culinary tour hosted by Northern Virginia Tours. Six different tastings will be included on each tour. Each tour is designed to provide a generous lunch or dinner experience. Additional beverages may be purchased separately. The tour departs from the lobby of the George Washington Hotel at 11 a.m. In between tasting, learn about Old Town Winchester’s history dating back to the 1600’s. Adult tickets are $49.95 each (13 years and up), Youth tickets are $32.50 each (8-12 years), and Child tickets are $12.50 each (7 years and under). Group rates available. Call 540-827-9948 reservations. Reservations required by 8 p.m. the day prior to the tour. Please advise of any food allergies when making your reservation.

A Hillbilly Halloween with The Highballers and The Hello Strangers (rockabilly, Americana, alt country) LIVE at Bright Box!In the tradition of outlaws like Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Merle Haggard, not to mention mystics like Gram Parsons and The Knitters, the Highballers spin a web of country gold rooted in the diverse backgrounds of their members and the free-spirited abandon of the fiercest gunslinger in the Wild West. The Hello Strangers are comprised of a sister duo, whose lilting harmonies and original, wittingly noir songwriting style are the backbone to their sound. Supported by a dynamic and talented trio, the group make original music with nods to American folk traditions, modern indie rock, Texas country-folk, and roots rock. Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

DJ Skyhigh at Brewbaker’s: Come dance the night away at Brewbaker’s in our pub area to DJ Skyhigh! No cover charge! Must be 21+ to enter after 10 pm.

Saturday, October 31st:

Old Town Farmers Market: The final Old Town Winchester Farmers Market of the season is taking place this Saturday, October 31st from 9am to 1pm, and we’re sending it off with a Halloween Festival. Come to the Taylor Pavilion in costume and have your picture taken with our friendly ghost backdrop, stock up on vendor specials, play Jack O’ Lantern bag toss, hear ghost stories and much more. The event is free and open to the public. The market is located at the Taylor Pavilion at 119 N. Loudoun Street, just steps from the Loudoun Street Mall. Click here for more info and a full list of vendors.

Haunted Halloween Scavenger Hunt: Special Haunted Halloween scavenger hunt for the whole family! Purchase your tour map with clues at the Old Town General Store (106 S. Loudoun Street). Walk through Old Town and find “Winchester the Friendly Ghost” in each of the locations and receive your treat (one treat per location, per tour map). Turn in your tour map when you’re done and receive a prize! Also, enter to win free ghost tour tickets. Tours are $9.99 per person.

Halloween photos: Bring your kids to Julie Napear Photography’s new space to get portraits of them in costume! For more information, check out the Julie Napear Photography website.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s!: Join the Alzheimer’s Association for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Northern Shenandoah Valley! It is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. We will walk on Saturday, October 31 at John Handley High School. The walk length is one and two miles. Our walk is a family friendly community event. Highlights include free parking, continental breakfast, face painting, mascots and family & group photos. Something for everyone! The walk website is http://act.alz.org/2015winchesterwalk. Registration is free. Donations are tax deductible. All are welcome!

Book Signing: Lorne Dixon – Blue Eel: The Winchester Book Gallery will host author Lorne Dixon for a book signing from 1pm to 3pm.

Family Friendly Halloween Ghost Tour and Scavenger Hunt: Join us for a family friendly historic Halloween ghost tour through Old Town and Mt. Hebron Cemetery. This includes a special Halloween scavenger hunt with special prize basket at the end of the tour. Tour departs from the Taylor Pavilion at 1 p.m. Cost is $8 per person. Advanced reservations are recommended. Call 540-827-9948.

Halloween Cemetery Ghost Tour: This “hair raising” ghost tour through Mt. Hebron cemetery is for grown-ups only. Call ahead for reservations. 540-827-9948. Cost is $12 per adult. 6pm-8pm.

Haunted Halloween Ghostly Adventure: Ghost Tours Old Town Winchester Virginia presents the second annual Haunted Halloween Ghostly Adventure from 8 to 11pm. This event includes a Halloween Costume Party Pub Crawl and Investigative Tour. Participants will use paranormal detection equipment for an “as seen on TV” ghostly experience. Call 540-827-9948 for pricing and reservations.

Bright Box and Appalachian Jamwich present: Night of the Yellow Dubmarine w/ Sono Lumini: An fun-filled night of The Beatles classics reimagined by Yellow Dubmarine with a dub/reggae twist! Local funk/jam rockers Sono Lumini kick off the show.
Wear your costumes and bring your dancing shoes!! Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Sunday, November 1st:

Halloween photos: Bring your kids to Julie Napear Photography’s new space to get portraits of them in costume! For more information, check out the Julie Napear Photography website.

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