Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream isn’t the only scary, spooky haunt in Williamsburg, this Halloween! And, if you haven’t checked out “Unearthed: Scarlett’s Revenge,” this new themed maze made connection with the producer of “The Blair Witch Project.” Also look for mazes “Lumberhack” and “Cornered.” Closes Sunday at 10pm. Tickets $77 for a one-day pass. Contact 800-343-7946 or buschgardens.com for more information.
Haunting on DoG Street: Blackbeard’s Revenge. Oct. 30-31 in the Historic Area at Colonial Williamsburg. Free Halloween trick-or-treat festival for children 12 and under takes place from 5-7:30 p.m. each night. Event features pirate shanties, a costume contest and free M&M Mars treats at the historic buildings and homes along Duke of Gloucester Street. Candy for those with allergies will also be available at select stops. Participating children must be preregistered and registration is now closed for this event. At 8 p.m., the undead crew members of the pirate Blackbeard, who were tried and hanged on Williamsburg’s streets in 1719, will return to seek their revenge. The ticketed program includes a trial of the undead in the Capitol, an encounter with Blackbeard and a ghostly walk through the tombstones, jail and the gallows. Recommended for guests ages 13 and up. Procession of the undead led by pirate zombies to Chowning’s Tavern takes place at 10 p.m.
Family Frights at Jamestown Settlement. 6:30-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Elementary school-aged children can trick-or-treat aboard a haunted Susan Constant,Godspeedand Discovery, as well as through the re-created early 1600 fort, listen to ghost stories, play games and walk through a spooky straw maze. $7 per child ages 4-12 and $3 per adult. Tickets available at historyisfun.org.
Creepy, Crawly, Create! 2:45-4:15 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31, Art Museum of Colonial Williamsburg. Make Halloween art inspired by the creatures on display in “Birds, Bugs, and Blooms: Observing the Natural World in the 18th Century.” Visitors admitted with Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket.
Kimball Theatre presents “Nosferatu” at 7:30 p.m. and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at 11 p.m. Oct. 31. The theater is also showing “Alien” Oct. 25-31. 428 West Duke of Gloucester. For tickets and complete showtimes, visit kimballtheatre.com.
Colonial Ghost Tours. Tours leave at 8, 9 and 11 p.m. most nights. Extended tours available. One-hour historic ghost walk tour through Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary. Tours groups meet in front of the Kimball Theater. Tickets: $13, $10 (child). Extended tours: $18, $15 (child), and $19.99 for 11 p.m. tours (may vary by demand and season). Check calendar online for availability at colonialghosts.com.
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