If I say the word ‘Fall’ to an adult, images of fall foliage, football games, and fall decorations come to mind. If I say the word ‘Fall’ to a child, only one image comes to mind – Halloween. I loved gathering with friends and heading out to trick or treat. We would start on our journey with our Mom’s voice ringing out “Everyone, stay together!” It is sad to say, the world has changed since then. And for many the days of free-range trick or treating are long gone.
Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids of all ages
Never fear, we are here to help keep the Halloween excitement alive.
You are invited to come out on October 27, to New River Trail State Park, in Foster Falls, VA. They will be hosting a Halloween Blowout!
The event is from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and the evening will include haunted train rides, a bouncy castle, and crafts. If you feel especially crafty, there will be a pumpkin carving contest too. Judging for the pumpkin carving contest will be at 7:00 p.m.
Carving pumpkins is a Halloween tradition
A parking fee of $3 per car for the event and the haunted train rides will have an additional $3 fee for participants over the age of three. Pre-registration is required for this event. Contact the park office, 276-699-6778 for more park information or to register for the Halloween Blowout.
The award-winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
For more information about Virginia State Parks activities and amenities or to make reservations for one of more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.