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    Ghosts, goblins and Loudoun

    Greg Adams and Linda Bowman turned the front yard of their Leesburg home into a smoky graveyard for Halloween in 2011. Times-Mirror File Photo/Beverly Denny
    Friday, Oct. 24

    Halloween Hayride. 6-9 p.m. $6/child, $4/adults. Philomont Community Center, 36592 Jeb Stuart Road, Philomont, 540-338-5882.

    Loudoun Museum’s Annual Hauntings Tours. 6 – 9:30 p.m. Also Oct. 25. $15, $20 at the door. Meet at Leesburg Town Hall.

    Halloween Sleepover. 7-9 p.m. Ages 6-11. $50. Children must bring their own sleeping bags and pillow. Pizza dinner Friday and light breakfast Saturday provide. Bluemont Community Center, 33846 Snickersville Pike, Bluemont.

    Oatlands after dark. 7 or 8 p.m. Paranormal Tours. $20 adults, $12 children. Oatlands, Route 15, Leesburg.

    Paxton Manor – Shocktober. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 17-19. 601 Cactoctin Circle NE, Leesburg.

    The Fright Night. 7-11 p.m. Oct. 17-18. The Community Church 19790 Ashburn Road, Ashburn.

    Saturday, Oct. 25

    Ghost, Goblins & Ghouls Spooktacular 5K and Scarecrow Sprint Fun Run. 4 p.m. One Loudoun, Ashburn.

    Costumed Critter Trek. 3-5 p.m. $5. Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling.

    Trunk or Treat. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Free. Church of the Nazarene, 17667 Roxbury Hall Road, Leesburg.

    The Great Pumpkin Ride. 7:30 – 9 a.m. Start at 4th and East Lee streets, Warrenton.

    Sunday, Oct. 26

    Trick or Treating at Brambleton Town Center. Noon – 2 p.m. Brambleton Town Center, Ashburn.

    Halloween HappyFest Parade. 2 p.m. Main Street, Old Town Warrenton.

    Tuesday, Oct. 28

    Halloween Carnival. 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 3.5 and older. Fun activities for everyone. Free, but advance registration required. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. No rain date. Loudoun Valley Community Center
    320 W. School St. Purcellville. 540-338-4122. Register online at

    Thursday, Oct. 30

    Monster Mash (Trick or Treating). 6:30-7:30 p.m. $3. Ages 12 & under. Try on your Halloween costume a day early and trick or treat in the gym. Crafts, candy and themed activity stations - including "learn how to zombie walk." Be sure to know your lore, as experts will be quizzing your character authenticity. Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. 703-430-9480.

    Flashlight Candy Search. 7-7:30 p.m. Ages 2.5-7. Bring a flashlight to find hidden treasures and a bag to collect all of your loot. Space is limited. Register in advance. Advanced registration: $7/child, $3/add'l sibling; $10/child (if space permits - event day) Loudoun Valley Community Center, 320 W. School St. Purcellville. 540-338-4122.

    Friday, Oct. 31

    Moonbounce Costume Party. 10 -11:30 a.m. Ages 6 and under. $6.50. Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. 703-430-9480. Register online at

    Hot Dog! It's Halloween! 5:30-8 p.m. (All ages) Activities include a costume parade, games, a hayride, and of course, the annual hot dog dinner. Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St., Middleburg. 540-687-6375.

    Halloween Block Party in Purcellville. 5-9 p.m. 21st Street between Main and O streets. www,

    Leesburg Kiwanis Halloween Parade. Viewers should be in place along King Street by 6 p.m. when the parade starts. To avoid the crowd view from south of Loudoun Street – the candy doesn't run out by then. Take a non-perishable food item to donate in collection boxes at major intersections along King Street for Loudoun Interfaith Relief. For more information call 703-737-2175.

    Lovettsville Community Center Trunk or Treat. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. 57 E. Broad Way, Lovettsville.

    Lucketts Halloween Trunk or Treat. 6:30-8 p.m. $7 per family. All ages. Calling all superheroes, space aliens, ghosts, princesses and other-worldly creatures to "trunk-or-treat". Socialize around the bonfire and enjoy spooky snacks. Before your leave for home, check out the pumpkin patch and collect the perfect pumpkin. Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Road, Leesburg. 703-771-5281.

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