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Fredericksburg, Virginia is a spooktacular place to celebrate Halloween. Experience our annual Scarecrow Fest and captivating Halloween festivities. From finding all the scarecrows to the fest on First Friday, and the nostalgic thrill of Halloween movies in the park to the family-friendly Costume Stroll followed with Treats on Streets, we invite you to to join us for a spellbinding celebration!ย 

Scarecrow Fest logo. Crow sitting on the words Scarecrow Fest. Yellow moon on the right side of the circle smiling. Scarecrow to the left of the moon. Black crow sitting on the right are of the scarecrow. Four carved pumpkins at the feet of the scarecrow.

2023 Scarecrow Fest Calendar of Events:


Scarecrow Contest
๐Ÿ“… Wednesday, October 4 – Thursday, October 31
๐Ÿ“Œ Scarecrows can be found at participating businesses throughout the downtown corridor.
Scarecrows have taken over downtown! Grab a map and find all the scarecrows. Vote for your favorites. Ballots are available at participating businesses and online at
Admission is FREE.

Scarecrow Fest
๐Ÿ“… Friday, October 6
๐Ÿ“Œ Downtown Fredericksburg
Festive fun for the whole family during First Friday. There will be games, activities and contests!
Admission is FREE.

Halloween Movies in the Park
๐Ÿ“… Saturday, October 21 | 5:30pm
๐Ÿ“ŒRiverfront Park
Grab a blanket and takeout from one of the downtown local restaurants to watch movies in the park. Free kids activities and snacks will be available for purchase.
Admission is FREE.

Family Costume Stroll
๐Ÿ“… Saturday, October 28 | 9:30am
๐Ÿ“Œ Meet at the VRE Park and Ride Lot B by the train station.
Stroll in your Halloween costume down Caroline Street. Line-up starts at 9am.
Participation is FREE.

Treats on the Streets
๐Ÿ“… Saturday, October 28 | 10am – 12pm
๐Ÿ“ŒDowntown Fredericksburg
Trick or Treat at participating downtown businesses. Additional fun at the Visitor Center parking lot and the Farmers Market.
Participation is FREE.


Looking for more October fun?
See what’s happening on our events page.

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