Check out a complete guide to Halloween 2017 in the Lynchburg, VA area. Experience the best Halloween yet with trunk or treat locations, events,  safety tips, and more. 

 

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat events bring Halloween to parking lots where children can go from car to car to get candy.  Here is a list of Trunk or Treat events happening this Halloween in the Lynchburg, VA area. 

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Fall Festival & Reverse Trick or Treating @ Timberlake United Methodist Church

Date: Wed Oct 25

Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Address: 21649 Timberlake Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24502

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Date: Fri Oct. 27

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Address: 621 Court St. Lynchburg, VA 24504

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Date: Sat Oct. 28

Time: 12pm - 4pm

Address: 1257 Burnbridge Rd. Forest, VA 24551

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Jeep Trunk or Treat @ Monkee Joe's

Date: Sat Oct. 28

Time: 6pm - 7:30pm

Address: 15243 Forest Rd. Forest, VA 24551

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Trunk or Treat @ West Lynchburg Baptist Church

Date: Sat Oct 28

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Address: 3031 Memorial Ave. Lynchburg, VA 24501

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Harvest Festival @ The Lynchburg First Church of The Nazarene

Date: Sun Oct 29

Time: 4pm - 6pm

Address: 1737 Wards Ferry Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24502

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Date: Sun Oct 29

Time: 4pm - 6pm

Address: 3768 South Amherst Highway Madison Heights, VA 24572

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Truck or Treat @ River Church

Date: Sun Oct 29

Time: 4pm - 7pm

Address: 115 Seminole Dr. Madison Heights, VA 24572

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Trunk or Treat @ Madison Heights Baptist Church

Date: Sun Oct 29

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Address: 329 Main St. Madison Heights, VA 24572

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Trunk or Treat @ Lighthouse Baptist Church

Date: Sun Oct 29

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Address: 503 New Wright Shop Rd. Madison Heights, VA 24572

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Trunk or Treat @ Mead Memorial United Methodist Church

Date: Sun Oct 29

Time: 5pm - 7pm

Address: 13317 Wards Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24501

Life Center Fall Festival @ Life Center Lynchburg

Date: Sun Oct 29

Time: 1pm - 3pm

Address: 150 Alum Springs Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24502

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Furry Fright Night

Date: Sun Oct 29

Time: 2pm - 6:30pm

Address: 3074 Morning Star Rd. Appomattox, VA 24522

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Kid's Karnival @ TRBC

Date: Tues Oct 31

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Address: 1 Mountain View Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24502

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Tube or Treat @ Liberty Mountain Snowflex

Date: Tues Oct 31

Time: 3pm - 9pm

Address: 4000 Candlers Mountain Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24502

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Trunk or Treat @ Thomas Terrace Baptist Church

Date: Tues Oct 31

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Address: 10660 Richmond Highway Lynchburg, VA 24504

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Harvest Festival @ Living Word Ministries

Date: Tues Oct 31

Time: 4:30pm - 8pm

Address: 825 Taylor St. Lynchburg, VA 24504

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Hurricane Relief & Fall Festival

Date: Tues Oct 31

Time: 5pm - 8pm

Address: Wyndhurst Gazebo in the 400 Block | 524 Cornerstone St. | 405 Capital Ln. | 299 Bumgarner Dr.


Halloween Events

Here are the Halloween Events happening in and around Lynchburg, VA this year. 

Cemetery Candlelight Tours @ Old City Cemetery

401 Taylor St. Lynchburg, VA 24501

Cost: $18 per person | $10 per child (12 and under)

Dates: Oct. 26-28

Time: 6:00 PM -9:00 PM

halloween fest event

134 Elon Rd. Madison Heights, VA 24572

Cost: Free

Date: Oct. 27

Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Scaremare 2017

2300 Carroll Ave. Lynchburg, VA 24501

Cost: $10 per person

Dates: Oct. 26-28

Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

haunted harvest at layman family farms

1815 Mountain View Church Rd. 

Cost: $15 per person 

Date: Oct. 27 & 28

Time: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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169 Police Tower Rd. Appomattox, VA 24522

Cost: $4 for adults | $3 for children ages 4-10

Date: Oct. 28

Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Haunted Hayride

934 Waterlick Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24501

Cost: $3 per person

Date: Oct. 27

Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

costume contest & haunted hayride

934 Waterlick Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24501

Cost: $3 per person

Date: Oct. 28

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Halloween Concert

519 Commerce St. Lynchburg, VA 24504

Cost: $15 in advance or $18 at door

Date: Oct. 31

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

rocky horror picture show

Craddock Terry Gallery

Cost: $18 per person

Date: Oct. 28

Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Haunted Halloween Events

Here is a list of the Haunted Halloween Events occuring in the Lynchburg area. 

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Haunted Harvest

Dates: Oct. 27 & 28

Cost: $12 - $15 per person all ages

More Info

Haunted Hayride & Costume Contest

Dates: Haunted Hayride Oct. 27 & 28 | Costume Contest Oct. 28

Cost: $3 per person

More Info

Scaremare

Dates: Oct. 26-28

Cost: $10 per person (cash only)

More Info


10 Halloween Safety Tips

 

For many, Halloween is a time where we get our best costumes on and head out in the neighborhood for some candy. As you go this year, please consider these 10 Halloween safety tips from newinlynchburg.com

 
 

1. BE AS VISIBLE AS POSSIBLE.

Wear reflective costumes, bring a flashlight, and trick or treat in a well lit neighborhood with lots of street lights. You can also have other gear to make you more visible like reflective tape or a backlit cellphone or watch.

2. ALWAYS TRICK OR TREAT WITH AN ADULT OR IN A GROUP.

There is safety in numbers. Never travel alone. Trick or treaters under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Your night will not only be more fun, but also much safer.

3. FOLLOW ALL TRAFFIC LAWS.

Walk on sidewalks and use crosswalks when available. Don’t cut across yards and always beware of pets. Most trick or treating happens at night and it can be difficult for cars to see you, especially if you are wearing dark clothing. Don’t assume cars can see you.  

4. DON’T WEAR COSTUMES THAT OBSTRUCT YOUR VIEW.

Or are flowing that can cause you to trip or fall. Try using face paint instead of a mask. This can be more comfortable for a long night of trick or treating and make it easier for you to see.

 
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5. NEVER GO INSIDE OF A STRANGER’S HOME.

Even if they invite you. This is another reason to have small children (who may not know any better) travel in groups.

6. ONLY TRICK OR TREAT IN A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH.

Choose the neighborhood wisely. A good choice would be one that has street lights, houses close together, and light traffic. Remember who you have going with you as well. Small children may tire easily and not be able to walk long distances.  

7. DO NOT EAT ANY CANDY UNTIL IT IS INSPECTED BY AN ADULT.

It is always a safe practice to allow an adult to look at all of the candy you get on Halloween. This is to make sure that it is unopened and safe to eat. Never eat any candy that has been opened, even if it looks fine to eat. This also gives parents the time to remove candy from young ones that might be a choking hazard.  

 
 

8. PLAN YOUR ROUTE OUT IN ADVANCE.

Make sure someone at home knows the exact route you plan to take as well as when you plan on returning. Also, make sure someone in your group has a fully charged cellphone. This will ensure plenty of photos, but also a way to contact someone if there is an emergency or if you need to update you plans.  

9. WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES.

Double tie shoes with laces to prevent them coming undone and cause a tripping hazard. You’ll feet will thank you  at the end of the night after all that walking.  

10. FIND AN ALTERNATIVE.

In our area, there are many alternatives to traditional trick or treating. Many churches have trunk or treat events that are held in the parking lots, which make it much safer. You can also throw your own costume parties and have fun at home. Many communities also hold trick or treating in the local mall when the weather doesn’t cooperate.

 
 

Bonus Tip:

Bring an extra Bag. In case the original bag you bring breaks, take an extra one so you can still enjoy the night. Better yet, bring a plastic basket or you can use what I always did, a pillow case!

So here are 10 Halloween Safety Tips, plus a bonus tip, you will want to consider when trick or treating this year. Share this with everyone you care about this halloween so we can keep our community safe. Have a safe trick or treating experience wherever you are from all of us at NewinLynchburg.com.