Festive fall activities around the area

Laurie Connelly, ‘Doah Staff Writer
October 23, 2013

The recent rains have been ridiculous but now the sun is out and it is time to enjoy fall. There are plenty of things to do while sipping on your pumpkin spice latte.

Hill High Farm, at 933 Barley Lane, Winchester, Virginia, is open for business. They are only open on Saturdays and Sundays but there are plenty of activities to do while you are there.

You can pick pumpkins or get your picture taken with a painted character on a wooden board. You can also embrace the farmers market. They have plenty of fall fruits and vegetables to enjoy. They also offer hayrides for $6.

Challenge yourself and your friends to one of the largest corn mazes in the area, but be careful, it can get tricky in there. As a heads up, they do not allow people to start the maze within an hour of closing.

Or if you really want a thrill, go to their haunted house from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. — that is if you can handle the scare.

Hill High will only be open for the remainder of October, so make sure you make time now to take a trip there.

For those of you who prefer to save the gas mileage and stay around town that is perfectly ok too. On Oct. 26, Old Town Winchester, along the walking mall, will hold Spooktacular.

This event will have pet parade at 2 p.m., trick or treat with the local vendors and other fun events. You can also partake in a ghost tour starting around 5 p.m. after trick or treating. If you want to participate in a coloring contest, you can also stop by the table in front of the Old Civil War Courthouse Museum during this time. And if you choose to, you get to dress up in costume for these events.

I know from personal experience, these events are fun and worth the money you spend. Get the your group of friends and go! You won’t be sorry!

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