By Olivia Wheatley
Winchester is known for its beautiful valleys and mountains with gorgeous views. During the fall, the city is lit up with bright red and orange foliage, showcasing its natural beauty one last time before winter. With fall comes Halloween and spooky activities, but where are they located in Winchester? Below is a list of events and places worth checking out this season to get your fall festivities kicked off!
Marker Miller, a farmers market and pumpkin patch, has an apple orchard that serves hot apple cider! This place has a family-friendly vibe that is perfect for pumpkin picking while also exploring the fresh produce our city has to offer. Marker Miller is a short 10-minute drive away from Shenandoah’s main campus! People spend hours there admiring the beauty this area serves and attracts people from all over, especially from Washington D.C.
High Hill farm is another pumpkin patch with various activities for all ages. This farm has a corn maze, a haunted corn maze, and a haunted and normal hayride. High Hill is an amazing place to go if you are looking for something on the spookier side late at night! The haunted house on the farm is one of the best local ones, which serves its purpose of scaring everyone! High Hill has a marketplace across town that sells fresh-grown produce, homemade candles, and many more homemade items! High Hill is located 14 minutes away from Shenandoah’s main campus and is worth the trip.
Shenandoah University will be hosting an event located at the Health and Life Sciences parking lot called Buzzy’s Trunk or Treat! This event is open to all. It will be held from 6-8 pm on October 27, and cars will be covered with Halloween decorations and filled with plenty of candy. Costumes are a must to share the Halloween spirit here on SU grounds!