Friday, December 2, 2022

Get spooky this year with this Jamestown Settlement Halloween event

On Oct. 26 and 27, Jamestown Settlement is bringing back its Family Frights programming for a fifth year. (WYDaily/Courtesy Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)
On Oct. 26 and 27, Jamestown Settlement is bringing back its Family Frights programming for a fifth year. (WYDaily/Courtesy Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)

History and Halloween will collide later this month at Jamestown Settlement.

On Oct. 26 and 27, Jamestown Settlement is bringing back its Family Frights programming for a fifth year, according to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.

Activities include “trick-or-treating, ghostly tales and grisly games” both evenings from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Jamestown Settlement, 2110 Jamestown Road.

The Cigar Box String Band will play at the gazebo. Walk further, and guests can see ghostly figures along the Forest of Frights boardwalk, near Jamestown Settlement’s 1607 ships.

Trick-or-treaters can board the haunt Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery ships as well, which will each have their own unique theme.

There are also games for children, including pumpkin bowling, hula hoop and bean bag toss, as well as crafts, face-painting and fortune-telling.

Smoke, lanterns and sound effects will line Jamestown Settlement’s recreated early 1600s fort, where trick-or-treaters can find more goodies to take home.

The fort will also have both friendly and frightening haunted houses, which have themes including “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” and “Heroes & Villains of Gotham.”

Tickets for Family Frights are $7 for children ages 4 to 12, $3 for adults, and free for children under 3.

Groups must include at least one adult.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online or in-person at Jamestown Settlement.

Annual passes or other discounts do not apply to this special event.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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