Occoquan’s Third Annual Spirits & Spirits Oct. 28-29

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Provided by Town of Occoquan

The Town of Occoquan and Occoquan Business Partners are excited to launch the third annual Spirits & Spirits in historic Occoquan! This popular fall event is back October 28-29 with hauntingly fun activities for adults, kids, and families.

​To get you ready, it’s Movie Night:

Movie in the Park: Beetlejuice

Friday, October 21 at 7:00pm | River Mill Park

Tickets $10 each or 2 for $15 / Kids 12 & under FREE!

Available online or at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Popcorn, candy, and kid & adult beverages will be available for purchase in the park. ​Bring your own camp chairs or blankets to enjoy the show!

Costume Parade & Contest

October 29 at 10am | Mill Street/River Mill Park

Join the Town of Occoquan’s family-friendly Occoquan Costume Parade & Contest on Saturday, October 29 from 10:00am-12:00pm. Parade participants will collect an entry number and line up near the Riverwalk Shops at the parking lot under the Rt 123 bridge. Starting at 10:00am, Mayor Porta will lead the parade down Mill Street to River Mill Park, where costume judging will take place.

Judging categories include cutest, scariest, funniest, most original, and family/group. 1st place winners in each costume category will be awarded $25 gift certificates that can be used in select businesses throughout town.

There is no fee to participate. This event is open to everyone. Free hayrides will be available in the park, too!

Haunted Maze & Spirit Garden

Saturday, October 29 from 5-10pm | 305 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA

Come prepared to be scared! On Saturday, October 29 Patriot Scuba hosts the Haunted Maze, rated PG-13 (for adults and brave, older kids). Enter the maze through the spooky Spirit Garden, then navigate your way through 15 themed areas full of scary skeletons, creepy crawlies, and ghoulish goblins. You might even run into the grim reaper in one of the 32 scare zones!

When you are sufficiently spooked, quench your thirst at the DIVE Bar located just outside the maze in the Spirit Garden. Order a Halloween themed spirit as a DJ spins dance music fit for all ghosts and ghouls. Plenty of seating will be available, so grab some food from D’Roccos Grill while you’re there! No tickets required for the Spirit Garden.

Admission to the maze is $10 for ages 13+ and $5 for 12 and under. Tickets are available for purchase at the door or in advance. The maze is not recommended for young children as it may be too scary. All event proceeds from the Haunted Maze & Spirit Garden benefit local non-profit Patriots for Disabled Divers.

Shuttle Service

Free shuttle service will be available Saturday, October 29 from 5pm to 11pm. Park at the Rt. 123/Old Bridge commuter lot and be taken directly to the Haunted Maze and Spirit Garden!

Vote & Win! Contest

October 28-29 – all day

Stroll through historic Occoquan on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 and vote for the best decorations, costumes, and jack-o-lanterns at your favorite businesses! Voting ballots are available at all participating businesses. Cast your vote in the red mailbox at Town Hall and be entered to win gift cards to use around Occoquan!

Shop Late!

Saturday, October 29, many Occoquan businesses will be open until 8pm or later.

Volunteers!

Your help is needed: grab your scariest costume and sign up to be a scarer. Or if dressing up is not your thing, bring your drill to Patriot Scuba the last week of the month and help build! Email merial@patriotscuba.com to sign up.

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