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Our Favorite Fall Activities—Guide to Autumn Fun Around Richmond

Photo of a family enjoying their time together in the fall at a pumpkin patch near their Main Street Home community.

September 27, 2023

As the leaves change color and the air becomes crisp, Richmond, Virginia and the surrounding cities come alive with the spirit of fall. From pumpkin patches to spooky celebrations, there’s no shortage of fun activities and events happening around your Main Street Home community this autumn—so read on to see a few of our favorites that you won’t want to miss. 

Hanover Vegetable Farm Pumpkin Patch

Kickstart your fall adventures with a trip to the Hanover Vegetable Farm Pumpkin Patch. As you step into this vibrant and picturesque farmland, you’ll find yourself surrounded by rolling hills and idyllic countryside views that stretch as far as the eye can see. Your journey through this seasonal wonderland begins with a delightful hayride that takes you deep into the heart of the pumpkin patch and gives you the chance to soak in the serene beauty of nature as you see the vibrant colors of the changing leaves all around you. 

Once you’ve had your fill of breathtaking scenery, your senses will be treated to a feast of delightful fall flavors as the farm’s charming market offers a delectable selection of treats that all can be perfectly paired with a glass of warm apple cider. As your visit nears its end, be sure to make a stop at the pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin to take home and decorate your space. 

Chesterfield Berry Farm Fall Festival

For a perfect fall weekend this October, experience the charm of Chesterfield Berry Farm, where the vibrant Fall Festival and Pumpkin Harvest brings rural delights to life. Immerse yourself in a wholesome countryside atmosphere as you partake in a multitude of engaging activities that capture the essence of the season. Embark on leisurely hayrides through the picturesque farmland or challenge your sense of direction in the intricately designed corn mazes that promise adventure and fun at every twist and turn. 

Chesterfield Berry Farm’s Fall Festival and Pumpkin Harvest is a delightful escape into the heart of autumn, where rustic experiences and delectable treats create cherished memories for families and friends alike. 

Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion

If you’re hoping to embrace the scary side of the season, don’t miss the Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion, available on select nights throughout the chilling month of October. If you’re an adrenaline junkie and a fan of all things spooky, this event is an absolute must-attend. Immerse yourself in the eerie atmosphere as you navigate through a labyrinth of haunted mazes that will test your courage, and dare to venture into the scare zones where lurking horrors await around every corner. 

The thrills don’t stop there, however, as the Kings Dominion Halloween Haunt offers heart-pounding rides where you’ll experience a rush of adrenaline like never before. This is a Halloween celebration like no other, designed to push the boundaries of fear and excitement—so gather your bravest friends and prepare to face your deepest fears at Kings Dominion’s Halloween Haunt this October. 

Historic Haunts of Richmond Ghost Tour

Finally, this is the ideal time of year to explore the chilling depths of Richmond’s haunted history on the Historic Haunts of Richmond Ghost Tour—a year-round excursion that delves into the supernatural secrets that can be found lurking throughout the city. Each corner of Richmond holds a story, and as you walk along the cobblestone streets and alleyways of the city, you’ll hear the tales of the spirits who are thought to haunt some of the city’s oldest buildings.

Whether you’re a history enthusiast or simply seeking an unforgettable experience, the Historic Haunts of Richmond Ghost Tour promises an enthralling exploration of Richmond’s haunted heritage that will send shivers down your spine. 

Events all season long

Richmond’s fall season offers something for everyone, from family-friendly pumpkin patches to spine-tingling haunted attractions. This season, put on your favorite, cozy sweater, pour yourself a glass of hot apple cider and enjoy the beauty of autumn in your Main Street homes’ backyard. If you’re looking for a new home this season, the Greater Richmond area could be the perfect place for you to set down your roots. Give us a call at (804) 979-2954 or fill out our online form to learn more.