The leaves are changing, and fall is revving up in Richmond, VA. With the fall season comes many fun and exciting things – football, pumpkins, trick-or-treating, and landscape changes. See below for a compiled list of spirited things to do this chilly fall season. 

Fall Food Tour – Downtown Booze & Bites 

Join us Downtown for the Booze & Bites food tour spanning a variety of great Richmond restaurants! This tour includes food and drink pairings that showcase 3 restaurants’ best of the best!

Leaf Peeping 

Immerse yourself in all of the fall foliage near the Richmond area. Right around Halloween is the peak time for the leaves to change color, and Pocahontas State Park is only 20 miles from the city.

Lewis Ginter HarvestFest

Celebrate all that fall brings to the table at Lewis Ginter’s annual HarvestFest! This year, in 2022, the festival takes place on October 29th. Just a few days before Halloween, this event features fall festival vibes with live music, food, alcoholic beverages, as well as family-friendly games and activities.

Richmond Zombie Walk

Join the crawl for the annual Richmond Zombie Walk. Find your crew of undead friends and get ready to parade around town. Join the zombie horde and support a great cause – this event benefits the American Cancer Society.

Halloween on Hanover Ave

Hanover Avenue is a beautiful street in the Museum District filled with lovely homes and hardcore decorations for every season and holiday. Hanover’s residents go all out – and it is definitely worth walking or driving by to admire the spooky decor.

Hanover Vegetable Farm

Hanover Vegetable Farm is THE fall festival destination, and it opens annually every October 1st! There are games, food, drinks, live music, a haunted scarecrow corn maze, farm animals such as cows and goats, and even a haybale ride through the pumpkin patch. Here at Hanover, $15 gets you unlimited entry to all the activities and one pumpkin from the patch that you can handpick yourself.

Go on the hunt for the 12-foot skeletons from Home Depot 

In the last few years, Home Depot has started selling 12-foot-tall skeletons. These larger-than-life skeletons are a hot commodity – they sell out every year. There are a few token skeletons around the Museum District and Carytown areas of Richmond. Check out @skelerva on Instagram – he stays mounted to his house all year and is decorated for every holiday, but Halloween is clearly his spookiest time!

Go Apple Picking at Carter Mountain Orchard

Although this destination is located in Charlottesville, Carter Mountain Orchard is worth the drive for fresh apples and mountain views. Fall is the perfect season for apples… which leads to apple cider and apple pie! Bring the whole family for a day of fun in nature.