Enchanted with all things autumn? Make October even more magical with a walk in a fairy-tale filled forest. Fall is the perfect time to get lost in the woods at Clarks Elioak Farm. Want to whistle a tune while you walk? Check out this online songwritng workshop to come up with a Halloween ditty of your own. Scroll down for more ways to have a magical weekend.

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IN-PERSON EVENTS

Take a Walk in an Enchanted Forest
Known for its Enchanted Forest, Clarks Elioak Farm also has a petting zoo, hayrides, cow trains, pony rides and more. If your pint-sized princess loves Cinderella, this is the perfect place to take a stroll through fairy tales and castles and leave with a pumpkin of your own. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 

Oktoberfest
The Boro, Tysons’ premiere destination for luxury urban living in the heart of Northern Virginia, is hosting a festively-fall and socially-distant Oktoberfest event with URBNmarket. From seasonal beverages in the pop-up biergarten to perusing local artists, crafts and vendors at the URBNmarket, there’s plenty of ways for guests of all ages to celebrate the season with local vendors. Families can also stop by the Boro Park Kids Zone for fall crafts, cornhole, connect four, a 9-hole mini golf course and live entertainment! Fri.-Sat. Event details. 

Drive-In Movie
“Park Up DC” is a pop-up experience for the whole family (drive-in style) that will safely bring the community together for affordably priced movies and other entertainment. This drive-in movie series is produced by the minds behind Broccoli City Festival, and hosted by Events DC at historical RFK Campus Lot 5. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 

VIRTUAL EVENTS

Salem Witch Museum’s Online Tour
This online tour of the Salem witchcraft trials sites allows you to view locations around Essex and Middlesex counties and a few key sites in and around Boston that are related to the events of the year 1692. You may select a town or city below to view pictures (where available) and read about the sites in these locations. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 

Halloween Song Writng
Join a museum educator on Zoom to write a song as a group in this introductory workshop. Music professional Adam Ollendorff will teach the fundamentals of songwriting, including form, theme and rhyme scheme. Via chat, participants will share ideas and write an original song inspired by the season. Ollendorff has toured as a member of Kacey Musgraves’s band, and his songs have been recorded by Will Hoge and Keb’ Mo’. Recommended for ages seven and up, but all are welcome. Sat. Event details. 

Stories from Childhood
Captivate your inner child with this family-friendly virtual concert! Featuring compositions inspired by and played alongside the narration of children’s books, Stories From Childhood is a virtual concert connecting listeners of all ages through the power of imagination! Sun. Event details. 

—Meghan Yudes Meyers