HALLOWEEK 2019: Seven Days of Halloween Madness For All

by | Oct 22, 2019 | COMMUNITY

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery & RVA Magazineโ€™s HALLOWEEK is our week long celebration of all Halloween-inspired events, music, and parties in RVA. For over a decade now, we have celebrated one of our favorite holidays in Richmond — for an entire week, because Halloween’s too creative and fun a holiday to be confined to just one day. Since our first Halloweek over 10 years ago, it has grown to be one of our biggest event lineups each year, packed to the brim with events for all ages!

HALLOWEEK 2019 begins October 24th at Hardywood, and keeps going ’til the big Parade and Rooftop Party at Graduate Rooftop on Wednesday Oct. 31st! Hardywood has been an amazing supporter of RVA Magazine and partner in Halloweek for many years. Not only do they make amazing brews, they also provide multiple events for the whole family, to help make Halloweek truly special.

We kick off Halloweek this year on Thursday Oct 24th at Hardywood, with their Haunted Food Truck Court. Its family and dog friendly with great food trucks, music, games, a Red Vein Army selfie station, and a special new brew just for Halloweek. Make sure and pick up Hardywood’s Farmhouse Pumpkin around town and at our events, as our Official Halloweek Beer this year. 

On Saturday Oct 26th, Beauvine Burger Concept’s Nightmare on Plum St. returns as a outdoor Halloween festival with some of the best bands in the area — including Sleepwalkers, Minor Poet, Holy Roller, Heartracer, and more! We will be hosting a cash costume contest at this event, during breaks between bands. Make sure and get your tickets, as this event is one you donโ€™t want to miss out on.   

New for 2019, we’ve started working with Red Vein Army, to provide a real haunting flavor for this year’s Halloweek. They will be at a few of our events giving out tickets to their big haunted attraction at Hanover Vegetable Farm. And in fact, we have something special for local people this year: Celebrate RVA Halloweek with Red Vein Haunted House! October 27th is officially RVA Magazine night at Red Vein, and you can save $4 on tickets with the code “RVAMAG“. Coupon good for tickets on 10/27 ONLY, so don’t miss out! Tickets available at Red Vein’s website: redveinhaunt.com.

Everything wraps up on Halloween night with the 14th annual Halloween Parade by All The Saints Theatre Company, followed by a big Rooftop Party at Graduate Richmond, for The Haunted Carnival Halloween Party

Catch all the Halloweek action at our instagram, @rvamag, and be sure to use the hashtag #RVAhalloweek2019 for your own pics!

Join us: http://rvahalloweek.com/ 

Scroll down for a complete listing of this year’s Halloweek festivities!

— HALLOWEEK 2019 —

THURSDAY, October 24th – 

๐Ÿ’€ HALLOWEK KICKOFF AT Hardywood Park Craft Brewery FREE! 

Haunted Food Truck Court 5pm -9pm  (Kid & Dog Friendly) 

๐Ÿ’€ We’ll be releasing a ghoulish new brew! 

๐Ÿ’€ All the food trucks will have their most frightful menu items for you to choose from! 

๐Ÿ’€ Live music from Geek RVA, an awesome Smashing Pumpkins cover band, and Minimum Balance.

๐Ÿ’€ Devilish selfie station and ticket giveaways from Red Vein Army

๐Ÿ’€ Come dressed in your most hair-raising disguises!

Illiterate Light w/ Twen & Grayling Skyy at Richmond Music Hall–  

Music at 8pm  $12 ADV, $15  

FRIDAY, October 25th –

The BroadberryNightmare on Emo Street: A Big A** Halloween Party w/ Throwing Back Sunday!  9pm / $10 

Costume Contest: $50 prize!

Haunted Photobooth & Face Painting

The CamelWRIR Presents: Majjin Boo “Go Between” Album Release Show – 8pm Doors, 9pm Music  / $5 

WRIR 97.3 fm Richmond Independent Radio& Egghunt Records

5 bands, 100% of ticket sales go directly to supporting everyone’s favorite local radio station, WRIR.

๐ŸŽบ Funk O Ween at Bingo Beer Co FREE

FUNK PIMPS – Reinhold & Dice. Funky tunes on the Patio of Bingo Beer, Halloween themed funky music of all types.  

๐ŸŒˆ Scary-Oke 2019 at Diversity Richmond

LGBTQ Diversity Event – 7pm – 10pm FREE

Diversity Richmond’s largest Costume and Karaoke Gaylalala is even bigger, with $2000 in CASH prizes for most amazing costume, best karaoke performance, and grand combo costume-karaoke. (Individual and group entries welcome) AND, it’s FREE!

SATURDAY, October 26th –

๐Ÿ‘น OUR BIG WEEKEND PARTY at Beauvine Burger Concept   

Beauvine Burger Concept presents Nightmare on Plum Street with SLEEPWALKERS, Minor Poet, Deal Casino, Heartracer, Holy Roller, Kid is Qual, and Justin Golden & The Come Up.

๐Ÿ‘น Enjoy all-day live music, games, Tarot reader, raffle, photobooth, and a BIG COSTUME CONTEST with a CASH grand prize! 

๐Ÿ‘น Stay tuned for details including set times and costume contest 

Free 2pm – 5pm  (Kid & Dog Friendly) 

After 5pm: $8 Pre / $12 at door 

15th Annual Richmond Zombie Walk 1pm – 4pm

Benefiting the American Cancer Society. The FAMOUS ZOMBIE WALK IS BACK AGAIN.  Be a part of the horde!  

*Check event page for details / costume contests / plans   

HARYDYWOODS  Trickery Release 1pm – 10pm 

Release and party of TRICKERY // 13.5% ABV

An imperial milk stout aged 10 months in apple brandy barrels for a smooth apple brandy finish. Warm caramel, blackstrap molasses, and chocolate-covered cherries. Trickery? No, it’s a treat! At both Hardywood Richmond and Hardywood West Creek. 

SUNDAY, October 27th –

๐Ÿ‘ป RED VEIN Haunted House‘s “RVA”DAY.  We are working with Red Vein Army to bring you a discount special for Sunday night, October 27th. Order tickets at http://redveinarmy.com/ USE PROMO CODE: RVAMAG. Good only for Sunday the 27th.

Trunk or Treat at Hardywood West Creek Benefiting SCAN

12pm – (Kid Friendly) 

Trunk or Treat is free to attend. All ages welcome! Trick-or-treating fun without crossing streets or worrying about traffic. Family-friendly fall activities, food trucks, and a raffle for a chance to win a few awesome prizes! Hardywood West Creek will be donating a percentage of sales from the event to Greater Richmond SCAN. 

Pints & Pumpkulents at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

*Special Event / 1pm-3pm $35 (check event page)  

In this hands-on workshop, we will teach you how to make and care for your pumpkin succulent and keep it healthy and happy, indoors or outdoors. You’ll learn how succulents can help remove toxins, oxygenate the home, and even brighten your mood.

Richmond Music Hall at Capital Ale House presents Alex Jonestown Massacre, Loser’s Bracket, BarryWhite Hanson, Mad Abbey 9 PM โ€“ 12 AM / $5 

๐ŸŒˆ River City Roll’s Deadly Drag Halloween Ball 

LGBTQ Pride Event – 6-10pm $10 adv / $15 Door

Join us Sunday, October 27th for our Deadly Drag Halloween Ball! Five Queens will hit the stage, and the floor we’re sure, as they pull out all the stops to make this year’s Halloween weekend one to remember! A portion of proceeds and tips will benefit Virginia Pride.

MONDAY, October 28th –

๐Ÿบ13th Annual Hallobeer ELVIS EDITION!  9pm FREE

One of our favorite events yearly at The Answer Brewpub.  

๐Ÿบ This year, in honor of Quy Pham, we present the music of Elvis by Mekong Xpress & The Get Fresh Horns.  

๐Ÿบ Costume contest for Best Elvis and Best costume overall, food and beer specials.  โค๏ธ #Diabloforever  

Elwood Thompson’s Spooky Screenings: Ghostbusters 

12pm (Kid friendly movies Daily till Halloween) 

Why limit the fall festivities to just one day? Weโ€™ve got something special leading up to Halloween, culminating with our annual Costume Contest for employees and the community alike!

TUESDAY, October 29th –

Adult Mom, Big Baby & Deau Eyes at Gallery 5 – 10/29 

8pm $10 Adv / $12 Door 

ADULT MOM returns to Richmond, taking to the GALLERY 5 stage this October bringing their queer-indie-bittersweet-romantic-pop-sounds on TINY ENGINE back to RVA!!!

Revenge of the How To Halloween Makeup Workshop

*Special event / 6-8pm $25

Includes workshop instruction + materials PLUS a TO-GO makeup kit with instructional handout so you can execute the most terrifying makeup on the block for Halloween!

Ellwood Thompson’s Spooky Screenings: Hocus Pocus at 12pm 

WEDNESDAY, October 30th –

Ruston Kelly with Donovan Woods at Richmond Music Hall 

7pm / $15 https://www.rustonkelly.com/

Russian Circles with Windhand at The Broadberry

7pm  /$18 ADV, $20 DOS https://russiancirclesband.com

Ellwood Thompson’s Spooky Screenings: Coraline at 12pm 

THURSDAY, October 31st – HALLOWEEN!!

๐Ÿ‘บHaunted Carnival Rooftop Halloween Party

Join us on Halloween night at Byrd House for carnival-themed frights and delights including live music with Dj Just Different Bee, costume contest, specialty spooky drinks and complimentary photos w/ Just Snap Me Photobooth from 7 – 11 pm in the lobby*. 

100% of ticket sales  will benefit Graduate Hotels’ 150K Payoff in partnership with Scholly, a scholarship search app dedicated to student success. 

๐Ÿ˜ป Richmond’s 14th Annual Halloween Parade- October 31, 2019 


Meet at Monroe Park, check event page for more details on how to be involved! 

๐ŸŽƒ Ellwood Thompson’s ๐™ƒ๐˜ผ๐™‡๐™‡๐™Š๐™’๐™€๐™€๐™‰ ๐˜พ๐™Š๐™Ž๐™๐™๐™ˆ๐™€ ๐˜พ๐™Š๐™‰๐™๐™€๐™Ž๐™ 

October 31st, 7AM โ€“ 9PM

$100 Ellwoodโ€™s gift card to 1st place winners! Categories are โ€˜Best Steward Costumeโ€™ and โ€˜Best Customer Costume,โ€™ chosen by popular vote on Facebook November 1st โ€“ 4th.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Beauvine Burger Concept
Graduate Richmond
Capital Ale House
Ellwood Thompson’s
River City Roll
Broadberry Entertainment Group
The Answer Brewpub
The Camel
Richmond Zombie Walk
VA Pride
Gallery 5
Bingo Beer Co

John Reinhold

John Reinhold

John Reinhold is currently CXO of Inkwell Ventures Inc. which owns and operates RVA Magazine and GayRVA. Also, he is a deejay with PLF, husband and father to a couple of great kids.

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