RTX Exchange Spotlight | Williamsburg, Virginia

Are you traveling to Williamsburg soon? Don’t miss out on these fun activities this month. Keep reading for details.

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PUMPKINVILLE!
Repeats Daily through October 28
Venue: Pumpkinville Farm
Pumpkinville is a fun, seasonal treasure in Toano, VA. Pick your own pumpkins or choose from pre-picked pumpkins. There is also a large selection of gourds, winter squash, flowers, wooden cut-outs, arts and crafts and fall decorations. There are lots of free activities including a hayride, corn mazes and games.

BUSCH GARDENS HOWL-O-SCREAM
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28
Venue: Busch Gardens
Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens:registered: Howl-O-Scream.:registered: The park is celebrating 20 years of fears in this special anniversary year, with more haunted houses, Terror-tories:tm: challenging escape rooms and scares than ever before. Classic characters from past Howl-O-Scream experiences will usher in a new Era of Terror on unsuspecting guests.

HAUNTING ON DOG STREET TRICK OR TREAT!
October 26 – 27, 2018, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Colonial Williamsburg
This family-friendly Halloween celebration is filled with spooky delights that include the popular haunting horsemen astride their skeleton steeds, the rousing return of Blackbeard and his merry band of pirates, a haunted auction at the Raleigh Tavern, the Pumpkin Patch Dance Party with live music, hot chocolate and baked goods.

BLACKBEARD’S FEAST
October 31, 2018, 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Shields Tavern
Here be pirates! On Halloween night, October 31, guests are invited to don their best buccaneer gear and head to Shields Tavern for Blackbeard’s Feast, a buffet dinner theater experience marking the 300th anniversary of the infamous pirate’s death, complete with a pig roast and pirate punch.

VIRGINIA THANKSGIVING FESTIVAL
November 4, 2018, 12pm – 4pm
Venue: Berkeley Plantation
Celebrate the re-enactment of America’s first Thanksgiving at Berkeley Plantation. The festival begins with a parade including horse-drawn carriages, fife and drum corps, festival entertainers and participants. First person re-enactors, musicians and magicians stroll the plantation grounds. The Chickahominy Tribal Dancers perform.

MARKET DAYS HARVEST FESTIVAL
November 10, 2018, 9am – 3pm
Venue: Historic Yorktown in the Riverwalk Landing area
Shop for turkeys, pre-order your pies, and sample other holiday treats. Vendors will also feature seasonal produce, flowers, meats, baked goods, and local art. The Virginia Living Museum will present an animal show for the kids, enjoy a preview of Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia, and participate in a pie eating contest.

2ND SUNDAY’S ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL
November 11
Venue: Merchants Square
On the second Sunday of every month from 11 to 5, stroll the streets of Colonial Williamsburg and take in unique arts, handcrafts, and live music in a fun and family-friendly atmosphere. From face painting & craft projects for kids & adults to fine, folk, and contemporary artwork, local authors, and live music & performances for all musical tastes, there’s something to be enjoyed by all.

CHRISTMAS TOWN AT BUSCH GARDENS
November 17, 2018 – January 5, 2019
Venue: Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Christmas shines brightest at Busch Gardens:registered: Christmas Town:tm:. The World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park is aglow with more than ten million lights, the largest light displays in North America. Festive food and drink, special dining experiences, holiday shopping and heart-warming shows make the season come alive at Busch Gardens.

FOODS AND FEASTS OF COLONIAL VIRGINIA
November 22 – 24, 2018, 9am – 5pm
Venue: Jamestown Settlement
Learn how food was gathered, preserved and prepared on land and at sea by Virginia’s English colonists and Powhatan Indians. At the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, learn about typical soldiers’ fare during the American Revolution, and trace the bounty of a Revolution-era farm from field to kitchen. The Jamestown Settlement Cafe will offer a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, offered on a first-come, first-served basis on Thanksgiving Day.

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About the Author

About the Author: Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for RTX Traveler Magazine, based in Asheville, NC. His favorite RTX destinations are on the beach: Orange Beach, Alabama, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. .

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