Halloween 2020 Happenings: Drive-thru trunk or treat, outdoor movies, pumpkin scavenger hunts!

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — With Halloween around the corner, local towns and cities will be finding alternate social distance safe ways to celebrate the spooky season.

Here’s what we know for local Halloween Happenings in October.



Beginning next Saturday, the City of Portsmouth will run its “Halloween Movie Madness” series every weekend in October.

The free shows will take place at the Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion on Saturday nights with gates opening at 6 p.m. and the movie starting at 7 p.m. Seating is open and unreserved and will be set up to comply with social distancing safety requirements.

Click here for the movie schedule.


Halloween staple “Hocus Pocus” is coming to Bennett’s Creek Park in Suffolk for an upcoming Carpool Cinema. The event is free and open to the public and starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 17. The park will open at 6 p.m. for parking and is located at 3000 Bennetts Creek Park Road.

For information, click here.

Virginia Beach

The Hunt Club Farm will be hosting a limited capacity Halloween festival for those who purchase tickets in advance.

The festivities will be available during two time blocks a night beginning Sept. 25 until Oct. 31 — from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and then from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Masks are required and the event will have concessions, live entertainment, and more!

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


While the park remains closed, guests can still celebrate the spooky season at Busch Gardens with Halloween Harvest.

The limited capacity outdoor event opens October 1 and runs until November 1. Contactless trick-or-treating will be available for the kids, a pumpkin scavenger hunt, and More than 15 of the park’s roller coasters and rides will be available.

For more information, click here.

North Carolina

Elizabeth City

This year, the Elizabeth City Police Department announced it will be hosting a drive-thru “Trunk or Treat” on October 31. The event will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and at Catalina Street between Corsair Street and Brooks Avenue.

Stay with WAVY.com for more Halloween 2020 Happenings.

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