Press Release: Occoquan Spirits & Spirits
Get ready for a spooky good time during Spirits and Spirits in historic Occoquan, Virginia!
(Occoquan)—The Town of Occoquan and Occoquan Business Partners are excited to launch the second year of Spirits & Spirits in historic Occoquan! After taking a break in 2020 due to COVID-19, this popular fall event is back October 29 and 30 with new hauntingly fun activities for adults, kids, and families.
Free shuttle service will be available Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30 from 4-10pm. Park at the Rt. 123/Old Bridge commuter lot and be taken directly to the Haunted Maze and Spirit Garden! Masks are required on board the shuttles.
Haunted Maze & Spirit Garden
305 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
Come prepared to be scared! On Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30 from 5:00-10:00pm Patriot Scuba hosts the Haunted Maze, rated PG-13 (for adults and brave, older kids). Enter the maze through the spooky Spirit Garden, then navigate your way through 15 themed areas full of scary skeletons, creepy crawlies, and ghoulish goblins. You might even run into the grim reaper in one of the 32 scare zones!
When you are sufficiently spooked, quench your thirst at the DIVE Bar located just outside the maze in the Spirit Garden. Order a Halloween themed spirit as a DJ spins dance music fit for all ghosts and ghouls. Plenty of seating will be available, so grab some food from D’Roccos Grill while you’re there! No tickets required for the Spirit Garden.
Admission to the maze is $10 for ages 13+ and $5 for 12 and under. Tickets are available for purchase at the door or in advance HERE. The maze is not recommended for young children as it may be too scary. All event proceeds from the Haunted Maze & Spirit Garden benefit local non-profit Patriots for Disabled Divers.
Occoquan Costume Parade and Contest
121 Poplar lane to 458 mill street, Occoquan, VA
Join the Town of Occoquan’s family-friendly Occoquan Costume Parade & Contest on Saturday, October 30 from 10:00am-12:00pm. Starting at 10:00am, Town of Occoquan Mayor Earnie Porta (aka Iron Man) will lead the parade down Mill Street to River Mill Park, where costume judging will take place. Judging categories include: cutest, scariest, funniest, most original, and family/group. 1st place winners in each costume category will be awarded $25 gift certificates that can be used in select businesses throughout town.
Parade participants will line up near the Riverwalk Shops at 125 Mill Street. The 100 through 400 blocks of Mill Street will be briefly closed on a rolling basis between 10:00-10:30am. There is no fee to participate. This event is open to everyone!
Vote & Win Contest!
throughout town of Occoquan, VA
Stroll through historic Occoquan on Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30 and vote for the best decorations, costumes, and jack-o-lanterns at your favorite participating businesses! Voting ballots will be available at all participating businesses and online at visitoccoquanva.com/spirits. Cast your vote in the red mailbox at Town Hall and be entered to win gift cards to use around Occoquan!
Shop Late in Occoquan!
throughout town of Occoquan, VA
There’s even more to do in town on Saturday, October 30. Many Occoquan businesses will be open until at least 8pm (some later!).
The Vote & Win Contest and Shop Late in Occoquan! events are hosted by the Occoquan Business Partners.
October 29-30 at 7pm
On Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30 at 7:00pm take a haunted pub crawl (adults 21+)! You will visit four famous haunts—which the living also enjoy—and spend 30 to 40 minutes in each establishment toasting to the ghosts and listening to the stories of the ghosts who still reside there. In between each stop, you will hear more spine tingling tales as we pass by haunted homes and businesses along the way. Learn more at occoquanspirits.com or book tickets HERE.
Note: The CDC now recommends the wearing of masks in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission. The health and well-being of our residents, patrons and businesses and local community is paramount. The Town of Occoquan continues to closely monitor information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local health and government authorities to guide decisions about Town events.
For updates or to learn more, go to visitoccoquanva.com/spirits.