Reston Halloween Happenings

Reston Halloween Happenings

<b>Wednesday/Oct. 26

</b>Pet Costume Contest and Parade. Spooky Pooch Costume Contest and 59th Annual Vienna Halloween Parade, 7 p.m. From Berry Street to Center Street, Vienna. Contest winners receive prizes from Happy Tails Dog Spa and Woofie's. All pre-registered participants receive ghoulish goodie bags. $20.00 for first dog; $10.00 for each additional dog. All proceeds benefit homeless dogs. Visit

<b>Saturday/Oct. 29

</b>Trick-or-Treating. Franklin Farm Village merchants are hosting free Halloween trick-or-treating at the Franklin Farm Village shopping center, at the intersection of Fairfax County Parkway and Franklin Farm Road, Herndon. Noon – 2 p.m. Pick up free trick-or-treat bags at the Sears Appliance & Hardware customer service desk or at Shiang Yu restaurant while supplies last.

Costume Party and Dance. Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia, Halloween Costume Party and Dance, 5-10 p.m. All ages welcome at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 1700 Wainwright Drive, Reston. Contact Lisa Roti at or 703-690 4547.

<b>Monday/Oct. 31

</b>Trunk or Treat Halloween Alternative. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. There will be free candy for kids and special kids' activities in the church gym, with free refreshments. Call 703-383-1170 or visit

<hdr15>Ongoing Events

<lst>Northern Virginia Community College’s department of Recreation and Parks and The Fairfax County Park Authority at Burke Lake Park host the Ghost Train Oct. 22, 23, 29 and 30, 10 a.m.-5:15 p.m. each day. Costumes are encouraged. Programming is appropriate for children through the age of 10. Price is $3 per person and children under the age of two ride for free. Burke Lake Park is located at 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Call 703-323-3230.

Reston Association seeking volunteers for Halloween Trail. Come and be part of this after-dark tour through the forest. Halloween Trail will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26, Thursday, Oct. 27 and Friday, Oct. 28, 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Walker Nature Education Center, Reston. Volunteers needed for trail guide assistants, costumed characters, make-up artist, food sales, staging assistants, set-up and clean-up. Must be 16 or older to volunteer. Contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or

Fright Night, a family-oriented Halloween festival for young and old, will be held at South Lakes High School Oct. 27 and 28, 6-10 p.m. with the show at 7 p.m., and Oct. 29, 1-10 p.m. with shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Put on by the Theatre Arts Department, the event include three scary plays, a haunted hall, face painting, story hour, and a costume parade with prizes. Tickets are $5for adults, $4 for children. For additional information, call 703-715-4589.