Haunted Trail “Carnivoreal.” 7:30 p.m. Rizer Pavilion, The Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. The signature piece of "31 Nights of Frights" Seasonal Campaign, The Haunted Trail will challenge you and your friends to immerse yourselves into an unfolding story of horror and adventure. As you traverse our trail, an interactive story begins to take shape around you-casting you in a leading role. $10. https://reservations.workhousearts.org/Info.aspx?EventID=9
Halloween Dance with the Sixth Generation. 8 p.m. W-16, The Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. Their crowd pleasing performances bring back fond memories for baby boomers and a surprising appreciation of good music for younger generations. $10. https://reservations.workhousearts.org/Info.aspx?EventID=9
The Haunted Lab. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Children’s Science Center Lab, Fair Oaks Mall, 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax. A fun, not scary, just spooky family event, to enjoy hands-on STEM activities while celebrating Halloween. Children’s storytime at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. followed by a costume contest for children ages 2-6 and 7-12.
Through Saturday/Oct. 31
Hillbilly Horror Halloween Haunt. 7-9:30 p.m. Creepy Nights on Calamo, 7104 Calamo St., Springfield. For teens, escape rabid rednecks, angry moonshiner ghosts and a giant spider-infested graveyard. For all ages, nightly family friendly spooky tunes light show. Free but bring food donations for ECHO food bank.
L.A. Theatre Works’ “Dracula.” 8 p.m. George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, 4400 University Dr, Fairfax. L.A. Theatre Works brings this chilling story to life with live readings and creepy sound effects made “the old fashioned way.” 888-945-2468. cfa.gmu.edu.
Creative Writers Club. 2 p.m. Burke Centre Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. Do you enjoy writing fiction, poetry, non-fiction and/or memoirs? Join us for sharing, discussion and feedback of works in progress. Teen volunteer facilitates. Age 13-18.
Fall Festival. 4-7:30 p.m. Burke Community Church, 9900 Old Keene Mill Road, Burke. Attractions for preschool to sixth grade including games, inflatables, pony rides, puppet show, laser tag and paintball gallery. Join in non-scary costumes and enjoy the fun, candy and prizes. Free. 703-425-0205.