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Live Fairfax: Spooktacular fun this weekend around Fairfax County

Live Fairfax is a bi-weekly column exploring Fairfax County. This recurring column is sponsored and written by Sharmane Medaris of McEnearney Associates. Questions? Reach Sharmane at 813-504-4479.

There is so much Halloween fun for all ages this weekend around Fairfax. Here are a few we recommend checking out!

Citylight Fall Festival (October 29) — All-Free Family Festival with Trunk or Treat, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, photo booth, crafts, and so much more. Pumpkin bowling anyone? You definitely don’t want to miss apple cider, kettle corn and doughnuts!

SUP, Witches? Coven Paddle (October 30) — Calling all witches and warlocks. Join us for a flashmob SUP paddle across Lake Anne on Halloween Eve. Wiccan attire is highly encouraged. The coven departs the Lakeside Cluster dock at 2 p.m.

Mosaic Spooktacular (October 30) — From store to store stop by for trick or treating! Shop around FestFarm Farmers Market and get your face painted at the Bienna Singing Princesses glamour tent.

Boo at the Zoo (October 30) — Join Roer’s Zoofari in costume for a fun-filled Halloween! Zookeepers will have Halloween themed enrichment sessions with our animals and creepy crawlies!

Great Falls Spooktacular (October 31) — Dress up the entire family and head to the Village Centre Green and Great Falls Shopping Center to trick-or-treat with their foundation sponsors, local merchants, and community organizations in a safe environment. There’s even a pet parade and costume contest!

Explore Fairfax with Sharmane Medaris of McEnearney.

Sharmane Medaris | Live Fairfax | www.soldbysharmane.com | Sharmane@mcenearney.com | @soldbysharmane | 813-504-4479 | 374 Maple Avenue Suite 202, Vienna, VA 22180

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Minimum Requirements

  • Hair donations must be a minimum of 12 inches

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  • Hair donations cannot be permed, color-treated, or highlighted.

  • Temporary coloring or highlights that wash out are acceptable but must be completely washed out before cutting. Gray hair is accepted.

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