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Workhouse Haunt: Nightmare Harvest Coming October 2022

Workhouse Haunt: Nightmare Harvest Coming October 2022
Northern Virginia’s Outdoor Walk-Thru Haunted Trail Returns

Lorton, VA – (Sept. 30, 2022) The Workhouse Arts Center is thrilled to announce the return of a Northern Virginia Halloween season favorite, the Workhouse Haunt, an immersive scare-inducing outdoor haunted trail. This year’s Haunt, titled “Nightmare Harvest,” will run on weekends from Friday, Oct. 7 through Saturday, Nov. 5. Friday and Saturday hours are 7-11pm and Sunday hours are 7-10pm. The Haunt will also perform on Halloween night, Monday, Oct. 31, from 7-9pm. Each Friday and Saturday night from Oct. 7 through Oct. 29, live bands will perform in the Rizer Pavilion near the Haunt Bar, where guests can purchase snacks and beverages. Tickets are now available for purchase and prices start at $30 per person. Visit for schedule and event details.

The Workhouse Haunt is a long-standing Northern Virginia tradition, which serves not only as Halloween entertainment, but also as an extension of the Workhouse Performing Arts Program, allowing local youth to practice their acting skills, set production and overall theatrical skills, with the training of seasoned professionals, Guests will travel in small groups for a frightening experience that brings them next to the site’s abandoned, historic buildings where they will encounter terrifying characters and sights that are not for the faint of heart. Tickets are sold online only, via timed entry, and advance purchase is highly recommended to reserve a time slot.

“This year we have partnered with the Lorton Community Action Center to encourage guests to give back to the community by donating food and other items when they attend the Haunt,” says Leon Scioscia, President and CEO of the Workhouse Arts Center. “We will have a drop off location available on site.”
InsideNoVa is the media sponsor for this year’s Haunt, and tickets for the Haunt Preview Night can be purchased directly from their website.
Haunt: Nightmare Harvest 2022 Schedule:

Fridays – Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 7pm – 11pm.
Saturdays – Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 7pm – 11pm.
Sundays – Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 7pm – 10pm.
Monday – Halloween, Oct. 31, 7pm – 9pm.

From Oct. 7 through Oct. 29, Friday and Saturday evenings will include a rotating schedule of live music in the Rizer Pavilion, which also serves as a check-in area and “virtual line” for Haunt entry. The slate of talent will be uploaded on the Workhouse website and ticketing pages as each band is confirmed.

Food trucks, soft drinks, wine, and themed-specialty drinks will be available for purchase on site. Bunnyman Brewing will be the exclusive beer vendor for the Haunt. And will feature selections of microbrew favorites from their unique draft beer truck. As Oct. 1 is Preview Night, food and beverage service will not be available.

About Workhouse Arts Center
The Workhouse Arts Center, a project of the Workhouse Arts Foundation, helps to grow and support a vibrant arts center that offers engaging opportunities and inspiring experiences for all in visual and performing arts, education classes, historical perspective, community engagement and personal enrichment. The Workhouse is housed at a unique historical property–a 55-acre portion of the DC Correctional Complex’s former campus in Lorton, VA that dates back to 1910. After the complex’s closure in 2001, Fairfax County leadership and an adaptive reuse task force transformed the site into a community arts center where people could learn about, participate in, and be inspired by the region’s and nation’s best visual and performing arts talent, and come together for festivals and community building. Opened in 2008, the Workhouse Arts Center now curates and presents a dozen art exhibitions from local, regional and national artists. It houses nearly 65 resident and associate artists who produce 70-plus annual shows, presents 300 performing arts events and offers over 300 education classes, engaging nearly 100,000 people annually.

About InsideNoVa
InsideNoVa is Northern Virginia’s leading news source. Its primary website,, receives over 3 million page views and 900,000 unique visitors a month, and the company also publishes weekly newspapers in Prince William, Rappahannock and Culpeper counties, as well as a group of community lifestyle magazines and Its ticketing platform,, is the exclusive ticketing partner for events at the Workhouse Arts Center.

About Lorton Community Action Center
The Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) seeks to provide low-income individuals, senior citizens, and families residing in Fort Belvoir, Lorton, Newington and other portions of southeast Fairfax County with access to basic needs and the opportunity to empower themselves through LCAC’s self-sufficiency programs. LCAC strives to connect people with other programs in the area that will have a positive impact on a family’s long-term “health. LCAC’s goal is to break the cycle of poverty and prevent homelessness through a variety of services and programs.

About Bunnyman Brewing
Bunnyman Brewing, a micro-brewery tucked away in the suburbs of Fairfax/Burke, Virginia, crafts high-quality beers with an exciting rotation of unique and variations. Bunnyman proudly features an 18-tap self-pour system in the main taproom and an additional 9-tap system in the Mezzanine, allowing guests to pay by the ounce. There are 3 tasting areas – the lower main tasting room, an upstairs Mezzanine, and ample outdoor space, including a large Oktoberfest tent. We invite you to come by, relax, have a beer, and tell some local stories about the legendary Bunnyman.

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