Rides and more fall activities await at Leesburg Animal Park this October. Photo courtesy the venue
Rides and more fall activities await at Leesburg Animal Park this October. Photo courtesy the venue

Best Things To Do in DC in October with Kids: Halloween, Festivals, and More Events

October around DC is packing a spooky punch with Boo at the Zoo making a drive-through comeback and pumpkin patches aplenty with great gourds and other activities as well. There are tons of fall festivals popping up on the weekends, a fall drive-in movie at RFK, and the DC Event Calendar is percolating daily with more things to do with the kids.

Check out a pumpkin village this month, travel the corn maze at a farm, take a scavenger hunt around Dupont Circle, or enjoy plenty of virtual events at home, including a Halloween costume party concert.

Read on for all our top picks for things to do in Washington, DC this October with kids.


RFK Stadium Lot 5
2408 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

RCC Hunters Woods
2310 Colts Neck Road Reston Community Center
Reston, VA 20191

Lee-Fendall House
614 Oronoco Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Leesburg Animal Park
19270 James Monroe Highway
Leesburg, VA 20175

Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Burke Lake Park
7315 Ox Rd
Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Congressional Plaza
1603 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

Heurich House Museum
1307 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20036

Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Parkridge Center
11096 Bulloch Drive
Manassas, VA 20109

Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Rd
Bluemont, VA 20135

Summers Farm
5620 Butterfly Lane
Frederick, MD 21703

Montpelier Farms
1720 Crain Highway North
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Smithsonian National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

RCC Hunters Woods
2310 Colts Neck Road Reston Community Center
Reston, VA 20191

United Bank
374 Maple Avenue E.
Vienna, VA 22180

The St. James Sports, Wellness and Entertainment Complex
6805 Industrial Road
Springfield, VA 22151

Butler's Orchard
22222 Davis Mill Rd
Germantown, MD 20876

Homestead Farm
15604 Sugarland Rd
Poolesville, MD 20837

Clark’s Elioak Farm
10500 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Montpelier Farms
1720 Crain Highway North
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Queen Anne Farm
18102 Central Avenue
Bowie, MD 20716

Cos Farms
15621 Braddock Rd
Centreville, VA 20120

Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Rd
Bluemont, VA 20135

Burke Nursery and Garden Centre
9401 Burke Rd
Burke, VA 22015

Wayside Farm
5273 Harry Byrd Highway
Berryville, VA 22611

Gaver Farm
5501 Detrick Road
Mount Airy, MD 21771
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