Festival Fun, Fright Nights, Fast Cars and Birdies in Richmond
From Richmond Region Tourism
From high-speed chases and checkered flags to golf greats, frightful fun, historical happenings, and fine Virginia wine, there’s a lot to look forward to as fall approaches in the Richmond Region. Be sure to check out our 2018 Richmond Fall Festival & Event Guide for even more ideas and inspiration to help you plan a fabulous fall visit.
Two Nights Under the Lights
Get ready for some high-octane family fun as NASCAR speeds into Richmond Raceway for two nights under the lights, September 21 and 22. Watch rising stars duke it out against battle-tested veterans during the Go Bowling 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Friday night. Cheer on your favorite drivers Saturday night at the Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Be part of the action as Richmond Raceway hosts its first ever Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race! Get your tickets today for an epic race weekend in Richmond.
Time Travelers Admission-Free Weekend
Some of the Richmond Region’s most renowned historic sites are offering visitors a “passport” to time-travel during a special admission-free weekend, September 22-23. Discover our local treasures, spanning 400 years of fascinating history, including historic homes, museums and other one-of-a-kind attractions. Each site will offer complimentary admission to visitors who show a Time Travelers Passport. Download your passport and come travel through time with us!
Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion
Terror lurks around every corner at the annual Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion. From the thrilling rides to the frightful attractions, you’re in for some extreme screams. Are you brave enough to venture through haunted mazes, terrifying scare zones or sit in the fright zone at the thrilling shows? Over 400 monsters will descend upon the park each night of Haunt this fall. All you fear is waiting for you at Halloween Haunt on select weekend nights, September 22-October 28.
Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape
Uncork and unwind at one of the largest wine festivals in the Commonwealth, October 6 at Powhatan’s Historic Courthouse Square. Come celebrate a sweet sixteen years of Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape with reds, whites, rosés, and a few sparkling surprises. Savor the flavors of Virginia’s vintages from more than 25 wineries, peruse 100 arts and crafts vendors, and chow down on delicious bites from local food trucks. Live music from Flashback and Route 64 will keep the party going while you sip, taste, shop and socialize.
Dominion Energy Charity Classic
Nothing beats getting inspired to hit long, straight drives, elegant chip shots and perfectly executed putts than watching the world’s greatest golfers play in person. The Richmond Region is proud to host some of golf’s most acclaimed legends this fall when PGA Tour legends come to town for the Dominion Energy Charity Classic. The third annual event will tee off October 19 at The Country Club of Virginia, James River Course, and continue through October 21.