Recommended Events from Promote Commotion: Oct ~Local Events #RoanokeVA

Weekly, monthly and special events listings in and around the Roanoke Valley. Links to events of local talent and fundraising events.



Halloween Weekend Ahead~~ Awesome events for kids and adults in and around the Roanoke Valley.  Trunk or Treats, Halloween Parties, #Localbands  #funforeveryone  #Halloween #Roanoke #Salem  #Vinton 

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$45 for 1 hour Relaxation massage that includes Hot Towels, Custom Aromatherapy, & Foot Scrub. ‼️Limited availability so be sure to call and reserve your session
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Floyd Chamber Spooktacular Gala
Thu  Oct 26~5 PM  
Free, fun, Halloween-themed evening with wine tastings, local food and a chance to kick up your heels on the dance floor. A dressing room and makeup support will be available for those coming straight from work who wish to participate in costume. Door prizes for guests.
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Ghost Stories
Thu  Oct 26~~7 PM  

*** Storytellers MUST contact Hoot and Holler to sign up in advance. Stories are limited to 8-10 minutes MAX and are requested to be related to the theme in some way. There are no other rules. This is a platform for you to speak your truths.

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Oct 27 – Oct 29
Jeter Farm

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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
Oct 27 – Oct 28  
The play is appropriate for middle and high school students, and this production will feature student performers, designers, and technicians. The Pay What You Can performances will include distribution of free books to students, as part of our initiative connecting theatre to literacy.
Rated: PG for scary content
Performed on the Waldron Stage at 20 Church Ave, SE.
All tickets are pay what you can and available 30 minutes prior to each performance.

2300 Carroll Ave. Lynchburg, VA 24501
Admission is $10 

Every Thursday Only $5
For Military Personnel And College StudentsMust have a valid college or military I.D. (one ticket per I.D.)
 OCT. 26-28
Opens at approximately 7:30 p.m. each night
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Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening
Fri  Oct 27~11 PM 

16 West Marketplace

Indie book shopping returns to Roanoke. 11 am ribbon cutting with local officials and activities all day Friday and Saturday.


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Wear your Halloween costume, enjoy Seven Mile Ford & Mason Creek, P.A. Short Distributing beverages, food byFast Burger & The Lick BBQ & Company and fun for your entire family

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Luigi’s Annual Halloween Party! Hosted by our Lovely Bartender Helen!
Come Celebrate Halloween with us on Friday, October 27th.
**Hourly door prizes!!**Halloween Trivia!
**Costume Contest!! **Special Halloween Themed Beverages!!
**Jello Shooters!!**Candy!! **Discounted Appetizers!
We encourage all bar patrons to come dressed for the occasion. 1st place of the costume contest wins a Luigi’s Gift Card!! Winner will be announced at Midnight.

This is open to the public and will be FREE
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HalloWeekend at Corned Beef!
Oct 27 – Oct 29  

Corned Beef and Co.
DJ’s, photobooth, creepy cocktails, Voodoo Ranger IPA on draft, and lots of giveaways including shirts and koozies! COSTUME CONTEST!! Best dressed individual will win Jameson Cornhole Boards and best dressed group will win a party for up to 10 friends in one of our VIP rooms with complimentary appetizers! Tag us in your costume on instagram @cornedbeefandco or “check in” on Facebook! Put on your best costume and join us all weekend long for a SPOOKY HalloWeekend!
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Salem Movie Night: Hocus Pocus
Fri  Oct 27~~6:30 PM  
Movie starts at 6:30pm and admission is FREE. Gates open at 6pm. Food and beverages will be available for purchase! Bring your blankets to snag a comfy spot on the field!
$10adv/$15 door (GA) 
Seating ticket options available
VIP: $40 (Includes: Guaranteed Seating; Mezzanine access, VIP Bar…..and some more extras!)

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Sol Searchers LIVE at The Phoenix!
Fri Oct 27~ 8:30 PM  

The Phoenix Grand Re-Opening
Doors open at 5pm for dinner, music begins at 8:30pm
$5 cover charge
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Fri  Oct 27~9 PM  

Dropping the beats all night with a costume contest for cash! If your coming downtown on Friday you won’t be able to miss This one. Shutting down market street with building rattling bass and a light/video show that will be hard to beat!!!!

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Kyle Forry & Justin Arnett at Blue 5 Restaurant
Fri Oct 27~9:30 PM  

5K Family Friendly Fun run with Free after party. Costume Contest, Prizes. Local beer and Village Grill BBQ.

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Blood drive for hurricane victims
Sat Oct 28~10 AM  

Grandin Road Barber Shop
Come out and help support this event and you will receive money off your services to show our gratitude to you for your time! The entire Grandin village is taking part in the giving!
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Art Venture for activities and art projects for all ages!
Admission: $5/Person | Children Under 2/Free | Members/Free
This week:
– Jack-o-Lantern Drawings
– Wax Resist Web Paintings
– Faux Sugar Skulls
– Candy Collage
– Silly Spiders
There will be lots of shopping and food samples….all from LOCAL businesses and organizations.
There will be SWAG BAGS for the first 250 women through the front doors, so you won’t want to be late!!
You can find an almost complete list of EXHIBITORS

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Blue Ridge Folklife Festival
Sat Oct 28~10 AM  

On the fourth Saturday of October, the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival presents a “real roots” showcase of musicians, moonshiners, craftspeople, cooks, motorheads, mule jumpers, horse pullers, log skidders, coon dog racers, antique tractor buffs and many more in a celebration of the rich folk heritage of the region.

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Sat Oct 28`~11 AM  

Take a walk through Chefs vs. Surgeons Jack O’ Lantern patch and vote for your favorite pumpkin. Carnival games, inflatables (tickets needed), pumpkin give-away, costume contest, and a pumpkin auction. Hotdogs and chips will be sold throughout the day. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics
Trick or treating will be from 10-11 a.m. with the local merchants. The costume contest, games, & pumpkin auction will be from 11-2 p.m.
Cost: Kids in costumes are free. Adults are $1.99

Brunch Begins and Mad Iguanas Takes the Stage: 11:00am
– Community Tables (GA): $14.00 ADV/ $18.00 DOOR
– Kids 16 and under: $10.00 (limited availability)
*Seating and VIP upgrades available at
*Tickets include Legendary Biscuit Brunch Buffet featuring: Gravy Bar, Biscuit Bar, and Coffee and Juice Bar

Sat Oct 28~ 12 PM  
$5 Pizza kits for your kids to make right here in the restaurant
Costume Contest and Bag of Goodies

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Candy Corn Express Train Rides
Sat Oct 28~ 1 PM  
Calling ghouls and goblins of all ages! Wear your costume for diesel train rides at the Virginia Museum of Transportation Saturday, October 28, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The tricksters of the Roanoke NRHS Mechanical Department will operate the train and are ready to have fun with you! $3 for train rides with paid admission to the museum.
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2017 Grandin Chillagefest Saturday Oct. 28th 1pm-10pm
Sat Oct 28~~1 PM  

$5.00 for an all day pass.
1pm-10pm, This whole day is going to be one big party!!!
A Childrens Chillage ~Food Trucks~~Kids and Adult Costume Contests~ Local Brew
Einstein’s Monkey The Floorboards Hoppie Vaughan & the Ministersofsoul

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Salem Red Sox Trick-or-Treat
Sat Oct 28~4 PM  

Grab your costumes, wigs and face paint and get ready for some candy!
Admission is FREE! The first 1,000 kids through the gate will receive a trick-or-treat bag.

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Fall Family Festival
Sat Oct 28~ 5 PM  

Preston Oaks Baptist Church

102 Preston Ave NE

Fall Family Festival, games, cakewalk, candy, fun, corndogs, …..
Come dressed as a your favorite family friendly character ready to have some free family friendly fun!


Windy Hill Key Apartments

5400 Bernard Dr SW

Stop by the community of Windy Hill Key for Trunk or Treating, games, prizes, and more! This event is open to public

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Sat Oct 28~ 5 PM  
Windsor Hills United Methodist Church
corner of Mudlick and Windsor
You won’t want to miss the candy,uniquely decorated trunks, games, a photobooth, a movie showing in Kids Worship Room, and Pizza

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Trick or Treat Dinner
Sat Oct 28~5 PM  
A night of costumes and candy! We’ll be dressed up in costumes and want to see yours too! Bring your kids in their Halloween attire and they’ll get candy at the end of the meal for their tricked out looks!
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Come out and have some fun with Dragon Style RC. Bring all of your little ghost and gobblins.
The Vatican BistroDead Disney Halloween Bash!
Get those creative ideas flowing! Come as your favorite Disney character. The best costume will win a cash prize!!!
*Doors open at 7 PM
*Only a $5 cover
*Our beer bar will be open!
Megan Jean & The KFB takes The Vatican’s stage at 9 PM!
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K92 Boo Bash 2017
Sat Oct 28~8 PM  

Purchase VIP tickets for just $25 dollars! As K92’s VIPs you will get two drink tickets, heavy appetizers, VIP bar, exclusive time with the Mornin’ Thang and a personal photographer courtesy of Noah Magnifico Photography!
— GUARANTEED ENTRY if you arrive by 11:00p!
OVER $1,500 in cash and prizes!

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Annual Halloween Costume Party at the Historic Pine Tavern’s Pavilion.
1st place wins $100
2nd place wins $50
3rd place wins dinner for 2 at the Pine Tavern
4th place wins ?????
Special Musical Guests:
featuring John Fogel, Julie Dameron, Chris Rader, & Jason Tice.
$6 Advance Tickets/$8 at Gate-
Doors open at 6:30
Advance tickets can be purchased at the PINE TAVERN (540-745-4482) and the REPUBLIC OF FLOYD (540-745-2898)

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Uptown Halloween Party!
Sat Oct 28~ 9 PM  

Billy’s Barn
Costume Contest! Prizes are 1st place $200, 2nd $100 & 3rd $50.
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Half Talking at Martin’s Downtown
Sat Oct 28~ 9 PM  

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Seasons Ent.&The Coffee Pot Present A Halloween Hairstravaganza!
Sat Oct 28~9 PM  

Calling all ghosties and ghoulies! Wear your costume and enjoy trunk or treating in our lower parking lot after the 11:00am service!
Unity of Roanoke Valley
3300 Green Ridge Road
Roanoke VA 24019

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Ralph Northam Reception with Tim Kaine
Sun Oct 29~1 PM  

Join the Roanoke Young Democrats for an afternoon get together in support of Lt. Gov. Dr. Ralph Northam with special guest Sen. Tim Kaine. Tickets are available online:

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Jump into fall with Towers Shopping Center! Enjoy live DJs, giveaways, prizes, a photobooth and trick-or-treating. Bring the family out to enjoy a perfect fall day at Towers Shopping Center.
870 Mt Vernon Ln, Salem, VA 24153
Tour through the Haunted House with a tour guide telling you the story of the Meek’s and what each room represents to the story. This day is good for people that may get too scared during a regular haunted house night, people that want to enjoy the artwork, people that have issues walking or with strobe lights. We like to call this day, Seizure Free Day!
Event is at The Meek’s Manor: 870 Mount Vernon Lane, Salem, VA 24153. The Manor is located on HopeTree Family Services Campus. Parking attendants will be there to help you park. Parking is $5 a car load (Cash Only)
Days and Times for 2017
• Thursdays 7pm-9:30pm,
• Friday & Saturday 7pm-10:30,
• Sunday’s LIGHTS ON 2pm-4pm
Oct. 5th,6th,7th, (SUNDAY LIGHTS ON) 8th
Oct. 12th,13th,14th
Oct. 19th, 20th,21st, (SUNDAY LIGHTS ON) 22nd
Oct 26th, 27th,28th, (SUNDAY LIGHTS ON) 29th
Nov. 2nd,3rd,4th
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Fall Festival – Trunk or Treat!
Sun  Oct 29~4 PM  

Huntington Court United Methodist Church
Free Food! DJ Harvest Blaque! Halloween Costume Contest!

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Community Trunk Or Treat
Sun Oct 29~ 5 PM  

Trunk or treating from 5-6 plus games and activities from 5-7
FREE for everyone! Take advantage of HoneyTree Enrollment Specials too!

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Sun Oct 29~4 PM  

Food, games, and various activities

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Grandin Court Baptist Church
Hosted by GCBC Kids

Fall Featival with games, crafts, hotdogs, popcorn and our Trunk or Treat! There will also be an inflatable obstacle course!
Games, food and crafts will run from 5-6:30 with Trunk or Treat from 6:30-7!!
Fall Festival
October 29
5:30- 7 pm

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Ghost Hunt – Facebook Live
Sun Oct 29~ 9 PM
Roanoke City Market Building
Is the Market Building Haunted? Want to find out?  Join the Facebook Live event! A do not miss for sure fun night!

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Batman Tattooing on Halloween
Tue Oct 31~ 1 PM
TatMan TattoosMake your appointment now to be worked on by the one and only#batman! 540-427-0000
Stop by on Halloween for some candy, get a quote for your work, to get some photo’s and just to have a good time. Make plans to be part of the crowd.

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Annual Downtown Vinton Trick or Treat
Tue  Oct 31~ 3 PM
Town of Vinton, Virginia Government

 Downtown Vinton for a fantastic Trick or Treat. Approxiamtely 40 businesses and groups will hand out treats to children 12 and under. Wear a costume and bring a container for the goodies.
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Another awesome event for the kids from Dragonstyle Racing
Annual Trunk or Treat.
Halloween night, starts at 5pm.

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Trunk or Treat
Tue  Oct 31~ 5 PM  

Church parking lot! Lots of trunks to get your treats from! See you there!

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Roanoke Trunk or Treat!
Tue Oct 31~5 PM  

Fun neighborhood event in the church parking lot of Living Water Christian Church@Northside!
There will be candy and costumes. Just swing by on your way through the neighborhood as your family is trick-or-treating. We’ll see you at LWCC@Northside – a place to belong!


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Not So Scary Mall-O-Ween
Tue Oct 31~~5:30 PM  
Crafts, games and safe Trick-or-Treating!
On Halloween! 5:30-8:30 p.m.
FREE, but please RSVP

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Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat
Tue Oct 31~ 6 PM  

Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat on Tues. Oct. 31. Free hot dogs and chips. In addition to trunk or treating outside, indoor games with a cake walk and photo booth.

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Trunk Or Treat
Tue  Oct 31~6 PM  

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FCC Trunk or Treat
Tue Oct 31~6 PM  

Trunk or Treat at FCC in Salem on Tuesday, October 31st. Families (especially children) are encouraged to come dressed up in your non-scary costumes and receive free treats from trunks. No registration required. For additional information, contact

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Octoberfest Carnival
Tue Oct 31~~6 PM  

Annual Octoberfest Carnival! This is a free, family event with a trunk-or-treat! There will be inflatables, games, candy and much more!

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Riverdale Baptist
Trunk or Treat
Oct 31~ 6- 8

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Trunk or Treat
Tue Oct 31~ 6 PM  

Bring the kids for some safe, family friendly fun on Halloween night. Costumes, Candy


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FREE Carnival open to entire community! Come on out for games, bounce houses, food, TRAIL OF TERROR, hay rides, lots of candy and LOTS of FUN-all for FREE!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. In order to ensure we have enough candy for everyone, we ask that you please contact Darlene at 540-309-5260 or to RSVP

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Tue Oct 31~~6 PM  

Community Trunk-or-Treat. Everyone welcome. Lots of decorated trunks filled with treats. Fun activities for the children. Free hot dogs, chips, and drinks. Every person will receive a voting card when you enter. Be sure to vote for your favorite trunk. You decide the winners. Prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place.
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Candy Land on the Mountain
Tue  Oct 31~6 PM  

3645 Orange Ave Roanoke, VA 24012
Hosted by Parkway Kids
Indoor Trick or Treating in a fun Candy Land themed climate controlled environment. Free hot dogs, popcorn, cider, & hot chocolate. Win a cool ATV door prize! Goodie bags for the first 500 kids in the door. Inflatable, lots of candy and fun!

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Trunk or Treat
Tue Oct 31~7 PM  
Free candy, free games, and a ton of safe fun on October 31 at our Trunk-or-Treat! No matter the weather, meet us at Mount Pleasant Baptist for our annual Trunk-or-Treat
 Enjoy a free film at the Historic Grandin Theater every Tuesday of the Month of October beginning at 7:15 pm. Grab some popcorn and come spend some time in the Historic Grandin Village! Stay for a while after the film as we explore mental wellness and mental health care issues depicted in each screening.
This weeks film is: The Shining (1980, Rated R, Run Time- 2 hours and 26 minutes) discussing stereotypical depictions of mental health in film. This film is being shown on Halloween night and is a horror film that is not suitable for children, the film is rated R

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Bazaar Presents: Eternal Summers with Pinact (Scotland!)
Tue Oct 31~ 7 PM 

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Trail of Terror
Oct 30 – Oct 31  ~
8 – 10
New Testament Baptist Church – Vinton
Trail of TERROR
Take a journey through the woods..this spooky trail is full of surprises!

Source: Recommended Events from Promote Commotion: Oct ~Local Events #RoanokeVA


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