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A scarecrow is the spookiest sight in most cornfields, but there's a lot more to be afraid of at Haunted Hunt Club Farm. At the Field of Screams, you'll come face to face with flesh-eating zombies that lurk around the corners of a labyrinthine corn maze. More shocks await on the Haunted Hayride, which passes through dilapidated farmlands and creepy graveyards. Like the corn maze, the hayride's woodland path offers a medieval "Curse of the Dark Knight" theme. But even those scares don't compare with the Village of the Dead, whose hostile inhabitants terrorize trespassers by locking them in coffins and telling them tedious stories about their grandchildren.

2400 London Bridge Rd
Virginia Beach,
VA
US

Challenge Nation pioneered the urban-adventure race with a race season that includes visits to more than 35 cities across the country. Each scavenger hunt is personalized to the hosting city, exploring its many diverse neighborhoods with a series of clues that would test even the most skilled children's-book detective. The teams?composed of at least two people?vie for a $300 first-place prize. The Amazing Race?style competition rewards quick wits and wise planning over physical fitness, so the best way to prepare is by doing logic puzzles while eating Funyuns and lounging in a La-Z-Boy. The top 25 teams qualify, the top five receiving free entry, to compete in the national championship, which rewards winning teams with a $5,000 cash prize.

1327 East Cary Street
Richmond,
VA
US

Considered by many to be the queen of Southern comfort food, Paula Deen is a best-selling author, television show host, retail mogul, and restaurateur. She brings her nourishment know-how to Richmond for a 2.5-hour cooking and chatting extravaganza sure to tickle eardrums and stir up jealousy in fellow chefs. Listen as Paula shares life stories alongside her husband, Michael Groover, and answers questions from the audience members—be they gastro-gurus or green-behind-the-ear gourmands. There will, of course, be some cooking demonstrations as well, so be prepared to potentially pick up some new recipes to try out at upcoming holiday dinners or social events.

6 North Laurel Street
Richmond,
VA
US

Disney's Daytime Emmy Award–winning Imagination Movers will perform their In a Big Warehouse concert in the grand interior of the Lisner Auditorium, playing their most popular songs and bringing the magic of their eponymous TV series to life. The popular New Orleans–based rock band bridges all generation gaps with fun and educational songs chock-full of memorable melodies and bounding rhythms that adults love as much as kids, fueling long van drives and kindergarten karaoke. With an extravagant set and ecstatic energy, the Imagination Movers give a performance that gets audiences dancing, clapping, and singing along, with guest appearances from Playhouse Disney favorites Choo Choo Soul, Nina, and Warehouse Mouse.

601 East Leigh Street
Richmond,
VA
US

Established: Before 1950

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

Pro Tip: Come ready to have fun.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Recommended Age Group: 18 and older

900 East Broad Street
Richmond,
VA
US

Established: 1951

Staff Size: 50+ people

Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Brands Used: Dogfish Head, Uinta, and Original Sin Breweries, among others.

Recommended Age Group: Adults

Pro Tip: Bring lawn chairs, sunglasses, and the courage to kick your shoes off and dance.

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Craft brews for every taste.

Q&A with the Social Marketing Chair

I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?

Bring a chair, stay a while, engage others, and bring cash for our vendors so you can taste the different offerings before choosing a favorite. Looking for just the right brew? Engage others for advice.

As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?

A quick wit, and great humor.

What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?

Quick service, friendly conversation, great food, vendors, and fun music. We aim to make this a great countryside experience.

18002 Teman Road
Beaverdam,
VA
US