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Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 10:28 AM
By Erica Jones

Get Spooked at These DC-Area Haunted Houses & Trails

Halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than scaring the pants off yourself? From haunted houses to creepy trails, these spooky attractions are sure to leave you trembling. View gallery »

  • Madhaunter's Madhouse
  • Field of Screams
  • Shocktober
Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 7:25 AM
By Carissa DiMargo, Sophia Barnes, Brianna Crummy

2018 Fall Fests: H Street, Emporiyum, Music & More

Here's our guide to the best autumn festivals in the D.C. area.View gallery »

  • H Street Festival, Oct. 13
  • Taste of the Harvest, Oct. 13
  • OPUS Merriweather, Oct. 13
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 at 3:18 PM
By Sophia Barnes

Washington, DC's Best Upcoming Concerts

Craving live music? Us, too. Here are all the shows you can look forward to in D.C. — for any taste and any genre.View gallery »

  • Gallant, Oct. 22 at 9:30 Club
  • Hippo Campus, Oct. 24 at 9:30 Club
  • Twenty One Pilots, Oct. 31 at Capital One Arena
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 10:07 AM

Stunning 'Ice Castles' Slated for Wisconsin Lake

The stunning, internally-lit life-size castles, made by hand each winter by a Utah-based sculptor and his team, are slated to open in Lake Geneva at the end of December.View gallery »

  • ice castle LG 2
  • ice castle LG 4
  • ice castle LG 17
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 3:30 PM
By Brianna Crummy, Carissa DiMargo

DC Halloween Goals: Zombie Walk, Ghost Tours, Spooky Sites

From a zombie walk to an Edgar Allen Poe tour to ghost tours, here's what the D.C. area has to offer this Halloween... if you dare.View gallery »

  • Night of the Living Zoo, Oct. 26
  • Dia de los Muertos in Petworth, Oct. 27 & Nov. 2
  • Poe Reading in the Vault, Oct. 27
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 7:15 AM
Get a Taste of the Country at This Silver Spring Farm

Get a Taste of the Country at This Silver Spring Farm

You might not realize it, but there is a taste of country life nestled away in busy Silver Spring. News4's Molette Green went to Heyser Farms, where they were busy churning out some fresh cider.  Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 10:49 AM

Ruby Slippers to Go Back on Display at Smithsonian Museum

Dorothy's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" will be back on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History Friday, the museum says. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 12:08 PM
Look Inside: Air Force One Replica at National Harbor

Look Inside: Air Force One Replica at National Harbor

You'll soon be able to explore the luxury, prestige and history of the president's plane... well, a replica. Watch »

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 at 10:13 AM
By Erica Jones

Best Places to See Fall Foliage in the DC Area

As we wait for the beautiful foliage to take shape, here are some of the best places to get breathtaking views of the changing leaves.View gallery »

  • national mall fall
  • shenandoah national park final
  • sugarloaf mountain final
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 at 11:51 AM

Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches in the DMV

It's been a warm and humid start to the season, but fall really is here. Celebrate the changing of the seasons by visiting the D.C. area's pumpkin patches and apple orchards. Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Media. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: info (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.