Saturday, October 19th



Skeleton Festival is back on Saturday, October 19th in downtown Harrisonburg!

Trick-or-treat at local businesses from 2-4pm, and don’t miss the spooky (but not too spooky) activities and detours scattered throughout downtown! Find even more festivities on Court Square, including kid, dog, and adult costume contests, weird science lab, tarot card readings, wacky shacks, goober globs and, of course, whisker biscuits.

More information to come! RSVP on Facebook and stay up to date on the latest:

Trick-or-Treating Sign Up

Interested in participating? There’s still time to get involved! Downtown businesses can sign up to be a trick-or-treating location during Skeleton Festival by using this form. Please sign up by Monday, October 7th.

New this year: being a Friend of Downtown has it’s benefits! Check out the form for more information on how HDR plans to give back to Friends.

Is your business located outside downtown? Email for more information about sponsorship opportunities.


Are you jazzed about Skeleton Fest? Us too! If you want to be a part of the team that makes this awesome community festival happen, check out the full list of volunteer opportunities here:


Skeleton Fest would not be possible without the support of our generous sponosors!