Patrick Wall, Style Editor

Who says Halloween is just for kids? While the kids might be the ones who get to dress like superheroes and not get laughed at, college students can have just as much fun.

George Mason University, Washington, D.C. and the northern Virginia area have several events planned for Oct. 31.

If you’re looking for something to get you and your pals into the Halloween spirit, check out these events, both on campus and off:

On Campus

For those who want to have some holiday fun without leaving campus, Mason has Halloween covered. On Oct. 27, Mason Housing will be providing mini pumpkins for students to paint. The event is open to everyone. On Oct. 29, the Northern Neck dorms will play host to a Halloween party. The event will feature prizes for best dressed and scariest costumes.

For those who prefer to rock out on Halloween, Mason is offering a little something for the metal head in all of us.

On Halloween night, cartoon metal band sensation Deathklok will be sharing the stage with Mastodon at the Patriot Center.

Tickets are on sale now and are available for $35 and can be purchased at the Patriot Center Box Office or at

Most residence halls will be hosting mini parties the week of Halloween. Many RAs are showing scary movies and hosting get-togethers. For more information on what’s happening in your building, talk to your RA.

Off Campus

Six Flags America, located in Mitchellville, Md., is hosting its annual Fright Fest. In addition to kid-friendly fare, the park offers something for the grown-ups.

The park is featuring haunted pathways called Scare Zones, and the Paranormal Studios haunted tour. Tickets for the haunted tour are $5 a person, and the price of Fright Fest is included in the general admission price of $50.

If driving to an amusement park isn’t your style, don’t worry. There are plenty of events happening closer to campus.

Tour group Washington Walks takes visitors on a tour of the haunted places around Lafayette Park. Tours are given every Friday at 7:30 p.m. as well as the 27th through the 31st. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased the day of the walk.

Just because Fairfax is a bustling city doesn’t mean there aren’t farms to visit. Cox Farms, located at 15621 Braddock Road in Centreville, hosts events daily.

Known as the Fall Festival, the farm features hay rides, a corn maze, slides and of course, a pumpkin patch.

On Friday and Saturday nights after 7:30 p.m., the farm becomes the Fields of Fear attraction. Tickets are $15.

For those looking for something more offbeat, The District’s annual Drag Queen Race will be held Oct. 25 at 9 p.m. between P and S streets. And don’t forget the burgeoning area tradition – free Chipotle burritos. All patrons who dress up like a Chipotle burrito and visit the restaurant on Halloween will get a burrito on the house.