Trail of Terror

Shocktober’s Trail of Terror is a suggested 3-day passport guide to Loudoun County restaurants, wineries, breweries, places to stay, and special experiences (with a haunted twist) during the Shocktober 2018 Season. The more partners you visit on the Trail of Terror, the more prizes you win!








Download and print your Trail of Terror guide here.





Visit to win Shocktober Prizes

Visit 6 partners and win:

-Shocktober Blood Moon t-shirt
-Shock car magnet




Visit 9 partners and win:

-Shocktober Blood Moon t-shirt
-Shock car magnet
-4 Shocktober 2019 My Bloody Valentine tickets



Visit 13 partners and win:

-Shocktober Blood Moon t-shirt
-Shock car magnet
-4 Shocktober 2019 My Bloody
Valentine tickets
-4 Shocktober 2019 tickets
-Chance to win 2 tickets to iHeart
Radio’s 2018 Jingle Ball


Claim your prize by taking a picture or scanning your proof of completed guide and e-mailing it to info@shocktober.org with your name and mailing address. We will then send your prize via postal mail. You must send your completed guide no later than November 16, 2018.


Businesses on the Trail of Terror guide include:

Breweries and Bars

14 Loudoun Pop Up Bar

A fun bar with different themes depending on the time of the year– this fall is a Halloween theme.  Come for the drink and food specials! There will be something fun every day, including weekend activities for kids!

Located at 14 Loudoun St SE,  Leesburg, VA 20175 Hours: F: 4pm-2am Sat: 12pm-2am Sun: 12-9pm


The Ashburn Pub

The Ashburn Pub is Loudoun County’s first and original neighborhood Pub. Opening in 1995, The Pub has become a landmark in Northern Virginia.

Known for it’s cozy atmosphere, amazing home cooked food and outstanding service, The Pub is the place to grab brunch, lunch or dinner while relaxing in a hometown “pub style” environment.



Delirium Cafe 

Delirium Café Leesburg is an upscale beer-focused café with Belgian roots. The beverage list is comprised of over 300 international beer, wine, and spirits selections that have been curated to complement our unique food offerings. They source the majority of our food from local and wholesome purveyors, and craft our finished product from scratch.

Located at 101 S King St, Leesburg, VA 20175  Hours: F: 11-12am Sat: 10-12am Sun: 10am-10pm



Old Ox Brewery

Old Ox is a family owned and operated commercial brewery.

They brew in a 30-barrel brewhouse. Each batch they brew will produce 930 gallons of beer. That is enough for 9,920 12-oz. cans of beer or a little over 413 cases of beer per batch.

Their beer is on draft in many restaurants and in on the shelves in stores in Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia.  Of course, their beer is always available in the Tasting Room either by the pint, refillable growlers or kegs.

Located at 44652 Guilford Dr #114 Ashburn, VA 20147 Hours: F: 2:30-10pm Sat: 11am-10pm  Sun: 11am-7pm


Vanish Brewery 

With over 20 taps we are able to offer beer styles across the board. Our menu covers beers that are Hoppy, Malty, Light, Fruity, Sour, Barrel-Aged and more! We source ingredients from our own farm and others in our local community to bring you beer that is plant to pint.

Vanish is also a place for experimentation. Our thoughtful engagement with nature – the land, the plants – enables us to create uncommon beers that show people just how interesting beer can be.

Located at 42245 Black Hops Lane Leesburg, VA 20176  Hours: F: 12-10pm Sat: 11am-10pm  Sun: 11am-9pm




Notaviva Vineyards 

The world’s most original winery brand, each Notaviva wine is paired with a musical genre or lyrical inspiration. Their goal in the founding of their vineyard is to capture the feelings that music can create and put it in our wines. Be it joy or sadness, we endeavor to create wines that will connect our patrons with their occasions. To that end, we shall name our wines with appropriate musical terminology. From our Vincerò Viognier to our Cantabile Cabernet Franc our wines shall seek to convey a wide range of emotions to enhance the enjoyment of both the wines and the moment.

Notaviva prides themselves on the genial hospitality of our crew, and encourage educational dialogue.  At Notaviva, learn about wine, music, and the incredible tourism experiences available in beautiful western Loudoun County, Virginia.

Located at 13274 Sagle Rd Purcellville, VA 20132 Hours: F/Sun: 12-5pm Sat: 12-6pm


Tarara Winery

Tarara specializes in single vineyard blends that best showcase their site as well as powerful blends and single varietals to show the essence of Virginia wine. They are all about promoting local with the very best quality at mind. Wine is not about what they do, but more about their passion for vineyards, fine wines and their local community.

Located at 13648 Tarara Ln Leesburg, VA 20176 Hours: F-Sun: 11am-6pm




 Zephaniah Vineyard 

What’s different about Zephaniah? The historic home turned winery is haunted with over 35 confirmed spirits! At Zephaniah, tour the vineyard, see the grape vines, relax in the garden, and have a picnic—you may even encounter ghosts during your visit.

You are welcome to tour the vineyard, see the grape vines, and relax in the garden and have a picnic.

Located at 19381 Dunlop Mill Rd Leesburg, VA 20175 Hours: F/Sat/Sun: 12:30-5pm





Black Olive Bar & Grill 

Experience The National’s haunted hotel pop-up bar at Black Olive Bar & Grill. Enjoy our  Vampire Kiss Martini, Zombie cocktail, and scary Solace Brewery specials. 10% of our spirits proceeds will donated to the Arc of Loudoun.

The pub-like atmosphere of the Black Olive Bar & Grill offers a popular place for guests during their stay in Leesburg, Virginia and the local community. Become a Black Olive Club Member and gather with friends and fellow colleagues for cocktails or to catch the game on one of the 16 flat-screen TVs; play games, pool and darts; or relax in a separate seating area for conversation, The Secret. Order your favorite cocktail or local beer, and check out the great restaurant menu selection, featuring appetizers, sandwiches and light dinner fare. Nightly entertainment at the Black Olive offers a range of options for fun and networking and bonding with colleagues or fellow wedding guests, including a cozy outdoor fire pit area.

Located at 18980 Upper Belmont Pl, Leesburg, VA 20176  Hours: F: 5pm-1am Sat/Sun: 3pm-1am



Ford’s Fish Shack 

Ford’s mission is to bring fresh-off-the-hook seafood to our guests, with exemplary service. Their menu features fresh-off-the-hook seafood, home-made dishes, seasonal specials, award-winning desserts and more than 20 microbrew/craft beers.

Located at 19308 Promenade Dr Leesburg, VA 20176 Hours: F/Sat: 11-12AM Sun: 11am-10pm




Leesburg Public House 

Leesburg Public House is a longtime dream come true for Chef Mark Marrocco and Kim Ross.  Together they have created a comfortable beautiful restaurant using reclaimed woods, antiques and local metal art.  Chef Mark who uses his Italian heritage and his love for fresh seasonal ingredients has created a menu that pleases most any pallet. LPH boasts an eye pleasing bar which serves 33 craft beers on tap, fresh cocktails and a diverse wine list. The staff is friendly and the environment inviting.

Located at 962 Edwards Ferry Rd NE Leesburg, VA 20176 Hours: F/Sat: 11:30am-11pm Sun: 10:30am-9pm




Paisano’s Pizza 

Paisano’s Leesburg sets themselves apart by delivering a high-quality product with a relentless focus on guest satisfaction.  From their dough to their pizza sauce to our pasta, they make everything they deliver to your home or office fresh and from scratch daily. Paisano’s Leesburg is a gourmet pizza delivery restaurant that truly offers something for everyone on the menu. When you pass their menu around the dinner table at home or around the conference room at work, they guarantee that everyone will find something that they like!

Located at 25 Catoctin Cir NE, Leesburg, VA 20176 Hours:  F/Sat: 11am-11pm Sun: 11am-10pm




Special (Haunted) Experiences

Exit Plan 

An Escape Room is a live-action adventure game in which people are locked in a themed room and have to use elements of the room to find clues, solve a series of puzzles, work together to crack codes and complete the mission within a set time. Bring your friends, family, or coworkers and immerse yourself in another world!

Located at 201 Royal St SE F Leesburg, VA 20175  Hours: F: 4-10pm Sat/Sun: 11am-10pm


Leesburg Ghost Tour 

Afraid of ghost? Frightened of things that go bump in the night? Don’t be! Come for a two hour stroll through downtown Leesburg and learn about paranormal research, paranormal event investigations, and see the tools of the trade first hand. The tours feature rich Leesburg history, demonstrations of research equipment, and a “hands-on” touch a ghost, ghostly experience!

Located at 19 S King St Leesburg, VA 20175 Hours: F/Sat: 9pm



Places to Stay

The National 

Planning to get your heart pounding at Shocktober’s haunted attraction? Keep your goosebumps going all night long with the Halls of Horror overnight package at The National. Take advantage of our complimentary shuttle ride to and from Shocktober’s Paxton Manor. Then wander our maze-like halls and grab a nightcap at our haunting hotel bar, Black Olive Bar & Grill. Choose from a cozy standard room or sprawling suite. And don’t look under the bed.  Call 703.729.800 and ask reservations for ‘Halls of Horror.’

Shape your ultimate learning experience at The National Conference Center. With 265,000 square feet of flexible function space and an award-winning hospitality team, The National is more than a meeting facility. It’s a blank canvas, primed for learning, that can be rearranged, adorned or completely transformed into the ideal environment for your training and development needs. From retreats to residential training to conferences to meetings, The National provides a customizable, distraction-free setting that maximizes productivity, learning, and engagement. The National’s retreat-like and expansive complex, located on 65 wooded acres along the Potomac River, offers 150 meeting rooms, an 880-seat dining room, 917 guest rooms and the largest ballroom in Northern Virginia, accommodating up to 1,800 people.

Located at 18980 Upper Belmont Pl. Leesburg, VA 20176

Visit conferencecenter.com for more information.



Landowne Resort & Spa 

Discover the good life of Virginia’s Wine Country. Lansdowne Resort & Spa believes in living in the moment, leaving distractions behind and enjoying all of the things that really matter most. Lansdowne Resort and Spa, a Destination Hotel, is the ultimate santruary for relaxation near Washington, DC. Nestled on the banks of the Potomac River, you’ll discover endless ways to connect with history, nature, and the land. From 45-holes of championship golf, an award-winning spa, excursions to the best wineries, water adventures on the Potomac River with kayaking and fishing, and restaurants with breathtaking views, you’ll leave Lansdowne Resort and Spa with a new sense of purpose and perspective.

Located at 44050 woodridge parkway | Leesburg, VA 20176



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