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Halloween hops and more to explore

Halloween hops and more to explore

By now, it seems as if the Halloween candy and costumes have been on store shelves since July. Well, the holiday is finally within view, and since All Hallow's Eve falls on a Friday this year, the events below offer a good excuse for a day trip or weekend built around spooky fun. Or maybe you've had your fill of tricks and treats, and you'd prefer a star-studded culinary event, an Irish festival or an exhibit of powerful, historic murals. Halloween hops Adults only Who says Halloween is just for kids? Mermaid Winery in Norfolk, Va., is hosting an adult Halloween party Oct. 31 at its winery, bar and restaurant, with free entry for people in costumes and a $75 bottle of...