Oystoberfest, Scott's Addition Pumpkin Fest, Science on Tap, haunted houses and Trick or Treat this weekend.

Saturday, Oct. 21

Why go to Urbanna when you can get into a traditional oyster roast right here in Richmond’s Ginter Park? Get your oysters steamed, raw or fried, as well as other food options for non-oyster lovers. Featuring Trapezium’s Oyster Blonde and Gram Cracker Porter, among others, plus music from The Atkinsons, Lenny and Supervixen. St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 3602 Hawthorne Ave. Noon-6 p.m. $2 suggested donation.

Saturday, Oct. 21

Get your kids – or yourself – in costume and head to the Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival for a street party with craft beer, live music, an expanded kids’ zone and costume contests. Featuring food from The Savory Grain, Buz and Ned’s, ice cream and kettle corn. Noon-6 p.m. Boulevard from Leigh Street to Broad Street. Free entry, pay as you go.

Saturday, Oct. 21

Learn the “why behind the rye” at the Science on Tap craft beer festival. More than 15 different types of beer and cider will be on hand, plus four breweries will have a special concoction just for the event. Featuring beer from local craft breweries such as Ardent Craft Ales, Buskey Cider, Hardywood, Legend, Lickinghole and many more. Several home-brewing groups will be on hand to explain the science of beer, plus a brewer's panel, live music and food trucks. Noon-5 p.m. Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St. $10. Beer tickets are $3. www.smv.org or (804) 864-1400.

Sunday, Oct. 22

Get a jump on the Halloween holiday at Trick or Treat Street where kids can hop on the bouncy house, check out the petting zoo, explore a straw maze and haunted forest and more. There will also be a pet costume contest and a food truck. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Held at the University of Richmond, at Stern Plaza, located in the outdoor quad between Jepson Hall and Ryland Hall, off of Gateway Road. $5-10 donation suggested, benefits the Ronald McDonald House.

Starts Friday, Oct. 20

Den of Fear is taking over Dogtown Dance Theater and turning it into a haunted house complete with monsters, madmen, and the Tarred Lady. $15. 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

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Colleen Curran covers arts and entertainment for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. She writes the weekly column Top Five Weekend Events.

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