Posted at 6:18 PM, Oct 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-23 18:18:01-04

Richmond, VA (WTVR)  Check out the Free Stuff I found for you this week, and check back often, I’m constantly updating with new finds.  Thanks. Cheryl

FREE MOVIE:  “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”.  Fri. Oct. 25, 7 p.m at the outdoor haybale theater at Tom Leonard’s.  4150 Brookriver Drive, Glen Allen. Details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION: first ever Boulevard Pumpkin Festival.  The family-friendly event is this Saturday, October 26,  noon to 6 p.m. on the Boulevard in Richmond between Leigh and West Marshall Street.  Enjoy a kid’s zone, food, and live music. Details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION: Hauntings and spooky stories with storytellers around the campfire.  7 p.m. Sat. Oct. 26th  Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Rd.

FREE ADMISSION:    Spooky Trail hay ride, music, creepy crafts, contests and games and a costume contest.  Fri. Oct. 25 at Dorey Recreation Center, 2999 Darbytown Road.  6 – 9 p.m. Details HERE.

FREE EVENT:  Spooky FUNfest.  For children 11 and under.  Wear your costumes for toy and candy hunts, trick-or-treating, games and a movie.  Bring a flashlight and a bag to take your goodies home in.  6 – 9 p.m.   Fri. Oct. 25th at Poor Farm Park, Saturday at Pole Green Park.  More details HERE.

FREE EVENT:  Shocktoberfest.  German and Hungarian dancing, singing , music and food, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. Oct. 26 at the 17th St. Farmer’s Market.  17th St. and East Main, in downtown Richmond.  

FREE ADMISSION:  Join Nutzy at the Diamond for Squirrel-o-ween this Sunday Oct. 27,  for trick or treating, costume contests, crafts and hayrides.  The free fun starts at 2 p.m.  Details HERE.

FREE EVENT:  Zombie Walk. Sat. Oct. 26 2:30p.m. Carytown. Dress like a zombie and join the mob, or just observe as they make their way through Carytown.  If you want to participate, meet at Byrd Park at 1 p.m.  All the details HERE.

FREE EVENT:  VMFA, Richmond.  Come in costume  and explore the art of cinema! Participate in story boarding, script writing, setting up props, and role-playing. Enjoy puppet shows by the Barefoot Puppet Theater, puppet-making and costume-making activities, expressive pumpkin carving, and face painting! Prizes for the best costumes will be distributed throughout the event.  More details HERE.

FREE EVENT:  El Dia de los Muertos FEstival  Sat. Oct. 26 Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen.  Live music, dancing, arts and crafts from noon to 4 p.m at this family-friendly event.  2880 Mountain Road.  Details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION:  Great Pumpkin Palooza.   Sat. Oct. 26.  Innsbrook.Fall festival for the whole family with hay mazes, food, and more from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 4991 Lake Brook Drive.  Details HERE.

FREE EVENT:  8th annual All the Saints Halloween Parade in Oregon Hill.  Thurs. Oct. 31.  Be a spectator or join in.  Bring horns, drums or your own band to march with as the parade winds through this Richmond neighborhood starting at 7 p.m.

FREE FLU SHOTS:   Saturday October 26 from 10:30 to 2:30 at the Chesterfield Fair grounds.  9 a.m. to noon at the Home Depot in Ashland—sponsored by the Va. Dept. of Health.

FREE EVENT FOR DADS & KIDS:    First Things First of Greater Richmond presents ‘All Pro Dad’ a free dinner and program for Fathers and children .  More details or register HERE.

  • , Nov. 21, Dec. 19: Northside Family Learning Center, 800 Graham Road
  • Nov. 12, Dec. 10: MARTIN’S community room at Chesterfield Towne Center, 11361 Midlothian Tpke, Richmond, VA 23236

FREE TOURS:  The Hanover Historical Society offers free Open House tours of the historic Hanover Courthouse on the second Tuesday of each month between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  No reservations are required.   Details HERE.

FREE JAZZ: The Virginia Museum has free admission to it’s Jazz Cafe’ program Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jazz Cafe and general VMFA Museum admission are always free. Full performance schedule [HERE].

FREE FLAG CLEANING:  Get your American flag cleaned for free at any Puritan Cleaners any day of the year.  Details HERE.

FREE PROGRAM:  “Stories at the Museum”  at the Virginia Historical Society. All ages welcome,  every program will include a group reading of the selected book and a related craft activity. The one hour programs  will  take place the first and third Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m.  Details [HERE].

FREE CREDIT REPORTS:  Get a free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus.  Your personal information is completely protected. This site is sponsored by Equifax,Trans-Union and Experian.

FREE FOR ACTIVE MILITARY: Free annual passes to America’s National Parks (value $80) are now  available to members of the military and their families free of charge.  The pass allows entrance  to more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands. The free pass will be made available for activated members of the National Guard and Reserves but not to military veterans or retirees. Military personnel can get the passes by showing their military I.D at any national park or wildlife refuge that charges an entrance fee.

FREE LESSON: Take  a free introductory lesson; ice skating or ice hockey at either SkateNation Plus in Short Pump or Richmond Ice Zone in Midlothian.

LOTS OF FREE STUFF: How about getting and giving stuff free? The Freecycle Network is made up of nearly five thousand groups and nearly 70-thousand members around the world who are getting and giving away stuff free. Membership is free It’s a great way to recycle, get rid of items you don’t want, and get things you do.

KIDS EAT FREE: All children eat  free at Quaker Steak & Lube Sundays through Thursdays,  4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The deal is good for children age 10 and under. The Richmond-area location is at 8000 W. Broad St.

FREE QDOBA: Children eat free at Qdoba on Sundays with the purchase of an adult entrée.

FREE KIDS MEALS: Kids eat free at McAlister’s Deli every Tuesday from  9 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entree.  There are two locations in the Richmond area, Gayton Crossing and Westchester Commons in Midlothian.

FREE STUFF: If you’re a Facebook member, a lot of restaurants are currently offering freebies, if you “like” them on Facebook. Search for your favorite and see if they have an offer. And while you’re on Facebook, stop by the  CBS 6 page and “like” us too.

FREE FIREHOUSE SUBS: A lot of restaurants offer birthday clubs that you have to sign up for, to get freebies on your special day. At Firehouse Subs, just show up on your birthday with I.D with your birth date, and get a free medium sub. There are several locations in the metro area.

FREE ADMISSION: Enjoy free admission all year long  to The Virginia Historical Society,  with access to the museum galleries and research library. The museum is at 428 North Boulevard in Richmond.

FREE JEWELRY: The Silver Jewelry Club offers an assortment of free, pure sterling silver jewelry every day. From pendants to rings to earrings, all you pay is the shipping and handling.

FIND FREE WI-FI ACCESS: Want to know which local restaurants and coffee shops offer free wireless internet access? Get a directory for Greater Richmond or any city worldwide, by clicking here.

FREE LONG DISTANCE: Make free, 10-minute long distance and international calls to select locations, just by listening to a short, ten-second ad first. Get your local access number to “Freephone2phone” here.

FREE 411 CALLS: Never pay to call information again. 800-FREE-411 works for both residential and business listings across America. All you have to do is listen to a 10-second commercial before getting the listing you want, but the service is free.

FREE COMPUTER TECH HELP: If you have a problem with your computer, and no budget to fix it, Protonic offers free computer support and computer-related information online and by e-mail. This free service is manned by volunteers world-wide.

If you know of any event, or great free offer, e-mail is to me at