If you're already ready for a fright, they're ready for you. Shocktober's Haunted Mansion opens this weekend. PG-13 fun includes Paxton Manor’s Haunted Mansion, The Funhouse and The Haunted Well of Souls. $20 for Paxton Manor, $5 for other attractions. Discounts and VIP tickets available. Friday-Sunday. 601 Catoctin Circle, Leesburg.
It's a day of pets, Redskins and music. DogGone Natural presents WoofStock — Four Pawz Fest 2013. Redskin players will be on hand, along with a ton of dog-friendly activities and events, including a doggie boot camp, a dog food challenge and free food for the humans. Free. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 44031 Ashburn Shopping Plaza, Ashburn.
Fun is spelled F-U-N.Joshua's Hands hosts a Fall Festival this weekend with an old-fashioned spelling bee, entertainment, hay rides, three-legged races, demonstrations, a petting farm and more. Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 38327 Charles Town Pike, Waterford.
Get your pets blessed. St. Gabriel's Chapel in the Woods is hosting a Blessing of the Animals. All fuzzy, furry, scaly, slimy, crested, colorful creatures of God welcome. Free. 1 p.m. Sunday. The corner of Battlefield Parkway and Fort Evans Road, Leesburg.
Jazz and a fall menu combine at The V. The first Jazz Dinner will include music from Rob Maletick and his band, along with a full fall harvest dinner that includes a selection of pork, chicken and seafood entrées, along with suggested pairings of beer and wine. $50. 6 p.m. Friday. 44630 Waxpool Road, Ashburn.