Address: Joel C Bradshaw Fairgrounds, 21311 Courthouse Hwy, Windsor, VA 23487
Date: September 12-15, 2019. 9/12 from 5-10pm, 9/13 from 10am-11pm, 9/14 from 10am-11pm, 9/15 from 11am-6pm. Fireworks are Saturday, September 14, 2019, 10:30 pm.
Cost: Thursday $10 per person or flat fee $45 per car (up to 8 people). Friday/Saturday/Sunday $5 per person ages 6-12 and for military with ID, $10 ages 13+. Ages 5 and under free. Online discounts available for 2 & 3 day passes. Promotions include special pricing for elementary students, senior citizens, on certain days/times.
Activity: Catch a show, watch a tractor pull, enter the talent show, or enjoy the sights from the top of the giant Ferris wheel. We know you will agree it is the best four days to end your summer!
Address: 24th Street Stage, Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Date: September 13 – 15, 2019
Tickets start at $25. All attendees are invited to bring non-perishable items to donate to benefit the homeless in the community. Get Discounted Tickets Here
Activity: The SonRise Music Festival, one of Virginia’s largest Christian music festivals, is set to return to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The SonRise Music Festival will present prominent national Christian music artists along with a variety of local artists and bands.
Address: Nauticus, One Waterside Drive, Norfolk VA
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Cost: Spectators are Free and this event is open to the public
Activity: The Magnolia Circle of The King’s Daughters is pleased to bring the 5th Annual 2019 Dragon Boat Race Fundraiser to Nauticus on Saturday, September, 14, 2019. We invite you to join us in this exciting fundraiser by becoming a sponsor, forming a team, volunteering or making a donation. Your kind support is helping The King’s Daughters raise $1 million toward CHKD’s Mental Health Program. Never in our history has the need for childhood mental health services been greater. Dragon boat racing offers corporate and community groups a fun and unique opportunity to cultivate team building and generate funds to support the much needed mental health facility here in our community. Dragon Boating is easy, fun, and no prior experience or equipment is needed!
Address: Heritage Lane, Courtland VA 23837
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 9am - 4pm
Cost: Admission $5 for adults, $2 for school-age children. Pre-schoolers free.
Activity: Southampton Heritage Village/Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Heritage Lane. Fun day filled with "heritage" demonstrations - running 1920s saw mill, grist mill (Fresh cornmeal to taste and buy) 1880s printing press, weaving, glass blowing. Making soap, butter, cracklins! Huge model train exhibit. Many crafters with home-made items. Great food - BBQ, hotdogs, apple & sweet potato jacks. Music by Shiloh Grass. Many agricultural items to see as well as heritage buildings such as 1-room school house. doctor's office, post office, country store and more. Too much to tell all in the description. But loads of fun and lots of kid's activities.
Address: Captain Slade Cutter Athletic Park 100 Elementary Dr, Norfolk, Virginia 23551
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 10am-2pm
Activity: Get ready for a day of fun for all ages to promote sustainable, healthy living. Activities include: -Agility inflatables from Knockerball Hampton Roads -Obstacle Course -Challenges to win fabulous prizes for different age groups -Giveaways including a free book for every military child -Community resources & more! Don’t forget to bring: Plenty of water, sunscreen, hat & sunglasses! *Food and beverages available for purchase. Attendance is ONLY open to active duty military, reserve/national guard, and eligible dependents with valid Military ID card.
Address: Hermitage Museum & Gardens, 7637 N. Shore Rd, Norfolk VA
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 11am-4pm
Cost: Free admission
Activity: The 4th Annual Hermitage Handmade Festival! Shop for arts and crafts handmade by 70+ local artists, eat delicious bites while sipping on mimosas and Bloody Marys, enjoy live music, and create arts and crafts of your own with on-site art-making activities. This event is free and open to the public, donations at the door are encouraged! Stay tuned for the festival schedule.
Address: Greek Hellenic Community Center 60 Traverse Road Newport News, VA
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 11:30am-3pm
Cost: Tickets start at $45
Activity: ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT seafood & BBQ fundraising party. Come out on Saturday, September 14th from 11:30am - 3:00pm for an early afternoon delight. You'll dine on delicious food, dance to the live music of SlapNation & donate school supplies at this extraordinary fundraising event!
Address: Centura College - Newport News 616 Denbigh Blvd, Newport News, VA
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 12-6pm
Cost: Admission is $3-$5
Activity: Get ready foodies for the 2nd Annual Great Food Truck Festival! Come experience the unique cuisine and delicious treats from various food trucks, music, games, prizes, vendors, exhibitors, and more at the Great Food Truck Festival!
Address: Virginia Zoo 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk VA
Date: September 14, 2019 from 6-9pm
Cost: $25 Adult (Beer & Growler), $10 Adult Non-Drinking, $10 Youth ages 2-20, $0 Youth under 2yrs old. Ticket cost will increase by $10 the day of the event. Rain or Shine. The first 1,000 Adult Beer ticket purchasers will receive the commemorative 2019 Growl Fest growler. Growlers will be picked up upon exiting the Zoo at the front gates. Growlers cannot be filled at this event.
Activity: Come get your growl on at the Virginia Zoo! Join us for a fun-filled evening of beer, food trucks, a DJ and games at Growl Fest to benefit the Sunrise and Downtown Rotary Clubs of Norfolk and the Virginia Zoo. Growl Fest includes exclusive after-hours access to the Zoo, with select animals on exhibit late. This is fun for the whole family or a group of your wildest friends. 11 Virginia breweries will each be serving a variety of brews, attendees can feast from the area’s best food trucks, and there will be a Children’s Play Area. Train rides, $2.
Address: Power Plant Hampton Roads 1990 Power Plant Parkway Hampton, VA 23666
Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 14 & 15, 2019. Saturday 2pm-8pm; Sunday 2pm-8pm.
Cost: General admission pre-sale price $9.99. Kids 10 and under are Free and do not need a ticket
Activity: Join us for a fun-filled family day filled with Mac n' Cheese themed activities & madness! The Hampton Roads Mac & Cheese Festival will bring together the area's best restaurants, food trucks & chef's cheesy visions into reality! Get ready to try a mountain of cheese goodness at Virginia's largest-ever mac and cheese festival. No matter how you like it - peppery, with ketchup, crispy with breadcrumbs or creamy like butter, you'll find the mac and cheese of your dreams right here!
Address: Comunidad Hispana de San Gregorio 5345 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 10am-3pm
Activity: Venga a celebrar nuestra rica herencia en esta gran fiesta en donde habrá comida a la venta de varios países hispanos a incluir Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, México, Perú, Puerto Rico y Venezuela entre otros. Cualquier plato cuesta $10 e incluye un postre y una soda o agua. Habrá entretenimiento para niños, música y presentaciones artísticas. La entrada es gratuita.
Address: Mt Pleasant Christian School, Chesapeake VA
Date: Friday - Sunday, September 20-22, 2019
Activity: Fall Festival and Carnival Rides by Boardwalk Amusements. Vouchers for wristbands are on sale now at the MCPS office for $17, after 918 they are $20. Craft show, Bake Sale, Games, Balloon Artist, Pony Rides, Amusement Rides, Petting Zoo, Open to the public.
Address: Princess Anne Family UMCA, 2121 Landstown Rd, Virginia Beach VA
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9am-12pm
Activity: Come celebrate fall and our Mini-Triathalon participants! We will have games, food trucks, pumpkin carving, vendors, a silent auction and more! All proceeds from the festival will support the Princess Anne Family Livestrong at the YMCA program. This event is open to the public
Fall Festival/ Pick Your Own Pumpkins (Chesapeake)
Address: Greenbrier Farms Nursery 225 Sign Pine Road Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
Date: Opening for pumpkins September 21, 2019. Monday- Friday* 9 am to 5 pm Sat. and Sun. 9 am to 6 pm *Weekday pumpkin patch picking from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. does not have the games and festival activities.
Cost: Starting at $12, and going up based on size of the pumpkin
Activity: Pick-your-own pumpkins starts at $12 and includes a free hayride to the patch, free bounce houses and fun fall games for the kids. Don't forget to stop by the Barnyard Animals! Make your plans now! *Weekday pumpkin patch picking from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. does not include all games and festival activities. A face painter will ALSO be out at the Festival each weekend giving FREE Face painting. Tips are welcome!
Address: 14302 Old Courthouse Way, Newport News, VA
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019, parade starts at 10am
Activity: Get there early to get your special spot for the parade – then stay for the festival featuring Live Music - fantastic local foods, vendors, exhibits.
Address: 3640 Dam Neck Rd, Suite 510, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23453
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10am-4pm
Activity: Join us for a craft show, children's activities, and live music. Visit the Rural Heritage Center and Educational Gardens.
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 11am - 5pm
Cost: Tickets for UNLIMITED sampling are only $25 in advance, or $35 at the door!
Activity: Join us for an amazing day of CRAFT BEER, Music, Games, Food and Fun. The gates open at 11:00 AM so come early and stay late to enjoy all the day has to offer! Last call is 4:30pm and taps will close at 5pm. We will have craft brewers from all over the region sampling some of their award winning beers. They will be pouring some of your favorites as well as a sneak peek in to what will be on tap for 2020. Please remember to drink responsibly…and plan ahead if you need a place to stay or a ride home for the evening.
Address: Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water Street, Yorktown VA
Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 12-5pm
Cost: Tickets range from $5 - $60
Activity: York County Chamber of Commerce annual event has moved to the Yorktown Waterfront at Riverwalk Landing. Offering more at this Family-Friendly Local Craft Beer Festival. Get ready to have fun rain or shine as this event will be covered and tented!
Address: 2nd-36th Streets, Virginia Beach, VA
Date: Friday, September 27, 2019 from 12pm-11pm, Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10am-11pm, Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 10am-6pm
Cost: Varying costs for individual activities
Activity: Daily concerts at festival stages are scattered along 32 blocks of the boardwalk and feature 27 performances from local, regional, and national recording artists. On the boardwalk, you can find over 250 artisans displaying handmade work, at an Art & Craft Show that has been ranked #5 out of 200 Fine Art and Design Shows across the country. Keep walking to find 22 magnificent sand sculptures created by world-renowned international sculptors at Neptune's International Sandsculpting Championship. Other weekend events include Neptune's 8k Race, Grand Parade, Volleyball Tournament, Atlantic Regatta, Youth Art Show, and more!
Address: St. George Coptic Orthodox Church, 187 Semple Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666
Date: Friday & Saturday, September 27-28, 2019 from 11am-10pm. Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 11am-6pm
Activity: Visit King Tut's Bazaar and get a Henna Tattoo, enjoy the Bounce House and Face painting. Experience traditional Egyptian food and culture.
Address: The Meadow Event Park, Doswell VA
Dates: September 27 - October 6, 2019
Cost: Discount tickets on sale August 1, full price tickets on sale Sept 1.
Activity: Come celebrate the best of Virginia at the State Fair of Virginia, a 10-day event at the beautiful, pastoral setting of The Meadow Event Park. Since 1854, Virginians have celebrated community, agriculture, family, food and fun at this annual tradition. Whether it's for a prize-winning fresh apple pie or giant pumpkin, a first date or first time milking a cow, find your blue ribbon moment this year.
Address: 772 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23457
Dates: September 27th through October 27, 2019 on Fridays (Noon-6pm), Saturdays (10am-6pm), and Sundays (10am-6pm). Special opening on Monday, October 14 (Columbus Day) from 12-6pm. Please note that the gates close at 4pm and no one will be admitted after that time. Hours may change at any time without notice, especially due to inclement weather. Wagons are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Cost: Pricing TBA. All-inclusive discounted wristbands will be offered on TicketLeap
Activities: We have three mazes (cotton, sunflower and corn “Have a Ball” maze), wagon rides, pumpkin picking and children’s play area. We will have a different food truck every Saturday and Sunday.
Address: Northwest River Park 1733 Indian Creek Rd, Chesapeake, VA
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10am-4pm
Activities: Enjoy a family day at one of Chesapeake's hidden gems for outdoor recreation. All park activities are FREE and include: canoe rentals, paddleboat rentals, bicycle rentals, miniature golf, wagon rides, fishing (license required). Over 7 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, playgrounds and other amenities.
Address: Watermen's Museum, 309 Water Street, Yorktown
Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 28 & 29, 2019. Saturday 10am-6pm. Sunday 12-6pm
Activity: Join us for our 6th Annual Yorktown Folk Festival. This family-friendly festival features musicians and dancers from all over Virginia. Free music is hosted on multiple stages from 10-6pm on Saturday and noon-6pm on Sunday. $10 ticketed concerts run from 6pm-9pm both evenings raise funds for the Watermen's Museum's ongoing educational and community outreach programming.
Address: Bow Creek Municipal Recreation Center 3427 Club House Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 11am-2pm
Cost: Free and open to the public
Activity: Join our Bow Creek Block Party for free family-friendly fun! All ages are invited to play games and take part in activities while our DJ spins tunes. There will be various vendors, exhibitors and delicious eats available for purchase through local food trucks! New this year: we're hosting a Sensory Tent that's dedicated for individuals needing a calm, safe space and organized sensory input for over-stimulation. We are also collecting donations to support our friends at the Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center. Check out their website at vbacac.com for a full list of what they need.
Address: New Song Fellowship 865 Woodstock Road, Virginia Beach VA
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 12-3:30pm
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Activity: Fall Festival - Join us for an afternoon of fun, games, food, and more. We'll have inflatables, hotdogs, cotton candy, games for the kids, all free. Event will be held in our front yard at the corner of Providence & Woodstock Rd, from noon to 3:30pm.
Address: Lakewood Park, 1715 Willow Wood Drive Norfolk VA
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 12-5pm
Activity: This signature event during Hispanic Heritage month recognizes every aspect of the Hispanic Community and culture in Coastal Virginia.
Este evento emblemático durante el mes de la Herencia Hispana reconoce todos los aspectos de la comunidad y cultura hispanas en la costa de Virginia.
Address: Hunt Club Farm, 2388 London Bridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA
Date: Saturdays & Sundays only: September 29 - October, 31, 2019 from 10am-6pm
Cost: Admission free, cost of individual activities varies.
Activity: The Harvest Fair features Virginia Beach’s largest Pumpkin Patch, farm tour hayrides, the Petting Farm, pony rides, carnival rides and inflatable amusements.
Address: 2928 S Battlefield Blvd. Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
Dates: You pick Opens in October 2019: Monday -Thursday 9am to 7pm. Friday 9am-8pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-7pm. ** Weekday mornings are very busy with school field trips!! The play area, farm stand, you-pick patch and play area are open to the public during this time. The barrel train and pony rides start at 12 on weekdays.
Activity: A real you-pick pumpkin patch, A Sunflower field for pictures and you pick (depending on availability). Storybook Character Hayride, Play Area with a Children’s Corn Maze, Bounce houses, Toddler hay maze and toddler only bounce houses. Build-a-fort with hay bales, Baby Goat Petting Area and other friendly farm animals. Sand piles and Play houses, a DJ on the weekends with interactive games. Corn Hole, and Yard Jenga. Fall Photo area for picture taking. How tall this fall photo ops for kids.
Always for sale at the farm stand: Beginning September 14th - THE BEST MUMS around, hay bales, corn stalks, Apple cider, homemade pumpkin cheesecake and bread, free-range fresh eggs, local honey, homemade jams, salsa, pickles, pumpkin and apple butter.
- Weekend all-inclusive unlimited wrist band is $13.50 (one barrel train ride included).
- Weekday all-inclusive unlimited wrist band is $11.50 (one barrel train). Adults and children under 2 are free in play area. Adult hayride ticket $5.00
- Don’t want to buy it all?? Individual pricing available too! Play area only $7.00. Child Hayride $3.75 under 2 is free. Barrel Train $3.75. Pony rides $6.00. 10am-4pm on Weekends, 12-5pm Weekdays.
- Light concessions on weekdays (snacks and ice cream), full concessions on weekends until 5. YES, you can bring your own food and cooler!! CIDER DONUTS and HOT CIDER EVERYDAY!! KETTLE CORN Face Painting on Weekends (private vendor)
Date: Farm Activities will be every day in the month of October. Hours are Monday - Sunday, 10am-6pm. Festival activities are weekend only (see below)
Also available: We will have plenty of fall decor for sale from flags and mats to hay bales, corn stalks, pumpkins & gourds of all sizes available for U-pick & already picked, mums, & lots more! Fall pictures on the farm available as well!
Cost: FREE Parking/please call for pricing.
- Fall Fun on the farm Mon-Fri includes corn pit, straw pile, petting zoo, playground, wagons ride around for u-pick pumpkins & corn maze, & more!
- Fall Festival- weekend only includes all the fall fun plus pony rides, kids barrel train rides, food and much more!
Address: Chesapeake City Park, 900 City Park Drive, Chesapeake VA
Date: October 2, 2019 from 3-7pm
Activity: Chesapeake Sheriff's Department Charities Inc and the South Norfolk Ruritan Club are hosting the 40th Annual Great American Food Festival. This charity event is an all-inclusive event featuring the main meal of pork bbq, fried fish, grilled chicken, corn dogs, hush puppies and corn on the cob & more.
Address: Downtown Suffolk, VA
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10am
Activity: The Peanut Festival itself doesn't kick off until October 10th but you can get in the Peanut-Spirit on Saturday, October 5th with the Peanut Festival Parade! The parade stages in the Lakeside neighborhood and proceeds down Washington Street, turning left onto North Main Street and concludes at Finney Avenue.
Address: Surf's Up Restaurant 100 Cary's Chapel Rd, Poquoson, Virginia 23662
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10am-4pm
Activity: Come get pumpkins, crafts, arts, food and so much more!!!!!
Address: 33 Waterside Drive, Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk VA
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10am-3pm
Cost: $5 admission (Infants age 1 and under are free)
Activity: Family festival filled with more than 100 fun, creative and interactive activities that include storytelling, hands-on workshops, educational displays, cultural experiences, arts and crafts, military demonstrations, costumed characters, and more! This event is designed with children 10 and younger in mind.
Address: 6 Hunts Neck Road, Poquoson, VA 23662
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10am-3pm
Activity: Poquoson Masonic Lodge #49 will be back for their 2nd Annual Autumn Bazaar & Cookout. 35 vendors, including crafters with handmade one-of-a-kind gifts and as several direct sale merchants with popular brands. Come on out for a cheeseburger or hot dog, chips and a drink. Come meet our amazing local vendors and let them help you with your shopping needs.
AutumnFest (Chesapeake) Address: Chesapeake Arboretum 624 Oak Grove Chesapeake, VADate: Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10am-4pmCost: Free family activities include Hay Bale Maze, Petting Zoo, children's crafts, face paintings and more. There will be exhibitors who showcase nature-based activities. The Virginia Department of Forestry will present Chesapeake with a Tree City USA flag, demonstrate a tree planting on site and volunteers will lead a walking tour of the Camellia Cove.
Address: Barrett's Landing & Downtown Franklin, Virginia
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10am-4pm (Street Festival), 6-11pm (Block Party)
Activity: Street Festival offers FREE family-friendly entertainment, exciting events, street vendors, food and refreshments are available throughout the day. Food and Refreshments available for purchase. Block party begins at 6pm and goes until 11pm with a $5 Admission fee (Kids under 6 FREE).
Address: Oceana NEX, Virginia Beach VA
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 11am - 2pm
Activity: We'll be celebrating fall with Garden & Services vendors, mini pumpkin painting for kids, a bounce house & hayrides provided by MWR, door prizes & more. While supplies last.
Address: Syms Middle School 170 Fox Hill Rd, Hampton VA
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 12-4pm
Cost: Free to attend
Activity: Join the Five-Alarm Festival and Chili Cook-Off. Highlights include free food, chili tastings, fire safety tips, a bounce house, a balloon artist, obstacle course inflatables, face painting, Pyper the accelerant-detecting dog, fire equipment displays, demos, and more. Free refreshment are included. Want your chili to compete? Call 757-727-1210. Space for competitors is limited. Hosted annually by Hampton Fire & Rescue, the family-friendly festival features firefighting equipment, fire safety information, a bounce house, an obstacle course, face painting, a balloon artist and more. Meet Pyper, Hampton’s accelerant-detecting dog. The festival and refreshments are free!
Address: 744 Hampshire Lane, Virginia Beach VA
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 12-4pm
Activity: The future home of the African American Cultural Center (AACC) of Virginia Beach will be transformed into a vibrant outdoor festival to celebrate the autumn season! The public is invited to attend our inaugural Community Fall Festival on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 12 noon to 4pm, on the corner of Newtown Road and Hampshire Way. Attendees can indulge in fun-filled, family-friendly cultural activities, live entertainment, and additional event programming. Dozens of local artisans and vendors will be featured, presenting their crafted and curated products for patrons to enjoy. The festival will also include games, exhibits, fine arts, food trucks, and the popular public art installation, “Portraits from a Place of Grace” by Richard Hollant. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Address: Windsor Castle Park 301 Jericho Road Smithfield, VA 23430
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 12-5pm.
Cost: Tickets start at $50
Activity: Please note this event is ages 21+. No infants and no pets. Features tastings of over (60) high-end, specialty and hard-to-get bourbons, VA Brew tastings, 1/2 lb. of bacon & a trip thru the bacon condiment bar. Live entertainment on (3) stages, wine, retail and other food vendors. Bacon Eating Contest winner gets free bacon for a year!
Address: 600 Claremont Ave, Norfolk, VA
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 12-6pm
Cost: Free and open to the public
Activity: Chelsea West Fest, hosted and benefiting Hope House Foundation, will be a full-day celebrating what makes this region great: local crafters, talented local musicians, local beers and brews, and the unique eateries just steps away from the festival. Gates open at noon!
Address: Riverwalk Landing 425 Water Street Yorktown, VA
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 12-6pm
Cost: $30 in advance, $35 at the door
Activity: Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or an aspiring novice—you don’t want to miss our grand tasting. Not only will you sample some of Virginia’s finest vino, but we’ll take your palate on a trip around the world! Yorktown shares more than just history with our sister cities Zweibrücken and Port-Vendres. In a nod to both countries, you can sample Rieslings and Gewürztraminers from Germany and indulge bubbly from France—the only place where true champagne is created! We’ll feature live music, great food from local restaurants, and the work of talented artisans. Also this year a Craft Beer Garden. Limited samplings of local craft brews or purchase a glass of your favorite. Our event is Rain or Shine.
Address: Military Aviation Museum 1341 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, VA
Dates: October 5 & 6, 2019 from 9am-5pm
Activity: Biplanes & Brews: Brewing passion for history, one flight at a time Experience this unique WWI air show spectacle showcasing the Military Aviation Museum’s expansive WWI aircraft collection. Watch the skies with your family as historic biplanes and triplanes soar overhead with live vintage musical performances filling the air. You can even experience the thrill of flight yourself, with rides offered on the museum’s two open cockpit biplanes. For adults, sample the many craft beers from across the state and region from some of Virginia’s finest breweries
Address: Newport News Park 13560 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23603
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 5-6, 2019 from 10am-5pm
Cost: Admission is free; parking fee $5.00 per vehicle on-site and at satellite areas (Greenwood Elementary School/Woodside High School/New Horizons). Free shuttle bus service will run continuously between the satellite parking areas and the festival.
Activity: The 46th Newport News Fall Festival, which attracts 35,000 visitors each year, will feature over 150 exhibitors showcasing art, crafts, heritage trade demonstrations, entertainment, children’s activities, and food. No pets permitted in the festival area.
Address: Mount Trashmore Park 310 Edwin Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 12-5pm
Cost: Free admission to the festival. Participate in the 5K Cupcake Classic for $40.
Activity: The Virginia Beach Cupcake Festival hosted by Unique Events of Hampton Roads is excited to host its Inaugural Festival for Hampton Roads Area on Sunday, October 6th at Mount Trashmore Park. The purpose of this fun-filled outdoor event is to unify the community, in an effort to raise support for CHKD, and our community all while enjoying delicious CUPCAKES! There will be: Food, Fun, Entertainment, Children's Activities, Music, Vendors, & Thousands of Cupcakes! and it all starts with a 5K Cupcake Classic!
Address: Suffolk Executive Airport, 1410 Airport Road, Suffolk VA
Date: October 10-13, 2019. Thursday 2-10:30pm, Friday & Saturday from 10am-11pm, Sunday from 10am-7pm.
Activity: Known for its fun family activities, Suffolk Peanut Fest offers concerts, amusement rides, contests and competitions, a demolition derby, a truck and tractor pull, motorcycle rally, fireworks and much more. Combine all of these great activities with local and national entertainment and you have a weekend full of good times!
Cost: $10 per person, per entry. $30 four-day per person. Children 10 & Under are FREE.
- Thursday is Carload Night: $40 admission plus All-You-Can-Ride Wristbands for up to 8 people.
- Friday there is free admission until noon.
- Sunday, October 13 is Military Appreciation Day $5 admission with proper Military ID (this includes dependents with proper I.D.) AND also Wristband Day (One-Price-All-You-Can-Ride) - available on-site only Sunday, $30 per person ($5 printable coupons coming soon!)
Address: Endview Plantation 362 Yorktown Rd Newport News VA, 23602
Date: October 11-13, 2019, Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 9am-3pm
Cost: Tickets At the Gate - Weekend: Adult - $20, Youth (6-12) - $10. At the Gate - Day Fees: Adult - Fri - $5, Sat - $15, Sun - $10. Youth (6-12) - Daily - $5. Note: Discounted tickets are available in advance of the event online.
Activity: Join in the Medieval Merriment to benefit Youth Challenge of Hampton Roads. Harvest Faire is a modern interpretation of a late 15th century European fall harvest celebration and tournament. Entertainers and a market mix with the sounds of good-natured martial competition and the smells of period cooking. Watch a craftsperson plying their trade, try your hand at games of chance and skill, and cheer for the warrior of your choice at the Field of Honors. Wander through 6 acres of village on a 22 acre site. Harvest Faire is produced and staffed entirely by volunteers.
Address: Riverwalk Landing, Water Street, Yorktown, VA
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 8am-3pm
Activity: In addition to market favorites— look for fun fall activities including hayrides and a hay maze; pumpkins, gourds, and mums; a chef cooking demonstration; and live musical entertainment! Riverwalk Landing.
Address: Kempsville Baptist Church 5204 Princess Anne Rd Virginia Beach VA
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10am-2pm
Activity: This festival is FREE and open to the public! Live Entertainment Carnival Booths with prizes Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Inflatable Bouncers, Cake Walks, Pony Rides, Fire Truck Display and much more!
Address: Downtown Phoebus, Mellen Street Hampton, VA
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10am-6pm
Activity: On October 12, Historic Phoebus will transform into a vibrant outdoor street festival featuring handmade arts and crafts, community exhibits, food trucks, live music and craft beer.
Address: Norfolk NEX, Norfolk VA
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 11am - 2pm
Activity: We'll be celebrating fall with Garden & Services vendors, mini pumpkin painting for kids, kid’s activities & games provided by MWR, door prizes & more. While supplies last.
Address: Mount Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach, VA
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 11am-3pm
Activity: Lynnhaven River Now is excited to host this year’s Annual Fall Festival at Mount Trashmore Park on Saturday October 12th, 11am-3pm. This FREE family-friendly event will include countless educational exhibits, workshops, live music and children’s activities. 70+ vendors will offer healthy, local and sustainable products and services.
Address: B & L Farm Market 1065 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 11am-5pm
Activity: Come help us celebrate fall at our 1st annual fall festival! We will have lots of carving pumpkins, bounce house, face painting, treats for the kids and more!
Address: The Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center 2803 Oak Ave, Newport News, Virginia 23607
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 12-5pm
Activity: The 5th Annual Awesomely Autistic Art Festival!
Address: 35th Street and Newport Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 12-6pm (rescheduled from Sept 7th)
Activity: Free Books, Onsite Tutoring, Hands-On Maker Activities, Youth & Adult Performers, Local Artists Art Display, Spoken Word, Praise Dancers, Steppers, Gospel Rap, Choirs/Quartets, Steel Drums, Mime, Technology Demo, Local Vendors, Health Screenings, & More
Pets & Pumpkins Fall Festival 2019 (Fort Monroe)Address: The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery 81 Patch Rd, Fort Monroe 23651 Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 1-5pmActivity: This family fun festival will be for both the 2-legged and 4-legged members of your family and will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Oozlefinch Craft Brewery. This event is not just a fun event full of activities for your family but is a fundraising event to help the animals in the care of The Cat Corner and Animal Aid Society. There will be awesome food, beverages, raffles, silent auctions, family fun activities and live music for everyone’s enjoyment! Did we mention Buckshot will be playing?!?
Address: Loftis Blvd at Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 12-13, 2019. Saturday 10am-6pm. Sunday 10am-5pm.
Activity: Enjoy live music, exquisite food, family activities and artist demonstrations… all at the Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival!
The Mariners' ARRRtober Festival (Newport News)Address: The Mariners' Museum and Park, Newport News VADate: Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 1-5pm Cost: Entrance to the Festival is $2 per person. Children 3 and under are free. Festival admission and drink tickets will be cash only. There will be an ATM on-site. Activities are included with Festival admission. Craft Beer tasting tickets are sold separately.Activity: The Mariners’ ARRRtober Festival is a family-friendly event, featuring pirate-themed activities all day long! The event will begin with the Noland Trail Marathon & Relay in the morning. The Festival portion will begin at 1pm, and will feature food trucks, live music, craft beer, cider and wine tastings, and lots of family-friendly games and activities.
Address: NEON Fine Arts District, Downtown Norfolk, VA
Date: Thursday, October 17 - Friday, October 18, 2019 from 6-10pm
Activity: The 5th Annual NEON Festival is coming back to NFK Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18, 2019! Presented by Business Consortium for Arts Support and Old Dominion University, this free festival welcomes everyone to experience the NEON District through art exhibitions, local and national performances, mural tours and programming unique to Norfolk's first arts neighborhood.
Address: Hellenic Center, 60 Traverse Rd, Newport News VA
Dates: Thursday- Saturday, October 17-19, 2019. Thursday 4-9pm. Friday & Saturday 11am-10pm.
Activity: The Newport News Greek Festival! Come spend the weekend with us immersed in Greek culture and cuisine! There will be Greek food, Greek Dancing, and all things Greek!
Address: Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk VA
Dates: Friday & Saturday, October 18-19, 2019. Friday from 5pm. Saturday beginning at 11am.
Activity: Naval Station Norfolk MWR annual Fleet Fest event is free and open to the public. Join us on Friday evening and Saturday as MWR presents live entertainment, ship tours, static aircraft displays, large children's playing area, military demonstrations, chili cook-off, car show, food vendors, craft beer from local breweries and more. The festivities kick-off Friday, October 18 when Naval Station Norfolk gates open to the public at 5 p.m. for a free concert featuring Andy Grammer. Saturday activities start at 11 a.m.
Address: 830 Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson, VA 23662
Date: October 18-20, 2019. Friday, October 18, 5pm-10pm. Saturday, October 19, 10am-9pm. Sunday, October 20, 12:30-6:30pm.
Activity: Celebrate the 39th Annual Poquoson Seafood Festival. Enjoy the Bounty of the Bay and visit the 2019 Poquoson Seafood Festival. The City of Poquoson's annual salute to the working watermen of the Chesapeake Bay and life along the bay in a coastal City.
Address: McDonald Garden Centers - Independence Boulevard & Great Neck Locations
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 19-20, 2019 from 9am-6pm
Activity: The grand finale of our fall schedule, the McDonald Garden Center Fall Fest is a customer favorite that our staff has been looking forward to all season! Yes, we will be bringing you some pretty awesome deals, but we also have lots of activities for all ages! Pumpkins, cider, crafts, photo booths, fall stuff….what is there to think about?
Address: Faith Community Church 657 Harpersville Rd, Newport News, VA 23601
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10am-3pm
Activity: Faith Community Church hosts their 7th Annual Fall Fish Fry & Vendor Fair! Come for the shopping! Come for the food! Come for the Kid Zone! Just come see us! 40 vendors with many handmade one-of-a-kind gifts and direct sale merchants with popular brands to help you find that perfect something. Get an early start on holiday shopping or get what you need to get through the holiday season. Come enjoy a hot fish dinner with fries and coleslaw. Don't want fish? That's OK -- hot dogs will be available as well! Let the kids enjoy the bounce house and children's area outside.
Address: VB Farmers Market 3640 Dam Neck Rd, Suite 510, Virginia Beach, VA
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10am-4pm
Address: 6171 Kempsville Cir Norfolk, VA
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10:30am-12:30pm
Activity: Children and young adults at St. Mary’s Home and The Albero House, their families, staff, volunteers and friends from the community will come together for our annual Fall Festival. This event on our grounds from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. is free and open to the public and will feature fun activities for people of all abilities.
Address: Little Creek NEX, Norfolk VA
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 11am - 2pm
Activity: We'll be celebrating fall with Garden & Services vendors, mini pumpkin painting for kids, a bounce house & games provided by MWR, door prizes & more. While supplies last.
Address: City Center at Oyster Point, Newport News VA
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 11am-6pm **Rain Date October 20th
Activity: Free fall fun for the entire family! Taking place on the green • FREE Pumpkins for Kids Up to Age 10* • Face Painting • Crafts • Apple Cider • Samples from select restaurants • Special offers from our restaurants & stores! *While supplies last. One pumpkin per child. Weather permitting.
Address: First Landing State Park, 2500 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (Courtyard at the Chesapeake Bay Center on the Bay Side of the park.)
Date: October 19, 2019 from 2-6pm
Activity: Enjoy natural surroundings, hay rides, pumpkin decorating, kids' crafts, roasting s'mores and special exhibits.
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, October 19 - 20, 2019
Cost: Free and Open to the Public.
Activity: Two days of free family fun, including: Entertainment, Craft Beer Garden, Musical Festival, Carnival Games, Bounce Houses, Pony & Train Rides, Food, Car Show, Motorcycle Run, Parade, Strongwill Kids 1 Mile & 5K Fun Run/Walk, Crafters & Food Vendors, Cornhole Tournament, and more!
Address: Watermen's Museum, 309 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690
Date: October 19-20, 2019. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm.
Activity: Two days of family fun with re-enactors, sea shanties and maritime music, displays, vendors, maritime crafts, boat building, and more. Watermen’s Museum.
Address: Stockley Gardens, Norfolk, VA
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10am-5pm. Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 12pm-5pm
Cost: Free & Open to the public
Activity: Live entertainment; kids’ activities; artists’ reception. Building community takes art. Music. Food. Laughter. A willingness to work together. Most of all, it takes vision. For over 30 years, Hope House has been the vision behind the Stockley Gardens Arts Festival. And now, the free event is a community tradition, drawing more than 30,000 visitors annually. Twice a year, on the third weekend in May and October, people flock to Stockley Gardens in Norfolk's historic Ghent neighborhood to browse through jewelry, pottery, paintings, and other works of art by over 130 artists. The park is full of strollers and dogs and tantalizing smells. Music drifts from the stage. Friends stop to chat. And throughout the weekend, there is a feeling of hope. The money raised during these events helps pay for rent, transportation, food, furnishings, unmet medical care, and more for people with intellectual disabilities. But the events themselves benefit the entire community.
Activity: Now a two-day event! Each year the City of Hampton ushers in the fall season at the Bluebird Gap Farm Fall Festival. The festival offers a variety of children’s activities, hayrides, live entertainment and much more. Entry and activities are free. Food vendors and pumpkins are available for purchase.
Bark in the Park (Chesapeake) Address:
Chesapeake City Park 900 City Park Dr, Chesapeake, VA Date:
Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 12-5pm Activity:
Bark in the Park is Chesapeake Humane Society’s largest annual fundraiser. With pet-related vendors, adoptable animals, pet contests, food trucks, and exciting demonstrations, this is Chesapeake’s most “barked about” pet event! Proceeds support programs and services that assist homeless animals and low-income families and their pets.
Address: 27504 McMahon St, Fort Eustis, VA
Date: October 25, 2019, 5-9pm
Activity: There will be many events including Trunk or Treat, a Chili Cook Off, Haunted House, Haunted Chinook, and much more. Please like and share this post so we can make sure the word gets out to as many people as possible. Open to all within the Fort Eustis community with installation access.
Address: City Center at Oyster Point 703 Mariners Row Newport News, VA
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 12-5:30pm
Cost: Advance tickets $30. Day of event tasting tickets $35.
Activity: From craft beer, hard cider, and wine lovers to families seeking a destination for kid-friendly fall activities… The City Center at Oyster Point Fall Festival has something for everyone! The 2019 event is expected to draw a sell-out crowd to sample sips from an even larger mix of local and national, small and large brewers. Beyond food and drink, City Center Fall Festival will feature an abundance of fall fun! On the music front, we will feature Buckshot on the Market Stage 1pm to 5pm....DJ and dancing noon to 1pm. WIN PRIZES EVERY HOUR! This family-friendly fall festival also offers an interactive kids zone with free hayrides, free crafts, face painting, games....bubble machines, and contest throughout the day.
Address: Rudee Loop, Virginia Beach, VA
Date: October 26-27, 2019. The Fil Fest event is Saturday from 6-10pm and Sunday from 10am-6pm.
Activity: This festival will showcase Filipino American culture, food, and entertainment. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.