Hampton Roads Fall Festivals 2018 (Updated)

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2018 Fall Festivals in Hampton Roads Virginia

 
Here is our BIG LIST of local 2018 Harvest Fairs & Fall Festivals in Hampton Roads!

These events (and many more) can also be found on our Website calendar. Our BIG LISTS of Halloween Fun are coming soon!

This list will be updated as more events are announced and publicized. If you know of an event we should add to this free listing Please Submit Information HERE.

Featured Listings: 


October 2018

 

Address: 772 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23457
Dates: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only through 10/28/18. Special opening on Monday, October 8 (Columbus Day) from 12-6pm. Hours: 10am-6pm. Please note that the farm closes at 6pm, no one will be allowed to enter the mazes after 5pm. Hours may change at any time without notice, especially due to inclement weather. Wagons are available on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Activities: All inclusive wristbands at farm $12. Discounts: Click HERE To Save On Admission! 
    • Sunflower maze (great for little ones)
    • Cotton maze – medium difficulty maze and should take about 20 minutes to complete.
    • Corn maze -  this maze has the hardest level of difficulty, miles of path, and should take the average person about 45 minutes to complete.
    • Choose from over 50 varieties of pumpkins and gourds and cut them right off the vine
    • Wagon rides on the weekends- Enjoy a scenic and educational half hour ride around our working farm.
    • Kids Play Area: hay mountain, sand pile, corn stalk tunnel, 3 slides for kids of all ages, tire swings, pipe tunnel, pedal carts, picture opportunities and so much more.
    • WRISTBANDS: White wristbands (all inclusive): includes 3 mazes, wagon ride and play area (no play area fee for adults) $12. Green wristband: Admission to all 3 mazes (corn, cotton & sunflower) $8. Yellow wristband: Wagon ride only $2 per child, 1 adult free with each child. Orange wristband: Play area access only $4 per child, 1 adult free with each child

Fall Festival/ Pick Your Own Pumpkins
 (Chesapeake)
Address: Greenbrier Farms Nursery 225 Sign Pine Road Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
Date: Sat, Sep 29, 2018 - Wed, Oct 31, 2018. 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: Our pumpkin patch is the best place for pick-your-own pumpkins in Chesapeake! Pick-your-own pumpkins starts at $12 and includes a free hayride to the patch and fun fall games for the kids. Don't forget to stop by our barnyard to visit the animals! Make your plans now!
 
Address: 2928 S Battlefield Blvd. Chesapeake, Virginia 23322 
Dates: Open in October: Monday -Thursday 9am to 7pm. Friday 9am-8pm, Saturday 10am-8pmSunday 10am-7pm
  • Weekdays:
    • Mornings are very busy with field trips but we are still open to the public. Barrel Train rides, hayrides, pony rides and bounce house start at 12 but everything else is open all day.
    • Weekday All-inclusive wristband is $11 or purchase individual tickets: 
      • Play area admission is $6.50 per child. Adults and Age 2 and under are free. Play area includes: Bounce Houses, Children’s Corn Maze, Toddler Hay Maze and Toddler only bounce house, Friendly Farm animals, Play Houses, sand piles and picnic tables. Hay mountain to climb.
      • Hayrides $3.75, child and $5 adult. Age 2 and under free. Barrel Train Rides are $3.50. Adult play area admission is free. Pony Rides Daily from 12-6pm, $6 
  • Weekends:
    • $13 all inclusive Weekend Child Wrist Band (under 2 is free) includes: Storybook Character Hayride (1 ride), Barrel Train Ride (1 ride), Play area: Bounce Houses, Children’s Corn Maze, Toddler Hay Maze and Toddler only bounce house, Play Houses, sand piles and picnic tables. Hay mountain to climb, DJ with interactive games, Character visits (check Facebook for times). Adult play area admission is free.
    • Adult Hayrides $5. Pony rides are $6 and end at 6pm
    • Also Available: Face Painting (private vendor), Hot Dogs, BBQ, Italian Sausage, Ice Cream or Snow cones, Kettle Corn and Apple Cider (private vendors), AND Cider Donuts! Some local artisans and vendors. 
Hunt Club Farm Harvest Fair (Virginia Beach) 
Address: Hunt Club Farm, 2388 London Bridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA
Date: Saturdays & Sundays in October 2018 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.
 
Mount Pleasant Farms Fall Festival (Chesapeake)
Address:
 2201 Mount Pleasant Road, Chesapeake, VA
Date: Fall on the Farm Activities will be Saturdays and Sunday on select weekends in October 2018: 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th, 20th & 21st, and 27th & 28th). Saturdays 10am - 6pm/Sundays 12pm - 5pm
Cost:  FREE Parking/Admission. Corn Maze and Wagon Ride available, please call for pricing.
Activity: Wagon rides through the orchard, corn maze, straw pile, corn pit, pumpkins, playground, petting zoo, and much more!
Also available: Country Store, Gifts, Decorative Pumpkins and Gourds, and Local Produce.
 
Taylor Farm Fall Fun (Virginia Beach)
Address: 2599 Dam Neck Road, Virginia Beach VA
Dates: Farm is currently open for Fall Fun through October 2018 for Weekends only: Saturdays 10am-5pm, Sundays 12-5pm. Pumpkins/Pumpkin activities will be available beginning September 29, 2018.
Activities: Animal park, playgrounds, bounce houses, hayride around the farm (all included with admission). Beginning September 29th a 3 to 5 lb. pumpkin, and pumpkin painting is also included. Please don't bring pets.
Cost: $5 per person through September 23, 2018. Beginning September 29th: Admission is $7 per person, children under one year are free. Pony rides are available for $4. All major credit cards are accepted. 
Also available: Birthday parties on the farm. Group tours during the week by appointment only. 

Address: Kay's Acres, LLC 800 Lummis Road, Suffolk, Virginia 23437
Dates: October 20-21 and 27-28, 2018
Activity: Pumpkins, Crafts, Bounce House, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Miniature Pony Cart Rides, Hay Rides, Costume Contests, Unicorn Photo Opportunities and more.
Cost: $5 admission ages 2+ 
 
CBC Fall Festival (Chesapeake)
Address: Centerville Baptist Church 908 Centerville Tpke S, Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10am-1pm
Activity: Join us for fun and fellowship! Wear your costume for trunk or treating! Bounce house, games, bake sale, and more!
 
Address: Kempsville Baptist Church 5204 Princess Anne Rd Virginia Beach VA
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 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! 
 
Fall Festival (Virginia Beach)
Address: Thalia Lynn Baptist Church  4392 Virginia Beach Blvd. (Next to Princess Anne High School)
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 11am-2pm (If it rains activities will move inside)
Activity: Free Community Event: Thalia Lynn Baptist Church is excited to be hosting our 4th Annual Fall Trunk or Treat Festival. Lots of fun for the entire family. Activities: Games, Trunk or Treat, Petting Zoo, Inflatables
 
Address: The DC Church - Deep Creek Baptist Campus 250 Mill Creek Pkwy., Chesapeake, VA 23323
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 12-3pm
Activity: Each year at HARVEST FESTIVAL, thousands in our community come to enjoy lots of food, fun, worship, inflatables, costume contests, games, candy, and so much more!   
 
Address: Dismal Swamp Canal Trail 1200 Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, Chesapeake, VA 
Date: October 27-28, 2018 from 10am-4pm 
Activities: The Dismal Swamp Art Festival offers a magical mystery ride at the City of Chesapeake’s Park, The Canal Trail of the National Wildlife Refuge. Fine Artists come from near and far to sell and share their works, while interacting with visitors. The 2 days of the journey includes live headlining Music to ease the spirit, while your taste buds savor adventuresome world famous Brunswick Stew and other scrumptious Fall fares. Fine wine, Craft Brews, and Hot Apple Cider will keep everyone hydrated all weekend long. Harvest-themed activities and Artistic expression await children of all ages.
 
Address: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve 4510 Twin Pines Road Portsmouth, VA
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 1-5:30pm 
Cost: Get your tickets before October 12th for early bird pricing: Tickets are just $40 for admission, food, and 2 drink tickets. Children and individuals under 21 pay just $20. Or bring the whole family for just $110. 
Activity: Join us from 1:00-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 27th, for an afternoon of Bavarian-themed food, fun and libations at our annual fall fundraiser to help preserve where the wild things are! Festivities will be held beneath the pines, here at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve. Brats, baked chicken, soft pretzels and more, served by Rodman's Bar-B-Que will be paired with craft beers from local breweries. Music will be provided by The Happy Dutchmen while we participate in traditional and modern Oktoberfest activities like a beer stein holding competition, corn hole and more. Don't forget to have your checkbooks ready to take part in our silent auction and 50/50 raffle, all in support of our ongoing mission! 
 
Address: Jackson Memorial Baptist Church 4316 Bruce Rd, Chesapeake VA
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 4-6pm
Activity: Bring the family down for some Harvest Fun to Jackson Memorial Baptist Church! Games, free food, amusements and more!! 4316 Bruce Road, Chesapeake,VA Saturday, October 27, 4-6!  We look forward to seeing you there! RAIN OR SHINE EVENT!!
 
Fall Festival (Virginia Beach)
Address: Virginia Beach United Methodist 212 19th St, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 6-8pm
Activity: Join the excitement of our annual Fall Festival: a family-friendly community event featuring indoor "Trunk or Treat," concessions, and games! Families in the Oceanfront area and beyond are welcome to come and have some Halloween fun - be sure to invite your friends!  This event will be INDOORS at the scheduled time; we are not using the rain date.
Address: WPNSTA Yorktown - Sports Zone Gym, Lebanon Church Rd. Bldg. 2062, Newport News, VA 23603
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 6-9pm
Activity: Naval Weapons Station Yorktown's year-long centennial celebration continues with the Halloween Fall Fest on Saturday, October 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Sports Zone Gym. The event will feature a pumpkin patch, face painting, costume contest, and music. Food will also be available for purchase. 
 
Address: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Foundation, 4510 Twin Pines Rd, Portsmouth, VA
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 11am-4 pm
Cost: Free Admission. Please note that we may request a small donation for participation in some activities, such as the hayride, to help us offset the cost of materials or equipment. Bringing a non-perishable food item to donate to the FoodBank of Virginia for a discount on the Hayride and to help support their great work here in the area.
Activity: Fall Festival, a free and safe trick-or-treating event. That day we’ll be joined by goblins, ghouls, superheroes and storybook characters along with dozens of our local partner organizations who will share their work with nature or on the environment - and a little candy. We’ll have a free spooky trail walk, face-painting, crafts and games, hayrides, and activities galore - with an emphasis on the creepy crawlies that you might find in the Chesapeake bay watershed! Put on your favorite costume (no masks please) and join us for a whole day of fun here at the preserve!
 
Address: Chesapeake City Park 900 City Park Drive Chesapeake VA
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 11am-5pm
Cost: Free admission
Activity: Hampton Roads VegFest is an annual festival bringing together thousands of vegans, vegetarians, and curious omnivores alike to feast on delicious plant-based food, hear from diverse speakers, shop eco-friendly products, and enjoy some of the region’s best entertainers. With dozens of 100% vegan food vendors, yoga, bands, an interactive kids’ zone, a beer garden, exhibitors galore, and so much more, you’ll find something you love at Hampton Roads VegFest — and admission is completely FREE!
 
Military Families - The Military Family Festival (Virginia Beach)
Address: Virginia Beach Convention Center 1000 19th St, Virginia Beach, VA
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 12-4pm
Activity: The mission of the Military Family Festival is to provide our local military families with a day of appreciation and fun. Each October the festival vibrates with an entertaining kid-friendly fall theme and cool activities while our wonderful vendors share lots of Halloween treats. The event welcomes a crowd of thousands eager to have a fun, safe, and wholesome family day focused on their unique culture. Games, Costume Contest, Crafts, DJ, Moon Bounce, Face Painting, Rock Wall, & Giveaways. The Military Family Festival is a FREE event for military families. A military ID is required. 
 
Address: Heritage United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach, VA 815 Baker Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 2-4pm
Activity: Heritage UMC and The Gathering UMC are sponsoring games, face painting, crafts, Trunk or Treat, and story time (Five Little Pumpkins anyone?). Free and open to the public!  Looking for a preschool for your child? The GAP Preschool will be providing on site tours of their preschool classrooms during this event!
 
Triple R Ranch Fall Festival (Chesapeake)
Address: Triple R Ranch 3531 Bunch Walnuts Rd, Chesapeake VA 23322
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018, times from 6-9pm
Activity: We welcome you to spend your evening at Triple R Ranch's family-friendly Halloween event! Activities will include trick-or-treating and Critter Corral; activities that require tickets will include pony rides, hayrides, laser tag, and climbing wall. Children age 3 and under are free. Parking is $5 and tickets are $1 or 24 for $20. Most activities require 3 tickets.
 
Harvest Fest (Chesapeake)
Address: Greenbrier Church 1101 Volvo Pkwy, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 6:30-8pm
Activity: Join us for an incredible evening of fun for the whole family at Greenbrier Church’s Fall Fest! We'll have games, candy, bounce houses, food, and more! It’s a great way to spend the evening, and a fun, safe place for the kids.  FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL AGES!!
 
 
November 2018
 
PCS Fall Festival (Portsmouth)
Address: Portsmouth Christian School 3214 Elliott Ave, Portsmouth, Virginia 23702
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 10am-2pm
Activity: Our annual Fall Fest is quickly approaching. Invite your friends and family!   Featuring Lots of Games, Country Store, Cake Walk, Duck Pond, Christmas Store, Knocker Ball, Bounce House, Blow-up Slide, Car Bash, Basketball Throw, Pumpkin Putt-Putt, Frisbee Toss, Hair Spray Paint Station, Prize Walk, Corn Hole, Face Painting, Craft Vendors, Funnel Cakes, Concessions and Much More!

Harvest Fair (Virginia Beach) 
Address: VB Farmers Market 3640 Dam Neck Rd, Suite 510, Virginia Beach, VA
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 10am-4pm
Cost: Free
 
Address: West Portsmouth Campus 4710 High St. West, Portsmouth, VA 23703
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 12:00-3:00pm
Activity: Come out for HARVEST FESTIVAL and enjoy lots of food, fun, worship, inflatables, games, candy, and so much more!
 
Address: Vertical Church 600 Jarman Rd, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 12-2pm
Activity: We're throwing a HUGE block party and everyone is invited! Join us for a FREE outdoor event with music, giveaways, fun activities for kids and adults, and more! First-time guests at the 10am Vertical Church worship experience also receive free movie tickets! Bounce houses, Live DJ, Giant Slides, Pizza, Face Painting, Games, Prizes, Snow Cones, Cotton Candy & More
 
Address: Chesapeake Conference Center 700 Conference Center Dr, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 12-6pm
Cost: SOLD OUT
Activity: The 2018 Hampton Roads Grilled Cheese Festival will take place Sunday, November 4, 2018. COOK OFF CATEGORIES - Most Ridiculous -Most Cheesiest - Best Tomato Soup - Fan Favorite - Grand Champ
 
Address: Hampton Roads Convention Center 1610 Coliseum Drive Hampton VA
Date: November 9-11, 2018. Friday & Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-6pm
Cost: Adult $7 one day $10 two days, Children $4, Children in Strollers FREE
Activity: The Bodacious Bazaar is an amazing three-day shopping experience that is held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in the Hampton Roads area. We had 333 vendors this last fall. Our show is designed to promote talented artists, crafters, and local businesses at an extraordinary venue. The fall show is just the place to find the perfect unique and quality Christmas gift - plus visit with Santa!

Fall Jubilee (Norfolk)
Address: 1513 Sewells Point Rd, Norfolk, VA
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 9am-1pm
Activity: Fall Jubilee welcomes all. All kinds of vendors will be present; from food, paparazzi jewelry, lularoe clothing line, pampered chef, Linelles homemade body butter and so much more. This event is to help raise money for feeding the less fortunate and helping families during the holiday season. Come be a blessing and enjoy the vendors, food and fun!  
 
India Fest (Virginia Beach)
Address: Virginia Beach Convention Center 1000 19th Street Virginia Beach VA
Date: November 10, 2018 from 11am-7pm
Activity: Come sample yoga demos, fashion shows, Bollywood dances, henna, Indian cuisine, face painting, and a food drive! 
 
Address: 2508 West Landing Road Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 11am-5pm
Cost: $25-50 
Activity: A day of family fun with live presentations from all aspects of the equestrian world: Western, Dressage, English and the Virginia Beach Mounted Patrol. Tickets include hands-on activities such as Pony Rides, Hay Rides, Corn Hole, and many relay races. Live music and dancing throughout the day. Vendors will be selling their gift items to help with your stocking stuffers. We are accepting non-perishable food contributions for the Food Bank and new unwrapped toys for the"Toys for Tots". All other proceeds will go to the ECIEA non-profit team. 

 
 
 
 
 


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Southeast Community Day Parade & Festival (Newport News) 
Address: 
Various locations in Newport News, VA
Date: 
Friday - Sunday, September 7-9, 2018. Friday at 6pm, Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 3-6pm
Activity: Activities are going on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and include the largest parade in the City of Newport News and live gospel music! The parade takes place Saturday beginning at10am.

Go Green Expo - An Indoor Festival for the Whole Family (Newport News)
Address: 
Brittingham-Midtown Community Center 570 McLawhorne Drive Newport News VA
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 10am-4pm
Cost: Free Admission
Activity: Go Green Expo is Hampton Roads' premier, horticultural, sustainability, indoor event! Sponsored by the Peninsula Master Gardeners and the Virginia Cooperative Extension, this one-day event is FREE for visitors, residents, consumers and business leaders! If you are interested in eco-friendly products and practices, this event is for you. This year's Go Green Expo will feature a much-expanded area for kids activities!
 
Location: Back Bay Farms, 1833 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 10am-4pm
Cost: 100% free and open to the public. Suggested donations encouraged: $10 individual | $25 family
Activity: Do not miss the opportunity to come out and enjoy for FREE a fun, and exciting day provided by the Navy Special Operations Foundation. This is the First Annual Patriot’s Day Festival hosted by Back Bay Farms held in honor of all the American Patriots who were lost on 9/11, and those who have sacrificed so much to protect this nation both at home and abroad. There will be food, live music, and lots of activities to entertain all!

Address: Buckroe Beach, Hampton, VA
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 10am-6pm
Cost: Free
Activity: Join us at the Buckroe Beach Park in Hampton, Virginia overlooking the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. The event will be located in front of the large Buckroe Beach Pavilion adjacent to the boardwalk, allowing artists, craftsmen, Food and Beverage Trucks, Children's Area and DJ to be in one festival area. This event is free to attend. Come out and enjoy a day of shopping (or just browsing by the beach!)

Address: Main Street from Finney Avenue to Washington Street, Suffolk, VA
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 11am-5pm
Cost: Free
Activity: Taste of Suffolk is back in Downtown Suffolk for the 12th year! This annual street festival tradition will span Main Street from Finney Avenue to Washington Street. Enjoy specialty food items from local restaurants all over Suffolk and see all the goods and services that crafters, vendors and merchants have to offer. Taste of Suffolk has something for the whole family with our expanded children's area and live entertainment. Enjoy contests and games, a beer garden, and a new vehicle exhibition.
 
Address: Mill Point Park, Hampton VA
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018, 11am - 7pm 
Cost: Free admission
Activity: Join us at the all new Crabtown Seafood Festival on the Downtown Hampton Waterfront for a crab-crackin', shrimp-peelin', oyster-shuckin' good time! Fresh seafood, cooking demonstrations, unique merchants, history stations, live music, picnic stations, children's activities and more. Seafood vendors, fishing boats and educational bay exhibits will line the downtown waterfront from Mill Point Park to Carousel Park, honoring Hampton's history as a town built by seafood.

SAY Festival (Norfolk)
Location: 35th Street and Newport Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 12-4pm
Activity: The goal of the S.A.Y (Scholar, Arts, and Youth) Festival is to promote academic achievement while we connect and serve our local communities, to provide the community with a fun, family-friendly atmosphere to celebrate the beginning of a new school year, and to fellowship with friends — new and not so new. The event features free school supplies and a block party with great food and entertainment. Visit WHRO's area to meet Sid the Science Kid. Also, receive free books and enjoy fun activities.
 
Save the Bay Family Day (Virginia Beach)
Location: Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Brock Environmental Center 3663 Marlin Bay Dr, Virginia Beach, VA
Date: Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 12:30-4pm
Cost: Free but registration is required.
Activity: The Chesapeake Bay Foundation invites the Hampton Roads community to celebrate over 50 years of saving the Bay! Bring your family and friends and celebrate the saving of a national treasure with an exciting day of educational experiences, local bites, live music, games, and more!
 
Isle of Wight County Fair (Windsor) This event has been canceled due to weather.
Address: Joel C Bradshaw Fairgrounds, 21311 Courthouse Hwy, Windsor, VA 23487
Date: September 13-16, 2018. 9/13 from 5-10pm, 9/14 from 10am-11pm, 9/15 from 10am-11pm, 9/16 from 11am-6pm. Fireworks are Saturday, September 15, 2018, 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!
 
Fun-N-Food Fest (Chesapeake)  This event has been canceled due to weather.
Address: Church of St. Thérèse Chesapeake, 4137 Portsmouth Blvd, Chesapeake, VA
Date: Friday, September 14, 2018 from 5-10pm, Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 11am-9pm
Cost: Free Admission
Activity: Our 27th annual Fun 'n Food Fest. Fun, Games, Entertainment, Food and More. "His Hands Puppets" on Friday Evening. Live Music, RIP TIDE will be there to meet and greet.

Magnolia Circle Dragon Boat Race & Festival (Norfolk) This event has been postponed due to weather.
Address: Nauticus, One Waterside Drive, Norfolk VA
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 8am-3pm New Date TBD
Cost: Spectators are Free!
Activity: Join the Magnolia Circle as a paddler, sponsor or spectator for our 4th Annual Dragon Boat Festival on September 15th at Nauticus Pier! This is a non-profit, fundraising event for The Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD). The 2015 Magnolia Circle Dragon Boat Race was the first of its kind in the Hampton Roads area.
 
59th Annual Denbigh Day Parade and Festival (Newport News) This event has been canceled due to weather.
Address: 14302 Old Courthouse Way, Newport News, VA
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 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.
 
Fall Gardening Festival (Virginia Beach) This event has been canceled due to weather.
Address: Hampton Roads Agriculture & Extension Research Center 1444 Diamond Springs Rd, Virginia Beach VA
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10am-3pm 
Cost: Admission to the festival is free, parking is free, and pets are welcome. 
Activity: Three garden lectures featuring local speakers will be held in the main building. Officer David Nieves of the Virginia Beach Police Department will cover “Landscaping for Safety & Crime Prevention”; Trista Imrich of Lynnhaven River Now will speak on “Landscaping Techniques for Stormwater Management”; and Ruth Burch, VCE Virginia Beach Master Gardener will talk about “Bees, Butterflies, and Other Amazing Pollinators” and how to attract them to your garden. Children's activities.
 
Elizabeth River Fest (Virginia Beach) This event has been rescheduled due to weather. The New date is October 6, 2018 from 11am-4pm.
Address: Tanglewood Neighborhood in Indian River, on the grounds of St. Brides Episcopal Church 621 Sparrow Road, Chesapeake, VA 23325
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 11am-4pm (Rescheduled to Oct 6)
Cost: Free
Activity: Celebrate your River! “What’s In Your River” Science Dome, Meet a Live Mermaid, Earn Your Free River Star Home Flag, Enter the River-Themed Dog Costume Contest, Free Children’s Activities & Games, Native Plant Sale, Live Music, Smartmouth Brewing, Food Trucks
 
Hermitage Handmade Festival (Norfolk) This event has been postponed due to weather. The New date is Sunday, September 23, 2018
Location: Hermitage Museum & Gardens, 7637 N. Shore Rd, Norfolk VA
Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 11am-4pm New date: September 23, 2018 from 11am-4pm
Cost: Free admission
Activity: The 3rd Annual Hermitage Handmade Festival is Sunday, September 16th!  SHOP for arts and crafts handmade by 50+ local artists, EAT delicious bites while sipping on mimosas and Bloody Marys, LEARN about art through live demonstrations, 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 and the full list of participating artists. 
 
Address: St. George Coptic Orthodox Church, 187 Semple Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666
Date: September 21-23, 2018 
Cost: Free
Activity: Visit King Tut's Bazaar and Dress like a Pharaoh, Henna Tattoo, Bounce House, Table Tennis and Face painting. Get your picture taken with the Pharaohs and have your name written in Hieroglyphics. Experience traditional Egyptian food and culture.

Address: St. Mary's Home 6171 Kempsville Circle Norfolk, VA 23502
Date: Friday, September 21,2018 from 5-8pm
Cost: Adult Ticket: $35 (includes two adult beverage tickets per person) Youth Ticket: $20 (under 21) Family Pack: $100 (2 adults and up to 3 kids). Prices go up Sept 1.
Activity: Please join us on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, to celebrate our third annualIt’s Fall, Y’all, from 5-8 p.m. on our grounds. PRA Group is presenting this family-friendly fun-raiser with food generously provided by Baker’s Crust. More Perfect Jones will be back by popular demand to provide live bluegrass. Corn hole and kid’s games will be available, plus guests will get to see our new playground!
 
Address: East Suffolk Recreation Center,138 South Sixth Street, Suffolk, VA 23434
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 9am-12pm 
Cost: Free and open tothepublic
Activity: Come out and have fun bringing the fall season in during our Mighty Machine and Family Fall Fest Day! Families and children will enjoy exploring and learning about our city's professional firefighters, police, sanitation engineers, and emergency medical team, and their MIGHTY MACHINES! Participants will have a wonderful time enjoying music, food, crafts, bingo, vendors, glow-in-the-dark activities and so much more! 
 
Annual Apple Extravaganza (Virginia Beach) 
Address: 3640 Dam Neck Rd, Suite 510, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23453
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10am-4pm
Cost: Free
Activity: Live music, local crafters and artisans, local produce, children's activities, Virginia Beach Master Gardener Plant Doctor and MORE.
Address: Watermen's Museum, 309 Water Street, Yorktown
Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 22 & 23, 2018. Saturday 10am-7pm. Sunday 12-7pm 
Cost: Free
Activity: Join us for our 5th Annual Yorktown Folk Festival. September 22 and 23. This festival features over 25 performing groups and soloists. Sponsored by the Yorktown Arts Foundation and local businesses, this event features musical artists including our own ShantyGrass, Bill Jenkins and the Virginia Mountain Boys, LCV Project, Ralph Motley, Billy Joe Trio, Clan McCool, Jalen Pryor, and many others. We’ll have music performed on our two large stage areas as well as small performance areas on our beach and adjacent to Patriot Tours and Carrot Tree Kitchens in the Riverwalk complex. The music starts Saturday at 10 AM and again on Sunday at noon. Come join us for a wide range of music, good food, a cool beverage, or even some ice cream from our friends at Ben and Jerry’s in Yorktown. 
 
Location: Hermitage Museum & Gardens, 7637 N. Shore Rd, Norfolk VA
Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 11am-4pm (New date!)
Cost: Free admission
Activity: The 3rd Annual Hermitage Handmade Festival is Sunday, September 16th!  SHOP for arts and crafts handmade by 50+ local artists, EAT delicious bites while sipping on mimosas and Bloody Marys, LEARN about art through live demonstrations, 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 and the full list of participating artists. 
 
Address: PBR Hampton 1976 Power Plant Pkwy, Hampton, Virginia 23666
Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 1-6pm
Activity: The 2nd Annual Rock & Rescue is a family-focused festival that offers fun and frolic for all 2 and 4 legged family members! Come join us for live music, fashion, great food, over 170 community vendors, amazing dog demonstrations, children's activities, and one of the largest dog adoption events around. See amazing dogs available for adoption in the "Rescue Round-Up"; catch an exciting show featuring high-flying rescued stars in the action-packed "K9s In Flight"; celebrate our Military and First Responder Families at "Badges, Boots, and Bellyrubs" where local heroes, children, and rescued canines take the stage to preview fall fashions; see how fast your dog really is in the "Radar Run"; meet a local children's author, see a live MERMAID; and much much more!

Neptune Festival - Boardwalk Weekend (Virginia Beach) 
Address: 2nd-36th Streets, Virginia BeachVA
Date: Friday, September 28, 2018 from 12pm-11pm, Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10am-11pm, Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 10am-6pm
Cost: Varying costs for individualactivities
Activity: Every year, hundreds of thousands of people celebrate at the festival's many offerings! Daily concerts at festival stages are scattered along 32 blocks of the boardwalk and feature 35 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 in the Top 20 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: Downtown Suffolk, VA
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10am
Cost: Free
Activity: The Peanut Festival itself doesn't kick off until October 4th but you can get in the Peanut-Spirit on Saturday, September 29th 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: Hickory Ridge Farm 2928 Battlefield Blvd S, Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10am-1pm
Cost: For the Fall Family Fun Day mention Hampton Roads Moms and receive 10% off! A $13.00 all inclusive Weekend Child Wrist Band (under 2 is free) includes: Storybook Character Hayride (1 ride), Barrel Train Ride (1 ride), Play area: Bounce Houses, Children’s Corn Maze, Toddler Hay Maze and Toddler only bounce house, Play Houses, sand piles and picnic tables. Hay mountain to climb, Duck Races and DJ with interactive games. Adult Hayrides are $5.00 and Pony rides are $6.00. 
Activity: Join us for a celebration of Fall and enjoy a great day at the farm. Hickory Ridge Farm offers so many fun things for the family to do! Hampton Roads Moms will be providing a FREE mini-pumpkin decorating craft for the kids! 
 
Address: The Crossing's at Harbour View 5871 Harbour View Blvd, SuffolkVA
Date: Saturday, September 29,2018 from 10am-2pm
Activity: Family Activities, Local Vendors, Food, Crafters. To benefit CHKD's Mental Health Program 
 
Fall Fun Day & Fish Fry (Newport News)
Address: Faith Community Church 657 Harpersville Rd, Newport News, VA 23601
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10am-3pm 
Activity: Faith Community Church is excited to host their Annual Fall Fun Day & Fish Fry. We will have a terrific choice of vendors with one-of-a-kind handmade gifts, popular business brands, kids activities, and some amazing Fish, Fries and Slaw!
 
Address: Northwest River Park 1733 Indian Creek Rd, Chesapeake, VA
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10am-6pm
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

Fall Festival (Virginia Beach)
Address: New Song Fellowship 865 Woodstock Road, Virginia Beach VA
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 12-3:30pm
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Activity: Fall Festival
 
Address: Chesapeake City Park, 900 City Park Drive, Chesapeake VA
Date: October 3, 2018 from 3-7pm 
Cost: Advance ticket $30. Day of ticket $40. Kids 12 and under are free
Activity: Chesapeake Sheriff's Department Charities Inc and the South Norfolk Ruritan Club are hosting the 39th 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 PLUS a variety of amazing vendors showcasing some of their delicious sample size portion of foods for you to try ANDDDDD 4 beer trucks!YES, FOUR! We have also secured our entertainment for this year, which will be The HOTCAKES. Food, drinks, entertainment, fun and supporting our community - all yours for $30.00 (advance ticket purchase). 
 
Fil Fest (Norfolk)
Address: Rudee Loop, Virginia Beach, VA
Date: Thursday-Saturday, October 4-6, 2018. The Fil Fest event is Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 9am-10pm
Cost: Free
Activity: This festival will showcase Filipino American culture, food, and entertainment. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Thursday: Golf Tournament. Friday: Miss Fil Fest Pageant. Saturday: Fil Fest.
 
Address: Suffolk Executive Airport, 1410 Airport Road, Suffolk VA
Date: October 4-7, 2018. Thursday 2-10:30pm, Friday & Saturday from 10am-11pm, Sunday from 10am-7pm.
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. Sunday, October 7 is Military Appreciation Day $5 admission with proper Military ID (this includes dependents with proper I.D.) Sunday, October 7 Wristband Day (One-Price-All-You-Can-Ride) - available on-site only Sunday, $30 per person ($5 printable coupons coming soon!)
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!

Fall Festival and Farmers Market - NEX Locations (Little Creek, Norfolk, Oceana)
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 9am-12pm
Activity (Little Creek): We'll have FREE kid's activities to include mini pumpkin painting for the first 200 children, face painting and the opportunity to take home a photo of your child in our fall-themed photo booth! Little Creek MWR will be set up with a bounce house, cornhole boards & trike bicycles.
Activity (Norfolk): We'll have FREE kid's activities to include mini pumpkin painting for the first 200 children, face painting, a DJ, a bounce house & free popcorn provided by MWR, candy giveaways, appearances by Cox’s mascot Digeez, games and the opportunity to take home a photo of your child in our fall-themed photo booth!
Activity (Oceana): We'll have FREE kid's activities to include mini pumpkin painting for the first 200 children, face painting and the opportunity to take home a photo of your child in our fall-themed photo booth!
 
Address: 33 Waterside Drive, Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk VA  
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018 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: Barrett's Landing & Downtown Franklin, Virginia
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018 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)
 
Hispanic Festival at MacArthur Center (Norfolk)
Address: MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Ave, Norfolk VA
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10am-6pm
Activity: Let's have fun celebrating Hispanic heritage with vendors, food, face painting, a bounce house, mariachis, panamanian folkloric dances, and La Selecta with Ricardo Alegria as DJ! Nos uniremos para celebrar nuestra herencia Hispana con comida, musica, actividades para la familia y mariachis!
 
Elizabeth River Fest (Virginia Beach) 
Address: Tanglewood Neighborhood in Indian River, on the grounds of St. Brides Episcopal Church 621 Sparrow Road, Chesapeake, VA 23325
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 11am-4pm (this is a new date!)
Cost: Free
Activity: Celebrate your River! “What’s In Your River” Science Dome, Meet a Live Mermaid, Earn Your Free River Star Home Flag, Enter the River-Themed Dog Costume Contest, Free Children’s Activities & Games, Native Plant Sale, Live Music, Smartmouth Brewing, Food Trucks
 
Address: Williams Farm Park 5269 Learning Cir, Virginia Beach, VA 
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 11am-3pm
Cost: Free
Activity: Hands-on activities, funand educational exhibitors, native plants, eco-friendly vendors, artisans, music, local food & more
 
Five-Alarm Festival (Hampton) 
Address: Syms Middle School 170 Fox Hill Rd, Hampton VA
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 12-4pm
Cost: Free to attend
Activity: Join the Five-Alarm Festival. Activities include fire safety information, a bounce house, obstacle course inflatables, face painting, balloon artist, Taylor the Accelerant Dog, the Life Safety trailer, fire equipment displays/demos, Sparky the Fire Dog and more. The festival is no longer incorporating the chili cook-off component.
 
Address: 600 Claremont Ave, Norfolk, VA
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 12-6pm 
Cost: Free and open to the public
Activity: Chelsea West Fest, hosted by and benefiting Hope House Foundation, will be afull-day of 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!
 
GrowlFest 2018 (Norfolk)
Address: Virginia Zoo 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk VA
Date: October 6,2018 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 2018 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.  Local breweries will each be serving up two of their favorite brews, attendees can feast from the area’s best food trucks, and there will be a Children’s Play Area hosted by the YMCA of South Hampton Roads. Growl Fest includes exclusive after-hours access to the Zoo, with the animals on exhibit until 7 pm. This is fun for the whole family or a group of your wildest friends.  
Address: Newport News Park 13560 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23603
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 6-7, 2018 from 10am-5pm
Cost: $5 per car parking fee
Activity: Over 150 exhibitors showcasing art, crafts, heritage trade demonstrations, entertainment, children’s activities, and food.
 
Address: Endview Plantation 362 Yorktown Rd Newport News VA, 23602
Date: October 12-14, 2018, 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. Daily after Sundown (only) - $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. Come and enjoy medieval combat and encampments, knights on horseback, live music and dance, merchants, food and period games. You don’t need to wear a costume and we don’t mind if you do wear one.
 
Address: Riverwalk Landing, Water Street, Yorktown, VA
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 8am-3pm
Cost: Free
Activity:  In addition to the usual array of fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, specialty cut flowers, quality art, and entertainment, there will be hayrides, pumpkins, children’s games, face painting, and other activities.
 
Address: 6 Hunts Neck Road, Poquoson, VA 23662
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018 
Activity: Poquoson Masonic Lodge is excited to host their First Autumn Bazaar & Cookout. After the growing popularity of the summer bazaar - shoppers and guest requested one in the Autumn as well! This is a great time to get started on holiday shopping. We will be offering FREE Child ID so bring the kids! PLUS...we encourage you all to bring what you can (if you can)for the food bank. 
 

McDonald Garden Center (Virginia Beach)
Address: McDonald Garden Centers - Independence Boulevard & Great Neck Locations
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018 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: Downtown Phoebus, Mellen Street Hampton, VA
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10am-6pm
Cost: Free
Activity: On October 13, Historic Phoebus will transform into a vibrant outdoor street festival featuring handmade arts and crafts, community exhibits, food trucks, live music and craft beer.
 

AutumnFest (Chesapeake) 
Address: Chesapeake Arboretum 624 Oak Grove Chesapeake, VA
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 11am-5pm
Cost: All activities are free and open to the public. Concessions will be available on site for purchase
Activity: AutumnFest is a harvest-time family-friendly event offering "FARM"tastic Fun! Day activities include a hay bale maze, petting zoo, pumpkin piñatas and crafts, informational speakers, Cornhole Challenge, a pie-baking contest and eco-friendly related vendors and exhibitors. Trail tours will be conducted throughout the day for all to explore and learn about this Virginia Treasure's 47+ acres of trails. 

Pets & Pumpkins Fall Festival 2018 (Fort Monroe)
Address: The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery 81 Patch Rd, Fort Monroe 23651 
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 1-5pm
Activity: This family fun festival will be for both the 2-legged and 4-legged members of your family and will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018 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! Even more important than the food and fun, you will be a part of ensuring that our no-kill shelters are able to continue the important work of saving and finding furever homes on the Peninsula.

Address: Watermen's Museum, 309 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690
Date: October 13-14, 2018. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm.
Cost: Free
Activity: Two days of family fun with re-enactors, sea shanties and maritime music, displays, vendors, maritime crafts, boat building, and more.  
 
Address: Loftis Blvd at Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 13-14, 2018. Saturday 10am-6pm. Sunday 10am-5pm.
Cost: Free
Activity: Enjoy live music, exquisite food, family activitiesand artist demonstrations… all at the Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival!
 

The Mariners' ARRRtober Festival (Newport News)
Address: The Mariners' Museum and Park, Newport News VA
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018  from 1-5pm 
Cost: Entrance to the festival is $2. Children 3 and under are free. Tickets for tastings of craft beer, wine, or cider, are $25. This event is rain or shine. No refunds will be given.
Activity: The Mariners’ ARRRtober Festival is a family-friendly event in the Mariners’ Museum Park featuring pirate-themed activities all day long! The event will begin with The Noland Trail Marathon and Relay, hosted by Flat-Out Events. The festival fun will begin at 1 p.m. with live music, craft beer tastings, food trucks, pirate storytelling, Scallywag School, pumpkin painting, hayrides, and more! 

Address: Chick-fil-A Battlefield Blvd. 1516 Sams Cir, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
Date: October 18, 2018 from 4-6pm
Activity: Join us for a delicious dinner and enjoy our petting zoo as we celebrate Fall with The Teeny Tiny Farm. Wear your best costume and you might just win a prize! 
 
Address: Hellenic Center, 60 Traverse Rd, Newport News VA
Dates: Thursday- Saturday, October 18-20, 2018. 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: NEON Fine Arts District, Downtown Norfolk, VA
Date:Thursday October 18 - Friday, October 19,2018 from 6-10pm
Activity: The 4th Annual NEON Festival will take place in the NEON District of Norfolk from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19. This free festival is presented by Business Consortium for Arts Support in partnership with the Downtown Norfolk Council and the Chrysler Museum of Art. The two- day festival encourages visitors to explore and discover the NEON District, Norfolk’s first official arts district, that is anchored by the Chrysler Museum of Art and Harrison Opera House and extends to The Plot on Granby Street. The festival celebrates the energy in the NEON District and draws from the passion and creativity in Downtown and the region.
 
Military Families - Fall Carnival at USCG Base (Portsmouth) 
Address: Base Portsmouth Gym Portsmouth, Virginia, VA 23707
Date: Friday, October 19, 2018 from 6-8:30pm 
Activity: Carnival Games, Food, Prizes, Treats, Costume Contest, Haunted House
 
Fleet Fest (Norfolk)
Address: Naval Station Norfolk, Pier 14, Norfolk VA
Dates: Friday & Saturday, October 19-20, 2018. Friday from 5pm. Saturday beginning at 10am.
Cost: Free
Activity: The Naval Station Norfolk Fleet Fest is free and open to the public family-friendly event. 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 and more. The festivities kick-off Friday, October 19 when Naval Station Norfolk gates open to the public at 5 p.m. for a free concert featuring 3 Doors Down. Saturday activities start at 10 a.m.
 
Address: 830 Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson, VA 23662
Date: October 19-21, 2018. Friday, October 19, 5pm-10pm Saturday, October 20, 10am-9pm Sunday, October 21, 12:30-6:30pm
Activity: Enjoy the Bounty of the Bay and visit the 2018 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. $5.00 fee for Parking in All Areas. Actual entry into the Festival grounds is FREE. Art. Crafts. Food. Family Fun. Music. Food. Entertainment. Food. 
 
Driver Days (Suffolk) 
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, October 20 - 21, 2018 
Cost: Free and Open to the Public. 
Activity: Fall Festival. Entertainment, Food, Car Show, Parade, Vendors, Kids Activities, and much more. Fun for all.
 
Address: Stockley Gardens, Norfolk, VA
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10am-5pm. Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 12pm-5pm
Cost: Free & Open to the public
Activity: Live entertainment; kids’ activities; artists’ reception
 
Bluebird Gap Farm Fall Festival (Hampton)
Address: Bluebird Gap Farm 60 Pine Chapel Rd, Hampton, VA 
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10am-5pm
Activity: Join your favorite furry friends for our annual fall festival! Everything fall at the farm! This event is free and open to the public. Happy Hay Rides Games Punkin’ Chunkin’ “Old McDonalds” Tiny Tot area Food Vendors ($) Merchandise Vendors ($) Pumpkin Patch ($) Storytelling Live Entertainment Animal mini educational series Master Gardeners Craft Beer and Wine ($) Straw Mazes
 
Address: Kroc Center of Hampton Roads 1401 Ballentine Blvd. Norfolk VA
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 11am-2pm
Activity: The 4th Annual Kroctoberfest Celebration! A free community festival with activities for all ages! 
 
Address: Virginia Beach Beacon Baptist Church 2301 Newstead Drive Virginia Beach VA
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 11am-3pm
Activity: FREE FAMILY EVENT! -Games -Bounce Houses -Face Painting -Hayrides -Pumpkin Patch -Storytelling -Crafts -Food -Music -Chili cook-off -Give-aways
Address: City Center at Oyster Point, Newport News VA
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 11am-6pm **Rain Date October 27th
Activity: Fall Festival - Free Hay Rides, Pumpkin Painting & Live Music (Slapnation 3 PM - 6 PM plus DJ Astro) Face Painting by Clown (For Tip) Burgers, BBQ & Chili and Local Restaurant Stations Craft Beer, Wine & Hard Cider Tastings (Tasting Bracelets Extra) Free Music, Fun & Activities for the Whole Family 
 
Harvest Fest (Suffolk)
Address: Chuckatuck Library  5881 Godwin Blvd. Suffolk, VA 23432
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 2-5pm
Activity: Fall into the season with a day full of family fun at the Chuckatuck Library. There will be Trunk or Treat, music, pumpkin picking, fall activities and more. Wear your best costume and bring a decorated pumpkin to enter our costume contest and pumpkin contest for a chance to win a prize! Watch the movie Hocus Pocus on the Library2Go's outdoor screen and enjoy our outdoor games. Bring your own lawn chair. Free admission.
 
Address: Martin's Soul Food, 5802 East Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk VA
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 7-11pm.
Activity: Bring your family and friends out for a night of pure Vibes..... A powerful night of culture and vibes. Special guest appearance by Atumpan Edutainment, Kuumba West African Dance Co. , Matunde Sakili MSNG African Dance & Arts Ensemble. 
 
Bark in the Park (Chesapeake) 
Address: Chesapeake City Park 900 City Park Dr, Chesapeake, VA 
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 12-5pm 
Activity: Bark in the Park is Chesapeake Humane Society’s largest (and furriest) annual fundraiser! We hope you’ll join us for a fun-filled day of pet-friendly activities for the whole family. Come enjoy pet-related vendors, demonstrations, and contests while supporting our life-saving services! Proceeds from Bark in the Park contribute to programs that assist homeless animals and low-income families and their pets all year round.
 
Address: The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command 5525 Raby Rd, Norfolk, Virginia 23502
Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 5-7pm
Activity: The Salvation Army H.O.P.E Village invites the community of Hampton Roads to their annual Fall Festival! Join us as we celebrate the fall season with games, crafts, costume contest and more! Entry to the festival and activities are FREE! Affordable food specials will be available for purchase.
 
Fall Family Hoedown (Virginia Beach)
Address: Spring Branch Community Church 1500 N Great Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 5:30-8pm.
Activity: The Fall Family Hoedown is a Spring Branch favorite every year!  We'll have pony rides, a hay ride funnel cakes, Mission BBQ, carnival games, face painting, photo booth, cotton candy and so much more!  This is a great fall night to make memories for young and old! Come on out and we'll have a knee slapping good time!
 
Fall Festival 2018 (Virginia Beach)
Address: Chick-fil-A Parkway Plaza 877 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
Date: Friday, October 26, 2018 from 5-8pm
Activity:  Fun, games, and activities! Join us for delicious food and family fun as we celebrate Fall. Wear your best costume and you might just win a prize!
 

 
 
 
 
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