Hampton Roads Mom’s Fall Festival List
Fall is here and we’re so excited to get out and about in Hampton Roads! Below is Hampton Roads Mom’s Fall Festival List. We hope you enjoy this lovely season with your family! Tag us in your pictures at any of these events on Instagram!
Is there a Fall Festival we missed? Contact us so we can include your event!
Triple R Ranch Fall Festival (Triple R Ranch 3531 Bunch Walnuts Rd, Chesapeake)
Tuesday, October 31st from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Come enjoy the Ranch on a cool, Fall evening with your whole family! Activities will include trick or treating, hayrides, and more!
Franklin 35th Fall Festival, Block Party & Fireworks (Barrett’s Landing & Downtown Franklin)
Friday, October 6, 2017 (6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.), Saturday, October 7th (10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Block Party & Fireworks on Friday at Barrett’s Landing. Fall Festival Street Scene on Saturday.
Buckroe Beach Arts in the Park (Buckroe Beach)
Saturday, September 9 (10 a.m. -6 p.m.)
The event will be located in the large Buckroe Beach Pavilion Park adjacent to the boardwalk, allowing artists, and food/beverage vendors to be in one festival area.
Hampton Bay Days (Langley Speedway)
Saturday, September 9 (11 a.m. – 10 p.m.) and Sunday, September 10 (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
$10 Admission, Parking is free
Bay Days Car Show, Cornhole Tournament, Kids Play and Learn About the Bay Area, Merchandise and Arts & Crafts Vendors, and Fireworks!
Annual Egyptian Festival ( St. George Coptic Orthodox Church)
Friday, September 22 (11 a.m. – 10 p.m.), Saturday, September 23, (11 a.m. – 10 p.m.), Sunday, September 24 (11 a.m.- 6 p.m.)
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.
5-Alarm Festival and Chili Cook-off (Syms Middle School 170 Fox Hill Rd)
Saturday, October 7th from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Free to attend, $5 for chili tasting
Bring the whole family for this annual event of food, fun activities, and information about fire safety. Enter your own famous chili recipe or bring your friend’s and sample some of the best chili in the area. Cooks compete for prizes in a variety of categories.
Phoebus Fall Festival (Downtown Phoebus, Mellen Street)
Saturday, October 14th from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Historic Phoebus will transform into a vibrant outdoor street festival featuring handmade arts and crafts, community exhibits, food trucks, live music and craft beer.
Poquoson Seafood Festival (830 Poquoson Avenue)
Friday, October 20th (5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) Saturday, October 22nd (10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.) Sunday, October 23rd (12:30 – 6:30 p.m.)
Admission is Free, there is a $5 parking fee
Enjoy the Bounty of the Bay and visit the 2017 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.
Harvest Faire at Endview Plantation (Endview Plantation 362 Yorktown Road)
Friday, October 6th (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.), Saturday, October 7th (9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.), Sunday, October 8th (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Tickets are $20 for an adult weekend pass, $5 Friday, $15 Saturday and $10 Sunday; $10 for a youth (ages 6-12) weekend pass or $5 daily for youth. Children 5 and under attend for free.
Join in the Medieval Merriment to benefit CHKD. 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.
44th Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife (Newport News Park 13560 Jefferson Avenue)
Saturday & Sunday, October 7-8, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
$10 per car parking fee
Activity: Southeast Virginia’s biggest traditional craft show features over 200 vendors, traditional crafts and trades, folk entertainment, food vendors ($), and children’s activities.$10.00 per car parking fee. See below for 2016 Applications for the Juried & Marketplace Area (handmade crafts), Heritage Area (traditional craft & trade displays and demonstrations), and Country Store Area (“farmers market” items including canned goods and fresh produce).
Newport News Greek Festival (Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 60 Traverse Road)
Thursday, October 19th (4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) and Friday and Saturday, October 20th – 21st ( 11:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m.)
Free admission, food for purchase
Entertainment, food and more
City Center Oyster Roast (City Center at Oyster Point)
Friday, October 20 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Awe shucks…Join us for everything oyster! Enjoy live music by The Deloreans, craft beer, roasted oysters and other local seafood. Oyster shell recycling and activities for all ages make this a bushel of fun for everyone. Food and beverages ($). Free parking & admission.
Ribtoberfest (Town Point Park)
Saturday, September 23, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
This event is free & open to the public. Food/drink available for purchase.
We’re celebrating what’s below the Mason-Dixon along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront! Now in its’ 5th year, Ribtoberfest brings the best of southern food and beverage to your favorite stompin’ grounds, Town Point Park. Join us as we bring together a humble batch of southern-flare dishes and cool craft brews.
29th Annual Virginia Children’s Festival (33 Waterside Drive, Town Point Park)
Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10: 00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Activity: Hampton Roads’ most exciting family festival is 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.
Annual Mid Autumn Moon Festival (TowneBank Fountain Park at Town Point Park)
Saturday, October 7th from 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Activity: This festival incorporates a wide range of entertainment and cultural programs that include storytelling, authentic Asian Ceremonial fashion shows, ribbon and dragon dancing, martial arts demonstrations, children’s activities, musical and dance performances, children’s lantern parade, and special appearances by the Moon Goddess. NEW! This year the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival will coincide with the 29th Annual Virginia Children’s Festival!
2017 Chelsea West Fest (600 Claremont Ave)
Saturday, October 7th from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Meet us in Chelsea, Norfolk’s newest beer, food, retail, and fun district for Chelsea West Fest. Chelsea West Fest, hosted by 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!
Fil Fest (Waterside)
Saturday & Sunday, October 14th – 15th
This festival will showcase Filipino American culture, food, and entertainment. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
Fleet Fest (Naval Station Norfolk, Pier 14)
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
In looking toward the future, Naval Station Norfolk will offer a modern-day Fleet Fest to begin the start of the next 100 years. An event for the entire family, Fleet Fest will offer ship tours, static aircraft displays, children’s entertainment area, military demonstration, chili cook-off, car show, beer garden, food trucks and concessions. This event offers a day full of festivities to show appreciation to our service members and their families.
Suffolk/Isle of Wight/Windsor
Taste of Suffolk Downtown Street Festival (Main Street)
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Main Street will be lined with restaurants from all over Suffolk presenting some of their specialty food items, merchandise vendors displaying a variety of goods and services, a New Car show with local Suffolk dealerships, all day entertainment with live music and contests that are sure to get everyone on their feet, a live plant sale from the Master Gardeners. Washington Street will host this year’s Children’s Area featuring bounce houses, crafts, face painting, amusements and more. We are excited to include a Beer Garden this year showcasing craft brews from local and state-wide breweries.
Isle of Wight County Fair (Joel C Bradshaw Fairgrounds)
Thursday, September 14 (5 p.m. – 10 p.m.), Friday, September 15 (10 a.m. – 11 p.m.), Saturday, September 16 (10 a.m. – 11 p.m.), Sunday, September 17 (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Thursday $10 per person or flat fee of $40 per car (up to 8 people). Friday/Saturday/Sunday $5 per person ages 6-12, $10 ages 13+. Ages 5 and under free. Promotions include special pricing for elementary students, senior citizens, and military on certain days/times.
Come on out and join the fun. 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!
Suffolk Peanut Festival Parade (Downtown Suffolk)
Saturday, September 30, 10 a.m.
The Peanut Festival itself doesn’t kick off until October 5th but you can get in the Peanut-Spirit on Saturday, September 30th 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.
Suffolk Peanut Festival- Including the Virginia Festival of Flight (Suffolk Executive Airport, 1410 Airport Road)
Thursday, October 5th (2: 00 – 10:30 p.m.), Friday and Saturday October 6th and 7th (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.) Sunday October 8th (10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m
$10 per person. Early bird admissions online are $7.75 (plus fee) until October 1. Thursday is Carload Night ($40 admission plus All-You-Can-Ride Wristbands for up to 8 people). A 4 Day Admission pass is available for $30.
Suffolk Peanut Fest offers concerts, amusement rides, shrimp feast, contests and competitions, a demolition derby, a mud jam, motorcycle rally, fireworks and much more. TONS of family activities including Cornhole, KnockerBALL, Rockin A Ranch Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, The Rad Hatter, Gooberland Family Area & More.
Driver Days (Driver, Virginia)
Saturday & Sunday, October 21st – 22nd
Free and Open to the Public.
Fall Festival. Entertainment, Food, Car Show, Parade, Vendors, Kids Activities, Motorcycle Poker Run, and much more. Fun for all.
Annual Apple Extravaganza & Craft Show Event (3640 Dam Neck Rd, Suite 510)
Saturday, September 16th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Local Artisans, Live Music, Inflatables, Children’s Activities and plenty of Apples!
Elizabeth River Fest (Carolanne Farms Neighborhood Park 373 Gainsborough Rd)
Sunday, September 17th, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Celebrate your River! Meet a real live mermaid! FREE Guided Kayak Paddles Tons of FREE Kids Activities, NEW Elizabeth River Girl Scout Patch, Visit the Science Dome (What’s in your river?), Earn Your FREE River Star Home Garden Flag, Native Plant Sale, Adopt a River Otter, Native Plant Walk, Live Music, Food Trucks & More.
Neptune Festival – Boardwalk Weekend (2nd-36th Streets)
Friday, September 29th, 12 p.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday, September 30, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sunday, October 1, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Come out for the AMAZING North American Sand Sculpting Championship, Volleyball competition, an Art & Crafts Show, Neptune’s Grand Parade, as well as music, food, and fireworks.
Hunt Club Farm Harvest Fair (Hunt Club Farm, 2388 London Bridge Road)
All Saturdays & Sundays in October from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Admission free, cost of individual activities varies.
The Harvest Fair features Virginia Beach’s largest Pumpkin Patch, farm tour hayrides, the Petting Farm, pony rides, carnival rides and inflatable amusements.
Lynnhaven River Now Fall Festival (Brock Environmental Center, 3663 Marlin Bay Drive)
Saturday, October 7th from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hands on activities, fun and educational exhibitors, native plants, eco-friendly vendors, artisans, music, local food & more
Harvest Fair (VB Farmers Market 3640 Dam Neck Rd)
Saturday, October 14th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Harvest Festival (Francis Land House 3131 Virginia Beach Blvd)
Saturday, October 21st from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission is $5 per person and includes one pumpkin to paint; age two and under free.
Celebrate fall with activities for all ages. Learn about crops that were typically raised on a plantation, enjoy cooking demonstrations, try a drop spindle, and immerse yourself in daily life from long ago. Create a corn husk doll, make a hand-dipped candle, use a cider press to make apple cider, and paint pumpkins.
First Landing Fall Festival (First Landing State )
Saturday, October 21st from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Free, there is a charge for admission to the park
Enjoy natural surroundings, hay rides, pumpkin decorating, kids’ crafts, roasting s’mores and special exhibits.
Watermen’s Museum Annual Folk Festival (Watermen’s Museum)
Saturday, September 23 (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.) and Sunday, September, 24 (12 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
Enjoy America’s best music genres during this two-day event. Local and regional groups on three stages. Food and beverages available for purchase.
Yorktown Market Days and Fall Festival Celebration (Riverwalk Landing, Water Street)
Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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.