Norfolk Fall Festivals – Fall 2024 VA Events

Poquoson Seafood Festival - Poquoson, VA - Oct 18 to Oct 20, 2024
2 stages of live entertainment, plus workboat races on the Chesapeake Bay kick-off the festival. Plenty of fresh seafood and arts & crafts.

Eastern Shore Agricultural Fair - Machipongo, VA - Oct 5 to Oct 5, 2024
Formerly the Northampton Agricultural County Fair. Vendors, skillet throwing, keg rolling, baking competitions, antique tractor parade, oyster shucking contest, educational booths, kids activities and more. Held at the old Machipongo Middle School

Harvest Festival at Yorktown Market Days - Yorktown, VA - Nov 18 to Nov 18, 2023
A special Market Day that includes Thanksgiving food favorites and plenty of shopping opportunities. Held at Riverwalk Landing.

Holiday Lights at the Beach - Virginia Beach, VA - Nov 16 to Jan 1, 2024
The BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights at the Beach is the perfect socially-distanced event to attend during this holiday season! Guests navigate their vehicles through holiday, nautical, and adventure-themed light displays on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, listening on their radios to a soundtrack playing traditional holiday music. Festive fish, musical crabs, and hard-working elves – all in brightly colored lights against the moonlit Atlantic Ocean – are the stars of the BayPort Credit Union Holiday Lights at the Beach. They are joined by Santa taking off from the pier, a 40-foot tall dancing light Christmas tree, fish “swimming” overhead, color-changing archways, and light displays that honor the region’s strong Armed Forces community.

Bacon, Bourbon and Music Fest - Smithfield, VA - Nov 11 to Nov 11, 2023
Lots of Big Bacon – each ticket holder gets 1/2 lb. (about 8 thick Smithfield Premium Cut slices) – Eat your bacon hot off the grill, or take it to the Bacon Condiment Tent and dress it up – make a BLT Wrap, BaconNachos, or Dip/Shake a variety of great seasonings on it. Enjoy other food selections, wine & live entertainment including live music on two large stages and also on Manor House Lawn Stage. Tastings of small batch, hard-to-find and specialty bourbons (with $20 Bourbon ticket upgrade).

Swine and Wine - Accomac, VA - Oct 21 to Oct 21, 2023
As the name suggests there is plenty of swine at this event — in the form of tender, smoky pork barbecue, as well as smoked chicken. Guests get a true taste of a southern barbecue dinner with all the fixings, as the meal is accompanied by collard greens, macaroni and cheese, baked beans and coleslaw. A variety of wine and beer is available including vintages from local winery Chatham Vineyards. There is live music to keep guests entertained, and a silent auction features Eastern Shore art, golfing trips, fishing gear and many other items.

Stockley Gardens Fall Arts Festival - Norfolk, VA - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2023
The Stockley Gardens Fall Arts Festival includes over 130 artists, featuring pieces in various media including painting, glass, sculpture, photography, and jewelry. There will also be an Emerging Artist Exhibit, musical performances all weekend long, children’s activities, and a variety of food vendors serving everything from popcorn to pitas to crab cakes and more

Chesapeake Virginia Wine Festival - Chesapeake, VA - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2023
Back for another year is this wine tasting event from over twenty premier Virginia Wineries, plus live entertainment, artisans, food vendors and more. All activities are at the Chesapeake City Park.

Fall Festival at Yorktown Market Days - Yorktown, VA - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2023
During this special farmers market at the beautiful Historic Yorktown waterfront, shop more than 40 different vendors and artists selling seasonal favorites like pumpkins, mums, autumn-inspired art, kettle corn, and caramel apples. Enjoy free activities for kids of all ages including hayrides, face painting, inflatables, arts & crafts, and a hay maze! Plus – live music all day and a morning chef cooking demonstration. Held at Riverwalk Landing

Newport News Fall-0-Ween - Newport News, VA - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
Features a wide variety of unique vendors, live entertainment, hot air balloon rides, pumpkin patch, corn maze, children’s activities, petting zoo, food and beverage vendors and more! Formerly known as Fall Festival

Barktoberfest Dog Walk and Festival - Hampton, VA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
Barktoberfest (formerly Paws for a Cause) is the Peninsula SPCA’s annual fundraiser to benefit homeless animals! This family (and dog)-friendly event will include rescues, vendors, exhibitors, and community partners, and of course, the annual dog walk

Chelsea West Fest - Norfolk, VA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
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!

Virginia Children’s Festival - Norfolk, VA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
Hampton Roads’ most beloved family festival is filled with more than 100 creative and interactive activities, storytelling, hands-on workshops and educational displays, cultural experiences, arts and crafts, costumed characters and more! Parents and children alike can frolic through the many imagination stations, shows and displays that will be on site. Then visit the multiple exhibitions and activities that are sure to get the creative juices flowing

Yorktown Wine Festival - Yorktown, VA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or an aspiring novice—you don’t want to miss this grand tasting of wines from Virginia and beyond! Yorktown shares more than just history with 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! Enjoy live music, great food from local restaurants, and the work of talented artisans. Your ticket will get you into the Virginia Craft Beer Garden to sample specialty brews and hard ciders.

Suffolk Peanut Festival - Suffolk, VA - Oct 5 to Oct 8, 2023
A family friendly event recognizing the city’s agriculture heritage and devotion to peanuts. Concerts, amusement rides, contests and competitions, a demolition derby, a truck and tractor pull, motorcycle rally, fireworks. More than 100,000 attend over the course of the 4 day event.

Neptune’s Surfing Classic - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2023
Surfing competition with prizes

Bier Garden Oktoberfest - Portsmouth, VA - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2023
Authentic German beer, food, and activities, plus a Strongman competition, corn hole, bounce houses, raffles and more!

Wings, Wheels and Keels Festival - Topping, VA - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2023
Features antique cars, boats and airplanes plus fire apparatus, tractors and engines held at the Hummel Airfield in Topping, VA. If you like speed this is what you need! Food, arts and craft vendors, air and safety exhibits, military exhibits, FREE children’s amusements and a remote control airplane contest.

International Sand Sculpting Championship - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 29 to Oct 8, 2023
30+ of the world’s best sculptors head to VaBch to turn grains of sand into works of art in just days! Three days of scultping and the following days to view their creations.

Guinea Jubilee - Bena, VA - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2023
A two day event attracting thousands to celebrate and honor the way of life in the Guinea Neck. Enjoy cultural activities, arts & crafts, parade, seafood, fireworks and more.

End of Summer Bay Bash - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 22 to Sep 22, 2023
Celebrate the end of summer with dancing, endless food and drinks, and music.

Neptune’s Fall Wine Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2023
Taste from over 70 wines while you meet and greet the fascinating people who are forging Virginia’s reputation for quality wines. Enjoy delicious food, live entertainment and the opportunity to purchase the wines you like by the bottle and case.

Mathews Market Days Festival - Mathews, VA - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2023
Held annually on the Friday and Saturday after Labor Day with arts/crafts, car show, pet parade, fresh produce, musical entertainment and more.

Seniors Gala - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 6 to Sep 6, 2023
Dance to the big band’s music, eat food at the buffet, sip on cocktails, and have a fantastic evening at the Virginia Beach Convention Center Ballroom.

Virginia Beach Neptune Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Aug 26 to Oct 8, 2023
Enjoy the arts & crafts show, 8K, regatta, vollyeball tournament, parade, youth art show, toast to hometown heroes, and more throughout Neptune the last weekend in September. Some events do begin before or continue beyond this weekend. Since 1974.

Coastal Craft Beer Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Aug 26 to Aug 27, 2023
Neptune’s Park will be transformed into a craft beer lover’s haven, featuring local Virginia beers and cask ales, as well national and regional craft beers. Enjoy over 65 beers from 30 breweries, live music, food trucks, and more!

Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party - Virginia Beach, VA - Aug 25 to Aug 26, 2023
Funk and disco era bands, great home cooked-style food and more

Superstar Anime - Virginia Beach, VA - Aug 19 to Aug 20, 2023
Superstar Anime is coming to the Virginia Beach Convention Center on Aug 17-18, 2019. Two full days of Anime Awesomeness. Come meet voice actors, artists, vendors, anime dealers, and clubs

Virginia Beach Oceanfront Concert Series - Virginia Beach, VA - Jun 15 to Aug 24, 2022
One of the nation’s longest running and largest annual outdoor oceanfront music events featuring dozens of international recording acts.This annual festival will feature four major headline bands on the oceanfront 5th Street Main Stage. Definitely grab your tickets while you can! You can also enjoy the 17th Street DQ Grill and Chill Park, 24th Street Park, and 31st Street Park, all featuring more musical acts and all free. Formerly called the American Music Festival.

Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Oct 29 to Oct 29, 2022
The festival is under a huge tent right on the beach. More than 80 vendors and more 50 craft brews from over 25 breweries, plus live entertainment. 21+ event.

Alliance Annual Oktoberfest - Williamsburg, VA - Oct 5 to Oct 5, 2022
Rides, games, prizes, food & drink, live music, and the Demented Dimensions Maze, all set in Busch Gardens.

Chesapeake Bay KOA Craft Beer Festival - Cape Charles, VA - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2022
More than 30 brews just waiting for you to sample. Once you’ve quenched your thirst check out the live entertainment or do some shopping with the vendors onsite.

Hampton Roads Oktoberfest - Chesapeake, VA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2022
Pay homage to the traditional German festival with an epic celebration of beer, food, and fun! Beer from 20 local breweries, food trucks, live music, and more.

Mistletoe Market at Yorktown Market Days - Yorktown, VA - Dec 11 to Dec 11, 2021
A special Market Day that includes a visit from Santa and plenty of shopping opportunities. Held at Riverwalk Landing.

Brew N Que - Cape Charles, VA - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
Sample over 15 craft beers. Indulge in the Eastern Shore’s famous Ed Bell oysters and clams. Pig out on BBQ and the fixings, and enjoy live music!