“Greek Festival” in Newport News

The Greek Festival in Newport News is upon us! The always popular event returns Thursday, October 19-Saturday, October 21.

Grab your dancing shoes and prepare to enjoy live music, entertainment and Greek culture. Shop vendors and indulge in authentic Greek food and wine. Enjoy an array of homemade Greek specialties such as gyros, Greek fries, dolmades, spanakopita, and ouzo. This year will mark the event’s 50th Anniversary.

Bring the family out for authentic Greek music, dancing, culture, and cuisine. With fast-moving lines and excellent customer service, you will have your food to enjoy in no time. This occasion is definitely a locals’ favorite and always attracts a wonderful crowd. The event will take place inside at the Hellenic Center.

For details on times for this event, visit their website here.

“Poquoson Seafood Festival” October 20-22

The weekend of October 20-22nd, the city of Poquoson will celebrate the 37th Anniversary of the Poquoson Seafood Festival.

This event will have something for everyone. Shop over 160 arts and craft vendors, enjoy fresh seafood and catch live entertainment on multiple stages.

The children’s area will feature a petting zoo, magician and a puppet show. Dance the night away with Slapnation, The River Gypsies, Bad Ace and Soul Patch. Entry to this event free, parking is $5.

For more info, visit the site here.

“Art & Sculpture Festival” in Port Warwick

A wide array of artists’ booths will line Styron Square this weekend in Port Warwick. The Art & Sculpture Festival returns October 14-15th with fine arts, live entertainment, food, beer and wine.

The festival will feature 100 artists, a fabulous lineup of eclectic music each day and a tent for young collectors. Enjoy strolling the square stocked with world-class fine art, gourmet food vendors and family friendly activities.

Don’t forget to visit the local chic boutiques, award winning restaurants and other unique businesses in the Square. Saturday hours are from 10-6pm and Sunday from 10-5pm.

For more info, click here.

“City Center Fall Festival” in Newport News

City Center is excited to host the 6th Annual Fall Festival Saturday, October 14. Festivities this year include craft beer, hard cider, wine tastings, artwork and live music.

Browse over 40 vendors featuring seasonal fruits, produce, baked goods and plants. Enjoy the sounds of The Joe Gasman Band and Borderline Crazy live on the Market Stage. The children’s area will offer free hay rides, a craft area, face painting and door prizes.

Beer and wine tasting tickets are available for $30. Discounted tickets are available now until October 10th for $25. This event is free, family friendly and open to the public.

The festival is from 11-6pm. For more info, click here

“Yorktown Wine Festival” at Riverwalk Landing

Ahh yes, my favorite time of year has arrived. With Fall, comes beautiful weather and wine festivals! Saturday, October 7th, The Yorktown Wine Festival returns to Riverwalk Landing. Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or an aspiring novice, you don’t want to miss this grand event.

Come out for live music, great wine, fun company and delicious food from local restaurants. Catch ‘Unleaded’, an acoustic rock group beginning at 12.30pm and Slapnation at 3pm. Admission is $30 in advance and $35 at the door. This event is from 12-6pm.

For more info and to purchase tickets, click here.

“Fall Festival of Folklife” in Newport News

The 44th Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife will be held on Saturday, October 7th & Sunday, October 8th, each day from 10am to 5pm. This family friendly event will take place in Newport News Park. The festival will feature over 150 exhibitors showcasing traditional crafts, heritage trade demonstrations, entertainment, children’s activities, and food.

An exciting new addition to this year’s festival is the Virginia Beer and Cheer area featuring Virginia beers and ciders. New entertainment includes Latin Ballet of Virginia, Fado Nosso, The Rhythm of Ireland School of Dance, Drunken Weasels Border Morris, and Lady Beatricethe Gypsy Fortune Teller.

Don’t forget about all of the fabulous festival food! Enjoy options from seafood, barbeque, pork rinds, funnel cakes, and lots of other favorites.

For more info, visit nngov.com/820/Fall-Festival-of-Folklife.

“Hampton Haunts” A Halloween Guide for the City of Hampton

Summer may have come to an end, but as quickly as we’ve emptied the sand from our beach bags, we realize that with fall leaves comes one very exciting holiday… HALLOWEEN. Mark your calendars now for the following events during the entire month!

 Fort Monroe Ghost Walk | October 20-21

Come and discover where history meets mystery! Learn the hidden secrets of Fort Monroe’s rich 400 year history during the guided ghost walks. Special priced tickets go on sale in September. Tours are rain or shine. Please be advised that this is a walking tour and most of the areas of the tour are not handicapped accessible. This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 12. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Fort Monroe. 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 night of tour. www.fmauthority.com


Hampton Horror Tours | October 23-27 

These 60-minute tours include eerie tales of Old Hampton and the Coastal Virginia area. The tour will encounter actors portraying the first witch recorded in America, ghosts of Civil War soldiers, pirates from Blackbeard’s Crew, a speakeasy proprietor, escaped prisoners, yellow fever victims, and more characters from the city’s tales of mystery and the macabre. Each tour will include the grisly side of Hampton history; special surprises and a spooky lantern tour of the St. John’s Church graveyard, and other points of fright along Queen Street and around downtown Hampton. Hampton History Museum. 6:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. $10 advance, $12 at the door. www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org

Rocky Horror Picture Show | October 26 

Grab your fishnets, and dance your way to The American Theatre’s creature feature presentation of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW! Coming this October, audiences will TIME WARP back to the 1970s and shimmy the night away to the voices of Magenta, Frank-N-Furter & Riff Raff on The American Theatre’s silver screen. Dust off your gold sequin top hat, snap on your rubber gloves and lace up your corset for some harmless musical fun—a delightful spoof of Hollywood horror movies and Old Dark House melodramas! The American Theatre. 8:00 p.m. $10. www.hamptonarts.net

Bluebird Gap Farm Festival | October 28 

On Saturday, October 28, check out the return of the Blue Bird Gap Farm Festival! The event, held rain or shine, will include awesome activities and events like punkin’ chunkin’, live entertainment, happy hay rides, and more! There will also be craft beer and food available for purchase. Best of all, the event is free and open to the public. Bluebird Gap Farm. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Daily. Free. www.hampton.gov/bbgf


Downtown Hampton Halloween Block Party October 28

Hampton takes to the streets for a fun-filled street fair including live music by Buck Shot, cold refreshments and plenty of activities for the young and old. Dog Costume Contest at 6:30 p.m. Best Costume Contest at 8:30 p.m. Downtown Hampton. 6:00 p.m. -10:30 p.m. Free Admission. www.hamptonblockparty.com

Pumpkins!

And don’t forget about pumpkins! Wood’s Orchards Farm Market is the perfect place to find carve-worthy pumpkins this year, offering a selection ranging from $3-$45, and varying from small to very large pumpkins, with a whole field of white pumpkins. Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays

“Inaugural Racing to Save the Bay Festival” in Hampton

The Bay Days Foundation is proud to present a partnership with Larry King’s Langley Speedway to host the Inaugural ‘Racing to Save the Bay Festival’.

This highly anticipated event will take place September 9-10th. There will be two stages of entertainment showcasing music by over 20 artists. The festival will take place Saturday from 11am-9.30pm and Sunday from 11am-6pm.

The eclectic lineup of bands will feature a wide variety of music such as jazz, classic rock, country and dance. Be sure to catch the Deloreans before the fireworks display Saturday night. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Parking is free.

For more information, visit BayDaysEvents.com.