“One Hot Havana Night Gala” to Benefit Local Boys & Girls Clubs

Join Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula for a fun-filled, ‘hot’ night in Havana. This event will take place Saturday, October 21st at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

This year’s themed auction, ‘One Hot Havana Night,’ will feature a cigar roller, steel drummer, salsa dancers, and some of the hottest auction items on the Peninsula. Enjoy cocktail hour and browse hundreds of silent auction items before dinner. Experience exciting food stations inspired by Havana, bid on a brand new car, and enjoy a salsa dancing lesson!

All proceeds benefit members of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula. This year’s event is chaired by Tommy & Chrissy Garner and Scott & Tricia Russell.

For more information on our Club services and opportunities, visit www.bagclub.com.

“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

“Hampton Cup Regatta” Returns to Mill Creek

September 23-24th, the highly anticipated Hampton Cup Regatta returns to Hampton’s Mill Creek. Get ready for a weekend full of on-the-water thrills, chills and racing excitement. Up to 80 hydroplanes, flat bottoms, and jersey speed skiffs from the United States and Canada are expected to compete.

This year, Hampton will host up to 12 classes of the fastest hydroplanes in North America. Considered the loudest piston-powered racing boats in the world, these hydroplanes are sure to have onlookers marveling. The racing will begin each day at approximately 10.30am and end by 5pm. There will be food trucks, live music and admission to the event is free.

Don’t miss the kick-off party Friday night at Oozlefinch Craft Brewery. There will be live music and food trucks also on site. You are encouraged to bring chairs or tents to enjoy the entire weekend outdoors. Fun for the whole family!

For more info, visit hamptoncupregatta.com

“7th Annual Shag at the Foodbank” in Hampton

Thursday, September 28th, get ready to dance, dine and donate at the 7th Annual ‘Shag at the Foodbank’. This popular indoor/outdoor event is hosted by the Kiwanis Clubs of Division 13 and will take place at the Foodbank, located at 2401 Aluminum Ave. in Hampton.

Nixon Catering will be on site to serve all-you-can-eat seafood. Menu items include steamed shrimp, clams, crab bites, fried oysters, scallops, and pork BBQ. Bill Deal’s Original Rhondels will perform all evening. This event is from 5.30-8.30pm. Tickets purchased in advance are $40 per person and $50 at the door.

This year, the Kiwanis are having a canned tuna/chicken drive to stock the Foodbank shelves so make sure to bring some goodies. Proceeds directly impact literacy, health, recreation, family support, quality childcare, youth leadership development programs and reduce hunger throughout Hampton Roads.

For more info and to purchase tickets, visit shagatthefoodbank.com.

“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.

“One Year Anniversary” at Oozlefinch Craft Brewery

Oozlefinch is throwing a birthday party! September 2nd and 3rd, make sure to come out and celebrate one year of great beer and good times. This event will feature new beer releases and collaborations, live music, Starving Artist Studio on site both days and custom face painting on Sunday.

There will be two bands each day that will play beginning at 3pm until 10pm. Four food trucks will be onsite both days for your dining pleasure. The brewery will be open from 11.30am-11pm Saturday and Sunday.

Pack some chairs, or even a tent, and bring the whole family out to celebrate. Anniversary T-shirts will also be available for purchase.

For more info, visit facebook.com/OozlefinchBeers

“STUFT: Food Truck, Restaurant, Hot Sauce” Coming to Phoebus

More fantastic news for the town of Phoebus! The owners and creative masterminds behind the perfect taco plan to open a restaurant this coming Fall. With the building located beside Victorian Station in Phoebus at 24 N. Mallory Street, this will be their first restaurant venture. The partners plan to completely renovate the 5,000 square-foot building adding multiple windows, an indoor raised stage, a retail space and an inside/outside patio featuring roll-up windows.

Due to the continuous success of Stuft, Not Your Average Street Food, the Haas’ brothers decided the time was right to expand. Casey, 33 and Alex, 29 will team up with close friend Moriah DeVito, the general manager at The Point at Phoebus to ensure a successful, long-term endeavor.

Although we have seen a recent increase in popularity of the food truck trend, Stuft has been around (and a locals’ favorite) since 2011, offering from-scratch Mexican inspired food and great customer service. Not only is the experience about the perfect taco, it’s about the big, bright smiles you can always guarantee from Casey and Alex.

Customers will still be able to get the always popular tacos, burritos, quesadillas and rice bowls. Guests can also look forward to new items on the menu such as pork rind encrusted chicken thighs on a waffled glazed donut, crazy egg rolls and deep fried bacon-wrapped hot dogs.

The restaurant will have a full bar with 12 taps, liquor and wine. If you’re a fan of the taco truck, don’t fret. Stuft, Not Your Average Street Food will still be out and about serving up their delicious signature items.

For up to date news and progress reports, make sure to check out Stuft Food Truck’s Facebook Page.