In Hampton Roads, Fall Means Festivals!

Fall has arrived, which means it’s time to trade your summer apparel for jeans and sweaters. Whether you are into the Halloween spirit, look to enjoy the fall weather with live music and food or want to dive into some arts and crafts, there’s always something going on.

Here at Rubin Communications Group, we also slow down to enjoy the beauty of the fall season. We asked our staff to share their favorite fall events.

Danny Rubin: The Kiwanis Harbor Party on October 8 at Town Point Park. Every year, the Harbor Party is the perfect mix of seafood, politics, schmoozing and crisp fall weather. If you like great local seafood and want to shake hands with candidates on the November ballot, the Harbor Party is the place to be. More info on tickets and event times.

Jessica Bensten: For parents on the Peninsula like myself, Night of the Living Museum offers a “not-too-spooky” Halloween party for kids 12 and under at the Virginia Living Museum. Now in its 16th year, the museum does a great job of entertaining both kids and their families with trick or treating, live animal shows, pumpkin carving and a nightly walk on the outdoor trail. Plus…it’s a great excuse to get my money out of these Halloween costumes! More info here.

Ashley Martin: My family loves visiting Bergey’s Breadbasket, where they celebrate fall with a corn maze, hay rides, pumpkins and fall flowers for sale. We also enjoy their made-from-scratch pastries, pies and sandwiches and their homemade pumpkin ice cream.

Jennifer Hill: I’m excited to run the Wicked 10k presented by J&A racing on Halloween morning! It’s a great event at the Oceanfront filled with costumes, music and a post-race celebration. More info here.

Rachael Keshishian: The 25th Annual Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic kicks off November 5th. Not only is the wine classic a fun event, with over 30 participating wineries, but last year’s event raised over $1.3 million dollars in support of local non-profits. The main charity beneficiary is ACCESS College Foundation, an RCG client. ACCESS has helped over 45,000 students in Hampton Roads and on the Eastern Shore attend college through guidance and financial aid. More info here.

Hope you enjoyed our list!

We would love to hear about any festivals you plan to attend.

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