October 2, 2018

Autumn Is Coming: All The Fall Activities Near You

Fall is coming, fall is coming!

Although Fall in Hampton Roads sometimes means shorts and tank tops, that’s not going to stop us from whipping out the flannel, boots, and pumpkin spice everything!

We know the homeowners of our Ashdon Builders New Home Communities have been looking for all the fun-filled fall events, so we wanted to compile some of the classics in the area—as well as a few new additions.



Reoccurring Saturdays- November 17: Suffolk Farmer’s Market — Enjoy a beautiful fall morning perusing the local produce and artisan goods, enjoying performances, and taking part in the kid craft stations. Read more.

October 4-7: Suffolk Peanut Fest — A true Hampton Roads Fall tradition. This festival offers live music, amusement rides, shrimp feast, fireworks…and of course, peanuts! Read more.



Reoccurring Wednesdays & Saturdays- November 21: Chesapeake Farmer’s Market — Promote the local farming community and enjoy a day at the Chesapeake Farmer’s Markets stocking up on produce, milk, eggs, meats, and artisan goods. Read more.

September 15 – October 30: Hickory Ridge Farm Pumpkin Patch — Pick out your favorite pumpkins, while having tons of family fun with hay rides, family friendly farm animals, toddler hay maze, and other fall fun classics. Read more.

September 21-October 27: Bergey’s Corn Maze — Open Fridays & Saturdays for you to try your wits at this annual corn maze and enjoy the farm activities, such as their petting zoo and pedal tractor course. Read more.

September 29-October 31: A Haunting at Greenbrier Farms — Is there anything spookier than a haunted farm house?! Guided walking tours are held Thursday-Sunday nights. Read more.

October 6-28: Mount Pleasant Farms Fall Festival Weekends — Wagon rides through the orchard, petting zoo, pumpkins, and more! Read more.

October 13: AutumnFest — A Harvest-season celebration for all ages! Get your hoedown on with square dancing, a pie baking contest, pony rides, pumpkin painting, and even a petting zoo at the Chesapeake Arboretum! Read more.

October 6-28 (Re-occurring Sat. & Sun.): Fall Festival Celebrations — Head to Mount Pleasant farms for fall activities all month long! Enjoy classics such as, orchard wagon rides, corn maze obstacles, pumpkin picking, and all your season favorites. Read more.


Virginia Beach

Every Saturday: Shore Drive Farm Market — Is there anything better than spending a morning at the Farmer’s Market? Enjoy local fall produce Saturday’s from 9am to noon. Read more.

Every Weekend: Taylor’s Farms — Taylor Farms is a classic for all kinds of family fun, including an animal park, playgrounds, and bounce houses. Read more.

October 13: Light The Night Water Lantern Event — Write down and release messages into the night sky with breathtaking water lanterns. The fun starts at 4p.m. with games, music, and food. Buy tickets to reserve seating next to a fire pit, kids’ entries are free! Read more.


Newport News

October 20: City Center Fall Festival — Fall fun for kids and adults! Enjoy tastings of craft beer, hard cider, and wine, while the kids enjoy hay rides, pumpkin painting, and face painting! Live music, food trucks, local vendors, and more! Read more.

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