October has arrived in Virginia Beach. We’re kicking off our favorite season with a list of events spanning the entire month, from parties at the Oceanfront to Halloween fun, this month is sure to be filled fun vibes, great beer and an endless selection of local pumpkins.
September 28 - October 31
Hunt Club Farm
Celebrate the new season with the family at the Harvest Festival at Hunt Club with farm animals you can pet, pony rides, farm tours, carnival rides and a huge collection of Pungo pumpkins. When the sun goes down, and the kids are in bed, come back for Haunted Hunt Club’s Halloween Festival, featuring the Field of Screams, Haunted Hayride, and the Village of the Dead. The popular Halloween Festival has been scaring Virginia Beach locals and visitors for over 30 years.
October 11 - 12
Tiptoe through the dark gardens and into the 300-year-old Thoroughgood House as the past comes alive through the storytelling of your guide. The wicked tales and evil spirits of a bygone era carry you up the creaking stairs and into each room as you learn about the unexplained events and recent ghostly occurrences.
October 19 -20
On the Beach at 30th Street
Hosting over 30 breweries, from local to national, boasting more than 60 craft beers, The Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival kicks off the fall season with live music and sampling of some of our favorite craft creations. A limited number of tickets will be available each day, so get yours now!
October 25 - 26
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
The annual Anthem Wicked 10K is a fun, creative and festive race along the beautiful Virginia Beach Boardwalk, that will have you in the Halloween spirit in no time. Runners are encouraged to dress in costumes and compete in a post-race costume contest for a chance to win great prizes. Do the monster mash to celebrate at the huge post-race party on the beach with plenty of live music, food and drinks. For a shorter race, the Old Point National Bank Monster Mile and Mini Monster 1K, presented by Bon Secours In Motion, are available for runners of all experience levels.
31st Street Park
Come out to Atlantic Avenue to enjoy a variety of music, dining specials, sidewalk sales, street art, special hotel rates and more! In their second year, Party! on Atlantic is welcoming everyone back for another weekend of fun, and yes, there’s free on-street parking! This year, they've also added two addition days , November 2 and November 9, so if you can't make one, worry not! Performances will be held on the 24th and 31st Street Stages, as well as the grounds of the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum. The music kicks off Saturday’s at 3pm with local bands until 7pm. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase at the venues.
Back Bay Brewing Co.
This year’s Back Bay Brewing Halloween Cider Festival will be releasing six exclusive ciders from their sister property, Back Bay’s Farmhouse Brewing, and also have additional local ciders on tap and a lineup of craft beer. This festive event will include costume contests, dance-offs, live music, special beer releases, local food trucks, and more. Tickets can be purchased in advance online.