October 2019


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.

Hunt Club Farm Fall Harvest Fair


September 28 - October 31

Hunt Club Farm


Hunt Club Farm Fall Harvest Fair

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.


Haunted Encounters of a Thoroughgood Kind


October 11 - 12


Thoroughgood House


Thoroughgood House - Winter

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.


Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival


October 19 -20

On the Beach at 30th Street

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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!


2019 Anthem Wicked 10K Weekend

October 25 - 26

Virginia Beach Boardwalk


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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.


Party! on Atlantic

October 26

31st Street Park


Live! on Atlantic Oceanfront American Music Festival

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 Halloween Beer & Cider Festival

October 26

Back Bay Brewing Co.


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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.