October has arrived in Virginia Beach. We’re kicking off our favorite season with a list of events spanning the entire month, from fall celebrations to Halloween fun, this month is sure to be filled fun vibes, great beer and an endless selection of local pumpkins.
September 25 - October 31
Hunt Club Farm
Celebrate the fall season at the Harvest Festival at Hunt Club with farm animals you can pet, pony rides, farm-tour hayrides, and even more fun on the weekend with carnival rides, novelty vendors, and a DJ with music. Stop by the GIANT pumpkin page and choose from a huge collection of pumpkins and gourds! When the sun goes down, come back for Haunted Hunt Club’s Halloween Festival, featuring the Death Alley, Forbidden Fields, the Haunted Hayride, and the Village of the Dead. The popular Halloween Festival has been scaring Virginia Beach locals and visitors for over 30 years.
Disney's Moana Jr.
October 1 - 3
Town Center - Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Hurrah is honored once again to work with Disney Theatricals to bring Disney's Moana Jr. to Hampton Roads! This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage.
October 11 - 15
Town Center - Dogtopia
Bring your pup and join Dogtopia for a week-long event of fall fun. They'll have fall activities planned for each day including a pumpkin patch photoshoot, bobbing for apples, pumpkin painting, barktoberfest, and fall-themed snacks available for purchase throughout the week. All Dogtopia clients are able to attend this event, but remember to schedule your daycare appointments in advance to guarantee your spot!
October 22 - 24
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Boardwalk Art Show
This 65-year tradition is back! As one of the only outdoor art shows produced by an accredited museum, the Boardwalk Art Show strives to have the highest caliber fine art in the relaxing setting of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.
Ranked as a top 15 Fine Art Show of the Decade by Sunshine Magazine, this three-day festival welcomes nearly 200 artists from around the country featuring fine art across several mediums including ceramics, photography, sculpture, and glassworks.
Calling all ghouls and goblins! Enter the 2021 Town and Treat Costume Contest to show off your festive attire. Children 12 and under can enter one of three categories: "Cutest", "Scariest", and "Most Creative". Leashed, well-behaved dogs are permitted to enter the "Best Dressed" Dog Costume Contest. Attendees can enjoy Trick or Treating at Town Center businesses, activity stations, roaming characters, games, music, cotton candy, costume contest and more!
October 29 - 30
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
The annual 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.