One of the pleasures of this time of year involves browsing through craft shows that display beautifully handmade items. Santa’s Stocking Old-Fashioned Craft Bazaar is a Virginia Beach holiday tradition eagerly anticipated by area residents each year.
Head over to the Princess Anne Recreation Center on November 5 and 6 or to the Williams Farm Recreation Center on November 19 and 20 for this wonderful shopping extravaganza. You’ll find works of art as well as all kinds of stocking stuffers at budget prices, so make your list and check it twice. As it’s easy to work up an appetite at bazaars, food vendors will also be available.
If you come with children between the age of 3 and 6, they can participate in fun games and crafts while you shop. This service has a 1-hour limit and is free of charge.
Bazaar hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Admission and parking are free.
Santa Visit and Photo Opp: The event will present one of the first opportunity to visit with Santa this season at Hampton Roads. Your child can talk to Santa free of charge, and photo packages are available for purchase. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
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Make Virginia Beach KOA your destination for a fall camping trip. Reserve your spot at our website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.
The city of Virginia Beach gives area residents safe options for trick-or-treating. One is to attend Town & Treat at one of the local malls, but another nice choice is the Halloween Spooktacular at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.
On October 29, dress up in your Halloween costumes and enjoy the Virginia Symphony Orchestra play spooky music. Attending this one-of-a-kind event will be a fun way to celebrate the holiday. Hours are from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and the cost of admission starts at $11.
If you like to fish, one of the best places to engage in this activity is at the city’s fishing pier. Regardless of what you catch, the view is superb. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.
On the way to the pier, stop at the small gift shop at the side and pick up some to-die-for fudge. It will be fun to browse through the other shops on the pier as well.
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Plan a stay at Virginia Beach KOA, which will make a good home base when you’re enjoying area attractions. Our beautiful city on the Atlantic Coast makes a great vacation destination.
Throughout the month of October, you can save $25 per night on deluxe cabins. They are equipped with linens and kitchen supplies, so you won’t need to bring such necessities from home. Make your reservations at our website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.
If you’re looking for a family getaway that is filled to the brim with laughter and fun, make plans to stay at Virginia Beach KOA during the Fall Family Festival on October 21 to 23.
Join us as we celebrate autumn’s long-awaited arrival with pumpkin picking, hayrides, carnival games and knockerball. You’ll have the pleasure of meeting Junior, a 25-pound rabbit, as well as other critters from The Bunny Hutch, a local wildlife rescue service.
The good times will culminate with a costume party and DJ dance at night. Prizes will be awarded for the best adult, child and pet costumes, so be planning what you’ll wear and how you’ll dress your furry friend. (Family-friendly costumes, please!)
Special Offer: The festival has a sweet deal associated with it. When you stay the first night at the regular price, the second night is only $10. The special offer involves both campsites and cabin rentals, and it will be applied when you check in on the day of arrival.
Sunnyside Café & Restaurant
Many of the locals consider the Sunnyside Café & Restaurant to be the best place in town to get breakfast. How does stuffed French toast with home fries sound? On the other hand, maybe you’d prefer the Mexicana omelet with fluffy biscuits. So many of the menu items will call your name – loudly!
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You’re sure to enjoy our big family shindig coming up. Make your reservations for a cabin or campsite at our website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.
Mark your calendars for October 21-23, when the Fall Family Festival will be held at Virginia Beach KOA.
You won’t want to miss this wonderfully fun, family-friendly event that includes hayrides and pumpkin picking along with knockerball and carnival games. The Bunny Hutch, a local wildlife rescue service, will bring adorable critters to the park such as Junior, a 25-pound rabbit. One of the festival’s highlights is a costume party and DJ dance at night. Join our costume contest with judging in 3 categories: kids, adults, and pets. (Family-friendly costumes, please!)
Special Deal: We are offering a special deal associated with this festival. When you pay for the first night at the regular price, you get the second night for only $10. The discount applies to cabin rentals as well as campsites and will be applied when you check in at arrival.
Craft Beer Festival
October 22 and 23 are also the dates of the Craft Beer Festival, an event that involves sampling craft beers from breweries and listening to live entertainment. Ticket prices for Saturday are $30 at the door or $25 in advance, while prices for Sunday are $25 at the door or $20 in advance. This is an adult-only festival. Hours are from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and the location is 21st Street Park.
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The cool fall temperatures are perfect for vacationing in the area. Book your reservations for a cabin or campsite at our website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.
The kids won’t miss out on Halloween when you plan a camping trip to Virginia Beach on the last weekend in October. The local celebration is just one of a host of things to see and do in the area.
Town and Treat
In today’s world, sometimes trick-or-treating carries a few safety risks. On October 29, Fountain Plaza and Pembroke Mall will host Town and Treat, a family event that involves all of the fun but none of hazards associated with the holiday such as dodging traffic and tainted candy. You can dress up in your costumes and trick-or-treat at many participating stores. The gala also includes face painting, pumpkin decorating, balloon artists and a dance performance. Hours are from noon to 4 p.m. and admission is free.
TASTE at Bayville Farms
If you’re looking for an interesting place to have lunch that won’t break the family budget, head over to TASTE at Bayville Farms. Before sitting down to look at the menu, you can browse through the famers’ market and gourmet food market. Afterwards, relax at one of the tables on the lawn and select something fresh and delicious from the menu of soups, salads, and desserts. Try the Tai chicken salad. The alfresco meal is a perfect way to enjoy the pleasant October weather.
Book Your Spot
Come to Virginia Beach KOA, a convenient place to lodge when visiting area attractions. Make your reservations for a cabin or campsite at our website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information. We look forward to seeing you soon.
As we move into fall, the fun times continue at Virginia Beach RV Resort. The milder temperatures make it a joy just to be outdoors recreating in the fresh air. It’s the perfect time to engage in sports activities at the park such as bocce ball and volleyball.
The Virginia Beach area is home to a sizable community of Filipino Americans. You can learn about this interesting culture on October 21 and 22 at Fil Fest, which is a celebration of the ethnicity’s food, music, dance and crafts. It will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday. The location is the Town Center, and admission is free.
Coastal Virginia Boat and RV Sale
If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a new or used RV or boat, you may want to attend the Coastal Virginia Boat and RV Sale on October 15 and 16 at the Convention Center. It will be fun to see what is new in the way of motorhomes. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free.
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Now that the summer heat is behind us, plan a fall camping trip to Virginia Beach to enjoy the changing colors of the foliage. Make your reservations for a cabin or campsite at our website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.
Virginia Beach is the perfect spot for a family getaway because it has so much to see and do. A model train show is one of the fun events you can expect in the coming weeks.
Model Train Show
Model trains have always captured the imagination of many people. If someone in your family is a railroad enthusiast, you’ll want to attend the Tidewater Division Model Railroaders 27th Annual Train Show & Sale on October 8 and 9. The show will involve white elephant tables, train doctors and how-to clinics. Admission is free for children under 12 and $8 for adults. The location is 1000 19th Street, and hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Community Yard Sale
On October 8, Virginia Beach will have a community yard sale at 5269 Learning Circle. Going to such sales is like a treasure hunt: you just never know what diamond-in-the-rough you’ll find. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This donut shop has received rave reviews – and for good reason – their confections are mouthwateringly good. Duck Donuts will provide you with hot, freshly-made donuts that are hand-dipped in the icing and toppings of your choice. Try the pumpkin with vanilla drizzle. The location is 233 Laskin Road, and hours are from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Plan to stay at Virginia Beach KOA soon. Book your deluxe cabin or campsite at our website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information. We’re sure you’ll have a pleasant vacation here.