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Fall Fun in Chesapeake

Fall in Chesapeake

One of the most magical seasons of the year is autumn. The leaves change creating the backdrop for some of the most stunning foliage that can only mean Fall has finally arrived. It also means one thing to many families & visitors of Chesapeake... pumpkins, corn mazes and hayrides! Picking a pumpkin to celebrate the arrival of autumn really should be a national holiday. And getting lost among a sea of corn husks is a Fall opportunity not to be missed. Below is a list of all the events and happenings in Chesapeake for this Fall season.

Chubby's Pumpkin Festival

09/22/2016 - 10/30/2016

  • Day: Thursday
  • Times: Sunday - Thursday 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Friday & Saturday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Address: 1325 S Battlefield Boulevard
  • Chesapeake, VA 23322
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website

Opening September 22 and open every day through October weather permitting, Chubby's Pumpkin Festival includes inflatable playground, and bounces, slides and rides for all. Live music on the weekend and DJ Night on Thursdays with your Top 40 and Hall...more

Frightmare

09/23/2016 - 10/29/2016

  • Day: Friday
  • Times: 7:00 PM - Close (approximately 10:00 PM)
  • Location: Frightmare
  • Address: 1905 S Military Highway
  • Chesapeake Crossings Shopping Center
  • Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

Close your eyes. Let your mind drift into the darkness within. We all have it... the darkness. The deviant inner self that lurks just below the surface. Frightmare invites you in to experience this most twisted and evil realm. Our carnival of demonic...more

Corn Maze at Bergey's Breadbasket

09/24/2016 - 10/29/2016

  • Day: Saturday
  • Times: Fridays - 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM & Saturdays - 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Bergey's Breadbasket Bakery & More
  • Address: 2207 Mount Pleasant Road
  • Chesapeake, VA 23322
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

Come and enjoy Bergey's 8th Annual Corn Maze, open Fridays 1 PM - 7 PM and Saturdays 10 AM - 7 PM! The 5-acre maze is a fun and educational activity for your whole family. Bring your own step counter for a chance to win a prize...Each Saturday a priz...more

A Haunting at Greenbrier Farms

09/30/2016 - 10/31/2016

  • Day: Friday
  • Times: See complete list of dates and times below. Not open everyday.
  • Location: Greenbrier Farms
  • Address: 225 Sign Pine Road
  • Chesapeake, VA 23322
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website

Historic Greenbrier Farms opens its annual haunted farm attraction on Friday, September 30th! The fright-night experiences run until October 31. (Schedule below)This guided, walking haunted tour starts at the 100-year-old farm house and takes you thr...more

Great Bridge Pumpkin Patch

09/30/2016 - 10/30/2016

  • Day: Friday
  • Times: Open 10:00 AM Daily
  • Location: Between Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and Nissan of Chesapeake
  • Address: 900 N Battlefield Boulevard
  • Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website

The Great Bridge Pumpkin Patch is back for another year with the new haunted trail - Terror Woods. This trail aims to have the coolest Halloween props for haunted trails. A perfect compliment to the pumpkin patch is Pumpkin Patch Playland for childre...more

Pumpkin Fall Festival at Greenbrier Farms

10/01/2016 - 10/30/2016

  • Day: Saturday
  • Times: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Location: Greenbrier Farms
  • Address: 225 Sign Pine Road
  • Chesapeake, VA 23322
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

Pick your own pumpkins every weekend in October at the Historic Greenbrier Farms in Chesapeake, VA!We have both orange and white pumpkins!Our pumpkin patch is the best place for pick-your-own pumpkins in Chesapeake! The fall crop is coming along well...more

You Pick Pumpkin Patch with Children's Corn Maze, Hayrides and More!

10/01/2016 - 10/30/2016

  • Day: Saturday
  • Times: Weekdays 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Location: Hickory Ridge Farm
  • Address: 2928 S. Battlefield Boulevard
  • Chesapeake, VA 23322
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website

Pick your pumpkin from a real pumpkin patch, right off the vine!! Take a hayride with storybook characters along the way, Pony rides on the weekends, barrel train rides, play area with farm animals, bounce house, playhouses, sand piles, toddler hay ...more

You Pick Pumpkins at Brookdale Farms

10/01/2016 - 10/30/2016

  • Day: Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Brookdale Farms
  • Address: 2133 Mt. Pleasant Road
  • Chesapeake, VA 23322
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

Weather and pumpkins permitting, open Saturdays and Sundays in October. Tickets available for horse-drawn hayrides and kids play area. Check out our selection of assorted gourds, mini-pumpkins, cornstalk bundles, straw bales, Apple Butter, Pumpkin Bu...more

Great American Food Fest

10/05/2016 - 10/05/2016

Sample some of the area's best food and drink with entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Chesapeake Sheriff's Office Elder and Indigent Victims Assistance Programs.Advance tickets can be purchased at any TowneBank or online at www.tgaff.com. ...more

Chesapeake Planetarium presents "The Astronomical Zodiac"

10/06/2016 - 10/27/2016

There are twelve constellations in the night sky that many believe are magical, known as the Zodiac. We will show you these constellations on the planetarium dome and explore why some think they are different from all other star patterns.Due to limit...more

757Zombies Thrill Ride

10/07/2016 - 10/29/2016

  • Day: Friday
  • Times: 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Location: Chesapeake Paintball
  • Address: 3064 Yadkin Road
  • Chesapeake, VA 23323
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Visit Website

The immediate threat has been contained but we still need your help. Within the tall walls of an industrial park located in Deep Creek, countless numbers of zombies have been corralled, just waiting to be exterminated. Don't be afraid, our ZAVs (Zomb...more

7th Annual Waterways Heritage Festival

10/08/2016 - 10/09/2016

  • Day: Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Battlefield Park South
  • Address: 120 Reservation Road
  • Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website

The Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterways History Foundation (GBB&WHF) invites you to the 7th Annual Waterways Heritage Festival on October 8 & 9, 2016. This free two-day festival is held annually during the second weekend in October. Locate...more

Chesapeake Virginia Wine Festival

10/08/2016 - 10/08/2016

If you are not able to fit that vineyard tour in this year, don't fret! Premier wines from around the world will be available for tasting at the 7th Annual Chesapeake Virginia Wine Festival on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from noon - 6pm at the Che...more

Bark In The Park & 5K Doggy Dash

10/15/2016 - 10/16/2016

  • Day: Saturday
  • Times: Saturday - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM; Sunday - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Chesapeake City Park
  • Address: 900 City Park Drive
  • Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website

 This year's event kicks off with the 5k Doggy Dash! Not a runner? That's ok give our 2K Puppy Trot a try. We also welcome virtual runners if you'd like to sit back and raise funds for animals in need. You can enter the 5K/2K with or without a d...more

Movies & More Series - "Goosebumps"

10/15/2016 - 10/15/2016

  • Day: Saturday
  • Times: 5:00 PM/Movie - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Deep Creek Park
  • Address: 437 George Washington Highway South
  • Chesapeake, VA 23323
  • Visit Website

On Saturday, October 15, Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism wants you to join us for our "Movie & More" Series featuring Sony Pictures', Goosebumps starring Jack Black as R. L. Stine. Activities begin at 5:00 PM with a dance party...more

Saturday SUN-days at Elizabeth River Park

10/15/2016 - 10/15/2016

  • Day: Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: Elizabeth River Park
  • Address: 1400 Elizabeth River Way
  • Chesapeake, VA 23324

Observe the heart of our solar system with Back Bay Astronomers during this daytime viewing of our sun. With surface temperatures of about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit and a diameter of over 100 times that of our earth, the sun dominates our solar syste...more

Ghost Train at Northwest River Park

10/20/2016 - 10/22/2016

The Ghost Train is a half-hour ride through the haunted woods of Northwest River Park. Beginning in the Activity Building, the scene is set by an eerie introduction to the spooky adventure which awaits you in the dark of the park. Next you board the ...more

3K Zombie Fun Run & Party

10/22/2016 - 10/22/2016

  • Day: Saturday
  • Times: Registration 4:30 PM; Race Begins 5:30 PM
  • Location: Chesapeake Central Library
  • Address: 298 Cedar Road
  • Chesapeake, VA 23322
  • Visit Website

Join other survivors as they work their way along this untimed 3K course around the Chesapeake Municipal Center. Their are no obstacles, but Zombies will appear throughout the course to try and take your survivor flags. Make it to the end with at lea...more

CANCELED-Skywatch at Cornland Park

10/22/2016 - 10/22/2016

  • Day: Saturday
  • Times: 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Cornland Park
  • Address: 2908 Benefit Road
  • Chesapeake, VA 23322

Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) as they bring their scopes and expertise to bear on the Galaxy weather permitting at Cornland Park. Call (757) 421-7151 to confirm. Several large telescopes are set-up and guests get a tour of the night sky, w...more

Dismal Swamp Art Festival

10/22/2016 - 10/23/2016

The Great Dismal Swamp Art Festival exists at the connection of art, nature and community. The Dismal Swamp Art festival offers a magical experience on the Canal Trail of the National Wildlife Refuge. Fine artist come from near and far to sell and ...more

Swampathon 5K and Mutt Run 1K

10/22/2016 - 10/22/2016

What better way to enjoy the cool Fall weather and to see beautiful Fall foliage, than to join in the Dismal Swamp Art Festival Swampathon 5K run and 1K Mutt Run, part of the 2nd Annual Dismal Swamp Arts Festival.This year's Mutt Run is the first ev...more

TBMA Monthly Bluegrass Concert

10/22/2016 - 10/22/2016

  • Day: Saturday
  • Times: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Hickory Ruritan Club
  • Address: 2752 South Battlefield Boulevard
  • Chesapeake, VA 23322
  • Visit Website

The TBMA monthly concert held at the Hickory Ruritan Club features some of the best in local and regional bluegrass talent. October's concert features music TBA. Donations are accepted at the door to cover the cost of the bands and rental.

Ghost Train at Northwest River Park

10/27/2016 - 10/29/2016

The Ghost Train is a half-hour ride through the haunted woods of Northwest River Park. Beginning in the Activity Building, the scene is set by an eerie introduction to the spooky adventure which awaits you in the dark of the park. Next you board the ...more

Trunk-o-Treat

10/29/2016 - 10/29/2016

  • Day: Saturday
  • Times: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: South Norfolk Community Center
  • Address: 1217 Godwin Avenue
  • Chesapeake, VA 23322

Celebrate Halloween in South Norfolk! Join your friends at South Norfolk Community Center at its Annual Trunk-o-Treat. Parks, Recreation & Tourism will be teaming up with local community-based agencies and friends of SNCC to pass out treats from ...more

Chesapeake Jubilee Fall Craft Market

11/05/2016 - 11/05/2016

The Chesapeake Jubilee Fall Craft Market will be held on November 5, 2016 at Chesapeake City Park from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Join us for this joyous community event and discover amazing arts, crafts, and other popular products from over 85 vendors as y...more

Movies & More Series - "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" (NEW DATE)

11/05/2016 - 11/05/2016

  • Day: Saturday
  • Times: Activities start at 4:00 PM with movie to follow
  • Location: Northwest River Park & Campground
  • Address: 1733 Indian Creek Road
  • Chesapeake, VA 23322

On Saturday, November 5, Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism wants you to take in the beauty of Northwest River Park on Family Fun Day! Following your day at the park, festivities start at 4:00 PM: Before the movie starts at 6:00 PM, dance to th...more

Northwest River Park Family Fun Day (NEW DATE)

11/05/2016 - 11/05/2016

Come out Saturday, September 24, 2016, to Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism's Family Fun Day at Northwest River Park. From 12 - 6 pm.All park activities are FREE and include: • canoe rentals• paddleboat rentals• bicycle rentals...more

Saturday SUN-days at Elizabeth River Park

11/12/2016 - 11/12/2016

  • Day: Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: Elizabeth River Park
  • Address: 1400 Elizabeth River Way
  • Chesapeake, VA 23324

Observe the heart of our solar system with Back Bay Astronomers during this daytime viewing of our sun. With surface temperatures of about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit and a diameter of over 100 times that of our earth, the sun dominates our solar syste...more

Owl Prowl at Northwest River Park

11/19/2016 - 11/19/2016

Join our park naturalist for an Owl Prowl at Northwest River Park. This 763-acre forested park is the perfect blend of natural beauty and recreational activities. Three species of owl frequent the park and nest nearby; the Eastern Screech Owl, Barred...more

Oyster & South Festival

11/19/2016 - 11/19/2016

Tempting seasonal oysters & other seafood. Delicious fresh foods from local restaurants, cool beverages, live entertainment and plenty of good old southern-style harvest time fun! Rain or shine. Get ready for a great time!Tickets available at Tid...more

Skywatch at Northwest River Park

11/19/2016 - 11/19/2016

Join Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) as they bring their scopes and expertise to bear on the Galaxy weather permitting at the Equestrian Area at Northwest River Park. Call (757) 421-7151 to confirm. Several large telescopes are set-up and guests ...more

TBMA Monthly Bluegrass Concert

11/26/2016 - 11/26/2016

  • Day: Saturday
  • Times: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Hickory Ruritan Club
  • Address: 2752 South Battlefield Boulevard
  • Chesapeake, VA 23322
  • Visit Website

The TBMA monthly concert held at the Hickory Ruritan Club features some of the best in local and regional bluegrass talent. November's concert features music TBA. Donations are accepted at the door to cover the cost of the bands and rental.