Fall is coming, so bring on the Fall Festivals! 5 Local festivals you won’t want to miss in Hampton Roads!
Summer is almost over, but fun is never done around Hampton Roads. Fall is a fun and pretty time where you can still enjoy many actives in our area! Fall Festivals to me equate to fun fall food favorites, lots of entertainment and loads of actives for everyone of all ages! Each season everyone has a favorite time, fall is a great time for Hampton Roads!
Neptune Festival- Virginia Beach Dates September 28-30, 2018
This festival is held every year on one of the world’s most famous beaches. But one weekend is never enough to what brings in people from far and wide to our neck of the woods. We celebrate this festival for an entire month almost, which pretty much takes over the entire oceanfront. From live performances to shopping with local vendors, parades and sand castles makes this festival the most sought after one in our local area. The best part the weather is still good you can plan to catch some rays at the beach, with your sunscreen of course! For more information on the Neptune Festival Click Here
Bier Festival at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg Weekend Dates August 18-September 3
This is where amusement meets Oktoberfest! Time to celebrate the changing of seasons from summer to fall, the Busch Gardens way! Get to try local craft beers to world known beers to sampling traditional German food. Get to celebrate and experience Bier Festival with great music and thrills only Busch Gardens can bring you. This experience is Free with your park admission. For more detailed information about this check out The Mommy Cooler’s Blog about what you can expect at this festival!
Suffolk Peanut Festival Dates October 4-7, 2018
Residents of Suffolk, Virginia cannot wait for this known local festival every year! This family-friendly event brings awareness of the Peanut and the city’s agriculture for growing peanuts. Like any county fair, you can expect some of the best concerts, amusement rides, festival foods and contest that make the locals get happy this event comes every year. Plan to make your event from morning to night with some amazing fireworks. To learn more about the Suffolk Peanut Festival Click Here
Annual Fall Town Point Virginal Wine Festival in Norfolk Dates October 20-21, 2018
Lovers of Wine do not fret this event is just for you! This is an experience you don’t want to miss. Located at Town Point Park in downtown Norfolk, you will want to see the assortment of wines from local to worldwide wineries. Along with tastings, you will get to experience food samples from our favorite local chefs with infused with wine style dishes to live music. This is an experience you will not want to miss this with your friends. Keep in mind this event involves alcohol you need to purchase a ticket. For more information about the Wine Festival or to buy tickets Click Here
Newport News Fall Festival in Newport News Park Dates October 6-7, 2018
Newport News pulls out all the stops for this local festival each year. Located at Newport News Park you will get to experience the best this local area has to offer. From local to national exhibitors to children’s activities there is something for everyone! Local Band favorites like Slapnation and Good Shot Judy will be present to offer some great music while you celebrate with your family! Don’t forget my favorite the food. Admission is Free, but you must pay for parking. The fee is $5.00 not bad to have local fun with every member of the family. For more information about the Newport News Fall Festival Click Here
These are but of a few of the several Fall Festivals in our area! I missed one please let us know in the comments. Hope to see you at one of these festivals soon!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
Family vacations should be easy, right? They can become overwhelming when you have members of your family who are looking for different things in a vacation. You have the total relaxer, the planner who has an activity for every moment of the day, or you’re bombarded with doing only kids activities. No matter the profile you fit you are there are only so many places you can go. Recently my family and I got to experience the Ultimate Playtime Experience at Great Wolf Lodge. Great Wolf Lodge is North America’s largest indoor waterpark. The best part for me it is right in my own backyard that I can have an instant vacation anytime.
So what includes your Ultimate Playtime Experience with your family? When you plan to stay at Great Wolf, I will be honest it is all about the Indoor Water Park. It is the one main activity that all members will be excited about.
We experienced family fun at Ten Paw Alley and grabbed a game with some indoor bowling. We collected some major tickets while playing some of our favorite games at The Northern Lights Arcade. We linked together as a family to experience MagiQuest to protect the realm of Vellara. Playing can only be fun when it is family filled. The dry play is only one part of your experience at Great Wolf!
We never got hungry at the lodge! I was able to feed your food cravings with options at Loose Moose Dining Grille, and Buckets Food Shops. One of my favorite parts was at Buckets, we had this tremendous ice cream treat filled with Soft Served Ice Cream, Cookies, Brownies, M & M's, lots of hot fudge, sprinkles, and whipped cream. A must see picture included!!
Great Wolf Lodge had so much to offers everyone in my family. We had the Ultimate Playtime
Experience and so should you ! Make your experience better by purchasing a Paw Pass, Wolf Pass, or a Pup Pass! This will help your family have more of an economical and tailor-made for any age. Each pass will give you a package deal on the most popular attractions! Starting at $45 and up plus tax can help you to save and have fun! Be sure to get yours before your experience at Great Wolf Lodge!
So gather your Wolf Pack and enjoy the best family playground around!
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Let us celebrate National Girlfriends Day to make connections with Hampton Roads Housewives In the City.
As a woman life can get super crazy, we often forget who we are. From trying to keep up with relationships with significant others, work, and our families. But, we should all consider times that are of particular importance that can include having more time just for ourselves. For me and many other moms out there, we always put others before ourselves, which means we never get a break. Having a reason to get out to reconnect with your lady friends will make you feel that your life has a purpose. As we celebrate why making connections is so important, we all need a timeout with those who know us the most, our girlfriends. August 1st just celebrated National Girlfriends Day.
Here are 5 reasons why you need to gather around your girlfriends for a Girls Night Out!
We all need a timeout sometimes! For me being a mother of two kids, life can get you in moments all you want to do is to drive away to another place. But in many cases, you don’t have it like that you need to find ways to let out your stress. Meeting with friends every so often will help you reconnect to remember who you are.
It's a good excuse to dress up! Let's face it if you are a stay at home mom, how often do you get to dress up? Not much because you have your “mommy uniform.” For me, that’s my yoga pants, a comfortable shirt, and your mom shoes. Get out of this attire and get your hair, nails done, and dust off your heels to feel like a lady.
It gives you the ability to relax. You may not need and all night affair to find ways to relax. Just sitting down with sweet cocktail and meal without getting yelling kids will make you feel like your old self again. Meeting with friends, you can talk about topics that matter like, what’s new in the movies or what new book you read? Take time to get these moments just to breathe can make the difference to tackling your day-to-day craziness!
Sometimes you just need to dance! It’s a great way to let off steam, reduce your stress and get your exercise you would have missed because of your busy life. Can you find me a girl who doesn’t like to just have fun and dance? I don't think so!
Network and connect to establish personal and professional working relationships. As a blogger, I often attend events related to another type of opportunity or just for fun. It’s a great way to meet people and connect. If you are in business for yourself, this is an excellent way to stay connected with your contacts. Networking works on every level to help you stay connected to what can be essential to your life.
Stay tuned to Hampton Roads Housewives In The City Next Girls Night Out Event! Be sure to visit our calaender - Hampton Roads!
This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
Hey everyone, my name is Bernadette and I am a Lifestyle Blogger and Influencer based out of Yorktown, Virginia. I am a New York native who was recently transplanted from Long Island to Virginia a few years ago ready to explore fun things in and around Hampton Roads. I am a lover of food, movies and having a good time! You will always find me on social media looking for the next best thing to do!