Fall Events coming up in Hampton, VA

Exciting Fall Events in Hampton, VA [2023]

Get ready for a fantastic harvest season in Hampton! A spectacular variety of events will take place throughout the city at various venues, neighborhoods, attractions, and facilities this fall. Whether you’re a sports fan, a music lover, or a horror enthusiast, you won’t want to miss out on the exciting events that are coming to the area. So mark your calendars and get ready to have some fun! These events offer a great opportunity to experience seasonal offerings and things to do in the city.

Jurassic Quest
September 29-October 1
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Jurassic Quest will be held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center September 29-October 1. This mammoth-sized event is North America’s largest and most realistic Dinosaur extravaganza. Guests walk through the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic Periods and experience for themselves what it was like to be among dinosaurs of all kinds. Jurassic Quest is the only interactive dinosaur event that has over 100 true-to-life-size animatronic dinosaurs in each of its indoor touring shows from the very small to the gigantic.

Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon & 5K
October 6-8, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Come see for yourself why Runner’s World named BayPort Foundation Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon presented by Bon Secours In Motion a must run Half Marathon! Are you looking for a flat and fast course? Do you love running by the water? Do you enjoy celebrating after your race? The Annual BayPort Foundation Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon Weekend is the perfect place to run, crawl, and SHELLebrate. And if you want to maximize on the fun, complete the shell-yeah challenge by running both the 5k and half marathon!

Historic Phoebus Fall Festival
October 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Mellen Street
Phoebus will transform into a vibrant outdoor street fair for the Historic Phoebus Fall Festival on October 14 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Attendees can purchase handmade arts and crafts, explore community exhibits and live music, and more, as well as enjoy food and beer. The festival is sponsored by the Partnership for a New Phoebus. Admission to this festival is free.

Ghost Walk at Fort Monroe
October 20-22,6-10 p.m.
Fort Monroe Visitor & Education Center
30 Ingalls Road
Join us for a walking tour to explore some of the unexplainable phenomena surrounding historic Fort Monroe. The Fort Monroe Ghost Walk has returned to share with you the haunting tales that accompany the very real history of Fort Monroe. This year we will explore homes, buildings, structures as we share with you a brand-new route, new stories and new experiences!

Chairs that rock by themselves, a soldier in an attic, the very real and odd pirate history of Fort Monroe are just a few of the mysterious tales you will experience when you join us for this year’s Fort Monroe Ghost Walk, Where History Meets Mystery.  Tickets will go on sale September 18, 2023 at 12 noon on Eventbrite.

Tours will be rain or shine. This is an outdoor, walking tour just over one half a mile long and lasting approximately one hour. Be advised that many areas and buildings at Fort Monroe are not handicapped accessible.  Teens under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and this tour is not recommended for children under the age of 12.

Bluebird Gap Farm Fall Festival
October 22
Bluebird Gap Farm
60 Pine Chapel Road
Each year the City of Hampton ushers in the fall season at the Bluebird Gap Farm Festival. The festival offers a variety of children’s activities, hayrides, master gardening, punkin’ chunkin’, storytelling, live entertainment, and much more.

Hampton Horror Tours
October 26-30
Hampton History Museum
120 Old Hampton Lane
Our Horror Tours are back to bring tales of mystery and the macabre to the streets of Hampton…and with more fun and fright than ever before! Even if you’ve been a regular on our Horror Tours in the past, you won’t want to miss their reincarnation! There are new stories, new personages to meet from the mists of time and plenty of surprises in store! Leaving from the museum, these 60-minute tours include eerie tales of old Hampton and the Coastal Virginia area. Each tour will include the grisly side of Hampton history, a lantern tour of the St. John’s Church graveyard, and other points of fright along Queen Street and around Downtown Hampton.

Adult tickets: $14 in advance, $16 at the door; children 12 and under $12 (not recommended for children under 8).Proceeds benefit the Hampton History Museum. Call 757-727-6824 or visit www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org/donate.

Harrison Phoebus Day
November 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Mellen Street

We’re thrilled to announce Harrison Phoebus Day, a vibrant all-day block party and street festival that celebrates the town’s namesake and other founding figures, on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023 from 11am to 6pm!

The event is FREE and open to the public. You’ll arrive in Historic Downtown Phoebus for a full day of live music, entertainment, family-friendly activities, a special one-day pop-up history museum, delicious local street food, and a beer garden featuring craft beers from coastal Virginia breweries (plus exclusive releases for an unforgettable VIP experience!). The day will close with a captivating performance by blues-rock headliner Anthony Rosano & the Conqueroos on the main stage.

Through sales during the event, 100 percent of the net proceeds of Harrison Phoebus Day will go to the Phoebus Partnership’s all-volunteer Community Enhancement branch, a resident-led group which undertakes programs that positively impact the wellbeing and resiliency of this historic neighborhood.