Top Five Very Cool Things to do in Hampton This Fall

When you’re filling out your fall calendar, don’t forget about Hampton. There’s a ton of great stuff to do that’ll help you celebrate fall, local music, and every single upcoming holiday. Where will we see you in the next few weeks?



October 16-18

The Crawlin’ Crab Weekend

If you were planning to crawl over to the Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon, 5k, Kids Kilometer and Craft Brew Festival but got rained out, don’t fret. It has been rescheduled for THIS WEEKEND. The city, volunteers, and organizers all shuffled and the fun is back on. Races are a big part of the weekend but you can skip the racing and grab a glass for the craft beer festival on Sunday the 18th. Please visit for more information.

Wednesday, October 21 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Esoteric Ramblers Beer-Soaked Beer Tastings

The self-described “World’s Best Beer Band,” the Esoteric Ramblers are a Hampton Roads area Americana band with a hops-centric world view and a taste for beer and beer songs. They’re bringing their beer-themed repertoire to a special Hampton History Museum music series event with free beer tastings by La Bodega Hampton and the St. George Brewing Company. Admission is free to museum members, $5.00 for non-members. For more information, visit

Thursday, October 22 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

“The African-American Military Experience: Fighting for Ideals”

If you want to bring your kids to a truly impactful and very important history lesson, bring them to the Hampton History Museum to hear some amazing oral history from African-American soldiers and airmen who fought for our country as well as civil rights. The floor is then open to shared experience and open conversation at 7 p.m.

Monday, October 26-Friday, October 30

Hampton Horror Stories

Guys jumping out from behind trees are one thing, but we have some seriously scary history here in Hampton Roads. Leaving from the Hampton History Museum lobby every night at 7 p.m., these 55-minute tours will include eerie tales of old Hampton and the Coastal Virginia region. Tickets are $5.00 in advance per person, $8.00 at the door. Call the Hampton History Museum and Visitor Center for more information or to reserve tickets.  757-727-1102.

Friday, November 13- Sunday, November 15

The Bodacious Bazaar and Wine Festival

Get a jump on your holiday shopping and have a great time supporting local artisans and vendors at the Bodacious Bazaar and Wine Festival. It’s at the Hampton Roads Convention Center and you might even catch some special guests. The wine festival is new this year, and it’s only $27 daily and includes entrance to the Bazaar. For more information on the Bodacious Bazaar & Wine Festival, check out

For a full list of events happening in Hampton Roads. check out our events calendar!