Upcoming Fall Festivals

If you are anything like me you usually hear about festivals that “you’ve always wanted to go to” on the last day at the last hour and then never end up going to any of them! Well this year is going to be different! I’ve decided I’m getting ahead of the game and figured I’d bring you all along for the ride! Here is a list of some of the best festivals around! Maybe I’ll see you there!

Enjoy fall with loved ones! There are plenty of activities for everyone, from carving a pumpkin to navigating a corn maze.


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Newport News Fall Festival

October 5th & 6th ~ 10AM - 5PM

Newport News Park

Poquoson Marketplace Fall Festival

October 5th ~ 10AM - 4PM

Surf’s Up- 100 Cary's Chapel Rd., Poquoson, VA

Harvest Celebration

October 11th ~ 5PM - 8PM

Williamsburg Winery: 5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg

Harvest Faire at Endview Plantation

October 11th - 13th

Endview Plantation 362 Yorktown Rd, Newport News

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The Mariners’ ARRRtober Festival

October 13th ~ 1PM - 5PM

The Mariners’ Museum Park: 1000 Museum Dr., Newport News

Phoebus Fall Festival

October 12th ~ 10am- 6pm

21 Mellen St E, Hampton

Yorktown Market Days Fall Events

Fall Festival: October 12th ~ 8AM - 3PM

Yorktown Day: Oct 19th ~ 8AM - 3PM

Paws at the River: Oct 26th ~9AM - 3PM

Harvest Festival: Nov 16th ~ 9AM - 3PM

Riverwalk Landing: 425 Water St., Yorktown

Haunting on DoG Street

October 15th - 31st

Colonial Williamsburg: 101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg VA

Toast to Fall: Beer Dinner

October 16th ~ 6PM - 9PM

The Vanguard Brewpub and Distillery: 504 N. King St. Hampton

Spooky Paint Night

October 17th 7PM - 9PM

Gloucester Brewing Company: 6778 Main Street, Gloucester

Poquoson Seafood Festival

October 18th, 19th, & 20th 

830 Poquoson Ave, Poquoson, VA

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Town Point Park Fall Wine Festival

October 19th & 20th ~ 11AM - 6PM

Town Point Park 113 Waterside Dr., Norfolk

Bluebird Gap Farm Fall Festival

October 19th - 20th ~ 10AM - 5PM

Bluebird Gap Farm: 60 Pine Chapel Rd., Hampton

City Center Fall Festival

October 26th at 12PM - 6PM

703 Mariner Row, Newport News

R.O.S.E. Farm Festival 2019

October 27th ~ 2PM - 6PM

7446 John Clayton Memorial Highway, Gloucester VA

~ Pumpkin Kisses and Harvest Wishes ~


Fall Maintenance Checklist

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Here are a few helpful tips to prep your property for the quickly approaching cool weather!!!

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___ Stow your lawnmower and weed eater. Make sure if it's a gas mower or weed eater, either drain the gas and oil, wash off and store, OR add a fuel stabilizer so that the gas does not deteriorate and clog motor during months not in use.

____ Purchase ice melt, shovels, rakes and blower before hand...don't wait until a storm comes, it may be too late to get all the supplies you need. If you have a snow blower, this would be a good time to service it as well.

____ Don't bag those leaves! Start a compost pile with the foliage to enrich soil for spring or layer on top of flowerbeds.

____ Remove, drain and store garden hoses from outdoor faucets. If left outside during cold temperatures it could cause water to back up into plumbing pipes leading into the walls of the home, which could end up a disaster should any pipes burst from frozen water. Once that's done, make sure to turn off shutoff valves for exterior faucets and insulate any exposed pipes to prevent pipes from freezing and/or bursting. These work great!

____ Check for exterior cracks in trim, siding, windows, door frames and don't forget to seal off where outside pipes or wires enter house.

____ Test heating system and replace furnace filters. You don't want the cold weather to set in only to find out your heating system isn't working properly, brrr...

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Here are some recommended contractors to call for maintenance on Heating systems:

Heating Systems: Matt Loye with 365 Comfort (757) 869-5456

Fireplace & Chimney: The Fire Safety Guys, LLC (757) 773-3473

____ Prune plants and bushes. Trimming shrubs will help keep moisture and bugs away from the home and can also lessen the risk of any damage from winter storms.

____ Check carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms. Don't forget to put fresh batteries in each unit! Truly...a LIFE SAVER!

____ Fall is a great time to open the windows, get some fresh air in and a great time to wash all of the windows.

Whether you are renting a home or you own your own these are all things that need to be done! Keeping the house up will add to the value, reduce utility costs and save you a lot of headache in the long run!

As always if we can help you in any way don’t hesitate to ask! Happy Fall!!!

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