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Events for the Month of October, 2017

Market Downtown - Fridays  -  Cheriton
(1/13/2017 - 12/30/2017)
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Cheriton Market brings together local artistisans to showcase their talents of jewlrey, crafts and handmade clothing in downtown Cheriton and at The Local. Many gift ideas await you here from local artisans as well as Chef Jason Van Marter's delectable creations.

Come and be amazed with Chef Jason's fresh local oyster dish each Friday night!  

321-284-5312

21229 South Bayside Rd
23316


Location :: Cheriton

Time :: 5 PM      - 7 PM
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Flatfoot Dancing - Live Appalachian Music  -  Cape Charles
(1/13/2017 - 12/31/2017)
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Flatfoot Dancing Every 2nd Friday at the Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio. Bring the whole family for a romping good time.

Not sure what Flatfoot Dancing is? Well, Bill McGlothlin is here to show you how. Using the toes, heel, and ball of the foot to strike and slide across the floor, flat-footing is a percussive dance style that articulates the rhythms of mountain fiddle and banjo music. Come make old-time music with your feet while you move to the rhythm of live Appalachian music played by skilled performers and Eastern Shore fixtures: Allen Philpot, Jeff Madson, Sheila Sheppard, Scott Wade, Dan Crockett and Jeff Gray.

 "The music just goes in your ear, down through your soul, and comes out through your feet.’’

Free Admission. Everyone Welcome. 
Complimentary Refreshments/Cash Bar
757-331-4327

https://www.facebook.com/lemontreecapecharles/

301 Mason Ave.

Attention: There is no Flatfooting April 14th in observance of Good Friday.


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 PM      - 8PM
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Music - Open Mic Night - on Third Fridays  -  Cape Charles
(1/20/2017 - 12/31/2017)
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Musicians, singers/songwriters, comedians, poets, performance artists, storytellers...if you want to showcase your talent, we've got a stage and a warm, receptive audience. Throw in refreshments and a cash bar, free admission and everyone welcome and we are in for a memorable evening!

First come sign up sheet at 6pm.
757-331-4327 
https://www.facebook.com/lemontreecapecharles/

301 Mason Ave.
23310


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 PM      - 8PM
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Farmer's Market  -  Cape Charles
(5/2/2017 - 10/31/2017)
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Cape Charles Farmer's Market, rain or shine, at the Cape Charles Museum. Every Tuesday until October 31st.
814 Randolph
23310

 


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 3 PM      - 6 PM
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Farmers Market  -  Onancock
(5/6/2017 - 11/25/2017)
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The Onancock Market provides a venue for local farmers, watermen and artisans to offer their fresh, seasonal, and locally grown and manufactured products and qualified art directly to residents and visitors in the community.

http://onancockmarket.com/
The Market is open every Saturday,

May through November
Rain or Shine!

At the corner of Market Street and Ames Street - across from the Post Office
Downtown Onancock
23417


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 9 AM      - 12 PM
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Farmers & Artisans Market  -  Chincoteague Island
(5/6/2017 - 10/28/2017)
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For more details:
http://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/chincoteague-island-farmers-market.html

717-495-7155
6309 Church Street
23336


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 9 AM      - 1 PM
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Art - 2nd Saturday Art Stroll  -  Chincoteague Island
(5/13/2017 - 11/11/2017)
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Participating shops and galleries around the Island host special artistic events which may include resident and visiting artists, musicians, actors, writers, storytellers and more.


For more information: 
http://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/2nd-saturday-art-stroll.html
23336


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 5 pm      - 8 PM
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Flea Market  -  Chincoteague Island
(6/10/2017 - 10/14/2017)
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Featuring an amazing array of arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles and attic treasures, plus food, live music and fun for all.

 

 

Free parking, free admission
For more information and performers:
http://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/the-artful-flea.html
6309 Church Street

23336


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 9 AM      - 2 PM
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Poetry Salon Every 1st Thursday  -  Cape Charles
(7/6/2017 - 12/7/2017)

Create, recite and listen with The Bard of Machipongo, Ken Sutton during this amazing poetry salon at the Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio.

CONTACT INFO
(757)-331-4327

ADDRESS
301 Mason Ave, 23310

COST
Free

DATE
Thursday, July 6

TIME
12:30 pm -2 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 12:30 pm      - 2 pm
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Art Exhibit - Endless Flight  -  Cape Charles
(9/1/2017 - 10/29/2017)
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Celebrate our Eastern Shore heritage viewing the art of decoy carver, Ian McNair and painter and illustrator, Gordon Allen at the Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-4327

WEBSITE
http://lemontree.gallery

ADDRESS
301 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
Free

DATES
Friday, September 1 - Sunday, October 29

TIMES
Mondays - Thursdays, 10 am - 6 pm
Fridays, 10 am - 8 pm
Saturdays, 10 am - 6 pm
Sundays, 10 am - 4 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 10 am      - Varies by day
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Exhibit - Water/Ways  -  Cape Charles
(9/2/2017 - 10/15/2017)
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The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center hosts this travel exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum. Water/Ways examines the role of water in history, culture, habitat, and the environment.

CONTACT INFO
757-607-6483

WEBSITE
www.SmallMuseum.org/capechas.html

ADDRESS
814 Randolph Avenue, 23310

COST
Free

DATES
Saturday, September 2 – Sunday, October 15

TIMES
9 am – 3 pm weekdays
9 am – 6 pm Tuesdays
10 am – 5 pm Saturdays
1 pm – 5 pm Sundays


Location :: Cape Charles
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Live Music - First Wednesday Open Mike Night  -  Nassawadox
(9/6/2017 - 12/6/2017)
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The Great Machipongo Clam Shack is the place to be every first Wednesday of the month to enjoy musicians, poets and entertainers! 

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3800

WEBSITE
www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com

ADDRESS
Route 13, 6468 Lankford Highway, 23413

COST
Event free, food & drink for purchase

DATES
First Wednesdays of each month

TIME
6 pm - 10 pm


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6 pm      - 10 pm
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NASA Launch Window - ASPIRE Black Brant IX Suborbital  -  Chincoteague Island
(9/21/2017 - 10/1/2017)
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View this launch at the NASA Wallops Visitor Center just 4 miles away from the launch pad, with a clear view from ground to sky.

CONTACT INFO
757-824-2050

WEBSITE
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/events/viewing_launches.html

ADDRESS
Building J-17, Route 175

COST
Free

DATES
Thursday, September 21 - Sunday, October 1

TIME
6:15 am - 10:15 am


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 6:45 am      - 10:15 am
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Third Thursday Open Mike Poetry/Storytelling Night  -  Nassawadox
(9/21/2017 - 12/21/2017)
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Ken Sutton hosts local wordsmiths and story weavers at The Great Machipongo Clam Shack.  Come out and listen or share your poems and stories.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3800

WEBSITE
www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com

ADDRESS
Route 13, 6468 Lankford Highway, 23413

COST
Event free, food & drink for purchase

DATES
Third Thursday of every month

TIME
6 pm - 8 pm


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6 pm      - 8 pm
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Festival Eastern Shore Birding and Wildlife  -  Kiptopeke
(10/6/2017 - 10/8/2017)
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Enjoy exhibits, activities, and Flight of the Raptor at Kiptopeke State Park. The festival also features boat tours and free guided hikes at Kiptopeke State Park, Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge, and Nature Conservancy’s Brownsville Preserve.  

CONTACT INFO
esvabirding@gmail.com

WEBSITE
http://www.esvabirdingfestival.com/

ADDRESS
3504 Kiptopeke Drive, 23310

COST
Free, fee for boat tours

DATES
Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8

TIME
10 am – 4 pm


Location :: Kiptopeke

Time :: 10 am      - 4 pm
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Theatre - Death of a Dead Guy  -  Chincoteague Island
(10/7/2017 - 10/15/2017)
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The Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre is back! Enjoy this intriguing play along with a delicious three-course meal at the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Center, as a con artist and detective pair up to solve this mystery. 

CONTACT INFO
chincoteagueislandtheatreco@gmail.com

WEBSITE
http://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/upcomingplays.html

ADDRESS
6309 Church St, 23336

COST
$35, includes a three-course meal

DATES
Saturday, October 7
Sunday, October 8
Saturday, October 14
Sunday, October 15 

TIME
6 pm 


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 6 pm    
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Festival - 45th Annual Chincoteague Oyster  -  Chincoteague Island
(10/7/2017)
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Come and enjoy oysters—raw, steamed, fritters,and single fried; clam fritters, clam chowder, shrimp cocktail, salad bar, hot dogs, hush puppies, and Boardwalk fries. Beverages are included in the ticket price with beer available for purchase. Live Entertainment. Gates open at 10 am for admission and set-up. Appetizers served at 11 am and full menu available at 12:00 noon. Festival ends at 4:00 pm.

$45.00 Adults, Children under 5 are free
www.chincoteaguechamber.com
www.chincoteagueoysterfestival.com

Tom’s Cove Park Campground
8128 Beebe Road 
23336

 


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 10:00 AM      - 4 PM
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Harvest Home Dinner  -  Eastville
(10/7/2017)

Enjoy a fabulous evening at the historic Eastville Inn featuring a gourmet meal with Chatham Vineyard wine and live music.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-4687

WEBSITE
http://www.easternshorehabitat.org/events.html

ADDRESS
16422 Courthouse Road, 23347

COST
$75

DATE
Saturday, October 7

TIME
5:30 pm


Location :: Eastville

Time :: 5:30 pm    
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Celebration - National Wildlife Refuge Week  -  Chincoteague Island
(10/7/2017)

Experience arts, crafts, educational exhibits and family friendly activities from building bat houses to enjoying a live animal presentation.

Free refuge entrance
757-336-6122
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Chincoteague/
8231 Beach Road
23336


Location :: Chincoteague Island
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Workshop Candle Making  -  Machipongo
(10/10/2017)

Learn to use basic equipment for safe wax work in making rolled and dipped candles from Mary Clements, at this Barrier Islands Center class.

CONTACT INFO
757-678-5550

WEBSITE
www.barrierislandscenter.org

ADDRESS
7295 Young Street, 23405

COST
$40, call or go online to register

DATE
Tuesday, October 10

TIME
1 pm – 4 pm


Location :: Machipongo

Time :: 1 pm      - 4 pm
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Art Paint the Shore  -  Machipongo
(10/11/2017 - 10/14/2017)
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This four-day plein air event is designed to connect community, conservation, and art.  Artists paint on Wednesday and Thursday and do a quick draw on Saturday morning.  Art is exhibited and sold on Friday and Saturday at the Barrier Islands Center.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-5885

WEBSITE
www.veslt.org/newsandevents/painttheshore.html

ADDRESS
7295 Young Street, 23405

COST
$10 for Friday exhibit and reception, refreshments provided, art for sale

DATES
Wednesday, October 11 – Saturday, October 14

TIMES
Friday, 6 pm – 8 pm exhibit and reception
Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm quick draw and exhibit 


Location :: Machipongo
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Spring & Fall Pony Roundup  -  Chincoteague Island
(10/13/2017 - 10/14/2017)
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Enjoy seeing in April and October the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company two other pony round ups on Assateague Island, besides the July Pony Penning Round Up. The purpose of these two extra round ups are an overall health check on the ponies and to see any new foals that have been born. 

CONTACT INFO
757-336-6161

WEBSITE
http://www.chincoteaguechamber.com/oct-13-14-fall-roundup-announced

ADDRESS
Assateague Island Beach, 23336
South & north pens

COST
Free

DATES
Friday, October 13 - Saturday, October 14

TIMES
Friday, 5 pm south pen
Saturday, 8 am north pen


Location :: Chincoteague Island
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Barbecue - Swine and Wine  -  Accomac
(10/14/2017)
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Get a true taste of southern barbecue (pork and chicken) with all the fixings at this event held at the Mary N. Smith Cultural Enrichment Center.  Enjoy beer and wine, live music and a silent auction.

CONTACT INFO
757-321-6140

WEBSITE
http://www.bgcseva.org/swine-wine-0

ADDRESS
24577 Mary N. Smith Road, 23301

COST
$50, ages 30 and under $40

DATE
Saturday, October 14

TIME
6 pm


Location :: Accomac

Time :: 6 pm    
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Festival Cork and Canvas  -  Chincoteague Island
(10/14/2017)

See breathtaking views of Chincoteague Bay and the Assateague lighthouse at this wine and art festival held at Chincoteague Island KOA campground. Enjoy live music, local artisan wares, crafts, great food provided by local food trucks, as well as unlimited wine tastings and a commemorative tasting glass.

CONTACT INFO
800-562-7730

WEBSITE
www.VACorkCanvas.com

ADDRESS
6742 Maddox Blvd., 23336

COST
$30 pre-event, $40 at gate

DATE
Saturday, October 14

TIME
12 pm – 5 pm

 


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 12 pm      - 5 pm
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Country Fair Bazaar  -  Onancock
(10/14/2017)

Enjoy a country store, crafts, bake shop, silent auction, BBQ and chicken salad at the Market Street United Methodist Church. 

CONTACT INFO
757-787-4873

ADDRESS
75 Market Street, 23417

COST
Prices range per item

DATE
Saturday, October 14

TIME
8 am - 12 pm


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 8 am      - 12 pm
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Culinary Lure of the Shore Oyster Roast and Wine Event  -  Cape Charles
(10/19/2017)
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From the beautiful Bay Creek Resort enjoy Ruby Salts oysters, a fireside chat, and award-winning Chatham Vineyards wine while listening to live music and eating delectable bay-to-table fare.  Call to purchase tickets directly or order tickets and reserve a seat on the charter bus online.

CONTACT INFO
757-446-2187

WEBSITE
https://www.cvent.com/c/express/183da0cf-7165-48f6-a71e-4cb4b280308e

ADDRESS
1 Beach Club Way, 23310

COST
$50 

DATE
Thursday, October 19

TIME
5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 5:30 pm      - 9:30 pm
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Lecture and Performance Blackbeard the Pirate  -  Machipongo
(10/20/2017)
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Blackbeard the pirate is brought to life in this live performance by Ben Cherry.  Great historic fun for the whole family at the Barrier Islands Center!

CONTACT INFO
757-678-5550

WEBSITE
www.barrierislandscenter.org

ADDRESS
7295 Young Street, 23405

COST
Free, please call or register online

DATE
Friday, October 20

TIME
10:30 am


Location :: Machipongo

Time :: 10:30 am    
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Culinary - Soule Arnold Oyster Roast  -  Exmore
(10/20/2017)
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All you can eat seaside oysters, littleneck clams, clam chowder, pulled pork barbecue and all the fixings can be found under the big tent at the Exmore Town Park for the Exmore Rotary Club Soule Arnold Oyster Roast.  Don’t wait; tickets sell out fast for this annual event.

CONTACT INFO
https://www.facebook.com/ExmoreRotaryClub/

WEBSITE
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exmore-rotary-club-annual-soule-arnold-oyster-roast-clam-steam-tickets-36908264613

ADDRESS
3386 Main Street, 23350

COST
$45

DATE
Friday, October 20

TIME
6 pm – 9 pm


Location :: Exmore

Time :: 6 pm      - 9 pm
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Third Annual Auto Show  -  Exmore
(10/20/2017 - 10/21/2017)
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Enjoy vintage, classic and antique cars, music, food and family fun at the Exmore Town Park. 

CONTACT INFO
757-442-4843
rb55ford55@yahoo. com

ADDRESS
3305 Main Street, 23350

COST
Event free, food for purchase

DATE
Friday, October 20

TIME
Registration 8:30 am - 9:45 am, show time 10:00 am - 2:30 pm


Location :: Exmore

Time :: 8:30 am      - 2:30 pm
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Workshop - Eastern Shore of VA Master Gardeners  -  Cheriton
(10/21/2017)
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Attend this symposium at the Cheriton Fire Station and learn from nationaly recognized experts teaching classes on garden design, ornamental grasses, flower garden size, Virginia perennials, and foliage effects.

CONTACT INFO
757-678-7946, ext. 29

WEBSITE
www.easternshoremastergardeners.com

ADDRESS
21334 Bayside Rd, 23316

COST
$65 until September 15, $85 after September 15

DATE
Saturday, October 21

TIME
8 am – 4 pm


Location :: Cheriton

Time :: 8 AM      - 4 PM
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Fair - Agricultural - Northampton County  -  Machipongo
(10/21/2017)

This family friendly event includes competitions with local celebrities; tractor driving, skillet throwing, pie eating, and oyster shucking. Enter the pecan, pumpkin and sweet potato pie baking competition along with sweet potato biscuit making competition or join the corn hole contests. Enjoy farm machinery displays and a tractor parade for kids and adults of all ages. Educational farm related kids activities and contests too. 

Presented by:
Farm Bureau’s Eastern Shore Young Farmers, The Northampton County Chamber of Commerce and the Northampton County Cooperative Extension.

Entrance fee: free
Kids activites $10 fee: horse rides, petting zoo, paint a pumpkin and face painting
For more information visit www.northamptoncountychamber.com/agricultural-fair
or call Northampton County Chamber of Commerce at 757-678-0010.

Location:
Northampton County former Middle School campus
23405


Location :: Machipongo
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Workshop Owl or Turkey Wool Ornament Felting  -  Machipongo
(10/25/2017)

Learn to work with beautiful natural and dyed Hog Island wool to make ornaments using the needle felting method, at the Barrier Islands Center, with Eden Ertle of Island View Farm.

CONTACT INFO
757-678-5550

WEBSITE
www.barrierislandscenter.org

ADDRESS
7295 Young Street, 23405

COST
$40, please call or register online

DATE
Wednesday, October 25

TIME
1 pm – 3 pm


Location :: Machipongo

Time :: 1 pm      - 3 pm
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Bike Tour CBES 25th Between the Waters  -  Eastern Shore
(10/28/2017)
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Enjoy a scenic bike ride along the seaside and bayside of the Eastern Shore including a picnic lunch, stocked rest stops, and a BBQ and oyster roast after the ride.  All bike routes begin and end at Sunset Beach Resort.

CONTACT INFO
757-678-7157

WEBSITE
www.cbes.org

ADDRESS
32246 Lankford Highway, 23310

COST
$50 bike tour, $55 oink and oyster roast

DATE
Saturday, October 28

TIME
7 am – 6 pm bike ride, 7 pm oink and oyster roast 


Location :: Eastern Shore

Time :: 7 am      - 6 pm
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Festival Fall Art and Food  -  Franktown
(10/28/2017)

Enjoy local artists, music, wonderful homemade goodies, and a soup and ham biscuit lunch at Franktown United Methodist Church.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3481

ADDRESS
7551 Bayside Road, 23413

COST
$6

DATE
Saturday, October 28

TIME
9:30 – 1 pm


Location :: Franktown

Time :: 9:30 am      - 1 pm
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Presentation & Afternoon Tea: The Ghosts of Cape Charles  -  Cape Charles
(10/30/2017)

Hear the stories of the hauntings of Cape Charles presented by Tom Bonadeo. Enjoy four fall-inspired teas and sweet and savory foods at the Cape Charles Civic Center.

CONTACT INFO
757-695-4192

ADDRESS
500 Tazewell Avenue, 23310

COST
$20

DATE
Monday, October 30

TIME
3 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 3 pm    
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