Special Events

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​​​​​​​​​ Santa's Stocking ImageSanta's Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar

November 16 & 17 | Kempsville Rec Center
Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Sundays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Now in its 41st year, this free event features over 100 craft vendors each weekend. Crafters will be selling unique handmade items, everything from stocking stuffers to fine works of art, all at budget-friendly prices. Learn more​​​

Ghoula PaloozaDoll & Teddy Bear Show

Saturday, December 14 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Bayside Recreation Center

This year brings beautiful Antique Dolls, Classic and Vintage Dolls, Compositions, Modern Dolls, Original Art Dolls, Hand Crafted Dolls, Teddy Bears, Miniatures, Doll Furniture, Accessories and much, much more. We welcome everyone to either come or present as an exhibitor/seller or to come and browse to add to your personal collection. Our doll show is committed to a fun-filled environment, love of our past-and is a family-friendly. Vendors, please apply here​. 

Ghoula PaloozaWinter Wildlife Festival

January 24-26, 2020

Join us January 24-26 for the 10th anniversary Winter Wildlife Festival, presented in collaboration with the Department of Game & Inland Fisheries! This eventful weekend is full of excursions, workshops, wildlife viewing, children’s activities and more. Be sure to come out for the opening night reception​ as we welcome incredible keynote presenter, Sharon 'Birdchick' Stiteler.  Learn more​

Ghoula PaloozaEarth Day 50th Anniversary Celebration 

April 2020

We’ll be celebrating Earth Day’s 50ths anniversary in April 2020 with an all-new event! Stay tuned for details. 



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