Cool Breezes and Changing Leaves Bring Brews, Bites and Boos to Virginia Beach in October

Treat Your Taste Buds and Celebrate Oktoberfest, Fashion and Halloween

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Virginia Beach is ready to welcome fall with events celebrating the season. During October, we’ll host a restaurant week featuring fall flavors, two beer festivals, a fall fashion show and plenty of spooky Halloween fun. Here’s just a taste of what’s happening this month:

Join the inaugural Green Flash Brewing Treasure Chest Fest (Oct. 12) benefitting Tidewater Komen for the Cure. The Green Flash-sponsored event will include sampling of their rare and limited edition brews such as Treasure Chest 2014, Ristretto Cosmic Black Loger, Green Bullet, Citra Session IPA and more. Other featured area breweries will include Beach Brewing Company, Back Bay Brewing Co., Terrapin Beer Company, Port City Brewing Company and Smartmouth Brewing Company, with restaurants such as The Birch Bar, Dog Street Pub and Hearth & Peel providing the bites.


Retailers at one of Virginia Beach’s top shopping destination, Town Center, will showcase their cool-weather clothes at a Fall Fashion Show (Oct. 18). Free People, Anthropologie and Lululemon Athletica are just a few of the newest additions to debut their collections during the runway show held at the Town Center Fountain Plaza.


Kick off your shoes and put your toes in the sand for the Virginia Beach Oktoberfest event boasting the best views of the oceanfront, the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival (Oct. 18-19). Sample more than 80 craft beers from over 50 breweries right on the beach at 30th Street, off the iconic three-mile boardwalk. Live music sets the stage for the perfect outdoor setting for tasting some of the best beer brewed!


Run for your life! The ghosts and ghouls will be out to play at the 2014 Anthem Wicked 10K and Monster Mile (Oct. 25). The 10K course takes runners along the beautiful Virginia Beach Oceanfront and through a zombie zone past live thriller dancers before culminating in a post-race party on the beach. Complete with beer, cheese soup bread bowls from Baker’s Crust and live monster mash music from The Deloreans, this is one October event you won’t want to miss!


Get deals on meals at more than 20 Virginia Beach restaurants participating in Dine in VB Week (Oct. 20-26), as they serve up fresh, seasonal eats during two-course lunches for $10 and three-course dinners at $25 or $35. Savor dishes created from locally-sourced ingredients, such as produce from Pungo, locally-caught tuna, wahoo and swordfish, as well as clams and oyster harvested just steps from the restaurants.


Town Center’s Halloween Town & Treat (Oct. 25) will host frightfully fun activities for the whole family, including pumpkin-decorating, face-painters, caricaturists, balloon artists and trick-or-treating. Families that include kids of the four-legged kind can bring their pet for the Howl-oween Pet Costume Contest at 1:30 p.m. in Fountain Plaza, then bring the pooch to dinner on the patio at one of the many restaurants to crown "Town Center's Official Demonic Tonic" cocktail!


The outside temps may be cooling, but the Virginia Beach Convention Center is hotter than ever this October! With more than 30 different events ranging from consumer shows to a fun family festival, almost 34,000 people are expected to visit our world-class meeting, convention and sports venue. The VBCC is also a fantastic wedding, reunion and holiday celebration site - check out their website and take a virtual tour today!  



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Where the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay meet, Virginia Beach promises visitors a unique chance to “Live the Life.” Nature at its finest, just-caught and just-picked local food, and toes-in-the-sand relaxation combine for a soul-satisfying experience. A world-renowned boardwalk, energetic downtown, state-of-the-art Convention Center, abundant parks and waterways, and mild weather give rise to an active lifestyle and flourishing local culture. The Virginia Beach CVB is responsible for promoting year-round leisure, business, meetings and conventions, international and sports travel to Virginia’s most populous city. For media information and images, visit Follow Virginia Beach on Twitter at, Facebook at, Instagram at  and Pinterest at


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