Things To Do – October – Williamsburg, Virginia

Yorktown Victory Weekend Celebration at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Yorktown Battlefield, October 14 -15

Hands-on military experiences, artillery firings and a preview of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown with the debut of the new introductory film and exhibition galleries. Yorktown Battlefield.  Artillery programs by British and American re-enactment units and special park ranger guided tours and programs at the Battlefield.


Haunting on DOG Street, October 15-31

Join us from October 15 through October 31 as we celebrate the Halloween season with new evening programs, ghost tours, spooky carriage rides, museum talks, and special events.


Oktoberfest, October 12

Join us for a fun evening of rides, games, prizes, food & drink, a new Night Beats show and new this year – a Themed Maze! Bring your friends, bring your co-workers, network and have fun as we celebrate Oktoberfest in the Germany area of the world’s most beautiful amusement park!


Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens, Weekends from September 22 – October 29

Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream®. At the stroke of 6 p.m. the park becomes home to a host of creepy creatures that lie in wait for unsuspecting victims. Fear abounds in the Virginia theme park’s collection of elaborate haunted houses, immersive themed Terror-tories™ and darkly entertaining live shows.


Yorktown Market Days and Fall Festival Celebration, October 14

In addition to the usual array of fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, specialty cut flowers, quality art, and entertainment, fall festival activities include hayrides, face painting, children’s games and activities, pumpkins and mums.


Run for the Hills 5K/10K and Fall Fest, October 14

Run (or Walk) just for the health of it! 1 mile fun run, 5K, or a 10K, you choose! Join a team, create a team, or just pink out either in person or participate as a virtual participant and run or walk whenever and wherever you’d like!


Pumpkinville, Through October 29 (see website for schedule)

Pumpkinville is a fun, seasonal treasure in Toano, VA, part of the Greater Williamsburg area. Pumpkinville is operated by a local family farm. Your family can pick their own pumpkins from their patch or choose from our large selection of pre-picked pumpkins in the yard. In addition to pumpkins, there is a large selection of pumpkins, gourds, winter squash, flowers, wooden cut-outs, arts and crafts and fall decorations. Bundles of cornstalks and bales of straw are also available for purchase.


Canine Carnival, October 14

Pet vendors and services will be present as well as dogs from Heritage Humane Society looking for a fur-ever home! At Waller Mill Park.


Vinyl Night at Alewerks, Tuesdays

Join us each and every Tuesday night for Vinyl Night in the Taproom. Bring your own records, or listen to ours, either way it’s sweet vinyl spinning on the turntable. FoodaTude..Food with Attitude will be here too! Retro tunes, good food, and craft beer.


Trivia Night at Alewerks, Wednesdays
Wednesday night means the Taproom is the place to be for this battle of the brains. Bring your friends (or your enemies) and prove just how smart you really are. It’s an entertaining evening with great craft beer, and a thoroughly irreverent take on trivia. We’ll have food trucks here too with an ever-changing menu of delicious options.


Ricky Van Shelton & Charlie Byrd in Hall of Fame Concert, October 14

Concert at the Kimball Theater Williamsburg, Va. October 14th 7:30 Ricky Van Shelton and Charlie Byrd to be inducted in the Virginia Music Hall of Fame at the second benefit concert for the Virginia Musical Museum and Music Hall of Fame.


Chamber Music Societ of Williamsburg, October 10

The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg presents the Ensemble 4.1 Tuesday evening, October 10 at 8:00 PM in the Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre. The group calls itself the only “Piano Windtet” in the world.


A Cook’s Walking Tour, October 11

Guests visiting our historic sites see lovely, pristine homes in fair order. But, did you ever wonder about the messy parts of life? Take a guided tour with a member of Historic Foodways to explore the often private world of food preparation in an 18th-century city.


York River Floating Folk Jam at Watermen’s Museum, October 11

Second Wednesday every month is Watermen’s Museum Music Jam Session: Don’t miss an evening of fun and music with ShantyGrass and visiting amateurs and professional musicians as you join them in passing songs around a circle.


Artist Lew Thatcher at On the Hill Gallery, October 7-21

Lew Thatcher paints in the realist genre.  His art is detailed, focused and believable.  Over 40 Years of sailing and exploring the waters, marshes and harbors of Chesapeake Bay have provided him with a vast wealth of maritime subjects.


Meet the Curator/Conservator, Mondays through October 20

In a single day, a curator or conservator will wear many hats. Discover more about this fascinating profession as you walk and talk with a member of the staff that researches and cares for the objects in our museums.


Dramatic Programs at the Nelson House, October 14-21

National Park Services is hosting two dramatic performances with questions and answer afterwards at the Nelson House. Seating is limited.


York County Hosts Lafayette Exhibit, Through October 30 (see website for schedule)

York County is hosting one of three exhibits to honor the Marquis de Lafayette. The Marquis de Lafayette was one of the heroes of the American Revolution and was with Washington here in Yorktown at the surrender of Cornwallis.


New Exhibition – Another Look: Marine Photography From 1948-1972, October 7-21

Camera clubs provide an opportunity for photographers to reach a wider audience and to have their work criticized on its artistic and technical merits.


New Exhibition – Views of the Baltic Sea: Contemporary Photographs  from Greifswald, Germany, October 7 -21

This photography exhibition will recognize the 10th anniversary of the Newport News–Greifswald relationship. These photographs were created by eight photographers who live and work in the region.


Williamsburg Fall Classic Pickeball Tournament, October 14

The tournament is open to all skill levels and will feature men’s and women’s singles competition as well as men’s, women’s and mixed doubles. Tournament will be double elimination and players grouped by age and skill level.


Williamsburg Farmers Market, October 14

Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, pumpkins, fresh apples, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market.


Live Music at Water Street Grille, Fridays & Saturdays in October

Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. See website for a full schedule.


Quiltmakers, Tuesdays through October 31

Explore quilts from the 18th, 19th, & 20th centuries, while learning about the lives of quilters Amelia Lauke, Anna Jane Parker, Rita Mae Pettway, and others.


Williamsburg Before and After Tour, Thursdays through November 2
For 81 years, Williamsburg served as the seat of Virginia government. But what happened after the capital moved to Richmond? For more than two centuries, Williamsburg was a sleepy, small town. Using images and personal stories, explore the booms, busts, and eventual restoration of this unique community.


Printing Fashion, Mondays through October 27

Explore the exhibit “Printed Fashions” and learn about popular patterns and how they were made. Then design your own printed textile sample to take home.(1 hour).  Entertaining and educational.


Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting, Saturdays
Drop by this Saturday, from 1-4 PM, as we offer a free tasting of Spanish wines paired with authentic Spanish bites! Join us on a tour of Spain’s wine regions and grapes and discover a new favorite from La Rioja, Ribeiro del Duero or a Cava or Sherry.

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