SATURDAY 10/11: Cape Charles Fall Festival Features Farmers Market, Vendors

It’s fun for the whole family Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cape Charles Fall Festival in downtown Cape Charles. This year’s festival celebrates the bounty of the Eastern Shore and includes a Farmer’s Market with seasonal fruits and vegetables from local farms. [Read more…]

Environmentalists Seek Controls on Chicken and Hog Factory Farms

Virginia has more than 100 large chicken and hog factory farms, but not one has a required federal Clean Water Act water pollution control permit that would reduce runoff into the Chesapeake Bay.  Because the Commonwealth has failed to develop and implement a Clean Water Act permitting program for factory farms, environmental groups are petitioning the federal EPA to assume control over Virginia’s water pollution control program. [Read more…]


OCT 18: Brews Band BBQ & Oysters Too at Sunset Beach Inn

Enjoy a fall Saturday complete with good eats, drinks and jams while also furthering a good cause at the BREWS BAND BBQ & OYSTERS TOO! on Saturday, October 18, from noon to 4 p.m. at Sunset Beach Inn, benefiting Cerebral Palsy of Virginia. [Read more…]

NOV 1: Bounty of the Bay Celebration at Mimosa Farm

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation will celebrate the tasty traditions of Chesapeake Bay seafood and local farm produce with “Bounty of the Bay, Farm to Table,” an evening of outdoor dining, music, and conversation on Saturday, November 1, at Mimosa Farm in Cheriton.

Enjoy a five-course meal prepared by classically trained local chef Amy Brandt, meet Eastern Shore farmers and learn about their Bay-friendly farming practices, and tap your toes to live bluegrass performed by the Chair Place Players. In addition to such delicious local fare as oysters, rockfish, and vegetables, the 5 p.m.-8 p.m. event also will offer a critical reminder of the necessity of clean water and a thriving Chesapeake Bay. [Read more…]

New October Classes at ESO Arts Center

Like diving into a fresh pile of fall leaves, color your world with ESO Arts Center’s  newest classes. Pre-registration is required.

Beginning Watercolor Workshop with Thelma Peterson: Saturday, Oct. 11 (Rescheduled from original time) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here’s your chance to get your paintbrush wet and explore watercolor with one of the Shore’s most beloved painters! [Read more…]

Halloween Night for Kids at American Legion Post

American Legion Post 56 will host their annual Halloween Night for Children on Friday, October 31, at the Post in Cheriton. Other upcoming events include a 1950s Night featuring acclaimed local singer and artist Jimmy Merchant on Saturday, November 15,  sponsored by Larry Veber and Franco Nocera of the Little Italy Restaurant. There are also plans for a Low Country Boil and a project to increase veterans awareness on health issues. [Read more…]