Getting Out & About in Hampton Roads



Craft Shows Update

Please note that this is an updated list of shows and I will be continuing to add any additional information. Hope you will come out and support these talented artists.

April 6 2014 – Spring Fest – 12noon-6pm at the Pembroke Mall, in Virginia Beach

April 12 2014 – Clarksville Wine Fest – 12noon-5pm at 412 Virginia Avenue in Clarksville, VA

April 26 2014 – Craft Show – 9am-4pm at the Indian River Middle School in Chesapeake

April 26 2014 – Craft Show at the Ascension Catholic Church on Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach VA

April 27 2014 – Taste of India – 11am-7pm at the Ted Constant Center across from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA

May 2, 3, 4 2014 – 9am-7pm on the 2nd and 3rd and 9am-5pm on May 4th – Bodacious Bizarre at the Fort Story in Hampton, VA

May 10 2014 – Pungo Wine Fest – 12noon-6pm in Virginia Beach, VA

May 15, 16, 17 2014 – 5pm-11pm on the 15th, 10am-11pm on the 16th, and 12noon-7pm on the 17th at the Chesapeake Jubilee

May 24 2014 – 9am-3pm at the Heathsville Strawberry Fest

May 24, 25 2014 – 9am-7pm – Pungo Strawberry Festival
OBX Spring Festival of Arts and Crafts at the Thomas A,
Baum Senior Center in Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina

More Craft Shows Information

Hello Just wanted to let you know that last Saturday,  I checked out the Grassfield High School Craft Show in Chesapeake, VA. and it was so nice to spend time with some of the vendors who have not only become friends but I love their products.  It is so nice to see the color, beauty and quality that can be seen in these shows because these crafters take great pride in their finished products. There are more Craft Shows to come because Spring is on the way and I will be updating the Craft Show Listing as I learn about various events around the Hampton Roads area.

March 1 2014 –  Craft Show at Granby High School on Granby Street in Norfolk, VA from 9am-4pm

March 8 2014 – Craft Shows – Landstown High School on Concert Drive in Virginia Beach from 9am -  3pm and Indian River High School in Chesapeake, VA from 9am-4pm.  Come out and enjoy.

March 12 2014 – Learn to Crochet at the S. Morrison Family Education Center in Newport News at 4pm. Call 597-2917

March 14-16 The Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market takes place at the Virginia Beach Convention Center with 200 Local and National Crafters from 10am-6pm on Friday and Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday.

March 22 2014 – Celebrate National Ag Day – 10am-4pm Learn about basket weaving, blacksmithing, bees, goats, alpacas, with cooking demos, pony rides and much more. Come to the Virginia Beach Farmers Market at 3640 Dam Neck Road.

March 24 2014 – Enjoy a Japanese inspired craft at the Lafayette Library in Norfolk from 4-5:30pm. Call 441-2842 for more information.

Update on 2014 Craft Show Calendar

February 22 2014 – Grassfield High School in Chesapeake VA is having their Spring Craft Show from 9am – 4pm.

March 15 2014 – The St Gregory Catholic Church at 5345 VA Beach Blvd. Va Beach, VA will have a Craft Show and Flea Market.  Each table rental is $20.00.  Applications are available by calling Ruth at 757-497-6443.

2014 Craft Shows Calendar

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For statewide Art and Craft Events and Festivals,  Click Here.

Craft Show Experience

I had the privilege of attending some of the Craft Shows that took place on Saturday,  November 16 2013 in Virginia Beach, VA.  First I went to the ST Gregory’s Catholic Church Craft Show and found a nice variety of vendors and crafters ranging from precious gems jewelry to handmade Christmas ornaments.  It was a room full of so many nice people and beautiful creations.  These shows can provide you with the perfect opportunity to give that special person a unique gift.

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My second discovery was found at the Providence Elementary School Holiday Sale where the vendors had jewelry, candle warmers, handbags, flags and gifts, colorful bows, health supplements, handmade soaps, baking and cooking tools for the holidays, fragrances, etc.  It was a first time craft show and there were very different vendors who offered a good shopping experience.

I ended up at the Kempsville Recreation Center Santa Stocking and there were so many crafters that it was hard to decide what to get among that group of talented artists.  I had the chance to speak with crafters that I know and new crafters that I had the chance to learn about their art. I would like to say hello to Stephany and Jenny of Simply Precious who produce some of most colorful tutus and princess wands as well as bands, caps and bows.  Hello to Mindi Friedman another talented artist of handmade quality unique hair bows.  Then there are the Florals and Collectibles by Lewis,  Bruce McGarry with his Stained Glass Creations and Don’t Fret Jewelry by Deborah Louise where the jewelry is created from recycled  guitar strings.  There were many, many others and they were all so wonderful.  Please go out to these shows and just explore your choices for yourself and gifts for others.

Where is the next opportunity to experience one of these Shows??  Try the Chesapeake Conference Center in Chesapeake, VA.  The Holiday Craft Show is Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Conference Center and see the large variety of vendors and crafters.  Come out and find your treasure.  Support these small business persons who will help you seek out that special item for yourself or those friends and family who would love that one of a kind item.


Flea Markets at the ST Pauls United Methodist Church in Chesapeake VA

Here is the calendar for a series of Flea Markets that will take place at the ST Pauls United Methodist Church on the corners of Providence Road and Dunbarton Drive near Indian River High School in Chesapeake, VA:

Saturdays at 8am – 4pm

May 3 2014
June 7 2014
July 5 2014
August 2 2014
September 6 2014
October 4 2014


May 17 2014
June 21 2014
July 12 2014
August 16 2014
September 20 2014
October 18 2014

The rain dates are will take place provided there is not a conflict with the Church’s calendar. The October dates will only take place if weather permits. Please come out and support these vendors and crafters.