Festivals in Bon Air

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Marshmallows and hot dogs roast above the flickering flames of a bonfire. Children pet farm animals beneath a canopy of twinkling lights. Santa even makes a few appearances, greeting the crowds and granting kids' holiday wishes. This is the idyllic scene at Hunt Club Farm's Winter Wonderland?a holiday-themed celebration intended for merrymakers of every age. While touring 5,000 square feet of animated displays, families can view intricately staged scenes that feature lifelike reindeer pulling sleighs, penguins standing atop snowbanks, and elves crafting Christmas toys. Additionally, the Winter Wonderland includes a shopping area with a full-service Christmas tree market, as well as booths selling the wares of local bakers, artisans, and snowflake chiselers.

2400 London Bridge Rd
Virginia Beach,
VA
US

Disney's Daytime Emmy Award–winning Imagination Movers will perform their In a Big Warehouse concert in the grand interior of the Lisner Auditorium, playing their most popular songs and bringing the magic of their eponymous TV series to life. The popular New Orleans–based rock band bridges all generation gaps with fun and educational songs chock-full of memorable melodies and bounding rhythms that adults love as much as kids, fueling long van drives and kindergarten karaoke. With an extravagant set and ecstatic energy, the Imagination Movers give a performance that gets audiences dancing, clapping, and singing along, with guest appearances from Playhouse Disney favorites Choo Choo Soul, Nina, and Warehouse Mouse.

6 North Laurel Street
Richmond,
VA
US

Established: Before 1950

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

Pro Tip: Come ready to have fun.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Recommended Age Group: 18 and older

900 East Broad Street
Richmond,
VA
US

Established: 1951

Staff Size: 50+ people

Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Brands Used: Dogfish Head, Uinta, and Original Sin Breweries, among others.

Recommended Age Group: Adults

Pro Tip: Bring lawn chairs, sunglasses, and the courage to kick your shoes off and dance.

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Craft brews for every taste.

Q&A with the Social Marketing Chair

I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?

Bring a chair, stay a while, engage others, and bring cash for our vendors so you can taste the different offerings before choosing a favorite. Looking for just the right brew? Engage others for advice.

As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?

A quick wit, and great humor.

What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?

Quick service, friendly conversation, great food, vendors, and fun music. We aim to make this a great countryside experience.

18002 Teman Road
Beaverdam,
VA
US

The Great Bull Run brings the thrill of Pamplona's historic event to cities across the United States. Modeled after the Running of the Bulls, this one-day event enables participants to race live bulls, keeping one step ahead of the charging animals to finally prove that toes are better for running than hooves. While the historic Pamplona event has had few serious injuries in its 102 years of existence, The Great Bull Run staff takes even more precautions to ensure runners stay smiling from beginning to end. Additionally, the bulls are given the full respect they deserve, and are not antagonized or harmed before, during, or after the run.

Following the race, runners and newcomers can gather together for a good old-fashioned food fight. Tomato Royale arms entrants with juicy fruit that they can fling at each other. Additional post-run activities include an after-party, live entertainment, and games as well as food and beverages.

8018 Boydton Plank Rd
Petersburg,
VA
US

Originally built in the 1760s, the 645-acre Belvedere Plantation hosts the yearly Harvest Festival each October, filling weekends with family-fun attractions ranging from pumpkin patches to hayrides. Eight acres of cornfield are sculpted into a NASA-themed maze, inspiring brave farmstronauts to venture into uncharted territory. Adrenaline pumps through the veins of onlookers observing pig races, while turbo-charged pedal tractors thrill speed seekers. A double slide stretches out to 100 feet, whisking human missiles through space and time, as amiable goats, chickens, pigs, and turkeys look on with a been-there, done-that nonchalance.

1410 Belvedere Dr
Fredericksburg,
VA
US