Thursday, May 19, 2016

33rd Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival

Top Honors go to...
33rd Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival
May 28th - 29th
FoxNews.com ranked this festival as 
#3 America's Best Spring Food Festival!

Nothing signals the start of summer like fresh-picked strawberries, and Virginia Beach’s Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival is the perfect way to welcome the warm weather. The city's kick off to the Memorial Day Weekend is with this family friendly country fair. The highlight of the festival is, of course, an abundant supply of scrumptious strawberries straight from the fields of Pungo.  More than 50 food vendors will do their best to tempt the taste buds with an assortment of strawberry pies, tarts, shortcakes, jellies & jams.  

Along with a variety of other foods and non-alcoholic refreshments, visitors can enjoy a pie eating contest, strawberry bake-off, an old fashion hometown parade, live entertainment and popular local bands on 3 stages, one of the largest carnivals on the east coast, livestock show and sale, pig races, 4-H exhibits, pony rides, a race car display, a multi-million dollar military equipment displays, 100+ arts and crafts vendors including a youth art show, and much more!  

Be sure to visit the Charity United Methodist Church Youth Group who will have a "Strawberry Taco Stand".  It's one of the most popular stops for festival goers!  Our fearless leader at Siebert Realty (and of the youth group), Patrick Keenan, will be helping the kids serve up the tasty treat, so be sure to stop by, say hello, and try one!  They're soooo good! 

This festival has grown over the decades from nearly 50,000 in 1983... to its present size of over 120,000.  Admission is free, and all proceeds are donated to community and civic service groups.  Festival organizers are proud to have returned over $600,000 to the community thus far, and this doesn't include all the money raised by community groups on site.    
The festival will be held May 28-29, 2016 in the heart of the Pungo community at Princess Anne Road and Indian River Road from 9am to 7pm each day. For more festival info, call 757-721-6001 or visit their website at: 
http://www.pungostrawberryfestival.info
  
Strawberries, Surf, & Sand!
Need lodging during the exciting Pungo Strawberry Festival? Sandbridge Beach is only 5 minutes away from downtown Pungo. Simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or visit our website at www.siebert-realty.com to check availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  Many rentals are even reduced for the weekend!   Hope to see you soon.  


Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
757-426-6200  /  877-422-2200


Monday, May 16, 2016

Warbirds Over The Beach!



World War II Aircraft Take Flight!
May 20-22, 2016 

8th Annual "Warbirds Over the Beach" at the Military Aviation Museum

Siebert Realty is a proud sponsor of the "Warbirds Over the Beach" in the rural area of Pungo, which is just minutes from Sandbridge Beach. 

The Military Aviation Museum presents its annual WWII Air Show, so come on out and enjoy this amazing show, as well as live WWII re-enactments, military flea markets, airplane rides, delicious dinners, fun hangar dances, and great family entertainment!
Among the stars of the show will be the world’s only de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito to fly since 1996! 

Schedule yourself a ride in an airplane from the Second World War, satisfy your hunger at our assorted food vendors, or shop our military flea markets. 

Enjoy musical entertainment, from 10:00am on Saturday and Sunday, plus a steak or chicken dinner and hangar dance Saturday night. All four of our hangars will be open for guided tours. 

With over 300 re-enactors on site, representing all theatres of WWII-era operations, you will feel as if you have stepped back in time. Interact with friendly Allied and Axis troops at their encampments, featuring vehicles, artifacts, arms, and armour. And look skyward to observe our collection of Warbirds in their native element! Keep your eyes and ears open for regular entertainers Theresa Eaman and the Victory Belles, along with Frank Sings Frank and the Ultimate Abbott and Costello. The Mark Michielsen band will serenade dancers on Saturday night. Go online to www.VBairshow.com or call 757-721-7767 for further details.


Friday, May 20, 2016
-  Visiting warplanes arrive.
-  Re-enactors set up encampments.
-  Visit the Fighter Factory, our aircraft maintenance and restoration facility, as
    they prepare the aircraft for the show
-  Explore the World War One hangar to marvel at the wood and fabric bi-planes
   and tri-planes flying at the dawn of aerial combat.
-  Tour the Cottbus Luftwaffe hangar, relocated from Germany, full of our
   German aircraft.
-  Inspect the reconstructed RAF control tower, moved from Goxhill, England,
   where it controlled America’s first B-17 bombers to arrive in Europe in 1942.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
9:00 AM   - Gates open for all. Wonderful food and souvenir vendors onsite
10:00 AM - Live musical entertainment commences
1:00 PM   - Aircraft flight operations begin
3:30 PM   - Aircraft complete flight operations
5:00 PM   - Dinner, steak or chicken (advance ticket required)
6:00 PM   - Hangar dance
9:00 PM   - Taps. Conclusion of dance.
 
Sunday, May 22, 2016
9:00 AM   - Gates open for all. Wonderful food and souvenir vendors onsite
10:00 AM - Live musical entertainment commences
1:00 PM   - Aircraft flight operations begin
3:30 PM   - Aircraft complete flight operations
5:00 PM   - Conclusion of weekend events
   
Location / Contact Info:
Military Aviation Museum
1341 Princess Anne Road 
Virginia Beach, VA 23457
757-721-7767

Advance Tickets:

Why not plan a last minute trip to the beach this week!  Don't forget, most private pools at our beautiful vacation rentals are already open, and best of all, rental rates are much lower than the peak summer seasons.  Simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or check us out on the web at www.siebert-realty.com to search rental availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  It's so easy! Hope to see you soon. 


Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
757-426-6200  /  877-422-2200

Friday, May 13, 2016

Beach Fun is Easy as 1 - 2 - 3!
Book a NEW weekly reservation arriving between June 4th - July 2nd 
from participating rentals and CHOOSE 1 of the 3 giveaways!
CLICK HERE to see all rentals participating in this special promotion.
Enter one of the Promo Codes below for the giveaway when booking online 
or mention the code when you speak with one of 
our Vacation Management Specialists.    
   
                1. PROMO CODE : PARK516      (6 Adventure Park Passes)
                2. PROMO CODE : BREEZE516   (6 Ocean Breeze Waterpark Passes)
                3. PROMO CODE : AQUA516      (6 Virginia Aquarium Passes)
Book online or call 866-721-6810 today. *Participating homes and condos only.
HURRY! PROMO ENDS MAY 23rd!
Other June weeks booking fast, so be sure to reserve the rental you want today. 
Hope to see you at the beach!

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals 
www.siebert-realty.com
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

3rd Annual Sandbridge Charity Open Golf Tournament



Saturday, May 14, 2016

Come be a part of the 3rd Annual Sandbridge Charity Open Golf Tournament! 

Siebert Realty is proud to once again be the Main Event Sponsor for this tournament.  

We would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all the other local sponsors for their support of this event. Tournament will be held at Hell's Point Golf Club on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

12:30pm - Shotgun Registration starts at 11:00 am

                                                
18 Hole Scramble 
(4 man Captain's Choice)
$85 person / $335 Foursome Team / Fee Includes:
  • 18 Holes of Golf w/ Cart
  • Beer Tickets & Goodies
  • Lunch provided by Pungo Pizza
  • Entry into Raffle Prize Drawings 
Dinner by Sandbridge Island Restaurant:  
Roasted Oysters, Grilled London Broil, Au Gratin Potatoes, Sauteed Green Beans.

"Hole in One" 
                    wins a Brand New Car by
           ** Hall Automotive **  
 All Proceeds Benefit:
The Sandbridge Rescue Squad in honor of Dick Jones and
The Breanne C. Mahon Foundation in honor of John Mahon. 

The entire event is currently posted on Facebook at:  ** CLICK HERE ** 3rd Annual Sandbridge Charity Open Golf Tournament  Contact Summer Lane at 757-641-3421 or you can email your questions to: sandbridgecharityopen@gmail.com   Hope to see you there!


Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals 
www.siebert-realty.com
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200

Friday, April 29, 2016

Go Fly A Kite!

Atlantic Coast Kite Festival
Saturday, April 30, 2016
CLICK HERE:  Info on Atlantic Coast Kite Festival
On the beach between 16th &18th St
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  -  Free Event

Kite fliers and spectators of all ages will experience a visual feast at the 12th Annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival.  Held at the Virginia Beach, VA Boardwalk, this popular event features a variety of activities appropriate for all ages and all levels of kite aficionados.

Everyone is invited to take part in the Atlantic Coast Kite Festival’s “Best Kite Contest.” To enter this contest, participants bring a kite that they have made or purchased and fly it at the festival.  The contest consists of two parts: the actual kite itself (how it looks and how well it is made), and the participant’s ability to fly the kite. Participants must be able to fly their kites consecutively in the air for 5 minutes at a height of 100 feet.  Kites will be judged on Flight (ability to fly for 5 minutes), Structural Design, Craftsmanship, and Visual Appeal.  There will be three competitive divisions: Master, Novice, and Youth (ages 7-14).  Trophies will be awarded for all divisions.  
“Flight Training” - Experienced kite enthusiasts will assist novice flyers.  Topics include equipment selection, laying out of lines, setting up the field, launching the kite, flying and landing a kite, and safety.  “Flight Training” will take place each day. 

Schedule
of Activities:
Features the Best Kite Contest (takes place from 1:30-3:00 pm).  

In addition, families are invited to participate in kite building workshops led by Archie Stewart of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.  Archie is a member of: American Kite fliers Association (AKA) www.aka.kite.org, past Board Member and Chairman of Festivals and Competitions for Kites Over New England (KONE) www.kone.org, and the regional kite club of New England. He is also a member of ConnectiKiters kite club, headquartered in Norwalk, CT and a member and competitor of the Eastern League Flyers Association. These workshops are free and include kite materials and instructions on how to build a kite, as well as the aerodynamics of kite flying and kite safety. 

American Kite Association members from throughout the East Coast will also present kite demonstrations, perform kite routines to music, and fly giant kites (up to 80 feet long) that include an octopus kite!  Kite vendors will be on site to sell various kinds of kites.

Awards will also be given each day for oldest and youngest kite fliers, funniest kite, most unusual kite, and biggest kite.


Siebert Realty The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Sales & Rentals
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Adventure Park at the Virginia Aquarium

Adventure Awaits...Here in The Trees!

Fun in the great outdoors—There’s nothing like a day at The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium!  Located in the majestic trees of the Aquarium, between the Marsh Pavilion and the Bay & Ocean Pavilion, you will find our amazing “aerial forest park.” The first of its kind in Virginia! Experience “adventure in the trees” on your own or with friends, family and parties. Ages five to adult are welcome. Looking for Virginia Beach activities? This is a must-do outdoor experience that the whole family can enjoy!

Look up—You’ll see a series of platforms in the trees connected by cable, wood, rope and zip lines to form bridges. Each bridge presents a different challenge of how to get to the next platform. A series of bridges form “aerial trails” throughout the forest.


Relax—You don’t have to be a circus acrobat or Tarzan! Choose from thirteen different color-coded trails, from “beginner” (easier and lower to the ground) to intermediate, to advanced (the most challenging).

Climb with Confidence—You will receive a complete safety orientation before your climb. Our double-connected, “always-locked-on” climbing system helps keep your climbing harness securely attached to the safety line at all times. The trails are intentionally designed for your self-discovery, making lessons unnecessary. Our Park Guides are available to assist throughout your visit.


  • Discounts for Siebert Guests ** $5 Off **
  • Outdoor fun in nature’s beauty
  • For kids, teens and adults—ages five and up
  • Great for group events
  • Challenge at your pace and level
  • Environmentally friendly – No motors, No electricity
  • Builds self-confidence
  • “Feel-good exercise”
  • Surprise yourself at what you can do
  • Tree-friendly—Designed to keep trees and forest healthy
  • Family/friends togetherness
  • Many trails keep it fresh for return visits
  • Only 3 minutes from the Virginia Beach boardwalk!

Still haven't made your vacations plans yet?  Sandbridge Beach is just minutes from all the fun at Adventure Park!  Simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or check us out on the web at www.siebert-realty.com to search rental availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  It's so easy!  Hope to see you soon.  

Siebert Realty The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Sales & Rentals
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA


Monday, March 28, 2016

East Coast She Crab Soup Classic
April 9, 2016
24th Street Park - Noon - 2:30pm

The Annual East Coast She Crab Soup Classic is a ticketed event and returns to 24th Street Park at the Virginia Beach oceanfront. The East Coast She Crab Soup Classic is always a fun event for the entire family. An open competition among local restaurants, the East Coast She Crab Soup Classic focuses on one of the region’s most-loved seafood delicacies.  This highly identifiable cuisine has been a staple of area menus for decades.  Who doesn't love the rich, creamy taste of homemade She-Crab Soup... the "taste of the south"! 


Restaurants serve their individual recipes and compete for People’s Choice Awards, determined by the ballots of those attending.  Critic’s Choice Awards also are given by a panel of four leading regional cuisine experts.

Click to Buy Tickets Now: http://bit.ly/1TdkeCr

Tickets: $15 in advance (plus service charges) / $20 day-of-show (plus service charges - if tickets are available)

Tickets also available to the Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center. Tickets purchased there are $15 plus $1 service fee.  The Visitor Information Center is located at 2100 Parks Ave. Hours: 9am-5pm daily.

Children 12 and younger who are not sampling and are accompanied by an adult are free. Dogs and beach chairs are not permitted in the tasting area.  The event will be held, rain or shine.

Participating Restaurants: (alphabetically)
  • 11th Street Taphouse & Grille
  • Blue Seafood & Spirits
  • Bucketheads Beach Grill
  • Burtons Grill
  • Califresh Bistro
  • Captain George's Seafood Restaurant
  • Circa 1918
  • Citrus Breakfast & Lunch
  • C.P. Shuckers
  • Freemason Abbey
  • Irwin's Pharmacy & Fountain
  • Longboard's
  • Lynnhaven Fish House
  • Mahi Mah’s Seafood
  • McCormick & Schmick's
  • Murphy's Irish Pub
  • Passion the Restaurant
  • Roger Brown’s Restaurant & Sports Bar
  • Scotty Quixx
  • Tradewinds
  • Tubby’s Tavern
  • Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay
***List of participating restaurants subject to change***

2015 Winners:
CRITICS' CHOICE
1st Place - Passion the Restaurant
2nd Place - Mahi Mah's Seafood
3rd Place - Tubby's Tavern
Honorable Mentions: Freemason Abbey, Blue Seafood & Spirits, and 328 Tequila Lounge

PEOPLES' CHOICE
1st Place - Passion the Restaurant
2nd Place - Freemason Abbey
3rd Place - Tubby's Tavern
Honorable Mentions: Burtons Grill, McCormick & Schmick's, and 328 Tequila Lounge

Need a place to kick back after all that great soup tasting? Why not plan a last minute "Spring Fling" to Sandbridge during the She Crab Soup Classic?  

Now is the perfect time to visit beautiful Sandbridge Beach. Simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or visit us online at www.siebert-realty.com to search availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  

We have tons of Spring Specials, so come take advantages of all the deals! Many rentals also offer **Rent 3 Nights, Get 4th Night Free** at http://www.siebert-realty.com/Specials   Hope to see you soon.  


Siebert Realty The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Sales & Rentals
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sandbridge Shelling

"One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few. One moon shell is more impressive than three. There is only one moon in the sky."   - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, ''Gift From the Sea"
One of the most relaxing pastimes at the beach is to clear your mind, stroll slowly with loved ones along the shoreline, while gathering seashells on the beach. Sandbridge is the perfect place for shelling offering a quiet, secluded 5 mile stretch of beach to explore. The casual shell collector can enjoy shelling year round... even during the off season. Here are a few tips to make your shelling expedition even more fun:

Best Times to go Shelling:
Experts tell us that low tides, and the times of the new moon and the full moon, bring the best shells. If you visit immediately after a storm, you’ll find that the rough waves and strong currents will dislodge shells in shallow water and toss them onto the beach.

What To Bring for Shelling:
If you’re going to do any serious shell collecting, be sure to bring a strong mesh or canvas bag to carry your finds — shells can get heavy very quickly. You’ll want to bring along water and sun protection, as well as your basic beach gear. It helps to bring along lightweight beach or water shoes to protect your feet so you can explore areas along the tide line where shells are arranged in thick bands.

What Shells to Collect:
Keep in mind that an inhabited seashell is a sea creature’s home! Please don't remove an occupied seashell, or live starfish, from the beach.  If you find you’ve picked one up,  don’t throw it into the water - place it gently down to avoid damage.  Abandoned seashells, of course, are fair game.  You’ll find beautiful ones in gently-used condition along the coast.

Creative Fun with your Seashells:
You don’t have to be a conchologist (serious seashell collector) to enjoy seashells for years after you collect them. Combine shells with flowers to make beautiful centerpieces — or arrange with live plants in the garden. We’ve seen shells used for a wide range of crafts projects, including clever mobiles, front door wreaths, jewelry, and even beautiful shell-filled lamp bases.

If you plan to pack your shells, or use them indoors or for crafts, you will want to cook them to remove bacteria. To clean them, boil them gently in hot water for at least 20 minutes or soak them overnight in a weak solution of beach before rinsing and allowing to dry thoroughly.

Now that you've got all the facts, get out there and have some fun!  Shelling is truly a gift that keeps on giving. You gain not only beautiful memories of peaceful times along the shore, you also get to take away a special beach souvenir.  Enjoy the hunt!

Siebert Realty The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Sales & Rentals
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Spending time with family is what a beach vacation is all about.  Long strolls along the beach, sipping coffee as the sun rises over the ocean, building sandcastles, swimming, surfing, collecting shells... not to mention exploring all the sights and sounds and tastes of Virginia Beach. Planning a large family reunion may seem like a daunting task, but it's easy when you call the professionals at Siebert Realty.  We can assist you in finding the perfect house to suit your family's needs and budget. Reunions are so much fun... and necessary, as they provide families with time to reunite with loved ones, while introducing the newest family members, fiancees, spouses, and newborns to the rest of the tribe.  

Beach rentals are perfect for family reunions giving relatives a comfortable and spacious gathering place where they can enjoy their privacy, yet still allow loved ones quality time together under the same roof.  Siebert Realty provides a great selection of large beach home rentals at siebert-realty.com, as well as family-friendly activities to make your family reunion truly memorable.  

Want to make your reunion extra special?  Consider these fun and creative ideas for your next family gathering:

Custom T-Shirts:
Consider having Family Reunion T-shirts made for everyone. You can even have color coded shirts to show your side of the family.  Check out this clever idea where cousins are numbered in order of birth & each side of the family (siblings) have the same t-shirt color. Love it! 


Family Competition:
Set up games throughout the week and spark a bit of healthy "competition" between family members. Whether volleyball, cornhole, cards, paddle board races, or even contests for the best sandcastle, games keep us young and bring families together in a fun way. Rack up points daily and have a "championship celebration" on the last day. Winners will enjoy bragging rights until the next reunion! 
 

Display Vintage Beach Photos:
Consider making several posters (displayed on easels) or perhaps a special photo album for the coffee table filled with vintage pictures of your most senior family members. Try to find photographs showing them as young children "at the beach".  It's a fun way to share your family's history, while allowing the kids to see their grandparents in a whole new light!

Seafood Feast:
What would a beach vacation or family reunion be without great food?  Be sure to pick a night during your stay to have a huge Seafood Feast!  Set up tables on the deck, cover with newspaper, and spread out steamed oysters, clams, crabs and shrimp ready for cracking and peeling.  Be sure to dive in and "make a mess" - that's part of the fun! 

Beach Portrait:
At Siebert Realty, we feel that preserving precious family memories is an important part of the "Sandbridge Vacation Experience". Therefore, we offer all our guests a FREE PORTRAIT SITTING ($200 value) through Sandpiper Portraits... all compliments of Team Siebert!  More info: Beach Portraits
 
Facebook Group Page
Creating a family reunion "Facebook Group" is free and a great way to keep everyone connected and in the loop.  It's better than a basic "friend page" because everyone is authorized to chime in and post comments and photos on the wall.   It's also a great way to keep everyone informed if there are any changes in plans.  Those family members who can't attend can also see what they'll miss this year and perhaps it will encourage them to make the next reunion.  

Hope to see you at the beach! 

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Sandbridge Beach Vacation Rentals
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200
  
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