Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Halloween at Hunt Club Farm

Haunted Hayride at Hunt Club Farm
Through Saturday, October 31st (except nights noted on calendar)

The festival’s most-feared attraction, The Haunted Hayride – is Virginia Beach’s original hayride and will take voyeurs on a bumpy ride through the deep, dark woods of Haunted Hunt Club Farm. Climb aboard for a chilling look at the “Seven Deadly Sins” as dozens of diabolical degenerates put their vices of wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony on display and beg for your repentance.  

Don’t think your friends on the hay wagon can protect you from the murderous mayhem. The path through these woods is narrow, especially the one through the decrepit old barn, located just past the farm’s ominous graveyard. And our tractors have been known to break down at the most inopportune times.  All we can say is: Be ready and beware! These grounds are crawling with sinners searching for someone to save their sick souls. Will you be among the chosen? Other scary attractions... Field of Screams and Village of the Dead. 

And for the Kiddies...

Children’s Halloween Costume Party
Sunday, October 18th
10am -12pm and 1pm - 3pm

Two parties this year!  Costumed Characters will entertain kids! 
    -  Petting Farm Admission
    -  One Giant 3-5 lb. Pie Pumpkin
    -  Cupcake and Pumpkin Decorating
    -  Party DJ with Games and Dancing
    -  Bouncy House Inflatables 
    -  Costume Contests at 11am and 2pm

$15 per Child / $8 per Adult.  Sunday, Oct. 25th is rain date.  If you’ve got any questions or concerns about the events at Haunted Hunt Club Farm, please feel free to contact them at 757-427-9520.

2015 Halloween Festival

Military Appreciation Night

$5.00 Off

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Military members and family receive 
$5 off admission with coupon.

Come on out... 
we'd be honored to have you!

  • Petting Farm
  • Daytime Farm Tours
  • Pony Rides
  • Carnival Rides
  • Giant Haystack and More!
  • Live Entertainment
  • DJ with Music, Games and Free Prizes!
Don’t forget their Huge Pumpkin Patch with Mums, Cornstalks and Straw! 

Hunt Club Farms
2388 London Bridge Rd. Virginia Beach, VA
757-427-9520  /  http://www.huntclubfarm.com

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

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

U.S. News and World Report Announced...
Sandbridge Beach named 
1 of 6 Best Secret Beaches in the US

CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE ...  Huffington Post Report

6 of the Best Secret Beaches in the US:
The U.S. is home to some truly spectacular beaches boasting swaying palms, azure waters and, during the summer months, swarms of tourists. The crowded stretches of sand that comprise many of America's coastal hot spots paint more of a painful vacation picture than a pleasant one, especially for families who get just one getaway a year. If you're craving the warm sand beneath your toes and picture-perfect sunsets without hordes of other tourists by your side, visit one of these under-the-radar beach destinations, found everywhere from Virginia to Hawaii.

Sandbridge Beach:
Most East Coasters know to avoid the overpopulated sands of Virginia Beach from May to September, especially on big holidays. Instead, many flock to its tiny (and equally beautiful) neighbor Sandbridge Beach. Despite being just 15 miles south of the resort area, Sandbridge feels like its thousands of miles away with its secluded shoreline, quiet boardwalks, and numerous hiking, biking and kayaking trails. Plus, it offers a little something for everyone: beach goers can retreat to 5 miles of sand dunes, while outdoor enthusiasts find adventure at the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park. 
Beach Lodging:  Planning a beach trip this Fall?  Your secret is safe with us! :) What's not a secret is that Siebert Realty has dozens of rentals still available and discounted for the upcoming weeks ahead at: 

We also have a Fall Weekend Promotion: Rent 3 Nights - Get 4th Night FREE!  **Click Here** to check rental availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  Or simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or (CHAT LIVE on our website).  See you at the beach! 

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

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sept. 26 - Nov. 1st
Every Weekend 10am to 6pm

Hunt Club Farm is a 23 acre family-owned farm nestled in the heart of Virginia Beach, VA - just a few minutes from beautiful Sandbridge Beach. At Hunt Club, they provide agricultural based education & entertainment in a big way! 

It's Hunt Club Farm’s favorite time of year, and they're celebrating the fall season every day and in every way with bushels of activities for the whole family! Saturday, September 26th is the kick-off of Hunt Club’s Fall Harvest Festival, which features the area’s largest pumpkin patch, daytime hayrides, pony rides, inflatable amusements and more. Chase a chicken, feed a goat and visit a wide variety of animals in the petting farm, and enjoy a DJ who hosts contests with great prizes! The festival will run 10 am to 6 pm every weekend through Nov. 1st.

So whether you're looking to pick your own pumpkins, sample delicious treats or simply take in the sights and sounds of Fall, the annual Harvest Festival is sure to satisfy all your cravings. Don’t forget their Huge Pumpkin Patch with Mums, Cornstalks and Straw!  More info at:  bit.ly/HuntClubFall

Harvest Festival offers:
  • Petting Farm
  • Daytime Farm Tours
  • Pony Rides
  • Carnival Rides
  • Giant Haystack and More!
  • Live Entertainment
  • DJ with Music, Games and Free Prizes!
Hunt Club Farms:
2388 London Bridge Rd. Virginia Beach, VA

Fall Beach Lodging:
Fall is the perfect time of year to getaway for a long beach weekend. Of course, the Harvest Festival will be in full swing, but time spent with loved ones strolling a peaceful, uncrowded beach is sure to create lasting memories.  

Columbus Day is October 12th, so consider planning a family getaway with the kids (and pets). Best of all, we now have a Fall Special running... **Book 3 Nights, Get 4th Night FREE** at http://www.siebert-realty.com/Specials/4For3  Hope to see you at the beach! 

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

Monday, September 21, 2015

Blue Goose
Tram Rides
Fri, Sat & Sundays in Sept. & Oct.

Take a walk (or ride) on the "Wild Side" and celebrate the beautiful Fall weather by exploring Back Bay and False Cape Park! Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge is hosting some fun events this Fall that will please both our local and visiting "Nature Lovers".  

Tram Rides 
Join the Back Bay Restoration Foundation, Back Bay NWR and False Cape State Park for a day of nature, beauty, and history. The Blue Goose Tram tours provide access into False Cape through the Refuge with a unique opportunity to view an array of wildlife... from birds to reptiles. The trip includes a one-mile hike (round-trip) to the historic Wash Woods cemetery site. Tram rides are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Be sure to wear a sweater or jacket as the bus in not enclosed.  Don't forget your water, binoculars and camera!  Tram rides cost $8/adults and $6/children (3-12) or seniors (62 & up). Active or retired military adults receive a $2 discount. Please bring cash or check!  For more information and scheduled tour times, call (757) 301-7329.

Back Bay NWR
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in the southeastern corner of Virginia.  Back Bay NWR was established by Presidential Proclamation in 1938 to provide habitat for migrating and wintering waterfowl, particularly greater snow geese. Today, the refuge continues to be an important link in the chain of national wildlife refuges located along the Atlantic Flyway.

Back Bay NWR contains more than 9,100 acres of land, situated on and around a thin strip of coastline typical of barrier islands found along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Habitats include beach, dunes, woodlands, farm fields and marshes. The majority of refuge marshlands are on islands contained within the waters of Back Bay. To assure long-term protection for waterfowl and other wetland dependent species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working to acquire additional wetland habitat in the Back Bay area.

Approximately 10,000 snow geese and a large variety of ducks and other waterfowl visit Back Bay NWR during the annual peak migration, usually in December and January. The refuge also provides habitat for a wide assortment of other wildlife, including threatened and endangered species such as loggerhead sea turtles and piping plovers.

Visitor Contact 
Station Hours
Labor Day, 2015 to
Memorial Day, 2016:
  Open 8am - 4pm Tues - Fri
  Open 9am - 4pm Sat
  Closed Sun & Mon

Outdoor trails are open daily, 1/2 hour before sunrise - 1/2 hour after sunset.

So come on out and enjoy the great outdoors! Questions? Contact the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge at (757) 301-7329 or visit their website at: Back Bay NWR Website

Plan a Nature Trip!
Whether you're a local wanting a wildlife "staycation" or you're coming from out of town, the vacation experts at Siebert Realty can help with all your lodging needs. Our friendly rental agents can help you find the perfect fully furnished beach home or condo vacation rental at Sandbridge Beach, which is located just north of the refuge.  

Many of our rentals boast toasty fireplaces and warm, relaxing Hot Tubs... perfect amenities for when you return from a day of exploring the great outdoors.  Best of all, we have tons of discounts this Fall at: http://bit.ly/SiebertSpecials We also have a Fall Weekend Promotion - Rent 3 Nights - Get 4th Night FREE! **Click Here**  So plan your trip today! 

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

Friday, September 18, 2015

2015 Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend

42nd Annual Neptune Festival 
Boardwalk Weekend
September 25 - 27, 2015
2015 marks the 42nd anniversary for the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival! Every year, hundreds of thousands of people celebrate at the festival’s many offerings!  Daily concerts at festival stages are scattered along 32 blocks of the boardwalk and feature a variety of live music and performers. Ignite your taste buds and satisfy your shopping savvy at this year's outdoor shopping and dining experience... from crab cakes to Italian ice, stained glass to pottery, there is sure to be something to delight young and old festival goers alike. 

Below is general information about Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend.  For event-specific information, go to:  Neptune Festival Events

Boardwalk Weekend Hours:
Fri, Sep 25:  12pm - 11pm
Sat, Sep 26: 10am - 11pm
Sun, Sep 27: 10am - 6pm

This year’s outdoor dining experience features all of your favorite festival fare. Enjoy the view of the Atlantic Ocean along with fresh crab cakes, mouth watering barbecue, fresh cut French fries, savory chicken on a stick, hot funnel cakes and cool Italian ices, to list just a few!  Along with delectable food offerings, you can stop to listen to some great live music or visit all the exhibitors set up on the Boardwalk. 

LIVE MUSIC: Boardwalk Weekend fills 3 musical stages with great local and national talents.  Stages are located at 17th, 24th, and 31st Streets on the Boardwalk.  CLICK HERE for 2015 Band Schedule
STAGE HOURS: Friday: 6:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. | Saturday: 1:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. | Sunday: 1:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Neptune Festival Grand Parade
September 26th - 11:30am – 1pm
16th - 32nd Street - Atlantic Ave.

Streets lined with people, colorful floats in all shapes and sizes, larger-than-life balloons, marching bands...all of which is just a small snapshot of Neptune's Grand Parade on Saturday.  Find yourself the best spot on the block as you enjoy the music and sights of our many parade units.  Be sure to keep a weather eye out for King Neptune and his court!  With a 16 block parade route, a bad spot is hard to find.
Make sure you get there early though for front row seating as many of the floats will have beads and other fun toss giveaways to give to the crowd.  Come cheer your favorites as all roll down Atlantic Ave starting at 11:30 AM.  As a highlight of Neptune Festival, this free event is a must for all, young and old alike.  So take a seat on the curb and watch the entertainment roll by.
This event is free and open to the public and will take place RAIN OR SHINE!  For more information, contact the Neptune Festival office at (757) 498-0215.

Neptune’s Art and Craft Show
September 25 - 27, 2014
18th - 29th Street - Oceanfront

Forget stuffy galleries and fancy lighting for the weekend...Come enjoy art and crafts under the sun with an unbeatable backdrop of the Atlantic ocean.  Neptune Festival's Arts and Craft Show features over 300 artisans displaying handmade work from paintings and sculptures, to photography and glasswork.  Mosey your way through the tents and displays and find a piece of the show to bring home with you!

Produced in cooperation with the Museum of Contemporary Art, this juried art show requires pre-registration to participate, but viewing is free and open to the public.  Artists and craftsmen in all media are eligible, and acceptance is based on a blind jury process. This show does not include a section for commercial or imported products. In all cases, the spirit of our guidelines intends that the work depend heavily on the “handmade" aspect of art and craft. We do not allow buy/sell and we reserve the right to remove work from the show that violates our policies and guidelines. All accepted artists are eligible for awards. SHOW HOURS:  Friday: 12noon-7pm | Saturday:  10am-7pm | Sunday:  10am-6pm   

International Sandsculpting Championship
September 25th - September 30th
4th - 10th Street - Oceanfront
How else can one describe this new and improved event any other way than with an experience? With a world-class venue, talent, and prize purse, Neptune's International Sandsculpting Championship has distinguished itself as a premier event unlike any other for miles. From the gallery feel and extended viewing hours, your sandsculpting fill can be quelled with a single visit.

It's been the signature event of the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival since its inception.  Now it becomes the signature event of an entire region as the International Sandsculpting Championship expands to ten days.  With an international field of sculptors representing countries from around the world, the expansion of the competition puts this as one of the most distinctive events of its kind in the world.
NEPTUNE'S KINGDOM:  LAND OF SAND -  A huge tent, almost as large as a football field, will house 22 sculptures created by 12 solo and 10 doubles teams! Sculptors will compete for the largest prize purse awarded in the country.  Admission: $5 per person. 12 and under is free while accompanied with adult. Also, receive a free discount lunch coupon with admission ticket. No Pets Allowed.

Beach Lodging:  In need of last minute lodging for the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival? Siebert Realty offers dozens of vacation rentals still available and many are discounted for the upcoming September weeks ahead at: http://bit.ly/SiebertSpecials   

We also have a Fall Weekend Promotion, perfect for the Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend. Rent 3 Nights - Get 4th Night FREE! **Click Here** and you can check rental availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  Or simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or (CHAT LIVE on our website).  See you at the beach! 

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

Includes excerpts from Sandbridge 
Civic League Newsletter (Sep, 2015)
"Little Free Library" has come to Sandbridge Beach! Eve and Jeff Butts have sponsored a Little Free Library at 340 Tuna Lane in Sandbridge Shores (1 mile south of the Fire Station). The library is one of eight registered in Virginia Beach and the first to come to Sandbridge. 

Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. Anyone can pick up a book or two, or bring a book to share.  It is a great way to share your favorite books with the community. The library is for all who live in or visit the Sandbridge community. The book inventory changes continually so there are always new ones to choose from. It caters to all reading levels, from adult to children. The library system functions on the honor system; everyone contributes to ensure there are always quality books inside.  


For those unfamiliar with the Little Free Library network, the organization was started by Todd Bol of Hudson Wisconsin in 2009 as a tribute to his mother, a former school teacher who loved reading. The idea behind the Little Free Library is to promote reading for children and literacy for adults. Amish carpenter Henry Miller of rural Caston Wisconsin became the primary craftsman of little free libraries as the movement spread. In 2012, Little Free Library became a nonprofit corporation. The concept grew exponentially, and by January 2015, the total number of registered Little Free Libraries in the world was conservatively estimated to be nearly 25,000 with thousands more under construction.  To learn more about the Little Free Library organization and to search for one near you, visit http://littlefreelibrary.org.

We hope you'll take advantage of our community library by stopping by the Little Free Library box at 340 Tuna Lane.  Take a book or give/return a book... and enjoy the read! 

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

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Sandbridge Pig Picking

36th Annual Sandbridge Pig Picking
September 12, 2015   1- 5 PM
Little Island Park - Sandbridge Beach

Come out and join the Sandbridge locals for a fun day at Little Island Park at the southend of Sandbridge Beach. The Pig Picking features all-you-can-eat food and drinks, as well as live bands and even local art and crafts on sale. Siebert Realty will also have a table set up under the tents. We have some fun FREE GIVEAWAYS, so be sure to stop by and say hi!

•  Catering by Beach Bully

•  Artisans & Crafters Galore!
•  Live Music
•  Bobby the Clown for the Kids

This is the big **End of Summer Party** for the Sandbridge community, in addition to a tribute to our volunteer rescue squad (all proceeds go to support the squad). 1 – 5 pm / For ticket information, contact Siebert Realty at 877-422-2200 or 757-426-6200.

To all locals, this is your opportunity to demonstrate your support of our Volunteer Rescue Squad by being a Sponsor of the Pig Picking - plus having a great time with friends and neighbors. The rescue volunteers stand ready to help you (and our vacationers) ALL YEAR LONG... so let’s help them on this ONE day!  The Rescue Squad does not conduct mail fund drives. The Pig Picking and Summer Bingo provide 95% of their funds.  

Tickets Now Available at Siebert Realty!
Sponsorships are $100 which include two $35 tickets, sponsor badges, and individual recognition in the program. Individual Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Siebert Realty at 601 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.  Hope to see you there! 

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

Monday, September 7, 2015

Neptune Fall Wine Festival

Neptune Fall Wine Festival
Sept. 12 - 13th, 2015

Venue: Neptune's Park - 31st Street & Atlantic Avenue

Join your friends by the oceanfront for an afternoon hosted by Virginia's leading vineyards. Sip and savor chardonnays, merlots, rieslings and more while you meet and greet the fascinating people who are forging Virginia's reputation for quality wines. Enjoy delicious food, live entertainment and the opportunity to purchase the wines you like and wine accessories from specialty vendors.

  • Athena Vineyards and Winery
  • Belle Mount Vineyard
  • Bright Meadow Farm
  • Byrd Cellars
  • Bold Rock Cider
  • Chatham Vineyards, LLC
  • Delfosse Vineyards and Winery 
  • Democracy Vineyard
  • Generals Ridge Vineyards
  • Lake Anna Winery
  • Mattaponi Winery
  • Mermaid Winery
  • Peaks of Otter
  • Savoy-Lee Winery 

A limited number of admission tickets will be sold for this event. Each ticket includes a commemorative wine-tasting glass and tastings throughout the day.  Enjoy delicious foods, live entertainment, and the opportunity to purchase your favorite wines!

TICKETS: Tickets are required for entry into this event. Tickets purchased before September 11th at 4:00pm (or until pre-sale allotment has been reached) are $30 for Saturday and $25 for Sunday. Tickets purchased on the day of the event, if available are $35 for Saturday and $30 for Sunday. Day of tickets, if available, are in limited quantities!  Please call the office for ticket orders of 10+ tickets for a $2/ticket discount.

TABLES: Umbrella tables are available for advance purchase, and include 8 tickets to the event.  Tables are $350 for Saturday and $300 for Sunday.

Saturday - September 12th
12:00-2:00pm - Jesse Chong Band
2:30-5:00pm - Cheap Thrills

Sunday - September 13th
12:00-2:00pm - Jonny Waters & Company
2:30-5:00pm - Ben Phelps Project

Need lodging during the festival?  Simply give our friendly agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or visit us online 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. Hope to see you at the beach! 

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