Sunday, September 24, 2023

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the ARRRtober festival

NEWPORT NEWS — The Mariner’s Museum and Park will host its first ARRRtober Festival this Sunday at Harvey Field.

The family-friendly event includes pirate storytelling, hay rides, pumpkin painting, a pirate costume contest and other activities, according the museum’s news release.

In addition, there will be craft beer, cider and wine from businesses like Oozlefinch Brewery, Sly Clyde Ciderworks and the James River Winery available for purchase and several food trucks like Stuft and Smoke BBQ, according to the news release.

People who buy tasting tickets in advance get a souvenir glass and free admission into the festival, according to the event’s Facebook page.

The 2018 ARRRtober Festival: Trails, Ales and Pirate Tales will be at the Mariner’s Museum and Park, 100 Museum Drive,  1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $2 and children 3 years old and younger are free.

For information, visit the ARRRtober Festival website.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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