Hurricane Matthew is no longer a major threat to the Hampton Roads area, but it was earlier in the week, and that’s when local event organizers had to make the difficult decision whether or not to continue with their plans. Several of them chose to cancel or postpone events because of the forecast at the time, which threatened to bring high winds and flooding to the WAVY TV viewing area this upcoming weekend.
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Wards Corner 10k Race –– Due to the likelihood of flooding along the race route Saturday, October 8, the event organizers have decided to reschedule the race to Saturday, December 3, 2016.
CPRV 18th Annual Front Porch Art Walk – The Colonial Place/Riverview art walk has been rescheduled for November 6 from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Crafted Indie Arts and Craft Market – The 3rd annual event originally scheduled for Saturday at O’Connor Brewing Company has been rescheduled to October 22.
Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore – Volunteer shifts from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on October 8, have been cancelled.
Jordan Bridge Walk – Postponed until November 20, 2016 because of Matthew.
— Jordan Bridge (@JordanBridgeVA) October 4, 2016
Sandsculpting Championships – The Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend concluded Sunday, but the Sandsculpting Championship gallery was supposed to remain open through next Sunday, Oct. 9. It shut down suddenly Tuesday due to anticipated high winds from Hurricane Matthew.
American Diabetes Walk – The walk originally scheduled for this Saturday at the 24th Street Park at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront has been moved to Saturday, November 12 at the same location. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk is at 11 a.m.
Hero Games Events – The 5K and 1 mile run, the Cornhole event and tug-of-war scheduled for Saturday have all been cancelled because of the weather.
Five-Alarm Festival and Chili Cook-Off – Cancelled due to the approach of Hurricane Matthew and expected strong winds, according to VisitHamptonVa’s Instagram account.
Suffolk Peanut Fest – Closed Saturday and Sunday.
- Suffolk Mud Jam and the Suffolk Swamp Roar Motorcycle Rally – Postponed to a later date, which is still to be determined.
Virginia Festival of Flight – The event scheduled for October 8 at the Suffolk Executive Airport has been cancelled due to weather. No future date has been set.
The Christ United Methodist Church’s 52nd annual Fall Festival — Brunswick Stew & BBQ has been postponed from October 8 to October 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island – Closed Friday and all day Saturday.
Several high school athletics games were moved to a different day or canceled because of the weather. Click here for an updated list of the changes.