NORFOLK — Hope House Foundation will have its 5th Annual Chelsea West Fest on Oct. 6th from noon to 6 p.m. in the Chelsea Business District, 600 Claremont Ave. between Olney Road and Boissevain Ave. in West Ghent.
The free festival celebrates the energy of local offerings with a wide variety of handmade items from local crafters, talented local musicians, local beers, local pop-up food vendors and local products.
Nomarama will organize new pop-up food vendors that are part of their Munchie Markets. These pop-up vendors have been very successful and offer an array of fresh local delicacies, according to a news release from the city.
The entertainment schedule offers something for everyone including the region’s most popular performers.
Here’s the rundown:
- Noon – 1 p.m.- Narissa Bond and Company
- 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.- Delirious George
- 3 – 4 p.m.- The Storyweavers
- 4:30 – 6 p.m.- Lucky 757
StarFire Festival will provide video game tournaments and cosplay contests, and kids activities include face painting and balloon animals by Bobby the Clown.
Sponsors include Old Point National Bank, TFA Benefits and Smartmouth Brewing Co. The event’s media sponsors are WHRO and VEER.
Proceeds from Chelsea West Fest support the programs of Hope House Foundation.
Since 1964, Hope House Foundation has worked on the frontlines of the battle for independence, community inclusion and true citizenship for people with developmental disabilities.
The organization provides individualized supported-living services for adults exclusively in their own homes or apartments. Currently, the organization is serving more than 120 people in Norfolk, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, according to a news release.
Hope House is known as an innovator and leader in the field, and in 2008, it received the American Association for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities national award for full community inclusion. In 2012, it was named ANCOR Foundation’s Service Provider of the Year.
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