Fall is an ideal time to visit Bay Creek, Cape Charles and the entire Eastern Shore/Tidewater region of Virginia.

Not counting our own Pork & Pearls celebration on Saturday, October 8 (see related story, above), there’s a multitude of events and activities to delight and energize visitors of every age.

For starters, there’s the 24th annual Eastern Shore Birding & Wildlife Festival (www.esvabirdingfestival.com), the same weekend as Pork & Pearls. This is one of nature’s most stirring spectacles, with millions of migratory songbirds winging their way south down the DelMarva Peninsula migratory flyway.

The Birding Festival headquarters are right next door to Bay Creek in Cape Charles, with daily excursions to the best viewing spots on the Delmarva Peninsula and topped off with a Saturday night oyster roast in downtown Cape Charles. You can also call on Dave Burden of Southeast Expeditions (www.southeastexpeditions.com), who runs kayaking tours into some of the area’s best birding locations.

November on the Eastern Shore is Wine and Brine Month (www.virginiawineandbrine.com), featuring signature oyster dishes paired with Eastern Shore wine at restaurants throughout the region. To celebrate the occasion, the Cape Charles B&B is hosting Oyster & Wine Lovers Weekends throughout the month. Make your reservations on-line at www.stay@capecharleshouse.com or call (757) 331-4920.

For culture lovers, the Virginia Opera Company (www.vaopera.org) and the Virginia Symphony (www.VirginiaSymphony.org) will stage several performances and concerts in the Tidewater area this fall.

You can plot your fall Eastern Shore itinerary, call on our own Eastern Shore experts on our sales team at (757) 331-8742.