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Posted on: September 4, 2018

[ARCHIVED] 5th Annual Chelsea West Fest Features the Best of Everything Local

Music, crafts, pop-up food vendors, beer and fun for the family on Saturday, October 6

NORFOLK, Va. – (September 2018) – Hope House Foundation invites everyone to the 5th Annual Chelsea West Fest on Saturday, October 6th from noon to 6 p.m. in the Chelsea Business District, 600 Claremont Avenue between Olney Road and Boissevain Avenue in West Ghent, Norfolk.
The FREE Festival, organized by Hope House Foundation, celebrates the energy of local offerings with a wide variety of hand-made items from local crafters, talented local musicians, local beers, local pop-up food vendors and local products.
Nomarama, a champion of local businesses, 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.  
“Being able to partner with the Hope House Foundation during the Chelsea West Fest and the Fall Stockley Gardens Art Festival has us very stoked,” said Jarrell Williams. “Food and art go so well together, and if you ask me, they are one in the same. We can’t wait for the local art and foodie worlds to collide. It’s going to be amazing!”
The entertainment schedule offers something for everyone including the region’s most popular performers.

Noon – 1 pm- Narissa Bond and Company
1:30 – 2:30 pm- Delirious George
3 – 4 pm- The Storyweavers
4:30 – 6 pm- 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, serving over 120 people in Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach. 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. For more information, visit
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