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Guinea Jubilee

Sep 29, 2017

The Guinea Jubilee is a two day event that annually attracts thousands of people to celebrate and honor the way of life in the Guinea Neck. The Jubilee features cultural activities, arts and crafts exhibits, a parade, delicious seafood, and a fireworks show to end the event. Our festival is always held the last Friday and Saturday in September.

Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 – 3:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 – 9:00am-9:15pm

** No pets allowed on festival grounds.  Service animals are always welcome. ***

2017 Schedule of Events

Friday 3:00 – 10:00 pm

 3:00 pm Arts & Crafts and Food Booths open Festival Grounds
 7:00 pm Entertainment:  The Mullins Sisters! Main Stage
10:00 pm Bubba takes Darlin’ home!

Saturday 7:30 am – 9:15 pm

 7:30 am Crab Walk/Run and Shad Run Registration Buck’s Store
 7:45 am Pedal the Loop Bike Ride Marvin Crane’s Office Building
 9:00 am Arts & Crafts and Food Booths open Festival Grounds
Children’s games
10:00 am Car Show Abingdon Fire Department
Parade Line Up Starts Union Baptist Church
12:00 pm Abingdon Volunteer Fire & Rescue Firemen’s Parade Guinea Road
Route: Union Baptist Church to Abingdon Ruritan Club Grounds
TBA Flag Retirement Ceremony In front of the Main Stage
2:00 pm Anchor Throwing and Crab Pot Pulling Platform to the left of the Main Stage
TBA Parade Trophy Presentation Abingdon Fire Department Booth
4:00 pm Karaoke (please sign up at stage) Main Stage
6:00 pm Entertainment:  Crazy X Band! Main Stage
9:00 pm FIREWORKS!!
9:15 pm Bubba takes Darlin’ home!

Crabpot Pulling and Anchor Throwing Contests

These competitions, designed to celebrate the heritage of the area watermen past and present, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 pm on the platform to the left of the stage. They are contests of skill and strength that give local watermen bragging rights in their community. Some records quickly fall but others last for years bringing respect to the record holder and the tradition for which the contests represent.

Crab Pot Pulling

The crab pot pulling contest is a timed event where contestants compete to see who can pull, empty, and re-bait two crab pots in the least time. Contestants pull the crab pots up onto a raised platform, empty the rubber crabs into a basket, and restock the pot with simulated bait. Trophies are awarded for the first, second, and third fastest times.

Anchor Throwing 

In the Anchor Throwing contest, participants compete to see who can throw the anchor the farthest. Trophies are awarded for the first, second, and third longest distance.

Guinea Jubilee

Sep 29, 2017

The Guinea Jubilee is a two day event that annually attracts thousands of people to celebrate and honor the way of life in the Guinea Neck. The Jubilee features cultural activities, arts and crafts exhibits, a parade, delicious seafood, and a fireworks show to end the event. Our festival is always held the last Friday and Saturday in September.

Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 – 3:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 – 9:00am-9:15pm

** No pets allowed on festival grounds.  Service animals are always welcome. ***

2017 Schedule of Events

Friday 3:00 – 10:00 pm

 3:00 pm Arts & Crafts and Food Booths open Festival Grounds
 7:00 pm Entertainment:  The Mullins Sisters! Main Stage
10:00 pm Bubba takes Darlin’ home!

Saturday 7:30 am – 9:15 pm

 7:30 am Crab Walk/Run and Shad Run Registration Buck’s Store
 7:45 am Pedal the Loop Bike Ride Marvin Crane’s Office Building
 9:00 am Arts & Crafts and Food Booths open Festival Grounds
Children’s games
10:00 am Car Show Abingdon Fire Department
Parade Line Up Starts Union Baptist Church
12:00 pm Abingdon Volunteer Fire & Rescue Firemen’s Parade Guinea Road
Route: Union Baptist Church to Abingdon Ruritan Club Grounds
TBA Flag Retirement Ceremony In front of the Main Stage
2:00 pm Anchor Throwing and Crab Pot Pulling Platform to the left of the Main Stage
TBA Parade Trophy Presentation Abingdon Fire Department Booth
4:00 pm Karaoke (please sign up at stage) Main Stage
6:00 pm Entertainment:  Crazy X Band! Main Stage
9:00 pm FIREWORKS!!
9:15 pm Bubba takes Darlin’ home!

Crabpot Pulling and Anchor Throwing Contests

These competitions, designed to celebrate the heritage of the area watermen past and present, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 pm on the platform to the left of the stage. They are contests of skill and strength that give local watermen bragging rights in their community. Some records quickly fall but others last for years bringing respect to the record holder and the tradition for which the contests represent.

Crab Pot Pulling

The crab pot pulling contest is a timed event where contestants compete to see who can pull, empty, and re-bait two crab pots in the least time. Contestants pull the crab pots up onto a raised platform, empty the rubber crabs into a basket, and restock the pot with simulated bait. Trophies are awarded for the first, second, and third fastest times.

Anchor Throwing 

In the Anchor Throwing contest, participants compete to see who can throw the anchor the farthest. Trophies are awarded for the first, second, and third longest distance.

Location

Abingdon Ruritan Club festival grounds

8784 Guinea Road, Bena VA

Organizer

Guinea Jubilee & Guinea Heritage Association