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EXPERIENCE THE REALM’S MUST-DO EVENTS

Thu

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Museum in the Streets

August 28, 2019 - January 27, 2020

The Town of Urbanna

Thu

19

RAL Art Center Exhibit – ‘Generations of Art’

August 28 - September 28

RAL Art Center

Thu

19

Sewlovelee Retreats

September 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Sewlovelee

Thu

19

Music on the Half Shell Stage Presents: Danny Kensy and Cedar Creek

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kilmarnock Town Centre Park

Fri

20

RAL Art Center Paint Night – ‘Autumn’

September 20

RAL Art Center

Fri

20

Fillmore Duo at Something Different

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Something Different

Sat

21

RAL Art Center Workshop – ‘Oil Painting for Beginners’

September 21 - September 22

RAL Art Center

Sat

21

Guided Mediation in the Garden Workshop led by Sue Chewning

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Sat

21

Byrd’s Seafood Truck at Good Luck Cellars

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Good Luck Cellars

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Middlesex County Museum’s Autumn Jazz Fest

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Christ Church Parish

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Sangria Sunday’s

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Good Luck Cellars

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Researching Your Family History: Genealogy Lecture Series

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lancaster Community Library

Wed

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RAL Art Center Workshop – ‘Beginning Drawing’

September 25

RAL Art Center

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Zack Salsberry Trio at Something Different

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Something Different

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Wings, Wheels and Keels Festival

September 28 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hummel Airfield

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Kilmarnock Farmers Market

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kilmarnock Town Centre Park

Sat

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Holly Point Farmer’s Market

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Deltaville Maritime Museum

Sat

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Field to Vase Workshop featuring design instruction by Strawberry Fields Flowers & Finds

September 28 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Groovin’ in the Park Waterfront Concert

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Deltaville Maritime Museum

Signature Events

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Mar
Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show
(March 16 & 17, 2019)
Now in its 40th year! One of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events in the South for March, this show brings exhibitors featuring original paintings, carvings, sculptures, decoys and more. The Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show is an unique art festival showcasing wildfowl art. Original paintings, prints, carvings of life-size and miniature birds of all kinds, decoys for display or hunting, antique decoys, exquisite bronze sculptures, photography, taxidermy, and handcrafted jewelry are all available to purchase or enjoy viewing. All proceeds support the White Stone Volunteer Fire Department. Website: rrws.org
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Apr
Shuckapalooza
1 Day. 7 Unique Experiences. 7 Amazing Locations.
Rock this oyster party! The Shuckapalooza ticket is your backstage pass to the hottest new oyster scene. Check out private oyster farms, harvest methods, ecology with a real life waterman, samplings of oysters, plus wine and beer pairings. Take a one day tour of 7 unique, bucket-list worthy, authentic experiences-each at its own location. You’ll feel smarter when you leave this insanely intimate event with our awesome partner, Friends of the Rappahannock. For more info on how to "Shucka" like a pro, check out our blog post. More information at www.shuckapalooza.com.  Rain Date: April 26, 2019        
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May
Deltaville Seafood Festival
(May 11, 2019)
Celebrate life by the river! With an amazing collection of pop-up seafood restaurants, festival food and a diverse group of arts and crafts vendors from the Village to the Deltaville Maritime Museum live bands, red-white-and-brew tent, this event will kick-off your summer fun! You Tube Video:  2017 deltaville seafood festival  Website: deltavilleseafoodfestival.com  
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Jun
Arts in the Middle
(June 1-2, 2019)
Two days of cultural entertainment on the stately grounds of the 17th century Hewick Plantation. Artisans display their works of fine art for sale while visitors enjoy musicians and fresh local cuisine paired with craft brews, Virginia wines and champagne. Website: artsinthemiddle.com   YouTube Video:  Arts in the Middle
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May
Urbanna Cup
(May 18, 2019)
Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing, they're fun, they're fast and intoxicating to watch and each boat is named after a cocktail drink! Watch from the pier at the Urbanna Town Marina while choosing who you think will win! Festivities include good eats, beer and wine, and an awards ceremony.  Website: urbannacup.com YouTube Video: Urbanna Cup   
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Jul
Leukemia Cup Regatta
(July 12-14, 2019)
Raise funds for blood cancer research and come see beautiful sailboats glide through the waters of the Piankatank River. The after party is open to participants and non-boaters alike! Dinner, live music and dancing, auctions, and awards ceremonies are all part of this fun filled weekend! More information . . . .  Website: leukemiacup.org/va
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Jul
Raise the Roof Craft Beer Fest
(July 13, 2019)
“Raise the Roof” at Historic Christ Church & Museum's 6th-Annual Craft Beer Fest. Enjoy 12 Craft Beers, delicious BBQ (or vegetarian fare), homemade ice cream, & live music by Good Shot Judy and Bobby “Blackhat” Walters.  Ticket includes a souvenir glass & five craft beer tasting tickets, one serving of BBQ (or veggie fare) with fixings from Willaby’s, homemade ice cream & awesome music all at one of Virginia’s most historic sites.  Make a family weekend around this event. Photo credit: Bruce Nelson Photography  More information and how to purchase tickets . . . . Website: christchurch1735.org
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Aug
Irvington Crab Festival
(August 10, 2019)
At the 8th annual Irvington Crab Festival, join 750+ people and  pick your way through bushels of crabs.  Beer and wine are available for purchase and a silent auction adds to the festivities.  Buy your tickets in advance; no sales at the door. Website: steamboateramuseum.org  YouTube video: Irvington Crab Festival
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Nov
Urbanna Oyster Festival
(November 1-2, 2019)
The Official Oyster Festival of the Commonwealth! Over 60,000 attendees walk the streets of Urbanna for everything “oyster.” Parades, art, oyster shucking contest, children’s activities, antique car show, music, wine and beer tastings.  Try the "VIP Oyster Lovers Experience" exclusive festival tickets with over the top amenities!  Website: urbannaoysterfestival.com YouTube Video: Urbanna Oyster Festival 
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Nov
Taste By The Bay-Wine, Arts & Ale
(November 23, 2019)
Sample Virginia wines, Virginia craft brews, and tastings from local restaurants. Enjoy live music, tour maritime attractions, and just in time for the holiday shopping season - a variety of artisan vendors. All on the award winning grounds of the Tides Inn. Website: tastebythebay.com         YouTube Video: Taste by the Bay

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