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Urbanna Oyster Festival

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on November 6, 2021 at 9:00 am

The Official Oyster Festival of Virginia!  

It’s 64th CELEBRATION! 

Come by BOAT or come by LAND because we have got everything oyster and more! The charming Town of Urbanna closes it’s streets for this big celebration of oysters and the heritage that surrounds it for two full days with over 60,000 visitors.

Over 50 food vendors with of course, OYSTERS!! Raw, Steamed, Roasted, Rockefeller, Fried, Stewed, Frittered, but also lots of festival food fare like chocolate dipped cheesecake on a stick, fried Oreos, crab bisque, crab cakes, funnel cakes, grilled and smoked meats, BBQ and clams.

Arts and Crafts along Community Row takes you down to the waterfront marina to see historical boats and exhibits on the conservation of the bay, watermen heritage and the oyster industry.

7:00 pm on Friday is the siren-filled Fireman Parade and following is the Fireman’s Dance behind the fire hall.

2:00 pm on Saturday is the Oyster Festival Parade, home-town Norman Rockwell style fun with the shiners, marching bands, cool cars, beauty queens and floats.

Check out the historic 1766 Old Tobacco Warehouse/Scottish Factor Store at the Urbanna Museum and Visitor Center, learn all about the history of oysters and boats and the story of the Mitchell Map.

In the village find the Antique Auto Show, Children’s Activities, arts and crafts and multiple  live Music concerts!

Don’t miss the Oyster Shucking Contest on Saturday behind the Firehouse at 11:00 am. Somebody (it could be you) has to eat those shucked oysters – be in the audience!

Local Virginia Wine Tastings and Craft Brew Garden,  available for 21 years old+ for $10 available on Friday and Saturday.

Boutique oyster samples from local Rappahannock Oyster Company, Urbanna Seafood and Tidewater Oyster Farms along with multiple non-profit organizations so you can enjoy VIRGINIA OYSTERS!

The Festival is two days and is free admittance.  Parking is $10 on Friday and $20 on Saturday

Friday, November 5th         10:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday, November 6th      9:00am – 5:00pm

Experience the URBANNA OYSTER FESTIVAL like never before……as a VIP!

Ticket is good for either Friday, November 5, or Saturday, November 6, 2021

Every exclusive VIP ticket holder will receive the following amenities: 

$100 per person – Limited tickets available!

  • Access to three hospitality tents throughout Urbanna during the festival – Town Marina Tent, the Wine Tent and the Craft Beer Tents
  • Exclusive VIP tables and seating
  • Support from a festival concierge to help you navigate the event
  • Private restroom facilities
  • Bottled waters
  • Six wine tastings
  • Six beer tastings
  • Six oyster tastings
  • Two oyster tastings
  • Discounts at local businesses November 2020-April 2021
  • VIP seating at Saturday’s Shucking Contest at 11:00 am
  • Artist-signed 64th Urbanna Oyster Festival commemorative poster

Ticket purchase date to be announced.

Rain or shine. Limited tickets available. 21 and up. ID required.

Urbanna Oyster Festival Website:  http://www.urbannaoysterfestival.com/

Organizer

Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation

804-758-0368
oysterfestival@va.metrocast.net

Urbanna Oyster Festival

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 6, 2021 at 9:00 am


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The Official Oyster Festival of Virginia!  

It’s 64th CELEBRATION! 

Come by BOAT or come by LAND because we have got everything oyster and more! The charming Town of Urbanna closes it’s streets for this big celebration of oysters and the heritage that surrounds it for two full days with over 60,000 visitors.

Over 50 food vendors with of course, OYSTERS!! Raw, Steamed, Roasted, Rockefeller, Fried, Stewed, Frittered, but also lots of festival food fare like chocolate dipped cheesecake on a stick, fried Oreos, crab bisque, crab cakes, funnel cakes, grilled and smoked meats, BBQ and clams.

Arts and Crafts along Community Row takes you down to the waterfront marina to see historical boats and exhibits on the conservation of the bay, watermen heritage and the oyster industry.

7:00 pm on Friday is the siren-filled Fireman Parade and following is the Fireman’s Dance behind the fire hall.

2:00 pm on Saturday is the Oyster Festival Parade, home-town Norman Rockwell style fun with the shiners, marching bands, cool cars, beauty queens and floats.

Check out the historic 1766 Old Tobacco Warehouse/Scottish Factor Store at the Urbanna Museum and Visitor Center, learn all about the history of oysters and boats and the story of the Mitchell Map.

In the village find the Antique Auto Show, Children’s Activities, arts and crafts and multiple  live Music concerts!

Don’t miss the Oyster Shucking Contest on Saturday behind the Firehouse at 11:00 am. Somebody (it could be you) has to eat those shucked oysters – be in the audience!

Local Virginia Wine Tastings and Craft Brew Garden,  available for 21 years old+ for $10 available on Friday and Saturday.

Boutique oyster samples from local Rappahannock Oyster Company, Urbanna Seafood and Tidewater Oyster Farms along with multiple non-profit organizations so you can enjoy VIRGINIA OYSTERS!

The Festival is two days and is free admittance.  Parking is $10 on Friday and $20 on Saturday

Friday, November 5th         10:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday, November 6th      9:00am – 5:00pm

Experience the URBANNA OYSTER FESTIVAL like never before……as a VIP!

Ticket is good for either Friday, November 5, or Saturday, November 6, 2021

Every exclusive VIP ticket holder will receive the following amenities: 

$100 per person – Limited tickets available!

  • Access to three hospitality tents throughout Urbanna during the festival – Town Marina Tent, the Wine Tent and the Craft Beer Tents
  • Exclusive VIP tables and seating
  • Support from a festival concierge to help you navigate the event
  • Private restroom facilities
  • Bottled waters
  • Six wine tastings
  • Six beer tastings
  • Six oyster tastings
  • Two oyster tastings
  • Discounts at local businesses November 2020-April 2021
  • VIP seating at Saturday’s Shucking Contest at 11:00 am
  • Artist-signed 64th Urbanna Oyster Festival commemorative poster

Ticket purchase date to be announced.

Rain or shine. Limited tickets available. 21 and up. ID required.

Urbanna Oyster Festival Website:  http://www.urbannaoysterfestival.com/

Organizer

Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation

804-758-0368
oysterfestival@va.metrocast.net