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1aug - 30apraug 110:00 amapr 30MOM Scavenger Huntat 3 Middlesex Museums(august 1) 10:00 am - (april 30) 4:00 am
Event Organized By: Museums of Middlesex
1oct - 31All DayShoptober by the Bay(All Day) est Kilmarnock
Event Organized By: Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce
13oct12:00 pm- 4:00 pmDown & Dirty Run-A-Muck Mud Bogat Virginia Motor Speedway12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 4426 Tidewater Trail, Jamaica, VA 23079

october, 2018

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1aug - 30apr10:00 amapr 30- 4:00 amMOM Scavenger Huntat 3 Middlesex Museums(august 1) 10:00 am - (april 30) 4:00 am
Event Organized By: Museums of Middlesex
1oct - 31All DayShoptober by the Bay(All Day) est Kilmarnock
Event Organized By: Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce
3oct - 6oct 39:00 amoct 6Virginia's Oyster Academyat the Tides Inn9:00 am - 1:00 pm (6) est 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA
Event Organized By: Tides Inn
4oct5:30 pm- 7:30 pmCrafting with Kayla at Good Luck Cellars5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 1025 Goodluck Rd, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Event Organized By: Good Luck Cellars
5oct9:00 am- 1:00 pmVirginia's Oyster Academyat the Tides Inn9:00 am - 1:00 pm est 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA
Event Organized By: Tides Inn
5oct7:00 pmKen Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot; or Holmes for the Holidays7:00 pm est 361 Chesapeake Dr, White Stone, VA
Event Organized By: Lancaster Players
6oct9:00 am- 1:00 pmIrvington Farmer's MarketFirst Saturdays-May to November9:00 am - 1:00 pm est 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA 22480
Event Organized By: Irvington Village Improvement Association
6oct9:00 am- 1:00 pmVirginia's Oyster Academyat the Tides Inn9:00 am - 1:00 pm est 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA
Event Organized By: Tides Inn
6oct7:00 pmKen Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot; or Holmes for the Holidays7:00 pm est 361 Chesapeake Dr, White Stone, VA
Event Organized By: Lancaster Players
7oct2:00 pm"Equalled by Few: Excelled by None" Virginia Women in History Speaker SeriesMary Draper Ingles: Her Long Walk Home and Her Even Longer Impact2:00 pm est 420 Christ Church Rd, Weems, VA 22576
Event Organized By: Historic Christ Church
10oct - 13oct 109:00 amoct 13Virginia's Oyster Academyat the Tides Inn9:00 am - 1:00 pm (13) est 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA
Event Organized By: Tides Inn
12oct9:00 am- 1:00 pmVirginia's Oyster Academyat the Tides Inn9:00 am - 1:00 pm est 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA
Event Organized By: Tides Inn
13oct9:00 am- 1:00 pmVirginia's Oyster Academyat the Tides Inn9:00 am - 1:00 pm est 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA
Event Organized By: Tides Inn
13oct12:00 pm- 4:00 pmDown & Dirty Run-A-Muck Mud Bogat Virginia Motor Speedway12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 4426 Tidewater Trail, Jamaica, VA 23079
13oct4:00 pm- 7:00 pmUrbanna's Wine and Oyster Strollat the Town Green 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm 231 Virginia Street, Urbanna, VA 23175
Event Organized By: Urbanna Business Association
13oct5:00 pm- 10:00 pmChesapeake Academy Oyster Roast5:00 pm - 10:00 pm est 107 irvington Rd., Irvington, VA
Event Organized By: Chesapeake Academy
17oct - 20oct 179:00 amoct 20Virginia's Oyster Academyat the Tides Inn9:00 am - 1:00 pm (20) est 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA
Event Organized By: Tides Inn
18oct5:00 pm- 8:30 pm7th Street Band at Town Centre Park5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Organized By: Town of Kilmarnock and Chesapeake Bank
19oct9:00 am- 1:00 pmVirginia's Oyster Academyat the Tides Inn9:00 am - 1:00 pm est 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA
Event Organized By: Tides Inn
20oct9:00 am- 1:00 pmVirginia's Oyster Academyat the Tides Inn9:00 am - 1:00 pm est 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA
Event Organized By: Tides Inn
20oct10:00 am- 4:00 pmHolly Point Art and Seafood Festivalat the Deltaville Maritime Museum10:00 am - 4:00 pm 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville, VA
Event Organized By: Deltaville Maritime Museum
20oct11:00 am- 4:00 amNorthern Neck Wine & Oyster Fair at Good Luck Cellarsfeatures the Great Wicomico Oyster Company11:00 am - 4:00 am 1025 Goodluck Rd, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Event Organized By: Good Luck Cellars
20oct2:30 pm- 5:00 pmOyster Roast at Morattico Waterfront Museum2:30 pm - 5:00 pm est 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico, VA 22523
Event Organized By: Connie Conley
20oct4:30 pm- 10:00 pmBay Seafood Festival4:30 pm - 10:00 pm 1083 Boys Camp Rd, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Event Organized By: KIWS Rotary
24oct - 27oct 249:00 amoct 27Virginia's Oyster Academyat the Tides Inn9:00 am - 1:00 pm (27) est 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA
Event Organized By: Tides Inn
26oct9:00 am- 1:00 pmVirginia's Oyster Academyat the Tides Inn9:00 am - 1:00 pm est 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA
Event Organized By: Tides Inn
27oct9:00 am- 1:00 pmKilmarnock Farmers Marketat Town Centre Park9:00 am - 1:00 pm est 150 N. Main St., Kilmarnock, VA
Event Organized By: Town of Kilmarnock Virginia
27oct9:00 am- 1:00 pmVirginia's Oyster Academyat the Tides Inn9:00 am - 1:00 pm est 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA
Event Organized By: Tides Inn
27oct9:00 am- 3:00 pmOktoberfest Festival9:00 am - 3:00 pm est 578 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone, VA 22578
Event Organized By: White Stone Business Association
27oct10:00 am- 5:00 pmBuck Wild Vintage Market2018 Autumn Market10:00 am - 5:00 pm est 170 White Fences Dr, Irvington, VA 22480
27oct4:00 pm- 6:00 pmKandy for Kids4:00 pm - 6:00 pm est 1 N. Main Street, Kilmarnock VA22482
Event Organized By: Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce
27oct7:30 pm- 10:30 pmUrbanna's Crawl-o-weenA little Halloween fun for adults7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Virginia Street | Urbanna, VA 23175
Event Organized By: Urbanna Business Association
31oct - 3novoct 319:00 amnov 3Virginia's Oyster Academyat the Tides Inn9:00 am - (november 3) 1:00 pm est 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA
Event Organized By: Tides Inn
31oct6:00 pm- 7:00 pmHalloween Costume Contest6:00 pm - 7:00 pm est 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA 22480
Event Organized By: Irvington Village Improvement Association
31oct6:00 pm- 8:00 pmScary Halloween at the Parkat Deltaville Maritime Museum6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville, VA
Event Organized By: Deltaville Maritime Museum

Signature Events

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Mar
Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show
(March 17 & 18, 2018)
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. All proceeds support the White Stone Volunteer Fire Department. Website: rrws.org
12
May
Deltaville Seafood Festival
(May 12, 2018)
Celebrate life on 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, paddleboard and kayak racing, this event is not to be missed. You Tube Video:  2017 deltaville seafood festival  Website: deltavilleseafoodfestival.com  
2
Jun
Arts in the Middle
(June 2-3 2018)
Two days of cultural entertainment on the grounds of the stately 17th century Hewick Plantation. Artisans display their works of 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
19
May
Urbanna Cup
(May 19, 2018)
Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing, 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   
14
Jul
Leukemia Cup Regatta
(July 14, 2018)
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 nonboaters alike! Dinner, live music and dancing, auctions, and awards ceremonies are all part of this fun filled weekend! More information . . . .  Website: leukemiacup.org/va
14
Jul
Raise the Roof Craft Beer Fest
(July 14, 2018)
“Raise the Roof” at Historic Christ Church & Museum's 5th-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
18
Aug
Irvington Crab Festival
(August 18, 2018)
At the seventh 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
20
Oct
Bay Seafood Festival
(October 20, 2018)
The annual, all-you-can-eat, event where you "party with a purpose". Proceeds go to area charities. Fresh seafood, adult beverages and a rockin' band make for a great night under the stars. Located at Camp Kekoka on Indian Creek. Website: kiwsrotary.com YouTube video: Bay Seafood Festival TICKETS ON SALE THROUGH WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH!
2
Nov
Urbanna Oyster Festival
(November 2 - 3 2018)
The Official Oyster Festival of the Commonwealth! Over 50,000 attendees walk the streets of Urbanna for everything “oyster”. Parades, arts, oyster shucking contest, children’s activities, antique car show, music and 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 
17
Nov
Taste By The Bay
(November 17, 2018)
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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