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EXPERIENCE THE REALM’S MUST-DO EVENTS

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Museum in the Streets

August 28, 2019 - January 27, 2020

The Town of Urbanna

Wed

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Sewlovelee Retreats

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

Sewlovelee

Wed

23

RAL Art Center Exhibit – ‘Photography Show’

October 1 - October 26

RAL Art Center

Wed

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Shoptober

October 1 - October 31

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Dragon Run ~ Fall Paddle Kayak Tour

October 17 @ 9:00 am - November 3 @ 2:00 pm

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RAL Art Center Class – ‘Watercolor Painting the Human Face, Feature by Feature’

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

RAL Art Center

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RAL Art Center Class – ‘Watercolor 201: for Beginners’

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

RAL Art Center

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Trick or Art

October 25 @ 10:00 am - October 26 @ 9:00 pm

Allure Art Center

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Weekend Piano Bar

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - October 26 @ 9:30 pm

Hope & Glory Inn

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Mercy Creek at Willaby’s

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Willaby's

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Sail on a Historic Skipjack at Tides Inn

October 26

Tides Inn

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Kilmarnock Farmers Market

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kilmarnock Town Centre Park

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Kandy for Kids

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Kilmarnock's Steptoe's District

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Urbanna’s Crawl-O-Ween – CANCELLED

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Halloween Costume Party at Deltaville Tap & Raw Bar

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Deltaville Tap & Raw Bar

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Monday Market Talks

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dug In Farms

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Monday Market Talks

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dug In Farms

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Fall Wine Dinners at Chesapeake Restaurant

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tides Inn

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Virginia’s Oyster Academy

October 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tides Inn

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Virginia’s Oyster Academy

October 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tides Inn

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Virginia’s Oyster Academy

October 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tides Inn

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Scary Halloween at the Park

October 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Deltaville Maritime Museum

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Mercy Creek at Something Different

October 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Something Different

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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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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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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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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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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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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