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EXPERIENCE THE REALM’S MUST-DO EVENTS

Fri

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Museum in the Streets

August 28, 2019 - January 27, 2020

The Town of Urbanna

Fri

13

Sewlovelee Retreats

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

Sewlovelee

Fri

13

RAL Art Center ‘Annual Holiday Shop’

December 9 @ 10:00 am - December 13 @ 4:00 pm

RAL Art Center

Fri

13

RAL Art Center Workshop – ‘Holiday Flower Arrangements’

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

RAL Art Center

Fri

13

Jackson Creek Christmas Cruise

December 13 @ 4:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Deltaville Community Center

Fri

13

C & D’s Kuntry Kitchen (Food Truck) at Good Luck Cellars

December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Good Luck Cellars

Fri

13

Zack Salsberry plays Willaby’s Friday Night Live

December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Willaby's

Sat

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Jingle Bell 5K & Kids Fun Run

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Piankatank River Golf Course

Sat

14

An Artisan Holiday – The Sequel

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Allure Art Center

Sat

14

Holiday Open House

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Crabby Couple

Sat

14

Steamboat Era Museum 6th Annual Holiday Marketplace

December 14 @ 10:00 am - December 15 @ 4:00 pm

irvington Steamboat Era Museum

Sat

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Anthony Farris at NN Burger

December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

NN Burger

Sat

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Journey to Bethlehem: A Drive-Through Celebration of Christmas

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

Sun

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Cecil Charles Live at NN Burger

December 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

NN Burger

Sun

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Author Talks: New Biographies of Mary Ball Washington

December 15 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Lancaster Community Library

Sun

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The Xmas Fir

December 15 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Lancaster Players Playhouse

Mon

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POSTPONED UNTIL 12/16 Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade

December 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Kilmarnock

Thu

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Thursday Social Northern Neck Shaggers

December 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

KC’s Crabs & Cues

Fri

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Hungry Hungry Arrow (Food Truck) at Good Luck Cellars

December 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Good Luck Cellars

Fri

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Urbanna’s Polar Express

December 20 @ 6:00 pm - December 21 @ 6:00 pm

Town of Urbanna, Virginia

Fri

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The Va. Shellphish Coalition plays Willaby’s Friday Night Live

December 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Willaby's

Fri

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Tacky Sweater Party with Christmas Karaoke

December 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The 606 featuring Walkabout Creek and The Quays

Sat

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Byrd’s Seafood Truck at Good Luck Cellars

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

Good Luck Cellars

Sat

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Christmas Pet Parade with Santa

December 21 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sona Bank

Sat

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Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts Concert: The Barefoot Movement

December 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Lancaster Middle School Theater

Sun

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Jonathan Flacka Live at NN Burger

December 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

NN Burger

Mon

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Holiday Classics at Good Luck Cellars

December 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Good Luck Cellars

Fri

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Mercy Creek at Something Different

December 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Something Different

Signature Events

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Mar
Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show
March 21 - 22, 2020
Now in its 41st 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
Returning Spring 2021!
Shuckapalooza returns in 2021! 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 unique, bucket-list worthy, authentic experiences-each at its own location.  For more info on how to "Shucka" like a pro, check out our blog post. More information at www.shuckapalooza.com.        
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May
Deltaville Seafood Festival
May 8 - May 9, 2020
Celebrate life by the river! Crab races, shucking demos, a boat show and more! 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: 2018 deltaville seafood festival Website: deltavilleseafoodfestival.com
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May
Urbanna Cup
May 15-16, 2020
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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May
Arts in the Middle
May 30 - May 31, 2020
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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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 6 - 7, 2020
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)
2019 is SOLD OUT! 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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