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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

Tue

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Sewlovelee Retreats

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

Sewlovelee

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Adult Workshop: Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

RAL Art Center

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Thursday Social Northern Neck Shaggers

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

KC’s Crabs & Cues

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Faron Hamblin Live!

January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The 606 featuring Walkabout Creek and The Quays

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Byrd’s Seafood Truck at Good Luck Cellars

January 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Good Luck Cellars

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Wine Down Friday at Good Luck Cellars

January 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Good Luck Cellars

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Specials Wine Tasting

January 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Specials Wine Seller

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Stuck on a Name plays Willaby’s Friday Night Live

January 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Willaby's

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Kekoka Polar Bear Plunge

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

YMCA / APYC Camp Kekoka

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Shane Cooley & the Midnight Girls – Willaby’s plays Willaby’s Friday Night Live

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

Willaby's

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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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, 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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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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Oct
Raise the Roof Craft Beer Fest
Oct 17, 2020
“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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Oct
Holly Point Art and Seafood Festival
October 17, 2020
This lovely Maritime Park, is just minutes away from the Chesapeake Bay. It provides a beautiful natural background to leisurely wander through 60+ vendors selling unique art creations and a car show.  There will be a variety of seafood, festival food and beverages with live music throughout the festival day. Live music will play in the open pavilion. Peruse the museum's maritime exhibits, walk the nature trails donned with beautiful sculptures, tour antique boats displayed on the water, take a creek cruise, and enjoy the children's garden complete with a model trains. For more information click: Deltaville Maritime Museum.
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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 21, 2020
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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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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