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EXPERIENCE THE REALM’S MUST-DO EVENTS

Thu

09

Cancelled Until May- Adult Workshop: Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor

April 9 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

RAL Art Center

Thu

09

Postponed- Thursday Social Northern Neck Shaggers

April 9 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

KC’s Crabs & Cues

Thu

09

Mercy Creek at Kilmarnock Brewhuas

April 9 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Kilmarnock Brewhaus

Fri

10

Cancelled until April-Hatha Yoga

April 10 at 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Middlesex County Women’s Club

Fri

10

Byrd’s Seafood Truck at Good Luck Cellars

April 10 at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Good Luck Cellars

Fri

10

Cancelled Until May- Wine Down Friday at Good Luck Cellars

April 10 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Good Luck Cellars

Fri

10

Specials Wine Tasting

April 10 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Specials Wine Seller

Sat

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CANCELLED- Oyster Crawl 5K presented by Chesapeake Bank

April 11 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Dog and Oyster Vineyard

Sat

11

CANCELLED- 13th Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Hayrides!

April 11 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Deltaville Maritime Museum

Mon

13

RAL Art Center: Hand-Built Pottery

April 13 at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

RAL Art Center

Tue

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Cancelled until April -Hatha Yoga

April 14 at 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Middlesex County Women’s Club

Wed

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Cancelled until April – Chair Yoga

April 15 at 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Middlesex County Women’s Club

Wed

15

Line Dancing

April 15 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Middlesex County Women’s Club

Thu

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All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Cars (Featuring Tony Stewart)

April 16 at 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Virginia Motor Speedway

Thu

16

Virginia Roots Music: The Richmond Recordings of 1929 and 1936

April 16 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Historic Christ Church

Sat

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Good Luck Cellars: Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail Spring Oyster Crawl

April 18 - April 19

Good Luck Cellars

Sat

18

CANCELLED- Northern Neck Anglers Club Fishing Seminar

April 18

Lancaster Community Library

Sat

18

Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail – Spring Oyster Crawl

April 18 - April 19

All Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail Locations

Sat

18

Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts Concert: Face 2 Face

April 18 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Lancaster Middle School Theater

Wed

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CANCELLED- House and Garden Tour – Historic Garden Week in Virginia: Lancaster County

April 22 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fri

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CANCELLED – House and Garden Tour – Historic Garden Week in Virginia: Middle Peninsula

April 24 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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26

Kirkin’ O the Tartan

April 26 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Historic Christ Church

Wed

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Sewlovelee Retreats

April 29 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sewlovelee

Wed

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Plein Air Unleashed

April 29 at 9:00 am - May 2 at 5:00 pm

Allure Art Center

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, oyster shucking demos, a boat show, baseball and more! With an amazing collection of pop-up seafood restaurants, festival food and a diverse group of arts and crafts vendors, 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 30, 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 8, 2020
At the 9th 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.  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. 60+ vendors selling unique art creations, a variety of seafood, live music and a car show. 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. 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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Apr
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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