Urbanna Oyster Festival due this weekend

The 61st annual Urbanna Oyster Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, November 2-3. There’ll be food, bands, dancing, waterfront exhibits, crafts, boats, the queen crowning, oyster shucking contest and two parades.

How many times have you been to the Urbanna Oyster Festival

On Friday, the festival will be held from 10 a.m.-midnight. On Saturday, festival hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.The streets of Urbanna will be lined with food vendors. Oysters, prepared with flair, will be everywhere, offered raw or roasted on the half-shell, fried and warmed in stews. However, the Middlesex Lions Club will not be serving fritters this year.

Parking is $10 on Friday and $20 on Saturday. There are parking lots on both the west and east sides of town, and also some in-town lots for early-risers inside the town limits.

In Festival Village there will be children’s activities, carnival rides, pony rides, clowns, games, arts and crafts, entertainment, good food and a rock climbing wall. Community Row, featuring local artisan vendors, will again line Virginia Street towards the waterfront.

Educational activities and oyster-related displays will be set up at the Urbanna Town Marina, where the tall ship Lynx will be docked and open for tours….


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