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Irvington Crab Festival is a great success

Volunteer Eric Nost shakes some extra seasoning on the steamed crabs. Photo by Justin Parks

More than 280 attendees enjoyed the 10th annual Irvington Crab Festival on a beautiful evening, Saturday, September 17, at the Irvington Commons.

The Crab Festival is the largest fundraising event for the Steamboat Era Museum in Irvington, noted executive director Steve Humphrey.

Six- and eight-foot tables were spaced in the big top on Irvington Commons to mitigate COVID-19 concerns, said Humphrey.

Attendees enjoyed high quality crabs, provided by Crabs Express in Gloucester. Good Luck Cellars sold both white and red wine. This year an IPA and a Vienna Lager were sold along with Michelob Ultra and Budweiser Light. The Tide’s Inn donated Carolina style barbecue which was delicious and served with coleslaw.

Music was provided by DJ Jay Daum and his son James of Time Passages Mobile DJ Services based in Williamsburg. 18 raffle prizes were donated to the event. Raffle tickets were sold at the festival and the first ticket drawn was able to pick any item on the table; the second ticket then got to pick until all the items were given away, said Humphrey.

He extended “a big thank you” to raffle prize donors Chesapeake Doughnut Company, The Local, Vine, Dredge, Head’s Up Hairworks, Carwash Cafe, Bay and River Decor, Burkes Fine Jewelers, The Dandelion, Northern Neck Popcorn Bag and the Steamboat Era Museum…

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