The 62nd annual Urbanna Oyster Festival is set for Friday and Saturday, November 1-2.
The event promises good times, delicious food, two parades, music on three stages, historic boats, crowning of the Oyster Festival Queen and Little Miss Spat and the Virginia Oyster Shucking Contest, reported festival official Pam Simon.
The annual Fireman’s Parade will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, November 1, and the Oyster Festival Parade will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 2. The Fireman’s Parade will wind its way through town, while the Oyster Festival Parade will bypass the main part of Virginia Street. Both parades will assemble on the west side of town.
The Fireman’s Parade will feature 60 fire and rescue units, beauty queens and dignitaries. It is sponsored by the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) of Urbanna. The fireman’s dance follows the parade on the firehouse grounds from 8 p.m.-midnight with the band “Crazy X” performing rock/country.
The Oyster Festival Parade will have about 35 units. A special parade guest will be the U.S. Army Brass Band. About six or seven high school bands will be marching…