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Urbanna Oyster Festival (November 7 - 8, 2014)

Welcome to the 57th Annual Urbanna Oyster Festival
imageWhen leaves change color and the air is crisp, it’s time for the Urbanna Oyster Festival—Virginia’s official Oyster Festival! This year’s 57th edition of the area’s premier fall festival takes center stage Friday and Saturday, November 7-8.
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Firemen’s Parade is Friday evening; festival parade is Saturday afternoon
imageThe Fireman’s Parade, sponsored by the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) of Urbanna, is at 7 p.m. Friday. The Oyster Festival Parade, sponsored by Whitten Brothers Family of Auto Dealerships of Richmond, begins at 2 p.m. Saturday.
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Oyster shucking contests open to pros and amateurs
imageThe Virginia Oyster Shucking Contest, sponsored by Revere Gas and Rappahannock River Oysters, will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 8, behind the firehouse.
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2014 Urbanna Oyster Festival Poster
imageThis year’s official Urbanna Oyster Festival Poster by Karen McMinn of Chesapeake Bay Oyster Company can be purchased for $15 at the Oyster Festival Information RV on the corner of Virginia Street and Rappahannock Avenue, or by calling the festival office at 804-758-0368.
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Street closings, parking, and shuttles
On Friday, the Oyster Festival begins at 10 a.m. and closes at midnight. On Saturday, the festival runs from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
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Check out these photos from last year!


Spat contestant Taylor Newman
imageLittle Miss Spat contestant Taylor Madison Newman is a first-grader at Middlesex Elementary School. She is the daughter of Jayson and Brandy Newman of Hartfield. Taylor is the youngest of five siblings.
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Festival Queen contestant stresses need for heart disease awareness
imageOyster Festival Queen contestant Angel Abbott and her Little Miss Spat contestant Katelin Reiner worked together this summer to bring heart disease awareness to the adults and children of their community.
posted 10.29.2014
Festival Queen contestant raises funds for Suicide Survivors Support Group
imageUrbanna Oyster Festival Queen contestant Katarina Kruse and her Little Miss Spat contestant Ava Grace Harris hosted the first Unity in Urbanna on July 19 to raise money for a suicide support and prevention group in Middlesex County.
posted 10.24.2014
Festival Queen contestant raises funds for MHS music program
imageAs their community service project this summer, Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen contestant Emily Sheppard and her Little Miss Spat contestant Kayleigh Pullman raised money for the Middlesex High School music program. The money will be used for copious instruments, instrument repairs, music, and for other miscellaneous items for the band.
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Urbanna Festival Queen contestant assists the Colts cheerleading program
imageFor her community service project, Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen contestant Amberly Blakley served as assistant coach of the Middlesex Colts youth football cheerleading program.
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Festival Queen contestant assists Deltaville Ballpark
imageUrbanna Oyster Festival Queen contestant Makenzie Fletcher and her Little Miss Spat contestant Lorelei Cooke hosted a carnival and baseball game on July 5 to benefit the Deltaville Ballpark repairs and renovations. The theme of the event was “Shuck ’Em Out of the Park.”
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Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen contestant raises funds for autism program
imageUrbanna Oyster Festival Queen contestant Tiffany Carter and her Little Miss Spat contestant Makayla Moore hosted an “Autism Gala” on August 1 at the Middlesex Family YMCA.
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Festival Queen contestant devotes summer to helping Middlesex YMCA
imageUrbanna Oyster Festival Queen contestant Ashley Walton and her Little Miss Spat contestant Kallie Robins worked hard this year to make a positive impact on the Middlesex Family YMCA. Walton and Robins held a new and used sports equipment drive to get equipment for the YMCA.
posted 10.03.2014