Urbanna Family Friendly Events

How did such a small town get such a big reputation? The Urbanna Oyster Festival, of course. Virginia's official oyster festival hosts 75,000 visitors in the fall. We have a juried art show, a holiday house tour, concerts in the park, street parades, boat parades, fireworks and a monthly farmer's market, too. Throw your own party in an English garden, on the waterfront, in a pocket park or at an historic site. Get down and boogie in Urbanna, Virginia.

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The Urbanna Chili Plunge Chili Cook-Off is FREE to everyone!

All chili chefs are invited to enter the Chili Cook-Off contest with a cash first prize and additional prizes for second and third place. Visitors can taste and vote for the chili recipe they like best. The chili chef with the most votes will win the grand prize of $200! Second place is $100 and third place is $50.
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11am ~ Something Different

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Stock up on home grown and homemade treats, flowers and plants, just-picked produce, local pasture raised beef, fresh baked goods, artisan cheeses, clothing, jewelry, soaps, candles, local honey and who knows whatelse. Visit our special section just for local artist!
9am to 1pm

CLICK HERE to learn more about Participation or Sponsorship

Saturday & Sunday, June 5 & 6, 2021

On the grounds of a stately 17th century plantation, Arts in the Middle offers two days of entertainment in Virginia's River Realm with fine arts and fine crafts, music and local foods a stroll away from Urbanna, the area's most charming waterfront village.

ArtsInTheMiddle.com

Saturday, June 12, 2021

May Days (Rescheduled)

11am Arts and Crafts and Car Show at Taber Park at 425 Bonner Street, Women's Club will be offering boxed lunches and Arts and Crafts at 202 Virginia Street and at 6-8pm Eddie Sal from VA Beach musical entertainment at Taber Park
Sponsored by Town of Urbanna and Urbanna Oyster Festival

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Stock up on home grown and homemade treats, flowers and plants, just-picked produce, local pasture raised beef, fresh baked goods, artisan cheeses, clothing, jewelry, soaps, candles, local honey and who knows whatelse. Visit our special section just for local artist!
9am to 1pm

CLICK HERE to learn more about Participation or Sponsorship

Friday, July 2, 2021

Independence Day Festivites

Rain date: July 5. DJ will provide music at the Urbanna Town Marina at Upton’s Point.

6pm Boat Parade on Urbanna Creek with a contest for the best boat decorations.

9pm Fireworks over Urbanna Creek. Anchor your boat or watch from land.

Saturday, July 10. 2021

Join us for our first Corn Hole Festival!

$20 per person. Sign-Up begins at 12:00 pm (onsite day of). Play begins at 1:00pm. Blind draw format. Rain date: Saturday, July 17.

Event proceeds go to Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation and Urbanna Business Association

Saturday, July 10. 2021

Live Bluegrass

Live bluegrass music returns to the Urbanna Firehouse on Saturday, July 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. for a toe-tapping good time in a family atmosphere.

This popular music venue features musicians from the area including “Water View Bluegrass” and other musicians who join in. Refreshments are served at intermission and those attending may bring a snack to share, said organizer June Williams. Admission is free but donations are appreciated and benefit the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department and the Auxiliary.

Saturday, July 10. 2021

Stock up on home grown and homemade treats, flowers and plants, just-picked produce, local pasture raised beef, fresh baked goods, artisan cheeses, clothing, jewelry, soaps, candles, local honey and who knows whatelse. Visit our special section just for local artist!
9am to 1pm

CLICK HERE to learn more about Participation or Sponsorship

Saturday & Sunday, July 31 & August 1, 2021

Tour these beautiful buy boats on Saturday. Complete details coming soon.

Urbanna Town Marina

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Founders Day: A Celebration of Urbanna's Colonial History

Established in 1680, Urbanna is one of the oldest towns in America! Celebrate the founding of this port town starting with the tobacco and oyster trades. The balladeers fife and drums will begin the festivities at 10:30am. A presentation held at the Middlesex County Women’s Club at 202 Virginia Street, Urbanna, VA. This year’s presentation will tell the story of some of our early founders who lived out the strong and continuing entrepreneurial spirit of business and commerce in Urbanna.

Middlesex County Women’s Club at 202 Virginia Street, Urbanna, VA

Presentations at 11am and 1:00pm

Sponsored by Friends of Urbanna

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Stock up on home grown and homemade treats, flowers and plants, just-picked produce, local pasture raised beef, fresh baked goods, artisan cheeses, clothing, jewelry, soaps, candles, local honey and who knows whatelse. Visit our special section just for local artist!
9am to 1pm

CLICK HERE to learn more about Participation or Sponsorship

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Stock up on home grown and homemade treats, flowers and plants, just-picked produce, local pasture raised beef, fresh baked goods, artisan cheeses, clothing, jewelry, soaps, candles, local honey and who knows whatelse. Visit our special section just for local artist!
9am to 1pm

CLICK HERE to learn more about Participation or Sponsorship

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Stroll along the charming streets of Urbanna while tasting samples of wine and fresh oysters (and other tasty morsels) at participating restaurants and shops. Live music. Tickets are $30.00* in advance through October 13 and $40* October 14 - 16. Ticket includes a logo wine glass and map of participants.

Guest exchange event tickets* at the town green for a gift bag including a souvenir wine glass and event guide and then stroll to the participating Urbanna shops and businesses to sample wine and light snack pairings. Each guest receives a free oyster tasting.
Sponsored by the Urbanna Business Association and Middlesex County Department of Tourism.
For more information: crthrockmorton@yahoo.com
*Guest may be asked to present valid proof of age ID. You can provide proof of payment by displaying your PayPal receipt on your cell phone.

4pm to 7pm | Town Green

Tickets are available at the check-in table for $40 per ticket.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Due to COVID-19 Crawl-O-Ween has been canceled for 2021.

Put on your spookiest or funniest costume and hit the streets like you’ve never done before. Halloween is the perfect time to celebrate it here with wicked music, ghoulish friends, and spooktacular beverages. Crawl to our favorite haunts in Urbanna! Visit Urbanna.com for complete details. Complete details to come.

Friday & Saturday, November 5 & 6, 2021

Urbanna Oyster Festival

Virginia’s official oyster festival. Highlights include Friday night’s Firemen’s Parade (7pm), Saturday’sVirginia State Oyster Shucking Contest (11am) and the right-out-of-Norman-Rockwell Oyster FestivalParade (2pm).

Friday: 9am to Midnight

Saturday: 9am to 6pm

Friday, December 3, 2021

Urbanna Christmas Parade

Festivities start at the Fire House at 4:30pm with good food provided by the Woman’s Auxiliary. At 7pm the Mayor cuts the ribbon and the parade begins. After the parade children are invited to the free Santa Party. Family fun for all!

Saturday, November 14, 2021

Celebrating Preservation at Historic Rosegill

On Sunday, November 14 from 1PM to 5PM the Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society is partnering with The Friends of Urbanna, who support the Urbanna Scottish Factor Store Museum, to host a barbecue to help fund the preservation, collection, education and sharing of our local history at the newly preserved barn at Historic Rosegill.

During the event, the Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society’s Annual Preservation Award will be presented to Dr. Paul Malone for his many years of research and education of the public about the John Mitchell Map used by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Tickets are $60 each, which includes a barbeque meal, beer and wine and live folk music. Sponsorships are available at the following levels: Under $100 Supporter, $100 Silver, $250 Gold and $500 Platinum. Tickets may be purchased online at middlesexmuseum.com or at Bristow’s Store or If Its Wood and More in Urbanna. You may also email middlesexmuseum@va.metrocast.net or call 804-758-3663. The last date for ticket sales is Sunday, November 7 and tickets are limited

For additional information go to middlesexmuseum.com

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Christmas in Urbanna

It’s all about Christmas, Urbanna style – twinkling lights, carols, decorated storefronts, the shops dressed in their festive best and local restaurants primed and ready for the occasion, especially right now when Rappahannock River oysters are at their mouth-watering best. Look for special open houses at several of the boutiques and galleries. All in the heart of Urbanna.

Canceled for 2021

The Christmas classic "The Polar Express" comes to life as parents and children embark on an amazing adventure aboard "The Pearl" through the streets of Urbanna on route to the North Pole. Share the experience brought to life by shop owners and create a new family holiday tradition.

 

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