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Deltaville Seafood Festival to offer huge food & crafts smorgasbord

“33 East” will perform on the grounds of the DCA at the Deltaville Seafood Festival.

by Bill Powell
Events Director
Maritime Museum

They’re coming from Norfolk, Suffolk, Richmond, Hampton, Midlothian, Virginia Beach and all over Virginia. Who are they? The over 50 food and art/craft vendors for the first-ever Deltaville Seafood Festival on Saturday, May 24. The 9 a.m.-9 p.m. festival will span Deltaville with vendors, events and attractions on the grounds of both the Deltaville Community Association (DCA) and the Deltaville Maritime Museum.

Beginning at 9 a.m., seafood vendors will offer deviled crabs, seafood steamer baskets, oyster po boys and shrimp po boys, corn and crab fritters, crab nachos, popcorn shrimp and chips, Old Bay shrimp salad sandwiches, oysters—raw, steamed and roasted—cream of crab soup and crab dip in bread bowls, crab cakes, soft-shell crabs, fried shrimp, fried oysters, fish and chips and more at the DCA campus of the festival.

There will be much more than seafood for those wanting an alternative. Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, limeade and lemonade, root beer, funnel cakes, loukoumades, baklava, Greek sweets, gyros, grilled lamb chops, and snow cones will all be among the vendor tents.

So, what about the arts and crafts? Got a “Thing for Towels”? Want some gourmet dog biscuits for your pet? Like Burke’s Fine Jewelers? Ever seen an oyster-shell tree? Need a custom hand-dyed leather belt? Love those homemade soaps? Want to try the new trend of goat soap? Need that fresh produce for that Memorial Day dinner? Well, you’ll find all this and more among the many crafts, jewelry and artist tents winding around the DCA Campus at the festival.

Like live music? Check out the bandstand next to the DCA building as the band “Acoustic Connections” and local rockers “33 East” take the stage. There’s something for everyone on the playlist from these two accomplished groups.

Deltaville is located at the end of Route 33 East on the Chesapeake Bay between the Rappahannock and Piankatank rivers.

For up-to-date festival information and details, check out the festival website at For information on Deltaville Maritime Museum activities visit or call the museum office at 804-776-7200.

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posted 05.14.2014

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