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First-ever Deltaville Seafood Festival is too big for one location

by Bill Powell

The first-ever Deltaville Seafood Festival is coming up on May 24, Memorial Day Saturday, offering 12 hours of food, action, and activities spread between both a “main street” and a waterfront location.

Generally, the seafood/food vendors and most of the crafts vendors will be on the Deltaville Community Association (DCA) grounds in town on General Puller Highway (Route 33), and the cruises, kayak, paddleboard races and other water-related activities will be at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park. Music will be featured at both locations.

When asked whether the seafood festival was simply Deltaville’s former “Heritage Day” event moved to a new date, festival chair Carolyn Norton Schmalenberger emphatically responded, “Absolutely not! The Deltaville Seafood Festival is a unique Deltaville-spanning festival encompassing Virginia seafood, the history of watermen and boat builders, her pristine waterfronts, and just plain fun. We are working hard to make the festival an experience of all the things that make Deltaville the very special place it is.”

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

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posted 05.07.2014

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