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Holly Point Market and Groovin’ concert at maritime park Saturday

Amy Henderson (above) will perform from 5-6 p.m. and be followed by Susan Greenbaum and her band from 6-8 p.m. on the Waterfront Stage at the Deltaville Maritime Museum this Saturday, June 24.

by Bill Powell
Events Director
Deltaville Maritime Museum

If you are looking for fresh local produce, goat cheese and eggs, homemade bread, Whitley Peanuts, hand-woven items, handcrafted earrings, natural soaps, homemade soups, honey, Greek pastries, art, outdoor furniture or photography you will find them all at the Holly Point Market at the Deltaville Maritime Museum this Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The new brunch begins in the North Events Pavilion at 8 a.m. and the Groovin’ in the Park concert series caps the day from 5-8 p.m. on the Waterfront Stage. Groovin’ gates open at 4 p.m.

The new Bistro Benedict BloodyMary Brunch starts everything off at 8 a.m. with made-from-scratch biscuits, local egg sandwiches and plates, and strong coffee. Try our new BistroBenedict; the word is out. The Brunch serves until noon or the eggs run out.

The market vendors crank up at 9 a.m. and the museum opens an hour early with donation only admission from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. just for the market. The museum features its new maritime and history exhibits. Check out the model ships. There are significant upgrades to the Boat Builders Shop and the antique motor exhibit. There is spacious and convenient parking for all events.

Don’t miss our neat gift shop in the museum. Lots of things for the kids.

Starting at 9 a.m., the Holly Point Market starts off in style in the arbors and gardens of the maritime park events and waterfront areas. The vendors, anchored by Garner’s Produce, and the goat cheese, soap and fresh local eggs of Lover’s Retreat Dairy line the market lanes. The Middlesex Lions Club will bring its brooms to the Turner Fountain courtyard.

David’s Snak Shak’s hot dogs, hamburgers and barbecue, Marty’s flavored swine skins, and Steve’s smoothies will be served in the waterfront area next to the Dolphin Garden.

If you are a vendor and would like to participate in the Holly Point Market, call the museum office or check out the online application on our website.

The new Elevated Railway is now operating at every market in the Children’s Garden. The folks from the Rappahannock Railroaders always run the trains on time.

At 10 a.m. the Pierwalk opens with the restored buyboat “F.D. Crockett,” the museum’s flagship and premier Chesapeake Bay ambassador, open for tours.

Free cruises of beautiful Mill and Jackson creeks will be offered on the waterfront’s floating pier aboard the restored diesel Deltaville Deadrise “Only Son” with Captain Pete Cardozo. Only Son is owned by the Farinholt Brothers of Chesapeake Boat Works. 

“Explorer,” the museum’s 1608 John Smith shallop replica, will be on the pier with the Explorer Society answering questions about colonial sailing and Capt. Smith’s explorations. 

Come back to the park around 4 p.m. as the gates open for a wonderful evening of music as Susan Greenbaum, the “Little Lady with the Big Voice,” brings her whole band to the Waterfront Stage from 6-8 p.m. Folk/rocker Amy Henderson opens at 5 p.m. This is a “bring your own lawn chair, cooler and picnic” event. The 2017 Groovin’ in the Park concert season is sponsored by EVB.

Tickets for Groovin’ are $10 advance and $15 at the door. Get yours at the museum office, on the museum’s website, or at Nauti Nell’s in Deltaville.

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park, a volunteer, non-profit organization, is located in Deltaville at 287 Jackson Creek Road, and by water on Mill Creek. To get to the museum and park, follow Route 33 (General Puller Hwy.) through Deltaville and turn right across from the Citgo service station onto Route 630 (Jackson Creek Rd.). The park is open dawn to dusk all year.

To find out more about the museum, its offerings, open hours, events schedule, event tickets, how to become a member, donate or volunteer, visit, or Google “Deltaville Maritime Museum.” You may also email the museum office at , write to P.O. Box 466, Deltaville, VA 23043, or call the office at 804-776-7200.

posted 06.21.2017

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