Lauren Figg crowned Oyster Festival Queen; Emma Fairheart named Little Miss Spat
Lauren Figg was crowned Queen of the 53rd Urbanna Oyster Festival and Emma Fairheart was crowned Little Miss Spat on Friday in Taber Park. As Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen, Figg received a $5,000 college scholarship. Fairheart received a $150 savings bond.
posted 11.06.2010Meals tax defeated
For a third time in the past 12 years, Middlesex County voters have rejected a proposed 4% county food and beverage tax. Click through for more on the meals tax and local election results.
posted 11.03.2010Two days of festival fun await thousands of visitors
Oysters, prepared with flair, will be everywhere: raw on the half shell, warmed in stews or “sandwiched” as fritters. But, save room for dessert. How about a festival favorite, a funnel cake?
posted 11.03.2010Local oysters gaining nationwide recognition
New to this year’s Urbanna Oyster Festival, Rappahannock River Oysters LLC (RRO) of Topping will be serving a variety of their oysters at the wine garden area next to the Urbanna Post Office.
posted 11.03.2010‘F.D. Crockett’ represents museum at Oyster Festival
This year, the “F.D. Crockett,” Deltaville Maritime Museum’s 5-year restoration project of a 9-log Chesapeake Bay buyboat, will take her place for the first time at the Urbanna Oyster Festival as a “waterborne ambassador” of the museum.
posted 11.03.2010Fire consumes trailer at Grey’s Point Campground
Fire consumed a trailer at Grey's Point Campground in Topping at about 1:18 a.m. on Sunday, October 31. According to Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department chief Alan Blake, the trailer was unoccupied, winterized, and in the storage area of the campground when the blaze started.