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It’s festival time!

Click to download our 2016
Urbanna Oyster Festival Supplement.

The wait is over. 

The State of Virginia’s official Oyster Festival is in Urbanna this Friday and Saturday, November 4-5, for the 59th time. The festival is from 10 a.m.-midnight on Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday. 

It’s party time, a homecoming. Your friends are going to be there too.

Put on your traveling shoes. There’s so much to see and do at this event, which attracts about 70,000 visitors from all across the East Coast over the two days of the festival. 

Forget your cares, leave your worries behind. Come on, be happy. Food, music, parades and fun for all ages are on tap. Read all about the jollification in the special Urbanna Oyster Festival section inside this issue of the Sentinel. The cover of this special section is pictured above.

Nearly six decades in the making, Urbanna’s oyster celebration is like no other—often imitated, never duplicated.

Some say the Oyster Festival is the start of “the holidays.” Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away, Christmas is just seven weeks away. 

For now, the sun is shining, the air is crisp and the leaves are turning. It’s time to honor the oyster’s place in Urbanna’s past, present and future. Good times here are not soon forgotten.

The Oyster Festival reinforces the notion: “Make people near you happy and those from afar will come.” 

This is it!

posted 11.02.2016

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