Urbanna Oyster Festival (November 6 - 7, 2015)
A fantastic Friday at the 58th annual Urbanna Oyster Festival
When Alex Moody came to his first Urbanna Oyster Festival in 2011, he didn’t like oysters. However, by the 2013 Urbanna Oyster Festival he had developed an appreciation for the succulent bivalve and ate 84 of them. “I fell in love with oysters, I’m going to try for 100 this year.”
posted 11.11.2015Austen-Taylor Dozier crowned Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen; Rori Stuart is Little Miss Spat
At the Urbanna Firehouse on Friday, November 6, Austen-Taylor Dozier was crowned Queen of the 58th Urbanna Oyster Festival and Rori Stuart was crowned Little Miss Spat.
posted 11.11.2015Girl Scout Troop #277 wins top award in festival parade
Last Saturday’s Urbanna Oyster Festival Parade did not have as many entries as usual due to the rainy weather. The winners among those that did participate were:
posted 11.11.2015Fireman’s Parade winners
Winners of last Friday’s Urbanna Fireman’s Parade at the 58th annual Urbanna Oyster Festival were:
posted 11.11.2015Pratt captures Virginia Oyster Shucking title
Deborah Pratt of Jamaica in Middlesex County won the Virginia Oyster Shucking Contest last Saturday during the 58th annual Urbanna Oyster Festival. Pratt defeated Robert Minor of Gwynn’s Island by shucking 24 oysters in 3:34. Minor turned in a time of 3:39.
Check out some photos from Oyster Festival 2015!
Welcome to the 58th Urbanna Oyster Festival
When leaves change color and the air is crisp, it’s time for the Urbanna Oyster Festival—Virginia’s official Oyster Festival! This year’s 58th edition of the area’s premier fall festival takes center stage Friday and Saturday, November 6-7.
posted 11.03.2015Meet the festival grand marshal
Longtime Urbanna Oyster Festival volunteer and Middlesex County civic leader A. Robert (Bob) Henkel of Urbanna is the grand marshal of the 58th annual Urbanna Oyster Festival.
posted 11.03.2015Meet the festival captain
Will Smiley of Urbanna is the Captain of the 58th annual Urbanna Oyster Festival. Smiley and his wife Mollie have three children, Abigail, Owen and Walker, and are teachers at Christchurch School in Middlesex.
posted 11.03.2015Oyster Festival parking lots are on both sides of town
On Friday, the Oyster Festival begins at 10 a.m. and closes at midnight. On Saturday, the festival runs from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Under the Oyster Festival plan, the town will be closed to motor vehicle traffic as a safety precaution on Friday from 6-8 p.m. for the Fireman’s Parade; and on Saturday from about 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
posted 11.03.2015Marine Science Legacy Program
Poised on the verge of opening day of the 58th annual Urbanna Oyster Festival, the Marine Science Legacy Program (MSLP) has been hard at work coordinating an amazing array of experiential learning opportunities for local students.
Check out these photos from previous years!
Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen ContestantsQueen contestant held a food drive & cooking class
Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen contestant Shyann Lewis and her Little Miss Spat contestant Olivia Hoffield decided to do something different for their community service project this year. Both girls agreed on holding a canned food drive and offer a cooking class.
posted 10.14.2015Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen contestant helps youngsters through Youth Empowerment Camp
Jasmine Elizabeth Faucett is a queen contestant in the 2015 Urbanna Oyster Festival competition. Jasmine and her Little Miss Spat contestant, Pollie Hammond, have worked very hard this summer to raise funds for their community service project of a Youth Empowerment Camp for all school-aged children.
posted 10.07.2015Oyster Festival Queen contestant raises over $14,000 to feed hungry children
Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen contestant Olivia Major and her Little Miss Spat contestant Sarah Laster have been working on their Oyster Festival Campaign over the summer. The title of their campaign is “We Love Middlesex.”
posted 09.30.2015Oyster Festival Queen contestant raises funds to help victims of childhood cancer
Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen contestant Katie Blake and her Little Miss Spat contestant Morgan Pullman have worked hard this summer to make life better for children with cancer through ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation.
posted 09.23.2015Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen contestant raises $5,574 for athletic complex lights
Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen contestant Austen-Taylor Dozier and her Little Miss Spat contestant Rori Stuart included the community and strived to make a positive impact while raising money for lights at the Syd Thrift Athletic Complex at Middlesex High School.