The Official Oyster Festival of the Commonwealth!
A 62nd year CELEBRATION!
Come by BOAT or come by LAND because we have got everything oyster and more! The charming Town of Urbanna closes it’s streets for this big celebration of oysters and the heritage that surrounds it for two full days with over 60,000 visitors.
Over 50 food vendors with of course, OYSTERS!! Raw, Steamed, Roasted, Rockefeller, Fried, Stewed, but also lots of festival food fare as well.
Arts and Crafts along Community Row takes you down to the waterfront marina to see historical boats and exhibits on the conservation of the bay, watermen heritage and the oyster industry.
7:00 pm on Friday is the Fireman Parade and 2:00 pm on Saturday is the Oyster Festival Parade, home town fun with the shiners, marching bands, cool cars, beauty queens and floats.
Check out the historic 1766 Old Tobacco Warehouse/Scottish Factor Store at the Urbanna Museum and Visitor Center, learn all about the history of oysters and boats and the Mitchell Map.
In the village find the Antique Auto Show, Children’s Activities, arts and crafts and multiple Music concerts!
Don’t miss the Oyster Shucking Contest on Saturday at 11:00 am behind the Firehouse. Somebody has to eat those shucked oysters – be in the audience!
Local Virginia Wine Tastings and Craft Brew Garden tastings are a $10 entry fee with take home souvenir glass.
Friday, November 1st 10:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, November 2nd 9:00am – 5:00pm
Festival is FREE, parking is $10 on Friday and $20 on Saturday
Experience the URBANNA OYSTER FESTIVAL like never before……try the VIP Oyster Lover’s Experience!
Ticket is good for either
Friday, November 1st or Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
$100 per person – Limited tickets available!
BUY TICKET: Go On Sale May 15th!
Every exclusive VIP ticket holder will receive the following:
* Access to three hospitality tents throughout Urbanna during the festival – Town Marina, VA Wine Tent and Craft Beer Tent
* Exclusive VIP tables and seating
* Support from a festival concierge to help you navigate the event
* Private restroom facilities
* Bottled waters
* Six wine tastings
* Six beer tastings
* Six oyster tastings
* Two oyster shooter tastings
* Discounts at local businesses November 2019-April 2020
* VIP seating at Saturday’s 11:00 am Shucking Contest
* 62nd Annual Urbanna Oyster Festival commemorative poster
Rain or shine. Limited tickets available. 21 and up. ID required.
Urbanna Oyster Festival Website: http://www.urbannaoysterfestival.com/