Urbanna Oyster Festival

45 Cross Street
Urbanna, VA 23175

804-758-0368

For our many returning guests, Welcome back! If this is your first year, you’re in for a treat! The Town of Urbanna is a true Oyster town and the best place to taste, buy and try all things oyster related. Start your day at the Scottish Factor Store and check out the history of the oyster industry in Urbanna. After your get a peek at how we’ve done it for decades, take a right out of the driveway to the museum and head down “Community Row” to the Waterfront exhibits where you can see the industry in practice today. Once you get a little hands-on experience head back up to the vendors and try all of the different ways to eat these bivalve delicacies! Don’t forget to try the wine and oyster pairings! Also, Virginia Craft Beer Tasting in the park. Virginia is for Oyster Lovers after all!

In 1958, a group came before Town Council and requested $150 to help with activities of Urbanna Days. The request was approved. Two years later (1961) the name was changed to the Urbanna Oyster Festival. The Urbanna Oyster Festival was designated as the “official” Oyster Festival of the Commonwealth in 1988. The festival is sponsored by the Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation, a non-profit organization promoting educational and civic events throughout the year. The Foundation would like to thank the many volunteers who contributed their time and enthusiasm to this year’s event. We greatly appreciate the cooperation of the town council, town staff and especially the citizens of Urbanna who open this gem of a town for this annual event.

Enjoy the 60th Urbanna Oyster Festival and be sure to come back for our other fantastic events!

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