Nearly 60,000 People Flock To The Town Of Urbanna For Its Famous Annual Virginia Oyster Festival
The town of Urbanna might be relatively small, but don’t let that fool you. Each year, the town hosts Virginia’s most beloved oyster festival and draws in nearly 60,000 visitors. This year, which marks the 62nd annual event, promises to be the most exciting yet. Festival-goers can look forward to enjoying local oysters in almost any fashion imaginable: steamed, raw, fried, stewed, and more. If you’re not a shellfish person, fret not, because there will be plenty of other delicious food to enjoy. Here’s more on the unmissable annual Urbanna Oyster Festival:
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Have you attended the annual Urbanna Oyster Festival before? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience there! For more information, be sure to visit the official oyster festival website.
Please note: While admission to the festival is free, you will need to pay-as-you-go depending on your food and beverage purchases.
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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