Urbanna Oyster Festival
Festival 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
& Spat Crowning – Inside Fire House 1:00
Parade 7:00 p.m.
Entertainment behind the fire house 8:00
Friday, November 5, 2021, the Town
of Urbanna will be Closed to All Vehicle Traffic from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM for
the Fireman’s Parade. During this time,
movement of traffic within the town will be limited.
Saturday, November 6, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Festival 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Shucking Contest 11:00 a.m.
Oyster Festival Parade 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 6, 2021 – the Town of Urbanna will be Closed to
All Vehicle traffic from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. by direction of the Virginia
State Police and Middlesex County Sheriff.
This is a Walking Pay-as-You-Go Festival. There are No Admission Fees.
Parking fees offset Festival expenses and contribute
to the programs of the
Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation.
Parking – Friday is $20.00 and Saturday is $20.00
Your safety while at the Oyster Festival is important
to all of us here in Urbanna. Please
comply with the following festival safety rules:
No Private Golf Carts and/or ATV type vehicles
within the town festival limits.
No Alcoholic Beverages.
Water Taxis will be operating.
The use of the
Point Marina dinghy dock is available
Thank you for your support of the Urbanna Oyster
Come By Boat or By Land!
For the last 64 years, on the first weekend in November, the small Town of Urbanna, Virginia has closed down their streets for a weekend full of festivities, food, and fun, all to celebrate our favorite little mollusk, the Oyster!
The Urbanna Oyster Festival is the 2nd Oldest Oyster Festival in the world, and in 1988 was designated as the Official Oyster Festival of the Commonwealth!
Every year, an estimated 50,000-plus folks from all over join us for our Live Music, Delicious Food, Beautiful Waterfront, One-Of-A-Kind Fireman’s Parade, the Virginia State Oyster Shucking Competition, and SO MUCH MORE!
We hope you’ll join us this year! And every year after that! Mark your calendars!
We Are A Pay-As-You-Go Festival!
That means there are no admission tickets to enter the festival, however, admission into certain areas of the festival, like the Wine Garden, parking, etc. may have a fee. We have ATMs throughout the town for your convenience.
Access to three hospitality tents throughout Urbanna during the festival – Town Marina, Craft Beer Tent & Wine Tasting Tent
Exclusive VIP tables & seating
Support from a festival concierge to help you navigate the event
Private restroom facilities
Six wine tastings
Six beer tastings
Two oyster shooters
Six oyster Tastings
Discounts at local businesses- November 15, 2021 – April 15, 2022
VIP seating at Saturday’s 11:00AM Shucking Contest
64th commemorative Urbanna Oyster Festival poster