The Urbanna Oyster Festival has come a long way from hula hoop contests and beauty pageants. Begun in 1958, the festival attracted 2,000 people the first year and doubled that to 4,000 the next. Read more


Will Smiley, a science teacher at Christchurch School, had a vision. He saw Urbanna Creek, which is currently condemned, as a little version of Chesapeake Bay, albeit one not in the best health. Water clarity was down due to algae and sediment. Read more

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Cameron Davidson

Over the past few years, while Virginians’ attention was elsewhere, Urbanna got seriously cool. It’s always been the little town that could. After all, how many towns with a population of fewer than 500 could host an annual festival welcoming more Read more


“Maxi dresses and jumpsuits in cool colors and prints are the ongoing trend for the season.” Read more


Enjoy unique displays, interactive activities and demonstrations by on-site artisans. Read more


What do you do if you have a 200-acre camp resort on the Rappahannock—twice selected as Park of the Year by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds... Read more