Fall Farmer’s Market Sept 24th
First Autumn Market at Maritime Park Saturday
Art & Seafood Festival October 8th
By Bill Powell
The Deltaville Maritime Museum at Holly Point Nature Park will kick off its first Farmer’s Market of Fall at 9am on September 24th. This 4th Saturday in September Market will open the Museum’s Fall market season of two Autumn Markets as well as the extremely popular gift-oriented “Holiday Market” and “Pierwalk Promenade” held on Thanksgiving weekend. All 3 markets will be held on fourth Saturdays from 9am-1pm. Billz Bistro, as always, will open for breakfast and coffee at 8am on all Market Days.
The Autumn Markets specialize in the colors, produce, foodstuffs, arts, crafts and handmades of the Fall Season. The turning of the trees and plantings in Holly Point Nature Park and along its trails make for a colorful market day! Plenty of good festival food is always “hot to go” at Billz Bistro. Grab a table or a bench, enjoy the sights and picnic.
The Market is also proud to welcome new vendors Nancy Hebner, Phyllis Watt,Christy Pitts &Rosanne Moncure, June Steel, Amy Langford and Cecil Watts. Nancy will be bringing her “Sassy N Classy Jewelry” of fused glass jewelry, plates and bowls. Phyllis Watt offers unique and functional stoneware pottery, decorative “raku” items, ceramic and resin jewelry. Christy and Rosanne go upscale with cultured pearl earrings and necklaces,collegiate purses and scarves. June offers “Scentsy” wickless, smokeless, flameless candles and Amy brings her cupcakes. Cecil specializes in photographs and framed prints.
Artisan Bread Company will also be on hand with sourdough and homemade breads as Cedar Point Woodworks sports their line of outdoor cedar furniture and college logo “sportulas”
There’s always “music, music ,music” at the Market and David Moran and Dan Theuerkauf of “Steamboat Road” will be playing on stage under the John’s Events Pavilion. Back by popular demand, David will MC an open mike onstage to give local musicians the opportunity to come out and perform. The open mike will begin around 10am.
Don’t miss the “best little Festival” in the State, the Holly Point Art and Seafood Festival coming up on October 8th, from 10am-4pm. Only the best original artists working in their own favorite medias, wood turners, hand sewn clothing, custom furniture and some surprises. Don’t forget, there’s something for everyone. There’ll be a classic car show, Pirates, model trains, boats, lots of seafood and much, much more.
All those interested in bringing their classic or antique car to the car show should call or see Michelle at Parts City in Deltaville. Michelle and Part’s City will be sponsors of the event. The phone number is 804-776-9020.
Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park, an all volunteer, all donation, non-profit organization, is located in Deltaville, VA. at 287 Jackson Creek Road, and by water on Mill Creek .The Museum is now a Wi-Fi hot spot. To get to the Museum and Park, follow Route 33 through Deltaville and turn right across from the Shell Station. The Park and all outside exhibits are open every day from dawn to dusk, year round.
To find out more about the Museum, its offerings, open hours, events schedule, event tickets, donate, become a member, donate or volunteer, visit our new website at www.deltavillemuseum.com , or Google “Deltaville Maritime Museum”. You may also e-mail the Museum office at: email@example.com, write to Box 466, Deltaville, VA or call at 804- 776-7200.