Deltaville Farmer’s Market
The second of the Autumn Deltaville Farmer’s Markets will be held this Saturday October 26th from 9-1pm at Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park. As always, Billz Bistro (yum, yum!) will open for breakfast and coffee at 8am on 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 food is always “hot to go” at Billz Bistro. The Bistro
opens at 8am with hot coffee and breakfast sandwiches. The lunch menu begins around 10am. Grab a table or a bench , enjoy the sights, and picnic. The new events pavilion is a wonder! Also, don’t miss seeing the new Museum a’building.
Enjoy our myriad vendors featuring produce, eggs, Greek pastries,cheese, custom leather, arts, crafts, massages, handmade clothing, handmade jewelry, and much, much more. The colorful booths and canopies line the Autumn arbors of Holly Point Park. There are plenty of benches and picnic tables around for just sittin’ and relaxin”.
Don’t miss the Pierwalk with the Museum’s restored buyboat the F.D. Crockett ready for tours at 10am.. The Crockett crew is readying her for her trip to Urbanna for Education Day, Oct 31st,and Festival tours Friday and Saturday , Nov. 1st and 2nd. Come by and enjoy this beautiful working craft at her best.
Also on the Waterfront, there will be free creek rides on the restored deadrise “Only Son”,operated by Captain Jon Farinholt, and John Smith’s “Explorer” with her intrepid Explorer Society” crew.
Captain Farinholt of Chesapeake Marine Railway will have the “Only Son” fired up and ready to give you a Fall colors “up close and personal” cruise of pristine Mill and Jackson’s Creeks starting around 10am. The” Explorer Society”, though rightly tired out from last weekend’s “Battle of the Hook”, will be on hand to show off the “Explorer” and talk about Colonial boat handling techniques, letting you experience a piece of “Living History” right at our dock!.
Toolman Fred will be on hand as always with his great antique and “lightly used” tools.
The Mini-Museum is open 10am-4pm,with free admission, showing ships models and the John Taylor Wood’s/Civil War in Middlesex exhibits.
That same evening Blues Hall of Famer Bobby Messano takes the Waterfront Stage for a CD release concert for his “Welcome to Deltaville” CD. Gates open at 5pm.Ticket are $10 advance, $15 day of the show.
Can you say “Hey, I’m so ready for “Scary Halloween in the Park”? Coming up: October 31st
Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park, a volunteer, all donation, non-profit organization, is located in Deltaville, VA at 287 Jackson Creek Road, and by water on Mill Creek . 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, or volunteer, visit our new website at www.deltavillemuseum.com , or Google “Deltaville Maritime Museum”. You may also e-mail the Museum office at: firstname.lastname@example.org, write to Box 466, Deltaville, VA or call at 804- 776-7200.