Deltaville Fire Dept. Oyster Roast


Oysters Roasted, Fried, and Raw
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Beer Truck / Soft Drinks
Tickets $30.00 in Advance $35 Day of the Event

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Date of Event Saturday, 29th March 2014
Start TIme 2:00 pm
Ending Time 7:00 pm
Venue Location Deltaville Fire Department
Street address 16881 General Puller Highway
Cost of Event – or Free $30 / $35 the day of the event

Deltaville Seafood Festival 2014

The DCA presents The Deltaville Seafood Festival which includes seafood vendors, arts and crafts, and family focused activities.  The festival will be located in the Deltaville Community Village and at the Deltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park.


Among other activities, the Festival will feature on-the-water activities for kayaks and paddle board enthusiasts from 11-2 at the Deltaville Maritime Museum.  Families who already own kayaks and paddle boards are encouraged to bring their ‘yaks and SUPS to launch and tour Mill and Jackson Creeks.  Timed-run contests will be held for prizes and honor. For those who don’t own their own, free loaner kayaks and paddle boards will be available at the museum, thanks to many friends of the event.


Other activities on the waterfront include tours on the Explorer, boat rides, and chats with Capt. Willard Norris, one of the last builders of Deltaville Deadrise boats.  Capt. Norris will speak about the Chesapeake Deadrise hull and why Deltaville was once known as “The Boat-building Capital of the Chesapeake Bay.” Visitors are free to enjoy the Holly Point Nature Park at the Deltaville Maritime Museum.


The Deltaville Community Village area will hold unique arts and crafts vendors will be offering quality hand made items including paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, and more.  Festival organizers have selected unique vendors carefully to not duplicate wares. Just a couple of the many vendors participating are Burke’s Jeweler’s from Kilmarnock, and Wilton Cottage & Garden Gifts in Hartfield.


Seafood vendors for the event will also be staged at the Deltaville Community Village area.  The list of vendors is outstanding and includes Strawberry Street Cafe from Richmond, Creekside Catering from Gloucester, Middlesex Lion’s Club, and Deltaville Oyster Company.  The raw bar at Deltaville Oyster Company will feature national oyster shucking champion Deborah Pratt as well as her sister Clementine Boyd Macon.

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RRR – Open House

The Rappahannock River Railroaders are holding their first open house of 2014. Come see the progress on the model train layouts. Trains will be running on G gauge, O gauge and HO gauge layouts. Light food will also be available.

Date of Event Saturday, 22nd March 2014
Start Time 10:00 am
Ending Time 2:00 pm
Venue Location (Rt 1106)
Street address 83 Ball Park Road, Deltaville, VA 23043
Cost of Event – or Free Free

Deltaville Dealer Days 2014

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2014 Deltaville Seafood Festival

Saturday May 24th from 9am – 4pm will be the new Deltaville Seafood Festival… more details to come. Please see the Arts and Craft exhibit application to the right if you are interested in having a space at the festival.

Jackson Creek Christmas Cruise


The holidays are once again upon us and plans are underway for the annual Jackson Creek Christmas Cruise. There will be four cruises, one each hour, starting at 4:30 pm on Friday, December 13th-rain date Saturday, December 14th. Only forty tickets will be available for each cruise. Tickets for adults, anyone over 12, are $5. Children 12 and under are free but they must have a ticket and be accompanied by an adult. Chaperones of children 3 and under must have an infant life jacket. Please call ahead of time if you need a jacket for a small child and the DCA will provide one. Regular children’s life jackets (for children of at least 50 pounds) will be provided on the tour boat, M. V. Tortuga.

Tickets will be available in Deltaville on November 21st at J & W Seafood and Nauti Nell’s on a first come, first served basis. Any tickets not sold before the event will be available at the door, but usually the cruises sell out early. Mail order tickets are available by sending a check made out to the DCA to Raynell Smith, P.O. Box 515, Deltaville, VA 23043. Make sure to specify a time for your cruise and how many adult and children’s tickets you need. Include a contact name and phone number. These tickets can be picked up at the door.

Once again, homemade cookies and apple cider will be provided free of charge. More details about the event will be published later. Volunteers are needed. If you can help or have any questions about tickets call Raynell Smith at 804-815-3102 or about the cruise- Bob Walker 804-694-9139.

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. 

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Big Weekend at the Museum

Maritime Park Art & Seafood Fest This Friday & Saturday -  Something for Everyone!

By Bill powell

Well folks, here’s the one you’ve been waiting for, the 10th Annual Holly Point Art & Seafood Festival fires up this Friday Oct 11th with the “Artists Wine & Cheese Preview Night” from 5-8pm. Over 14 artists will display their work in the South events Pavilion wing while the wine and cheese fete occupies the North wing.

The Festival continues apace Saturday October 12th from 10am-4pm with all the art and artists, Memory Lane Car Club car show, seafood, creek cruises and all that fun stuff you’ve come to expect, plus some new surprises. The volunteers at the Maritime Park are always working hard to make this “best little festival” better and better.

The new Friday night Artist’s Wine and Cheese Preview will feature Yellowtail Australian wines, cheese spreads and pâtés. Select artists will be on hand to show and talk about their art and media.

Art, in all its forms, brought to the Festival by Virginia artists, will line the Park’s arbors and paths on Saturday. Over 60 different artist and vendors bring their best work for your perusal. You’ll find custom, handmade jewelry, paintings, leather, furniture, pottery, crystals, scarves, clothing, toys. quilts, photography, stained glass, soaps, wood carving, wood decoys, and hillbilly houses. Whether you are looking for that special accent piece, or a gift for the Holidays, you can find it here.

But, if you are coming for more than the art, there are plenty of other fun attractions and things to look at and do.

There will, of course, be lots and lots of seafood and other delicious Festival food available in the Museum’s food court.

Billz Bistro, the Museum’s Galley will offer succulent crab cakes, trout fillet sandwiches, lightly spiced steamed shrimp, Cap’n Ron’s Kickin’ Chowder, shrimp salad sandwiches, Hush Puppies, Cole Slaw and their signature Eastern Carolina barbeque. The fire Department Auxiliary will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers as well as offering baked goods and soft drinks. Terry’ Ice Cream truck will also be on hand next to the model trains..

The “Memory Lane Car Club” is stepping forward this year to be lead club for a gathering of antique and classic cars in the North parking area. All car buffs will find the variety of lovingly maintained beauties delightful.

The Rappahannock Railroaders bring the “toot, toot” of their working model trains( next to the Boat shop), the Deltaville Fire Department will be showing off their newest fire truck and Henry Lackey with his antique “clacketa-clacketa” diesels, all on hand, up close and personal.

All this as well as free admission to the exhibits in the mini-Museum, creek cruises on 2 classic restored workboats, live crabs in a demonstration shedding tank, tong an oyster, and enjoy rowing excursions on the Museum’s own John Smith replica 1600’s shallop,“Explorer”. Be sure to check out the progress on the new Museum building now in construction.

Don’t forget the many Nature walks, gardens, sculptures and exhibits that run throughout the 36 acre Park.

Admission to the Festival is free but parking in one of the Museum’s convenient, grassy lots is $5/vehicle on Saturday.. There is a large mobility restricted area and some golf carts and drivers to help those in need.

Follow the “Festival” signs on Route 33 to find the Museum and Park.

The “Raise the Roof” Fundraising Music Festival opens its gates at 4pm immediately after the Art Fest.( See related article in this paper.)

All of the proceeds from this event will go directly into the fund to rebuild the Museum better than ever. Let’s show them a crowd.

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.

To find out everything you need to know about the Museum and Park, donate, volunteer, or become a Member with all its many benefits visit our website , or Google “Deltaville Maritime Museum”. You may also e-mail the Museum office at:, write to Box 466, Deltaville, VA or call the office at 804- 776-7200. Ask for David.



RRR – Fall Open House


The Rappahannock River Railroaders are holding their fall model railroad open house. The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Many improvements have been made to the layouts since the last open house. Trains in G gauge, O gauge and HO gauge will be operating. Great for the kids and adults to see.

Saturday, 12th October 2013

10:00 am – 2:00pm

76 Ballpark Road


So Long Summer Sale

August 24th (Store Hours Vary)

Doorprizes! Sale Pricing! Open House Food!

* Boaters’ Boutique @ Deltaville Yachting Center
* Carter’s Cottage Consignments
* Coastal Comfort Sleep Boutique
* Coffman’s on the Coast
* Hammer Time Marine
* J&W Seafood
* Kelley’s Salon
* Latitudes
* Nauti Nell’s
* Pat’s Gallery & Gifts
* The Crabby Couple Gift Shop
* Wilton Cottage

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