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.
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.Read More»
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 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 the office at 804- 776-7200. Ask for David.
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
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
* Nauti Nell’s
* Pat’s Gallery & Gifts
* The Crabby Couple Gift Shop
* Wilton Cottage
By bill Powell
The Peninsula’s “Premier” Farmer’s Market continues from 9am-1pm this Saturday, July 27th, at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and will feature over 40 exciting vendors under the arbors of Holly Point Nature Park. Billz Bistro, the Museum galley, will open at 8am with coffee and egg sandwiches.
I know it’s hard to believe, but it has been just over a year since the devastating fire that took the Museum and John’s Events Pavilion, but, if you have not visited yet, you really need to see how far the Maritime Park has come. The new Pavilion is nearing completion, the East gardens are plantedthe Dolphin Garden is completed, and landscaping has begun on the area between the Pavilion and the new Museum site.
Check out all the local foods. Find fresh local produce, free-range eggs, cheeses, breads, two local beef vendors, honey, kettle corn, artisan bread, and homemade jellies are all available to help you prepare that perfect meal.. Roam the vendor tents under the Holly Point trees or along the entry lane to find wearable art, paintings, handmade clothing, photographs, wooden bowls and custom signs, handmade soap, quilts, jewelry, Oyster floats, glass art, quilts, jewelry, and lots more!Read More»
Don’t forget about the annual Deltaville 5k fun run! – -and if you don’t want to run, they need volunteers. Please go to http://www.dvlrace.com/ to run or to volunteer for this great event!
Maritime Park’s Groovin’ and Music 2013 Schedule Announced – By Bill Powell
As the roof begins to cover the events pavilion, the volunteers and staff at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park are excited to announce the very talented schedule of music at the Park for 2013. The pavilion not only provides the “in case of rain” cover for the Waterfront Park’s casual music series “Groovin’ in the Park.”, but is also the main venue for the 2 annual dinner and dances at the Museum. As the North wing of the Pavilion is planned to be totally enclosed for year round use, the Museum is also looking at the possibility of offering some “up close and personal” music and performing arts events over the cold months.
Below is the currently scheduled music at the Museum. Grab a pair of scissors and cut out a copy for your fridge. Advance ticket information is at the end of this article.Read More»
Rappahannock River Railroaders is holding its spring open house on April 13th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Come see the extensive model train layouts: O gauge (Lionel), HO gauge and G gauge. Trains will be running on each layout. There has been more progress made on them as well. Light food and beverages available. Who knows, you might even like to join the club and participate in all the fun.
Date of Event – 04/13/2013
Start Time – 10:00 AM
Ending time – 2:00 PM
Venue or location – Deltaville, VA
Street address – 83 Ball Park Road
Cost of the event or free? – Free
The third annual Middle Bay Boat Show at Norview Marina will take place on May 4th and 5th at Norview Marina. Come see more than thirty exhibitors of boats, motors, electronics and marine services! Admission is free and there are fun activities for the kids too!
Date of Event - 05/04/2013 – 05/05/2013
Start Time - 10am
Ending time - 6pm
Street address - 18691 General Puller Highway, P.O. Box 219
Cost of the event or free? – Free!