Author: Bill Powell
15th Art & Seafood Festival Oct 20th at Maritime Park
Ray Pittman & the “Revival” Onstage 10:30am-2pm
October is here, the leaves are turning and here comes the 14th Annual Holly Point Art & Seafood Festival on Saturday, October 20th from 10am-4pm. This jewel of a festival offers original art, seafood, festival food, model trains, a classic car show, live music, area maritime and history exhibits, restored workboats, creek cruises, nature trails, gardens: in short, fun, food and activites for the whole family. There is something for everyone..
It all happens at Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park at 287 Jackson Creek Road in Deltaville on October 21st.
Often called the “Best Little Festival on the Peninsula”, the A&SFF offers art, of course, from artists working in all media that’s guaranteed to appeal to everyone, but there’s also much, much more to do, see and hear at this one of a kind Fall festival.
What makes this Festival a “one of a kind.”? Location and diversity! For the third year all of the artists will be displaying in the scenic “Waterfront Park” area of the Park overlooking beautiful Mill Creek. With the Fall colors and the water view, this Festival offers a natural “art” of its own. Check out our Nature Trails, the Gardens and sculptures, arbors, the Turner Fountain, Fall colors, flowers, benches, picnic tables, natural waterfront, scenic Mill Creek, the spacious Pierwalk, newly completed “Living Shoreline Exhibit” and grassy, manicured parking areas all right on the property. It’s perfect for a family outing. The Nature Park and Waterfront make an easygoing counterpoint to the many of the artists and other exhibitions and activities.
Don’t forget the Seafood! Watch the paper and our website for more details as we get closer to the 20th.
Make a day of it. The Bistro opens at 8am in the Events Pavilioin with made freshly made biscuits and your favorite eg sandwich . Tom Lively will open his Bloody Mary bar at 8 as well featuring his signature Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas, and screwdrivers.
The seafood featuring shrimp, fish sandwiches, shrimp salad, crab cakes, and Fish n’ chips starts serving around 10am as the Museum opens its doors with Chesapeake Bay maritime and local history exhibits. The local steamed oysters and famous Carolina Barbeque will be served out of the new Tea House kitchen on the Waterfront…
Memory Lane Car Club will be showing off their beautiful classic and antique cars.
All you car buffs will find something to strike your fancy. This collection of cars needs to be seen to be appreciated.
The F.D. Crockett will be on the dock for tours and the Explorer Society will be showing off the Museum’s replica of John Smith’s 1600’s shallop, used to map and explore the Bay.
Captain Pete Cardozo will be running Creek cruises aboard the “Only Son” a restored Deltaville deadrise on the floating pier around 10am..
Try your hand at tonging for oysters at our oyster reef off our dock. Check out the crab shedding tank.
The Rappahannock Railroaders will operate their new elevated model train town and track set up like a motocross.. This is a BIG model train system. Chug, Chug, Whoo! Whoo! Fun for train buffs of all ages.
In the events Pavilion the horns and rhythm section of the Ray Pittman “Revival” .Join local favorite Ray Pittman and his keyboards on the Pavilion Stage from 10:30am-2pm. There will be a beer and wine cash bar during the show.
Admission to the Festival is free. Parking in our very convenient grass lots is only a $5 donation per vehicle with plenty of mobility restricted parking and some golf carts to aid with moving back and forth if needed.
All artist in any media, interested in a booth at the Festival, please call the Museum office at 804-776-7200.. Spaces still available.
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 Citgo Station, or follow the festival signs.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org , write to Box 466, Deltaville, VA or call at 804- 776-7200.