Make Plans for the Urbanna Oyster Festival This Fall

Virginia Oysters are the pride of the Chesapeake Bay – especially here on the Northern Neck of Virginia! There are plenty of ways to get your hands on these delicious, briny treats, including at our boutique hotel in Irvington. But if you really want to dive deep into the world of Virginia Oysters, don’t miss the Urbanna Oyster Festival in November.

This November will mark the 65th year of the delicious Urbanna Oyster Festival, celebrated just across the Rappahannock River, about 20 minutes from Hope and Glory Inn. The oysters served at this event – and really at venues all over the Northern Neck of Virginia – are legendary.

As you slurp down Virginia Oysters, you’ll enjoy various tastes best described as bay breezes, salt water, and sunshine – the key ingredients in growing any quality oyster, of course. The Urbanna Oyster festival isn’t the only place to enjoy these salty treats from the sea. You can enjoy some of the best Virginia oysters – paired with the perfect, crisp Virginia wines, we might add – right here at The Dog & Oyster Micro-Vineyard & Oyster Bar, located on the grounds of our very own Hope and Glory Inn.

Apart from indulging in some of the best Virginia oysters, a stay at our Irvington, VA Bed and Breakfast is the opportunity to embrace the good life in coastal Virginia. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Chesapeake Bay. Book your room at our Irvington, Bed and Breakfast today!

People eating oysters at the Urbanna Oyster Festival near our Irvington, VA Bed and Breakfast

What to Expect at the Urbanna Oyster Festival

The 2022 Urbanna Oyster Festival will take place the weekend of November 4th and 5th in the town of Urbanna, which is about a 20-minute drive from our Irvington, VA Bed and Breakfast. The Urbanna Oyster Festival is a wonderful celebration of all things oyster. It offers the perfect excuse to whisk your sweetheart away for a memorable couple’s retreat on the Northern Neck of Virginia.

Over two days, more than 50,000 people descend on this small town for the Urbanna Oyster Festival. The streets in downtown Urbanna shut down for the celebration, and people arrive at the venues by both land and by boat. There are more than 50 vendors at the Urbanna Oyster Festival, showcasing a wide variety of oysters and oyster presentations.

Whether you like your oysters Raw, Steamed, Roasted, Rockefeller, Fried, Stewed, or served in a dish like Oyster Pot Pie, you’ll find something to satisfy that craving. It’s truly a fantastic celebration for foodies – but that’s not all the Urbanna Oyster Festival has to offer.

There are also several arts and crafts vendors each year at the Urbanna Oyster Festival, an antique auto show, historical boat exhibits, live music, and so much more. You can get a complete listing of the events and festival highlights here. There’s also a wine and craft beer tasting area at the Urbanna Oyster Festival.

Beer, wine, oysters, live music, and plenty of fun. What else could you possibly ask for from the Urbanna Oyster Festival? No wonder it’s one of the most popular events of the year. There’s no admission to enter the festival, and most things are pay-as-you-go, with the possibility of fees to enter things like the wine or beer tasting areas.

While you attend the Urbanna Oyster Festival, make sure you stay at Hope and Glory Inn, where you'll find this amazing garden bath.

The Most Unique Place to Stay in Virginia

While you will find some of the best Virginia Oysters right here in the northern neck of Virginia, that’s not the only reason to spend some time with us on the Chesapeake Bay this November. The opportunity to stay at our luxury Virginia Bed and Breakfast is unparalleled and offers a wonderfully romantic and cozy place to spend some time with your sweetheart.

Irvington has been hailed as one of the most romantic places in Virginia. With breathtaking scenery, award-winning wineries and restaurants, and that quaint small-town charm that’s easy to love, it’s not a surprise. Take the romance to the next level by staying at our Bed and Breakfast in Irvington, Virginia.

We offer a range of traditional guest rooms or cottages to choose from, each outfitted with a wonderful range of luxurious amenities. Enjoy the peaceful ambiance of water cascading into our saltwater pool, or bathe in our one-of-a-kind outdoor garden bath. Enjoy romantic meals at one of the finest restaurants in Irvington, Virginia, The Colonnade, located right here at Hope and Glory Inn. We recently earned recognition by TripSavvy as the “best hotel for foodies” in the Chesapeake Bay area.

The Urbanna Oyster Festival may be what gets you to the “tiny but tony” town of Irvington. Still, the uncompromising elegance and welcoming hospitality at our boutique hotel in Irvington, Virginia, will keep you here. Book your room today!

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