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13 Fall Festivals on the Coast

Who says cotton candy, clambakes, and Ferris wheels don't mix? Find these and more at the following seasonal seaside celebrations.

Urbanna Oyster Festival
Photo: Urbanna Oyster Festival

Urbanna Oyster Festival

Urbanna, Virginia, November 1-2, 2013

Join the festival's Queen and "Little Miss Spat"―a spat is a baby oyster―along with more than 75,000 others for two days of old-fashioned, family-oriented fun. Don't miss the event's two parades. One is traditional―think marching bands, antique cars, and floats. The other, The Fireman's Parade, features more than 100 fire and rescue vehicles of every size and description. On Saturday, cheer on professional shuckers from around the state as they vie for the title of champion of the annual Oyster Shucking Contest. And we can't forget the abundance of delicious oysters served raw, roasted, fried, smoked, steamed, and stewed.

Admission is free, parking is $10 on Friday and $20 on Saturday; 804/758-0368 or urbannaoysterfestival.com.

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