Posted on October 11, 2008 by mrwilliamsburg
28th ANNUAL POQUOSON SEAFOOD FESTIVAL SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 17-19, 2008
The City of Poquoson presents the 28th Annual Poquoson Seafood Festival October 17-19, 2008 in Poquoson Municipal Park, 830 Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson, VA 23662. The Festival honors the Working Watermen of the Chesapeake Bay and the rich coastal heritage of Poquoson. It includes musical entertainment, a juried arts & crafts show, dozens of food vendors, a children’s area, and nautical events including a Work Boat Race and a Fishing Tournament. The event is family-oriented and offers something for everyone. Holding with its rich tradition, the festival will feature outstanding national and regional musical entertainment on the BB & T Municipal Stage. Local and Regional Legend Slapwater will appear on Friday night, October 17, 2008. On Saturday, October 18, 2008, join us for a great musical line-up of Everyday Circus followed by Fat Back & The Cadillacs. On Sunday, October 19, 2008 National Country music sensation Jake Owen will perform. Additional regional entertainment on the Taylor’s Do It Center Food Pavilion Stage will include Tim Morgan and The Mojo Brothers, Made From Scratch, The Blues Cats, Big House Red, the Poquoson High School Band, and The Super Jazz Band Combo. As in years past, the Poquoson Seafood Festival hosts the Poquoson Art League Juried Arts & Crafts Show, one of the larger arts and crafts shows and sales in the state of Virginia with over 165 artisans expected to exhibit a myriad of outstanding crafts and original art work. The Langley Federal Credit Union Heritage Display Exhibit will feature numerous activities showcasing the history and heritage of the Chesapeake Bay Working Watermen. Also expected to participate are the Poquoson Historical Commission offering a variety of artifacts and documents relating to and illuminating Poquoson’s history, and the Poquoson Cultural Museum Committee who will provide information on plans for a Cultural Museum in Poquoson.
THE FESTIVAL FEATURES SPECIAL EVENING HOURS IN ITS ARTS AND CRAFTS AREAS AS WELL ON FRIDAY & SATURDAY. MANY ARTS & CRAFTS EXHIBITORS WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 10:00 PM ON THESE EVENINGS AND PATRONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO AVAIL THEMSELVES OF THE EXTENDED HOURS. Living up to its name, the Poquoson Seafood Festival offers some savory dishes from the surrounding waters in the Mid-Atlantic Residential and Villa Development Food Pavilion. Crab cakes, shrimp, oysters, clams, clam chowder, soft shell crabs, catfish, she crab soup, and many other festival favorites will be available for purchase. Another popular favorite slated for return is the KID’s KORNER Event Area. Stage performances, an arts & crafts activity area, amusement rides and more will be featured in the children’s area. Please note: Guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets for all concerts on Municipal Field.
Festival Hours: Friday, October 17, 2008 5:00-10:00 PM Saturday, October 18, 2008 10:00 AM-10:00 PM Sunday, October 19, 2008 12:30-6:30 PM
FESTIVAL DIRECTIONS & PARKING INFORMATION $5.00 Parking Fee All Areas
GENERAL PARKING From I-64 take the Poquoson Exit (256B) to Victory Blvd./Rt. 171. Remain on Rt. 171 for approximately 5-6 miles. Follow signs leading into the Festival Parking Area. PARKING FOR THE DISABLED From I-64 take the Poquoson Exit (256B) to Victory Blvd./Rt. 171. Remain on Rt. 171 for approximately 5-6 miles. Turn left on Wythe Creek Rd. Turn right on Hudgins Rd. Bear right on Hudgins Rd. onto Poquoson Ave. Turn right on Municipal Drive. Parking attendant will direct vehicles at this point. Handicapped sticker and accompanying identification will be required.SHUTTLE PARKING Should available on-site parking be full, you will be directed to one of our nearby shuttle parking lots. Bus transportation is provided at these locations for you. Festival staff and Police officers will direct you to the shuttle lot when appropriate.
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