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Virginia Seafood Festivals

Updated on December 17, 2016

Virginia's Top Seafood Festivals

Seafood festivals are always popular in Virginia. Seafood lovers from far and wide congregate at these events to shop, enjoy music, and eat Virginia seafood.

Some seafood festivals celebrate a single type of seafood while others offer a wide range of items such as fish, oysters, clams, shrimp, and blue crabs.

Most festivals charge a single fee that gets you inside where seafood dishes are available as an all-you-can-eat format. Other festivals simply change an admission price for entrance and then vendors provide seafood and other foods.

Eastern Shore of Virginia Seafood Festival

This annual event serves oysters, clams, scallops, and fresh fish served all-you-can-eat treat at Tom's Cove Campground on Chincoteague Island.

Chincoteague Oyster Festival

The annual Oyster Festival in Chincoteague Island Virginia serves chincoteague oysters in a variety of traditional oyster recipes. Oysters are served raw on the half shell, steamed, single fried, or as oyster fritters.

Other foods include clams on the half shell, clam chowder, clam fritters, steamed crabs, cole slaw, potato salad, hush puppies, hot dogs, and Pepsi.

Cape Charles Harvest Festival

This Harvest Festival is held near Cape Charles Virginia. The event celebrates the Eastern Shore of Virginia's fall harvests of produce and seafood. The event features all-you-can-eat soft shell crabs, shrimp, crab cakes, sweet potato pie, fried green tomatoes, and more.

Urbanna Oyster Festival

The Annual Urbanna Oyster Festival is held in November in Urbanna Va. The event is sponsored by the Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation, a non-profit organization.

Crowds for the two-day event can be as high as 75,000 visitors. The festival has food and craft booths as well as a Fireman's Parade.

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