If you’re planning one of the town’s biggest events of the year, you hope and pray for good weather. The Town of Urbanna’s prayers were answered on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5, in a rare stretch of November tshirt weather at the Urbanna Oyster Festival.
The temperatures felt more like August than November as record breaking high temperatures were felt on both days and that helped bring in crowds.
“It has to have been one of the largest crowds ever. High attendance years bring in nearly 60,000 people and I have a feeling we hit that,” said Pam Simon, event administrator for the Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation (UOFF).
This was the 65th annual Urbanna Oyster Festival. The festival started in 1958 when a group of town businessmen met to consider ways to bring more people into town. They started the forerunner of the festival known as “Urbanna Days.”
By 1961, the two day event was renamed the Urbanna Oyster Festival and the rest is history….