2018 Holiday Gift Market, Deltaville Maritime Museum

Thanksgiving is on its way, and with it Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park’s 11th Annual “Holiday Gift Market” happening on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 24th from 9am-1pm. This is the Maritime Park’s “shopper friendly” local alternative to the traffic and congestion of the “Black Friday” Weekend.

Beat the mall crowds, enjoy the Fall colors in the Park and shop local too! Need some fresh local produce, honey, eggs, goat cheese or other local foods for that Sunday dinner? Looking for that extra special and unique gift for a certain someone for Christmas? You can find it here.

You get it all as our vendors bring out their Christmas and gift oriented items for this special market. Billz Bistro, located in the events pavilion’s North wing, opens at 8am with a special “breakfast only” Holiday menu.

The Bistrobrunchers will offer, along with their famous local egg sandwiches and fresh baked biscuits, breakfast plates serving their new “BistroBenedict”. This new dish can be ordered  with either bacon, country ham, or crab. Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas will be offered at the bar for a true Holiday “Brunch”.

David and his Snak-Shak will serve the hamburgers, hot dogs and BBQ for the Holiday Market. The Snak –Shak will be in the Waterfront Park next to the Tea House.

Marty brings all his flavors of his “Swineskins” to the Waterfront. Check out his new salt and vinegar flavor. Marty says he will be also doing the funnel cakes that were a such a big hit at the Art & Seafood Fest.

Holiday vendors will line the avenues and gardens toward the waterfront as the Park shows off its autumn colors. The leaves of the forests and arbors are turning to their vivid reds, yellow and orange against an evergreen backdrop. All the Park’s trails and gardens are open for strolling or just sitting and relaxing. Grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate at Billz Bistro, sit and enjoy.

The Nationally Historic Registered F.D.Crockett will be back at the dock from her “ambassador” voyage to Carter’s Creek and “Taste by the Bay”, offering tours of this beautifully restored Bay Buyboat. Boat Shop volunteer Director John England and his worthy crew will also be manning Hull 102 at the Boat Shop.

The Museum’s John Smith replica shallop, “Explorer”, will be on display in her new “Land Dock” display building next to the Museum as the Explorer Society does some maintenance after her busy season. Enjoy the new walk and plantings around the Museum.

The Deltaville Maritime Museum opens early at 9am with the Museum presenting several new and improved exhibits. The Museum gift shop will be open with unique gifts for everyone.  Check out the stuffed toys for the kids.

The Museum will remain open til 4pm.

All craftsmen, artists and vendors who have gift and Christmas oriented items and wish to be a vendor at the Holiday Market, call the Museum office. There is plenty of room in Holly Point Park.

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park, a volunteer, all donation, non-profit organization, is located in Deltaville, VA. at 287 Jackson Creek Road. To get to the Museum and Park, follow Route 33 through Deltaville and turn right across from the Citgo Station.

To find out everything you need to know about the Museum and Park, donate, volunteer, or become a Member with all its many benefits visit our website www.deltavillemuseum.com, or Google “Deltaville Maritime Museum”. You may also e-mail the Museum office at: office@deltavillemuseum.com write to Box 466, Deltaville, VA or call the office at 804- 776-7200.

Visit “Memory Lane” of Classic Cars at Deltaville Art & Seafood Festival

By Bill Powell

Did you know that the upcoming 15th Annual Holly Point Art & Seafood Festival will have so much more than just delicious eats and beautiful art? We’re delighted to announce that the event this year – held on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Nature Park – will also feature some of the finest classic cars this region has to offer.

The classic cars themselves will start rolling into the festival at 10 a.m. thanks to the Memory Lane Car Club, based in Kilmarnock. Memory Lane Car Club formed with the express purpose to encourage the owners of antique, classic and even exotic motor vehicles to get together to operate, work on, exhibit and drive.

Spokesman Jack Ashburn said, “we do this for fun and to help organizations like the Maritime Park with their fundraising. The Museum is there for the community, we want to be there for them, both now and in the future.”

The club will bring more than 40 classic examples of “rollin’ steel.”

Not into cars? That’s ok, too! The festival all centers around the arbors of the Museum’s scenic  “Waterfront Park” on Mill Creek. Starting at 10 a.m., Museum volunteers will offer steamed shrimp, clam chowder, shrimp salad, fish fillets, crab cakes, fries and hush puppies in the Pavilion kitchen and oysters next to the Tea House. Egg sandwiches, Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas will also be served in the Pavilion beginning at 8 a.m. BBQ and oysters will be served out of  the new Tea House kitchen.

To complement the Museum’s Seafood operation, David’s Snak-Shak will be serving hot dogs and hamburgers and Marty’s Swineskins will bring all his flavors of crunchy creations along with funnel cakes.

Enjoy leisurely creek cruises with Cap’n Pete.

Deltaville’s own diesel mechanic Henry Lackey  will bring the “clackeda-clackeda” of his burly antique diesel engines.

In the Turner Fountain Courtyard, Museum Education coordinator Karen Minter and her crew will offer a fun mix of children’s games and activities.

Local troubadour David Moran will play in the Pavilion’s North Wing from roughly 9 to 10:30 a.m. Favorite Ray Pittman will take the Pavilion stage with his very large horn band and rhythm section, the “Revival,” from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The traditional sounds of the “Cigar Box String Band” will also be live at the Park.

The Rappahannock Railroaders will operate the “DMM Line Elevated Railway” at the festival and the “Explorer Society” will showing off the Museum’s own Captain John Smith replica “Explorer.”

Renowned local historian Larry Chowning will be on the waterfront with his popular books on local history.

The Deltaville Maritime Museum is located at 287 Jackson Creek Road, and by water on Mill Creek.

“Scary Halloween” Coming Up Oct. 31, 2018 at Maritime Park

You’re invited to gather with ghosts, ghouls and goblins at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park’s always popular 12th annual “Scary Halloween in the Park,” happening Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. (conveniently held this year on the actual date of Halloween and the official date to observe Halloween as set by the County of Middlesex).

All area families are welcome.

“Scary Halloween in the Park” offers a safe, spacious park for all to come and enjoy Halloween. You will find plenty of convenient, lit, parking, a less “scary” area in the “Perilous Pavilion” where volunteers and businesses hand out candy to all, hayrides (2 wagons this year) through the ghosts, goblins and holo-illusions of the “Field of Screams,” and the very, verrry, scary  paths through the “Wailin’ Woods” for the stout of heart.

There is always plenty of candy, candy, candy for all.

Hot dogs and hot chocolate available.

All businesses, organizations and individuals are all welcome to come out and staff their own table to hand out candy, either as a promotion or just plain fun. If interested, please call Kristen, Jamie, or Renee at the Museum office at 804-776-7200. Candy tables provided.

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park is located in Deltaville, Virginia at 287 Jackson Creek Road. To get to the Museum and Park, follow Route 33 through Deltaville and turn right across from the Citgo Station.

To find out everything you need to know about the Museum and Park, donate, volunteer, or become a Member with all its many benefits visit www.deltavillemuseum.com or e-mail the Museum office at office@deltavillemuseum.com.

For more information contact Bill Powell at wdwrks@va.metrocast.net.

Groovin’ in the Park, Josh Walker Quartet, September 1, 2018

The Josh Walker Quartet will perform at the Deltaville Maritime Museum’s Groovin’ in the Park outdoor concert series on Saturday, September 1 from 5 to 8 pm.
“Groovin’ in the Park” is the Deltaville Maritime Museum’s casual, outdoor concert series running every fourth Saturday May-Sept.
The concert is held on the Waterfront Stage overlooking Mill Creek. In the event of rain, the concert is held in the Events Pavilion. This is a “bring your own lawn chair, cooler and picnic” event. Don’t have time to put together a picnic? A food concession stand is located at the museum next to the Tea House. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Children under 12 are free. Tickets may be purchased on the Deltaville Maritime Museum’s website here, at the museum office or Nauti-nell’s in Deltaville. Ask about the “Members Package” and save $45.

Groovin’ in the Park, Toby Gillie Trio, Flabbergasted and Stuck on a Name, August 25, 2018

The Toby Gillie Trio, Flabbergasted and Stuck on a Name (reggae) will perform at the Deltaville Maritime Museum’s Groovin’ in the Park outdoor concert series on Saturday, August 25 from 5 to 8 pm.

 

“Groovin’ in the Park” is the Deltaville Maritime Museum’s casual, outdoor concert series running every fourth Saturday May-Sept.

The concert is held on the Waterfront Stage overlooking Mill Creek. In the event of rain, the concert is held in the Events Pavilion. This is a “bring your own lawn chair, cooler and picnic” event. Don’t have time to put together a picnic? A food concession stand is located at the museum next to the Tea House. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Children under 12 are free. Tickets may be purchased on the Deltaville Maritime Museum’s website here, at the museum office or Nauti-nell’s in Deltaville. Ask about the “Members Package” and save $45.

Groovin’ in the Park, StonesThrow and Tom Euler Band, July 28, 2018

StonesThrow and the Tom Euler Band will perform at the Deltaville Maritime Museum’s Groovin’ in the Park outdoor concert series on Saturday, July 28 from 5 to 8 pm.

 

“Groovin’ in the Park” is the Deltaville Maritime Museum’s casual, outdoor concert series running every fourth Saturday May-Sept.

The concert is held on the Waterfront Stage overlooking Mill Creek. In the event of rain, the concert is held in the Events Pavilion. This is a “bring your own lawn chair, cooler and picnic” event. Don’t have time to put together a picnic? A food concession stand is located at the museum next to the Tea House. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Children under 12 are free. Tickets may be purchased on the Deltaville Maritime Museum’s website here, at the museum office or Nauti-nell’s in Deltaville. Ask about the “Members Package” and save $45.

Groovin’ in the Park, Clayton Neal, Dixie Power Trio and N’Awlins Jazz and Zydeco, June 23, 2018

Middlesex County’s own Clayton Neal, the Dixie Power Trio & N’Awlins Jazz and Zydeco will perform at the Deltaville Maritime Museum’s Groovin’ in the Park outdoor concert series on Saturday, June 23 from 5 to 8 pm.

“Groovin’ in the Park” is the Deltaville Maritime Museum’s casual, outdoor concert series running every fourth Saturday May-Sept.

The concert is held on the Waterfront Stage overlooking Mill Creek. In the event of rain, the concert is held in the Events Pavilion. This is a “bring your own lawn chair, cooler and picnic” event. Don’t have time to put together a picnic? A food concession stand is located at the museum next to the Tea House. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Children under 12 are free. Tickets may be purchased on the Deltaville Maritime Museum’s website here, at the museum office or Nauti-nell’s in Deltaville. Ask about the “Members Package” and save $45.