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Crab festival returns Sept. 17

The 11th annual Irvington Crab Festival will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, under the big top on Irvington Town Commons next to the Steamboat Era Museum.

The crab festival is the museum’s largest fundraising event of the year. The $60 ticket includes crabs, barbecue, hot dogs and soft drinks. Crabs will be served starting at 5 p.m. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.

Ticket prices increase to $75 on Aug. 17. Admission for children 12 and under will remain at $20 and children under five are admitted free. Admissions may be purchased online at, at the museum Thursday-Monday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. or by calling 804-438-6888 during museum hours.

This event sells out every year and admissions are not sold at the door.

Sponsorships are still available. Call the museum for more information. The museum educates visitors about the importance of the steamboat era on the Northern Neck, and, as a tourist destination, adds t...

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