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Seafood Festival tickets go on sale this weekend

One of the hottest tickets in town goes on sale right after midnight Friday.

The Abingdon Ruritan Club’s Spring Seafood Festival—which will be held this year on Wednesday, May 15—is a perennial sell-out, as people flock to Guinea from throughout the region to enjoy a day of music, dancing, drink, fellowship and, most importantly for its regular devotees, an all-you-can-eat spread of some of the finest seafood available on the East Coast.

A virtual army of Abingdon Ruritan volunteers descends on the festival grounds at Bena twice a year to hold this incredibly popular seafood festival in spring and fall.

Gates open at 2 p.m., with food served from 3-8 p.m.; alcohol booths close down at 7:30.

The Abingdon seafood festival has been going on for nearly 40 years; last spring, the club celebrated its milestone 70th event.

The all-you-can-eat-and-drink affair includes oysters (roasted, fried and on the half shell), clams (Guinea clam chowder, fritters and steamed), frie...

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