Deltaville

Sheltered waters in deep creeks just off the Chesapeake Bay, marinas to suit every boater, wonderful regattas, stunning sunsets over the rivers, the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park, shops, restaurants, horse farms, local tomatoes, corn and melons, a farmers' market, fresh blue crab and softshells, fishing charters, tennis, golf, swimming - Deltaville has it all, under its peaceful and private veneer. The town is in Middlesex County, at the eastern tip of Virginia's Middle Peninsula, where the mouth of the Rappahannock flows into Chesapeake Bay.

In our headline image: enjoying lunch at Piankatank Golf Club on Stormont Road in nearby Hartfield; a marina view at sunset; Heaven Scent Bed & Breakfast at Chick Cove Manor on Route 33.

What's happening

Details and listings for the rest of the year are on our Events page.

News from the Southside Sentinel, Urbanna, VA

Our local weekly newspaper covering Middlesex county (Urbanna and Deltaville)
Community News
Maritime Museum begins Oar House expansion
Work began this week on a 1,726-square-foot addition to the Oar House at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park. The Oar House is currently the maintenance shed, equipment storage and repair shop for the museum’s grounds and buildings.

Luncheon/fashion show at Rosegill set for Dec. 5
The Annual Historic Urbanna Christmas House Tour will take place Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and includes five homes plus the James Mills Scottish Factor Store (Old Tobacco Warehouse).

Mathews Studio Tour set for Nov. 28-30
Thirteen local artists will open their studios on Thanksgiving weekend, Friday through Sunday, November 28-30, for the 13th Annual Made In Mathews Open Studio Tour.

First Friday to feature music, art, food
On Friday, December 5, starting at 6 p.m., Gloucester Arts on Main (GAM) will launch its Holiday Art Fair during its First Friday event, which will feature the music of the acoustical guitar players, songwriters and singers Lana Puckett and Kim Person.

Parks adds to long list of writing awards
Middlesex County author Brad Parks has won the Shamus Award for Best Hardcover Novel, the highest annual honor given by the Private Eye Writers of America and one of the most prestigious awards in crime fiction.

Holiday Gift Market due Saturday at maritime park
You can bet the 2014 season is going to finish up in style this Saturday, November 22, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. with the 8th Annual Holiday Gift Market. Lots of great shopping and more! This is the last scheduled public event at the maritime park for 2014 so don’t miss it.

Six stops are on Dec. 6 Historic Urbanna Christmas House Tour
The Annual Historic Urbanna Christmas House Tour will take place Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and includes five homes plus the James Mills Scottish Factor Store (Old Tobacco Warehouse).

Jackson Creek Christmas Cruise tickets on sale
The annual Jackson Creek Christmas Cruise is set for Friday, December 12 (rain date, December 13) in Deltaville. Tickets are available at J&W Seafood and Nauti Nell’s in Deltaville on a first-come, first-served basis.

U.S. Army Dixie Jazz Band wins top parade award
The winning entries in the 2014 Urbanna Oyster Festival Parade are as follows: Bands — 1. Washington and Lee High School; 2. Charles City High School; 3. Northumberland High School…

Firemen’s Parade winners named
The 1929 American LaFrance fire truck above won first place in the “privately-owned antique” category at the Urbanna Oyster Festival Fireman’s Parade last Friday.