If you like artwork and nature, you’ll love the annual Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show! Talented artists from several states gather to showcase their wildfowl-inspired creations in White Stone, VA, from March 16th to 17th. As you stroll through the venue, a variety of paintings, photographs, and carvings are sure to catch your eye. You can purchase your favorites or simply marvel at the selection. Either way, this 40th annual celebration is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a piece of Northern Neck culture. Read on and find out how to make the most of it! And, don’t forget to explore our free Vacation Guide to see what other treasures are waiting for you in the Northern Neck!
Your Guide to the Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show
The 40th annual Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show takes place on March 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and March 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Learn all about this must-see event and catch the excitement at the White Stone Volunteer Fire Department this year!
Attend the Preview Night Gala
To get a head-start on the event, feel free to attend the Preview Night Gala on March 15th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It’s the perfect opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the artwork and even purchase items ahead of time! There will be a special door prize and autographed show prints as well as food and beverages to enjoy. Tickets are $60 per person and include admission for both days of the Waterfowl Show!
Explore Waterfowl-Inspired Artwork
When the event officially begins, you’re invited to stroll through the exhibitor booths and see some stunning displays. These include original paintings, hand-carved decoys, and photographs capturing a variety of bird species. Some of the best artists and artisans along the East Coast travel to White Stone for this event, so you can expect to see remarkable creations.
Support the Community
The Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show is more than an opportunity to showcase arts and crafts. It’s also an excellent source of funds for an important community organization. 100 percent of the proceeds from the event go toward operation costs for the White Stone Volunteer Fire Department! So, in addition to having a fun time and taking home unique souvenirs, you’re supporting the community!
Stay Nearby at the Hope and Glory Inn!
If you’re interested in attending the Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show, look no further than the Hope and Glory Inn! We’re only five minutes from the venue and offer much more than a luxurious place to stay. A weekend at our Irvington inn is an experience! You can walk to The Dog and Oyster Vineyard to try medal-winning wines and fresh Rappahannock oyster specials, make reservations for gourmet meals in our restaurant, enjoy seasonal boat cruises, and more!
Before enjoying one of our gourmet breakfasts and beginning your Northern Neck adventures, a night in Cottage 2 will provide you with the restful night’s sleep you’ve been dreaming of! This private cottage comes with a charming front porch, spacious living room, and a queen-size bed with premium linens. Of course, you can always expect the finest amenities during your stay as well!
Book your stay today and find out why we’re the preferred choice for relaxation and romance in the Northern Neck!