Seafood Festival

Our Seafood Festivals are held twice yearly and are located at 8784 Guinea Road, Bena, Va.

  • 3rd Wednesday of each May
  • 3rd Wednesday of each October

Purchase Tickets


Tickets for the Fall Seafood Festival go on sale Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Fliers will be mailed out on Wednesday, July 2.  All ticket sales will stop at midnight on Saturday, September 27.  The September 27 cut-off date will be strictly adhered to.  Everyone who would like to come to the Fall Seafood Festival MUST buy tickets by the cut-off date.

Tickets: Tickets are $50.00 each. Tickets are available here online (Pay-Pal),or by mail. If you purchase online there is an additional $2.00 cost per ticket.  To purchase tickets by mail, send a request to Abingdon Ruritan Club, P.O. Box 22, Bena, Va. 23018. Enclose a check made payable to “Abingdon Ruritan Club” and include a self-addressed, stamped, legal size envelope.  Price of ticket includes all the seafood you can eat and also beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Gate opens at 2:30 pm, but NO food or beverages will be served until 3:00 pm.

Food Menu: Oysters; fried, steamed and on half-shell; steamed clams, clam fritters and clam chowder; fried scallops; fried fish; steamed shrimp; steamed crabs; hush-puppies; BBQ with cole- slaw; French fries; cake; ice cream; and cheese with the wine.

Beverage Menu: Beer, wine, mixed drinks(no shots), soft drinks, water, and coffee.

Entertainment: Music by the Janitors.

Free parking; Coolers are NOT allowed; Pets are NOT allowed; Food and beverages may NOT be taken outside the festival grounds. Covered seating areas available, you may bring in lawn chairs. Firearms NOT allowed. Political campaigning is NOT allowed.

Interested in being a sponsor?

Please contact Rose Taylor for more information, at 804-815-2593 or email her at