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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 09, 2006
Contact: Jim Meisner Jr., DCR Public Relations Specialist, (804) 786-8442, email@example.com
Westmoreland State Park hosts Cultural Heritage Festival Sept. 16
The fourth annual "Come Home to Westmoreland" Heritage Festival, celebrating Virginia and honoring its people, will be held at Westmoreland State Park Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sponsored by the Westmoreland County Tourism Council, the Westmoreland County
Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation,
the festival features live bluegrass, gospel music, food, wine tasting, children?s
activities, and arts and crafts. Combined parking/admission fees range from
$7 per car to $30 for buses.
Featured performances include the Rappahannock American Indian Dancers, the Chantey Singers of the Menhaden Boats, Kat Face Band, and the Colonial Beach Soggy Bottoms.
Activities include Crab Races, search and rescue dog demonstrations, Bill
the Magic Man, colonial era childrens games and more. Former Newport News
Daily Press cartoonist Phil Mckenny will draw free caricatures from 10-11:30
After enjoying great food and exhibits from some of Virginias finest artisans, stroll around the shaded park, take a walk along the sandy beach, or rent a watercraft and paddle down the Potomac River.
The park is on Route 3, six miles west of Montross and approximately 50
miles east of Fredericksburg.
For more information call the park at (804) 493-8821.
For campground or cabin reservations, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 1-800-933-PARK. For more information about Virginia State Parks, visit www.dcr.virginia.gov .
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