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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 09, 2006
Contact: Jim Meisner Jr., DCR Public Relations Specialist, (804) 786-8442, jim.meisner@dcr.virginia.gov

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 WestmorelandState Park Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sponsored by the Westmoreland County Tourism Council, the Westmoreland CountyChamber of Commerce and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation,the festival features live bluegrass, gospel music, food, wine tasting, children’sactivities, 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, theChantey Singers of the Menhaden Boats, Kat Face Band, and the Colonial BeachSoggy Bottoms.

Activities include Crab Races, search and rescue dog demonstrations, Billthe Magic Man, colonial era childrens games and more. Former Newport NewsDaily Press cartoonist Phil Mckenny will draw free caricatures from 10-11:30a.m.
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 renta watercraft and paddle down the Potomac River.

The park is on Route 3, six miles west of Montross and approximately 50miles east of Fredericksburg.
For more information call the park at (804) 493-8821.

For campground or cabin reservations, call the Virginia State Parks ReservationCenter at 1-800-933-PARK. For more information about Virginia State Parks,visit www.dcr.virginia.gov .

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