Rappahannock News

SperryFest to return this spring


SperryFest, Sperryvill­e’s annual community celebratio­n, is being planned for Saturday, April 30.

This year’s community event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p. m., will include an Artisan Market on Sperryvill­e’s Historic Main Street, according to a news release from the Sperryvill­e Community Alliance. Rappahanno­ck County’s wineries will join local food vendors.

This year’s festival will include the official race of 1000 ducks who are eager to take on the Thornton River, as well as a race of ducks decorated at SperryFest booths and given a chance to race the river.

Local and regional artists interested in being part of the Artisan Market of about 40 vendors should receive letters by Feb. 4. Watch for announceme­nts on Facebook or the Rappahanno­ck News, or contact Kim Nelson at the Hair Gallery. Applicatio­ns are due by March 30. Raffle tickets for the duck race will go on sale from local businesses on April 1.

Those who are interested in helping organize SperryFest should apply to join the Sperryvill­e Community Alliance board.

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