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2023 Exhibitors


The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) will be an exhibitor at our 2023 Festival! They will have lots of hands on children's activities including fish printing and crafts.  Young and old alike will enjoy this exhibit.

To learn more visit their website, click here.

Ken Smith-Federally Licensed Raptor Bander

Ken banded three osprey chicks last Summer in Colonial Beach and he is looking to band many more this Summer.

He will explain the importance of bird banding!  Please visit his booth!

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Awesome Possumz, LLC

Karen will bring along one of her opossum ambassadors.  You will have the opportunity to be up close and personal!  I have been a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in VA since 2012

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I started Awesome 'Possumz in early 2019 when it was determined that Stuart, one of ​my former rehab animals, could not be released back into the wild, My mission of is to educate the public about the awesomeness of Virginia opossums. Learn More.


Potomac Riverkeeper, Inc. was founded in 2000 by a group of local community members who saw the need for stronger enforcement of federal, state, and local clean water protections in local rivers through grassroots advocacy and legal action. . Learn More.


The Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce is an active and vibrant part of our small community. We are committed to and advocate for our member businesses. We work with governmental and other non-governmental entities to enhance the future and well-being of the citizens of Colonial Beach. We educate ourselves and our community on issues related to tourism, public policy and economics to enhance our efficiency and effectiveness. Learn More.

The Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is responsible for the management of inland fisheries, wildlife, and recreational boating for the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are leading wildlife conservation and inspiring people to value the outdoors and their role in nature. Learn More.


Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1996, is the youngest member of the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The refuge was established to protect and conserve important wildlife habitats along the river and its major tributaries. Learn More.


The International Osprey Foundation (TIOF), was founded on Sanibel Island, Florida, USA, in 1981, it's founding principle, the protection and preservation of Ospreys worldwide. To that end, TIOF strives to educate the world community and offer research grants on raptor-related projects internationally. TIOF also recruits and coordinates teams of volunteers who build and maintain osprey nesting platforms and monitor osprey nests locally during breeding season. The information gathered provides research data to Osprey Watch, a central database for Osprey research. TIOF is committed to working with like-minded individuals, agencies and groups to achieve its goals.  Learn More.


The Northern Neck Chapter of the National Audubon Society (NNAS) holds monthly meetings in Kilmarnock, VA on the first Monday of October thru December and February thru June. The meetings feature speakers who are experts on some aspect of birds or other related animal species. Please join us at an upcoming NNAS meeting.  Learn More.


A National Historic Landmark, Stratford Hall preserves the legacy of the Lee family and its surrounding community.  Nestled along the Potomac River, Stratford Hall’s nearly 2,000 acres comes to life through the presentation and preservation of the 18th-century Great House, vibrant gardens, natural trails revealing breathtaking river views, and the stories of all who lived here.   Learn More.

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George Washington Birthplace National Monument

George Washington Birthplace National Monument is located in the Northern Neck of Virginia. It encompasses 551 acres of the former Popes Creek Plantation, the American ancestral home of the Washington Family where George Washington was born. In addition to a Colonial Revival farm, burial ground, visitor center, and historic structures, the park also has picnic grounds and a public beach. Learn More.

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Kate Garchinsky is a children’s book illustrator and an Eckelberry Artist Fellow at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Kate’s growing list of award-winning narrative nonfiction also includes a chapter book, Belle’s Journey: An Osprey Takes Flight, and five additional picture books in the Secret Life series, with more to come. Kate will be doing book signings of Belle’s Journey at our festival and demonstrating illustration techniques to our children!  Please be sure to stop by and see Kate and purchase a copy of her book!


Ainsley inspired the the Ainsley's Angels of America Foundation, the writing of a children’s book by her sister ( Born An Angel by Briley Rossiter ), and the Ainsley's Angels Race Series. In addition to ensuring everyone can experience endurance events, Ainsley's Angels of America aims to build awareness about America's special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life. Serving as advocates to providing education and participating as active members in local communities, we believe everyone deserves to be included. Learn More.


Dominion employs over 17,000 people in 15 states, providing reliable, affordable, clean energy to nearly 7 million customers. We are a leader in the clean energy transition, with a clear strategy to achieve Net Zero carbon and methane emissions. Headquartered in Richmond, VA, we're creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities we serve. We invest in communities where we live and work, and protect our natural resources.

We believe Actions Speak Louder. Learn More.


The mission of the Colonial Beach Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life for those who live in and around Colonial Beach through collaboration and the powerful, caring nature of community. Our approach is simple -- promote philanthropy and simplify the process of giving.  Learn More.


Northern Neck Land Conservancy

Accredited conservation nonprofit serving Essex, Lancaster, King George, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland.

We preserve working farms, woodlands, wetlands and more. We help people create conservation easements to permanently protect their land. 

Learn More.

Friends of Caledon State Park

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Environmental Team

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Tidewater Rehabilitation & Environmental Education

The vision of TREE is to promote coexistence between the human and nonhuman societies in Virginia and beyond. View website.

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The Center for Conservation Biology

More than a physical facility, The Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) is a group of professionals, students, and citizens who are dedicated to the common vision that the natural environment is an important part of our quality of life. CCB is a research group within William & Mary. The Center conducts primary research with applications to the management of land and bird species of conservation concern. View Website


Westmoreland State Park

145 Cliff Road, Montross, VA 22520;

Phone: 804-493-8821; 

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The Abraham and William Cooper Memorial Branch is a 4,720-square-foot building renovated for the library in 2000 in Westmoreland County, VA. Learn More.

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Wildlife Rescue League is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to providing care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife with the intent of releasing them back into their native habitat.  Learn More.

Virginia Master Naturalists are volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources, and public lands. Learn More.

The Colonial Beach Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality service to our citizens. Acting in partnership with the community, we will be proactive and promote a responsive and flexible approach to quality of life issues. Learn More.

Colonial Beach Outfitters
Creatively outfitting the community through collaborations! Get outside CB! Learn More.

The Southern Maryland Audubon Society (SMAS) is a chapter of the National Audubon Society (NAS) and is the largest citizen group involved in nature study and natural resource conservation issues in Southern Maryland. Learn More.

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