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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Kristi’s in the Burg Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Kristi's in the Burg logo

James City County is pleased to announce that Kristi’s in the Burg celebrated their anniversary of being open with a ribbon cutting. Kristi’s in the Burg is a bakery and sweets shop located at 5242 Olde Towne Road, Suite 10. Kristi’s in the Burg is owned ...

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Tourism News
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Sweethaven Lavender of Williamsburg Launches E-Commerce

Sweethaven Mercantile Shop photo by Lindsey Lyons Photography

Sweethaven Lavender of Williamsburg (Sweethaven) is pleased to announce they have launched e-commerce for their small batch, all-natural lavender products. A variety of Sweethaven skincare, culinary and lavender products including small or large dried bou...

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Tourism News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Willimasburg

Howl-O-Scream (HOS) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg opens on Saturday, Sept. 14 and is open on select days through Sunday, Oct. 27. Fear awaits in World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park’s collection of elaborate haunted houses, immersive themed scare zones, chal...

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Tourism Blog
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Tourism Revenue Grew in 2018

2018 Tourism revenue chart

Tourism revenue for James City County reached $442 million in 2018, a 2.3% change over 2017. Local tourism-related taxes were $19.1 million, a 7.1% increase over 2017. All data was received by the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) from U.S. Travel Associ...

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Tourism News
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Billsburg Brewery Hosts Oktoberfest Event

Billsburg Brewery - Oktoberfest flyer

Celebrate Oktoberfest with Billsburg Brewery on Saturday, Oct. 5 from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Enjoy beer courtesy of 16 local breweries from Hampton Roads. Each brewery will be pouring their own “fest bier” or a German-style lager in the p...

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Tourism News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

“TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia” Exhibit at Jamestown Settlement

TENACITY logo - Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Have you visited Jamestown Settlement lately? Make sure to check out “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia,” a special yearlong exhibition on display through January 5, 2020. The special exhibit explores little-known, captivating personal stori...

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Tourism News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Bacon’s Rebellion Special Events at Historic Jamestowne

Bacon's Rebellion

Enjoy a special evening walking tour, “The Burning of Jamestown” to commemorate Bacon’s Rebellion on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. During this special evening walking tour, guests will be led through the colonial town site and see the dramatic events unfol...

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Tourism News
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Fee Free Days at Historic Jamestowne

Historic Jamestowne

Throughout the year, there are several fee free days at Historic Jamestowne. On these select days, there is no admission fee.

Fee Free Days

  • Saturday, Sept. 28 in honor of National Public Lands Day
  • Monday, Nov. 11 in commemoration of Veterans Day

Admission is ...

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