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Hopewell is located in Prince George County 22 miles SW of Richmond between Petersburg and Williamsburg along Highway 10 on the banks of the James River near Prequile National Wildlife Refuge. It is in the Central Region of the state. Hopewell is an outgrowth of old City Point, which was founded in 1613 as the second English settlement in America. Diversified industry has brought prosperity to this quiet seaport. Merchant's Hope Church, 6 miles southeast on Hwy 641, is an example of 1657 Colonial architecture. Adventure Cruises Inc offers breakfast and dinner excursions which afford a view of the area's plantations and Civil War sites. A brochure detailing a walking tour of the City Point National Historic District is available at the visitors center. The center also offers walking and driving tour brochures of the Crescent Hills area; a self-guided Virginia Civil War Trail driving tour is available April-October.

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02/07 Coming to The area
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Festival Milton DE May25 This festival celebrates horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds, long considered to be natural wonders of Delaware Bay. Count yourself among the 1,500-plus visitors who annually enjoy: arts and crafts, as well as an art show, boat rides down the Broadkill River, canoe trips on Prime Hook Creek, exhibits, games, great food, music, scavenger hunt, trail walks at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, train rides for the kids and more.
Hampton Roads Greek Festival Hampton Roads VA May30-June2 Winner of the Peninsula Gold Award for best outdoor festival in 2012.
Virginia Pork Festival Emporia VA June12 The Virginia Pork Festival is one of the East Coast's largest food festivals, combines outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music from multiple stages.
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Harrisonburg VA June9-16 The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people.
Maryland Crab and Seafood Festival National Harbor MD August17 A celebration of the bounty of Chesapeake Bay complete with thousands of crabs, delicious beers and wines and other mouth-watering seafood.