Welcome to Kilmarnock!

Whether it’s  your first visit or you are here year round, we’re glad you’re here and enjoying all that Kilmarnock and the Northern Neck has to offer.


Request for Bids

The Town of Kilmarnock desires to deter potential crime along its Main Street corridor within the 2 block area of Steptoe’s District. This request seeks a firm to provide integrated closed circuit camera services for this area.  Demonstrated experience in development and integration of equipment for street is highly preferred.

 In accordance with Federal Law 24 CFR, Part 85 and the Virginia Public Procurement Act, the Town is soliciting bids from firms interested in providing a turnkey installation of closed circuit TV camera and recording system.  Such services shall include all materials, labor, project management, software programming, final inspection\checkout and training and to provide a complete and operating system. For more information, click for the full  . . .Request for Sealed Bids. closed circuit cameras for main street. 11 2014. Bids are due by November 21, 2014.

Registration Open for 36th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade

 star spangled christmas WITH TEXT

Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce announces that “registration is open” for this year’s parade. The theme is “Star Spangled Christmas” when the parade comes down Main Street at 7:00 PM on Friday, December 12, 2014. Download the application, 2014-Parade-Packet-original.pdf, and be sure to return by the DEADLINE, November 26, 2014 to the Chamber office at 129 S. Main Street in Kilmarnock.

Holiday Decorating Contest for Businesses Comes Early This Year

merchant flyer

Residential  Holiday Decorating Contest on December 14, 2014, Be sure to register!

flyer for contest 2014

Governor Names November “Virginia’s Oyster Month”


 This effort began right here in Lancaster County when VISIONS Economic Development committee began discussions on how to increase local jobs and especially jobs related to our heritage industries on the water and our local watermen. VISIONS is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to coordinate community programs to reduce poverty. Hundreds of phone calls went out to State agencies, trade groups, tourism officials by our local team of Joni Carter (Executive Director of  VISIONS), Dudley Patteson (owner of the Dog and Oyster vineyard), Jimmie Carter (RGH Foundation) who brought in our partners in Middlesex County, Chris Ingram (Tourism & Economic Development) and the Middlesex County Economic Development & Tourism Board plus many others to tell this story.These conversations ultimately lead to a “mission to Richmond” to share why embracing the oyster, much like Maryland wants to “own” the blue crab, makes so much sense for the Commonwealth. We thank them for this hard but invaluable work.

Click here for the full press release and pictures from the Governor’s press conference. For more on the upcoming Virginia Oyster Trail and where to “Buy ‘em, Eat ‘em and Enjoy ‘Em” in Virginia’s Oyster Country!

Meetings Now On-line

Kilmarnock’s Town Council and Planning Commission meetings are now available on line for viewing. The meetings are accessible at no charge. Each meeting should be posted within 1-2 business days of the meeting. Visit the Kilmarnock, VA pages to select the meeting you are interested in.

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