Welcome to Kilmarnock!

Whether its  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.

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 Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan

Upcoming public hearing on the Town’s Comprehensive Plan

A public hearing will be conducted by the Kilmarnock Town Council on April 21, 2014 at 7 PM in the Kilmarnock Town Hall, 1 N. Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA.  This hearing is to solicit public comment on the town’s draft Comprehensive Plan that is being presented for adoption.  The 2014.comp.plan.draft and Appendix A is available for review at the Town office as well.  Inquiries shall be directed to email: msebra@kilmarnockva.com or phone: (804)435-1552 ext.32.

General Election: May 6th

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 is election day for the following elected positions:

  • Mayoral Candidates: Raymond C. Booth, Jr. (Incumbent) and Mae Umphlett
  • Town Council Candidates: Christopher L. Allen, Shawn E. Donahue (Incumbent), James G. Evans, Sr., Emerson L. Gravatt (Incumbent), Curtis Henry Smith

The final day to register to vote is April 14, 2014 and the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is April 29 (by mail) and May 3 (in person). 

ON  ELECTION DAY,  THE POLLS ARE REQUIRED TO OPEN AT 6:00 A.M. AND CLOSE AT 7:00 P.M. All Kilmarnock voting for Town Council elections is conducted at the Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department on School Street.

Culinary Madness Features Local Restaurants


Vote for your favorite Virginia culinary masterpieces! There are four groups containing incredible entrees, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and even a few desserts. The *TOP FOUR (4)* vote-getters in each group will battle it out in the first-ever Virginia is for Lovers Culinary Madness bracket challenge.

Check out five restaurants from the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. Click on  Culinary Madness  and then select you favorites from each grouping.

Starting April 10, the *TOP SIXTEEN (16)* finalists will be featured in the Savory Sixteen round with head-to-head matchups. The winners will move on to the Enticing Eight and then the Flavorful Four. Two finalists will be paired off in the championship round later in April with the winner being crowned the “Virginia is for Lovers Culinary Madness Champion” on April 29.

You may vote for as many dishes as you like in each group during the initial vote-off. Vote for any dish that you have enjoyed before, or just vote for whatever sounds delicious. 

NY Times features article on Chesapeake Bay & Return of the Oyster


In its second major article featuring our region  in the last 18 months, the Times turns its attention to the role of the oyster in cleaning the Bay and Rappahannock River Oyster Company’s role in aqua framing. It’s a good read and hopefully encourages travel  and more seafood consumption whether wild caught or farm raised. Read on . . . .

 Northern Neck & Kilmarnock Featured in Philadelphia Magazine


The winter has been tough all over and now that Spring is around the corner, folks are thinking “Travel”. Check out Philly Magazine’s suggestions on where to go . . . . yes, we’re on the list . . . . .

Kilmarnock: Part of 22 Great Virginia Small Towns


Virginia Tourism Corporation (think the “Virginia is for Lovers” people) are talking about the wonderful small towns in the state and all that small towns have to offer.  Kilmarnock gets a shout out! Click for more . . . .

Spring Burn Ban Continues Until April 30th

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The Spring Burn Ban runs Feb. 15 to April 30th. The 4 p.m. Law is a ban (or restriction) on open air burning before 4 o’clock in the afternoon if your fire is within 300 feet of the woods or dry grass which can carry the fire to the woods. You are allowed to burn between 4 p.m and midnight as long as you take proper care and precaution and attend your fire at all times. After 4 p.m., winds usually calm down and the relative humidity levels are on the increase, both of which reduce the potential for a debris fire or any outdoor open air fire to escape your control.

Debris burning is the Number One cause of wildfires in Virginia, closely followed by intentionally set or “arson” fires.

Please do your part to prevent forest fires!

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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