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December 8, 2017
"Savor the Season" Progressive Home Tour

5:30pm-9pm. Tour starts at The Museum of Chincoteague Island, 7125 Maddox Blvd.

Relax and enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of the season, on Chincoteague Islands only progressive dinner tour that features 4 courses of delicious holiday delights with wine pairings. You'll be entertained, informed, and well-fed!

Enjoy a first course selection of hors d' oeuvres' at the Museum of Chincoteague Island.

For the second course you will be chauffeured to the Home of the famous Taylor Street Cowboys, where guests can enjoy a Carving Board Cowboy feast amid stylish country decor and a grand yard display.

For the third course, it's off to "Myrtle on Mumford" for some traditional Chincoteague fare . Myrtle on Mumford is a newly-constructed replica of a typical single-story Chincoteague home of the 1920's, with modern amenities added. As you enter the home, you will see a vast assortment of memorabilia from the early 1900's.

For the final course guests will be transported to a Christmas wonderland as they arrive at Christmas Manor, where you will be greeted by none other than Mr. & Mrs. Claus who will be hosting a tour of their vacation home, Santa's brilliant yard display and of course an amazing display of Desserts and Holiday Sweets baked by Mrs. Claus.

Tickets are $50 per guest. Advance reservations are required.. You must be 21 years of age or older to participate. For reservation times, please call 757-894-0924. For more information visit Christmas By The Sea. All proceeds benefit Christmas By The Sea events.

December 9, 2017
Breakfast with Santa

Seating at 9am and 11am. This includes a breakfast buffet, photos with Santa, gingerbread decorating, face painting, hot chocolate bar, etc. Guests can call 757-336-0512 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

December 9, 2017
CCA Annual Holiday Fundraising Cookie Sale

11am-1pm. A variety of delicious homemade cookies will be sold by the pound. Proceeds go to benefit the CCA Building fund. 6309 Church Street. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

December 10, 2017
Kitchen Gallery

3pm-5pm. 6309 Church Street. The CCA Headquarters Building was formerly the cafeteria for the old high school, and the back room was the kitchen. As part of our recent renovations the kitchen became a clean modern space for classes and art shows. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

December 10, 2017
Children's Tea Party with Mrs. Claus

2pm. Hampton Inn & Suites, 4179 Main Street. Mrs. Claus, accompanied by Santa’s elves, will travel all the way from the North Pole to be the guest of honor at the Christmas By the Sea children’s tea party. The event has garnered so much attention, and with limited seating you must call now to reserve your child’s seat for 2PM. Mrs. Claus, who knows Santa better than anyone, will show the children a scrapbook of her life with Santa. She’ll offer sing-a-long Christmas songs, games and gifts. After the children have had their hot cocoa, kid-sized sandwiches and Christmas cookies, they’ll have an opportunity to have their photo taken with the Queen of the North Pole. Pre-paid reservations are required at $15 per person. Call 757-894-0924. The children are encouraged to dress for a tea party. Accessories will be available for guests who do not have something.

December 12, 2017
Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas
7pm-8:30pm. Chincoteague Community Center. Fellowship - Coffee - Snacks

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December 12, 2017
Tuesday Night Bingo
8pm-11pm. 6262 Marlin Street. The Ropewalk Restaurant. We will be giving away prizes to the winners and there is no cost to play.

December 13, 2017
Membership Network Luncheon
Noon-1pm. Don's Seafood Restaurant, 4113 Main Street. Bring your business cards and make valuable connections with other Chamber members to grow your business/organization while enjoying a delicious lunch. $10/person + tip. Menu: Pasta with Alfredo, Grilled Chicken, Veggies, Salad Bar, Non-alcoholic Beverage.

December 14, 2017
Tales for Tots: Ride into Reading

10am. The Chincoteague Island Library invites children 2 to 5 years old to “Ride into Reading” this fall.  “Tales 4 Tots” stories, songs, finger plays and crafts will be held every Thursday at 10 AM from September 14 through December 14 (except Thanksgiving Day).  The weekly themes will include school buses, trucks, trolleys, police cars, fire trucks, rockets, broom sticks and more!  There will be visits by “Stormy” a Chincoteague trolley and other special guests. Open to all and no registration is required.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information visit the Chincoteague Island Library.

December 17, 2017
Kitchen Gallery

3pm-5pm. 6309 Church Street. The CCA Headquarters Building was formerly the cafeteria for the old high school, and the back room was the kitchen. As part of our recent renovations the kitchen became a clean modern space for classes and art shows. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

December 19, 2017
Tuesday Night Bingo
8pm-11pm. 6262 Marlin Street. The Ropewalk Restaurant. We will be giving away prizes to the winners and there is no cost to play.

December 24, 2017
Kitchen Gallery

3pm-5pm. 6309 Church Street. The CCA Headquarters Building was formerly the cafeteria for the old high school, and the back room was the kitchen. As part of our recent renovations the kitchen became a clean modern space for classes and art shows. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

December 26, 2017
Tuesday Night Bingo
8pm-11pm. 6262 Marlin Street. The Ropewalk Restaurant. We will be giving away prizes to the winners and there is no cost to play.

December 31, 2017
Kitchen Gallery

3pm-5pm. 6309 Church Street. The CCA Headquarters Building was formerly the cafeteria for the old high school, and the back room was the kitchen. As part of our recent renovations the kitchen became a clean modern space for classes and art shows. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

December 31, 2017
New Year's Eve Buffet w/ Live Entertainment

7pm-1am. 4023 Main Street. the American Legion Chincoteague Post 159. Tickets are $25/person. Live entertainment by Virginia Creek Band. Welcome in 2018 with a buffet and live entertainment!!!!

December 31, 2017
New Year's Eve Horseshoe Drop & Costume Promenade

The end of year celebration that culminates in a promenade of crazy costumes just before the countdown to midnight -- then the lighted horseshoe drops just in time to ring in the new year. To become totally immersed in the oddest of silly visual spectacles, head for the Robert Reed Downtown Waterfront Park around 10:30pm...Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Bring your camera to capture the spectacle, dress warmly, wear a hat and gloves for sure, and comfortable shoes so you can dance, but most importantly -- bring family and friends with you to enjoy the fun that is all Chincoteague! Sponsored by Christmas by the Sea

January 1, 2018
New Year's Day Polar Plunge at Assateague Beach, VA

Nothing can compare to the invigorating feeling you get by plunging into the ice-cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean on January 1st! It really is an awesome experience. There will be lots of fun all around. Plungers are encouraged to dress up in the zaniest, craziest costume they can imagine! Visit Christmas By The Sea for more information. Click here to download the plunge waiver form.

January 2, 2018
Tuesday Night Bingo
8pm-11pm. 6262 Marlin Street. The Ropewalk Restaurant. We will be giving away prizes to the winners and there is no cost to play.

January 9, 2018
Tuesday Night Bingo
8pm-11pm. 6262 Marlin Street. The Ropewalk Restaurant. We will be giving away prizes to the winners and there is no cost to play.

January 16, 2018
Tuesday Night Bingo
8pm-11pm. 6262 Marlin Street. The Ropewalk Restaurant. We will be giving away prizes to the winners and there is no cost to play.

January 23, 2018
Tuesday Night Bingo
8pm-11pm. 6262 Marlin Street. The Ropewalk Restaurant. We will be giving away prizes to the winners and there is no cost to play.

January 30, 2018
Tuesday Night Bingo
8pm-11pm. 6262 Marlin Street. The Ropewalk Restaurant. We will be giving away prizes to the winners and there is no cost to play.

February 16-17, 2018
Death By Chocolate - A FREE 2 Day Event!      

 
Created and sponsored by the Historic Main Street Merchants. Journey from business to business with a playing card and answer a question or get a business card from each participating merchant. Eat chocolate along your journey! Stay for the prize drawing at the Island Theater on Saturday and have fun exploring all Main Street has to offer -- MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT -- we hope to see you! Questions? Give Ruthann or Donna a call at (757)336-3434 for the participating businesses and info.

March 17, 2018
In Search of the Shramrocks
Join the Historic Main Street Merchants in March in celebrating this event and spring with a day full of fun and prizes, searching for shamrocks up and down Main Street Chincoteague. Don't forget to wear your green! For more information visit Historic Main Street Merchants

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March 17, 2018
Raising the Green for the new Regional Library
5:30pm. The Island House Restaurant, 17 Atlantic Ave, Wachapreague. All proceeds to benefit the new Eastern Shore Regional Library. Advance tickets now are available for purchase by phone at 757-787-2500 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

March 30-31, 2018
***Easter Decoy & Arts Festival
Friday, March 30th,  Noon to 6pm - Saturday, March 31st,  9am to 4pm
Chincoteague Combined School, 4586 Main St., Chincoteague Island, VA  23336
Admission is $4.00/day per person (Children under 12 are free) Local and national carvers and artists of all kinds exhibit and sell their works.  Awards are given in various categories.  Wooden Easter Eggs decorated by the exhibitors are offered in a silent auction. The Pre-loved Treasures Silent Auction has been a favorite in recent years.

May 5, 2018
***50th Anniversary - Chincoteague Seafood Festival
10am-4pm. Tom's Cove Park, 8128 Beebe Rd. Tickets are $45 per person (Children under 5 are FREE). Gates open at 10am (No Early Setup-Your items will be removed and placed outside of the festival gates if you setup prior to 10am Saturday morning!!) Seafood is served from Noon until 4pm. Wristbands will be removed upon exiting festival grounds between the hours of noon - 4pm. Eat all you want, but please do not remove food from the festival grounds. We thank you for cooperation in making this a wonderful festival!!! To purchase tickets visit the Chamber office, call 757-336-6161 or click here to purchase online.

June 29-30, 2018
Opening weekend for Chincoteague Fireman's Carnival
Open Friday and Saturday evenings from 7pm-11pm.

July 4, 2018
Happy 4th of July Fireworks!!!!
Carnival will be open from 7pm-11pm

July 5-7, 2018
Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival
Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 7pm-11pm.

July 13-14, 2018
Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival
Open Friday and Saturday evenings from 7pm-11pm.

July 20-21, 2018
Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival
Open Friday and Saturday evenings from 7pm-11pm.

July 23-28, 2018
Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival
Open Monday thru Saturday evenings from 7pm-11pm.

July 25, 2018
World Famous Pony Swim - TBD
Come see the World Famous Chincoteague Ponies swim across the Assateague Channel. After a brief rest, the ponies will then be herded along the parade route to the Carnival Grounds.

July 26, 2018
Pony Penning Auction
8am-12noon. Pony Penning Auction of Ponies (yearlings or younger) owned by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Co.

July 27, 2018
Pony Swim Back - TBD
Come see the World Famous Chincoteague Ponies swim back across the Assateague Channel.

September 1-2, 2018
Chincoteague Decoy Carvers' & Artists
' Assoc Decoy Show
LABOR DAY WEEKEND - Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday 10 to 4 -- Decoy carving, fine art, jewelry, photography, paintings.. Over 25 great exhibitors showcase some of the finest waterfowl carvings and wildlife art from the area. Meet the carvers and artists. Participate in the many raffles to be held. Most exhibits are for sale! Plus most of the proceeds will be donated back into the community to worthy causes such as the Island Library, the Scouts and the Scholarship Fund, just to name a few! Admission $3.00 (12 and under are free) 2 day pass $5.00... Lunch will also available for purchase... SEE YOU THERE! For more information, please call 410-546-1635

September 8, 2018
15th Annual Plein Air Art Show

6pm-9pm. More than 50 fine artists from the Mid-Atlantic and beyond to paint "en plein air" (French for painting outdoors) on Chincoteague and Assateague the week before.  On Saturday evening, at the United Methodist Church Social Hall on Church Street, you can see what they've created at a Show and Sale that is free to the public.  Come early, as the best pieces sell quickly.  A portion of the artwork sold benefits CCA. Click here for more information.

September 29, 2018
Chili Chowder Cook-off and Car Show

Sponsored by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company

19th Annual Chili Chowder Cook-off - Chincoteague Island Carnival Grounds. Free Admission. LIve Music. Arts & Crafts Vendors. Great Food. Raffles. Family Fun. Little Miss Chili Pepper and Mr. Hot Stuff Competition and more. 11 AM - 5 PM. Food service beginning at Noon. Call 757-894-8771 or visit cvfc3.com for more information and event applications.

5th Annual Car Show -  Chincoteague Island Carnival Grounds. Registration 10 AM - Noon. Trophies awarded at 3 PM. $10 registration fee benefits new CVFC Fire House. First 50 registrations receive a commemorative dash plaque. Trophies for Best In Show, Fire Company's Choice, Mayor's Choice, and Top 30 People's Choice. For more information, visit facebook.com/ChiliChowderCookoffCarShow/

October 6, 2018
***46th Annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival
10am-4pm. Tom's Cove Park, 8128 Beebe Rd. Tickets are $45 per person (Children under 5 are FREE). Gates open at 10am.......Seafood is served from Noon until 4pm. Wristbands will be removed upon exiting festival grounds between the hours of noon - 4pm. Eat all you want, but please do not remove food from the festival grounds. We thank you for cooperation in making this a wonderful festival!!! To purchase tickets visit the Chamber office, call 757-336-6161 or click here to purchase online.

December 1, 2018
***Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade
Floats, bands, fire companies from all around the Eastern Shore & a special visit from Santa. 7 pm. Main Street.
 

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