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Chincoteague Chamber

Chincoteague Oyster Festival



Online sales have been discontinued - So please call 757-336-6161 for ticket information!!!

Hurricane Matthew Update

10/11/16 - Set up has begun and festival grounds are dry. Parking may be an issue on Saturday due to remaining standing water in some parking areas. PLEASE utilize the Trolley on Saturday, if at all possible. The trolley will run free of charge from 9am-5pm to all green trolley stops AS WELL AS to Chincoteague Combined School (4586 Main Street). From 5pm-11pm, $0.25 fees apply per person. Handicap parking will still be available. http://www.chincoteaguechamber.com/visiting/trolley-schedule


10/5/16 - The 44th Annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival has been rescheduled to October 15th due to the threat of Hurricane Matthew. Are you in need of tickets?? Although this is a sold out event, the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce would like to help facilitate private sales between those who unfortunately cannot attend and those who may now wish to enjoy the festivities. Please contact the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce at 757-336-6161 so they can put you in contact with those who have tickets to sell. Also visit www.facebook.com/chincoteaguechamber for other ticket opportunities to this island tradition featuring Island Boy and Chincoteague Oysters!

This information will also be running on area radio stations shortly.

10/4/16 - After deep consideration by the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Chincoteague Oyster Festival has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 15th due to the impending threat of Hurricane Matthew. We have the utmost concern for the safety and well-being of all our festival attendees, volunteers, and vendors, which is what has led us to this decision.

Same tickets. Same place. Same times. Same delicious food. Same great entertainment.

If you are unable to attend on October 15th, we encourage you to try and sell your tickets through private sale. This can be done by commenting on the top post on our Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/chincoteaguechamber/ or similar post on our Chincoteague Oyster Festival events page https://www.facebook.com/events/1163188270366014/. If you are unsuccessful, please call 757-336-6161 for assistance. We will do our very best to help match you with someone looking for tickets.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but again our decision is based on the safety of all those involved. We hope to see everyone on the 15th at Toms Cove Park.

10/4/16 - The Town of Chincoteague's Emergency Management Team will be holding their first planning meeting Thursday morning for Hurricane Matthew. We will use the results of that meeting to make further plans about this Saturday's Chincoteague Oyster Festival. We ask for everyone's patience through this process. We strive to put on a fun AND safe Oyster Festival. Please look for our next update late Thursday morning. Thank you.

10/3/16  - The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce staff is actively watching Hurricane Matthew and what possible effects it may have on Saturday's Chincoteague Oyster Festival. The event is a rain or shine event and currently is on as scheduled.

PLEASE watch our Facebook page facebook.com/chincoteaguechamber/ and website for updates.



OCTOBER 15, 2016

Tom's Cove Park
8128 Beebe Road
Chincoteague, VA 23336
Locate the festival on Google Maps

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!!!






On the Half Shell, Steamed, Single Fried, and Fritters
Clam Chowder, Clam Fritters, Shrimp Cocktail, Salad Bar, Boardwalk Fries, Hushpuppies, Hot Dogs, Water and Soft Drinks.
Beer may be purchased separately.

Tickets may be purchased by ordering online with the 'Buy Now' button above, calling the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce at (757) 336-6161 or visiting the Chamber office in the circle on Maddox Boulevard at 6733 Maddox Boulevard.

Visit the Chincoteague Oyster Festival Website




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Chincoteague Visitor's Guide

Office Hours:
Mon.-Sat. 9AM - 4:30PM

6733 Maddox Blvd.
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

Main Office: (757) 336-6161

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