Posted on 6/2/2018

The Pony Swim Experience

Experience the Chincoteague Pony Swim & Auction - a world-famous event steeped in tradition with Saltwater Cowboys and wild Chincoteague Ponies, which are also the official Pony of the Commonwealth of Virginia. As the official tourism office of Chincoteague Island, we want to make your Pony Swim visit most memorable and hope this blog offers you a taste of what you will experience and enjoy.

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Posted on 6/16/2018

Carnival Fun for Everyone

As you are coming across the long stretch of causeway on a Friday night in July, you cannot help but notice the soft glow emanating from the carnival grounds on Main Street. As you get closer you will hear the sounds of children squealing with delight on any number of rides, numbers being called out

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Posted on 8/30/2018

Summer Things To Do In Chincoteague

Chincoteague Island, Virginia is an oasis for a great East Coast summer getaway. It is only three and a half hours away from Washington D.C. and one of the most beautiful beaches in Virginia. For a small island known for Misty the pony, there are plenty of things to do in Chincoteague to make a

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Posted on 9/28/2018

Connecting with Nature On Chincoteague Island

We need the tonic of wilderness. We can never have enough nature. Henry David Thoreau Zoe and I were ready for nature's "tonic" as she spread several pictures on the kitchen counter. "Did Natalie really hold that big crab Grams? Was it alive?" My 7-year-old granddaughter's excitement grew as she looked through the old photos of...

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Posted on 7/8/2019

Road Trip to Chincoteague Island

Road Trip to Chincoteague Island One of the best trips with kids! By Stephanie Kevan-Publisher Jul 3, 2019 For our latest Road Trip we took the less than 2 hour ride to Chincoteague and once again, our visit didn?t disappoint. Last year, we wanted to try something new and took the

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Posted on 8/1/2019

See Wild Ponies Swim from This Undiscovered National Seashore

When I was 11 years old, I made a deal with my parents that if I did all my chores perfectly for a month I could go to Assateague Island and see the wild horses. To my parents? surprise, I fulfilled my bargain and my dream trip came true. Yearly visits to Assateague Island National

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Posted on 10/23/2020

Chincoteague is for Oyster Lovers Itinerary

Old lore said you could only eat oysters in a month with an ?R? meaning September through April. The main reasons being that cooler temperatures kept the wild oysters from spoiling and that oysters were ?fatter? during those months as they were out of their reproductive season. Thanks to modern day refrigeration and that sterile

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Posted on 11/10/2020

Chincoteague is for Small Town Lovers Itinerary

Chincoteague is for Small Town Lovers Itinerary Discover your love of Chincoteague Island and our small town charm with this fun-filled two-day itinerary. History, coastal cuisine, shopping, Chincoteague Ponies, nature trails and time on our brackish waters will have eager to plan your next visit before you even finish packing your suitcases and head back

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Posted on 11/23/2020

48 Hours in Chincoteague Island

South of where nightlife and neon dominates the Atlantic Coast of the Northeast "Island time" is real, and days seem to go as slow as the 25-mph speed limit set throughout Chincoteague Island. There are no amusement park rides, no boardwalks. Relaxation takes center stage, and there is plenty of fun to be had and

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Posted on 1/5/2021


THE BIVALVE TRAIL is a new podcast series from the Chincoteague Island Theatre Company which will be an ongoing audible series focused on bringing the audience dramatic and engaging entertainment that can be listened to anytime and anywhere. ?The first event is a four-episode deep dive into the fascinating life story of a man from

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