Events

Oct

6

46th Annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival

Tickets are limited for the Oyster Festival, so purchase yours before they sell out!

Oct 6, 2018

46th Annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival

46th ANNUAL

CHINCOTEAGUE OYSTER FESTIVAL!

OCTOBER 06, 2018
 

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)

All Ticket Sales Are Final!!

Event is held rain or shine, however is subject to delay or rescheduling.  Every attempt will be made to have the festival on the date and time advertised.   However, circumstances beyond the Chamber’s control may require rescheduling or delay.  No refunds will be issued in such case. 
 

Gates open at 10am
Appetizers served at 11am
Seafood served at 12noon
Festival ends at 4pm

Gates open at 10am for entrance and setup.

There is NO early setup. If you enter the festival grounds and setup your space or reserve tables before 10am Saturday morning, your belongings will be placed outside of the festival gates.

You are free to go in and out of the festival grounds from 10am-Noon. 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.

Due to insurance liabilities, all attendees and volunteers much exit the festival grounds by 6pm.

We thank you for cooperation in making this a wonderful festival!

Need some helpful tips? Here are a few!

Tickets are limited, so purchase yours before they sell out!!!

 

 

Be a 2018 Oyster Festival Sponsor!
Promote your business on the official Chincoteague Oyster Festival volunteer t-shirts. Click here for the 2018 Chincoteague Oyster Festival Sponsorship Form Sponsorship forms are due to the Chamber office no later than September 1, 2018.

Dec

1

Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

Floats, bands, fire companies from all around the Eastern Shore & a special visit from Santa. 7 pm. Main Street....

Dec 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.

For a complete list of Island events & activities CLICK HERE 

Apr

19

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Apr

20

2019 Easter Decoy & Art Festival

Local and national carvers and artists of all kinds exhibit and sell their works.  Awards are given in various categories.

Apr 19, 2019

2019 Easter Decoy & Art Festival

April 19-20, 2019
Friday, April 19th,  Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 20th,  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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. In 2019, the auction will benefit TBD.

2018 Easter Decoy & Art Festival Application

For more information on the exhibitors and award winners, please visit  ChincoteagueDecoyShow.com

DIRECTIONS TO CHINCOTEAGUE COMBINED SCHOOL

May

4

51st Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival

An Eastern ShoreTradition Since 1968 

May 4, 2019

51st Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival

An Eastern Shore Tradition
Since 1968 

Saturday May 4, 2019
10am – 4pm

Tom’s Cove Park
8128 Beebe Road, 
Chincoteague, VA  23336
Find Us With Google Maps

 

Tickets are $45 per person
(Children under 5 are FREE)

 

 

 

Event is held rain or shine, however is subject to delay or rescheduling. Every attempt will be made to have the festival on the date and time advertised. However, circumstances beyond the Chamber’s control may require rescheduling or delay. No refunds will be issued in such case. Upon purchase of ticket, you understand and agree to these terms. 
All ticket sales are final!!
 

Gates open at 10am     |     Appetizers served at 11am     |     Seafood served from Noon until 4pm

There is NO early setup. If you enter the festival grounds and setup your space or reserve tables before 10am Saturday morning, your belongings will be placed outside of the festival gates.

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!

Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber office, 6733 Maddox Blvd, by calling 757-336-6161 or by clicking the Buy Now button.

Tickets are no longer being sold in outlets.

2018 Seafood Festival Trolley Information and Festival Helpful Hints
Trolley Schedule and Brochure

Looking for a great way to spotlight your business or organization?
Join us with a Hospitality/Vendor space, in the Arts and Crafts tent,
or as a “Friends of the Festival” sponsor. Learn more below.

It’s a Tradition …..
A spring seafood festival has been held here on Chincoteague Island for FIVE decades. 

 

COME AND ENJOY A DELICIOUS MENU
“Little Neck” Steamed Clams     |     Single Fried Oysters     |     Fried Fish     |     Full Salad Bar     |     Sweet Potato Fries
Steamed Shrimp     |     Clam Fritters     |     Boardwalk Fries     |     Clam Strips     |     Raw Oysters & Clams
Grilled Tyson Chicken     |     Clam Chowder     |     Hushpuppies     |     Cornbread
Non-Alcoholic Beverages     |     Beer sold separately (You must be 21 years of age to purchase beer.)
 

LIVE MUSIC PERFORMED BY FRONT PAGE NEWS AND A FUN DANCING EXPERIENCE!

 

Thank you to our 2018 ‘Friends of the Festival’ Sponsors!

AARD-ALLTUF Screenprinting & Embroidery
Capt. Zack’s Seafood Carryouts
Don’s Seafood Restaurant
Jack Tarr Electrical Contractor
Steamers Seafood Restaurant
Sysco Eastern Maryland, LLC
Watson Gas

Captain Clam Sponsorship
Derrickson Construction LLC
LJT & Associates, Inc.
Tyson Foods, Inc.

Pearlie Oyster Sponsorship
Coldwell Banker Harbor Realty
OVM Financial
Taylor Bank
Virginia Tourism Corporation – Virginia Welcome Center at New Church

Susie Shrimp Radio Sponsorship
Chesapeake Outdoor LLC
Chincoteague Island Arts Organization
Comfort Suites
Dockside Properties LLC
Goldsborough’s Marine

Freddy Fish T-Shirt Sponsorship
A&N Electric Cooperative
Ginsberg, Nottingham & Mapp
Ray’s Shanty Restaurant
Sea Shell Motel, Inc.
Seaside Vacations, LLC

Hospitality Vendors
Bath Fitter
Chincoteague Island House of Jerky
Chincoteague Island KOA
Fairfield Inn & Suites / The Ropewalk
GSB Media
Herl’s Bath & Tile Solutions
Island Queen Apiary / Mudboy Guitar Works
LuLaRoe Ashley Donovan
LuLaRoe by Cindy Ott
Maui Jack’s

Arts & Crafts Tent Vendors
Bead-a-licious / Crystal Fairy – Barb Prevento
Blackway Boat Models – Bruce Blackway
Carol’s Creative Crafts – Carol Brooks
Designs by Deena LLC – Deena Greenwood
Fahnestock Hairclips – Lisa Fahnestock
Howl Naturale – Inge Veneziano
Kathy Stuart
Lauri Fisher
Rustic and Rescued – Kelly Majerus
The Doll Closet – Linda Redmond

 

‘Friend of the Festival’, Hospitality and Arts & Crafts Vendor Spaces Are Currently Available.
Application deadline is March 16. Click here for the 2018 Vendor Application.

 The festival provides a venue to sample the best-of-the-best local seafood.
It is a spring tradition here on the Eastern Shore of Virginia…be a part of it.

 

Jul

24

World Famous Pony Swim Day

The Chincoteague Ponies will swim across the Assateague Channel just south of Memorial Park (7427 Memorial Park Dr, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336) on the east side of Chincoteague Island.

Jul 24, 2019

World Famous Pony Swim Day

Wednesday July 24, 2019

At “slack tide” – Time to be announced at a later date by Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. The Chincoteague Ponies will swim across the Assateague Channel just south of Memorial Park (7427 Memorial Park Dr, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336) on the east side of Chincoteague Island. There is no charge by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company for parking or seeing the ponies swim. The ONLY parking at Memorial Park, however, is designated for tour buses. All those seeking handicap parking and all day-trippers are encouraged to go to Municipal Center (6150 Community Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336) and catch the free shuttle. There will be a handicap accessible bus for your convenience (click here for shuttle information and link to official shuttle map). Those staying on the island may catch a shuttle bus near their lodging.

The first foal to come ashore will be named King or Queen Neptune and will be given away in a raffle drawing at the carnival grounds later in the day (time to be announced). Tickets are sold each night at the carnival and amongst the crowd while waiting for the swim to occur. You must have a ticket and you must be present to win.

After swimming the short distance across the channel, the ponies will rest for approximately 45 minutes to an hour before “parading” to the carnival grounds on Main Street. See shuttle bus map below for parade route.

The carnival will open at 7:00 p.m. with rides, games, and lots of good food.

Note: Pets are not permitted in Memorial Park or the Carnival Grounds.
Coast Guard on Alert for Illegal Charter Boats During Chincoteague Pony Swim
(The Coast Guard is cautioning tourists attending the pony swim to avoid boats that do not have licensed captains, and in some cases have not been inspected by the Coast Guard.)

7:00 p.m. – Carnival attractions.

Click here for detailed Pony Swim shuttle map.

Jul

24

World Famous Pony Swim Day

The Chincoteague Ponies will swim across the Assateague Channel just south of Memorial Park (7427 Memorial Park Dr, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336) on the east side of Chincoteague Island.

Jul 24, 2019

World Famous Pony Swim Day

Wednesday July 24, 2019

At “slack tide” – Time to be announced at a later date by Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. The Chincoteague Ponies will swim across the Assateague Channel just south of Memorial Park (7427 Memorial Park Dr, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336) on the east side of Chincoteague Island. There is no charge by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company for parking or seeing the ponies swim. The ONLY parking at Memorial Park, however, is designated for tour buses. All those seeking handicap parking and all day-trippers are encouraged to go to Municipal Center (6150 Community Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336) and catch the free shuttle. There will be a handicap accessible bus for your convenience (click here for shuttle information and link to official shuttle map). Those staying on the island may catch a shuttle bus near their lodging.

The first foal to come ashore will be named King or Queen Neptune and will be given away in a raffle drawing at the carnival grounds later in the evening (time to be announced) at the bandstand. Tickets are sold each night at the carnival and amongst the crowd while waiting for the swim to occur. You must have a ticket and you must be present to win.

After swimming the short distance across the channel, the ponies will rest for approximately 45 minutes to an hour before “parading” to the carnival grounds on Main Street. See shuttle bus map below for parade route.

The carnival will open at 7:00 p.m. with rides, games, and lots of good food.

Note: Pets are not permitted in Memorial Park or the Carnival Grounds.
Coast Guard on Alert for Illegal Charter Boats During Chincoteague Pony Swim
(The Coast Guard is cautioning tourists attending the pony swim to avoid boats that do not have licensed captains, and in some cases have not been inspected by the Coast Guard.)

7:00 p.m. – Carnival attractions.

Click here for detailed Pony Swim shuttle map.

08/15/2018

12:00 AM

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Pass Photo Contest

09/21/2018

7:00 AM

Capt. Bob’s Marina: Finetooth Shark Boat Tourney

09/21/2018

11:00 AM

Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society: WWI exhibit

09/21/2018

5:00 PM

American Legion Chincoteague Post 159: Dinner

09/21/2018

5:00 PM

Museum of Chincoteague Sunset Cruise – SOLD OUT

09/21/2018

6:30 PM

Chincoteague Cultural Alliance: Painting Cattails at Sunset

09/22/2018

12:00 AM

Assateague Island Fee Free Day

09/22/2018

9:00 AM

Farmers & Artisans Market

09/22/2018

10:00 AM

Kitchen Gallery

09/22/2018

11:00 AM

Museum of Chincoteague Island: Smithsonian Museum Day

09/22/2018

1:00 PM

NASA’s 60th Anniversary Celebration!

09/22/2018

6:00 PM

Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital Ball

09/23/2018

4:30 PM

Sunset Boat Cruise: Hosted by the Christ United Methodist Church

09/24/2018

1:00 PM

Community Bingo!

09/26/2018

1:00 PM

Chincoteague Cultural Alliance: Acrylic Painting “The Assateague Lighthouse”

09/28/2018

6:30 PM

Chincoteague Story Telling Guild Story Swap

09/29/2018

9:00 AM

Farmers & Artisans Market

09/29/2018

10:00 AM

Chili Chowder Cook-off and Car Show

09/29/2018

10:00 AM

Kitchen Gallery

09/29/2018

11:00 AM

NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center: S.T.E.A.M Lab

09/29/2018

2:00 PM

NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center: Rocketry

09/30/2018

2:00 PM

Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Bluegrass Gospel Concert

10/03/2018

11:00 AM

Delmarva Discovery Museum: Golf Tournament at Green Hill Country Club

10/03/2018

1:00 PM

Chincoteague Cultural Alliance: Acrylic Painting “Seagull”

10/03/2018

2:30 PM

Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital’s Wellness Wednesday

10/06/2018

12:00 AM

National Wildlife Refuge Day Celebration

10/06/2018

9:00 AM

Chincoteague Bay Field Station: Coiled Basketry Workshop

10/06/2018

9:00 AM

Farmers & Artisans Market

10/06/2018

10:00 AM

46th Annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival

10/06/2018

10:00 AM

Kitchen Gallery

10/06/2018

1:00 PM

FREE Kids Art Class

10/07/2018

2:00 PM

Accomack 4-H Shooting Education Club

10/11/2018

11:00 AM

Nancy’s Book Club

10/12/2018

4:30 PM

Fall Roundup of the Chincoteague Ponies

10/13/2018

7:00 AM

Fall Roundup of the Chincoteague Ponies

10/13/2018

8:00 AM

American Legion Chincoteague 159 Mega Breakfast Buffet

10/13/2018

9:00 AM

2nd Saturday Artful Flea

10/13/2018

9:00 AM

Farmers & Artisans Market

10/13/2018

10:00 AM

Kitchen Gallery

10/14/2018

12:00 AM

Assateague Island Fee Free Day

10/16/2018

7:00 PM

Island Reader’s Group

10/17/2018

1:00 PM

Chincoteague Cultural Alliance: Acrylic Painting “Shorebird”

10/19/2018

5:00 PM

American Legion Chincoteague Post 159: Dinner

10/20/2018

6:30 AM

Island Coffeehouse

10/20/2018

8:30 AM

Brownell/NRA Youth Sportsfest

10/20/2018

9:00 AM

Farmers & Artisans Market

10/20/2018

10:00 AM

Kitchen Gallery

10/21/2018

12:00 PM

Shop the Dock

10/26/2018

9:00 AM

Chincoteague Island Farmers and Artisans Market

10/26/2018

9:00 AM

Farmers & Artisans Market: Crush Friday!

10/26/2018

6:30 PM

Chincoteague Story Telling Guild Story Swap

10/27/2018

8:00 AM

Chincoteague Center: Fall Yard Sale

10/27/2018

9:00 AM

Farmers & Artisans Market

10/27/2018

10:00 AM

Kitchen Gallery

10/28/2018

1:00 PM

Watercolor Class by Daniel P. Turner Thomas

10/29/2018

1:00 PM

Community Bingo!

11/02/2018

6:30 PM

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

11/03/2018

10:00 AM

Kitchen Gallery

11/03/2018

1:00 PM

FREE Kids Art Class

11/03/2018

6:30 PM

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

11/04/2018

1:00 PM

Watercolor Class by Daniel P. Turner Thomas

11/04/2018

2:00 PM

Accomack 4-H Shooting Education Club

11/05/2018

6:00 PM

Eastern Shore Community College: ServSafe Training & Certification

11/08/2018

11:00 AM

Nancy’s Book Club

11/09/2018

6:30 PM

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

11/10/2018

10:00 AM

Kitchen Gallery

11/10/2018

6:30 PM

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

11/11/2018

12:00 AM

Assateague Island Fee Free Day

11/11/2018

6:30 PM

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

11/12/2018

6:00 PM

Eastern Shore Community College: ServSafe Training & Certification

11/15/2018

8:00 AM

Delmarva Nature & Wildlife Photography Summit

11/17/2018

10:00 AM

Kitchen Gallery

11/17/2018

6:30 PM

Island Coffeehouse

11/20/2018

7:00 PM

Island Reader’s Group

11/22/2018

9:00 AM

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Waterfowl Weekend

11/23/2018

9:00 AM

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Waterfowl Weekend

11/24/2018

12:00 AM

Small Business Saturday

11/24/2018

9:00 AM

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Waterfowl Weekend

11/24/2018

9:00 AM

Holly Day Market & Wildlife Art Gallery

11/24/2018

10:00 AM

Kitchen Gallery

11/24/2018

5:00 PM

Holiday Tree Lighting at Robert N. Reed Downtown Waterfront Park

11/25/2018

9:00 AM

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Waterfowl Weekend

11/26/2018

1:00 PM

Community Bingo!

11/26/2018

6:00 PM

Eastern Shore Community College: ServSafe Training & Certification

12/01/2018

12:00 AM

Chincoteague Police Department Annual Toy Run

12/01/2018

10:00 AM

Kitchen Gallery

12/01/2018

1:00 PM

FREE Kids Art Class

12/01/2018

7:00 PM

Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

12/02/2018

2:00 PM

Accomack 4-H Shooting Education Club

12/03/2018

6:00 PM

Eastern Shore Community College: ServSafe Training & Certification

12/08/2018

10:00 AM

Kitchen Gallery

12/08/2018

11:00 AM

Holiday Cookie Sale

12/13/2018

11:00 AM

Nancy’s Book Club

12/15/2018

10:00 AM

Kitchen Gallery

12/18/2018

7:00 PM

Island Reader’s Group

12/22/2018

10:00 AM

Kitchen Gallery

12/29/2018

10:00 AM

Kitchen Gallery

12/31/2019

1:00 PM

Community Bingo!

01/05/2019

10:00 AM

Kitchen Gallery

04/19/2019

12:00 AM

2019 Easter Decoy & Art Festival

04/19/2019

12:00 PM

2019 Easter Decoy & Art Festival

04/20/2019

9:00 AM

2019 Easter Decoy & Art Festival

05/04/2019

10:00 AM

51st Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival

06/28/2019

7:00 PM

Opening Weekend – 94th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival

06/29/2019

7:00 PM

94th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival

07/03/2019

7:00 PM

94th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival

07/04/2019

7:00 PM

94th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival

07/04/2019

10:00 PM

Annual Old-Fashioned Fireworks Dislplay

07/05/2019

7:00 PM

94th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival

07/06/2019

7:00 PM

94th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival

07/12/2019

7:00 PM

94th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival

07/13/2019

7:00 PM

94th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival

07/19/2019

7:00 PM

94th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival

07/20/2019

5:00 PM

South Herd Roundup

07/20/2019

7:00 PM

94th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival

07/21/2019

6:00 AM

North Herd Roundup

07/22/2019

6:00 AM

Beach Walk

07/22/2019

7:00 PM

94th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival

07/23/2019

9:00 AM

Vet Check and Selection of Buyback Ponies

07/23/2019

7:00 PM

94th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival

07/24/2019

12:00 AM

World Famous Pony Swim Day

07/24/2019

7:00 AM

World Famous Pony Swim Day

07/24/2019

7:00 PM

94th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival

07/25/2019

8:00 AM

Auction of Foals

07/25/2019

7:00 PM

94th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival

07/26/2019

8:00 AM

Pony Swim Back

07/26/2019

7:00 PM

94th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival

07/27/2019

7:00 PM

94th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival

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