Canceled–95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Date(s) - 08/01/2020
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

May 18, 2020

From: Alex Tucker, President of the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.

Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic and after carefully analyzing the three Phases as set forth by Governor Northam for opening Virginia, the Board of Directors of the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company voted to cancel the 2020 Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival & Pony Penning celebration scheduled to begin July 2, 2020. Please understand that this was not an easy decision to make, with the last pony penning being cancelled over 78 years ago during the second World War. We know how much this community loves this fire company and supports our carnival but with the restrictions put into the phases to prevent the spread of the corona virus, it was the only logical decision to make.

With this said, the foals of the pony herd will be sold by way of online auction, with a date to be determined by the Pony Committee. Plans are still being arranged as to where the ponies will physically be during the auction and we encourage you to keep a close watch on the developments as plans are made public on the auction. Our longtime auctioneer Tim Jennings will be conducting the auction and it should be a positive event for this fire company.

I pray all of you are staying safe, and please don’t hesitate to call us if you need us. We will always be here for you!

Alex Tucker, President
Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.


Rides, Games, Fun, and Food – Chincoteague Island style! A great variety of food is available for purchase from hot dogs and pizza to clam and oyster fritters. Rides and games for all ages. Live entertainment on the stage. Try your luck at BINGO too. All proceeds benefit the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company.

The Fireman’s Carnival leads up to the world famous Pony Swim and Auction always held on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July! 

The 95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival will run each of the following dates from 7pm-11pm: July 2 – 4 (fireworks July 4), July 10-11, July 17 – 18, July 24 – 25, July 27 – August 1 and August 7 – 8 at the Chincoteague Carnival Grounds at 3648 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA. Learn more.

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