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Come enjoy Chincoteague’s many outdoor activities. Whether you’re on land or water, the natural beauty of the island is one thing you don’t want to miss!
I-Spy with my little eye…the lighthouse! Enjoy the scenic views from the many walking and biking trails on the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.
Enjoy a day on the water with one of our many charter boat captains who have something for every fishing lover!
Rent a kayak or take a guided tour through our beautiful channels and explore the natural beauty of Chincoteague and Assateague.
Embrace the natural beauty of the island through art. Whether you’re a painter, carver, or observer, the island is home to many talented artists who are inspired by the beauty of Chincoteague.
Come on down to Church Street every Wednesday and Saturday from 9am-1pm and check out some local produce, art, and more at the Farmer’s Market.
Enjoy a beautiful bike ride around the island. Either bring your own or rent from one of our many bike rental locations!
Feel like a kid again at the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival. Learn more.
Find your favorite ride, game, or bite to eat at the annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company’s Carnival!
Assateague Island is home to the most beautiful wildlife and ocean views on the Eastern Shore. Explorable on foot, bike, by kayak, or in your car, there is no shortage of beautiful views on the island.
The Assateague Lighthouse is a staple of the island. Since 1867, the lighthouse has been a beacon to Chincoteague and Assateague.
Beautiful views aren’t just limited to the beach! Check out the forests and marsh grass that makes up the island.
Chincoteague is for bird lovers! Come see all the island has to offer from piping plovers to herons!
Chincoteague Oyster Festival
Get creative enter the Best Decorated Space Contest! There is a great basket of prizes awaiting the winners….and of course bragging rights!
Chincoteague Seafood Festival
The Chincoteague Seafood Festival is an annual spring tradition held to promote the seafood industry on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. It offers fresh, local seafood and will include exciting offerings and signature dishes from local restaurants as well as old and new Eastern Shore favorites prepared by famous festival cooks, volunteers, and professionals.
Indulge on little neck clams, a long-time festival staple, along with raw oysters and clams, clam fritters and strips, single fried oysters, fried fish, steamed shrimp, clam chowder, appetizers, salad bar, grilled chicken, sweet potato fries, Boardwalk fries, hush puppies, and cornbread.
Learn more about the Chincoteague Seafood Festival.
The Chincoteague Seafood Festival features Hospitality and Vendor Spaces as well as an Arts and Crafts Tent.
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See the Misty Statue complete with a plaque and labeled bricks commemorating her life and other famous ponies of the island.
Ponies and Pony Swim
Come see the famous Chincoteague ponies and the Saltwater Cowboys year-round on Assateague. Join us during the last week of July for Pony Penning to see events such as the Beach Walk, the Round Up, the auction, and the famous Pony Swim!
Monday of Pony Penning week brings us the Beach Walk where the North Herd is walked down to meet the South Herd in the South Corral.
Come see the big event! 2020 will be the 95th annual Pony Swim where the ponies swim across the Assateague Channel over to Chincoteague!
Enjoy a wide menu of seafood and home-cooked deliciousness on the island!
Enjoy our variety of soups around the island made from only the freshest seafood!
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