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Chincoteague Island Events

Please note that most near term events have been canceled due to covid-19. We will continue to add future events to the calendar as the situation becomes more clear.


2020 Major Event Cancellations:


August 22, 2020
Crab & Music Festival

Crab & Music Festival featuring Three on a Tree, Chase Payne & Tiki Bar Band. Brush up on your crab picking skills and join in on the fun at our Annual Crab Feast & Music Festival. Vendors, live music, bounce house and corn hole for all to enjoy! For more details: Visit https://koa.com/campgrounds/chincoteague/events/.
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Island KOA - 6742 Maddox Boulevard
Sponsor: Chincoteague Island KOA


August 29, 2020
Bluegrass & BBQ Festival

Bluegrass & BBQ Festival featuring Michael Kelly. Bring your dancing shoes for this weekend. We'll have live bluegrass music, food trucks, games and more! Admission $5. 12 and under free. Food truck, Games. ** Activities and Events are subject to change based on social distancing compliance. For more details: Visit https://koa.com/campgrounds/chincoteague/events/.
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Island KOA - 6742 Maddox Boulevard
Sponsor: Chincoteague Island KOA


September 5, 2020
Tiki Bar Band

Tiki Bar Band featuring live music from 4-9 p.m. held at Keko's Bar & Grill adjacent to Maui Jack's. Bring your parrot hat and brush up on your "jingles" for our 2nd annual Labor Day party with live music, games, food and drink specials. For more details: Visit https://koa.com/campgrounds/chincoteague/events/.
Time: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Maui Jacks Waterpark - 6742 Maddox Boulevard
Sponsor: Chincoteague Island KOA


September 5, 2020
Chincoteague Decoy Carvers & Artists Association Decoy Show

30th Annual Chincoteague Island Decoy & Arts Festival. Featuring decoy carvers, artists, and antiques. For more information call John or Cinda Walls at 410-546-1635 or 410-726-4049.
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


September 6, 2020
Chincoteague Decoy Carvers & Artists Association Decoy Show

30th Annual Chincoteague Island Decoy & Arts Festival. Featuring decoy carvers, artists, and antiques. For more information call John or Cinda Walls at 410-546-1635 or 410-726-4049.
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


September 12, 2020
Annual Poker Run for the Kids

For more information call 757-336-3155 or visit the Event Page on Facebook @cpdpokerrun
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sponsor: Chincoteague Police Dept


September 12, 2020
Plein Air Art Show & Sale

Each year, the 2nd week of September brings more than 50 fine artists from the Mid-Atlantic and beyond to paint en plein air (French for painting outdoors) on Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. On Saturday evening (9/12), you can see what they've created at a show and sale that is free to the public. Everyone is welcome! Come early; pieces sell quickly! A portion of the artwork sales goes to help the CCA promote the arts on the island. Free and Open to the Public. Refreshments will be served. Plenty of Free Parking. For more details: Visit https://www.chincoteagueca.org/calendar.html.
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Center - 6155 Community Drive
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance


September 12, 2020
First Responder Event

We're celebrating our first responders with a fun-filled weekend. Sign up to participate in our competition between police officers and firefighters, or be a spectator! We will have a DJ, games, K9 demo and food truck. Active & Retired First Responders should check out our "Hot Deals" promotion exclusively for you this weekend! Register your team in advance via email to Heather - events@chincoteagueislandkoa.com ** Activities and Events are subject to change based on social distancing compliance. For more details: Visit https://koa.com/campgrounds/chincoteague/events/.
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Island KOA - 6742 Maddox Boulevard
Sponsor: Chincoteague Island KOA


September 26, 2020
21st Annual Chili Chowder Cook-Off & Car Show

Chili Chowder Cook-off: Chincoteague Island Carnival Grounds, 3648 Main Street. 11am - 5pm. Free Admission. Live Music. Arts & Crafts Vendors. Great Food. Raffles. Family Fun. Food service beginning at Noon. Call 757-894-8771 or visit cvfc3.com for more information and event applications. Annual Car Show: Chincoteague Island Carnival Grounds, 3648 Main Street. Registration 10 AM - Noon. Trophies awarded at 3 PM. $10 registration fee benefits CVFC Scholarship Fund. First 50 registrations receive a commemorative dash plaque. Trophies for Best In Show, Fire Company's Choice, Mayor's Choice, and Top 30 People's Choice. For more information, visit: facebook.com/ChiliChowderCookoffCarShow/ For more details: Visit cvfc3.com.
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Island Carnival Grounds - 3648 Main Street
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company


September 26, 2020
5th Annual Cork & Craft Festival

Join us and the Special Olympics of Virginia for the 5th Annual Cork & Craft Beer and Wine festival on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from noon to 5 p.m. at Chincoteague Island KOA Resort, 6742 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-3111. Sip on a variety of beer & wine while listening to the Island Boy Band and enjoying the breathtaking views of Chincoteague Bay and the lighthouse on Assateague Island. Shop for local artisan wares & crafts and indulge in great food provided by local food trucks. For more details: Visit https://koa.com/campgrounds/chincoteague/events/.
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Island KOA - 6742 Maddox Boulevard
Sponsor: Chincoteague Island KOA


September 26, 2020
Fee Free Day - National Public Lands Day

Entrance to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is free in celebration of National Public Lands Day.
Location: Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge


October 3, 2020
Jeep Jam

Jeep Jam - Registration Required, Open to the Public, Trophies, Live Music, and Games. For more details: Visit https://koa.com/campgrounds/chincoteague/events/.
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Island KOA - 6742 Maddox Boulevard
Sponsor: Chincoteague Island KOA


October 10 - October 11, 2020
Fee Free Weekend - Start of National Wildlife Refuge Week

To kick off National Wildlife Refuge Week, entrance to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is free.
Location: Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge


November 11, 2020
Fee Free Day - Veterans Day

To honor our veterans, entrance to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and other National Public Lands is free.
Location: Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

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