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Chincoteague Island Upcoming Events

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November 24, 2019
Watercolor Class: Daniel P. Turner Thomas

Held at the Island Community House, 6246 Mumford St. "White Egret in Pastel" For more details: Email danielptthomas@gmail.com. Visit www.danielpturnerthomas.com/classes-events.
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Island Community House, 6246 Mumford St

November 24, 2019
The Kitchen Gallery

The CCA Community Center for the Arts building was formerly the Cafeteria of the old Chincoteague High School, and the back room was the Kitchen. As part of our recent renovations the Kitchen is now a clean modern space for classes and the Kitchen Gallery, showing regional art. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueca.org.
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: CCA Community Center (6309 Church Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

November 28 - December 1, 2019
Waterfowl Weekend

Fall heralds the return of thousands of waterfowl from their northern breeding grounds to the milder climate of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy a variety of overwintering ducks, geese and swans by joining the flocks of visitors who celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend in this special place. Visitors will enjoy extended hours on the Wildlife Loop Trail, open to vehicles from 9am to dusk on November 28 - December 1, 2019. Please drive cautiously, as this trail is also a hiking and biking route. extended access is also available for visitors to drive on the Service Road (admittance from 12pm - 2pm only). For the special drive, visitors must enter the Wildlife Loop Trail and follow the one-way traffic pattern to the road's entrance. This may take 10 or 15 minutes, due to high volume. All vehicles are expected to completely exit the Service Road by 4 PM. For more details: Call 757-336-6122. Email fw5rw_cnwr@fws.gov. Visit www.fws.gov/refuge/chincoteague/.
Location: Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Sponsor: Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

November 30, 2019
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Chincoteague's holiday season officially begins! There will be a special visit from Santa, holiday songs and caroling. Hot Cocoa will be served. Town officials, dignitaries and local celebrities will be among those attending. All are invited to join in the celebration. Many shops will be open after the tree lighting to offer early holiday shopping. If you are able, please bring a donation for operation we care and canned goods for the Manna Cafe.
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Robert Reed Downtown Park
Sponsor: Historic Main Street Merchants of Chincoteague

November 30, 2019
Free Holiday Movies

Santa Claus is Coming to Town For more details: Visit islandtheaters.com .
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Island Theatre
Sponsor: Island Theatre

November 30, 2019
It's a Wonderful Life

After the Town Christmas Tree lighting, across the street from Robert Reed Park the Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life" will be playing at the Island Threater. For more details: Visit www.islandtheatres.com/.
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Island Threater (4074 Main Street)
Sponsor: Island Threater

November 30, 2019
Rocketry: Model Rocket Launch

Learn about the Sounding Rocket Program operated at the Wallops Flight Facility, followed by a model rocket launch. Model rocket launches are weather permitting. 30 minutes. Geared toward ages 6 and up. For more details: Visit www.nasa.gov/content/wallops-visitor-center/public-programs.
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: NASA Wallops Visitor Center - Route 175
Sponsor: NASA Wallops Visitor Center

November 30, 2019
STEM Lab: Straw Rockets

Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) with a hands-on activity. 30 minutes. Geared toward ages 5 and up. For more details: Visit www.nasa.gov/content/wallops-visitor-center/public-programs.
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: NASA Wallops Visitor Center - Route 175
Sponsor: NASA Wallops Visitor Center

November 30, 2019
6th Annual CCA Holly Day Market and Wildlife Art Gallery

2 Buildings, Over 80 Vendors! Free Admission. Free Parking. RAIN or SHINE. The former Deborah Waterfowl Show carvers and artists are now part of Holly Day Market. Exhibiting in the Island Activities Center 9 am-3pm. PLUS arts, crafts, jewelry, antiques, holiday decor and more, including fresh cut greens and wreaths inside and outside the CCA building. AND the final Farmers Market of the Season The best from farm, field and bay, 9 am-1pm.
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Headquarters - 6309 Church Street
Sponsor: CHINCOTEAGUE CULTURAL ALLIANCE

November 30, 2019
CCA Holly Day Market & Wildlife Art Gallery

Holly Day Market & Wildlife Art Gallery, 6309 Church Street. Enjoy DECOYS and WILDLIFE ART in the Activities Center. PLUS arts, crafts, jewelry, antiques, holiday decor and more, inside and outside the CCA Community Center for the Arts. 2 Buildings. Over 80 Vendors! AND the final Farmers Market of the Season. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueca.org/.
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: CCA Headquarters - 6309 Church Street
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

December 1, 2019
The Kitchen Gallery

The CCA Community Center for the Arts building was formerly the Cafeteria of the old Chincoteague High School, and the back room was the Kitchen. As part of our recent renovations the Kitchen is now a clean modern space for classes and the Kitchen Gallery, showing regional art. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueca.org.
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: CCA Community Center (6309 Church Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

December 4, 2019
Kiwanis Pancake Supper

In the true spirit of giving the Chincoteague Kiwanis Club holds its annual pancake supper on the first Wednesday in December. It is hosted by Bill's Seafood Restaurant (4040 Main Street) Kiwanis members and Bill's staff donate their time and tips to help families in need at the holidays. Tickets available from any Kiwanis Member, H & H Pharmacy or Mason Oil Co. Money raised will help make Christmas merrier for many this year. Kiwanis is an organization of volunteers....."Dedicated to Changing the World, One Child and One Community At a Time".
Time: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Bill's PRIME Seafood & Steaks - 4040 Main Street
Sponsor: Chincoteague Kiwanis Club

December 5, 2019
Tales for Tots

The books, songs, finger plays, and crafts are specifically geared to preschool children from 2 years old to 4 years old. Accommodations will be made for quiet study in the front room of the library for older children who are accompanying their preschool siblings. Parents/grandparents and/or guardians must accompany their children. For more details: Call 757-336-3460.
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Chincoteague Library - 4077 Main Street
Sponsor: Chincoteague Library

December 6 - December 8, 2019
Holiday Open House: Museum of Chincoteague Island

Free admission. Held Dec 6, 7, and 8th. Join us for hot cider and delicious cookies while you explore our exhibits, browse our gift shop, and try out some festive kids' activities. Featured artist demos from noon - 3:00 p.m. each day. Artists will have items for sale. Dec 6: Cheryl Taylor (painter). Dec 7: Carroll Lee Marshall (decoy carver). Dec 8: TBA.
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Museum of Chincoteague Island (7125 Maddox Blvd)
Sponsor: Museum of Chincoteague Island

December 6, 2019
Chincoteague Church of God Legacy Night

Catered Dinner and Auction For more details: Call 757-336-5161 .
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Community Center
Sponsor: Chincoteague Church of God

December 6, 2019
"Savor the Season" Progressive Home Tour

Relax and enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of the season, on Chincoteague Islands only progressive dinner tour that features 5 courses of delicious holiday delights with wine pairings. You'll be entertained, informed, and well-fed! Kick off your evening with a selection of hors d' oeuvres' at the Marina Bay Hotel & Suites. Enjoy their Winter Festival of Lights throughout the grounds of Marina Bay & The Anchor Inn. For the second course, it's off to "Miss Ida" the dressed up younger sister cottage of "Myrtle on Mumford." Here you will enjoy the taste of traditional Chincoteague fare. For the third course you will be off to celebreate the holidays at "Holiday Cottages". Where you will enjoy a lite fare before moving onto your next stop for a "Taste of The Tump" at the home of the Taylor Street Cowboys. For the final course guests will be transported to a Christmas wonderland as they arrive at Christmas Manor, where you will be greeted by none other than Mr. & Mrs. Claus who will be hosting a tour of their vacation home. Here you will earn bragging rights as you are awarded a photo opportunity with North Pole Royalty. Santa's brilliant yard display and of course an amazing display of Desserts and Holiday Sweets baked by Mrs. Claus. Tickets are $50/ guest Advance reservations are required. You must be 21 years of age or older to participate. For reservation times call: 757-894-0924. All proceeds benefit Christmas by the Sea events.
Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Tours start at The Marina Bay Hotel & Suites (3801 South Main Street)
Sponsor: CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA

December 7, 2019
CCA Class: Cookie Decorating

Learn different techniques for decorating holiday cookies, making icings and glazes that anyone can do using items found in your pantry. Cookies will be baked beforehand and will be ready to decorate. $10. Class size limit 10. Students ages 12 and up. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueca.org/store/p194/cookie-decorating-12/7/2019.html.
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: CCA Headquarters (6309 Church St)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

December 7, 2019
Free Holiday Movies

Frosty the Snowman and Frosty Returns For more details: Visit islandtheaters.com .
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Island Theatre
Sponsor: Island Theatre

December 7, 2019
Children's Christmas Party

American Legion Post 159: Children's Christmas Party For more details: Call 757-336-9749.
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: American Legion Post 159 (4023 Main St)
Sponsor: American Legion Post 159

December 7, 2019
Homes for the Holidays

The holiday house tour has become a much beloved tradition in our local celebrations on Chincoteague Island. The tour features a wide variety of homes, some with over the top holiday decorations, others special collections and memorabilia, and some just have a wonderful story to tell. Come visit and see all the charming cottages, historic buildings and houses on this year's tour. All proceeds will benefit the Mana Cafe, a local organization that provides free hot lunches every Monday from 11-1 at the Christ Methodist Church on Chincoteague. For more details: Call 703-599-4430. Email kimberly.dennis@msn.com. Visit www.chincoteaguemerchants.com/.
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sponsor: Main Street Merchants of Chincoteague

December 7, 2019
Annual Poker Run for the Kids

Plan to attend Chincoteague Police Departments's Annual Poker Run for the Kids! For more details: Call 757-336-3155.
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sponsor: Chincoteague Police Department

December 7, 2019
Old Fashioned Christmas Parade

A truly Old fashioned Christmas Parade, featuring floats, marching bands, color guards, Saltwater Cowboys, Fire Companies from around the shore, and much more. And YES! of course!... Santa himself will be making a special visit. There are prizes and awards in a variety of categories. The awards ceremony and up close visit with Saint Nick takes place at the Firehouse after the parade. Look for the return of King Neptune, and his Mermaid Queen, celebrating "Christmas by the Sea"
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Main Street - Chincoteague Island, VA
Sponsor: CHINCOTEAGUE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

December 7, 2019
Homes for the Holidays

The holiday house tour has become a much beloved tradition in our local celebrations on Chincoteague Island. The tour features a wide variety of homes, some with over the top holiday decorations, others special collections and memorabilia, and some just have a wonderful story to tell. Come visit and see all the charming cottages, historic buildings and houses on this year's tour. All proceeds will benefit the Mana Cafe, a local organization that provides free hot lunches every Monday from 11-1 at the Christ Methodist Church on Chincoteague. For more details: Call 703-599-4430. Email kimberly.dennis@msn.com . Visit www.chincoteaguemerchants.com.
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sponsor: Main Street Merchants of Chincoteague

December 7, 2019
CCA: Free Kid's Art Class

Held every the 1st Saturday of each Month from 1pm - 2pm. Held at the CCA Community Center for the Arts - 6309 Church St. Young kids please bring an adult. All supplies provided. Taught by CCA artist volunteers. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueca.org/free-kids-art-class.html.
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: CCA Center for the Arts - 6309 Church Street
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance (CCA)

December 7, 2019
Chincoteague Police Departments's Annual Poker Run for the Kids

Plan to attend our annual Toy Run. For more details: Call 757-336-3155.
Sponsor: Chincoteague Police Department

December 7, 2019
Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

Floats, bands, fire companies from all around the Eastern Shore & a special visit from Santa.
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Main Street
Sponsor: Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce

December 8, 2019
CCA Class: Holiday Ornaments Using Shells

Make your own holiday ornaments and decorations with local shells and sand dollars. We will be painting, embellishing and adding sparkle to create holiday themed shells and ornaments. Price: $25 includes all materials. Class Size Limit 12. Student Ages 14 and up. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueca.org/store/p187/shell-art-12-09-2019.html.
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: CCA Headquarters (6309 Church St)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

December 8, 2019
Christmas Pudding

"Christmas Pudding", a live dramatic and musical ensemble performance (with dessert) by the Lower Eastern Shore Performing Arts Company that will get you into the holiday spirit. Performance starts at 2:00 pm. Admission is $15. Tickets available at Sundial Books after November 1. For more details: Visit www.lowershorepac.org.
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Island Theatre (4074 Main Street)
Sponsor: Lower Eastern Shore Performing Arts Company

December 8, 2019
The Kitchen Gallery

The CCA Community Center for the Arts building was formerly the Cafeteria of the old Chincoteague High School, and the back room was the Kitchen. As part of our recent renovations the Kitchen is now a clean modern space for classes and the Kitchen Gallery, showing regional art. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueca.org.
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: CCA Community Center (6309 Church Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

December 12 - December 14, 2019
Christmas Tree Village

Wonder through a wonderland of decorated Christmas trees and vote for your favorite one. Trees are sponsored and decorated by local businesses, organizations, and families. Admission is FREE and open to all ages. Delicious refreshments will be available for purchase. Santa will be on hand to pose with your family. Take your own photos or have our photographer take the shot for you and receive edited digital copies - 3 for $5.
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Museum (7125 Maddox Blvd)
Sponsor: Museum of Chincoteague Island

December 12, 2019
Tales for Tots

The books, songs, finger plays, and crafts are specifically geared to preschool children from 2 years old to 4 years old. Accommodations will be made for quiet study in the front room of the library for older children who are accompanying their preschool siblings. Parents/grandparents and/or guardians must accompany their children. For more details: Call 757-336-3460.
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Chincoteague Library - 4077 Main Street
Sponsor: Chincoteague Library

December 14, 2019
Free Holiday Movies

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer For more details: Visit islandtheaters.com .
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Island Theatre
Sponsor: Island Theatre

December 15, 2019
The Kitchen Gallery

The CCA Community Center for the Arts building was formerly the Cafeteria of the old Chincoteague High School, and the back room was the Kitchen. As part of our recent renovations the Kitchen is now a clean modern space for classes and the Kitchen Gallery, showing regional art. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueca.org.
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: CCA Community Center (6309 Church Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

December 19, 2019
Tales for Tots

The books, songs, finger plays, and crafts are specifically geared to preschool children from 2 years old to 4 years old. Accommodations will be made for quiet study in the front room of the library for older children who are accompanying their preschool siblings. Parents/grandparents and/or guardians must accompany their children. For more details: Call 757-336-3460.
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Chincoteague Library - 4077 Main Street
Sponsor: Chincoteague Library

December 21, 2019
Free Holiday Movies

How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Charlie Brown Christmas For more details: Visit islandtheaters.com .
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Island Theatre
Sponsor: Island Theatre

December 21, 2019
Island Coffeehouse

Island Coffeehouse is held once a month at the community center for the arts - 6309 Church Street, Chincoteague Island, Virginia. Musical and spoken performances, visual art, beverages and snacks in a convivial atmosphere. Everyone is welcome. Doors open 6:30 pm; Performances begin 7:00 pm. Admission: $8 for adults, $5 for students aged 18 and under. Homemade sweets, coffee, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase during the event. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueca.org/coffeehouse.html.
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: CCA community Center for the Arts - 6309 Church Street
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

December 22, 2019
The Kitchen Gallery

The CCA Community Center for the Arts building was formerly the Cafeteria of the old Chincoteague High School, and the back room was the Kitchen. As part of our recent renovations the Kitchen is now a clean modern space for classes and the Kitchen Gallery, showing regional art. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueca.org.
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: CCA Community Center (6309 Church Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

December 24, 2019
Free Holiday Movies

The Polar Express For more details: Visit islandtheaters.com .
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Island Theatre
Sponsor: Island Theatre

December 29, 2019
The Kitchen Gallery

The CCA Community Center for the Arts building was formerly the Cafeteria of the old Chincoteague High School, and the back room was the Kitchen. As part of our recent renovations the Kitchen is now a clean modern space for classes and the Kitchen Gallery, showing regional art. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueca.org.
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: CCA Community Center (6309 Church Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

December 31, 2019
New Year's Celebration

For more details: Visit www.facebook.com/events/425222244856710/.
Time: 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location: Island Theatre (4074 Main Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Island Arts Organization (CIAO)

December 31, 2019
New Years Eve - Pony Island Horseshoe Drop & Costume Promenade

Join us for New Years Eve! This year's theme is: It's All About the 50's. What's Your 50? The Pony Island Horseshoe Drop is an end of year celebration that culminates in a promenade of crazy costumes just before the countdown to the stroke of midnight. That's when the lighted horseshoe drops just in time to ring in the New Year!. It's not Swarovski Crystal...but it does sparkle! Wear your favorite costume or just be a spectator. It's all perfectly natural here! To become totally immersed in the oddest of silly visual spectacles, you should head for the Downtown Waterfront Park around 10:45 PM. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Bring your camera to capture the spectacle, dress warm, wear a hat and gloves for sure, and comfortable shoes so you can shimmy and dance to the beat, but most importantly; bring family and friends with you to enjoy the grand fun that is all Chincoteague!
Time: 10:30 PM
Location: Robert Reed Downtown Park
Sponsor: CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA

December 31, 2019
New Year's Eve - Pony Island Horseshoe Drop & Costume Promenade

Join us for New Year's Eve! Held at the Robert Reed Downtown Park. The Pony Island Horseshoe Drop is an end of year celebration that culminates in a promenade of crazy costumes just before the countdown to the stroke of midnight. That's when the lighted horseshoe drops just in time to ring in the New Year! Wear your favorite costume or just be a spectator. For more details: Visit chincoteaguechristmas.com/.
Time: 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: Robert Reed Downtown Park
Sponsor: Christmas By The Sea

January 1, 2020
New Years Day - Polar Pony Plunge

Nothing can compare to the invigorating feeling you get by plunging into the ice-cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean! It really is an awesome experience. There will be lots of fun all around. Plungers are encouraged to dress up in the zaniest, craziest costume they can come up with! Look for the pony and the crowd! Tuesday, Jan 1st @ 1:20 PM For more details: Visit www.chincoteaguechristmas.com/events.html.
Time: 10:30 PM
Location: on the Beach - Assateague Island, VA
Sponsor: CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA

February 14 - February 15, 2020
Death By Chocolate - A FREE 2 DAY EVENT!

Our famous Valentine's weekend scavenger hunt! Complete your playing card while enjoying delicious chocolate treats at each participating merchant. Cross the finish line at the Chincoteague Center to have your playing card validated and entered in the grand prize drawings. We have over 35 prizes and you must be present to win. Playing cards can be picked up from any participating merchant during the event. You must be 18 or older to be entered in the grand prize drawing. Visit us on Facebook for a complete list of participating merchants! Grab that someone special or some friends and make a weekend of it! Come and experience all the beauty of Chincoteague Island! Please contact Nicole at 443-614-6801 for more information. Friday, Feb. 14 2020 4:00pm-8:00pm and Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 10:00am-4:00pm. For more details: Visit chincoteaguemerchants.com/our-events.
Location: Main Street Chincoteague
Sponsor: Historic Main Street Merchants of Chincoteague

February 15, 2020
Concert and Dance

Hold the date! Bring your Valentine and dance the night away at a concert with "Chip Off the Old Blocks" playing oldies, but goodies from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Concert starts at 8 pm. Tickets $15 on sale after January 1.
Time: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Island Theatre (4074 Main Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Island Arts Organization

March 13 - March 14, 2020
Search for the Shamrocks - FREE TWO DAY EVENT

Join us for this popular scavenger hunt adventure to celebrate the wearin' o' the green on Chincoteague Island! Playing cards can be picked up at any participating business. Then visit each participating merchant all over the island for a clue to find and to have your playing card validated. Once you have completed your playing card, come to Blue Crab Treasures any time during the event, to be registered for the gift drawings. Costumes are optional, but definitely add to the fun! Raffle drawings of gifts for adults (over 18) and separate drawings for children will be held at Island Theatre. You must be present at Island Theatre to win. Contact Sue Johnson at Blue Crab Treasures at 757-894-5486 for more information. Friday, March 13, 2020 from 4:00pm-7:00pm and Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10:00pm-4:00pm. For more details: Visit chincoteaguemerchants.com/our-events.
Location: Main Street Chincoteague
Sponsor: The Historic Main Street Merchants of Chincoteague

April 10 - April 11, 2020
Easter Decoy & Art Festival

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 2020, the auction will benefit the Chamber's efforts to rebuild the LOVE Chairs in Robert N. Reed Downtown Waterfront Park. Admission is $4.00/day per person (Children under 12 are free). Friday, April 10, 2020, Noon to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (People's Choice voting ends 2pm. Exhibitor awards announced 3pm. Auctions end 4pm.) For more details: Visit www.chincoteaguedecoyshow.com/.
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Combined School (4586 Main St)

May 2, 2020
52nd Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival

An Eastern Shore Tradition Since 1968! The Chincoteague Seafood Festival is held the first Saturday in May to promote the seafood industry on Virginia's Eastern Shore. The festival 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, salad bar, grilled chicken, sweet potato fries, Boardwalk fries, hushpuppies, and cornbread. Non-alcoholic beverages are included in the ticket price with beer available for purchase. Front Page News will provide live entertainment for everyone's listening and dancing enjoyment. Shop to your hearts content in the Arts and Crafts tent featuring handmade creations from area artisans. An Extravaganza Raffle is held with the winner receiving t-shirts, tickets, trays, lodging, gift certificates for meals, and much more for the following year's festival. There will also be a variety of souvenirs available for purchase. Event is held rain or shine. Tickets are $45 per person (Children under 5 are FREE). Please note ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL! Event is held rain or shine. 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. For more details: Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/52nd-annual-chincoteague-seafood-festival-tickets-61054964041.
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sponsor: Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce

July 2 - July 4, 2020
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, Games, Fun, and Food - Chincoteague Island Style! All your favorite Carnival eats available for purchase - Pony Fries, Pizza, Clam and Oyster Fritters, and much more. Rides and games for all ages. Live entertainment on stage. Try your luck at BINGO. All proceeds benefit the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. Dates include July 2-4 (with fireworks July 4 at 10pm), July 10-11, July 17-18, July 24-25, July 27-August 1, and August 7-8.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds (3648 Main Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company

July 4, 2020
Independence Day Fireworks Celebration

Fireworks will take place at 10pm from the carnival grounds.
Time: 10:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds (3648 Main Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company

July 10 - July 11, 2020
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, Games, Fun, and Food - Chincoteague Island Style! All your favorite Carnival eats available for purchase - Pony Fries, Pizza, Clam and Oyster Fritters, and much more. Rides and games for all ages. Live entertainment on stage. Try your luck at BINGO. All proceeds benefit the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. Dates include July 2-4 (with fireworks July 4 at 10pm), July 10-11, July 17-18, July 24-25, July 27-August 1, and August 7-8.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds (3648 Main Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company

July 17 - July 18, 2020
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, Games, Fun, and Food - Chincoteague Island Style! All your favorite Carnival eats available for purchase - Pony Fries, Pizza, Clam and Oyster Fritters, and much more. Rides and games for all ages. Live entertainment on stage. Try your luck at BINGO. All proceeds benefit the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. Dates include July 2-4 (with fireworks July 4 at 10pm), July 10-11, July 17-18, July 24-25, July 27-August 1, and August 7-8.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds (3648 Main Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company

July 24 - July 25, 2020
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, Games, Fun, and Food - Chincoteague Island Style! All your favorite Carnival eats available for purchase - Pony Fries, Pizza, Clam and Oyster Fritters, and much more. Rides and games for all ages. Live entertainment on stage. Try your luck at BINGO. All proceeds benefit the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. Dates include July 2-4 (with fireworks July 4 at 10pm), July 10-11, July 17-18, July 24-25, July 27-August 1, and August 7-8.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds (3648 Main Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company

July 25, 2020
Southern Herd Roundup

Pony Swim week festivities kick off with the Southern Herd Roundup! The weekend prior to Wednesday's Pony Swim, "Saltwater Cowboys" on horseback will begin to round up the approximately 150 adult wild ponies that live on Assateague Island, along with the 60 to 70 foals that were born in the spring. About 50 adult ponies and their foals live on the southern end of Assateague Island. The Saltwater Cowboys will begin rounding them up into the Southern Corral Saturday afternoon beginning at about 4:30 pm. The Southern Corral is located on Assateague, just off the road that leads to the beach, and is accessible to the public. The public can view the Ponies in the Southern Corral all day Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. For more details: Visit www.chincoteague.com/pony_swim_guide.html.
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: South Corral (along side the beach road on Assateague Island)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company

July 26, 2020
Northern Herd Roundup

About 100 adult ponies and their foals reside a little further north on the Assateague Island, and will be herded into the Northen Corral, Sunday morning beginning at about 6:00 am. The Northern Corral is not accessible to the public during the roundup (though you may walk to the gate on the service road). Special bus tours are sometimes offered to go the Northern Corral after the roundup. Call 757-336-3696 to inquire about potential bus tours. For more details: Visit www.chincoteague.com/pony_swim_guide.html.
Time: 6:00 AM
Location: North Corral on Assateague Island
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company

July 27, 2020
The Pony Beach Walk

On Monday, at day break, the Saltwater Cowboys will move the ponies from the Northern Corral out to the beachfront then south along the Atlantic Ocean, and join them with the ponies in the Southern Corral. The Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge will open at 5:00am on this day. To view the Ponies walk down the beach we recommend driving to the beachfront and parking in the recreational beach parking area. Bring snacks, water, bug spray and cameras to enjoy this special event. Bicyclists and hikers can use Swan Cove Trail to access the beach. For more details: Visit www.chincoteague.com/pony_swim_guide.html.
Time: 5:00 AM
Location: Assateague Beach
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company

July 27 - August 1, 2020
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, Games, Fun, and Food - Chincoteague Island Style! All your favorite Carnival eats available for purchase - Pony Fries, Pizza, Clam and Oyster Fritters, and much more. Rides and games for all ages. Live entertainment on stage. Try your luck at BINGO. All proceeds benefit the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. Dates include July 2-4 (with fireworks July 4 at 10pm), July 10-11, July 17-18, July 24-25, July 27-August 1, and August 7-8.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds (3648 Main Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company

July 28, 2020
Pony Vet Checks

All of the Ponies will be checked by a vet and can be viewed by the public in the Southern Corral on Assateague. Park in the Woodland Trail Parking Lot to access the Southern Corral. For more details: Visit www.chincoteague.com/pony_swim_guide.html.
Location: South Corral (along side the beach road on Assateague Island)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company

July 29, 2020
95th Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim

On Wednesday, the Saltwater Cowboys will swim the ponies from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island. The Ponies will swim across the Assateague Channel and come ashore on the east side of Chincoteague Island. After the swim, the ponies rest for about 45 minutes. Then the Saltwater Cowboys will "parade" the ponies down Main Street, to the carnival grounds where the auction will be held Thursday morning. Check our Pony Swim Guide for all the details. For more details: Visit www.chincoteague.com/pony_swim_guide.html.
Location: South Corral (along side the beach road on Assateague Island)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company

July 30, 2020
Pony Auction

The auction begins at 8 am. The auction is typically very crowded. We suggest you get there early to get a seat. For more details: Visit www.chincoteague.com/pony_swim_guide.html.
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds (3648 Main Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company

July 31, 2020
Pony Swim back to Assateague

On Friday, the adult ponies will make the return swim to Assateague Island where they will live in the wild for another year. For more details: Visit www.chincoteague.com/pony_swim_guide.html.
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds (3648 Main Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company

August 7 - August 8, 2020
95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Rides, Games, Fun, and Food - Chincoteague Island Style! All your favorite Carnival eats available for purchase - Pony Fries, Pizza, Clam and Oyster Fritters, and much more. Rides and games for all ages. Live entertainment on stage. Try your luck at BINGO. All proceeds benefit the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. Dates include July 2-4 (with fireworks July 4 at 10pm), July 10-11, July 17-18, July 24-25, July 27-August 1, and August 7-8.
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Carnival Grounds (3648 Main Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company

October 10, 2020
48th Annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival

The Chincoteague Oyster Festival is held to promote the seafood industry and mark the arrival of the oyster season. Come and enjoy oysters-raw, steamed, fritters, and single fried; clam fritters, clam chowder, shrimp cocktail, salad bar, hot dogs, hush puppies, and Boardwalk fries. Beverages are included in the ticket price with beer available for purchase. Island Boy, a festival favorite for over 25 years, will provide live entertainment for everyone's enjoyment. An Extravaganza Raffle is held with the winner receiving t-shirts, tickets, lodging, gift certificates for meals, and much more for the following year's festival. A favorite at the festival is the "Best Place/Space Award" which is given to the best decorated area. There will also be a variety of souvenirs available for purchase. This is an advance ticketed event that is typically sold out before festival day. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueoysterfestival.com/.
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sponsor: Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce​

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