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Chincoteague Seafood Festival – An Eastern Shore Tradition Since 1968

April 3rd, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Seafood Festival 2017Come one come all to the annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival. Fresh clams, oysters, fish, shrimp, and more await your appetite, Saturday May 6th, 2017 on Chincoteague Island!

There’s nothing quite as tasty as fresh caught and prepared seafood served out of doors – and that description fits the Chincoteague Seafood Festival to a ‘T’! This springtime event has been an annual tradition for almost 50 years! And why not?

The festival provides a diner-friendly venue for sampling the best-of-the-best local seafood, and a variety of it. There are even non-seafood entrees, like friend chicken, on the menu for those of you so inclined.

2017 Chincoteague Seafood Festival 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

The festival will also provide a variety of non-alcoholic beverages to wash all this great food down with. Beer will be available for sale to those over the age of 21.

Along with all the wonderful fresh seafood, drinks, and joyous company, the Chincoteague Seafood Festival also includes live music. Entertainment for the 2017 festival is Front Page News, a high energy classic and modern rock cover band.

So go ahead: grab your tickets for the 49th annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival. Then come join us at Tom’s Cove Park on the first Saturday in May for the best springtime tradition on Virginia’s Eastern Shore!

Chincoteague Seafood Festival 2017

Saturday May 6th, 2017, 10am to 4pm
Tom’s Cove Park – 8128 Beebe Road, Chincoteague, VA 23336
Tickets for the festival can be purchased online at www.chincoteaguechamber.com. Be sure to grab yours soon before they sell out!

Chincoteague Seafood Festival Lodging
Whether you are here for the seafood festival or just to soak up some of that famous Chincoteague Island ambiance, Miss Molly’s Inn Bed and Breakfast is here for you! You’ll enjoy a great night’s rest in one of our 7 guestrooms during your Eastern Shore getaway!

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