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Attend the 2016 Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival!

June 13th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

2016 Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival The 29th Annual Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival is just weeks away, scheduled for July 22nd through the 24th, 2016.

Blueberries are almost universally loved – and why not? That rarest of foods, these cute, little deep blue orbs are not only delicious, delightful, sweet, and juicy, they also happen to be good for you! How often does that happen? No wonder they’re so celebrated!

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Visit the Island Home of Misty of Chincoteague!

May 12th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite HenryChincoteague Island is famous for a number of reasons but one of the bigger reasons is a children’s book by Marguerite Henry entitled “Misty of Chincoteague.”

“Misty of Chincoteague” is the touching story of one of Assateague’s wild ponies and the two children who hope to purchase her at Chincoteague’s annual wild pony swim and auction.

A beautifully written and gorgeously illustrated book aimed at children but enjoyed by people of all ages, “Misty of Chincoteague” is second only to “Black Beauty” as America’s best selling horse book. It was even made into a movie, filmed here on Chincoteague and starring David Ladd.

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Get Set for Saltwater Brew ‘N’ Que II!

April 15th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Get Set for Saltwater Brew 'N' Que II!If you missed last year’s Saltwater Brew ‘N’ Que on Chincoteague Island, fear not – it’s back with Saltwater Brew ‘N’ Que II – May 20th and 21st, 2016!

The annual Saltwater Brew ‘N’ Que is a mouth-watering, professional barbecue competition and craft beer festival rolled into one and all taking place on Virginia’s lovely Chincoteague Island!

Unlimited beer tastings, served in a commemorative, Saltwater Brew ‘N’ Que glass that you can take home, will help you to wash down all the sweet, hot, and sticky barbecue you can handle: pulled pork, ribs, brisket, chickens, sausages, and of course, all the fixins’! Oh, my!

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Don’t Miss the 2016 Spring Pony Roundup

March 11th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

2016 Spring Pony Roundup

Come see the Wild Ponies of Assateague during the 2016 Spring Pony Roundup!

April 1st and 2nd are the dates set aside for the 2016 Spring Pony Roundup on Assateague Island – the bi-annual opportunity to see the beautiful wild ponies of Chincoteague!

The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company rounds the ponies up three times a year. Once in summer, for the annual and famous July Pony Swim and Auction (July 27, 2016 – by the way), then two more times in the spring and then fall for an overall health check to see if any new foals have been born.

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Treat Yourself To A Spring Vacation On Chincoteague Island!

February 15th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Spring Vacation On Chincoteague IslandThinking of taking a spring vacation on Chincoteague Island? That’s a great idea – and now is a good time to finalize your plans for a Chincoteague Island spring getaway!

A spring vacation on Chincoteague Island is a different experience from a summer visit and can make you feel like you’re a local. Most of our island’s visitors come during the summer, lining the sidewalks, clustering on the beaches, and attending festivals and enjoying the famous Chincoteague Island pony swim.

The thing is, the sidewalks, beaches, and ponies are here year ’round and our weather is mild enough that all a spring vacation on Chincoteague Island really means is that you get more of the island to yourself! There’s even a Spring Pony Roundup in April!

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Discover Assateague Lighthouse

January 15th, 2016 by insideout

Discover Assateague LighthouseCome to Chincoteague Island and visit Assateague Lighthouse, located in the pristine Assateague Island National Seashore with it’s marshes, beaches, wild horses, Sika elk, and colorful, endangered waterfowl.

There are numerous reasons to come to Chincoteague Island, not the least of which are the wild ponies, made famous, in part, by Marguerite Henry’s book “Misty of Chincoteague.” Then there are Chincoteague’s beaches, boat tours, activities like fishing, birding, biking, and hiking. We also have a town of quaint shops, galleries – and who can forget our restaurants with their delicious, fresh seafood?

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Treat Yourself To A Chincoteague Island New Year’s Eve!

December 7th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Island New Year's Eve 2016A Chincoteague Island New Year’s Eve with music, drinks, costume contest, the annual Pony Island Horseshoe Drop, and more is the perfect way to celebrate the end of 2015 and the start of 2016.

Many people only know Chincoteague Island for the annual wild pony swims and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island. They know that our quiet, clean beaches and quaint, island town make for a great summer getaway.

What they don’t realize is that Chincoteague Island remains a wonderful place to visit year ’round and that off-season may actually be the best time to come here!

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“Homes for the Holidays” – Chincoteague Island Holiday Home Tour

November 6th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

“Homes for the Holidays” – Chincoteague Island 2015 Holiday Home TourSee inside remarkable homes and get ideas for your own during “Homes for the Holidays,” the annual, Chincoteague Island Holiday Home Tour – scheduled for December 5th, 2015!

Once the holidays roll around, even the most mundane of structures can suddenly spring to life with lights, figures, and other holiday decorations – but already remarkable homes really sparkle when seasonally bedecked! Chincoteague Island’s diverse and eclectic community includes a number of homes and businesses that have fascinating and unique architectural styles, historic pedigrees, or striking landscapes – sometimes all at once!

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Make It a Chincoteague Holiday Season!

October 16th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Enjoy a Chincoteague Holiday Season!

A Chincoteague holiday vacation means plenty
of opportunities to see sandy claws!

Here it is, not even Halloween yet and we’re talking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. Well, that’s because taking a Chincoteague Holiday vacation is a popular thing to do – so planning yours now before the rush is a good idea!

Chincoteague Island is not that big, true, and we do tend to see more visitors during the spring and summer seasons – but the island and inhabitants aren’t exactly rolled up and stored away for next year after summer ends – goodness, no! Honestly, after summer, winter is the next best season to visit Chincoteague Island. With sunny skies and an average temperature of 50 degrees, we remain a Virginia Coast paradise – and with plenty of seasonal things to do!

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2015 Chincoteague Island Chili Chowder Cook-Off and Classic Car Show!

September 5th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

2015 Chincoteague Island Chili Chowder Cook-Off and Classic Car ShowFans of classic cars, chili, and chowder take note: the annual Chincoteague Island Chili Chowder Cook-Off and Car Show is just around the corner, September 26th, 2015!

Hosted annually by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, the Chincoteague Island Chili Chowder Cook-Off has long been a popular autumnal attraction for locals and visitors alike. Add in the Chincoteague Island Classic Car Show – a new tradition added to the Chili Chowder Cook-Off just last year – and you have yourself a perfect storm of food and fun!

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