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Treat Yourself To A Chincoteague Island Thanksgiving Getaway!

November 5th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Treat Yourself To A Chincoteague Island Thanksgiving And Save!The idea of the same old Thanksgiving at home bringing you down? Take that frown out of town and turn it upside down with our Chincoteague Island Thanksgiving lodging package.

Taking a Thanksgiving vacation may sound a little non-traditional – but that’s the idea! If you’re aching to get away from the same old routine or looking to start a new tradition, a Chincoteague Island Thanksgiving getaway is an excellent option.

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Take Wing For Assateague Island Waterfowl Weekend 2016

October 14th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Assateague Island Waterfowl Weekend 2016Thanksgiving is almost here if you can believe it, and with it comes the annual Assateague Island Waterfowl Weekend. November 25 – November 26, 2016.

Assateague Island is part of the Atlantic Flyway; the path that migratory waterfowl and other birds use to stay ahead of the changing seasons. The Atlantic Flyway extends from the offshore waters of the Atlantic Coast, through the prairie provinces of Canada, to Alaska’s Arctic Coast.

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44th Annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival 2016

September 12th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Oyster Festival 2016Tickets are on sale right now for the 44th annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival! Scheduled for October 8th, 2016, this beloved event regularly sells out, so get your ticket, now!

Chincoteague Island is known for its seafood – particularly its oysters! Chincoteague oysters, also known as Chincoteague Salts, are a special treat. You see, Chincoteague Bay is not fed by any real source of fresh water. Consequently, oysters grown here get the full Atlantic salt treatment.

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Chincoteague Island Plein Air Art Show and Decoy Festival

August 15th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Island Plein Air Art Show 2016The arts come to life in September during the annual Chincoteague Island Decoy & Art Festival plus the Chincoteague Island Plein Air Art Show & Sale!

Chincoteague Island is the kind of community that attracts artists and art-lovers. This fact is made apparent throughout the year through various art-related activities and events.

The month of September is no exception with not one but two different art related events!

The Chincoteague Island Plein Air Art Show & Sale
annually brings more than 50 fine artists to for some plein air painting on Chincoteague and Assateague.

What is “plein air” painting?

Plein Air comes from the French phrase “En plein air,” meaning “in the open air.” Plein Air painting is painting outside. It is also painting in against time, against the movement of the sun and clouds, the changing of the light. This necessity to capture a scene before it changes lends a sense of energy and excitement to the work. This kind of effect is an important component of impressionist paintings, like those of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, and Claude Monet.

The artists paint at locations of their choosing around the islands. You may even see some of them at work, should you be here Friday or Saturday before the show. The sale on Saturday night allows you to meet the artists, discuss their works and, if you choose, buy on of their beautiful Chincoteague landscapes home with you! Be sure to come early, as the best pieces sell quickly.

Chincoteague Island Decoy & Art Festival 2016The Chincoteague Island Decoy & Art Festival is another island tradition.

Finely detailed decoy carvings are the focus of this show but other kinds of carvings are on display, too, along with wildlife paintings, photography, jewelry, and other fine creations. The Chincoteague Decoy Carvers and Artists Association works to preserve the tradition of decoy carving, an appreciation for wildlife, sporting, and the natural world.

Much of what is on display will be for sale, giving you the opportunity to take home a one-of-a-kind treasure. You’ll also have the chance to talk to the artists and learn some of their inspiration and techniques. Vendors will also be on hand with art supplies, food, and drink.

Don’t miss these annual Chincoteague Island art events!

Chincoteague Island Plein Air Art Show & Sale

Saturday, September 10, 2016 – 6pm to 9pm
United Methodist Church Social Hall, 6253 Church St

www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/

Chincoteague Island Decoy & Art Festival 2016

September 3, 9am-5pm – September 4, 10am-4pm
Chincoteague Center, 6155 Community Dr

For more details, visit www.thechincoteaguecenter.com

Lodging in Chincoteague
No matter what brings you to Chincoteague, Miss Molly’s Inn is a wonderful choice for accommodations. A historic home in the downtown area, we put the island at your fingertips. Stay at our Chincoteague Island B&B for timeless comfort, value, and the traditional warm island welcome!

Chincoteague Island Movies & Music at the Dock

July 8th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Island Movies & Music at the DockChincoteague Island makes for a wonderful summertime playground with lots of sun and fun for all. Once the sun goes down, the fun doesn’t go with it – Robert Reed Park provides plenty to do with a series of movies and music at the dock all summer long!

There’s so much to do on Chincoteague Island – cruises, biking, shopping, beach-combing, the wild ponies, visiting Assateague lighthouse, and more. Once the sun goes down, it’s time for a good dinner, refreshments, and … there are still many choices!

An evening stroll along the beach can be lovely, or you can spend a quiet night in. For those looking for a touch more fun, however, there’s always Music at the Dock or Summer Cinema in the Park, both held at Robert Reed Park during the summer.

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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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