The Halloween Happening – this all-hallows eve, Chincoteague Island Theatre Company gives you a chance to tune into the past with two ghoulishly good, olde-time radio plays: “The Canterville Ghost” and “The Vampire’s Desire.”
October 16th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards
September 26th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards
We’re thrilled and proud (but honestly, not too surprised) to hear that Chincoteague Island won a spot in the TripAdvisor top 10 U.S. islands in the 2013 Traveler’s Choice Awards. TripAdvisor is a popular, online, destination-review site whose reviews help travelers from all over the world determine where to go, stay, and what to do for the optimum vacation value. Read the rest of this page »
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September 9th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards
Hosted by The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, the 14th annual return of the Chincoteague Island Chili-Chowder Cookoff will bring amateur and professional chefs from all over, all of them just itching to compete and share their delicious, sometimes secret, culinary concoctions, be they chili or be they chowder. Read the rest of this page »
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August 23rd, 2013 by Katie Pate
The 2013 Plein Air Art Exhibition and Sale will be held on Saturday, September 14 from 6 – 10 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church Social Hall, at 6253 Church Street. This is the tenth annual Plein Air Art Show.
“Plein Air” is a French term that means painting in the open air – working directly from the landscape as it appears in the moment. More than forty artists from many states paint for two days throughout Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. What a wonderful landscape to capture!
August 17th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards
In the early days of ocean commerce, ships relied almost solely upon beacons of landward light to avoid mishap upon the rocky shoals and sandbars of treacherous coastlines. The establishment of coastal lighthouses was an important factor in avoiding said fate and many of their lights continue to protect and direct vessels to this day. The historic and striking Assateague Lighthouse is counted among their number.
Before 1833 there were no such guiding lights along the Atlantic Coast between Cape Henlopen, on Delaware Bay, and Cape Charles, on Chesapeake Bay. As commerce grew, so, too did the necessity of such a guidepost. In 1830, Congress appropriated money for a lighthouse halfway between these two important ports and, in 1832, Assateague Island was chosen for the honor. Read the rest of this page »
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July 28th, 2013 by Katie Pate
Get out and take a walk! Let the clean air off the sea penetrate deep into your lungs and cleanse you. And while, you’re at it, enrich your soul a little bit with some art.
The Art Stroll takes place at galleries and shops around the island from 6 – 10 p.m. on the Second Saturday of each month during the summer. You can meet the artists, working in a wide variety of visual media, listen to live music and enjoy fun for the whole family.
July 5th, 2013 by Katie Pate
Beat the heat this summer and get to the beach! Along with all the usual summer entertainment – swimming, fishing, beach combing and suntanning, we’ve got a great event coming up in Chincoteague this month. Join us for the Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival – taking place the weekend of July 19-21.
Along with arts, crafts, food and live music there will be lots and lots of the super-food blueberries!
The festival is taking place indoors and outdoors at the Chincoteague Center, 6155 Community Dr. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be over 100 artisans from 12 states for our Arts & Crafts Event – it is the largest of its kind in Eastern Virginia.
And of course, lots of blueberries and blueberry products. You can pre-order fresh blueberries to pick up at the festival by calling Dick Jones at 540.273.2963. Save money this way and make sure they don’t sell out before you get a chance to buy a box. You can also pre-order the “ultimate blueberry pie” from Sugarbakers, by the slice or whole – they also tend to sell out quickly. Call them at 757.336.3712.
Other delicious blueberry products available at the festival include blueberry shortcake, homemade blueberry ice cream and breakfast items like blueberry pancakes and muffins.
Live Music at the Blueberry Festival
Here are some highlights from the lineup:
Saturday July 20
9:00 a.m. – Hemlock Hollow ~ This duo performs familiar favorites.
1:00 p.m. – Greg Shupe and the Men with Issues Band ~ An acoustic group playing country, bluegrass, blues, folk and even some pop and swing music with a few original tunes as well.
See the full lineup on the Chincoteague Blueberry Festival website.
Lodging for Summer Travels to Chincoteague
Whether you come for the blueberry festival, the Pony Swim, fishing or simply relaxation on the beautiful Atlantic seashore, our Bed and Breakfast is in the heart of the Chincoteague and provides modern comforts in a historic and bucolic atmosphere.
June 19th, 2013 by Katie Pate
Do you have plans to celebrate Independence Day weekend? Well, you better make them fast because it is just around the corner!
We only have a couple more openings for the 4th of July – and its no wonder with all the fun this little island hosts!
Start with the 88th Annual Chincoteague Island Volunteer Fireman Carnival, taking place July 3 – 6. Come out for rides, games, great Eastern Shore food, raffles and tons of family friendly fun!
Chincoteague Lodging for 4th of July Weekend
If you want to stay with us for Independence Day weekend, consider spending the 3rd and 4th at the Island Manor House and then spend Friday night July 5th camping on the beach – it will add some adventure to your trip! Then, you can return to the lap of luxury when you check in at Miss Molly’s on Saturday July 6th.
Join in the small town fun of our carnival in a picturesque seaside setting!
June 3rd, 2013 by Katie Pate
Some of the best fishing grounds on the Mid-Atlantic Coast are found in the waters surrounding Chincoteague Island. Fish either the inland waterways surrounding the Island or venture into the open Atlantic Ocean for deep sea fishing. Whatever your preference, fishing in Chincoteague is going to be a fun and productive experience.
Chincoteague Fishing Report
Check out our local bait and tackle shops for current fishing reports. Steve’s bait and tackle shares great photos of local catches that will make your mouth water!
Chincoteague Fishing Charters
Wanna get your own boat for the day or have a captain bring you to their favorite fishing inlets? Whether you want to go out deep sea fishing or cast for flounder in the bays, a fishing charter is a great way for to spend a summer day in Chincoteague. Check out the Charter Boat Association web page to find the Captains that are the best equipped to suit your fishing needs and desires.
Chincoteague Flounder Fishing
By far one of the most popular fish to hook, flounders are prevalent in the spring and early summer months in the channel. By June, Flounder are competing with croakers for food.
Spring time flounder fishing in Chincoteague Bay depends highly on two factors: water clarity and temperature. Most fisherman agree that flounder start biting when water temperatures reach 50 degrees. The best fishing of the year is usually in water between 60 and 70 degrees.
Water clarity is just as important as temperature. Flounder feed by sight and if the water resembles chocolate milk the fish will have a hard time seeing your bait. Usually the creeks and the western shore (in a west wind) retain more clarity.
Virginia Beach Fishing Trip Planned for this Summer?
Thrill your wife and invite her on the fishing trip with you. Even if she isn’t into fishing, when the two of you stay at Miss Molly’s Bed and Breakfast, she will be thrilled to spend the day on the seashore and a wonderful night in this lovely, historic Chincoteague Inn.
May 17th, 2013 by Katie Pate
On the second Saturday of each month from April though November, the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance sponsors the Second Saturday Art Stroll. Taking place from 6 to 9 p.m. at participating galleries and shops around the Island, plan ahead to come and visit us during this fun event in June (on the 8th). Meet local artists, see exhibits of a wide variety of visual arts, listen to live music and more! Usually, there are arts and crafts demonstrations, readings and book signings, wine tastings and quite possibly, something totally unexpected!
Visit these galleries and shops during Second Saturday to enjoy visiting artist exhibits, performances by musicians and wine and cheese tastings.
- Island Butterfly – 4107 Main St.
- Guinevere’s – 4076 Main St.
- Flying Fish Gallery – 4086 Main St.
- Island Arts – 6196 Maddox Blvd.
- Old Neptune Books – 4076 Main St.
- Sundial Books – 4065 Main St.
- Working Artists Studio – Maddox Blvd.
- Osprey Nest Gallery – 4096 Main St.
Visiting Chincoteague this Spring?
If you are making your travel arrangements for a vacation in Chincoteague this spring or summer, we invite you to book your stay at our Bed and Breakfast Inn. No matter what time of the year you come to the Island, there is always lots to do! Or if that what you need is a slow paced getaway, do very little! Read a book, taking leisurely strolls on the beach or while away the time with cards and games in our parlor.