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The 2014 Chincoteague Decoy Carvers Decoy Show

August 16th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2014 Chincoteague Decoy Carvers Decoy ShowChincoteague Island attracts more than just beautiful waterfowl – it also attracts artists who carve decoys of beautiful waterfowl! – and the 2014 Chincoteague Decoy Carvers Decoy Show is a great way to see the fruit of their labors.

Organized by the Chincoteague Decoy Carvers and Artists Association, the Chincoteague Decoy Carvers Decoy Show will feature some of the finest waterfowl carvings and wildlife art as created and displayed by over 25 separate exhibitors.

The Chincoteague Decoy Carvers and Artists Association was founded in 1983 by fifteen members with the sole mission of educating the public about the history of decoy carving and facilitating the future continuation of the art. The Chincoteague Decoy Carvers and Artists Association works to preserve the tradition of decoy carving excellence, along with a love of hunting, and an appreciation for wildlife and the natural world.

This, the 24th annual Chincoteague Decoy Carvers Decoy Show, offers visitors the opportunity to view finely detailed waterfowl carvings along with wildlife painting, photography, jewelry, and other kinds of carvings created by the talented artists of Chincoteague Island. Many of the displayed items will be for sale and some will be up for raffle.

Come to the Chincoteague Decoy Carvers Decoy Show to talk to the artists and learn some of their inspiration and techniques. The event includes vendors offering art supplies, as well as those providing food and drink. Supervised and fun activities for children under 12 are also part of this family-friendly event.

The 2014 Chincoteague Decoy Carvers Decoy Show

Labor Day Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, August 30th and 31st, 2014

Sat: 9am to 5 pm – Sun: 10am to 4pm
Admission $3, 12 and under: FREE

Chincoteague Decoy Carvers Decoy Show Lodging

Miss Molly’s Inn Bed and Breakfast would love to host you for your Chincoteague Island getaway, whether it is to attend the 2014 Decoy Carvers Show or just to soak up the beauty and relaxation that is a visit to Chincoteague. Our Chincoteague Island B&B is located just one short mile from Chincoteague Center, where they are holding the Decoy Carvers Show, so your stay at Miss Molly’s Inn will be not just comfortable but also convenient – see you soon!

Celebrate the 4th of July On Chincoteague Island

June 17th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

4th of July On Chincoteague Island If you’re looking for a unique and wonderful way to celebrate Independence Day, there are few better ideas than treating yourself to a 4th of July on Chincoteague Island!

So what’s there to do for the 4th of July on Chincoteague Island?

First and most obviously, the 89th Annual Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival will be in full swing, July 4th and 5th!

The Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival is always a great time with carnival rides and games for both adults and kids, food booths, live entertainment, raffles, and more. Come out, have some fun, eat some food, win some prizes, and do so knowing that the proceeds go towards supporting the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department, who also happen to be our source of Saltwater Cowboys.

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Surf Fishing Assateague Island

May 14th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Surf Fishing Assateague IslandSurf fishing Assateague Island is a great, outdoor pastime – and can be a fruitful one as well, especially this time of year!

What is surf fishing?

If you’re picturing an angler on a surfboard, back up a bit there, fellah. Surf fishing is conducted from the shoreline or while wading in the surf. Similar terms like “surf casting” and “beach casting” are more specific and refer casting into the surf from or near the beach. Surf fishing, as the name implies, is primarily a saltwater endeavor. Surf fishing is a general term and does not specify they type of equipment used or what type of shoreline you are fishing from – you can even surf fish from a pier.

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Captain Bob’s Marina Flounder King Tournament

April 13th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Captain Bob's Marina Flounder King TournamentIt’s spring – and no Chincoteague Island spring is complete without a Captain Bob’s Marina Flounder King Tournament!

Captain Bob’s Marina Flounder King Tournament is a local tradition that pays out cash prizes for the top winners, so if you like yourself some fishing and fancy yourself good at it, head on over to Chincoteague Island between May 16th – May 25th and register to enter. You don’t even need a boat! (but that would probably help)

Here’s a list of the rules and regulations for this year’s Captain Bob’s Marina Flounder King Tournament:

  • Registration fee is $35
  • You can fish on the shore or off a boat.
  • You have 10 days to try and catch the biggest flounder, using a hook and line and in accordance with all applicable state and federal regulations regarding size and creel limits.
  • Tournament legal fish may only come from within Chincoteague and Assateague waters. Outside the inlet gets you out of the tournament.
  • Daily weigh-ins take place between 1pm and 6pm at Captain Bob’s Marina, with the final weigh-in on Sunday, May 25th at 1pm.
  • Winner is the fisher with the greatest total daily weight of three fish or less.
  • Calcutta winner: heaviest flounder of the tournament.
  • Heaviest Croaker and Heaviest Gray Trout prizes are also available.

Five cash prizes will be given and will be based upon entree fees collected less tournament expenses:

  • First Place: 40% of take
  • Second Place: 25% of take
  • Third Place: 15% of take
  • Fourth Place: Ugly Stik/Penn Combo
  • Fifth Place: $50 gift certificate

Register online at Captain Bob’s Marina website or via mail, using the “2014 Printable Form & Rules” provided on the Flounder King Tournament page.

Lodging for Your Trip to Chincoteague

Don’t flounder around for Chincoteague lodging – whether you are here for the Marina Flounder King Tournament or just to getaway to the beautiful and inviting Virginia coast, Miss Molly’s Inn Bed and Breakfast is the place to stay! Enjoy a great night’s rest in one of our guestrooms – it’s island lodging at competitive prices.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve on Chincoteage Island

December 9th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

New Year's Eve on Chincoteage IslandOne of the great things about Chincoteage Island is our tendency to march to the beat of a different drummer on occasion. Take New Year’s Eve for example.

New Year’s Eve on Chincoteage Island can be celebrated in the normal way, I suppose – whatever that means – or you can take part in the Pony Island Horseshoe Drop & Costume Promenade.

And what is that, exactly, you ask? Allow me to illuminate:

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The Halloween Happening – Chincoteague Island Theatre Company

October 16th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

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.”

The Halloween Happening - Chincoteague Island Theatre Company

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Grab Your Spoons! It’s The Chincoteague Island Chili-Chowder Cookoff

September 9th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

The Chincoteague Island Chili-Chowder Cookoff

The Chincoteague Island Chili-Chowder Cookoff – September 28th, 2013

There are a lot of beloved events on Chincoteague Island throughout the year but one of our favorites is the Chincoteague Island Chili-Chowder Cookoff.

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.

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Plein Air Art Show

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!

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Summertime Saturday Art Stroll

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.

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Chincoteague Blueberry Festival

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.

The Arts & Crafts Event at the Chincoteague Blueberry Festival

The Arts & Crafts Event at the Chincoteague Blueberry Festival

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.

 

 

 

 

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