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Take the Chincoteague Polar Pony Plunge

December 13th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Polar Pony Plunge

Into the water at the Chincoteague Polar Pony Plunge

If your idea of a good time includes wearing a wacky costume while jumping into frigid sea water, then the Chincoteague Polar Pony Plunge may be just the thing you need to kick off your New Year!

Hard as it may be to believe, 2014 is just about over and celebrations for the new year are being prepared. New Year’s Eve is a great time on Chincoteague Island, with an annual concert at the Island Theatre and the Pony Island Horseshoe Drop & Costume Promenade at midnight – but how do you keep the next day – the first day of 2015 – from being an anti-climatic let down?

The Chincoteague Polar Pony Plunge, of course!

On the afternoon of New Year’s Day, recovered revelers of frozen fortitude don their craziest costumes and sprint into the spray on Assateague Beach. All but the craziest sprint right back out again: shivering but proud and valiant, for they have successfully overthrown all natural urges to avoid such tomfoolery and given their all for the Chincoteague Polar Pony Plunge.

If the waters prove too cold – minus 11 degrees Fahrenheit or colder – the “plunge” will turn into a “dip” and immersion will be restricted to singular body parts, such as an arm, leg, hand, or foot. Fun is one thing, hypothermia is another (which also explains the Plunge Waiver and Release Form you’ll need to read and sign before participating).

And it’s not just the plunge – you’re wearing a costume because there will also be a Chincoteague Polar Pony Plunge Costume Contest with categories and prizes! You don’t have to wear a costume to do the plunge, you don’t have to do the plunge if you’re in the costume contest, and all who attend have the opportunity to purchase a 2015 Chincoteague Polar Pony Plunge t-shirt as proof of your – er – bravery! Yeah, that’s it …

Chincoteague Polar Pony Plunge 2015

Assateague Island
1:15pm on New Year’s Day, 2015 (get it? 1:15 – 1/1/15)

Chincoteague Polar Pony Plunge Lodging
Chincoteague Island is a great place to visit no matter the season and that’s why Miss Molly’s Inn Bed & Breakfast is open year-round! We’re here to cool you off in the summers and to warm you up after you take the Chincoteague Polar Pony Plunge. Stay at Miss Molly’s Inn Bed & Breakfast and enjoy quaint, old-world charm combined with the best of modern comforts!

Happy Holidays!

Assateague Island Waterfowl Weekend

November 15th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Assateague Island Waterfowl WeekendAssateague Island’s Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is a major stopping point for the annual, fall migration of numerous species of waterfowl, peaking around the weekend of November 27 – just in time for the Assateague Island Waterfowl Weekend!

Just kidding – of course the annual, Assateague Island Waterfowl Weekend is scheduled to coincide with each year’s autumn peak of migratory activity. This natural event sees thousands of different species of birds resting and feeding in and around the more than 14,000 acres of beaches, maritime forest, saltwater marshes, and freshwater marshes of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

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2014 Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival

September 13th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2014 Chincoteague Island Oyster FestivalChincoteague Island Oyster Festival: how can you argue with a 400+ year old tradition – especially when it includes fresh Chincoteague Seaside Oysters?

Okay, so this is actually only the 42nd Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival – but it is based upon a popular story that’s 400+ years old, to whit: some of the first Europeans to hit Chincoteague Island stumbled upon and accidentally crashed a Native American oyster festival of sorts. Despite the unwitting disruption of festivities, the invading parties took one look at the oysters and … yum!

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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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