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Category Archives: Chincoteague Events & Activities

Assateague Island Waterfowl Weekend

November 15, 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 13, 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 16, 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.

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Celebrate the 4th of July On Chincoteague Island

June 17, 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 14, 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 13, 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

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve on Chincoteage Island

December 9, 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 16, 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 9, 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 23, 2013 by insideout

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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