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2012 Chincoteague Seafood Festival

April 3rd, 2012 by Gail

Have Littleneck Clams at the Chincoteague Seafood Festival

Feast on Littleneck Clams during the Chincoteague Seafood Festival, May 5.

If you like seafood, you’ll love the Chincoteague Seafood Festival.

Chincoteague Island used to be a small fishing village, and many of the people who lived here made their living from the water. Even today, some of the best fishing waters on the Mid-Atlantic Coast are the waters that surround the island. And even today, the island retains much of its “small fishing village” charm. That’s one reason people come to our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast.

Spring means a return to fishing after a winter hiatus. At this time of year, anglers catch Striped Bass, Drumfish, and enormous flounder. In the summer, folks fish for Flounder, Trout, Sea Bass, Kingfish, Spot, Croaker, and offshore, Blue Fin and Yellow Fin Tuna. Come fall, it’s back to Striped Bass and Drumfish.

Chincoteague Island Seafood Festival and Oysters.

There will be lots of empty oyster shells after the Chincoteague Seafood Festival.

Spring also means fresh seafood. The Chincoteague Seafood Festival has been filling tummies for more than forty years. Folks feast on Littleneck clams, oysters, and a variety of fish and side dishes. They sit at picnic tables in Tom’s Cove Park, and enjoy the views and the food. This year, there will be live music by Bigger Dream. It’s always a relaxing and enjoyable event.

The Chincoteague Seafood Festival takes place Saturday, May 5, from noon to 4 p.m. Don’t miss it.

Tickets to the Seafood Festival are available at the festival website.

We still have a few rooms available at our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast the weekend of May 5. To make a reservation, please call 800-221-5620 or visit our website.

 

 

 

Old Fashioned Christmas Parade: Chincoteague VA

December 1st, 2010 by Lin Mazza

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Christmas at Miss Molly's Inn

Relive an old fashioned Christmas this year by attending the Chincoteague Christmas parade! The parade will feature floats, marching bands, color guards, Saltwater Cowboys, Fire Companies from around the Eastern Shore, and much more. And you can count on a special visit from Santa during the event. Prizes will be awards for the various entries. The awards ceremony and visit from Santa will take place at the Firehouse right after the parade. This is a wonderful event for the whole family! The parades is scheduled for Saturday, December 04, 2010, from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM on Main Street. Stay the weekend with us at Miss Molly’s Inn, home of the beloved novel Misty of Chincoteague penned by author Margaret Henry, and we’ll warm you after the parade with hot cocoa by the fire. In the morning, after a good night’s rest, we’ll offer up a sumptuous breakfast for you to enjoy.

Chincoteague Voted America’s Best Beach Town

July 26th, 2010 by Lin Mazza

Sunset on Chincoteague

Sunset on Chincoteague Beach

AOL Travel, a great online resource for travel information worldwide has just published its annual list of America’s Top Ten Beach Towns, and this year, Chincoteague has been voted number one! While there are many fantastic beaches where you can sunbathe, play in the surf and build your dream sand castle, this article focuses on what to do when you’re not catching a wave. Classic American beach towns, filled with local flair, delectable food, great shopping, unique history, and unparalleled festivals (all of which Chincoteague offers) helped our town come out on top.

The annual swim of the feral ponies from Assateague Island to Chincoteague is due to commence on Wednesday, July 28. This not-to-be-missed summertime event is an experience to last a lifetime.

Assateague ponies

Chincoteague Pony Swim 2010

Marguerite Henry, author of Misty of Chincoteague, completed her novel of the intrepid foal, Misty and her mother, Phantom, during the pony swim over sixty years ago from her lace-filled room at Miss Molly’s Inn. Eastern Shores News featured our bed and breakfast in a news article last week. Today, Miss Molly’s Inn offers the Marguerite Henry room as well as six others at the Victorian-era Inn for you to relax and take in the magic of Chincoteague island.

Miss Molly’s Inn, and it’s sister bed and breakfast, 1848 Island Manor House just across the street, both offer inviting accommodations only a few miles from the famous swim site that Marguerite Henry so tenderly described.

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