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2012 Summer Events in Chincoteague, Virginia

July 1st, 2012 by jenn

Chincoteague 4th of July Fireworks

Chincoteague 4th of July Fireworks will be on July 7, 2012

It’s an eventful summer here in Chincoteague, Virginia. The 87th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival is now going on every Friday and Saturday evening, July through the first weekend of August. There will be fun, food, rides and every kind of carnival goodness! This annual Chincoteague event is also part of the Independence Day Celebration, with the Carnival hosting the 10 p.m. fireworks on July 7th at 10 p.m. The Carnival also sponsors Pony Penning week held in 2012 from July 23 to 28.  For more information and the full schedule of events, please visit www.cvfc3.com.

Chincoteague Outdoor Cinema Series

When you’re not enjoying the Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival events, you can experience more good ol’ fashioned fun with the outdoor Cinema Series. Pull up a chair or spread out your picnic blanket and watch a classic on the big screen under the open sky. Films begin at dusk. Offered courtesy of the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, the 2012 Chincoteague Outdoor Cinema Series will be showing the following movies:

  • Thursday July 12: The Last Starfighter
  • Thursday July 26: The Incredibles
  • Thursday August 9: Grosse Point Blank
  • Thursday August 23: Singing in the Rain

Click here for more information about the Outdoor Movies in Chincoteague.

Memorial Day on Chincoteague Island

May 5th, 2012 by Gail

Boating Chincoteague and Assateauge Islands

Take part in the annual Blessing of the Fleet on Chincoteauge, May 27, 2012.

Our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast still has some availability over Memorial Day Weekend. Take advantage of the three day weekend, and spend it on beautiful Chincoteague.

Chincoteague Island doesn’t have a Memorial Day Parade. It does, however, have a unique event over the weekend: The Blessing of the Fleet. The Blessing takes place late Sunday afternoon, May 27th. Blessings are offered for a productive commercial fishing season and for safe boating for all. This is a tradition as old as boating itself, and it is wonderful to witness it and take part in it.

Prior to the Blessing of the Fleet, the trio 3 Sheets will perform at the Dock. Stretch out on a blanket on the grass, or float offshore in a boat as you listen. 3 Sheets frequently gets Chincoteague crowds rocking with their Celtic, nautical, traditional and contemporary music. In honor of the Blessing of the Fleet, on May 27th, 3 Sheets will focus on nautical music. We can’t wait!

The rest of Memorial Day Weekend can be spent discovering the abundant outdoor recreation opportunities of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. Take a scenic cruises to view the wild ponies of Assateague, rent kayaks, climb to the top of the Assateague Lighthouse, walk mile after mile of sandy beach. We provide bikes to guests of our Assateague Bed and Breakfast, and we’ll plan other excursions for you if you like.

Chincoteague Island Inn in the heart of historic downtown.

Save time to enjoy the English Gardens at Miss Molly's Inn.

Of course, you may want to do nothing more than sit on one of the porches at Miss Molly’s Inn and enjoy the sea breezes and the big views. Try the hammock on our second story deck, or curl up with a good book and a glass of wine and watch for humming birds in the colorful English Gardens.

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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