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Make It a Chincoteague Holiday Season!

October 16th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Enjoy a Chincoteague Holiday Season!

A Chincoteague holiday vacation means plenty
of opportunities to see sandy claws!

Here it is, not even Halloween yet and we’re talking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. Well, that’s because taking a Chincoteague Holiday vacation is a popular thing to do – so planning yours now before the rush is a good idea!

Chincoteague Island is not that big, true, and we do tend to see more visitors during the spring and summer seasons – but the island and inhabitants aren’t exactly rolled up and stored away for next year after summer ends – goodness, no! Honestly, after summer, winter is the next best season to visit Chincoteague Island. With sunny skies and an average temperature of 50 degrees, we remain a Virginia Coast paradise – and with plenty of seasonal things to do!

Chincoteague Holiday Events

Nov 26th – 29th – Assateague Island Waterfowl Weekend
Come witness the peak of the autumn waterfowl migration with special events, programs and walking tours. A birder’s paradise weekend!

Nov 27th – Christmas Manor
Saint Nick’s Summer getaway right here on Chincoteague Island, all decked out for the holidays!

Nov 28th – Deborah Waterfowl Show/Auction
The last decoy show of the year for Chincoteague carvers and artists.

Nov 28th – Holly Day Market
Art, crafts, jewelry, photography, vintage collectibles, and antiques combined witht he offerings of the Chincoteague Island Farmers Market!

Nov 28th – Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
Holiday songs and caroling as town officials, dignitaries, and local celebrities see the start of the Chincoteague holiday season. Many shops will be open after the tree lighting to offer early holiday shopping.

Dec 2nd – Kiwanis Pancake Supper
The annual pancake supper hosted by Bill’s Seafood Restaurant and Kiwanis members who donate their time and tips, along with all proceeds, to help families in need at the holidays.

Dec 5th – 2015 Chincoteague Island Holiday Home Tour
A great opportunity to peek inside some remarkable Chincoteague Island homes decked out in their finest for the holidays.

Dec 5th – Old Fashioned Christmas Parade
A truly old-fashioned Christmas Parade, featuring floats, marching bands, color guards, Saltwater Cowboys, Fire Companies from around the shore, and much more.

Dec 6th – The Great Gingerbread Challenge
Part Cake Boss, part Cutthroat Kitchen, part Top Chef, you don’t miss this live, interactive event that is always a bundle of laughs.

Dec 24 – Breakfast @ Bill’s Prime Seafood & Steaks (6am – 11:30am)
Breakfast at Bill’s Prime Seafood & Steaks is a Christmas Eve morning tradition.

Dec 31 – 3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Concert & Pony Island Horseshoe Drop & Costume Promenade
An end of year celebration culminating in a promenade of crazy costumes to where the lighted horseshoe drops after the countdown to midnight. Prizes awarded for costumes in various categories.

Jan 1 – Polar Pony Plunge
Come and plunge into the ice-cold waters surrounding Chincoteague Island! Prizes will be awarded for costumes in various categories, and everyone who participates gets a free t-shirt!

Chincoteague Holiday Lodging
No matter the season, there’s always plenty to do and see on Chincoteague Island. Miss Molly’s Inn and 1848 Island Manor House Bed and Breakfast are open year-round, so that you can have a Chincoteague summer and a Chincoteague holiday. See you soon!

A Chincoteague Island Winter Getaway

October 18th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Island Winter GetawayIt may sound counter-intuitive but a Chincoteague Island winter getaway is your ticket to a rare and beautiful, Virginia Coast vacation that you’ll remember for years to come.

You may be picturing snow and sitting huddled around a heater when you hear “Chincoteague Island Winter Getaway,” but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Winter weather on Chincoteague Island tends to be mild, cool, and pleasant: the average temperature on Chincoteague Island in December with sunny skies is 50 degrees, making the winter holiday season the very next best time of year, after summer, to visit!

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Seasons on Chincoteague Island

January 29th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Seasons on Chincoteague Island

There’s no bad season for a Chincoteague Island visit.

We are blessed with all four seasons, here on Chincoteague island, and each one is unique and worth experiencing. We have a tendency to think only of certain places at certain times when it comes to planning our vacations and, thus, can miss out. This guide, then, is an attempt to help break you of that one-season-worth-visiting mindset, at least when it comes to the seasons on Chincoteague Island.

Chincoteague Island Winters
There’s no denying it gets cold here but not so cold that you can’t still bundle up and enjoy our town, beaches, and wildlife. Now can be a great time to experience a less-touristy version of island life. Also, the world class bird watching continues on both Chincoteague and Assateague islands with the snow geese and other, seasonal, migratory visitors avian wildlife an on-going attraction to our shores.

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Spring Arrives in Chincoteague

March 6th, 2013 by Katie Pate

The chill of winter winds is starting to dissipate from the Island and plants are blooming. Wisps of warm air are returning to the breezes, and we have a variety of events taking place on the island to get us pumped up for the 2013 season. Check it out!

Museum of Chincoteague Island Opens for 2013

On March 23, the Museum will re-open after closing for the winter. This season the museum features an exhibit on Chincoteague life circa 1900. The Museum is open on weekends (Fri-Sat-Sun) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 7125 Maddox Blvd. For more details visit www.chincoteaguemuseum.com, email chincoteaguemuseum@verizon.net, or call 757-336-6117.

Easter Decoy and Art Festival

The 34th Annual Decoy Show and Fine Art Festival held on Friday and Saturday of Easter Weekend, March 29 & 30. Local and national carvers and artists of all kinds exhibit and sell their works.

The show takes place at Chincoteague Combined School (4586 Main St.) from 12 – 6 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

See beautiful bird decoys like these at the 34th annual Easter Decoy and Art Show

See beautiful bird decoys like these at the 34th annual Easter Decoy and Art Festival

Awards are given in various categories, including the Curtis Merritt Award of Excellence, which goes to  an artist who demonstrates the highest standards of creativity, character and overall quality. This is decided by the other exhibitors.  Best Carver and Best Artist are people’s choice awards and the Best Photograph of Chincoteague or Assateague is chosen by the committee.

Wooden Easter Eggs will also be on display, decorated by the exhibitors. They are a show highlight each year and fetch handsome sums. There will be a silent auction as well.

For more details visit www.chincoteaguedecoyshow.com, email chincochamber@verizon.net, or call 757-336-6161.

Celebrate Spring at Miss Molly’s Bed and Breakfast

Miss Molly’s Chincoteague bed and breakfast has five porches surrounded by landscaping and a beautiful English garden. Come this spring and enjoy watching the plants bloom and flourish after the winter while enjoying coffee in the mornings and a glass of wine before dinner.

Spring Events on Chincoteague Island

February 24th, 2012 by Gail

Chincoteague wild ponies

Get a close look at the wild ponies of Assateague Island this April.

People are already reserving rooms at our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfasts during a number of upcoming spring events. We’re not surprised, since it is really starting to feel like spring around here. We’ve been having quite a few warm and sunny days, but nights are still reliably chilly, and sometimes even downright cold.

In any event, spring is on the way and some folks are already planning for it. Please read on for a list of fun events talking place on Chincoteague Island in April, 2012.

Second Saturday Art Stroll. There are Art Strolls in Chincoteague on the second Saturday of each month, beginning in April and lasting through November. Galleries and shops stay open late and host special events such as artist receptions and live music. The first Second Saturday Art Stroll in 2012 takes place April 14 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Spring Pony Roundup. Most folks have heard about the annual Pony Swim that takes place each July, but many haven’t heard about the Pony Roundup that occurs each spring. The Assateague Ponies will be visible to the public in the southern corral on Assateague Island on Friday, April 13 at 4:00 p.m. (the Southern Herd), and Saturday, April 14 at 10:00 a.m. (the Northern Herd).

Chincoteague Daffodil Festival. We celebrate those perky yellow flowers each spring. This year it takes place April 14 and 15. Join us for the annual Flower, Home & Garden Show and Annual Spring Craft Show.

Of course, you could just come to our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast this spring for a few days of relaxation and / or romance. You don’t need special events for that!

New Ducklings

May 5th, 2011 by annagreene

Spring may feel a little late to some of us this year, but as of this morning, I know it’s here now! The mother duck who had been very patiently sitting on her nest in the shelter of a shrub next to the front steps

Our Proud Mama paraded her new Ducklings through the garden this morning.

has finally been rewarded! As I stepped into the sunshine this morning I was greeted very loudly by Mrs. Duck and her 12 ducklings as she marched them through the garden. She has gallently protected them all day from the lazy cat and myself (niether of us are a real threat, but she wasn’t taking any chances). I feel there must be something I can learn from this duck – her patience and hard work paid off!

Here’s to spring & fluffy little peepers!