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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
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.