Chincoteague’s Blueberry Festival, a can’t-miss experience for anyone in the area, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Each year, it seems like the festival grows in both size and attendance. It’s become almost as much of a tradition as the annual Chincoteague Island Pony Swim weekend that it precedes!
And why not? How can anyone say “no” to such a mouth-watering array of blueberry treats?
From plain, fresh, juicy blueberries to both familiar and unusual blueberry dishes, you’ll find it at the festival! Blueberry pancakes and muffins, blueberry sandwiches and salads, blueberry syrups, and – of course – desserts. It simply wouldn’t be Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival without Sugarbakers’ Ultimate Blueberry Pies!
Like summer accommodations on Chincoteague, fresh blueberries and Sugarbakers’ pies sell out quickly each year. Consequently, if you hope to get some of either, a pre-order would be wise.
Fresh Blueberries: Dick Jones, 540-273-2963 – must call before July 16th.
Sugarbakers’ Ultimate Blueberry Pies, whole or by the slice: 757-336-3712.
You’ll also find lots of non-blueberry food and drink at the festival to keep you going. You’re going to need the energy, too, with all the great vendors at the festival. As I said above, the Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival is the largest fine arts and crafts event on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. More than 100 artisans and other vendors from over 12 different states will be in attendance.
For an idea of just what kinds of fine arts and hand-crafted items will be for sale, head on over to the Blueberry Festival Facebook page and scroll through the posts. You’d be hard pressed to find a better, pre-holiday, gift-getting extravaganza than this!
Attendees to the event will be kept entertained by the non-stop music of regional favorites.
2017 Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival Musical Lineup
Friday, July 21
Hemlock Hollow (morning)
Blind Wind (afternoon)
Saturday, July 22nd
The Reasoners (morning)
Dalton Elliot and Virginia Creek (afternoon)
Sunday, July 23rd
Wayne & Chris Young (morning)
Jessica West (afternoon)
Emily Guemple (afternoon)
Deedra Ervin (afternoon)
Bryce Hitchcock (afternoon)
Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival 2017
July 21 – 23, 2017 | 9am to 4:30pm
6155 Community Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA
Follow updates as they happen on the Chincoteague Blueberry Festival Facebook page or visit them online at: www.chincoteagueblueberryfestival.com.
Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival Lodging
As of this writing, Miss Molly’s Inn Bed and Breakfast still has a rooms available for the Blueberry Festival – but that’s not going to stay true for long! Anyone hoping to find a room on Chincoteague for any weekend in the foreseeable future needs to act now! Don’t miss your chance to stay in one of the most comfortable and historic Chincoteague inns! Miss Molly’s Inn Bed and Breakfast offers a mix of old-world charm and modern comfort for an experience most travelers only dream of. Reserve your room, now!