September is an active month here on Chincoteague Island, with lots of great events to attend. We’ll see the annual Chincoteague Chili Chowder Cook Off & Car Show, the Decoy Carvers and Artists Show, and a Plein Air Art Show & Sale!
There’s always something fun to do and see on Chincoteague but September is really packed. Things kick off with the annual, fall Chincoteague Decoy Carvers and Artists Decoy Show on September 3rd and 4th. After that, on September 8th comes the annual Chincoteague Plein Air Art Show & Sale. We wrap up the month with the Chincoteague Chili Chowder Cook Off & Car Show on September 29th.
Chincoteague Decoy Carvers and Artists Decoy Show 2018
September 3, 9am-5pm – September 4, 10am-4pm
Chincoteague Center, 6155 Community Dr
This annual exposition of wildlife art features over 25 exhibitors showcasing and selling their carvings, jewelry, paintings, and other fine art. Come meet the artists and get some early-holiday shopping done!
2018 Chincoteague Plein Air Art Show & Sale
September 8, 6pm-9pm
United Methodist Church Social Hall, 6253 Church St
Each year on the 2nd week of September, fine artists from the Mid-Atlantic and beyond come to Chincoteague to paint “en plein air” – outdoors, and in one sitting. During the resulting Plein Air Art Show & Sale, you can come see their work and maybe even take some home with you!
You can also come see artists at work during the Quick Draw Contest in Robert Reed Park: Thursday, September 6th, 1-3 pm. Watch them paint, see the resulting work judged and, if you see one you like, buy an original painting!
The 2018 Chincoteague Chili Chowder Cook Off and Car Show
September 29, 10am-5pm
Chincoteague Island Carnival Grounds
The Chincoteague Chili Chowder Cook Off is a popular island get-together that’s rapidly become a tradition. Each year, area chefs compete to see who can make the best chili or chowder – and you help judge! The Chili Chowder Cook Off includes live music, raffles, and other fun activities.
The 5th annual Chincoteague Classic Car Show runs concurrently at the carnival grounds with the Chili Chowder Cook Off. Come peruse the classic cars and cast your vote in the People’s Choice – or enter your own car!
Chincoteague Island Lodging
Make your Chincoteague Island getaway the best with a stay at Miss Molly’s Inn Bed and Breakfast. We have seven guestrooms to choose from, gourmet breakfasts, beach gear, and concierge services. Come experience the island life on Chincoteague’s pristine beaches. Book your stay at Miss Molly’s Inn Bed and Breakfast today!