Chincoteague Seafood Festival 2019Get those appetites and wet naps at the ready – it’s almost time for Chincoteague Seafood Festival 2019! The 51st return of this beloved annual celebration of Virginia’s Eastern Shore bounty is scheduled for May 4, 2019, from 10am to 4pm, Tom’s Cove Park, Chincoteague.

There’s nothing quite like enjoying some fresh, delicious seafood on the sunny seashore. This is especially true during Chincoteague’s annual Seafood Festival! Chincoteague Seafood Festival has been an Eastern Shore tradition since 1968 and shows no sign of losing steam, yet (and a good thing, too – that steam is needed for the clams).

The first Saturday of every May sees Chincoteague’s Tom’s Cove Park filled to brimming with tents, live music, and feasting festival goers.

The Appetizer Tents will offer clam chowder, grilled chicken, boardwalk and sweet potato fries, hushpuppies, cornbread, and a salad bar. It’s clams galore at the Seafood Tents, with raw clams, steamed “Little Neck” clams, clam fritters, and clam strips. You’ll also see raw and fried oysters, fried fish, and steamed shrimp. Non-alcoholic beverages are included with your ticket and the Beer Tent will be selling cold suds.

Chincoteague Seafood Festival isn’t all food. It also features an Arts and Crafts Tent, just loaded with handmade creations from area artisans. Seafood Festival souvenirs will also be available for purchase. And don’t miss out on the chance to win big prizes at the Extravaganza Raffle.

Live music will once again be provided by Front Page News. The band’s high energy covers of modern and classic rock hits will have you up on you up on your feet in no time … or at least chewing to the beat.

Most vendors at the festival can only accept cash, so be sure to come prepared.

Chincoteague Seafood Festival Schedule

10am – Gates open
11am – Appetizer tents begin serving
12pm – Seafood tents begins serving and live music begins
4pm – Festival ends
6pm – Festival grounds are closed

Chincoteague Seafood Festival 2019

Saturday May 4th, 2019 – 10am to 4pm
Tom’s Cove Park – 8128 Beebe Road

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The festival is all-you-can-eat and very popular, with no guarantee that all items will last until 4pm. Consequently, the earlier you arrive, the more you’ll have a chance to taste – and the better seat you’ll acquire!

Chincoteague Seafood Festival Tickets are also limited and this is a sell out event, so get yours sooner rather than later.

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