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Make Splash at Chincoteague Polar Pony Plunge 2019!

December 10th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Polar Pony Plunge 2019Kick off the 2019 the right way by flinging yourself headlong into Assateague Island’s freezing surf on New Year’s Day during Chincoteague Polar Pony Plunge 2019!

There are lots of polar plunges on New Year’s Day but Chincoteague’s is different from all those others.

How?

Well, for one thing, ours occurs off the beach of Assateague Island – I guarantee you no one else’s does that. Oh, and ours is a polar PONY plunge, not just a polar plunge. This is Chincoteague Island, after all, home of Misty and many other wild ponies, so it only follows.

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Chincoteague Holiday Home Tours – Homes for the Holidays 2018

November 12th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Holiday Home Tours - Homes for the Holidays 2018Get a look inside some of the island’s most intriguing homes during the annual Chincoteague holiday home tour event, “Homes for the Holidays!” December 1st, 2018.

Come out to Virginia’s eastern shore this December and enjoy a Chincoteague holiday getaway! There’s always something doing on the island and this is doubly true during the end of the year holidays. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Years bring their own brand of cheer and we love to share it.

Chincoteague Holiday Home Tours

One of the more popular events this time of year is the “Homes for the Holidays” Chincoteague holiday home tours. Chincoteague Island has a lot of unique, historic, and beautiful homes. During the holidays, these already beautiful homes are further enhanced by fantastic seasonal decorations.

Cruising local neighborhoods for their spectacular lights and decorations is a common holiday pastime around the country. Chincoteague ups the ante with the “Homes for the Holidays” home tours.

Chincoteague Island’s diverse and eclectic community has a number of houses and businesses with unique architectural styles, historic pedigrees, or striking landscapes. During the “Homes for the Holidays” tour, you’ll have the chance to inspect them up close. Come see inside some of Chincoteague’s most remarkable homes and get decorating ideas for your own!

“Homes for the Holidays” Chincoteague holiday home tours are scheduled for December 1st, between 11am and 4pm. If you’d like to attend, contact Kim Dennis at 703-599-4430, or kimberly.dennis@msn.com.

Chincoteague Christmas Parade

Chincoteague holiday home tours aren’t the only thing happening on December 1st. It’s also the day of Chincoteague’s annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade. How old-fashioned is our parade? It’s so old-fashioned, we use the word “Christmas” instead of “holiday.” Huzzah!

The Old Fashioned Christmas Parade includes marching bands, floats, antique cars, and fire companies from around the Virginia shore. Chincoteague’s own Saltwater Cowboys will be on hand, along with Santa, and the return of King Neptune and his Mermaid Queen. Come join in the fun!

7pm, December 1st, 2018 on Main Street. Festivities begin with a concert by The Salt Marsh Ramblers at 6pm in Robert N. Reed Downtown Park.

Chincoteague Holiday Lodging

No matter what time of the year you visit Chincoteague Island, Miss Molly’s Inn is here for you! Our historic, Chincoteague Island B&B offers luxurious rooms, daily gourmet breakfasts, concierge services, and much, much more. Book your stay today – and Happy holidays!

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Waterfowl Weekend 2018

October 12th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Waterfowl Weekend 2018Celebrate Thanksgiving with a different kind of bird this year – lots of them! – during Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Waterfowl Weekend 2018! This rare chance to visit the otherwise off-limit refuge during the peak of the annual fall migration occurs Thanksgiving weekend: November 22nd through the 25th, 2018.

There’s never a bad time to visit Chincoteague Island but nature lovers know one of the best times is during peak of the annual fall migration. Assateague Island is part of the Great Atlantic Flyway, with a great variety of waterfowl passing through the area every fall.

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Chincoteague Oyster Festival 2018 – It’s Okay To Be Shellfish!

September 7th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Oyster Festival 2018It’s time once again to get ready for the Chincoteague Oyster Festival. This beloved annual event – the 46th! – welcomes the start of oyster season. Come join in the fun Saturday, October 6th, 2018, 10am to 4pm, at Tom’s Cove Park on Chincoteague Island!

As oyster season approaches, it’s hard to not let visions of those delectable little morsels intrude into your day. Steamed oysters, fried oysters, roasted oysters, grilled oysters, oyster fritters – the perfection of oysters on the half shell. Mmmmmmmmm …

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Chincoteague Chili Chowder Cook Off, Plein Air Art Show, & More!

August 10th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Chili Chowder Cook Off 2018September 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.

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Maui Jack’s Waterpark – Chincoteague’s Newest Attraction

July 13th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Maui Jack's WaterparkChincoteague Island gained a new attraction this summer. Maui Jack’s Waterpark offers over 4 acres of slides, rides, pools, cabanas, and more!

Given Chincoteague Island’s lovely waters and pristine beaches, you wouldn’t necessarily think we needed a water park. Then again, it’s nice to have something new in the mix of local attractions – and Maui Jack’s is definitely that!

Maui Jack’s Waterpark opened on Memorial Day Weekend this year and is located next to the Chincoteague Island KOA.

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Come Shop The Dock on Chincoteague Island, VA!

June 8th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Come Shop The Dock on Chincoteague Island, VA! Make the most of your Eastern Shore getaway with Shop The Dock on Chincoteague Island. Shop The Dock is great deals from multiple local vendors the third Sunday of each month, June through October, 2018.

There is plenty to do in Chincoteague year-round: sailing, biking, hiking, birding, beach-combing, the wild ponies, and so much more. People come to watch NASA rocket launches, to visit Assateague Lighthouse, and to enjoy our waters’ delightful seafood bounty.

Now a new attraction has been added for the summer months: Shop The Dock on Chincoteague!

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The Captain Timothy Hill House – Chincoteague’s Oldest House

May 18th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Captain Timothy Hill HouseChincoteague Island’s Captain Timothy Hill House, built circa 1800, was abandoned in 1954, its past forgotten, and was almost torn down – but happy fate intervened. Come discover the oldest house on Chincoteague Island – The Captain Timothy Hill House!

The Captain Timothy Hill House was long thought to be just an old eyesore. The dilapidated, one room structure sat on Chincoteague’s historic Main Street beneath vines and a facade of rotting weatherboard.

A local couple decided the old building, properly cleaned up and moved once again, would make a good bicycle shed. Little did they realize what they were getting into.

Closer inspection revealed dovetailed log plank construction and other interior details that aroused suspicion. Most curious were the depictions of early sailing ships carved into its exterior walls. Could this old shack have greater significance?

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Don’t Miss the Chincoteague Shore Craft Beer Festival!

April 6th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Shore Craft Beer Festival 2018The 2nd annual Chincoteague Shore Craft Beer Festival is coming! Food trucks, live music, and 12 breweries offering samples of over 30 beers will take over Chincoteague Island Fairgrounds for an afternoon of fun. Saturday, April 28th, 2018.

Q: What do you get when you mix craft beer, local food trucks, and live music with the Chincoteague Island Fairgrounds?
A: A GREAT time for all!

If you agree with the answer above, then the annual Chincoteague Shore Craft Beer Fest is the spring event for you! You’ll enjoy unlimited craft beer tastings from local, Eastern Shore breweries and also have the opportunity chat with the brewery reps.

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See The Wild Horses of Assateague at the 2018 Spring Pony Roundup!

March 12th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

2018 Spring Pony RoundupIf you’ve ever dreamed of seeing the wild ponies of Assateague Island in person, the first opportunity of the year is right around the corner. The 2018 Spring Pony Roundup is scheduled for April 13th and 14th.

The wild ponies of Assateague Island are easily the #1 reason so many people know about and want to visit Chincoteague Island. Marguerite Henry’s popular children’s book, “Misty of Chincoteague,” continues to make that true to this very day.

The annual summer Pony Swim draws more people to the island than any other single event. But did you know that’s not the only time you can view the wild horses of Assateague Island?

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