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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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Take Advantage Of An Off-Season Chincoteague Island Getaway

February 5th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Take Advantage Of An Off-Season Chincoteague Island GetawayYou’ve heard us say it before: what many would consider the “off-season” is, in many ways, the best time for a quiet, Chincoteague Island getaway. The wild horses, beaches, birds, fresh seafood, shops, and friendly townsfolk are all still here. The only thing missing is the crowds!

Chincoteague Island is a beautiful, Virginia coast paradise all the year ’round. We have our seasons, like any place else – but none of them are really “off,” unless crowds is what you’re after. All the attractions that make Chincoteague a vacation destination remain not only available but also far more easily enjoyed.

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Visit Assateague Island National Seashore Fee Free!

January 26th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Assateague Island National SeashoreCome experience the natural beauty of Assateague Island National Seashore for free! 2018’s remaining fee-free park days are April 21st, September 22nd, and November 11th.

118 of our nation’s 417 national parks charge an entrance fee year ’round – except on fee-free days! Each year, the National Park Service designates a number of “fee-free” days that let you enter and explore our national treasures without charge. Amenity and user fees for activities may still be charged, of course, but entering and enjoying the parks are free!

The number of fee-free days vary from year to year. 2017 saw ten fee-free days while 2018 only has four. The first was January 15th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The others occur on First Day of National Park Week (Apr 21), National Public Lands Day (Sep 22), and Veterans Day (Nov 11).

Assateague Island National Seashore is worth a visit whether there is a park entrance fee or not!

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Chincoteague Island New Year’s Eve Horseshoe Drop 2017!

December 1st, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Island New Year's Eve Horseshoe Drop 2017!Ring in the new year on Chincoteague Island during the New Year’s Eve Horseshoe Drop 2017! 10pm, December 31st in Robert Reed Waterfront Park.

Chincoteague Island is known as a beautiful vacation spot on Virginia’s eastern shore. People come for our famous wild ponies, delicious, fresh seafood, pristine beaches, and vibrant wildlife. Many choose to enjoy us during the summer, while others prefer the relative quiet of our “off-season” during the holidays.

I put the “off-season” in quotes because Chincoteague Island doesn’t actually have one. In fact, many think of the “off-season” as one of the best times of year to visit! Our average temperature in December is 50 degrees with sunny skies. Shops and restaurants are open, the beaches are still strollable and still lots of wonderful, winter wildlife to watch.

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Miss Molly’s Inn Thanksgiving Lodging Special – Dinner Is On Us!

November 4th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Thanksgiving Lodging SpecialCome to Chincoteague Island for Thanksgiving this year and save with Miss Molly’s Inn Thanksgiving Lodging Special!

Chincoteague Island is the perfect getaway destination year ’round but we’re sweetening the pot for the holidays with our Thanksgiving lodging special. Our historic and serene eastern shore island is known for its wild ponies, pristine beaches, and fresh caught seafood. Now you can add holiday savings, as well!

When you stay at Miss Molly’s Inn for Thanksgiving, you won’t have to lift a finger to enjoy your best holiday, ever. Sit back in that big comfy chair and relax while we take care of everything.

With our Chincoteague Thanksgiving Lodging Special, you’ll receive special care the moment you arrive!

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Don’t Miss the 2017 Chincoteague Storytelling Festival!

October 9th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Storytelling Festival 2017Come to Chincoteague Island November 3rd and 4th, 2017 for the Chincoteague Storytelling Festival! Great stories will be told by professional story tellers and you’ll also learn how to tell your own!

Everyone loves a good story and the more talented the teller, the better the tale. Talented storytellers can even make the most mundane re-telling extraordinary. You’ll have a chance to experience some of the best, at the 2017 Chincoteague Storytelling Festival.

Nationally known storytellers Sheila Arnold Jones and Donald Davis will join Virginia storytellers Denise Bennett and Anthony Burcher for a weekend of storytelling around Chincoteague Island.

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Chincoteague Island Cork & Canvas Wine Festival 2017

September 15th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Island Cork & Canvas Wine FestivalCome out to the 2017 Chincoteague Island Cork & Canvas Wine Festival for a day of live music, wine tasting, and art for a good cause. A potion of the proceeds for the festival go towards the Virginia Special Olympics. October 14th, 2017 at the Chincoteague Island KOA.

Come out to Chincoteague Island for an afternoon of wine and art! The second annual Cork & Canvas Wine Festival promises a host of fine, Virginia wines to sample in an artistic environment. Held at the Chincoteague Island KOA near Assateague’s Wildlife Refuge, the festival is an excellent way to get out and about on the Virginia Shore.

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MARSH Fest: The Eastern Shore Craft Beer and Science Festival

August 11th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

MARSH Fest 2017MARSH Fest promises an afternoon of food, music, art, craft beer, and hands on experiences with local farmers, artisans, and researchers. September 23rd, 2017 on Chincotague Island.

What do craft beer, live music, art, science, farming, and nature all have in common? Why MARSH Fest, of course!

MARSH Fest is an opportunity for hands-on experiences with farmers, artisans, and researchers while enjoying craft beers, local food, and live bands. It’s a unique chance to discover the very best that the Eastern Shore has to offer.

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