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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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Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival 2017 – Seriously Delicious Fun

July 7th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival 2017The Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival is delicious food, live music, and the largest arts & crafts event on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. July 21 – 23, 2017

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!

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Experience The 92nd Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim!

June 9th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Pony Swim 2017It’s almost Chincoteague Pony Swim time! The 92nd annual return of the island’s signature event is scheduled for July 26th, 2017!

If the date for this year’s Chincoteague Pony Swim seems a touch early to you, you’re absolutely correct. This is the earliest date for the swim that we have seen in many years. Consequently, time is of the essence! If you’re planning on coming to witness this amazing event, you’ll want to start planning your visit now.

Thousands of people come to Chincoteague Island during summer Pony Penning week. Many are surprised to learn that the event takes up a whole week. Does it really take the horses that long to swim from one island to the next? Of course not! But you have to remember that the Chincoteague Pony Swim is just the centerpiece to Pony Penning week. There’s also the carnival, pony auction, fireworks, and more!

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Watch A NASA Rocket Launch From Chincoteague Island!

May 15th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Watch a NASA rocket launch from Chincoteague Island!When you think of Chincoteague Island, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Ponies? Warm beaches? How about NASA rocket launches? It’s true, you can watch them from Chincoteague!

Chincoteague Island is popular for many reasons.

First, there are the wild horses of Assateague Island and the upcoming annual pony penning, swim, and auction.

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