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Don’t Miss Chincoteague Seafood Festival 2019!

April 13, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

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.

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Visit and Tour Assateague Lighthouse – Gateway to History

March 11, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Assateague Lighthouse 2019The majestic, red and white striped tower of Assateague Lighthouse opens to visitors in April. Come discover the history and amazing views from the top of this iconic Virginia coast lighthouse!

Assateague Lighthouse is located within the pristine confines of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The historic red and white stripped tower shares the island with white tailed deer, Sika elk, colorful waterfowl, and the famous wild horses.

The Assateague Light is part chain of historic coastal lighthouses. While many historic lighthouses have been decommissioned over the years, around 20 remain in service, including Assateague.

Despite being an active light, Assateague Lighthouse is opened to visitors during the warmer months each year.

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Maui Jack’s Waterpark – Chincoteague’s Newest Attraction

July 13, 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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See The Wild Horses of Assateague at the 2018 Spring Pony Roundup!

March 12, 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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Experience The 92nd Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim!

June 9, 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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Hunt Down Some Fun With A Chincoteague Saint Patrick’s Day

February 14, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Saint Patrick's DayMake it a Chincoteague Saint Patrick’s Day this year by joining in on the island’s popular, annual Shamrock Scavenger Hunt!

Chincoteague Island’s annual shamrock scavenger hunt – In Search of Shamrocks – occurs March 14th, the Saturday before St. Patty’s Day, 2015. This popular, yearly event sees residents and visitors out and on the hunt for those green shamrocks!

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Captain Bob’s Marina Flounder King Tournament

April 13, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Captain Bob's Marina Flounder King TournamentIt’s spring – and no Chincoteague Island spring is complete without a Captain Bob’s Marina Flounder King Tournament!

Captain Bob’s Marina Flounder King Tournament is a local tradition that pays out cash prizes for the top winners, so if you like yourself some fishing and fancy yourself good at it, head on over to Chincoteague Island between May 16th – May 25th and register to enter. You don’t even need a boat! (but that would probably help)

Here’s a list of the rules and regulations for this year’s Captain Bob’s Marina Flounder King Tournament

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