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2019 Chincoteague Holiday Events

November 16, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

2019 Chincoteague Holiday EventsIf you think Chincoteague is a lot of fun during the rest of the year, you need to see us during the holidays! Come celebrate the end of the year on Virginia’s eastern shore with a Chincoteague holiday getaway!

Chincoteague Island may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of the end of the year holidays – but maybe it should be! The island is home to many independent shops and galleries that are loaded with unique holiday gift shopping ideas.

Our local restaurants serve some of the finest, freshest seafood on Virginia’s eastern shore, and the weather? After summer, fall is Chincoteague’s next best season with primarily sunny skies and an average daily temp of 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, since it’s the “off-season,” you won’t be fighting those friendly but cumbersome summer and pony-swim crowds.

Best of all, Chincoteague knows how to party and the last two months of the year are jam-packed with fun holiday events!

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Don’t Miss the Fall 2019 Chincoteague Pony Roundup!

September 15, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Pony Roundup Fall 2019See the famous wild horses of Chincoteague up close during their annual Fall Chincoteague Pony Roundup. The Autumn 2019 Roundup is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 18th and 19th.

If you thought the annual Pony Swim was the only time you could come see the wild horses of Assateague, think again!

In fact, there are three opportunities each year to see the wild ponies. There’s the Pony Swim (of course) but also the spring and fall roundups. While the purpose of the annual swim is for a health check and an auction of foals, these other roundups provide overall health checks for the herd. The Spring session also includes releasing foals from pony auction buybacks back into the herd.

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Chincoteague Decoy Show 2019 – Waterfowl Carvings and Wildlife Art

August 5, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Decoy Show 2019The annual Chincoteague Decoy Show features hand carved wooden decoys and other fine wildlife art from local and regional artists, along with a selection of antiques. This year’s special guest is Joe Engers, from Decoy Magazine. Labor Day Weekend, August 31st to September 1st, 2019 at the Chincoteague Center.

The Chincoteague Decoy Carvers and Artists Show has been an annual event for so long its now an island tradition. In fact, decoy carving is such a part of the island that there’s an Easter Decoy Show show in April, too.

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50 Years of Love on Chincoteague

July 1, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

50 Years of Love on Chincoteague Island Virginia2019 is the 50th anniversary of the “Virginia Is For Lovers” and communities across the state are celebrating with special events and promotions. Enjoy fun and savings through special events and promotions celebrating 50 Years of Love on Chincoteague!

Virginia Is For Lovers but even haters can enjoy savings and fun during this summer’s 50 Years of Love promotion. Chincoteague is certainly on board with a whole host of events and offerings between June 21st and August 10th, 2019. Come celebrate the love on Virginia’s only resort island.

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Chincoteague Farmers Market, Artisan Market, & The Artful Flea

May 10, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Farmers Market 2019The sun is out, flowers are in bloom, and the Chincoteague Farmers Market is in full swing. Come enjoy the fresh and colorful local produce, quality arts and crafts, and live entertainment every week!

The Chincoteague Island Farmers and Artisans Market is held most Saturdays and Wednesdays, from April to October. The market is located at 6309 Church Street, just a few blocks from our Chincoteague bed and breakfast.

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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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