Chincoteague Island is open and so is Miss Molly’s Bed and Breakfast – but in these uncertain times, you may be wondering what else is. We’ve broached this subject before but, with so many events cancelled, we offer a Summer 2020 edition of things to do on Chincoteague.
Virginia moved to Phase Three on July 1st, allowing for a cautious easing of restrictions across the state. Of course, Phase 3 is still not exactly back to normal and many of Chincoteague’s bigger summer events remain cancelled.
So what on earth is there left to do on Chincoteague? Plenty! In fact, reduced summer crowds are likely improve your Chincoteague experience – even though we all wish the reason for the reduction was different, of course.
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If you like seafood, you’ll love the Chincoteague Seafood Festival.
Chincoteague Island used to be a small fishing village, and many of the people who lived here made their living from the water. Even today, some of the best fishing waters on the Mid-Atlantic Coast are the waters that surround the island. And even today, the island retains much of its “small fishing village” charm. That’s one reason people come to our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast.
Spring means a return to fishing after a winter hiatus. At this time of year, anglers catch Striped Bass, Drumfish, and enormous flounder. In the summer, folks fish for Flounder, Trout, Sea Bass, Kingfish, Spot, Croaker, and offshore, Blue Fin and Yellow Fin Tuna. Come fall, it’s back to Striped Bass and Drumfish.
Spring also means fresh seafood. The Chincoteague Seafood Festival has been filling tummies for more than forty years. Folks feast on Littleneck clams, oysters, and a variety of fish and side dishes. They sit at picnic tables in Tom’s Cove Park, and enjoy the views and the food. This year, there will be live music by Bigger Dream. It’s always a relaxing and enjoyable event.
The Chincoteague Seafood Festival takes place Saturday, May 5, from noon to 4 p.m. Don’t miss it.
Tickets to the Seafood Festival are available at the festival website.
We still have a few rooms available at our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast the weekend of May 5. To make a reservation, please call 800-221-5620 or visit our website.