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View A Space Launch from NASA Wallops Visitor Center!

October 17th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

NASA Wallops Visitor CenterWhether you’re a hardcore space junky or just your average joe, watching a Nasa rocket launch is exciting to behold! You can view launches from NASA Wallops Visitor Center, or from Chincoteague Island, itself!

The NASA Wallops Visitor Center on Wallops Island, Virginia, is just ten minutes from Chincoteague Island. The center contains interactive exhibits highlighting the history of Wallops Flight Facility, one of the oldest launch sites on the planet! The facility is free to visit and will have you feeling like an astronaut, yourself!

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Chincoteague Island Restaurant Week 2016 – A Taste of Chincoteague

September 9th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Taste of Chincoteague Island Restaurant Week 2016Come to Virginia’s eastern shore for Chincoteague Island Restaurant Week and treat your taste buds! October 1st through the 8th, 2016. Show up the evening of September 30th to kick off the week with an evening of fine food at “Taste of Chincoteague!”

Everyone knows Chincoteague Island for its wild ponies, saltwater cowboys, and wildlife. What about Chincoteague oysters? Ring any bells? You bet they do – and that’s not all. Our small island is BIG on taste, with numerous chefs and restaurants making their mark here on our shores.

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Attend the Chincoteague Island Chili Chowder Cook-Off and Car Show

August 15th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

2016 Chincoteague Island Chili Chowder Cook-Off and Car ShowTime for Chincoteague Island’s annual Chili Chowder Cook-Off and Car Show is almost here: September 24th, 2016 on the Chincoteague Island Carnival Grounds.

The annual Chili Chowder Cook-off is a favorite island get-together featuring fun, sun, food, music, and more. Sponsored by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, the event brings area chefs together in a competition to create the best chili or chowder. Each year sees amazing twists on these dishes, from the chef’s own ingenuity or family recipes handed down from generation to generation.

Attendees to the Chili Chowder Cook-off will be able to taste and help judge delicious variations of these two, classic comfort foods! Consequently, the judges – people like yourself – are the real winners!

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Enjoy A Scenic Chincoteague Island Boat Tour

July 11th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Enjoy a scenic Chincoteague Island Boat Tour!Taking a Chincoteague Island boat tour is a must for any Chincoteague vacation. Seeing Chincoteague and Assateague islands from the water, with all the flora and fauna, will be a true highlight of your visit.

There are a number of great reasons to come to Chincoteague Island – the wild ponies, Assateague Island lighthouse and nature preserve, beaches, laid back island life, and more. Not the least of these choices is a scenic Chincoteague Island boat tour.

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Don’t Miss Chincoteague Island Pony Swim 2016!

June 13th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Island Pony Swim 2016The Saltwater Cowboys of Chincoteague will be back in action, July 23rd through the 29th, 2016, when they round up the wild horses of Assateague Island for the 91st annual Chincoteague Island Pony Swim!

The Chincoteague Island Pony Swim involves two separate herds of wild horses being rounded up and swum across the channel between Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. This unique, annual event allows for health checks for the ponies and an auctioning of the foals, in order to keep the herds at safe and manageable sizes. Further, proceeds from the auction sales go towards funding veterinary care for the ponies throughout the rest of the year.

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2nd Annual Ladies’ Floozie Flounder Tournament

May 13th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Ladies Floozie Flounder Tournament 2016Captain Bob’s 2nd annual Ladies’ Floozie Flounder Tournament, Chincoteague Island’s only fishing tournament for women, benefiting breast cancer education and research, is scheduled for June 10th, 11th, & 12th, 2016!

Fishing tournaments aren’t all that rare, even if you winnow it down to flounder fishing tournaments – but a Ladies only Floozie Flounder Tournament, now that’s something.

Captain Bob’s Marina has hosted their Flounder King Tournament for many years and, while it hasn’t been restricted to men only, the contestants have been predominantly male, despite the host of talented women fishers out there.

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Get Set For The 2016 Chincoteague Seafood Festival!

April 15th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

2016 Chincoteague Seafood FestivalTie on that bib and gird your tastebuds – the 2016 Chincoteague Seafood Festival is just around the corner, Saturday May 7, 2016!

A spring festival held annually since 1968, the 2016 Chincoteague Seafood Festival is part of an almost 50 year-old, Eastern Shore tradition that will have your tongue and tummy very happy, indeed. Fresh steamed “Little Neck” clams, single fried oysters, fish, shrimp, clam fritters, clam strips, raw oysters and clams, clam chowder, and more.

Not just seafood – not that there’s anything wrong with that, mind you! – the 2016 Chincoteague Seafood Festival also provides grilled chicken, sweet potato fries and boardwalk fries, hushpuppies, a full salad bar, beer, and soft drinks.

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Visit the Chincoteague Island Farmer’s Market!

March 11th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Island Farmers MarketThe Chincoteague Island Farmer’s Market and Artful Flea 2016 Grand Opening is coming – April 9th, 9am to 1pm – offering an opportunity to not only buy great local produce, seafood and unusual gifts but also to soak up the relaxing and friendly, Chincoteague Island culture.

The Chincoteague Island Farmer’s Market and Second Saturday Artful Flea are some of the surest signs of spring, here on the Virginia Coast. As the sun comes out so, too, do the people and with them, the fruits of their labors. Be it through plant and animal husbandry or … spring cleaning.

The Chincoteague Island Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday, from April 9th to October 15th, as well as on Wednesdays, May 25th to September 7th, rain or shine. Here you will find local farmers and fishermen, bakers and gardeners, their tables laden with fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh seafood, eggs and meats, breads and other home-baked goods, jams and jellies, plants and flowers for garden and home – and locally sourced from within a 100 mile radius!

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Attend the Chincoteague Island Easter Decoy & Art Festival

February 12th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Island Easter Decoy & Art FestivalThe 37th Annual Chincoteague Island Easter Decoy & Art Festival, scheduled for March 25th through March 26th, 2016, will see local and national carvers exhibiting and selling their work during this Chincoteague Island tradition!

The Chincoteague Island Easter Decoy & Art Festival has been a local tradition for almost 40 years, now and it shows when you see the wide variety of absolutely beautiful, hand crafted art and crafts that are brought to our little island community’s spring event.

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A Chincoteague Island Winter Getaway

January 15th, 2016 by InsideOut Solutions

Chincoteague Island WinterNot just a summer play-land, you’ll discover a whole new island with a Chincoteague Island winter getaway!

While it’s true that we see most visitors during the summer, did you know that a great many of those who make return trips to our island haven on Virginia’s Eastern Shore do so during the winter months?

Chincoteague Island and Assateague Island are quite different in the winter but no less appealing. With the weather tending towards the mild and lightly sunny, most seasons, the first and most obvious difference being that the throngs of tourists have evaporated. Not to say that Chincoteague Island rolls up its sidewalks and hibernates through winter – to the contrary!

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