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The Island Manor House Chincoteague Island Winter Lodging Special!

January 13th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Island Winter Lodging SpecialSummer isn’t the only good time to make an escape to the Virginia coast! Plan your Chincoteague Island winter getaway now and save with the 3 for 2 Lodging Special at The Island Manor House!

It’s a common mistake to think of Chincoteague Island as a summer playland but that’s hardly the only time to visit here. In the winter things are quite a bit quieter, that’s true. Of course, all that really means is no crowds to contend with while beach combing, shopping, dining, and more! Taking a Chincoteague Island winter getaway presents you with a whole new side of the island to discover!

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Ring In 2017 At Chincoteague’s Pony Island Horseshoe Drop!

December 10th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Island's 2016 Pony Island Horseshoe DropCome to Chincoteague Island this New Year’s Eve and celebrate the passing of 2016 at the annual Pony Island Horseshoe Drop and Costume Promenade!

Chincoteague Island definitely knows how to throw a party and no date makes this more apparent than New Year’s Eve. The annual New Year’s Eve Concert, Pony Island Horseshoe Drop, and Costume Promenade see to that!

Honestly, though summer and the Pony Swims/Roundups see most of our traffic, many will tell you that the off-season is the best time to visit Chincoteague!

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Chincoteague Holiday Home Tours – “Homes for the Holidays”

November 14th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Holiday Home Tours 2016 - "Homes for the Holidays"Come to Chincoteague Island this holiday season and get a glance inside some remarkable homes during the annual “Homes for the Holidays,” Chincoteague holiday home tours. December 3rd, 2016.

Chincoteague is already known for its quaint and welcoming island ambiance. Chincoteague Island has a lot of interesting and beautiful homes. Once the holidays come around, however, that feeling is further enhanced with all the fantastic seasonal decorations.

Many of us take one day out of our holidays to cruise neighborhoods known for their Christmas lights and decorations. Have you ever viewed the exterior of a particularly well-decorated home and wished you could see inside, too? You can with the annual Chincoteague Holiday Home Tours!

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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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