Here on Chincoteague island, we experience all four seasons. Each is distinct and enjoyable in a different way. Maybe knowing a little more about what the seasons are like here on the island will help you decide when you would like to come visit Chincoteauge.
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January 4th, 2013 by Katie Pate
December 4th, 2012 by Katie Pate
Join us for New Years Eve on Chincoteague! While many tourists chose to come to the island during the summer, the winter holds unique charms for those that enjoy a quieter, more serene beach experience. However, that doesn’t mean everything about Chincoteague island is quiet in the winter! Our New Year’e Eve celebration 2012 is not-to-be-missed!
The fun starts at 10:00 p.m. in the Robert Reed Downtown Park. Our signature event, The Pony Island Horseshoe Drop, is a celebration that culminates in a promenade of crazy costumes just before counting down to the stroke of midnight. That’s when the illuminated horseshoe drops in time to ring in the New Year! It’s not Swarovski Crystal…but it does sparkle!
Wear your favorite costume or just be a spectator (but it’s a lot more fun in costume! We might have a couple to share). This year’s theme is COWBOYS & ALIENS! While the theme may seem random, it’s actually a nod to Chincoteague heritage. First, we
are home to the World Famous Saltwater Cowboys. Secondly, we are just a lassos throw away from the original USA Space Port at Wallops Island. So if you show up looking like a cow poke, an alien, or whatever, don’t worry, it’s all good here on the island!
To become totally immersed in the oddest of silly visual spectacles, you should head for the Downtown Waterfront Park by 10 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Bring your camera to capture the shenanigans, dress warm (wear a hat and gloves for sure) and leave the stilettos at home (that was last year’s New Years). Comfortable shoes are a must so you can shimmy and dance the last night of the year away. Most importantly; bring YOUR family and friends with you to enjoy the grand fun that is Chincoteague!
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May 21st, 2012 by Gail
A summer visit to Virginia’s Chincoteague and Assateague Islands means long afternoons on the beach, leisurely bike rides, and scenic cruises around the islands. It means lazy hours curled up with a book and a glass of wine, romantic getaways, and family gatherings.
One of the most thrilling aspects of a summer visit to Chincoteague and Assateague Islands is the Wild Pony Swim.
The 87th Annual Pony Round Up, Swim, and Auction take place July 21-26, 2012. We still have availability during these times at Island Manor House Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast. Come for part of it or all of it.
The wild ponies will be rounded up by Saltwater Cowboys on July 21 and 22, in preparation for the swim. The public can view the ponies in their corrals on Assateague Island until they make their big swim. It’s always amazing to see the ponies, whether they’re in their natural habitat or in a corral. Just remember, they are wild animals; it’s best to avoid getting too close.
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April 24th, 2012 by Gail
Chincoteague and Assateauge Islands fully awaken in May. All shops and restaurants that were closed for the winter re-open. Scenic cruises to view the wild ponies of Assateague Island and charter fishing cruises resume after a winter hiatus. The weather is mild, the crowds slim. It’s a wonderful time to spend a few days at Island Manor Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast.
There are several fun events on the community calendar in May, 2012:
- Chincoteague Seafood Festival, May 5. A simple spring tradition of good food, good music, and good company.
- Captain Bob’s Marina Flounder King Tournament, May 11-20. Anglers, get ready to catch some big fish.
- Migratory Bird Celebration, May 12. Celebrate the spring migration at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.
- Second Saturday Art Stroll, May 12. Shops and art galleries stay open late and host special events.
- Acoustic Music Series, Big Wide Grin, May 26. A 3 Peace Band, soulfully acoustic. Sure to be a fabulous show.
- Blessing of the Fleet, May 27. Remember Chincoteague’s roots as a fishing village.
Help us celebrate the arrival of spring with one of the above events, or simple come for a few days of peace and quiet. Bring binoculars and scan the skies and shores for migrating waterfowl. Bring a good book and a good friend.
Call a 1-800-852-1505 or visit the reservations page of Island Manor House, an Assateague Bed and Breakfast.
March 10th, 2012 by Gail
“I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils; …
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: …
…oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.”
- William Wordsworth, 1804
If daffodils have inspired a poem that has endured for hundreds of years, it’s because their beauty and wonderfully playful spirit is timeless. William Wordsworth often revisited the image of dancing daffodils that once he saw, just as those of us who have read his poem revisit them in our own minds’ eye.
Daffodils are the herald of spring. When we see them pushing forth from the ground, we know that warmer days will soon be upon us. Daffodils mean life; they mean tilled farmland and growing food. They mean long summer evenings and the romance that accompanies them. All that, in one frilly, yellow flower.
The 2012 Chincoteague Daffodil Festival takes place April 14 and 15. Accompanying the daffodils will be Chinctoeague’s annual Flower, Home & Garden Show and Annual Spring Craft Show. It is a very festive occasion and a wonderful time to visit the island. We invite you to stay at The Island Manor House Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast while you’re here.
March 12th, 2011 by karen
Spring has sprung on beautiful Chincoteague Island! What a perfect time to enjoy our little island, as the local businesses reopen for the upcoming season you are able to stroll main street’s art galleries and gift shops before the summer-season crowds arrive. April 9th and 10th we celebrate with the annual Daffodil festival, Chincoteague Center’s Annual Flower, Home & Garden Show and Annual Spring Craft Show. In addition, participating galleries and shops are open extended hours with special events on Saturday April 9th with the kick off of Chincoteague’s 2nd Saturday Art Stroll.
More information on these events can be found at http://www.chincoteaguechamber.com/ We invite you to come and enjoy a visit at the Island Manor House; our courtyard is popping with daffodils, tulips and crocus. We are located just a few minutes away from Assateague Island with its abundance of flora and fauna. Why not treat yourself to a Spring get-away?