Chincoteague Island’s community started out as a small fishing village and, to this day, some of the best Mid-Atlantic Coast fishing waters are right here, around the island. This time of year, local anglers bring in a variety of fish, including striped bass, drumfish, and flounder. Throw in Little Neck clams and Chincoteague oysters and you have yourself the makings of a feast!
The Chincoteague Seafood Festival is a 46 year-old tradition here on the island and remains one of the best opportunities for you to sit down in the wonderful spring sunshine of Chincoteague Island and fill your bellies with fresh bounty from the sea.
Here’s a sample of the fare that will be available at the festival:
- Little Neck steamed clams
- single fried oysters
- fried fish
- full salad bar
- sweet potato fries
- clam fritters
- boardwalk fries
- clam strips
- raw oysters and clams
- grilled chicken
- clam chowder
- water and soft drinks – beer may be purchased separately
Live music will be provided by the Island Boy Band and there will be an Arts & Crafts show under the Big Tent so you can work up an appetite … or walk off your meal!
The 2014 Chincoteague Seafood Festival
Saturday, May 3rd, noon to 4pm
Tom’s Cove Park
8128 Beebe Road
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
For more information and tickets, please visit: www.chincoteaguechamber.com/events/chincoteague-seafood-festival
Chincoteague Lodging for the Seafood Festival
As of this writing, Island Manor House Bed and Breakfast still has rooms available. Consider a stay at our historic inn and soak up the timeless charm of Chincoteague’s island community. Even today, the island retains much of its small fishing village charm and the Chincoteague Seafood Festival provides a wonderful venue for sampling the best of the best of our local seafood. Don’t miss it.