Summer! After spring, is there any other season more welcome? The warmth and light, the activity, and all the great things to see and do that make up the season. One annual summer event that’s a favorite around these parts is the Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival, held every year through the month of July.
The annual Chincoteague carnival is more than just your average small-town carnival. Beyond all the expected rides and games – Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, octopus, etc. – there’s also excellent food! Oh, sure, you’ll find the typical hot dogs, hamburgers, and pizza slices you’d expect – but don’t forget you’re on Virginia’s Eastern shore! You’ll also see fresh raw and fried clams, oyster fritters, clam chowder, and more.
The Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival also includes live regional entertainment on stage. Bands, exhibitions, comedians and more will keep you entertained between rides. You may also want to try your luck at the BINGO game, too. The prizes are pretty spectacular …
The best part of the carnival is that it coincides with so many other popular Chincteague events. Come for the Farmer’s Market or a pony penning and finish up your day with a visit to the carnival! During the week of the famous Pony Swim (July 22-28, 2017), the Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival is open every night but Sunday through July 29th.
2017 Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival
Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm to 11pm, June 24th through July 30th, 2017
Visit cvfc3.com for more information on the carnival, Chincoteague’s ponies, and the island’s volunteer Firemen/Saltwater Cowboys.
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