2019 marks the 32nd annual return of the Chincoteague Blueberry Festival and this year’s festival is looking as exciting as ever. It seems like the festival grows in both size and attendance every year. It has now become almost as much of a popular tradition as the annual Pony Swim weekend, which it precedes by one week.
And why not? The humble, little blueberry is not only one of the most delicious natural foods around, it’s also very good for you! Packed full of antioxidants, not too sweet, and conveniently bite-sized. Could there be a more perfect natural snack? I should think not.
Food at the Festival
The 3-day festival includes lots and lots of fresh blueberries and blueberry inspired recipes. Festival favorites include fresh blueberry pancakes, blueberry ice-cream, jumbo blueberry muffins, and, of course, fresh, plain blueberries for simple snacking. You’ll also see less common dishes like blueberry crumb pudding, greek salad with fresh blueberries, homemade blueberry syrups and more.
If you’ve never had a piece of Ultimate Blueberry Pie, you now have a mission: to grab a slice – or even a whole pie – before they sell out. Those who’ve attended before know how amazing these pies are – and how fast they sell out! Your best bet is to order ahead. Call Bill’s Prime Seafood & Steaks at 757-336-5831 to get yours.
The fresh blueberries sell-out fast, too. Luckily, you can pre-order those as well: Dick Jones at 540-273-2963.
More Than Just Blueberries
Chincoteague Blueberry Festival may be based around blueberries – but that’s not all there is to the festival.
Beyond the non-blueberry food offerings at the festival, which include burgers, brats, burritos, tacos, and more. The festival isn’t just one big meal, either. It’s also the largest indoor-outdoor fine arts and crafts show on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. More than 100 artisans from 12 states will be on hand with their handmade, one-of-a-kind wares.
And it’s all held together with great live music from a variety of local bands – don’t miss it!
Chincoteague Blueberry Festival 2019
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