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Museum of Chincoteague – Delve Into the Island’s Rich History

February 9, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Misty of Chincoteague at the Museum of Chincoteague

Misty of Chincoteague at the Museum of Chincoteague
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Most folks know about Misty of Chincoteague but that’s not all there is to know about Chincoteague Island. Come dig into our rich and often surprising past at the Museum of Chincoteague.

Marguerite Henry really put Chincoteague Island on the map when “Misty of Chincoteague” was published in 1947.

Her children’s story about the very real herds of wild ponies that still live on Assateague Island spawned sequels, a movie, and legions of fans. People still come to Chincoteague because of Misty and, of course, the wild ponies of Assateague.

Quite a few are excited to learn they can see the actual Misty – and her foal, Stormy – during their visit. Both are on display at the Museum of Chincoteague!

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Plan Your Chincoteague Wedding or Elopement Now

January 18, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Plan Your Chincoteague Wedding or Elopement NowValentine’s Day is just around the corner and, one thing leading to another, now is the time to make your Chincoteague wedding plans!

Chincoteague Island is a unique, Virginia coast paradise located between Virginia’s Eastern Shore and famous Assateague Island. Our island has a vibrant and active, year ’round community of unique shops, galleries, fine dining, theater, and more. The annual wild pony swim draws thousands every summer but that’s not the only reason to visit. Not by any means!

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Chincoteague New Year’s Eve – Pony Island Horseshoe Drop

December 7, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague New Years Eve 2018Hard as it may be to believe, the last day of the year is less than a month away and that means the annual Pony Island Horseshoe Drop. Come join us this year as we celebrate Chincoteague New Year’s Eve 2018!

We know how to have fun here on Chincoteague Island, a fact that is doubly true on New Year’s Eve. Instead of clustering around a television set to watch the ball drop in Times Square, we dress up in crazy costumes and watch the horseshoe drop in Robert Reed Waterfront Park!

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Relax On A Chincoteague Island Holiday Getaway!

November 10, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Island Holiday Getaway!Come to Virginia’s eastern shore this holiday season for a Chincoteague Island holiday getaway! It’s sunny, cool and there’s plenty to do. In fact, the calendar is so crowded with special events you’d think it was summer!

After summer, fall may be the next best season to visit Chincoteague. Our skies stay primarily sunny, with an average daily temperature of 50 degrees. While we do see more visitors during the spring and summer seasons, that’s a big part of the attraction of the “off-season” – smaller crowds!

Chincoteague is home to unique shops and galleries that are perfect for holiday shopping. You’ll also find some of the finest, freshest seafood on the coast.

Further, just because it’s the “off-season” doesn’t mean we’re rolled up and stored away ’til next spring. Chincoteague is our home year-round and we have a lot of fun, especially during the holiday season.

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Enjoy An Island Thanksgiving With Our Chincoteague Lodging Package!

October 15, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Thanksgiving on Chincoteague Lodging PackageMake the most of your holiday and save with 1848 Island Manor House’s Thanksgiving on Chincoteague lodging package!

Chincoteague Island is always good for a visit but you’ll discover an almost entirely different island during our off-season. Once all the summer tourists have gone, we don’t just roll up the sidewalks. In fact, the receded crowds mean MORE opportunities for days of quiet beach combing, exploring, shopping, and intimate meals.

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Cork and Canvas Wine Festival 2018 on Chincoteague Island

September 14, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Cork and Canvas Wine Festival 2018Come out to Chincoteague Island for an afternoon of wine, beer, food, music, and more at the Cork and Canvas Wine Festival! Saturday, October 13th, 2018, Noon to 5pm at the Chincoteague Island KOA campground.

Chincoteague’s annual Cork and Canvas Festival is a great way to enjoy a variety of regional specialties. Virginia wineries, breweries, distilleries, will present their best to accompany the stunning views of Assateague Lighthouse.

This one-day beer and wine festival also features the area’s best food trucks, offering many, delicious meal options for purchase. Live music will be provided by the energetic Tiki Bar Band.

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2018 Chincoteague Decoy Carvers and Artists Decoy Show

August 4, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

2018 Chincoteague Decoy Carvers and Artists Decoy ShowIt’s September and time for the annual Chincoteague Decoy Carvers and Artists Decoy Show! September 1st through the 2nd, 2018 on Chincoteague Island.

The Chincoteague Decoy Carvers and Artists Show features over 25 exhibitors showcasing some of the finest regional waterfowl carvings and wildlife art.

While “Carvers” is part of the show name, the show is much more than just hand-carved wooden decoys. Attendees will also be treated to hand-crafted jewelry, photography, paintings, and other types of fine art.

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Save Your Appetite for Chincoteague Blueberry Festival 2018!

July 2, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Blueberry Festival 2018If you like delicious food, great live music, arts & crafts, and FRESH blueberries, you will definitely want to attend Chincoteague Blueberry Festival 2018 – July 20th through the 22nd!

Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival is an annual celebration and extravaganza center4ed around what may be the world’s most perfect fruit: the blueberry!

You’ll see (and smell and -oh, my- taste!) both fresh and prepared blueberries. Blueberry treats and dishes will be everywhere and run the gamut from the familiar to the unusual. There will be blueberry pancakes, blueberry muffins, blueberry syrups, salads, and even sandwiches. Best of all – and of course – there will also be Sugarbakers’ Ultimate Blueberry Pies!

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Things To Do During Chincoteague Pony Swim 2018

June 15, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Pony Swim 2018Chincoteague Pony Swim 2018 is scheduled for Wednesday, July 25th, this year, with a week of pony related activities planned around the swim. The annual pony swim is undoubtedly the most famous aspect of Chincoteague Island – but it’s hardly the only thing to do here!

Chincoteague Pony Swim helps to make July – already awash with events and activities – the island’s most busy and popular month. There is the 4th of July, the Volunteer’ Fireman’s Carnival, and Pony Swim week (July 21-27).

Pony Swim week offers plenty to see and do, what with the two swims, the roundups, and auction. But don’t make the mistake of thinking that the wild ponies of Assateague Island are the only things to see on Chincoteague Island!

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Tour Chincoteague Island History On A Teaguer’s Tump Tour!

May 14, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Tour Chincoteague Island History On A Teaguer’s Tump TourPeople know Chincoteague Island for its wild ponies and beaches but there’s a lot more to us than that! Tour Chincoteague Island on a Teaguer’s Tump Tour and step back in time to discover our island’s storied and colorful history.

Teaguer’s Tump Tours are the only tours of Chincoteague Island that aren’t on the water. While you’ll certainly enjoy any one of the Chincoteague Island boat tours that are available, Teaguer’s Tump Tours are decidedly different.

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