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Save Your Appetite for Chincoteague Oyster Festival 2019

September 13, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Oyster Festival 2019Come out to Chincoteague Island this October for Chincoteague Oyster Festival 2019! Oysters on the half shell, steamed, frittered, single fried, and more. October 12th, 10am to 4pm in Tom’s Cove Park.

Looking for a great way to kick off your autumn? Make a break for Virginia’s eastern shore and the 47th annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival!

Chincoteague Island is always a great place for getting away from it all and rejuvenating for a few days. That’s especially true with fresh seafood and one of the island’s popular annual festivals in the mix!

Although it’s no longer true that you should only eat oysters in the months containing an ‘R’ (September through April), it IS still generally true that oysters are better in autumn and winter. This is especially true in September and October, when they tend to be more plump and sweet.

Harvesting the bounty of the waters around Chincoteague played a major role in the island’s history, and oysters were a big part of that. The oyster beds around Chincoteague and Assateague produce a unique and prized variety of oyster known as “Chincoteague Salts” that took our name to banquets around the globe.

Chincoteague Oyster Festival celebrates both the island’s oyster fishing history and the start of oyster season. Come join in the fun!

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Get Set For The 2016 Chincoteague Seafood Festival!

April 15, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

2016 Chincoteague Seafood FestivalTie on that bib and gird your tastebuds – the 2016 Chincoteague Seafood Festival is just around the corner, Saturday May 7, 2016!

A spring festival held annually since 1968, the 2016 Chincoteague Seafood Festival is part of an almost 50 year-old, Eastern Shore tradition that will have your tongue and tummy very happy, indeed. Fresh steamed “Little Neck” clams, single fried oysters, fish, shrimp, clam fritters, clam strips, raw oysters and clams, clam chowder, and more.

Not just seafood – not that there’s anything wrong with that, mind you! – the 2016 Chincoteague Seafood Festival also provides grilled chicken, sweet potato fries and boardwalk fries, hushpuppies, a full salad bar, beer, and soft drinks.

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