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Schedule of Events




April 11 & 12, 2014
Spring Pony Round-up
Visit www.cvfc3.com for more info.

April 12, 2014
Art for Kids and 2nd Saturday Bake Shop
10 AM - Noon, at CCA Headquarters, 6309 Church St. Free art lesson for kids 5-15 (young ones should bring an adult!) Plus savory baked goods to eat in or carry out. Visit www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org for more info.

April 12, 2014
Second Saturday Art Stroll
Participating galleries and shops open extended hours with special events. Visit http://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org for a list of participating shops or call (757) 336-0044.

April 12, 2014
Spring Garden Clean-up at Ker Place
Help Ker Place shake off the winter blues by volunteering some of your time to beautify the gardens. Bring your own shears, shovels, hoes and rakes. No garden experience necessary and service hours are available. Call 757-787-8012 to volunteer.

April 16, 2014
Chincoteague Bay Field Station Libations & Lectures Series
A series of fun, educational opportunities for the over 21 crowd. Each evening will feature a special drink and some great nibbles before a fascinating discussion. All events start at 5 PM with lectures starting promptly at 5:45 PM. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The third lecture is Migration and Mojitos - Explore the fascinating phenomena of migration with Chincoteague BAy Field Station's Executive Director, Amber Parker.

April 18 & 19, 2014
*Easter Decoy & Art Festival
Local and national carvers and artists exhibit and sell their one-of-a-kind crafts. For more info, visit our Easter Decoy & Art Festival page.

April 19, 2014
Bay to Bay 10K Run/5K Run/Walk
Sponsored by Chincoteague Family YMCA. Starts at Robert Reed Park at 8 AM (Check-in starts at 6:30 AM) Adults $25 ($30 after April 12) Children under 14 FREE with participating adult. For more info go to www.ymcachesapeake.org or www.active.com or call 757-336-6266

April 19, 2014
Union Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt
11 AM SHARP! 6365 Church St. Ages 1- 5th Grad. Over 800 Easter Eggs hidden. Please bring your own basket or bag for collecting eggs.

April 25 & 26, 2014
Dinner with a Play
Chincoteague Island Theatre presents "Murder at the Banquet" by Robert LaVohn. Co-produced by the Kiwanis Club of Chincoteague. A 'Whodunit?" Murder Myster after a meal catered by and held at Mr. Paul's Kitchen. $25 per person and tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets available at Sundial Books on Main St. beginning April 3. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more info.

April 25, 2014
Eastern Shore Museum Heritage Trail
Celebrate the history and culture of the Eastern Shore with this one day event. Museums up and down the Shore will be open for you to see all the sights and sounds the Shore has to offer. Admissio is FREE unless otherwise noted. To ensure a smooth visit, please call ahead to the museum(s) you plan to visit. For more information, please visit www.shorehistory.org.

May 1, 2014
Meet the Town Council Candidates
Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Chincoteague. An informational/question and answer forum to meet the four candidates for the May 6th town council election. 7 PM at St. Andrew's Catholic Church meeting hall on Church St.

May 2, 2014
Shore Fest Golf Tournament
Lunch served at 11:30 AM with shotgun start at 1 PM. Sponsorship opportunities with benefits. Winner's choice raffle. Awards for longest drive, closest to the pin and hole in one. Sponsored by the ESVA Chamber of Commerce. ESY&CC. For more info, call 757-787-2460.

May 3, 2014
*Chincoteague Seafood Festival
An annual Spring tradition on Chincoteague Island. All you can eat seafood and other local fare. Live music. Soft drinks and water are included in the ticket price and beer is available to purchase. Sponsored by the Chincoteague Chamber. Visit our Seafood Festival page for more info.

May 3, 2014
Chinco de Mayo
5x5 Art Show and Sale. The party continues at the Museum of Chincoteague Island following the Chincoteague Seafood Festival. Music, food and margaritas start at 5 PM under cover. Art Show and Sale startes at 5:55 PM. $5 admission.

May 10, 2014
Mother Earth Day Festival
10 AM - 3 PM, Robert Reed downtown waterfront park. Featuring arts and crafts, music, environmental exhibits, kids activities and more. Booths for artists available. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more info.

May 10, 2014
Second Saturday Art Stroll
Participating galleries and shops open extended hours with special events. Visit http://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org for a list of participating shops or call (757) 336-0044.

May 10, 2014
20th Annual International Migratory Bird Celebration
Held at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Workshops, walks, activities, etc. Call 757-336-6122 for more info.

May 13, 2014
13th Annual Older Americans Extravaganza
A day of fun filled activities including lunch, door prizes, hat and fashion show, music, entertainment, booths and much more! Dress to impress and remember your fancy hat! RSVP by May 7 at 757-787-3900 or 757-442-9652. Sponsored by Accomack Parks & Recreation, Eastern Shore Area Agency on Aging/Community Action Agency. Chincoteague Center. Event for persons age 60 and over.

May 16-25, 2014
Captain Steve's Bait & Tackle Flounder Tournament
Last year's winner won $1650. Ten awards are given for the heaviest flounder by weight. Entry fee includes the pig roast pot luck on May 22 from 6-8 PM with Penn, American Fishing Wire and Shimano giveaways. For more info, visit www.stevesbaitandtackle.com.


June 11-14, 2014
The Cypress Festival
Sponsored by the Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce. For more info, visit www.PocomokeCypressFestival.com

June 14, 2014
Second Saturday Art Stroll
Participating galleries and shops open extended hours with special events. Visit http://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org for a list of participating shops or call (757) 336-0044.

June 27 & 28, 2014
89th Annual Volunteer Fireman's Carnival
Rides, Food, Fun!! Carnival leads up to the world famous Pony Swim and Auction. Visit http://www.cvfc3.com/ for more info.

July 4, 2014
Old Fashioned Fireworks Display at Carnival Grounds
Celebrate Independence Day on Chincoteague - 10:00 PM

July 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 18 & 19, 25 & 26, July 28-31, 2014
89th Annual Volunteer Fireman's Carnival
Rides, Food, Fun!! Carnival leads up to the world famous Pony Swim and Auction. Visit http://www.cvfc3.com/ for more info.

July 12, 2014
Second Saturday Art Stroll
Participating galleries and shops open extended hours with special events. Visit http://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org for a list of participating shops or call (757) 336-0044.

July 25-27, 2014
27th Annual Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival
Arts & Crafts, Food & Music at the Chincoteague Center. Call 757-894-1334 for more info.

July 30 & 31, 2014
89th Annual Pony Swim & Auction
Sponsored by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Co. The Swim & Auction are always held on the last Wednesday & Thursday of July. For more info call 757-336-6161.

August 1 & 2, 2014
89th Annual Volunteer Fireman's Carnival
Rides, Food, Fun!! Carnival leads up to the world famous Pony Swim and Auction. Visit http://www.cvfc3.com/ for more info.

August 4-8, 2014
Kids College
Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM at ESCC. Courses include: Basic Mindstorm Robotics; Advanced Mindstorm Robotics & Computer Game Design; Forensic Science Crime Scene Investigators; Adventures in Digital Art, Photography & Graphic Design; Diggin' with Dave (Introduction to Archaeology); Art from A to Z. Each course is $165 for the week with flexible payment options available. Call Laura Fosque at 757-787-7979 for more information.

August 9, 2014
Second Saturday Art Stroll
Participating galleries and shops open extended hours with special events. Visit http://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org for a list of participating shops or call (757) 336-0044.

August 30 & 31, 2014
Chincoteague Decoy Carver's Association Decoy Show
Local carvers display their work. Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM. For more info, contact Cinda Walls at 410-546-1635.

September 12-13, 2014
11th Annual Chincoteague Plein Air Painting Event
Over 45 artists spend 2 days painting outdoors on Assateague and Chincoteague Islands. On Saturday from 6 - 10 PM those framed paintings will be on exhibit for viewing and sale. The event is free and open to the public and held in the Parish Hall at Christ UMC at 6253 Church St. The Plein Air event is sponsored by Chincoteague Cultural Alliance and is part of the Second Saturday Art Stroll. For more info, visit www.ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

September 13, 2014
Second Saturday Art Stroll
Participating galleries and shops open extended hours with special events. Visit http://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org for a list of participating shops or call (757) 336-0044.

September 27, 2014
Chili Chowder Cook-off
Sponsored by Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Co. Visit www.cvfc3.com for more info.

October 11, 2014
42nd Annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival
All you can eat oysters and more! Tickets sell out quickly! For more info visit our Oyster Festival page.

October 11, 2014
Second Saturday Art Stroll
Participating galleries and shops open extended hours with special events. Visit http://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org for a list of participating shops or call (757) 336-0044.

November 8, 2014
Second Saturday Art Stroll
Participating galleries and shops open extended hours with special events. Visit http://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org for a list of participating shops or call (757) 336-0044.

November 27 - 30, 2014
Assateague Island Waterfowl Weekend
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge holds Open House and offers special events and programs to mark the fall migration of waterfowl to the refuge.  Visit www.fws.gov/northeast/chinco.

November 28 & 29, 2014
28th Annual Deborah Waterfowl Show and Auction
The last decoy show of the year for Chicnoteague carvers and artists.  Come do your Christmas Shopping at the Chincoteague Combined School at 4586 Main St.

December 6, 2014
*Old-fashioned Christmas Parade
Floats, bands, Fire Companies from all around the Eastern Shore and of course a special visit from Santa.  Parade kicks off at 7:00 p.m.

 

* Denotes Chamber-sponsored events.

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