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Can't Miss Events in Chincoteague

Can't Miss Events in Chincoteague

From the world famous Pony Swim to festivals that celebrate local seafood, Chincoteague has some great events that are worth planning a trip around. 

Check out these local events and plan your next stay at Chincoteague Island KOA around one.  


April 19-20: Easter Decoy and Art Festival

Local and national decoy carvers and artists show their works each year during Easter weekend. 

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May 4: Chincoteague Seafood Festival

Get your fill of steamed clams, fried oysters, fried fish, clam fritters and so much more. 

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June 28-July 27 Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival

Play games, ride rides, listen to live music and eat classic fair food at this old-fashioned carnival.

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July 19-21: Chincoteague Blueberry Festival

Pig out on blueberries and check out arts and crafts vendors.

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July 20-26: Pony Penning

During this world-famous event, the wild ponies of Chincoteague are rounded up and swim from Assateague to Chincoteague where foals from the herd are auctioned off and then the rest of the herd swims back to Assateague.

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This festival is the perfect way to kick off the start of colder weather. Get your fill of the best chili and chowder around. 

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October 12: Chincoteague Oyster Festival 

Chincoteague is known for its delicious, briny oysters and this festival celebrates them in all their forms. You’ll find oysters on the half shell, steamed, fried and in fritters. Not to mention all the other delicious seafood dishes. 

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 November 29-January 1: Christmas by the Sea 

Chincoteague becomes a winter wonderland during the holiday season with festivities like a Christmas parade, polar plunge and Christmas homes tour.

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Book a stay at Chincoteague Island KOA now so you don't miss out on these fun events. 


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