Island Events

Local Information and 2014 Events 

89th Annual Pony Swim/Auction and Fireman’s Carnival 

  • Pony Swim and Penning – July 30 and Auction – July 31
  • Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival – June 27-28, July 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 & July 28-Aug 2
  • Old fashioned Fireworks Display – July 4th – the best Fourth of July display around! 

Festivals and Other Events 

  • Easter Decoy & Art Festival – April 18 & 19 – Local & national carvers and artists sell their creations
  • 2nd Saturday Art Stroll – April-November — Galleries & shops extend hours & host special events
  • Spring Pony Roundup – Dates TBD – www.cvfc3.com for more information
  • Chincoteague Seafood Festival – May 3rd – Sponsored by Chincoteague Chamber and hosted at Tom’s Cove.
  • Migratory Bird Celebration – May 10th – Workshops, walks, activities and more held at the Wildlife Refuge
  • Blueberry Festival – July 25-27 – Arts & crafts, food (yes, blueberries!) and music at the Chincoteague Center.
  • Decoy Carver’s Assoc. Decoy Show – Aug. 30-31 – Local carvers display and sell their work
  • Chili and Chowder Cook-off – Dates TBD – www.cvfc3.com for more information
  • Oyster Festival – Oct. 11 – Hosted at Maddox Campground, tickets sell out quickly!
  • Assateague Island Waterfowl Weekend – Nov. 27-30 – Open house with special events and programs.
  • Deborah Waterfowl Show and Auction – Nov. 28-29 – Artists display for competition and sale.
  • Old-fashioned Christmas Parade – Dec. 6th – Floats, bands, fire companies and more for all around!

 

Important Phone Numbers

Police/Fire/Emergency   911
Chincoteague Police Dept. (non-emergency)   757/336-3155
Town of Chincoteague   757/336-6519
VA State Police   757/824-5404
US Coast Guard   757/336-5900
Island Medical Center   757/336-2200
PRMC (ER Salisbury, MD)   800/955-7762
Shore Memorial (ER Nassawadox, VA)   800/834-7035
Pet ER (Salisbury, MD)   410/543-8400
Chamber of Commerce   757/336-6161
Assateague Wildlife Refuge (Beach)   757/336-6122

 

 

Beach Rules

While visiting our beautiful beaches on Assateague Island, please remember:

  • ! No pets of any kind are allowed, not even in your vehicle 

  • ! Lifeguards are not present in all areas. Please observe all warnings that are posted 

  • ! No camping is allowed 

  • ! Closure times and notices must be strictly obeyed 

  • ! Please do not feed the wildlife