Posted: March 25th, 2019
Your guide to what’s happening on Chincoteague Island!
Spring is finally here! The weather on Chincoteague Island, as of late, has been beautiful. There are a lot of great events coming up on the Island. We think this is the perfect time to jump start our Island Time newsletter.
We can’t wait to see you on Chincoteague Island. It’s time to plan that Chincoteague Island vacation! Visit our website, www.chincoteague.com, for everything you need to know.
Scroll down to find out what’s happening, and what’s coming up, on Chincoteague Island.
March 25, 2019
Fun with Resin – Jewelry
March 27, 2019
Acrylic as Watercolor with Jenny Somers
March 28, 2019
Chincoteague Island Library Tales for Tots
March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019
Apollo 50th Movie Night
March 30, 2019
Model Rocket Launch
March 30, 2019
STEM Lab – Stomp Rockets
March 30, 2019
Chincoteague Bay Field Station – Coiled Basketry Workshop
March 31, 2019
The Kitchen Gallery
* For details about these events and a full listing of upcoming events please visit www.chincoteague.com/events.html
Mark your calendars for these special events coming up later in the season.
April 12 – April 13, 2019 – Spring Pony Roundup
April 19 – 20, 2019 – Easter Decoy & Art Festival
May 4, 2019 – 51st Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival
June 28, 2019 – Opening Weekend of the 94th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival
July 4, 2019 – Annual Old-Fashioned Fireworks Dislplay
July 19 – July 21, 2019 – Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival
July 24, 2019 – 94th Annual Pony Swim
Chincoteague Island Farmers and Artisans Market
The the first Chincoteague Island Farmers and Artisans Market of 2019 will be April 27, 2019.
Great things from farm, field and bay plus quality arts, crafts and attic treasures. The market is your farm to table provider. Look for seasonal fruits and vegetables, seafood, eggs, meat and more! And jewelry, carvings, photos, fabric arts, plants, soaps, and other crafts. Saturdays: April 27 to October 26. Wednesdays: June 12 to August 28. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueca.org/markets.html.
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Summer Hours
On May 1st the Refuge hours will change to 5:00am – 10:00pm.
The Ponies on Assateague Island fared well over the winter. It’s now foal season! Darcy Cole has reported the first new foal sighting of the year on 3/22/2019. We look forward to following Darcy’s reports on Facebook and seeing all the new foals this year!
Come out to the Chincoteague Museum on April 12, 2019 from 2 pm – 4 pm and hear Darcy talk about her most memorable Chincoteague Pony experiences.
Check out DSC Photography on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dscphotoESV/
Captain Steve’s Bait and Tackle annual Flounder Tournament is scheduled for April 26 – May 5, 2019.
Entry is $25 per person for the Flounder Tournament. The BBQ/Cookout/Pot Luck/Prizes will be Friday May 3rd, 2019. Prizes and sponsorships are being finalized but usually over $3,000 in cash/prizes/door prizes awarded.
Check their website for details: http://www.stevesbaitandtackle.com/
Eagle Nest Report
On March 17, 2019 the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge shared the video below and reported that “eaglet is growing strong and the adults are feeding it frequently”.
Assateague Lighthouse Tours
March – April
March-April: Saturday & Sunday 9 AM – 3 PM
OPEN DAILY April 15 – 29 Spring Break
Lighthouse may be closed due to weather or other unsafe conditions. Call (757) 336-3696 for updated information before your visit.
Refuge Trek Bus Tours
Refuge trek bus tours began running on March 23rd. Currently tours are operating Saturdays at 10am. In mid June Refuge Treks will be offered daily (except Wednesdays) through Labor Day weekend. Please call 757-336-3696 to make reservations.
Visit http://www.piping-plover.org/ for more information.
April 17, 2019
Antares Rocket Launch
Northrop Grumman Corporations’s CRS-11 mission is scheduled to launch aboard an Antares rocket to the International Space Station from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.
Pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia. Photo courtesy of Virginia Space
For information about viewing rocket launches from Wallops Island visit www.chincoteague.com/viewing-rocket-launches.html
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Sara Daisey authors the Chincoteague.com Blog. She resides on Chincoteague Island with her husband Ted and three children, Garrett, Morgan, and Jenna.