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Chincoteague Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival

The Chincoteague Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival is an Island tradition dating back to 1924. After a string of disastrous fires, Chincoteague Island residents organized a volunteer fire company. The new fire company held a carnival during the annual Pony Penning (already an annual tradition) to raise funds for new equipment. The tradition has grown over the…[read more]

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Chincoteague Christmas Events 2019

The holiday season is upon us and its a great time of year to visit Chincoteague Island.  Just a few reasons to make Chincoteague your destination during the holidays include cooler weather, no mosquitoes, no crowds, and a full line up of Christmas themed events! While your here be sure to go see the Snow…[read more]

Marshfest – A festival that celebrates the Ecosystem, Craft Beer, Music and Art all for a good cause.

Fall 2017 is proving to be one with great weather for Chincoteague Island. What better way to enjoy it than at an outdoor festival that has craft beer, live music, food, and even activities for the kids? This festival is called ‘Marshfest’. It is a fundraiser to be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017, from…[read more]

Heritage Weekend, March 24 – 26, 2017

Reproduction of a Map of Assateague created by Roy Jones. The Museum of Chincoteague Island is partnering with the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance (CCA), the Chincoteague Island Arts Organization (CIAO), Chincoteague Island Library, the Chincoteague Natural History Association, Assateague National Seashore, and the Virginia Barrier Islands Center to celebrate Heritage Days. The theme this year for…[read more]

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