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Island Time

Posted: March 2nd, 2018

Your guide to what’s happening on Island Time… Chincoteague Island Time!

Hi folks!  It’s March and Spring is just around the corner, so we figured it’s time to jump start our regular reports to you on all things Chincoteague.  We hope you find it helpful. 

We’ve noticed a sharp increase in traffic to our website as visitors are beginning to plan their Chincoteague Island vacations. If you haven’t planned yours yet…  What are you waiting for? 

Visit our website, www.chincoteague.com, for everything you need to plan your Chincoteague Island vacation.

Upcoming Events

March 2, 2018 – 2018 Classic Film Series ‘Around the World in 80 Days (1956)’

March 3, 2018 – Painting on Glass Class at Blue Crab Treasures

March 3, 2018 – North Accomack Little League Dinner & Auction

March 3, 2018 – CCA Kitchen Gallery open to the public

March 3, 2018 – Engineering Challenge: Parachutes

March 3, 2018 – Investigation Station: Rocket Racers

March 3, 2018 – Free Kids Art Class

March 5, 2018 – Adult Coloring Program at the Library

March 8, 2018 – Sounding Rocket Lecture Series – Part 2

March 8, 2018 – Tales 4 Tots

March 9, 2018 – Rock Painting with Kathy Butler at Blue Crab Treasures

March 9, 2018 – 2018 Classic Film Series

March 10, 2018 – CCA Kitchen Gallery open to the public

March 10, 2018 – Adult and Youth Art Class

March 10, 2018 – Engineering Challenge: Kites

March 10, 2018 – Story Time: Flight

* For a full listing of Upcoming Events please visit www.chincoteague.com/events.html

Mark Your Calendars

Mark your calendars for these special events coming up later in the season.

March 16 – March 17, 2018 – In Search of the Shramrocks 

March 23 – March 25, 2018 – Heritage Days at the Museum of Chincoteague

April 13 – April 14, 2018 – Spring Pony Roundup

April 21, 2018 – Chincoteague Island Farmers and Artisans Market reopens

May 5, 2018 – 50th Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival

June 29, 2018 – First night of Chincoteague Fireman’s Carnival

July 20 – 22, 2018 – 31st Annual Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival

July 25, 2018 – 93rd Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim

News and Announcements

Pony Report

On 2/26/2018 Darcy Cole of DSC Photography posted this picture of the 1st foal born in 2018 on Assateague Island. 


Check out DSC Photography on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dscphotoESV/  

Fishing Report

Capt. Steve’s Bait & Tackle reported the following 2018 Flounder regulations:

Capt. Steve’s Spring Flounder Tournament is scheduled for April 20 – 29, 2018.  Check their website for details: http://www.stevesbaitandtackle.com/ 

Eagle Nest Report

From Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge 2/28/2018: Yesterday morning, this adult visited the nest to consume a fish. Since our last post, visits by the adult eagles have been sporadic. Still, yesterday afternoon, a volunteer reported seeing eagles engaged in their aerial courtship dance. Hopefully these observations indicate that the female will make another attempt at laying eggs in the coming weeks.

Assateague Lighthouse Hours for March 2018

Chincoteague Natural History Association announced the following Assateague Lighthouse Hours for March 2018:

CLOSED from 12 noon to 12:30 for LH Keeper shift change.
Lighthouse may be closed due to weather or other unsafe conditions. Call (757) 336-3696 for updated information before your visit.


Summer Employment Job Fair

Local businesses looking for summer help and qualified applicants looking for seasonal work! Go on down to The Chincoteague Center on Saturday March 24, 2018 from 9am to 4pm for their first ever Summer Employment Job Fair!

Attention Vendors

VENDORS, FARMERS, CRAFTSPEOPLE, ANTIQUE DEALERS interested in doing business at Second Saturday Artful Flea, Chincoteague Island Farmer and Artisan Market, Holly Day Market and Wildlife Art Gallery should register now at Chincoteagueculturalalliance.Org

New Refuge Trek Tour Bus

The Chincoteague Natural History Association recently introduced their new CNHA Refuge Trek bus!  The new bus accommodates 30 passengers with two wheelchair spaces, and the windows OPEN for photographs! Refuge trek tours will begin March 30. Visit http://www.piping-plover.org/ for more information.


Special Visitor

We recently spotted this guy on the OSV section of the beach.

Recent Blog Posts

The 2018 Spring Round Up will take place  Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th, 2018.

Get all the details here: https://www.chincoteague.com/blog/?p=793


Wallops Island Rocket Launches

Upcoming Launches

Name: USIP 2

Date: March 22-23, 2018

Time: 6:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Type: suborbital Terrier-Improved Malemute


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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What our customers say

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“The Chincoteague.com web site is laid out very well and it is easy to navigate. Seventy-five percent of the traffic to my web site comes from my advertisement on Chincoteague.com. I’m extremely pleased with these results.” – Kelly Conklin, The Island Creamery

“The majority of traffic to my web site comes from Chincoteague.com.” – John Murphy, Easy Does It Vacations

“With today’s technology just about everyone has immediate access to unworldly amounts of information through the web via various devices including their phones. Using their computers they’ll search the web for Chincoteague prior to their scheduled visit. And once they arrive they’ll do the same with their phones. And thanks to that, CHINCOTEAGUE.COM has become my main source of advertising my boat charter service in Chincoteague Virginia. It’s a great website for anyone seeking information on Chincoteague Island.” – Captain Walt, Light Tackle Charters

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