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Island Time

Posted: March 16th, 2018

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

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.

Chincoteague Sunset – 3/18/2018

Upcoming Event

March 23, 2018: 2018 Classic Film Series ‘Victor/Victoria (1982)’

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

March 23, 2018: Astronomy Night

March 24, 2018: Summer Employment Job Fair

March 24, 2018: “Spring Into Fashion” Show

March 24, 2018: Rocketry, Straw Rockets

March 24, 2018: Imagination Playground, Design a Rocket

March 26, 2018: Adult Coloring Program at the Library

March 26, 2018: Community Bingo

March 27, 2018: Watercolor Class on creating Texture

March 28, 2018: Game Night

* For details about these events and 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.

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

Darcy Cole of DSC Photography reported spotting the #2 and #3 foals to born in 2018 on Assateague Island.  Foal #2 was first seen 3/5/18.  Foal #3 was first seen on 3/8/18.

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

Riptide and his mares have been spending a lot of time outside the fence and along beach road

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

The Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge shared this eagle video on 3/9/2018 and reported no eggs have been spotted yet.

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.


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 22-24, 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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