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Chincoteague Oyster Festival

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 at 10:00am

Tom's Cove Park
8128 Beebe Road
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

​​​The Chincoteague Oyster Festival is held to promote the seafood industry and mark the arrival of the oyster season. Come and enjoy oysters—raw, steamed, fritters, and single fried; clam fritters, clam chowder, shrimp cocktail, salad bar, hot dogs, hushpuppies, and Boardwalk fries. Non-alcoholic beverages are included in the ticket price with beer available for purchase.

Island Boy, a festival favorite for over 25 years, will provide live entertainment for everyone’s listening and dancing enjoyment.

An Extravaganza Raffle is held with the winner receiving t-shirts, tickets, lodging, gift certificates for meals, and much more for the following year’s festival.

A favorite at the festival is the “Best Place/Space Award” which is given to the best decorated area.

There will also be a variety of souvenirs available for purchase.

Schedule of Events

10:00 am - Gates open (NO EARLY ENTRY FOR SETUP) Any items set up prior to 10am on festival day are subject to removal.

11:00 am - Appetizer tents begin serving - Clam Chowder, Shrimp Cocktail, Salad Bar, Boardwalk Fries, Hushpuppies, Hot Dogs

12:00 pm - Seafood tents begins serving - Oysters on the Half Shell, Steamed Oysters, Single Fried Oysters, Oyster Fritters, Clam Fritters
Live music begins

4:00 pm - Festival ends

Cost: $45 per person (Children under 5 are Free)

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