Chincoteague is located in Accomack County
in the Eastern Region
of the state. Local legends say that Chincoteague ponies, an island trademark, are descendants of mine horses that survived the shipwreck of a 16th-century Spanish galleon. Off the Eastern Shore in Chincoteague Bay, the 7-mile-long, 1.5-mile-wide island is connected to the mainland by a causeway and bridges. Serpentine waterways punctuate Chincoteague's flat expanses of salt marsh and scrub-pine woods; duck and goose hunting and deep-sea or channel fishing are excellent. Crabbing is a popular pastime, especially in early summer when the blue crabs are out of their hibernation in the Chincoteague Bay mud. The pony-penning is held the last Wednesday and Thursday in July.
Art Osprey Nest Art Gallery |
History Oyster and Maritime Museum |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate SeaBreez Rentals |
Wildlife Viewing Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge |
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12/05 Coming to The area
Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival Atlantic City NJ April5-6 Over 90 different breweries from around the corner and across the country will showcase their unique libations.
Dewey Beach PopFest Dewey Beach DE April12-13 Features three nights of showcase performances and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, tradeshow, and industry events.
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.