Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival

A certain romance and allure draws visitors year round to Chincoteague Island for a relaxed atmosphere and the beauty of unspoiled nature. This “beautiful land across the water” and vacation paradise hosts the Blueberry Festival every year prior to the Chincoteague Pony Swim. Chincoteague is also the gateway to the Virginia portion of Assateague Island, home of the famous Chincoteague Wild Ponies. From relaxing on the beach to viewing a spectacular sunset over the Chincoteague Bay, there is never a shortage of things to do in Chincoteague.

Visit Virginia's only resort island this year for the 31st Annual Blueberry Festival on July 20-22, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 4: 30 pm daily. The festival continues to be the largest fine arts & crafts event on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with 100+ fine artists and crafters from 12 states who provide a folks with a shopping extravaganza. The well air-conditioned Chincoteague Center allows visitors to enjoy the exhibitors inside and cool-down between excursions to the outside exhibitors on the green space surrounding center.

Enjoy the many blueberry delicacies like mouth-watering, fresh gourmet blueberries. Many customers pre-order and stock up on a year's supply of these fresh gourmet blueberries. Other blueberry favorites include old-fashioned, made-from-scratch blueberry shortcake, Ultimate Blueberry Pie, homemade blueberry ice cream, and of course, start your day with to-die-for blueberry pancakes, blueberry muffins and much more. Guests may also enjoy pony rides and live music each day. Come for the great music, the wonderful arts and crafts, the fun stuff for kids, and of course, the amazing food!

For more information, coupons, recipes and to see videos and photographs of past festivals, please visit or call (757) 894-2334.