Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival

If It’s October, It’s Time for Oysters...Chincoteague Oysters That Is! 45th Annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival


Gather the group, call the family, invite the friends...it is party time in Chincoteague!! The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce’s 45th Annual Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival will be held Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Tom’s Cove Park, 8128 Beebe Road, Chincoteague, VA from 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The event promotes the long standing seafood industry on Virginia’s Eastern Shore and marks the arrival of the oyster season. Enjoy fresh, local seafood featuring local oysters prepared several scrumptious ways-- on the half-shell, steamed, single-fried, and fritters. Clam fritters, clam chowder, hush puppies, cold salads, and other delicious foods will round out the menu. Beer will be available for purchase. Live music performed by Island Boy; a favorite local band, “Best Place/Space Contest” (how about circa 1972!), and Extravaganza of prizes redeemable at next year’s festival are all a part of the fun. Appetizers begin at 11 a.m. and the full festival menu is served at noon. The festival is held rain or shine. Purchase tickets early as this is normally a sell-out event.

Visit www.chincoteaguechamber.com for details or to purchase e-tickets online. Call 757-336- 6161, email joanne@chincoteaguechamber.com or visit www.chincoteagueoysterfestival.com for more information.