Easter Decoy & Art Festival

Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Announces The 38th Annual Easter Decoy & Art Festival

The 38th Annual Easter Decoy & Art Festival is a wonderful spring tradition on Chincoteague Island. Join us on April 14 & 15, 2017 at the Chincoteague Combined School, 4586 Main Street, Chincoteague to experience the fascinating art of decoy carving and to talk to local artists about watercolor, oil, and acrylic painting. Artists and artisans from all over the East Coast come together on the Friday & Saturday of Easter Weekend to showcase their workmanship, demonstrate their talents, and sell their lovely pieces to the general public.

Special awards are given for Best Carver and Artist as voted on by the attendees and children pick their favorite exhibitor for the Children’s Choice Award. The Curtis Merritt Award of Excellence is given to an individual who exhibits extraordinary talent in his or her field and is chosen by the exhibitors themselves. A silent auction featuring beautifully decorated wooden Easter Eggs is a show favorite. The “Pre-Loved Treasures” auction has been a highlight in recent years and will benefit the Chincoteague Pony Drill Team in 2017. Exhibitors and chamber members donate items that once held a special place in their hearts which will be won by someone special to “love a second time around”. Visit www.chincoteaguedecoyshow.com for a list of exhibitors and more information. Show hours are: Friday, April 14 - Noon to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 15 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For lodging and general information on the area, visit www.chincoteaguechamber.com. Questions may be directed to 757-336-6161 or joanne@chincoteaguechamber.com.

We would love for you to experience the flavors, entertainment, and heritage of our other events: Chincoteague Seafood Festival on May 6, 2017 and Chincoteague Oyster Festival on October 7, 2017.