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Annual Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Paddle out from one of the many public access launches on Chincoteague Island and enjoy local oysters a plethora of ways, live entertainment, support our local watermen and aquaculture!


This event 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, hush puppies, Boardwalk fries and non-alcoholic beverages. Beer available for purchase. Live entertainment, Extravaganza Raffle, and “Best Space” contest for everyone’s enjoyment. There will also be a variety of souvenirs available for purchase.  This is an advance ticketed event that is typically sold out before festival day.  Order e-tickets online at Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce.  The Chamber accepts all major credit cards and there is a $6 shipping and handling fee per order.  Gates open at 10 am for admission and set-up. Appetizers served at 11 am and full menu available at 12:00 noon. Festival ends at 4:00 pm.  Event is RAIN or SHINE!

Annual Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival


October 10
10:00 am - 4:00 pm