52nd Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival
The Chincoteague Seafood Festival is held the first Saturday in May to promote the seafood industry on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The festival offers fresh, local seafood and will include exciting offerings and signature dishes from local restaurants as well as old and new Eastern Shore favorites prepared by famous festival cooks, volunteers, and professionals. Indulge on little neck clams, a long-time festival staple, along with raw oysters and clams, clam fritters and strips, single fried oysters, fried fish, steamed shrimp, clam chowder, salad bar, grilled chicken, sweet potato fries, Boardwalk fries, hushpuppies, and cornbread. Non-alcoholic beverages are included in the ticket price with beer available for purchase. Front Page News will provide live entertainment for everyone’s listening and dancing enjoyment. Shop to your hearts content in the Arts and Crafts tent featuring handmade creations from area artisans. An Extravaganza Raffle is held with the winner receiving t-shirts, tickets, trays, lodging, gift certificates for meals, and much more for the following year’s festival. There will also be a variety of souvenirs available for purchase. Tickets are $45 per person (Children under 5 are FREE) Please note ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL!Event is held rain or shine. Every attempt will be made to have the festival on the date and time advertised, however circumstances beyond the Chamber's control may require rescheduling or delay. No refunds will be issued in such case. Tickets are limited, so order early!!! This is a sell out event! 10:00 am - Gates open (NO EARLY ENTRY FOR SETUP) Any items set up prior to 10am on festival day are subject to removal. 11:00 am - Appetizer tents begin serving - Clam Chowder, Salad Bar, Boardwalk Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Hushpuppies, Cornbread, Grilled Chicken 12:00 pm - Seafood tents begins serving - Raw Oysters & Clams, “Little Neck” Steamed Clams, Single Fried Oysters, Fried Fish, Steamed Shrimp, Clam Fritters, Clam StripsLive music begins 4:00 pm - Festival ends 6:00 pm - Due to insurance liability purposes, all attendees and volunteers must exit the festival grounds PLEASE NOTE: All e-tickets must be scanned either by our volunteer scanners at the entrance of Toms Cove Park or at the Will Call tent to acquire festival wristband. All attendees must have a festival wristband prior to entrance to festival grounds. Attendees can come and go to the festival grounds from 10am - noon. No re-entry to festival grounds after noon. Upon leaving festival grounds, wristbands will be cut. All attendees age 21 and over MUST provide a photo ID at the beer tent in order to purchase beer. No exceptions! 100% ID check will be required. Beer tent and some Arts & Crafts vendors only accept cash, so please come prepared! Due to the popularity of the seafood we offer, we cannot guarantee that each item will be available up until 4pm. Eat all you want, but please do not remove food from the festival grounds. No pets, vehicles, golf carts, one wheels, bicycles or fire pits/rings are permitted inside the festival grounds for safety purposes. LEARN MORE: Festival Helpful HintsDirections & ParkingExtravaganza of Prizes RaffleMerchandise Festival Sponsors Learn more at ChincoteagueChamber.com UPON PURCHASE OF TICKET(S), YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO ALL THE ABOVE MENTIONED TERMS AND CONDITIONS. We thank you for cooperation in making this a wonderful festival! See you on festival day!
8128 Beebe Road
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336