Upcoming Events at
52nd Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival
at Tom's Cove Park
The Chincoteague Seafood Festival is held the first Saturday in May to promote the seafood industry on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
Oct 12, 2019 | 10:00 AM | Saturday
The Chincoteague Oyster Festival is held to promote the seafood industry and mark the arrival of the oyster season.
Island Boy, a festival favorite for over 25 years, will provide live entertainment for everyone’s listening and dancing enjoyment.
An Extravaganza Raffle is held with the winner receiving t-shirts, tickets, lodging, gift certificates for meals, and much more for the following year’s festival.
A favorite at the festival is the “Best Place/Space Award” which is given to the best decorated area.
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, Shrimp Cocktail, Salad Bar, Boardwalk Fries, Hushpuppies, Hot Dogs
12:00 pm - Seafood tents begins serving - Oysters on the Half Shell, Steamed Oysters, Single Fried Oysters, Oyster Fritters, Clam FrittersLive music begins
4:00 pm - Festival ends
6:00 pm - Due to insurance liability purposes, all attendees and volunteers must exit the festival grounds
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 o