Event Name: Annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival
Number of years: 43
Date of Event: October 10, 2015 Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission Fee: $40.00 Adults, Children under 5 are free
Location: Tom’s Cove Park Campground, 8128 Beebe Road Chincoteague Island, VA
Entry Fee: Space:
Contact Person: Evelyn Shotwell Phone: 757-336-6161
Address: 6733 Maddox Blvd., Chincoteague Island, VA
E-mail address: email@example.com Fax: 757-336-1242
Website address: www.chincoteaguechamber.com
Description of Event: This event is held to promote the seafood industry and mark the arrival of the oyster season. It is an all you can eat festival consisting of oysters—raw, steamed, fritters, and single fried; clam fritters; clam chowder; hush puppies; salad bar; hot dogs; and various beverages. There will be live entertainment for everyone’s enjoyment. An Extravaganza Raffle is held. The winner will receive 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”. This is given to the best decorated area. Call the chamber for details. 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 www.chincoteaguechamber.com. The Chamber accepts all major credit cards and there is a $5 shipping and handling fee per order. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. Serving begins at 12:00 noon and ends at 4:00 p.m. NO PETS INSIDE THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS. ALL FOOD MUST STAY ON FESTIVAL GROUNDS. THE OYSTER FESTIVAL IS HELD RAIN OR SHINE. ALL SALES FINAL. Call the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce for details.