Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce  |  6733 Maddox Boulevard  |  Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

Phone: 757-336-6161  |  Fax: 757-336-1242

joanne@chincoteaguechamber.com  |  www.chincoteaguechamber.com

TIPS TO MAKE YOUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE MORE ENJOYABLE


There are only a limited number of tables available for you to sit.  You may wish to bring   your own folding tables, chairs, blankets, etc. for your comfort.


We encourage you to ride the FREE Pony Express trolley provided by the Chamber and the Town of Chincoteague. Parking is available at the campground but is limited.


Festival food is served from various booths requiring you to go to each one to get what you want to eat.  Souvenir trays will be on sale at the Merchandise and Beer tents to assist you in carrying your food or you may bring your own.  Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Soft Drinks and Water are provided in the ticket price.  Food will be limited per trip, per person, at each booth to allow everyone to get something without having to wait a long time.  You may come back later for more. 


Beer will be sold separately.  All attendees age 21 and over MUST provide a photo ID at the beer tent in order to purchase beer. No exceptions! Beer tent only accepts cash, so please come prepared!   


Souvenirs will be sold at the festival.  Please keep in mind that these items sell out quickly.  You might want to purchase them as soon as the gates open.  There will be t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, trays, hats and aprons.  Merchandise is also available one week prior to festival in the Chamber Office.  We accept all major credit cards in the office and on festival day for merchandise.


Help us recycle! Shell and can recycling are available during the festival. Please do your part in helping our environment.


Tickets for the Extravaganza of Prizes Raffle will be available to festival ticket holders on festival day.  The winner is announced at 4pm at the band stand and will receive t-shirts, trays, tickets, lodging, gift certificates for meals and much more for the following year's festival. You do not need to be present to win. Cash only.


A "Best Space Award" will be given to the group who decorates their space the best. Find Sandi and her friends at the Information tent to register your space on the day of the festival. The winning space is announced at 4pm at the band stand and wins a great basket of prizes along with bragging rights! 


Tickets sell out quickly so we urge you to purchase tickets early as they may not be available at the gate since we tend to sell out before the day of the festival.  Click the 'BUY NOW' button on the Event Information page, call 757-336-6161, or visit the Chamber office in the circle at 6733 Maddox Boulevard with any major credit card.


Check Facebook and Twitter for updates on ticket availability and festival news.



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!

Beer tent only accepts 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.


​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. 

HELPFUL TIPS

CELEBRATING CHINCOTEAGUE 'SALTS' & THE BEGINNING OF OYSTER SEASON