Entertainment by Island Boy
The Chincoteague Oyster Festival 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, hushpuppies, and Boardwalk fries. Non-alcoholic beverages are included in the ticket price with beer available for purchase.
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, however is subject to delay or rescheduling. 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 Fritters
Live 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 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.
Festival Helpful Hints
Directions & Parking
Extravaganza of Prizes Raffle & Best Space Contest
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!
Tickets may be purchased by ordering online with the 'Buy Now' button, calling the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce at (757) 336-6161 or visiting the Chamber office in the circle on Maddox Boulevard at 6733 Maddox Boulevard.
Oysters & Clams provided by
Chincoteague Shellfish Farms