Upcoming Event: 48th Annual Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival

48th Annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Tom’s Cove Park
8128 Beebe Road
Chincoteague, Virginia 23336


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, hush puppies, and Boardwalk fries. 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 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. This is an advance ticketed event that is typically sold out before festival day.

Tickets are $50 per person (Children under 5 are FREE)

Tickets are limited, so order early!!! This is a sell out event!

More information/tickets: https://www.chincoteaguechamber.com/events/48th-annual-chincoteague-oyster-festival-2/

  • 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 – Raw Oysters, Steamed Oysters, Single Fried Oysters, Oyster Fritters, Clam Fritters
    Live music begins with Island Boy
  • 4:00 pm – Festival ends
  • 6:00 pm – Due to insurance liability purposes, all attendees and volunteers must exit the festival grounds

Virginia Aquaculture Oyster Growers