Each year in early May, Chincoteague Island, Virginia hosts its annual seafood festival. This is the biggest, most extravagant seafood festival that I know of. The Eastern Shore includes portions of Virginia, Maryland, and Deleware on the east coast of the United States and is world-renowned for its Chesapeake Bay living and delectable seafood served the way only Eastern Shore folks know how. Wherever else in the world you eat seafood, if you don’t try it here, you’re missing out on this small part of the world’s unique tastes and welcoming hospitality.
To purchase your tickets for this year’s event, visit the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce. Don’t forget to bring your picnic blankets and/or lawn chairs!
Each year, this group of pirates finds their way across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel from the Tidewater region of Virginia to enjoy our great food, friends, fun, and sun with us. The happy pirate pictured here is a real estate agent from across the water. He comes here to relax, unwind, and have a great time 🙂
Oysters on the Half Shell, Clam Fritters, Single-Fried Oysters, Steamed Crabs with plenty of Old Bay, Red Kiss red wine from the Bloxom Winery, beer from the festival's beer garden, best friends since first grade with a wild side, great music, sun, and lots of fun made this the very best day ever in my book!
There are several stages here with music. Some are live entertainment/live bands and others are radio stations and DJs. Either way you look at it, music is also a huge part of the Chincoteague Island Annual Seafood Festival. Pictured here are some dancers just getting started. They haven't had enough drinks yet ;P