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2022 Chincoteague Oyster Festival

Oct 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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. 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 $55 per person (Children under 5 are FREE)
REFUND POLICY – 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. All sales are final in case of ticketholder cancellation or organizer postponement. If the event is cancelled by the organizer or due to circumstances beyond our control, tickets may be transferred to a future festival or refunded at 80% within 60 days of cancellation. After that time, only ticket transfers to future festivals will be honored.
Tickets are limited, so order early!!! This is a sell out event! Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite link or Chamber office – in-person or order by phone at 757-336-6161.
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 and desserts 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.
Learn more at ChincoteagueChamber.com or contact the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce at 757-336-6161.


Oct 8
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce and Certified Visitor Center
+1 757-336-6161
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Tom’s Cove Park
8128 Beebe Rd
Chincoteague, VA United States
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