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Chincoteague Oyster Festival celebrates harvest season

by DrewLUD

A festival that celebrates Chincoteague oysters and its harvest season is returning next weekend.

Organizer Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce says the sell-out festival will be held Oct. 9 at Tom’s Cove Park from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. It is a rain or shine event.

The Chincoteague Oyster Festival, an annual fall tradition for 47 years, was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Volunteers man the steamers at Chincoteague Oyster Festival.

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 from noon-4 p.m.

An Extravaganza Raffle will be 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. 

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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service