This event 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; hush puppies; salad bar; hot dogs; and various beverages. There will be 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”. This is given to the best decorated area. Call the chamber for details. 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. Order e-tickets online at www.chincoteaguechamber.com. The Chamber accepts all major credit cards and there is a $6 shipping and handling fee per order. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. Serving begins at 12:00 noon and ends at 4:00 p.m.
• NO PETS INSIDE THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS
• NO RE-ENTRY TO FESTIVAL GROUNDS AFTER NOON
• ALL FOOD MUST STAY ON FESTIVAL GROUNDS
• THE OYSTER FESTIVAL IS HELD RAIN OR SHINE
• ALL SALES FINAL
Call the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce for details.