Comfort Suites Chincoteague Island
4195 Main Street
Chincoteague Island, Virginia, 23336, United States
(757) 336-3700

Local Events

Annual Seafood Festival

An Eastern Shore Tradition Since 1968!

49th Annual Chincoteague Island Seafood Festival

Saturday May 6th, 2017

Noon - 4pm

Tom's Cove Park

Live Music * All-You-Can-Eat Food * Sodas, Water & Beer

We offer a special package for this event that includes tickets so call us for details at (757) 336-3700.

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Annual Pony Swim, Auction and Firemen's Carnival

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At the end of every July marks one of the most famous and exciting events on Chincoteague Island: the wild pony round-up, swim and auction. Come and experience this celebration and firemen fund raiser first hand. Watch saltwater cowboys round up the herd of wild ponies and guide them through the channel from Assateague to Chincoteague. Enjoy the pony auction as a bystander or join in the fun—surprise your precious one with a bid on their very own Assateague pony!

This week long event is filled with many town activities including the Firemen' Carnival. The Comfort Suites kicks off the celebration with fun for the whole family: a boardwalk social with kids' activities, live music, snacks and grilled light fare and a viewing of the movie, Misty of Chincoteague. Relax, hang out and trade stories old and new with Pony Swim veterans who have been participating in this event for many years. Ask about reservations for boat tours right from the hotel. Visit for more information from the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department.

Our Chili-Chowder Cook Off

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In September, another fun and tasty Chincoteague event held at the Carnival Grounds is the Chili-Chowder Cook Off! This culinary contest offers a variety of seafood and samplings of the area's best chili and chowders as well as live music and kids' activities. Walk from the Comfort Suites and wander along charming Main Street to view art and craft exhibits along your way.  Visit for more information.

December Holiday Events in Chincoteague

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Step back in time and enjoy Chincoteague's old fashioned Christmas Parade: floats, marching bands, Fire Companies from all around the Eastern Shore, and a special visit from Santa. At Comfort Suites, you will love the front row seats, complimentary hot coffee or hot cocoa and discounts at local restaurants.

The holiday season is one of the best times to visit the Island because it's packed with so many fun things to do. For starters, there's the annual Christmas tree lighting on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, followed by a "Home for the Holidays" home tour, Breakfast with Santa, the Gingerbread Competition, a festive parade, and the grand finale is an Island-style New Year's Day Polar Pony Plunge, making it hard to call it "Off Season". Visit for more information!

Virginia Space Flight Academy

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The Virginia Space Flight Academy offers a coed residential summer camp for students age 11-18 with the emphasis on Rocketry and Robotics.  Campers have the opportunity to see the day-to-day operations at the NASA facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, as well as NOAA and the US Navy through daily field trips. Visit for more information!