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Events for the Month of November, 2015

Virginia's Eastern Shore Wine and Brine Month  -  Machipongo
(11/1/2015 - 11/30/2015)
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November ... Virginia's Eastern Shore Wine & Brine Month

November is the month to officially celebrate the Eastern 
Shore's distinct viticulture and aquaculture offerings and 
tout the hyper-local benefits of growing grapes within 
steps of some of the best aqua farming in the country. 
A full calendar of events includes traditional Shore
oyster roasts, wine & festivals, raw bar tastings,
and weekend getaway packages.

Restaurants and retailers will offer a signature Eastern Shore
oyster dish, or product, paired with an Eastern Shore wine
for the entire month. But tasting this place is not limited to
the Shore! Restaurants all along the East Coast
are participating. 

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST and you'll be entered to win a 
Wine & Brine Getaway on the Shore for two on November
14-15. Package includes lunch at the Shanty, 2 tickets to 
Merroir & Terroir, one night lodging at the Green Valley 
Farm B & B, Sunday Brunch at The Machipongo Trading
Co. and a basket of Eastern Shore goodies!

Chatham Vineyards
9232 Chatham Rd
Machipongo, VA 23405


Location :: Machipongo
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Managed Deer Hunt - Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve  -  Eastville
(11/2/2015 - 12/22/2015)
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Savage Neck Dunes

Natural Area Preserve


will have a managed deer hunt on six Mondays and Tuesdays through December 22. The specific dates are:

November 2 & 3

November 16 & 17

November 23 & 24

November 30 & December 1

December 7 & 8

December 21 & 22 

No one, including Volunteers, can be on the preserve without a valid DCR hunting permit issued for that specific hunting day(s). The preserve will be clearly marked and a manager will be onsite most of the time to monitor the hunt and turn away visitors. This is part of the annual management plan to manage the deer population at the preserve.

Any questions call Richard Ayers at 757-678-3182

Location :: Eastville

Time :: Mondays and Tuesdays    
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Holiday Package  -  Chincoteague Island
(11/16/2015 - 1/31/2016)
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Holiday Package


Enjoy a two night stay at the Award Winning Waterfront Comfort Suites on Chincoteague Island, VA this holiday season.  Mention our holiday package and you will receive a $50 Gift Card to Bill's Seafood Restaurant and a complimentary bottle of wine.  This package is available until 1/31/16.

Call direct at 757-336-3700 or book online at

 Code: PCLBR8

Location :: Chincoteague Island
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A Harvest of Thanksgiving Week Activities  -  Chincoteague Island
(11/22/2015 - 11/29/2015)
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Location :: Chincoteague Island
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Assateague Island Waterfowl Weekend  -  Chincoteague Island
(11/26/2015 - 11/29/2015)

Assateague Island Waterfowl Weekend


Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Assateague Island
Chincoteague, VA  23336

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge holds open house. There will be a variety of ongoing programs, events, special guided walks, and tours.  This week is a delight for birders and photographers since fall migration is at its peak.

Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce
6733 Maddox Boulevard
Chincoteague Island, VA  23336


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 6 AM      - 6 PM
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Annual Deborah Waterfowl Show and Auction  -  Chincoteague Island
(11/27/2015 - 11/28/2015)

Annual Deborah Waterfowl Show and Auction

Chincoteague Combined School
4586 Main Street
Chincoteague, VA  23336

Description of Event: Over 100 exhibitors are featured.  Each year there is a featured carver and artist.  All exhibitors are glad to meet and talk with the public.  Exhibits are available for purchase.  Refreshments will be available.  There is an auction held Saturday at 7:30 p.m.  Proceeds from this two day show and auction benefit the Deborah Heart and Lung Center located in Browns Mills, New Jersey.

Admission Fee: $3.00

Evelyn Shotwell
Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce
6733 Maddox Boulevard
Chincoteague Island, VA  23336


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: Friday, 1 - 6 PM; Saturday, 9 AM - 5 PM, Auction 7:30 PM    
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Oyster and Wine Lovers' Weekends - Art Studio Wine Tour and Oyster Roast  -  Cape Charles
(11/27/2015 - 11/28/2015)
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Location :: Cape Charles
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Artisans Guild Open Studio and Vineyard Tour  -  Eastern Shore
(11/27/2015 - 11/28/2015)
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Studio Tour

Each year over the Thanksgiving weekend, Guild members open their studios to the public to both demonstrate their crafts and show and sell their work. 2015 will mark the twelth year of the Tour.



13th Annual Holiday Tour 2015

A Thanksgiving Weekend Self-Drive Holiday Shopping and Wine Tasting Tour
- No charge for the Tour -

  • 29 Guild Members
  • 13 Studios, 2 Galleries
  • Plus a Vineyard/Winery

Brochure with Map and Guide

Location :: Eastern Shore

Time :: 10 AM      - 5 PM
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Black Friday Sales and Specials  -  Cape Charles
(11/27/2015 - 11/28/2015)


There is so much going on at Periwinkles this weekend! Here's a schedule so that you don't miss a thing!

Thursday 11/26 -Closed
 Happy Thanksgiving

Friday 11/27  Black Friday  8 am - 5 pm
Take an additional 20% off entire purchase!

Festive Friday in Cape Charles 5-8 pm
Additional discounts, earn Periwinkles Bucks, enter drawing to win a gift card, beverages and treats!

Saturday 11/28 Small Business Saturday!
Take an additional 20% off entire purchase!

Sunday 11/29 Open 11-4

See you on Strawberry Street!

Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 8 AM    
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Diana Davis - Eastern Shore Artisan Guild Holiday Tour at Ker Place  -  Onancock
(11/27/2015 - 11/28/2015)
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Diana M. Davis 

Will be selling her paintings at Ker Place, Stop 12
on the Eastern Shore Artisan Guild Holiday Tour.
As a one time offer to customers, Diana will offer one 
of her 16 x 20 originals for $199.00 plus tax, usually
priced at $330.00

Other artists will also be showing their work:
Gertraud Fendler; Donna Stufft; Brenda LLewyllen;
 Steve Hardy; and David Farlow.

69 Market Street
Onancock, VA 23417

Location :: Onancock

Time :: 10 AM      - 5 PM
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Holly Day Market  -  Chincoteague Island
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The artful flea all dressed up for the Holiday!

And... the last Farmer's Market of 2015

Vendor spaces still available
call Alex
757-336-1789 for details.

Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 9 AM      - 2 PM
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Book Signing - Pea Soup and the Seafood Feast  -  Chincoteague Island
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 Book Signing

Pea Soup and the
Seafood Feast

Anna Burger

Sundial Books
4065 Main Street
Chincoteague, VA  23336

Anna Burger, author of Pea Soup and the Seafood Feast, will be appearing at Sundial Books on Saturday, November 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event. This event is free and open to the public! Sundial Books is located at 4065 Main St., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336.

When his mother tells him they're having pea soup for dinner, Jack wonders how he'll survive. Then he comes up with a plan: he'll catch his own seafood feast instead! Pea Soup and the Seafood Feast is the story of a resourceful child who learns that the only thing better than a basket full of crabs or a bucket full of clams is a heart full of appreciation for the natural wonders of the bay

Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 11 AM      - 1 PM
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Second Annual Redneck Romp- Marathon  -  Wachapreague

The 2nd running of the Redneck Romp is set for Saturday, November 28, at Powell Memorial Park in Wachapreague.


This run is raise awareness and funding for the Waste Watchers of the Eastern Shore, whose goal is to keep the roadways of the Shore free of litter.


Choose either the 10 miler or the 5K run/walk.  Gun time is 9:30 am.  The registration booth is open 7:00 - 8:45.  The first 50 registrants will receive a custom redneck cap.


Commemorative event t-shirts, finishing medals, trophies, professional timing, and post race celebration.  Leashed canines and baby strollers are welcome.


For more info on registering, volunteering or sponsoring visit Redneck Romp | 10-Miler & 5K Race or call 757-999-4999


Andrea Johnson Derby
P.O. Box 45
Accomac, VA 23301

Location :: Wachapreague

Time :: 7 AM    
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Annual Holiday Tree Lighting  -  Chincoteague Island
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Chincoteague's holiday season officially begins! There will
be holiday songs and caroling. Town officials, dignitaries
local celebrities will be among those attending. All are
to join in the celebration. Many shops will be open
after the
tree lighting to offer ealy holiday shopping.
Be sure to
purchase Christmas by the Sea T-Shirts.

All proceeds go to support local holiday events!

Event sponsored by Main Street Merchants

Robert Reed Downtown Park
Chincoteague Island, VA 


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 5:00 PM    
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Oyster Roast  -  Cape Charles
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As always we welcome sponsors ($100 gives 2 tickets; $200 – 4 tickets, etc)
and contributions to the Silent Auction.

Tickets and sponsorships are available at the Museum and Periwinkles in Cape Charles by cash or check, or over the internet by credit card: send an email to stating number of tickets desired, and we will bill you through Paypal.  ($1 extra per ticket to cover Paypal costs)

Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 5 PM      - 9 PM
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Holiday Tree Lighting  -  Chincoteague Island

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Robert Reed Waterfront Park
Chincoteague, VA  23336

The Saturday after Thanksgiving in the downtown park...

The holiday season officially begins,
plus many shops will be open afterward
to offer early holiday shopping

With hot chocolate, music, and special guest Santa!

Further Info
Laurie Walton

Sponsored by Historic Main Street Merchants

Location :: Chincoteague Island
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The Muddy Gems- Electric Blues, Ballads, and Rock'n Roll  -  Nassawadox
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The Muddy Gems performing at The Great Machipongo Clam Shack. Johnny "Rock" Rochford (guitar/vocals), Laurel Lynn Rochford (vocals, flute, keyboard) and Jay Sanchez (percussion) are based in Virginia Beach and play acoustic and electric blues, ballads, and rock 'n roll! 

No cover charge.


  Call 442-3800 for info.

Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6:30 PM      - 8:30 PM
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Orchestra of the Eastern Shore - Messiah Sing-along 2015  -  Machipongo
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Location :: Machipongo

Time :: 4 PM    
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