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Events for the Month of October, 2015

Second Friday  -  Onancock

Second Friday in Onancock!

Second Friday is when shops in Onancock are open late

Free wine tasting at the North Street Market 4:00 - 6:00

The BANK Coffee House offers live music 6:30 - 8:30

Red Queen Gallery offers art & more

Location :: Onancock

Time :: 4:00 PM      - 8:30 PM
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Birding and Wildlife Festival  -  Eastern Shore
(10/9/2015 - 10/11/2015)

Eastern Shore

Birding and Wildlife Festival


Save the Dates!

Location :: Eastern Shore
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2nd Saturday Art Stroll  -  Chincoteague Island
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2nd Saturday

Art Stroll


Main Street and Maddox Boulevard
Chincoteague Island, VA  23336



On the 2nd Saturday of each month from April through November, participating galleries and shops on Main Street and Maddox Boulevard offer an array of special events from 5 to 9 pm (and sometimes earlier in the day).  Arts and crafts, demonstrations, book signings and readings, art exhibits, tastings, music, and the unexpected!

April 11
May 9
June 13
July 11
August 8
September 12
October 10
November 14

Evelyn Shotwell
Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce
6733 Maddox Boulevard
Chincoteague, VA  23310




Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 2nd Saturdays, April - November, 5 - 9 PM    
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Oyster Festival  -  Chincoteague Island




All you can eat from Noon to 4 p.m.
Gates open at 10:00 a.m.


on the half shell, steamed, single fried, fritters, 
clam chowder, clam fritters, steamed crabs, 
salad bar, french fries, hush puppies, hot dogs, 
Coke and more.....

This event is held to promote the seafood industry and  
mark the arrival of the oyster season.

It is an all you can eat festival consisting of
oysters - raw, steamed, fritters, and single fried;
steamed crabs; 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.
The winner will receive 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
Tickets sell out quickly
There are usually no tickets sold at the gate
Order e-tickets online
 at www.chincoteaguechamber.com

$40 per person
Children under 5 are free

All Sales are Final

Festival Held Rain or Shine

No pets inside the festival grounds

Tom's Cove Campground
8128 Beebe Road
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
(757) 336-6498


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


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 10 AM      - 4 PM
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Earth Science Week  -  Wallops Island
(10/11/2015 - 10/17/2015)
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Location :: Wallops Island
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Third Thursday Book Club - One Book for Everyone  -  Onancock

Naomi Makemie Presbyterian Church
89 Market Street (Market & Lee)
Onancock, VA  23417

06/18/15     A Sea Story

09/17/15     Local History

               10/15/15     One book for everyone

       11/19/15     Virginia Tourism
                                A book by P. D James 

New members welcome.  Just come to a meeting.  Everyone  is invited.

The group is not affiliated with a church 
and there is no membership fee.

Location :: Onancock

Time :: 1 PM      - 3 PM
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CBES Bike Tour  -  Cape Charles
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CBES 23rd Annual

Between the Waters Bike Tour

Cape Charles, VA  23310

Tucked between the Bay & Sea, experience the exhilaration of discovering the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline left on the eastern seaboard. Cruise Virginia's Eastern Shore and be amazed. From the welcoming charms of CapeCharles, peddle past golden fields, through historic hamlets, to serene seaside vistas. Feel good that your participation raises funds to protect this rare gem!

With over two decades of bike tours under our wheels, we at Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore look forward to providing all you need for an unforgettable cycling adventure.

4 ROUTES: 100 -60-40-25 on flat terrain are expertly marked. (SAG) Rest Stops include snacks and a full picnic lunch in scenic settings.

BONUSES for Bike Tour Participants

  • FREE FUN RIDE on Friday, Oct 23
  • Our popular, authentic EASTERN SHORE OYSTER ROAST set on a historic farm, Saturday, Oct 24, 6 PM. [$40] Limited Tickets.

Combine our Southern hospitality and decades of Bike Tour experience and you'll know why our bikers rave and return year after year.

What are you waiting for? Register NOW & SAVE

Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore CBES
PO Box 882
6388 Courthouse Road



Location :: Cape Charles
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