Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: July 22, 23 & 24, 2016

 

29th Annual Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival, Chincoteague Island, VA

 

A Berrylicious Celebration of Art, Music, Food & Fun in an Island Setting. The Festival remains the largest Fine Arts and Crafts event on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with exhibitors from 14 states including many excellent local artists.

 

 

Chincoteague Island, Virginia, July 8, 2016 - The 29th Annual Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival will be held at the beautiful Chincoteague Community Center at 6155 Community Drive on Chincoteague Island, Virginia on July 22-24, 2016.  The hours are from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM rain or shine. The Chincoteague Blueberry Festival serves as an opening act to the busiest week of the tourist season that leads to the world-famous Chincoteague Pony Swim.


The Chincoteague Blueberry Festival remains the largest Fine Arts and Crafts event on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with exhibitors from 14 states including many excellent local artists. This large Fine Arts and Crafts exhibit brings a unique Christmas in July shopping atmosphere to Chincoteague Island.  The Fine Arts and Crafts exhibits are located both inside the Chincoteague Center building and outside on the beautiful Chincoteague Center green space. It should be noted that the Chincoteague Center is handicapped accessible and the Blueberry Festival is pet friendly with abundant, convenient parking.


The Chincoteague Blueberry Festival recently launched a new video  featuring the original song ‘Blueberry Way’ by Sam Serio and an amazing vocal performance from Army Specialist Deedra Ervin who will be performing at this years Blueberry Festival. You can locate this song and video at
www.YouTube.com  and search Blueberry Way.


Fresh gourmet blueberries will once again be provided by Dick’s Kitchen.  These succulent delicacies are a huge favorite of Festival visitors and sell out every year. Many patrons purchase large amounts of these delicious, healthy gifts of nature as blueberries freeze well. To guarantee yours you should Pre order your fresh blueberries by July 18, 2016. For fresh blueberry preorders please call Dick Jones or 540-273-2963.


The Blueberry Festival’s net profits from the fresh blueberry sales will be donated to the Chincoteague Police Department’s – “ Ride for Kids” Program to benefit  local children. Buying fresh blueberries at the festival provides not only a tasty and nutritious treat for the family, but helps the kids in need as well. Many of the festivals’ devotees stock up for the entire year.

 

The Ultimate Blueberry Pies will once again be made and sold by Sugarbaker’s Bakery of Chincoteague.  These delicious offerings also sell out and should be preordered.  To Pre order blueberry pies, call 757-336-3712.


The blueberry confections continue with Blueberry Ice Cream from the Island Creamery, old fashioned blueberry shortcake from Diana James, Blueberry Breakfast items and Blueberries in every imaginable form throughout the Chincoteague Blueberry Festival.


This year’s Blueberry Festival has greatly expanded its food offerings. Visitors will be treated to delicious menus from Laughing Crab Seafood Catering, Over the Moon Brick Oven Pizza, Funtastic Foods Barbecue, Stay Cheesy, the Funnel Cake Factory, the International Grill Company, the Funnel Cake Factory, Snow Cones and much more. For complete menus, visit
www.ChincoteagueBlueberryFestival.com.


Musical performances will continue for the entire event. The Reasoners and Blue Crab Crossing will perform on Friday July 22, Hemlock Hollow and Blind Wind will perform on Sat. July 23, Cole & Cole will perform on Sunday morning July 24.


On Sunday Afternoon, July 24, 2016 the Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival will be hosting the 1st Annual Woman’s Singer/Songwriter Showcase. Featured performers are Deedra Ervin, Jessica West and Emily Guemple.


For a complete musical schedule and Discount Coupons visit
www.ChincoteagueBlueberryFestival.com.


Pony rides will once again be provided by Against the Wind Farms and Jamel the Magician who comes all the way from Tennessee to charm and amaze children of all ages.


The Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival is a Family-Friendly Event.

 

 

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Sam Serio

Email: creativedeeds@verizon.net

Phone: (757) 894-2334

 

Chincoteague Blueberry Festival

PO Box 52, Accomac, Virginia, 23301

Web: www.ChincoteagueBlueberryFestival.com

 

 Calendar Listing

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: Chincoteague Blueberry Festival

Event Date: July 22, 23 & 24, 2016

Event Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM rain or shine.

Event Location: Chincoteague Community Center at 6155 Community Drive, Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Web: www.ChincoteagueBlueberryFestival.com

Contact: Sam Serio, creativedeeds@verizon.net  (757) 894-2334

Description: The 29th Annual Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival will be held at the beautiful Chincoteague Community Center at 6155 Community Drive on Chincoteague Island, Virginia on July 22-24, 2016.  The hours are from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM rain or shine. The Chincoteague Blueberry Festival serves as an opening act to the busiest week of the tourist season that leads to the world-famous Chincoteague Pony Swim. The Chincoteague Blueberry Festival remains the largest Fine Arts and Crafts event on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with exhibitors from 14 states including many excellent local artists.

 


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