Letter To Exhibitors
A SamAntics Marketing Group, Inc. Promotion
Dear Interested Exhibitor,
The Annual Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival, the largest fine art and craft show on the Eastern Shore of Virginia is fast becoming a premier special event of regional importance. The beautiful Island of Chincoteague is situated off the coast of Virginia and is actually one of two islands, Chincoteague Island and Assateague Island. When one visits these islands, they immediately understand why they were kept a closely held secret by those who knew of their charms for many years. It is a gorgeous island setting famous for beautiful sunsets, romantic getaways, natural beauty, camping, fishing, boating, seafood.¬† Chincoteague is¬†every water-lover’s fantasy come true. This island has something for everyone in the family.¬† To learn more about Chincoteague Island, please visit: www.ChincoteagueOutlook.com or www.ChincoteagueIslandVacations.com.
The Chincoteague Blueberry Festival is the opening act for one of the most exciting weeks of activity on the Island; namely, Pony Penning Week, featuring world-famous¬†Chincoteague Pony Swim. There are more visitors to Chincoteague¬†Island on this week than any other week of the year. If you are unfamiliar with Pony-Penning Week, look in any child’s reading book collection and you will often see one titled “Misty of Chincoteague” by Marguerite Henry. This children’s classic was written by a Chincoteague native and delves into the mysteries and romance of the Chincoteague Ponies. The legend of the Chincoteague Ponies is the magnet for thousands of visitors to Chincoteague¬†Island at this time.
Though the Chincoteague Blueberry Festival has been in existence for many years, it underwent a change of management several years ago,¬†and with an aggressive new approach to promotion and advertising, more than tripled¬† the¬†attendance of any previous year.¬† The Chincoteague Blueberry Festival has grown every year since then.
The Festival has always been a well kept secret among artists and crafters because of the extraordinarily high quality of shoppers who attend the festival in anticipation of a “Christmas in July” shopping experience. Visitors to Chincoteague Island at this time of year come from all points of the United States and many come from Canada, Europe, and Japan as well. These visitors are looking for unique gift items to bring back home and are ready to buy. Also, it has been observed that many of the local gift shop owners use the festival as an opportunity to find unique wholesale gift items for their stores.
We invite you to apply as we are always looking for new and interesting exhibitors. Please act promptly as new exhibitors are considered on a first-come, first-served basis, and the show fills up quickly. We thank you for your consideration and hope to work with you in the future.
Annual Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival