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.
The Chincoteague Island 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 Island 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 Island Blueberry Festival has grown every year since then.
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.
Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival