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Chincoteague Blueberry Festival, Chincoteague, VA, July 24-26, 2009

Chincoteague Blueberry Festival
July 24, 25 & 26
Pre-order Pies and Berries Now!

The 22nd Annual Chincoteague Blueberry Festival will be held at the beautiful Chincoteague Community Center at 6155 Community Drive on Chincoteague Island, Virginia on July 24, 25 and 26, 2009. The Blueberry Festival will be held from 9:00 to 4:30pm rain or shine. The Blueberry Festival remains the largest Fine Arts and Crafts event on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with exhibitors from 10 states including many excellent local artists. This large Fine Arts and Crafts exhibit brings a unique Christmas in July shopping atmosphere to Chincoteague. The Arts and Crafts exhibits are located both inside the Chincoteague Center building and outside on the green space and parking lot.

The fresh gourmet blueberries will once again be provided by Dick’s Kitchen. These succulent delicacies are a huge favorite of Festival visitor’s and sell out every year. To guarantee yours you should pre-order your fresh blueberries. For fresh blueberry pre-orders please call Dick Jones at 703-496-3553 or 540-273-2963. The Blueberry Festivals’ net profits from the fresh blueberry sales will be donated to the Chincoteague Police Departments' "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 kid’s in need as well! Blueberries freeze extremely well and many of the festivals blueberry devotees stock up for the entire year.

The Ultimate Blueberry Pies will once again be made and sold by Sugarbakers Bakery. These delicious offerings also sold out last year and should be pre-ordered. To pre-order blueberry pies, please call 757-336-3712. The blueberry confections continue with Blueberry Ice Cream from the Island Creamery, old fashioned blueberry shortcake from Diane James and much more! Breakfast and Lunch will be served by Pepper Jack Grille. Come hungry! For a complete menu, please visit www.ChincoteagueBlueberryFestival.com.

The musical offerings are expanding for the 2009 Chincoteague Blueberry Festival to include the Celtic Islanders, the Piped Piper, Mountain Faith, Tyler Ringer and Ron Cole and Wayne Young. Musical performances will continue for the entire event. For a complete musical schedule, please visit www.ChincoteagueBlueberryFestival.com.

Some other new attractions for kids include bungee jumping and pony rides from Against the Wind Farms.

A Free sterling silver charm supplied by Morning Light Jewelry will be given to the first 50 adult ticket sales each day. For Discount Coupons and additional information please visit www.ChincoteagueBlueberryFestival.com or email SamSerio@ESVA.net.


Blueberry Festival Announces Exciting Changes and Musical Additions

Now 3 Full Days!
The 21st Annual Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival has grown from 2 to 3 days in order to accommodate the steadily increasing number of patrons. The Blueberry Festival will be held at the beautiful Chincoteague Center on July 25, 26 & 27 from 9am to 4:30pm. The ticket price for an Adult is $5 per day and $1 for children under 12. A 2-Day Pass is only $8 or a 3-Day Pass is $10. For Discount Coupons look in the Eastern Shore News, The Eastern Shore Post, The Chincoteague Beacon, or go to www.ChincoteagueBlueberryFestival.com.

Spotlight on a Musical Family
The 2008 Blueberry Festival will feature the talents of a musical family from North Carolina. Mountain Faith consists of four members, the youngest members are only 12, 13 & 14 years old. The Bass player at 44 is the oldest and Father to one of the younger members and uncle to the others. Mountain Faith plays a crowd pleasing blend of Bluegrass styles and will perform all three days of the Blueberry Festival. For more information visit www.mountainfaith.com.

Fresh Blueberry Pre-Orders
As always The Blueberry Festival will be accepting Pre-Orders for Delicious Fresh Blueberries. The Fresh Blueberries are always a TOTAL SELL-OUT, so to be sure to get yours, please call Dick Jones at 703-496-3553 or 540-273-2963 to place your order. This year, The Blueberry Festival share of the profits from the sale of the Fresh Blueberries will be donated to the Chincoteague Library Building Fund.

A Challenge
The Blueberry Festival hereby issues a challenge to all local businesses and individuals to match the festivals donation to the Chincoteague Library Building Fund Expansion Project. For more information please call Linda Ryan at 757-336-3460 if you would like to match the Blueberry Festival Donation.

Breakfast and Lunch Served
This year’s Blueberry Festival will feature the mouth-watering offerings from the Pepper Jack Grille. For a full menu please see www.ChincoteagueBlueberryFestival.com. Also festival favorites Diana James’ Old Fashioned Blueberry Shortcake, Homemade Blueberry Ice Cream by the Island Creamery and Sugar Bakers Ultimate Blueberry Pie will be on sale.

A Fine Arts and Crafts Shopping Extravaganza
The Blueberry Festival is the largest Fine Arts and Crafts Event on the Eastern Shore of VA. Over 100 exhibitors from 10 states will present their wares. For a complete list of this year’s Exhibitors please visit www.ChincoteagueBlueberryFestival.com.

Family-Friendly
For 21 years the Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival has been a source of family friendly fun the entire family can enjoy. Come join us!

The 21st Annual Chincoteague Blueberry Festival
July 25, 26, & 27, 2008
9 am to 4:30 pm
At The Chincoteague Center 757-336-0614
e-mail: SamSerio@ESVA.net
www.ChincoteagueBlueberryFestival.com

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