Over Columbus Day weekend, the island becomes almost as crowded as it is during the week of the annual pony swim, as seafood lovers come from all directions for the annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival. This year, the festival will be held Saturday, October 8, 2005, at the the Maddox Family Campground. The event will be held rain or shine, so bring a poncho or raincoat just in case.
Participants can feast on oysters prepared in just about every way you can imagine! They are served raw on the half shell, steamed, fried, Rockefeller, and more variations than I can list here. Also on the menu are clam fritters, wonderful Southern hush puppies, coleslaw, potato salad, and hot dogs (for the kids who ha...Read More