Coat and Bicycle Drive
Nov 20 @ 6:54 pm – Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm
Coat and Bicycle Drive

Donate a new bicycle or a slightly used coat to the annual Accomack County Parks and Rec, Saxis Fire Department and WESR Coat and Bicycle Drive.

Items will be given to the youth of the Eastern Shore.

Bring bicycles or coats to WESR in Accomac, the Giddens Do-Drop Inn in Weirwood, or the Accomack County Parks and Rec Office in Accomac by December 12.

Call 787-3900, 824-0314, 678-2137 or 710-1947 for more information.

Delegate Bloxom’s Christmas Art Contest
Nov 21 @ 4:00 pm – Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm
Delegate Bloxom's Christmas Art Contest

All children are invited to participate in Delegate Bloxom’s Third Annual Christmas Art Contest. Winning entries will be used to create the Delegate’s Christmas greeting that is sent to constituents in the 100th District.  Each child should create a 5’x7’ inspirational holiday greeting message utilizing color pencils, crayons and markers. Any child within grades kindergarten to fifth grade living within the 100th District is encouraged to submit an entry by December 15th. Please mail entries to P.O. BOX 27, Mappsville, Virginia 23407. There will be four entries picked to be used for the greeting and two honorable mentions which will be used on Delegate Bloxom’s Facebook page. The four winning entries will receive a $25 gift card.

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Waterfowl Week @ Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Nov 23 @ 1:11 pm – Nov 26 @ 2:11 pm


Fall heralds the return of thousands of snow geese from their northern tundra breeding grounds to the milder climate of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge for the winter. With the geese come a variety of ducks and swans as well as flocks of visitors who celebrate Thanksgiving weekend in this special place. For more information, please call 757-336-6122 or visit


15th Annual Artisan’s Guild Holiday Tour
Nov 24 – Nov 25 all-day

The Artisans Guild invites you to join them for their 15th Annual Holiday Tour on November 24 th and 25th featuring 41 exciting artistsans in home studios, historic venues, alpaca farms and wineries. This self-driving tour includes 14 stops from Onancock to just north of the Bay Bridge Tunnel. Bring family and friends to do your holiday shopping on Friday and Saturday November 24th and 25th from 10am to 5pm. Brochures are available at local businesses, online at or by calling 757-302-0330.

Redneck Romp 10 Miler & 5K Run/Walk @ Wachapreague
Nov 25 @ 7:45 am
The 2017 Redneck Romp 10 Miler & 5K Run/Walk is set for Saturday, November 25, 2017, in Wachapreague, VA.
This annual event benefits the Wachapreague Fire Company and Waste Watchers of the Eastern Shore.
Choose either the 10 miler or the 5K run/walk.
Commemorative event t-shirt, finishing medal, trophy by division, and post race celebration.
Leashed canines and baby joggers/strollers welcome.
Registration/Check-In 7:00-8:45
Gun Time 9:30

For more info call 757.999.4999 or visit:

20th Annual Cape Charles Historical Society Oyster Roast @ Cape Charles Museum
Nov 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
20th Annual Cape Charles Historical Society Oyster Roast @ Cape Charles Museum | Cape Charles | Virginia | United States

On Saturday, November 25 the Cape Charles Historical Society will hold its 20th annual Oyster Roast from 4 until 8 at the Museum – note the earlier time this year. The menu includes local oysters – roasted and raw, fried chicken, potato salad, chowder, 4 bean salad, homemade rolls, desserts, coffee, and soda*, with beer and wine available. Food is served 4 -6 PM, with live classic and acoustic rock music by Mike Proffitt and Dana Silvercloud throughout. Also a silent auction featuring an array of eclectic items, and the traditional Eastern Shore 50/50 raffle. Seating is available both inside the Museum and outside under the tent (with some heat).

Tickets to the Roast are $40 for adults and $15 for children 7-12. As always we welcome sponsors ($120 gives 2 tickets; $240 – 4 tickets, etc) and also items for the Silent Auction. Tickets and sponsorships are available in Cape Charles at Periwinkles on 215 Mason Ave by cash or check, and at the Museum by cash, check or credit card. To pay over the internet with a credit card, send an email to stating number of tickets desired, and you will be invoiced through Paypal. ($1 extra per ticket to cover Paypal or credit card costs). You may also order them from our new website

Best to purchase tickets at least 10 days before the event, as we usually sell out and they may not be available at the door. Proceeds of the event benefit the Cape Charles Museum. Call 757-331-1008 for more information. Parking lot parking available just east of the Museum. Remember to bring your oyster knives if you like to use them. They can also be purchased at the event.

*also special ice cream from local Brown Dog ice cream shop
Chincoteague Christmas Tree Lighting @ Main Street Chincoteague
Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm
Community Bingo on Chincoteague @ Chincoteague Community Center for the Arts
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Community Bingo on Chincoteague @ Chincoteague Community Center for the Arts | Chincoteague Island | Virginia | United States

1pm-3pm. CCA Community Center for the Arts, 6309 Church Street. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of fun and socializing. Games are only $.25 each. Win prizes from local restaurants and shops. For more information visit

Bingo at the Cheriton Volunteer Fire Department @ Cheriton Volunteer Fire Department
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm

The Cheriton Volunteer Fire Company has Bingo every Tuesday evening at the Fire House. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Playing all original games for all original prizes.

Grand Opening at Taylor Bank in Onley @ Onley Town Center
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Festive Fridays in Cape Charles @ Cape Charles, Va
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Festive Fridays 2017

November 24, December 1, December 8, December 15, December 22 from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

5 nights of free, family-friendly festivities in Cape Charles celebrating our small-town Christmas charm.

Live local music, Horse-drawn carriage rides, Luminaries, Santa & Mrs. Claus, Kids’ activities, Caroling and Classic Christmas movies at the Historic Palace Theater.

Shop, stroll & savor the season while supporting our local community. Nightly specials in the Cape Charles restaurants, open houses and seasonal specials.

Shop Festive Fridays for a chance to win weekly door prizes!

Make your Festive Friday into a weekend!

Stay in a local B&B, enjoy the different restaurants, and many events going on throughout the weekends!

Click here to see their Facebook page for the latest updates.

Pizza Night at the New Church Fire Company @ New Church Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pizza Night at the New Church Fire Company @ New Church Volunteer Fire & Rescue

Join the New Church Volunteer Fire Company the first Friday of every month from 5pm-8pm for to go Pizza! At the New Church Volunteer Fire & Rescue, 4264 Firehouse Street, New Church. For more information go to

The Chair Place Players @ ESO Arts Center
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm
The Chair Place Players @ ESO Arts Center | Belle Haven | Virginia | United States
Chairplace Players

The Chair Place, located in Craddockville VA, is bringing their jam session featuring a wonderfully eclectic group of musicians to the ESO Live! Stage.  Led by Bill Aeschliman on banjo, The Players play bluegrass, country, traditional blues, oldies, folk, gospel, classic rock, and British Invasion tunes. Join us and our friends down the road for an evening celebrating Eastern Shore musicians!


Music begins at 8 PM
Doors open at 7:30 PM

Cash bar and refreshments available

​Reservations encouraged

Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade @ Main Street Chincoteague
Dec 2 all-day

The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in the Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade to be held on December 2, 2017 (please note: inclement weather date is Friday, December 8, 2017). Fire trucks, high-stepping equestrian units, decorated boats, shiny classic cars, stately marching groups, impressive motorcycles, and glittering floats will parade down Main Street. This year’s theme is “A Misty-cal Christmas” in honor of the 70th anniversary of Marguerite Henry’s award-winning children’s novel, Misty of Chincoteague.

There are activities galore for the young and old on tap for the weekend. The Chincoteague Police Department sponsors its annual Ride for Kids to provide toys for children in need, the American Legion hosts a Christmas Party from Noon to 2 p.m., the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance offers free Kids Art Classes from 1-2 p.m., and Historic Main Street Merchants sponsor “Homes for the Holidays” Home Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy dinner in one of our many restaurants, holiday sounds in Robert Reed Park by The Salt Marsh Ramblers at 6 p.m. and then watch the parade step off at 7 p.m.  Parade route begins at the intersection of Main Street and Maddox Boulevard and ends at the Chincoteague Firehouse with treats sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Chincoteague and a visit with Santa. Awards are given for best floats, boats, fire companies, equestrian units, marching groups and miscellaneous entries.
Make the Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade a part of your holiday tradition. Spend the day in beautiful Chincoteague Island or book a room and stay the weekend! Plan to watch or fill out your entry form today to be a participant. Decorate your entry using the theme for a chance to win Best in Show! Forms can be found online at along with a full schedule of events. Deadline to sign up is November 17, 2017.
Frozen Food and Bake Sale @ Onley United Methodist Church
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Frozen Food and Bake Sale @ Onley United Methodist Church | Onley | Virginia | United States
The Soroptimist Club of Accomack County will be holding a Frozen Food and Bake Sale on Saturday, December 2nd from
8:00 am to 10:00 am at the Onley United Methodist Church on East Main Street.  Goodies may include frozen casseroles, quiches, soup, chili and baked goods.  All items are homemade by some of the Shore’s best cooks!  Stop by and stock up for the holidays.  All proceeds from the sale will benefit our community.
2017 Chincoteague Homes for the Holidays Tour @ Chincoteague Island
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 2017 Homes for the Holidays Tour will be held on Saturday, December 2nd from 11am-4pm. It is the same day as the charming old fashioned Christmas parade, so mark your calendars and start planning for a fun filled weekend this winter!  For this year’s tour, we are adding a few special stops… an art studio, a craft cottage and a pop-up shop or two. If you have a unique space you’d like to share, please contact us!  “Every house on Chincoteague has a unique story and we would love to tell yours… it can be about the history of the house or the special traditions your family celebrates or how you restored your island home.” If you are interested in being on this year’s tour, please contact Kim Dennis at (703)599-4430 or stop by Hollyhocks on Main for more info.

Chincoteague Island Police Dept Ride for Kids Toy Run @ Wal-Mart Onley
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am
Chincoteague Island Police Dept Ride for Kids Toy Run @ Wal-Mart Onley | Onley | Virginia | United States

The Chincoteague Island Police Dept Ride for Kids Toy Run is Saturday, December 2th, beginning at WalMart in Onley, VA, departing at 11am, and taking a nice ride to Chincoteague, where lunch will be served for all participants. Entry fee is one new, unopened toy! This will help us make less fortunate children have a very merry Christmas! Don’t put those bikes away for the year just yet! For more information, please call 757-336-3115.

2nd Annual Christmas Crab Pot Tree Lighting @ Saxis Fire Hall
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
2nd Annual Christmas Crab Pot Tree Lighting @ Saxis Fire Hall | Saxis | Virginia | United States
The Town of Saxis will be holding their 2nd Annual Christmas Crab Pot Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 3, 2017 starting at 3 PM through 5:30 PM.  The event will be held at the Saxis Fire Hall located at 8337 Free School Lane in Saxis, Va.  There will be caroling so dress warmly, crafts and lots of fun.  Community Fellowship for all.  Santa will be attending so kids don’t forget to bring your list and parents don’t forget your camera to capture the moment.  Snacks will be provided.
Please come join us in making this event a success.
Free Progressive Dinner @ Atlantic United Methodist Church
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm

Dec. 3-  4 PM- Free Progressive Dinner

Atlantic UMC 10052 Atlantic Road (Worship and Soup Course)/ New Beginnings UMC 32347 Chincoteague Rd., New Church,Wattsville ( Worship and Salad course), Downing’s UMC, 7261 Lankford Hwy, Oak Hall (Worship and Main Course), Wattsville UMC, 7432 Fleming Rd. Wattsville (Worship and Dessert).

Transportation provided.

RSVP by Sunday Nov 26 at 757-317-0053 with headcount and specify if transportation between churches is needed.