41st Annual Easter Lure and Art Festival

Celebrate the history and craftsmanship of decoy carving as local and national carvers and artists of all kinds display and sell their work on Chincoteague Island during the 41st Annual Easter Lure and Art Festival April 15 and 16, 2022. Exhibition hours are Friday, April 15. : noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 16: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chincoteague Combined School located at 4586 Main Street. Public voting ends at 2 p.m. on Saturday, exhibitor prices will be announced at 3 p.m. The Wooden Easter Egg Silent Auction closes at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and all eggs must be picked up by 4:00 p.m. . Captain E’s Hurricane Grill & Tiki Bar food truck will be available for food service.

Talented sculptors, artists, jewellers, photographers, potters and other artisans from across the country will showcase their incredible skills during this two-day juried exhibition taking place over the Easter weekend. The show is sponsored by the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce and Certified Welcome Center. Visit www.chincoteaguechamber.com for a full list of exhibitors and more show details. A limited number of exhibitor spaces are still available.

The wooden egg auction is always a favorite with festival-goers. The wooden eggs are meticulously carved and embellished by hand by exhibitors and are sold at a silent auction to the highest bidder beginning at noon on Friday April 15 and ending at 3 p.m. on Saturday April 16. Ribbons will be awarded for Best Artist, Best Sculptor, Best Chincoteague or Assateague Photography and the Curtis Merritt Achievement Award at 3 p.m. All children are encouraged to reward their favorite exhibitor with a ribbon of the children’s choice.

Spend the week on the islands. Hike and bike the trails of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, search for new foals in the Chincoteague pony herd, see turtles basking on logs, or stroll the beach on Island of Assateague by hunting for seashells or other treasures that the waves have washed away. Treat yourself to fresh, local seafood, homemade desserts or specialty sandwiches after exploring the area and visiting our eclectic galleries, boutiques and shops. Relax, recharge your batteries and enjoy all the islands have to offer. Plan your visit now at www.chincoteaguechamber.com.

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Reggie S. Williams