Chincoteague, VA—April 23, 2021: Virginia Tourism Corporation announces National Travel and Tourism Week May 2-8, 2021. VTC President & CEO Rita McClenny summarizes the past year by saying, "We persisted. We survived. In some cases, we even thrived. So this year, we’re celebrating the Power of Travel." So with that message in mind, the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce and Certified Visitor Center invites you to experience the islands as never before. It has been a difficult year for all of us....... now take a few moments to relax, rewind, recharge, and "Discover the Spirit of Chincoteague Island".
The celebration begins April 30 with "Around the Tump in 3 Days". Visit the chamber office to purchase your playing card sponsored by Mister Whippy, Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, Rustic & Rescued Antiques, DC Designs, Sea Shell Motel, Don's Seafood Restaurant, Church Street Produce, Bike Depot, Refuge Inn, Beach & Bead, Taylor Street Plant Shop, Island Queen Apiary, Mudboy Guitar Works, Island Creamery, Museum of Chincoteague Island, and Backyard Firepit. Visit these businesses for fabulous deals and specials, have your card validated, then return to the chamber for extra chances on the Extravaganza of Prizes Basket valued at over $2,100 to be given away on July 31, 2021.
Event T-shirts are being sold at the chamber office as well and are sponsored by Accomack Title & Settlement Inc.; BJ Perkins, The Baxter Insurance Group; Bike Depot; Dockside Properties; Don's Seafood Restaurant; Ginsberg, Nottingham & Mapp; Island Creamery; Kiwanis Club of Chincoteague; Lewis Home Solutions; Ray's Shanty Restaurant; Refuge Inn; Rustic & Rescued Antiques; Sea Shell Motel; Tom's Cove Park; Town of Chincoteague Pony Express; Weichert Realtors-Mason Davis. Wear your souvenir shirt while exploring "The Tump!"
Playing cards, T-shirts, and Extravaganza raffle tickets may be purchased at the Chamber Office located at 6733 Maddox Boulevard on Friday April 30 & Saturday May 1, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday May 2, 9 a.m.-Noon. Pre-orders are now being accepted.
Take that road trip, put a checkmark next to seeing the wild Chincoteague Ponies on your bucket list, escape to a quaint barrier island, sink your toes into the sand and feel the salt air on your skin. What can the 'Power of Travel' do for you?