• surfer dude
  • pony
  • fire engine
  • old cowboy
  • Chincoteague Parade
  • salt water cowboys

Chincoteague Pony Information

It’s estimated that wild ponies have inhabited Assateague Island between 300 and 400 years. Today two separate herds of wild horses make their home on Assateague Island, separated by a fence at the Maryland-Virginia line. The Virginia herd is owned by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. Each year the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company purchases a grazing permit from the National Fish & Wildlife Service. This permit allows the Fire Company to maintain a herd of approximately 150 adult ponies on Assateague Island. The Fire Company controls the herd size with a pony auction on the last Thursday in July. Each year tens of thousands of spectators come to watch the Saltwater Cowboys swim the pony herd from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island.

Recent News

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CVFC Calendar
for all Scheduled

Meetings & Events


2019 Major Events

Ducks Unlimited Dinner

March 30th

Spring Round-Up

April 12th
April 13th

94th Annaul Carnival and Events

June 28th:  Opening Night
June 29th

July 4th:  Fireworks Night
July 5th
July 6th

July 12th
July 13th

July 19th
July 20th:  South End Round Up
July 21st:  North End Round Up
July 22nd:  Beach Walk Day
July 23rd
July 24th:  Pony Penning Day
July 25th:  Auction Day
July 26th:  Swim Back Day
July 27th:  Last Night

Chili/Chowder Cookoff
& Car Show

September 28th
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Forms

Dining Hall Use Procedure

Dining Hall Use Request Form

2019 Chili Chowder Cooker Application

2019 Chili Chowder Vendor Application

Temporary Event Permit

CVFC Auxiliary Membership Form
(turn in completed forms to Jack Bowden)