Richmond, VA (PressExposure) July 10, 2007 -- The Annual Chincoteague Blueberry Festival, now 20 years old, is the increasingly popular opening act for the week of festivities surrounding the World Famous Pony Swim on Chincoteague Island Virginia.
Billed as a "mid-summer celebration of nature's tastiest and most healthy gift; The Blueberry," this family-friendly festival has become a premier special event on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, attracting thousands of enthusiastic visitors from all over the Mid-Atlantic region.
This 2-day event is normally held the third full weekend in July.
The 2007 festival will be held on Friday, July 20th, and Saturday, July 21st, (9a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) at the beautiful Chincoteague Center, located at 6155 Community Drive, Chincoteague, VA 23336.
The Festival offers fresh blueberries, picked at the peak of perfection, and as a special feature, the Ultimate Blueberry Pie. For a substantial savings of time and money, both of these can be pre-ordered by visiting the website at: http://www.ChincoteagueBlueberryFestival.com or by calling Dick's Kitchen at 703-496-3553. Ask for the Blueberry Man.
Other blueberry delicacies at the festival include; homemade blueberry ice cream, old-fashioned blueberry shortcake, blueberry pancakes, blueberry smoothies, and berry much more.
Christmas in July
Sharing the spotlight with the blueberry festival is the Christmas in July craft shopping extravaganza. 85+ of the areas' finest artists, crafters, quality exhibitors from 8 states offer their wares for your shopping pleasure, and most exhibitors accept credit cards. Add to this mix a delicious HOT breakfast and lunch artfully presented by "Johnny Mo" of Mallards Restaurants, local wine-tasting, face-painting for the kids, roving troubadors, and you have a berry well rounded event the entire family can enjoy.
Exhibitors will be located both inside the Community Center and outside in the beautiful green space surrounding the Center.
For more information, how to pre-order your fresh blueberries and blueberry pies, or to get discount coupons please visit: http://www.ChincoteagueBlueberryFestival.com. The website is also loaded with information on blueberries, blueberry recipes, blueberry articles, exhibitor information, a media center for the press, as well as links to useful sites on the Eastern Shore, including accommodations, and other special attractions. Or you can call 757-824-3868.