The Historic Main Street Merchants Association promotes all the life and beauty Chincoteague Island has to offer! We're a group of all types of merchants located in the Main Street area, who work together to create unique experiences and enhance your enjoyment of our island life. Merchants who are members offer opportunities for you to shop, enjoy great food, boat and land tours, be entertained, find a place to stay during your visit and/or enjoy one of our special weekend experiences. Weekend events include our annual scavenger hunts Death by Chocolate and Search for the Shamrocks, Shop the Dock at Robert Reed Park on the third Sunday of each month from April to October.
You and your loved ones can be a part of historic Main Street by purchasing a brick for the path at Robert Reed Park. Memorial bricks are being sold at $100 for an engraved brick. Download the order form below.
Each dollar you spend at independent businesses returns 3 times more money to your local economy than one spent at a chain (almost 50 times more than buying from an online mega-retailer) — a benefit we all can bank on...
Independent businesses help give our community its distinct personality!
Because this is the 50th Anniversary of our state slogan: Virginia is for Lovers, the Chincoteague Main Street Merchants have created a Scavenger Hunt for you to enjoy this summer from June 21st to August 10th. Pick up a playing card from any participating merchant with a PLAY HERE sign on their door. Find a sign at each location that suggests something fun to do while you’re here. Write each idea down on your playing card. Have fun hunting and enjoying some of the fun things to do that you’ll have listed on your playing card, even if you don’t get to visit all 50 merchants. If you do get to all 50 participating merchants, have your card validated at Blue Crab Treasures to receive a winners list of limited time special offers from each of the 50 merchants you have visited. Click here for more info!
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