PONY SWIM WEEK INFO

It’s that time of the year! The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company’s 99th Annual Pony Swim! Here’s the Pony Penning Week activities, check back often for updated times.

  • FRIDAY, JULY 19TH – CARNIVAL REOPENS AT 7PM.  KING OR QUEEN NEPTUNE TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE FOR THE FIRST PONY ASHORE ON PONY SWIM DAY. TICKETS $1.
  • SATURDAY, JULY 20TH – SOUTH HERD ROUNDUP – 7am – (tentative due to weather, check CVFC’s Facebook for updates) SOUTHERN HERD WILL BE VIEWABLE FROM THE SOUTH CORRAL, BEACH ROAD, JUST BEFORE THE BEACH. CARNIVAL OPEN AT 7PM.
  • SUNDAY, JULY 21ST – NORTH HERD ROUNDUP – RESTRICTED AREA, PUBLIC NOT PERMITTED.  THIS WILL ROUND-UP THE NORTHERN HERD AND GET THEM READY FOR THE BEACH WALK ON MONDAY MORNING. CARNIVAL CLOSED.
  • MONDAY, JULY 22ND – IT’S THE NORTHERN HERD BEACH WALK – 6AM, ASSATEAGUE ISLAND OPENS AT 5AM!  THE HERD WILL WALK THE BEACH DOWN TO THE PARKING AREA, THEN TO THE SOUTHERN CORRAL.  BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH HERDS AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING IN THE SOUTH CORRAL.  CARNIVAL OPEN AT 7PM.
  • TUESDAY, JULY 23RD – VET CHECKS DAY!  THE PONIES ARE A DAY AWAY FROM THE BIG SWIM, SO THEY HAVE TO BE CHECKED OUT!  9AM. CARNIVAL OPEN AT 7PM.  NEPTUNE TICKETS AVAILABLE!
  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 24TH – IT’S THE BIG DAY!
    • SWIM WINDOW IS EXPECTED BETWEEN NOON AND 1. 
    • VIEWING LOCATIONS AT MEMORIAL PARK AND ON PONY SWIM LANE. 
    • BRING SUN SCREEN, BUG SPRAY, BOOTS IF YOU PLAN ON STANDING IN THE MARSH.
    • PONY SHUTTLES WILL START AT 7AM.  NO CHARGE.  PARKING AT THE TOWN MUNICIPLE CENTER ON COMMUNTY DRIVE.
    • AFTER THE SWIM, THE PONIES WILL REST FOR APPROXIMATELY ONE-HOUR AT PONY SWIM LANE, AND THEN PARADE TO THE CARNIVAL GROUNDS. 
    • PARADE ROUTE – RIDGE ROAD TO BEEBE ROAD, BEEBE ROAD TO MAIN STREET, AND TO THE BACK OF THE CARNIVAL GROUNDS. 
    • KING/QUEEN NEPTUNE DRAWING AT 7PM AT THE CARNIVAL, YOU HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN.
  • THURSDAY, JULY 25TH – AUCTION DAY.  8AM SHARP.  THINGS TO BRING – SUN SCREEN, BUG SPRAY, HAT, FLUIDS AND A FOLDING CHAIR.  LAST YEAR’S STATS:  72 PONIES WERE SOLD, INCLUDING 7 BUYBACKS.  AVERAGE COST FOR A PONY WAS $6,792.  HIGHEST BID WAS $43,000 AND THE LOWEST WAS $1,800.  SOME FOOD OPTIONS DURING AND AFTER THE AUCTION.  CARNIVAL OPENS AT 7PM.
  • FRIDAY, JULY 26TH – SWIM BACK DAY FOR THE ADULT SOUTHERN HERD.  TIME TBD – AFTERNOON. NORTHERN HERD PONIES WILL BE TRAILERED BACK TO THEIR GRAZING SPOTS, SOME AFTER THE AUCTION ON THURSDAY.  CARNIVAL OPEN AT 7P.
  • SATURDAY, JULY 27TH – LAST NIGHT OF THE CARNIVAL! 7PM. RAFFLES WILL BE AWARDED.

We’ll be Live from the Carnival on Saturday night, July 20th and Live from the 99th Annual Pony Swim on July 24th. Live coverage powered by: