Tuesday, July 26, 2016

What, When & Where of Pony Penning 2016 | 13NEWSNOW.com

What, When & Where of Pony Penning 2016 | 13NEWSNOW.com

What, When & Where of Pony Penning 2016

Jay Diem

Chincoteague Ponies enter the water for the 89th annual swim across Assateague Channel to Chincoteague, Va. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

The Beach Walk

The Chincoteague ponies of the northern coral are led down the beach to join the ponies of the southern coral. Parking is available on Assateague. Park and follow the crowd!

Time: 6 a.m.

Location: Assateague Island

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Pony Swim

The ponies will swim across the Assateague Channel during the period of time between high and low tide, referred to as slack tide. The official time will be announced at the carnival grounds the week of the swim. The swim can be viewed by water via private touring companies or for free by land at Memorial Park. The only parking at Memorial Park is for handicapped individuals, and visitors are encouraged to utilize the free shuttle from Chincoteague Combined School (4586 Main St. Chincoteague Island, Va. 23336).

Be sure to pack plenty of water, bug spray and sunscreen and to anticipate a crowd!

For more information on the shuttle, visit www.chincoteague.com/pdfs/pony-shuttle-info.pdf.

Time: Slack tide

Location: Memorial Park (7427 Memorial Park Dr., Chincoteague Island, Va. 23336)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Pony Auction

The bleachers fill up quickly — be sure to bring a folding chair!

Time: 8 a.m. - noon

Location: Chincoteague Fairgrounds (Main Street)

Friday, July 29, 2016

The Pony Swim Back to Assateague

The ponies will swim back across the Assateague Channel during slack tide to roam for another year on Assateague Island.

Time: Slack tide

Location: Memorial Park (7427 Memorial Park Dr., Chincoteague Island, Va. 23336)

The Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival will be open July 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

For more information regarding Pony Penning 2016, visit the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce's website at http://www.chincoteaguechamber.com/pony-swim.



~A.

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