2021 Chincoteague Pony Carnival and Penning Canceled

Announced today on the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Facebook page (March 16, 2020 .. )

Dear friends,
After much deliberation the fire company regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2021 carnival/pony penning activities. By now we would already be more than half way through the planning phases and preparing for upcoming events.
Given the current orders from the Governor of Virginia we would not be able to have these events and not knowing when or if restrictions would be lifted in time to open.
It takes much time and many man hours to prepare for carnival, not to mention the amount of money it takes to get open not knowing if we would be under the same restrictions. Bottom line, too many unknowns to take a chance.
We will be doing the pony auction like last year, online. We will be selling shirts like last year, online.
You will be seeing people come and go at the carnival grounds doing maintenance work on buildings and rides to keep everything in order and to get ready for 2022.
For those of you who purchased raffle tickets in support of the Brianna Park which gives you two front row seats to the pony swim, that will be honored at the 2022 swim.
This has been a rough year for everyone. So many people have suffered unimaginable losses but I’m so confident that we all will bounce back in 2022 and that it will be the best year ever!!!
We thank you, our supporters who have stood by our side for so many years for all your encouraging words and donations. WE ARE YOUR FIRE COMPANY, WE ARE YOUR SALTWATER COWBOYS, WE ARE ONE TOGETHER WITH YOU and WITH YOU AND OUR COMMUNITY WE WILL ALWAYS REMAIN!!
All announcements about the pony auction will be here on this page and Denise will keep you all posted on such activities that you all will need and want to know.
Until then, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!
Hunter Leonard
CVFC President

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