The Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce announced Friday that it will not be holding the Seaside Festival that was advertised for June 3, 2011.
"It's in the best interest of all of our members to not hold this new event this year," said Jean Hungiville, Interim President. "When George McMath so generously offered his gorgeous property, Edgewater, we were excited to have the opportunity to have a festival on one of the most incredible settings one could possibly hope for; however we also realize the Festival should measure up to the beauty of the site.
She added, "People who are interested in attending a spring seafood festival, are encouraged to attend the Chincoteague Seafood Festival on May 7th. We strongly support the Chincoteague Seafood Festival. We've met with the Chincoteague Chamber and have offered to help with volunteers and the loan of equipment if needed."
The ESVA Chamber will be calling everyone who purchased Seaside Festival tickets to offer them a refund or the first tickets to the 19th annual Harvest Festival at Sunset Beach Resort on October 5th when they become available in the next few weeks.