Pony Penning is always held the last full week in July. During Pony Penning week several events take place.
2024 Pony Penning Dates
Spring Roundup is held in early April. The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company announces the dates. The ponies are rounded up for spring shots and checkup. The previous year's buybacks are released on to Assateague after wintering at the carnival grounds.
Spring 2023 Roundup Dates
Fall Roundup is held late September and sometimes leading into early October. The ponies are rounded up for fall checkup and the fall pickup foals must be picked up by their owners. The year's buybacks are brought to the carnival grounds for the winter.
Current Fall 2023 Roundup Dates