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👰 Long Weekend Update: 10/6-10/9
Congrats M+M! Plus, first friday, 3 harvest festivals, Indigenous Peoples Day and an end-of-season BBQ
I want to start by giving a shout-out to my brother Michael and soon-to-be sister Melissa on their wedding this weekend! They are getting married on MV and I can’t wait to see the island vendors work their magic to make the event both meaningful and beautiful. Pics of our little flower girls coming soon to a newsletter near you ;)
What To Do This Weekend
Fishing: Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby - Ongoing / info
Bass in The Grass Auction - view entries at The Carnegie 10-4
Vineyard Artisans 20th Annual Columbus Day Festival at Grange Hall, 10a-4p Sat + Sun / info
Catch all your favorite Island artisans! Weaving, fine furniture, pottery, leather goods, oil paintings, pastels, mixed media, sculpture, wampum jewelry, hand-knit items, clothing, photography, handmade books and much more. Indoors and outdoors, rain or shine. Free parking and free admission, great food, and a playground for kids.
Halloween Event at Pirates Puzzle Escape Room / info
Our popular Jaws room is haunted for Halloween. Save the town of Amity from another Jaws attack while you encounter spooky beings.
Billy Baloo at MV Playhouse, 7p / info
A musical tale of love, gold, and beavers! Various nights between 10/6-10/19 available to see the production
Live from the Grange: Sean Della Croce / info
Our monthly music series, presented in partnership with MVY Radio, continues with singer-songwriter who has a unique style blends folk wisdom, Americana heart, and a truly alternative soul.
Fall on the Farm Bonus Afternoon at FARM Institute, 1-4p / info
Join us for some fall on the farm fun! Pumpkin picking in our patch, wagon rides, pumpkin scavenger hunt, squash bowling, face painting, kid’s crafts and pumpkin decorating, and of course, lots of fun with our barnyard animals!
Pricing options include both admission with a pumpkin to take home and admission without pick-your own-pumpkin. Pre-registration encouraged.
Artisan Pop Up at Stefanie Wolf Designs, 2:30-6p
First Friday Vineyard Haven at Owen Park, 4-11p
First Friday is an outdoor event in Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard. We have music, art, and food, so stop by and check it out
Habitat for Humanity Secondhand Art Fundraiser at Galaxy Gallery, 4-6p Friday (also 12-6 Saturday)
Galaxy Gallery and Habitat for Humanity of Martha's Vineyard are collaborating on an art sale to benefit the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Make a donation and bring home great art! $100 for each piece of secondhand art. $200 for all artist-donated artwork.
West Tisbury Farmers' Market at Ag Hall, 9a-12p (Last Saturday of Season 10/28)
Fall on the Farm Festival at FARM Institute, 10a-2p / info
Pumpkin picking in our patch, wagon rides, pumpkin scavenger hunts, squash bowling, kid's crafts and pumpkin decorating, and of course, lots of fun with our barnyard animals! Food from the Scottish Bakehouse and beer from Bad Martha available for purchase separately.Pre-registration encouraged.
Harvest Festival at Vineyard Gardens, 10a-2p
Vineyard Gardens invites you to enjoy a free, festive atmosphere and a wonderful way to celebrate the harvest season! Nature projects will include crafts such as little Jack Pumpkin bouquets. Live ukelele music starting at 11:30 a.m. Food available includes chili, cornbread and apple pie. Pumpkin painting available with purchase of sugar pumpkins
Holiday Weekend Pop-Up Market at Mo’s Lunch, 11a-3p
Vendors, Food, Donuts + fun at The PA Club
Music Movie Marathon at Strand Theatre, 1, 4 and 7p / info
On the big movie screen will be three music legends - Dolly, Elvis and Whitney - with three music genres: country, rock and roll and R&B. Playing at the Strand Theatre: Seriously Red, Elvis and Whitney Houston
Trails and Ales at Sepiessa Point Reservation, 2p / info
Hike a guided trail with the Oak Bluffs Public Library, and meet at Offshore Ale afterwards for a beverage!
Wine Tasting at Black Dog Heights Cafe, 5-7p
$20 per person includes wine tasting of Black Dog Wines + appetizers
Oak Bluffs Open Market at Washington Park, 10a-2p (Last one!)
Harvest Happenings at Aquinnah Circle, 11a-3:30p / info
This event is an opportunity to explore Aquinnah and take part in activities including a story walk, music, shopping and visits to the Aquinnah Cultural Center. We will have food and beverages provided by Tribal member Jeff Duarte and Aquila! Corn Hole Tournament hosted by MV Corn Hole. Pre-registration is open and available!
Tricks and Treats Kids Kraft Meet Up at Nomans, 3p (pre-register)
Music in the Park - Concerts at Ocean Park, 5:30 (Last one!)
Sunday at Sea at Federated Church of MV, 8p (Last one 10/22)
End of Season BBQ and Festival at Nomans, 11a-5p
Come celebrate a great summer season on the last day for the Nomans team. We'll have music, games, and all-you-can-eat BBQ. To help us celebrate Island Spray MV with be designing custom airbrush apparel and Mad Martha's Ice Cream will be scoopin' all the best flavors all night!
Indigenous Peoples Day at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, 2-3:30p / info
The third annual Indigenous Peoples Day celebration and commemoration on Nôepe, with Wôpanâak speakers and drumming, will be organzed by Sassafras Education and presented at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. This event is open to the public. Limited outdoor seating is available; you can bring your own chair.
News of Note
We will add any closings to this section as we are made aware of them!
Fish closes on 10/9
Save The Date
October 11 - Art Night: Pottery Pumpkins at Featherstone / info
October 12 - MVFF Fall Favorites: Past Lives / info
October 13-15 - Women in Film Festival / info
October 14 - Pumpkin Festival at Morning Glory
October 14 - Annual Harvest Festival at OB Library / info
October 14 - Trails and Ales at Black Water Pond
October 15 - Sheriff's Meadow Foundation Trail Run at Caroline Tuthill Preserve / info
October 19-22 - MV Food and Wine Festival / info
October 20 - Laughter Builds an Island at Old Whaling Church (Island Housing Trust Benefit Comedy Show) / info
October 21 - Martha's Vineyard Brunch Run/Walk / info
October 21 - Harvest Festival at Ag Hall / info
October 21 - Brunch Under The Tent for MV Cancer Support Group at Farm Neck / info
October 21 - The Vineyard's Drive-In: The Rocky Horror Picture Show / info
October 26-29 - Granger Things at Grange Hall / info
October 28 - Pumpkin Story Walk at the FARM Institute
October 28 - Halloween in Oak Bluffs
October 28 - Pumpkins and Ponies at Misty Meadows
October 29 - Oak Bluffs Fall 5K Run and Walk / info
October 31 - Halloween with the Dock Dance Band at Port Hunter
November 4 - 29th Annual Barn Raisers Ball at Ag Hall
For Save the Dates for October and Beyond, check out the full list in our App.