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👻 Weekend Update: 10/14-16
pumpkin + harvest festivals, derby ends, brunch run and more
☀️ Weather Report: rain on the weekdays, but a crisp, rain-free weekend coming to ya.
What To Do This Weekend
⭐ Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby - ends Sunday
The annual derby attracts fishermen from all around the world. The tournament is run for and by fishermen and raises money for scholarships to Island high school graduates. Registration and participation is ongoing
🎟️ Mini Fall Film Festival @ Grange Hall - Fri-Sat / Info
🎟️ Women in Film Festival @ MV Film Center - Fri-Sun / Info
WIFF is a celebration of women as filmmakers: in front of and behind the camera. This festival will feature stories that have not been told from a woman’s perspective.
🔄 👨👩👧🥤 West Tisbury Farmers Market @ Agricultural Hall, 9a-12p / Info
⭐ Birding 101 with the Martha's Vineyard Bird Club @ FARM Institute, 8-10a / Register
This public program is free and open to anyone who wants to get started birdwatching, or those who are building their skills.
🎟️Martha's Vineyard Brunch Run/Walk @ Katama General Store, 8a / Register
This race offers both 5K and 10K courses which are flat and fast. Immediately following the race, this unique and exciting event includes a post-race brunch party with over the top brunch nibbles and refreshing beverages presented by our sponsors.
👨👩👧 🎟️ Fall Barnyard Buddies @ FARM Institute, $25 / Info
⭐ Besopke Abode Warehouse Sale @ 56 Main Street, 8a-4p / Info
⭐ 🎵Harvest Festival @ Oak Bluffs Public Library, 10:30-12 / Info
All ages will enjoy the festivities outdoors on the library’s south lawn. Activities include face painting, live animal demonstrations, harvest vegetable crafts, sack races. Popcorn and apple cider will be served.
⭐ 🎵Pumpkin Festival @ Morning Glory Farm, 10:30-2:30 / Info
Rain or shine, our annual Pumpkin Festival is a free family celebration of the harvest. We’ll have all kinds of fun including games, hay rides, face painting and live music. Festive autumnal treats from the MoGlo scratch kitchen and bakery will be available for sale.
⭐ MV Walk to Remember Our Angel Babies @ Little Bridge OB, 4p
This is a free community event open to the entire public to honor the babies gone-too-soon through pregnancy loss and infant loss. The Walk will start at the Little Bridge (State Beach) and will end at the the Big Bridge (Jaws bridge), where we will have a moment of silence, candle lighting followed by a flower release in the ocean
⭐ 🎟️🎵Tavern Night @ the Cooke House & Legacy Gardens, 4p / Register
Cooke House will be transformed into a colonial-era tavern, complete with live music, dancing, parlor and lawn games, and historical tavern nibbles – costumes encouraged but not required! $20
⭐ Beach Clean-Up at State Beach @ Little Bridge, 9a / Info
⭐ 🎟️Ladies Only Psychic Party @ MV Film Center, 1-3p / Tickets
⭐ 🎟️MV Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby Awards Ceremony @ Farm Neck Golf Club, 1p / Info
⭐ 🎟️MV CROP Hunger Walk @ St. Augustine’s Church, 1:30-4p / Info
CROP Hunger Walks have raised tens of thousands of dollars each year to benefit the poor and hungry worldwide and on our own Island. Join us on Sunday for a three-mile walk followed by a celebration.
⭐ 🎟️Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day with the Black Brook Singers @ Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 5p / Info
Special performance by the Black Brook Singers. Singers and drummers from the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) will perform and share perspective on Native culture
Port Hunter (10/26), Atlantic
For the Season: Nancy’s, Blissed Out, Garde East, MV Salads, The Square Rigger, Aquinnah Shop, Sarah Browns, Chilmark Tavern, Covington, Noman’s, Biscuits, Giordano’s, Home Port, Jimmy Seas, Lucky Hanks, Among the Flowers, Back Door Donuts, Ice Cream + Candy Bazaar, Toccopuro, Mad Martha’s, Behind the Bookstore, Chesca’s, Dairy Queen, Katama Kitchen, John’s Fish Market
Indefinitely: Art Cliff Diner, Newes From America, Ocean View (all closed for renovation) Dilly’s Taqueria, Cardboard Box, Oyster Bar 02557 (permanently closing) La Soffitta, The Terrace
Save the Date
10/22 - Harvest Festival @ Agricultural Hall Grounds
10/29 - Halloween on Circuit Ave
10/19 - Habitat for Humanity Dance Party @ PA Club, 7-10p
🗺️ ICYMI / We’re sharing our fall guide this weekend!
📅 Key / 🔄 = Weekly Recurring Event 👨👩👧 = Family Friendly Event 🎟️ = Tickets Needed 🎵 = Live Music 🐕 = Dog Friendly 🎨 = Artisans ⭐=This Weekend Only