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👨🏾💻 Weekend Update: 10/20-10/22
food + wine fest, harvest fest, comedy show, brunches, drive-in
Is it just me or are there a LOT of harvest festivals this year!?
ICYMI: Earlier this week we added a bunch of bucket list items and released a new app to the MVacay family! We haven’t gotten much feedback, so feel free to leave a review or send me a note of what you think 😊
What To Do This Weekend
Billy Baloo at MV Playhouse, 7p / info
A musical tale of love, gold, and beavers! Various nights between 10/6-10/24 available to see the production
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.
October 19-22 - MV Food and Wine Festival / info
Thursday: The Best of the Best Opening Night Celebration
Friday: An Evening at Bettini Restaurant, An Evening at Atria Restaurant
Saturday: Bounty of the Vineyard Harvest, An Evening at Red Cat Kitchen, An Evening at The Dunes Restaurant
Sunday: Fruit of the Island Sea
Trivia Night at Black Dog Cafe, 6-8p
Prizes for the top three-placing teams. Maximum team size: six players. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your table.
The Witching Hour Paddle with Island Spirit Kayak at Oak Bluffs Harbor, 5-6p
Vineyard Artists Reception at Juniper, 5-7p
Laughter Builds an Island at Old Whaling Church (Island Housing Trust Benefit Comedy Show), 6p / info
Join us for a comedy show to benefit the Island Housing Trust Veterans Housing project. Admission: $40
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West Tisbury Farmers' Market at Ag Hall, 9a-12p (Last Saturday of Season 10/28)
Trails and Ales at Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary, 2p / info
Hike a guided trail with the Oak Bluffs Public Library, and meet at Offshore Ale afterwards for a beverage!
Martha's Vineyard Brunch Run/Walk at Katama General Store, 8a / info
Pick your distance! This race offers both 5K and 10K. Immediately following the race, this unique and exciting event includes a post-race "brunch" party
Harvest Festival at Ag Hall, 10a-3p / info
It'll be another great year, including: a show with Amity Island Horse Archers, crafts for kids and adults, touch tanks, our Antique Power Museum, the West Tisbury Farmers Market, wool spinning and indigo-dyeing demos, cider pressing, seed saving demos, pumpkin carving, the Local Wild Food Challenge, a tractor pull and excavator olympics, deer breakdown demos, local farm animals, a pie-baking contest, a pie-eating contest, wagon rides, face painting, local food vendors, and more!
Ayurveda for the Fall: Lifestyle and Diet Practices for Balance at FARM Institute, 11a-1p / info
We will begin with a 45-minute embodiment practice consisting of gentle movement and a guided meditation. This is followed by sitting down for a shared Ayurvedic-inspired lunch. We will spend the afternoon creating a fall spice blend that you can take home & going over basic Ayurvedic guidelines for fall living, including supporting practices and dietary choices.
Please bring a yoga mat, and a notebook! Pre-registration is required for all Farm Institute kitchen classes.
Brunch Under The Tent for MV Cancer Support Group at Farm Neck / info
The Vineyard's Drive-In: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 6p / info
Dress up in your most frightful costumes and bring your ghoulish friends to a spine-tingling night at the Vineyard’s Drive-In!
Run to Beat Nantucket at Noman’s, 3p
MVRHS Touchdown Club is sponsoring the third annual Run To Beat Nantucket on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. It begins at Noman’s, 15 Island Inn Road, Oak Bluffs. Choose between one mile of 5K course along State Beach and support your MVRHS Vineyarders as all of our teams head to Nantucket October 28 to make MV proud! To sign up, email email@example.com.
Community Sing at Slough Farm, 5-6p
Sing easy to learn songs from around the world with song leader Roberta Kirn. No experience necessary. All ages welcome. Free!
Sunday at Sea at Federated Church of MV, 8p (Last one!)
News of Note
We will add any closings to this section as we are made aware of them!
Closed: Back Door Donuts, Biscuits, Chilmark General Store, Coop De Ville, Dairy Queen, Detente, Fishbones, Quarterdeck, Seafood Shanty,
Closing Soon: Atlantic, Larsens, The Dunes
Save The Date
October 26-29 and Nov 2-3 - Granger Things at Grange Hall / info
October 27 - Cape Cod Chamber String Quartet Performs Bach's Harp Quartet at First Congregational Church of West Tisbury
October 28 - Pumpkin Story Walk at the FARM Institute
October 28 - Halloween in Oak Bluffs
October 28 - Halloween on the Hill at MV Museum
October 28 - Pumpkins and Ponies at Misty Meadows / info
October 28 - MVRHS Varsity Football vs. (at) Nantucket High School
October 29 - Oak Bluffs Fall 5K Run and Walk / info
October 30 - Haunted House by MV Screenprinting
October 31 - Halloween on the Hill at MV Museum
October 31 - Halloween with the Dock Dance Band at Port Hunter
November 4 - 29th Annual Barn Raisers Ball at Ag Hall
November 10 - TBD Improv at Grange Hall
November 11 - Veterans Day Hike at Long Point Wildlife Refuge
November 18 - 10th Annual Truckin' MV at MVRHS
For Save the Dates for November and Beyond, check out the full list in our App.
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