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🎃 Weekend Update: 10/27-10/29
halloween events in ob + edgartown, granger things, pumpkin carvings + fall fests
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What To Do This Weekend
Granger Things at Grange Hall, 6:30-8:30 / info
A family-friendly performance sure to conjure the spirits of Halloween. Audiences are invited to step into a new, immersive theater and dance experience where worlds collide and legends remain uncertain. The show features a tasty assortment of the Island's beloved performers, and naturally, a surprise around every corner...October 26-29 and Nov 2-3
Billy Baloo at MV Playhouse, 7p / info
A musical tale of love, gold, and beavers! Various nights until 10/28 available to see the production
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.
Cape Cod Chamber String Quartet Performs Bach's Harp Quartet at First Congregational Church of West Tisbury, 4-5:30
Ribbon Cutting at Newes from America with MV Chamber of Commerce, 4p
Join for a performance from the MVHS Jazz Trio, enjoy complimentary hors d’ouvres and non-alcoholic beverages from 4-5p with complimentary Cesar Salad or Bag O’ rings with the purchase of any entree from 5p-close with a Raffle as well!
West Tisbury Farmers' Market at Ag Hall, 9a-12p (Last One!)
Trails and Ales at Caroline Tuthill Preserve, 2p / info
Hike a guided trail with the Oak Bluffs Public Library, and meet at Offshore Ale afterwards for a beverage!
Pumpkin Story Walk at the FARM Institute, 10:30-12
Join the Family Center and the FARM Institute for a fun, fall, family story walk. Walk through the gardens and see all the farm animals. Drop-ins welcome.
Halloween in Oak Bluffs, 12-8p
12-2p: Costume contest registration at Island Outfitters
2p: Costume parade starting in front of the Island Theatre.
Oak Bluffs merchants handing out candy
Pumpkin decorating at Dockside Inn from 1 to 4 on their front porch
Enchanted Chocolates has an Open House
Free movies at The Strand : E.T. (3p) at 3 and Frankenstein at (7p)
7-8p - BestFest Parade Featuring The Upis Land Band
Halloween Full Moon Wonder: Hunter's Moon at Long Point Wildlife Refuge, 4:30-6:30p
It’s no trick – we want to treat you to a Halloween full moon hike and bonfire at Long Point Wildlife Refuge! Experience the sunset and full moon rise as we hike around sandplain grasslands, pitch pine forest, and barrier beach. After hiking, enjoy a fire on the beach with s’mores and popcorn roasting under the moonlight. Costumes are encouraged and spooky stories will be shared around the fire! Pre-registration required. Hike is approximately one mile over soft sand and packed dirt. Tour suitable for ages 6+. Water, headlamp, and bug spray recommended. Meet at the gatehouse at the Long Point Wildlife Refuge winter entrance.
Pumpkins and Ponies at Misty Meadows, 12-2p / info
Come and meet our herd, decorate your own pumpkin, join in games and activities, or enjoy the property with a cup of hot cider - all ages welcome, and parking-lot access available for those with mobility needs. Entry is free; donations of any amount towards our non-profit are much appreciated.
Dance Party for Habitat for Humanity at The PA Club, 7-10p
Dance with music provided by Serendipity, a silent auction and a costume contest with the grand prize of round trip airfare from Cape Air and two nights at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge.
MVRHS Varsity Football vs. (at) Nantucket High School
Oak Bluffs Fall 5K Run and Walk, 9a / info
Starts and finishes at Washington Park (at the corner of Wayland avenue and East Chop Drive). Start time for the 5K is 9 a.m.; the fun run start time is 8:30 a.m. Costumes encouraged!
Edgartown's Happy Haunting, 10a-1p
Come into Edgartown for continued Halloween fun, while little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treat from business to business.
Jack-O-Lantern Carving at Chilmark Community Church, 10:15
At 10:15 a.m., we will carve pumpkins for upcoming Halloween. We are inviting all to participate by bringing their own pumpkins, carving designs and tools. We ask that you leave one of your creative jack-o-lantern creations behind to beautify the front of Chilmark Church and to welcome trick-or-treaters on Tuesday. Take your other creations home to light up your front porch. We will have supplies, designs and extra pumpkins if you forget.
Fall Family Fun Day at The PA Club, 12-4p
Food, games, music, family and costumes welcome
An Esoteric Evening with S+S Kitchenette, 4-7p
Special Guests: Tarot Readings by Island Venus, Henna by Maple Mehndi, Crystals by Hawkhouse and Spells by Spring!
Silent Disco at Unitarian Universalist Society, 7-8:30p
Join PathwaysArts for its next Silent Disco! Sponsored by MV Ballroom Dancers and the Vineyard Haven Public Library in collaboration with PathwaysArts and the Unitarian Church. Free.
News of Note
We will add any closings to this section as we are made aware of them!
Closing After This Weekend for the Season: 19 Raw Oyster Bar, 11 Circuit, Farm Neck, Fat Ronnies, Port Hunter
Closed Last Weekend: Atlantic, Chilmark General Store, The Dunes, Larsen’s
Save The Date
October 30 +31 - Haunted House by MV Screenprinting, 4-10p
October 31 - Halloween on the Hill at MV Museum
October 31 - Halloween Happenings: Main Street Halloween Parade, 4-6:30p
October 31 - Halloween with the Dock Dance Band at Port Hunter, 10p
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
November 24 - Vineyard Artisans 27th Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Festival
December 7-10 - Christmas in Edgartown
December 8 - Illuminate Mytoi
For Save the Dates for November and Beyond, check out the full list in our App.
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