Discover more from MVacay
🍦Weekend Update 9/29-10/1
ladyfest, pumpkin pickin, antique show, fossils, edg market, gay head 10k
A busier weekend than expected and wedding season is in full swing on the island!
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
Play: Little Shop of Horrors at MV Performing Arts Center, 7:30-9:30p (various dates) / info
Movies: Manhattan Short Film Festival at MV Film Center / info
The ten finalists from seven different countries, screen simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. By virtue of their selection by Manhattan Short, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified.
West Tisbury Farmers' Market at Ag Hall, 9a-12p (Last Saturday of Season 10/28)
Clamming 101 at Senge Pond, 8:30-10a / info
Learn how to clam with the Oak Bluffs Shellfish Constable, Donovan! Learn about the equipment, the techniques and get to try it out yourself. No registration required, all ages welcome. Meet at the First Bridge parking lot at Sengekontacket Pond in Oak Bluffs. For more information call 508-693-9433 or email Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Habitat for Humanity Antique Show at Federated Church Parish Hall, 9a-4p
The Habitat for Humanity Antique Show, held in conjunction with the Martha's Vineyard Rotary Club, will benefit Habit for Humanity of Martha's Vineyard. Items on display include whale oil lamps, antique brass, decoys, cast iron door stops, furniture, sterling silver and plate, antique baskets and more.
Pumpkin Pickin': U-Pick and Wagon Rides at FARM Institute, 9:30-12 / info
Join us as we kick off the fall season with pumpkin picking in our one acre patch! Each family admission includes up to five guests and one you pick pumpkin. Wagon rides to visit the animals will run starting at 9:45 a.m.
Chai Tea Culinary Experience at Slough Farm, 11a-1p / info
Steep yourself in the rich tapestry of Indian culture through learning about the art of making traditional chai. This experiential program, lead by our artists in resident, Manjit Singh Hoonjan and Danielle Mulcahy, will offer participants a unique opportunity to delve into the history, rituals, and flavors that define Indian chai, while also gaining insights into the cultural significance that this beverage holds within Indian society.
Meet the Fleet at Oak Bluffs Public Library, 11a-12p / info
Meet the Coast Guard from Station Menemsha and “Touch-a-Boat.” Kids (and their families) love this event! People of all ages are welcome. Check out a U.S. Coast Guard boat at the Oak Bluffs Public Library parking lot. Many will choose to climb aboard.
Movie: Super Mario Bros at The Strand Theatre, 12 and 3p / info
Based on the Super Mario video games, the animated film follows Mario on his adventures with his friends. Mario joins forces with Princess Peach and Toad. The trio is in search of Mario's brother Luigi. Together, they hope to defeat the evil Bowser and save the Mushroom Kingdom from his destructive schemes.
Fossil Day 2023 at Union Chapel, 2-6p (Sunday too)
Free public science event suitable for all ages. This is a drop-in and mingle event. Guest presenters will display fossils and be available for discussion. Bring fossils to show to others, or to ask about. Kids' craft with Oak Bluffs Library Children's Assistant on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m.
One Accord at Owen Park, 5-6:30p
The fourth interchurch worship event by that name. Hosted by various Island churches, with speakers and a combined music team with members from each church. All people are welcome!
Tavern Night at the Cooke House and Legacy Gardens, 4-6p / info
Join us as the Cooke House is transformed into a tavern for the evening, complete with live music by Sean and Katie McMahon, parlor and lawn games, and tavern nibbles.
LadyFest on Circuit Avenue, 5-11p / info
LadyFest, the annual female-fueled arts and music festival that raises awareness and funds for CONNECT to End Violence, will return once again to downtown Oak Bluffs. The event features musical artists from many genres including rock, soul, electronic and pop and benefits CONNECT, the local non- profit which aims to reduce domestic and sexual violence and assist victims in need. The event is free to the public but donations can be made in person on the night of the event or online at ladyfestmv.com.
Kids Derby Day at OB Wharf, 6-8a
Part of the annual Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby. For children 4-14, no registration needed.
Oak Bluffs Open Market at Washington Park, 10a-2p (Last one 10/8)
Edgartown Village Market at Dr. Daniel Fisher House, 9a-2p (Last one!)
The Edgartown Village Market is a biker and pedestrian friendly, open-air market in the heart of Edgartown’s historic downtown. From farm fresh produce, flowers, and provisions, to one-of-a-kind artisanal goods, Edgartown Village Market is your one-stop shop to meet our local growers and makers and take home a real piece of the Island.
Gay Head 10k at Aquinnah Cultural Center, 10:30a/ info
This USATF-certified 10K (6.2 miles) road race is held each year to support the restoration of the iconic and historic Gay Head Lighthouse.
Golf: 35th Anniversary of MV BIG Golf Fore Kids Tournament at Mink Meadows / info
MV Cultural Council Grant Clinic at WT Library, 1-2p
The Martha’s Vineyard Cultural Council awards grants for projects that benefit Island residents through the arts and humanities. Come to this open clinic and discover how to write a successful grant, ask questions, and learn about the application process.
Music in the Park - Concerts at Ocean Park, 5:30 (Last one 10/8)
Sunday at Sea at Federated Church of MV, 8p (Last one 10/22)
News of Note
We will add any closings to this section as we are made aware of them!
Chilmark Tavern is closed for the season
Lucky Hanks is closed for the season
Save The Date
October 6 - Live from the Grange: Sean Della Croce / info
October 7 - Vineyard Artisans 20th Annual Columbus Day Festival / info
October 7 - Music Movie Marathon at Strand Theatre
October 8 - Harvest Happenings at Aquinnah Circle
October 13-15 - Women in Film Festival / info
October 14 - Pumpkin Festival at Morning Glory
October 19-22 - MV Food and Wine Festival
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 26-29 - Granger Things at Grange Hall / info
October 28 - Pumpkins and Ponies at Misty Meadows
For Save the Dates for October and Beyond, check out the full list in our App.