Island Time 2, August 12-16: The Biggest Week

Island Time 2, August 12-16: The Biggest Week

August 12, 2019

The biggest week of the summer is here at last! Here are five things to do over the next few days—find more in the Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar, and watch for our Thursday newsletter with highlights of the Fair.

Sea farmers shuck oysters on a boat.1. Oyster Farm Sunset Tour, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday, August 12
A great family adventure, Farm.Field.Sea’s oyster farm tours introduce you to the Island‘s booming oyster farm industry. Enjoy the sunset on Vineyard sound, eat tasty oysters, and learn about shellfish, too.

images from the fair
2. Exhibit Opening: Picturing the Fair, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 13. Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Vineyard Haven

Eleven local photographers captured the 2018 Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair.


Lanterns at Illumination Night3. Grand Illumination Night, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 14, Trinity Park Tabernacle, Oak Bluffs
Dating from the turn of the 19th century, this annual tradition is one of the most beloved on Martha’s Vineyard. A sing-along in the Tabernacle is followed after dark by the lighting of countless lanterns all around Trinity Park.

draft horses at the fair4. Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday, August 15 through Sunday, August 18 (closes 7 p.m. Sunday), Agricultural Hall, West Tisbury
With rides, games, shucking and fiddle contests, skillet toss and livestock shows and the exhibition barn, the 158th annual fair is not to be missed.

Fireworks over the bandstand gazebo in Oak Bluffs5. Oak Bluffs Fireworks, Friday, August 16, 9 p.m., Ocean Park, Oak Bluffs
An old-fashioned band concert begins at 8 p.m. with the Vineyard Haven Band, which was founded more than 150 years ago. After dark, spectacular fireworks will light up the sky. The Oak Bluffs Fireman’s Civic Association presents the annual display.

SAVE THE DATE
AUGUST 15, 17-18 BUILT ON STILTS DANCE FESTIVAL/ Find Out More
AUGUST 18 POTTERS’ BOWL / Find Out More
AUGUST 25 OAR AND PADDLE REGATTA / Find Out More

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