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