Island Time: Fall Festivals
October 17, 2019
It wouldn’t be an autumn weekend on Martha’s Vineyard without festivals, and the next few days are packed with activities celebrating pumpkins, live music, local artists, the end of this year’s fishing derby—and more! We’ve picked just a few of the many fun events coming up over the next few days—find them all in the Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar.
Friday, Oct. 18 | Visit Our Town
Today through Sunday, the Winnetu resort in Edgartown hosts an Elin Hilderbrand Fan Weekend with the Nantucket-based author as guest of honor.
This afternoon on Chappaquiddick, certified arborist and horticulturist Marc Fournier leads a Japanese Garden Design Workshop at Mytoi.
The P.A. Club in Oak Bluffs hosts an evening of music by Little Days, with drummer Jerry Marotta, beginning at 7 p.m.
Edgartown Cinemas is showing Maleficent: Mistress of Evil at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
MJ Bruder Munafo’s outstanding new production of Our Town continues at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Saturday, Oct. 19 | Ladyfest begins
This morning at the FARM Institute in Edgartown, learn to make the traditional herbal tonic called Fire Cider and take a bottle of the brew home afterward.
Morning Glory Farm’s annual Pumpkin Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the farm in Edgartown.
The Lambert’s Cove Inn in West Tisbury hosts Oktoberfest from noon to 5 p.m.
Ladyfest, the annual live music festival in Oak Bluffs, begins a weekend of concerts with Lucy Mayhew at 4:30 p.m. in Post Office Square and a kickoff at the Ritz, the event’s headquarters, starting at 5 p.m. A portion of profits from the festival will benefit the Island’s program to end violence against women.
The new Judy Garland biopic Judy plays the Capawock in Vineyard Haven at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 20 | Who wins the truck and boat?
The Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Blue Fish Derby Awards Ceremony and grand raffle begins at 1 p.m. at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs.
St. Augustine’s Church in Vineyard Haven hosts the 29th annual CROP Hunger Walk beginning at 2 p.m.
From 4 to 6 p.m., Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs holds a reception for its latest group show of Island artists, Celebrate Art.
Downton Abbey continues its run at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven at 7:30 p.m.
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