October 19, 2023
The spooky season on the Vineyard kicks off this weekend with something a little creepy for everyone: The Rocky Horror Picture Show plays at the Vineyard Drive-In Saturday night. The acclaimed opera Dead Man Walkingscreens at the Film Center on Saturday. You can take a cemetery walking tour or go to a book event with the author of debut novel Medusa’s Sisters – Even Monsters Have Families.
If you’d rather ease into Halloween, the Trunk and Treat event at Felix Neck might be the ticket, or you could get the kids going on pumpkin carving at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society’s Harvest Festival. Definitely not scary: a Trails and Ales outing to Cedar Tree Neck, sponsored by the Oak Bluffs library and Offshore Ale. Read on for more information and be sure to check out the full roster of events and activities on The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar.
Island Housing Trust has plans to build the Island’s first-ever housing complex for veterans. On Friday, Oct. 20, comics Mike McDonald and Brian Kiley take the stage of the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown at Laughter Builds an Island, a benefit performance for the effort to get construction underway in Oak Bluffs next year. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and has varying ticket prices.
On Tuesday, Oct. 24, Friends of Family Planning of Martha’s Vineyard holds its annual Pig Roast fundraiser at the Portuguese American Club in Oak Bluffs. All are welcome from 4 to 10 p.m. for food, fun and live music from The Jaywalkers.
Don’t miss the Amity Island Horse Archers at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society’s Harvest Festival this Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury. They’re just part of the fun, which includes wagon rides, farm animals, pumpkin carving, a hay maze, live music and a pie eating contest.
Meet at Nomans in Oak Bluffs on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m for the Run to Beat Nantucket, sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Touchdown Club. The fundraiser, which offers one- and five-mile options, will help defray expenses for the high school teams traveling to Nantucket later this month for the Island Cup football game as well as other team matches.
Debut your Halloween costume on Sunday, Oct. 22 at the annual Trunk or Treat presented by the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. Deck out your car for Halloween and then trick or treat down the lines of vehicles. While you’re at Felix Neck, enjoy a trail walk and pumpkin painting. Cars can arrive at 12:30 p.m. and trick or treating starts at 1 p.m.