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Planning for the Big Week: The Fair, The Fireworks, and Grand Illumination, Starting August 15

August 9, 2018

In the third week of August the Island goes off the rails in the best possible way! Illumination Night, The West Tisbury Agricultural Fair and the Oak Bluffs Fireworks immerse the Island in a nearly week-long, back to back, explosion of summer entertainment. Whether, like many, you’ve planned your vacation around this week or whether […]

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What’s Free This Summer on Martha’s Vineyard

August 7, 2018

One of the biggest misconceptions about Martha’s Vineyard is that it takes a bundle to enjoy the Island. Not so, we say! Don’t let a light pocket keep you from coming over to the Vineyard for a visit. Besides the easily accessible sandy beaches lapped by crystalline clear water, the summer offers a serious selection […]

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Shopping Around the Island: MVOL’s Guide to Farm Stands

August 3, 2018

With an agricultural fair that’s 157 years old, a farmers’ market operating continuously for almost 45 years, a rich history of sheep farming — and more than three dozen farms currently growing food here on the Island — the Vineyard is an agricultural jewel. If you’re interested in good food, sustainability, conservation, and supporting local […]

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Making Summer Memories in the Oak Bluffs Camp Ground: A Photo Tour

August 1, 2018

The Martha’s Vineyard Camp Ground began when summer visitors gathered for Methodist revivals and pitched their tents in a semi-circle within Trinity Park. The tents graduated to wooden houses and many of these intricately detailed cottages have been passed down from generation to generation. Children still ride bikes through the narrow streets and couples meander hand in hand […]

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Enjoying the Sunset From East Chop Light

July 20, 2018

What a great way to end the day—viewing the sunset from East Chop Light. This Oak Bluffs lighthouse, which sits atop a hill on East Chop Drive overlooking Vineyard Haven harbor, is only open at sunset time on Sundays during the summer (7 p.m. to 9 p.m. through July 29; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., […]

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