Martha’s Vineyard is well known for its summer landscape of busy streets and packed beaches, but a little less known is the Island’s incredible arts and culture scene that culminates in the autumn. Fall for the Arts, now in its 5th year, highlights the incredible and one-of-a-kind events that only happen on Martha’s Vineyard in the fields of dance, film, performing arts, literature, theater, poetry, visual arts, culinary arts, and festivals.
Here’s just a little taste of what visitors can expect with an autumn getaway to Fall for the Arts on Martha’s Vineyard. For a complete schedule of events, be sure to visit the calendar of events.
Columbus Day Weekend, Oct 7 – 10
13th Annual Art of Chocolate Festival: Indulge your sweet tooth and artistic flare at this culinary and visual arts festival, held at Featherstone Center for the Arts.
Vineyard Artisans Festival: The Island’s longest running art festival that celebrates the crafts, arts, wares, and talents of only Island artists, for a genuine “made on the Vineyard” experience.
Local Wild Food Challenge: A culinary event for the true foodie, this event hosts professional and amateur chefs as they compete using local, wild ingredients found only on Martha’s Vineyard.
Oct 13 – 16
Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival: One of the most anticipated events not only of the fall but of the year! Created in such a way that allows you to build your own itinerary, this foodie festival brings together farmers, fisherman, oyster farmers, artisans, chefs, and vintners to create a truly unique Island experience.
Thanksgiving Weekend, November 25 – 26
Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society’s Annual Thanksgiving Concert: This stunning musical event features world-class musicians.
Small Business Saturday: Celebrate the unique, independent shops of Martha’s Vineyard on Small Business Saturday and receive holiday deals and specials on one-of-a-kind Vineyard items
Christmas in Edgartown, December 9 – 11
The 35th annual Christmas in Edgartown is a weekend-long festival you won’t want to miss! Come see what holiday magic is like on Martha’s Vineyard with the Lighting of the Edgartown Lighthouse, the Jewelry Jingle, holiday parade, holiday shopping like no other, and Breakfast with Santa.
To learn more about visiting Martha’s Vineyard in any season or to plan your trip, visit MVY.com.
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