THE ISLANDS - Autumn Fairs, Festivals and Events…

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Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival  |  September 5–8

This bucolic island becomes a paradise for fans of the silver screen during the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival. Presented by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, the festival features four days of parties, get-togethers, live music, and screenings of feature-length and short films from around the world. Visit for the latest schedule of films and events.

Nantucket’s Annual Cranberry Festival  |  October 12

Enjoy one of Nantucket’s most beautiful scenes at the Annual Cranberry Festival, held at the Milestone Cranberry Bog. Watch as the bright red berries go through the rite of the wet harvest, enjoy great music and activities, learn about the rich history of cranberry farming on the island, and leave with a bag of fresh Nantucket cranberries. The festival begins at 11 a.m. and runs through 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit or call 508-228-2884.

Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival  |  October 17–20

Every October, Martha’s Vineyard plays host to one of the best gastronomical highlights of the season: the Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival. Take a sip of the vineyards of Italy during a wine tasting with expert Dan Michaud, savor aged cheeses from the Edgartown shop Black Sheep, and attend one-of-a-kind seminars given by local culinary experts. It’s a gathering to suit any taste. For ticket information and a full schedule of events, visit

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