September/October 2018 Events: Islands

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Writer: Mary Anglin

Martha's Vineyard Food and Wine Festival

Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival

October 17-21: MV Food & Wine Festival

The 11th annual Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival is the perfect event to experience the local production of farm and fish on the Cape. The five-day festival features events such as cooking competitions, grand tastings, and brunch with some of the best chefs on the Vineyard. Ticket proceeds benefit two local organizations: the Island Grown Schools Program and the Agricultural Society’s Farmers Program. For ticket and event information, visit

Nantucket Cranberry Festival

Nantucket Cranberry Festival

October 6: Nantucket Cranberry Festival

The Nantucket Cranberry Festival is about as quintessential Cape Cod as you can get. The famed state fruit stars at this festival in a day of food, music and education about cranberry harvesting. Nantucket is often thought of as a summer vacation spot, but you’ll find Nantucket during the fall season is just as lovely, and quite peaceful. Now in its 15th year, the Cranberry Festival features a large variety of events throughout the day, including hay rides, cranberry harvesting, live music, a petting zoo, and food vendors with just about every cranberry food creation you can think of.