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Martha’s Vineyard Christmas Tree Tradition

Martha's Vineyard Christmas

Since the 1950’s it has been a holiday tradition for many Martha’s Vineyard locals to purchase their Christmas trees from a somewhat surprising source. They head out with family in tow to select the perfect tree not from a nursery, store or garden center but instead to get a “Legion Pumper” Christmas tree from Tisbury […]

Thanksgiving on Martha’s Vineyard

Tisbury Turkey

Is there anything more traditional than to enjoy Thanksgiving in New England, where the first Thanksgiving took place way back in 1621 (on a Thursday I’m assuming). Our inn proudly bears a Wampanoag name, Nobnocket, and it was members of the Wampanoag tribe who celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims in Plymouth. Many theories […]

Best Events On Martha’s Vineyard

Oak Bluffs Fireworks

Given the beauty of its beaches, ponds, woodlands, farms and trails, the unbeatable locations for sailing, golfing, fishing, kayaking and kite-boarding, and the world-class restaurants and food-to-table menus, you do not need an excuse to come and vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. However, should you be that type of person who needs a reason to go […]

Summer Events on Martha’s Vineyard – “First Friday” in Vineyard Haven

First Friday VH

Summer on Martha’s Vineyard provides plenty of opportunities to get your culture fix. The island is home to an abundance of gifted artists, musicians, authors and artisans, who can be seen at local galleries, their studios, the Artisans’ Fair and many local events. One of the great island events that plays host to many of […]

Martha’s Vineyard Pink and Green Weekend

Pink and Green Weekend

This year will mark the 7th annual holding of the “Pink and Green” weekend in Edgartown. Taking place this year on 11th – 13th May this colorful fest is not a homage to Lily Pulitzer (although they do have an outlet in Edgartown!) but is a celebration of Spring and of Mother’s Day. The pink […]

Christmas Events on Martha’s Vineyard

Christmas on Martha's Vineyard

Christmas on Martha’s Vineyard is a magical time. Many of our summer residents make a special trip back to take in all the festive events that take place and indulge in Christmas “island-style”. Typically on the first Wednesday of December the Oak Bluffs Tree Lighting and Caroling Party takes place at Post Office Square on […]

Martha’s Vineyard Summer Events – The “Ag” Fair

Martha's Vineyard Events

This weekend is the 155th Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Fair (the “Ag Fair”) and the balmy, summer weather has the crowds out in force. Agricultural fairs are a well-established part of the US fabric and an annual outing for most families. There are over 3000 fairs in the US and the oldest one, the Berkshire […]

Things To Do On Martha’s Vineyard in Fall and Holiday Season

Vineyard Haven Wharf

The months of September and October and even the holiday seasons in November and December are some of the best months to head over to the Vineyard to explore its beautiful beaches, hike and bike the trails, kayak the ponds or simply enjoy the towns without having to stress about finding a parking space! In […]

The Perfect July 4th Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard Holiday

One of the whole host of advantages of choosing an independently run and owned Martha’s Vineyard Bed and Breakfast for your summer vacation rather than a big hotel, or an AirBnB mystery-room or an inn that is owned by shy, off-island folks, is that you get all the local knowledge and local tips and a […]