The Martha’s Vineyard Livestock Show and Fair is more than a lot of fun and games. Though, of course, it is also a heck of a lot of fun and games.

Louisa Hufstader

More than 450 people attended the Best of the Vineyard awards on June 7, held at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs. 

The contest, now in its twenty-second year, celebrates the best the Island has to offer, as chosen by its readers. More than 69,000 votes were cast in eighty-seven categories, from Best Beach to Best Lobster Roll and Best Veterinarian.

For more than half a century youth baseball has been one of the rites of spring – and of passage – on the Island.

Ivy Ashe

Here, fishy fishy. The Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby has been a staple for fishing fanatics for more than sixty-five years.

Nicole Grace Mercier

The new book Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard takes a behind-the-scenes look at the 1974 filming of the greatest shark movie ever, often from the perspective of Island residents who were there. The film’s Fourth of July beach sequence – a.k.a. the end of Alex Kintner – involved coordinating hundreds of extras in unpredictable and inhospitable weather, as this excerpt from the book attests.

Matt Taylor

The gloom of late winter is set aside as people head to Chilmark and come together over couches, curry, and a weekend of movies at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. In its tenth year, the fest has expanded to include a summer series and winter screenings.

Julia Rappaport

It may not be Vegas, but people are playing Texas hold ’em all over the Vineyard.

Heather Curtis

Since 1992, the Vineyard Sound has been bringing a joyful, popular singing soundtrack – with no instruments – to Island summers.

Tom Dunlop

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