Halloween may not be until next week, but this is the weekend to get in the spirit on Martha’s Vineyard. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, though it’s more treat than tricks for this lady nowadays.
Nevertheless, I could not be more excited about all the Halloween themed events happening.
Let’s test drive those costumes! On Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., participating businesses in downtown Edgartown will be passing out candy to trick-or-treaters. I love this event. If it’s nice weather, there’s quite the crowd. This year there is even a costume contest!
With the leaves changing colors on the tree-lined streets, this is a really nice way to spend an hour or two. Don’t forget to stop by Point B Realty in Nevin Square for a treat or two.
Two of the Island’s libraries are having their Halloween parties this weekend. On Saturday, it’s the Oak Bluffs Library. From 12 – 2 p.m., children of all ages are welcome to come enjoy Halloween crafts, a scary movie, a spooky tunnel, and more. This event is always a lot of fun. Zoe, Sondra and the whole staff do a great job. Don’t forget your costumes!
On Sunday, the Vineyard Haven Library is hosting its Halloween party from 1 – 3 p.m. For this party, there will be crafts of course, games, treats, and it will end with a Halloween costume parade. Felicia and the gang are always a lot of fun, and I can only imagine how cute the parade is going to be.
Have you been to the Martha Vineyard’s Museum property in Vineyard Haven overlooking Lagoon Pond? If not, this is a spooktacular reason to go, and it just seems like a cool spot for Halloween things.
Come in your costume to be a part of their costume contest. Bring your skillfully carved pumpkin to enter their pumpkin carving contest. There will be alpaca from Island Alpaca which are always a hit, and of course there will be plenty of apple cider to enjoy.
Brace Yourself For The Ex-FEAR-ience. The FARM Institute is hosting Farm Freak Fest. From 7 – 10 p.m., the farm turns spooky. There will be the Haunted Katama Barn and Vegetable Voodoo.
What’s Vegetable Voodoo? I have no idea, but I would love to find out. Also, the Katama Barn already has the spider webs set up, though these are real. I bet they have some spooky scarecrows too.
The FARM Institute is also doing something a little less frightening for the younger age group. From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. you can pick a pumpkin, learn to plant garlic, and all sorts of fun farm activities.
Get your dancing shoes on. Sunday night from 7 – 10 p.m. the Artist’s Ball, part of Fall for the Arts, is happening at Dreamland in Oak Bluffs. Costumes are encouraged for this ball celebrating Vineyard Artists.
The Frank Wilkins Band with the soulful songstress Wannetta Jackson is playing. Get ready to get wicked on the dance floor. Who doesn’t love a reason to dance in costume? Also, there will be prizes awarded for costumes, even more incentive to be creative.
There are a number of other events happening this weekend and of course on Halloween. This is such a great holiday to celebrate on Martha’s Vineyard at every age. If you haven’t gotten your costume, hope you get it soon.
Also, don’t forget to keep an eye out for the Martha’s Vineyard Charter School’s scarecrows which will be making there way to all the towns starting this weekend.
Thanks for reading On Point. To continue with the Halloween fum we’ll be giving you an inside look at the Vineyard Ghost Tour of Edgartown next week. Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook, on follow us on Twitter, Linked In, Pinterest and YouTube.