Category Archives: Fairs/Festivals/Competitions

Big Chili Contest aka Chilifest ~ Martha’s Vineyard

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Chilifest Big Chili Contest Party Festival Oak Bluffs Black Dog ©HungryNative.com 2013

This Saturday, January 26th, WMVY is hosting their annual Big Chili Contest, held at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs. The contest was first held 27 years ago, as way to break up the deep-winter doldrums, and has grown into one of the Vineyard’s most popular events. Over thirty contestants are expected, bringing their best...

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Martha’s Vineyard Local Wild Food Challenge

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Rod & Gun Club Wild Food Challenge ©HungryNative.com

On Monday, October 3rd, the Hungry Native team attended the 3rd annual Martha’s Vineyard Local Wild Food Challenge.  The Event took place at the Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club in Edgartown, a perfect venue for this type of event as it looks out over Sengekontacket Pond, where one could easily find many of the...

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The Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby ©HungryNative.com 2012

This year marks the 67th annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby, an event that first took place in 1946, as a way to drum up some extra tourism dollars during the shoulder season.  To say that it was a success would be a substantial understatement, as it now boasts close to 3,000 participants...

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Martha’s Vineyard Portuguese Feast

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Portuguese American Club Feast PA P.A.

Every third weekend of July, the Vineyard’s Portuguese-American Club holds it’s annual Feast of the Holy Ghost on Vineyard Avenue in Oak Bluffs.  Officially named The Holy Ghost Association, but more commonly called the P.A., the association was formed in 1930, and every year since 1942, they have held a feast to honor Catholic saint...

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Tisbury Street Fair

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Tisbury Street Fair

First started in 1971, to celebrate the town’s 300th anniversary, the Tisbury Street Fair takes place every July 8th, drawing a crowd of thousands to down town Tisbury.  For one night a year, Main Street is blocked off to vehicle traffic, letting fair goers stroll through town and enjoy the many booths set up by...

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Wingfest Martha’s Vineyard

Hungry Native Food Blog Martha's Vineyard Sharky's Wingfest

On November 12, the Hungry Native team visited Sharky’s Cantina in Edgartown to partake in the third annual Wingfest Martha’s Vineyard.  The competition benefits the Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club and raised over $8,000 this year.  While the wings (both boneless and traditional) are provided by Sharky’s, presumably to level the playing field, the...

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Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival ~ Grand Tasting

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food & Wine Festival 2011 Grand Tasting Edgartown Food Blog

As part of our coverage of the fifth annual Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival, The Hungry Native Team attended the Grand Tasting, held at the Field Club, in Edgartown, MA.  The event took place on a beautiful but windy October day, under the cover of two large tents on the front lawn of the...

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Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival ~ Sake 101

Sake Pairings Boathouse Martha's Vineyard Food & Wine Festival Edgartown O Ya

This past weekend, the Hungry Native team was happy to attend the fifth annual Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival.  The first event we took part in was titled “Sake 101 and Unexpected Food Pairings”.  This seminar was put on by the folks at o ya restaurant in Boston, and took place at the Boathouse...

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Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair West Tisbury Horse Cart Show

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Fair first started in 1859. It features numerous attractions, from horse and tractor pulls, to circus performers and carnival rides.  Farm animals are displayed and judged and there is a giant exhibit hall full of crafts, art and vegetables.  Bands play throughout the day and people test their luck at...

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