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 local businesses and charities.  The Street fair is definitely a family friendly event, with plenty of kids’ activities, including a climbing wall, a dunking booth and face painting.  Some folks come for the live music, some come for the shopping, but for the Hungry Native team, the real highlight is the food.  The Fair organizers make sure there is a wide variety of eats available, with something to please everybody.

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Tisbury Street Fair

Last year, the folks at the Atlantic Connection were serving up delicious looking shrimp and scallop skewers.

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Tisbury Street Fair

Nothing says summer on Martha’s Vineyard like fresh seafood on the grill.

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Tisbury Street Fair Lobster Rolls

The lobster roll booth is a popular spot, with many folks claiming that it’s simply not a proper summer unless you sample a roll at the Street Fair.

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Tisbury Street Fair Lobster Rolls

At $13, and including chips, it’s also a bargain by Vineyard standards.

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Tisbury Street Fair Fried Dough

Every fair needs some kind of deep-fried treat; the Street Fair sports a booth selling golden brown fried dough.

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Tisbury Street Fair

Made right on the spot and sprinkled with sugar when done, it fills the air with a sweet aroma, adding to the festive mood.

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Tisbury Street Fair Cotton Candy

Always a big hit with the kids (and some adults), Vineyard Haven’s First Baptist Church dishes out the cotton candy.

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Tisbury Street Fair Cotton Candy

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Tisbury Street Fair

Vineyard Haven’s French restaurant, Le Grenier, is a long time staple at the fair, offering up quiche, and a light and tasty ceasar salad.

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Tisbury Street Fair Lemonade Limeade

After a hot July evening of shopping, walking and taking in the sights, you’ll probably find yourself in need of refreshment.

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Tisbury Street Fair Lemonade

One of our favorites is a booth that provides lemon and limeade, using freshly squeezed fruit.

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Tisbury Street Fair Sweet E's Cupcakes

Sweet E’s has quickly become known on the Vineyard for their large selection of cupcakes, including blueberry pie.

Hungry Native Martha's Vineyard Food Blog Tisbury Street Fair

The fair starts at 6:30 p.m. and lasts until 9:30 p.m.  It pays to arrive early, as town fills up quickly, and parking is at a premium.  If you want to avoid the hassle, there is free parking available at the Vineyard Haven Park n’ Ride lot, along with complimentary shuttle service to and from the festivities.

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