The Living Local Harvest Festival (LLHF), the annual free two-day festival dedicated to promoting sustainability on Martha’s Vineyard kicks off Friday, September 30 from 6-8pm at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury. The event begins with “Back in the Day,” a moderated conversation led by storyteller Susan Klein, that will include island elders and educators who will share their stories about simpler times on the Vineyard.
The festivities continue throughout the day on on Saturday, October 1st and finish with a community supper and dancing.
This year’s LLHF explores the theme ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ with the aim to encourage the community to think about their purchases and find simple ways to create a more trash-free island. Games will include “Wait, Wait, Don’t Throw it Away” and “Three-Little-Piggies,” as well as a community discussion about “The Life of Trash,” which tracks what happens to the waste we create. Other educational programs and demonstrations will be held.
Also enjoy 50+ interactive booths from island organizations, live music, games and crafts for kids-of-all ages, pumpkin carving, farm animals, horse rides, face painting, field games, local reptiles with Felix Neck, Cape Light Compact & the MV Science Kids ‘Energy Carnival’ and more!
Live music by Nina Violet, David Hannon, Brazilian Jazz Trio (Helloizio Gomes, Leonardo Alves & Oziel Saints), Sabrina Leuning w/ Don Groover and the Young Fiddler’s Showcase.
Local food from Morning Glory Farm, Mangku, Pie Chicks, Not Your Sugar Mama’s, Orange Peel Bakery and Loco Taco. And, free tastings offered by many Island purveyors.
The festival closes with a community dance and supper from 5-7pm on Saturday by the Scottish Bakehouse ‘Food with Roots’, which will include an Island pig roast from The Good Farm and sides from local farms. BYO place setting(s) and beverages, $15 for adults and $5 for kids under 10yrs. Then from 7-9pm dance to the music of the PickPocket All-Star Band.
For more information visit livinglocalmv.org.