Sep 2011

This Weekend: MV Bass & Blue Derby And Island Creek Oyster Fest

Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby!

2011 Dates: Sunday September 11 – Saturday October 15

For 66 years, the “Derby” has been a time to renew friendships, share a cup of coffee and create memories that fuel the winters exaggerated fishing stories. It is a time when all are able to refocus on the natural beauty of this island sanctuary. A time to lessen one’s monthly commitments and enjoy the best the island has to offer. Join us this fall and be a part of almost seven decades of great fishing history, great friends, generous sponsor support, and great memories! Come to the Vineyard and fish the Derby! Visit MVDerby.com for more.

This year, the 6th annual Island Creek Oyster Festival expands with two days of epicurean festivities taking place on Duxbury Beach. On Friday, September 9th,  Island Creek Oysters Foundation will host its first beach-chic VIP benefit called Friends for Haiti, benefitting Haiti’s Caribbean Harvest. On Saturday, September 10th,  the Festival continues with an afternoon-long, sustainable celebration of summer featuring over 20 of New England and New York City’s brightest star Chefs and highlighting the best in local oysters, food, music and libations.

The Festival benefits the Island Creek Oysters Foundation, which provides funding, expertise, and labor to help build sustainable aquaculture systems in impoverished communities worldwide.  Tickets for the festival are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.islandcreekfoundation.org/festival or by calling 781.934.2028.