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A woman at a booth at the Martha's Vineyard Food and Wine Festival.

Despite its small size, Martha’s Vineyard is home to an incredible food scene. Whether craving cheesy pizza or looking for the perfect place to grab lunch, there’s something for everyone and every meal. The region’s culinary scene is celebrated annually during the Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival (MVFW). 

This is perhaps one of the most popular events of the year, which means accommodations can fill up quickly. Before you start planning all you are going to eat and drink, reserve your room at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Once that’s taken care of, it’s time to look ahead at what you can expect from this annual gathering. Keep reading to learn more!

What to Know about MVFW

While the festival usually takes place in October, the 2024 event will take place in June. The four-day gathering celebrates the island’s fishing and farming traditions, highlighting local chefs, restaurants, and wineries. 

There are plenty of ways to experience the flavors of MVFW, including tastings, private dinners, chef demonstrations, and seminars. A highlight of the festival is the Grand Tastings, which showcase some of the best chefs from Martha’s Vineyard and beyond. Tickets for various events can be purchased online. All events take place rain or shine, and tickets are nonrefundable. 

For more information on this year’s schedule, visit the MVFW website and check out the FAQ page.

Make Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites Your Festival Home Base

A hotel in Edgartown to stay at when visiting the Martha's Vineyard Food and Wine Festival.

Booking your stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites puts you close to some incredible events that make up Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival. While the event is rapidly approaching, there’s still time to plan your visit.

Step one is securing your lodging at our Edgartown hotel. We offer a number of different room options, including luxury accommodations and more affordable options. Some of our rooms offer harbor views and fireplaces, while others are more simplistic yet no less cozy. No matter which one you choose, you’ll have access to our incredible amenities, like continental breakfast, concierge services, free bike rental, and afternoon treats. Call 508-627-4711 to learn more about our Martha’s Vineyard hotel and ways to save on your stay.

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A group of people eating pizza at a Martha's Vineyard spot.

When you plan a stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites, there are two things you never have to worry about: being bored or going hungry. Our Edgartown hotel is close to countless adventures like exploring West Tisbury or going on guided tours. It’s also close to endless dining options, including some of the best pizza spots on Martha’s Vineyard.

5 Places Near Edgartown to Get Cheesy Pizza

Going out to eat at a fine dining restaurant every once in a while is a nice change of pace, but sometimes, all you want is a cheesy pizza. If you’re craving a piping hot pie, there are plenty of places throughout Martha’s Vineyard that can satisfy your craving.

1. With more than 50 pizzas on its menu, there’s no shortage of options at Edgartown Pizza. In addition to classics, the menu also features several gluten-free and cauliflower-crust pizzas.

2. Found in nearby Vineyard Haven, Island Fresh Pizza & Subs is known for its unique flavor combinations. Try something outside the box by ordering the eggplant parmesan or steak and cheese bomb pizza.

3. Wolf’s Den Pizzeria has two locations on Martha’s Vineyard: one in Edgartown and another in Vineyard Haven. No matter which location you order from, you’re sure to enjoy a delicious meal.

4. Ever since it opened in 2012, Porto Pizza has been a favorite amongst visitors and locals alike. Take in views of the harbor while browsing the menu at this Vineyard Haven spot.

5. Create your own topping combination at Rocco’s Pizzeria. With all the pizza staples available, you can build your perfect flavor pairing. They also offer several signature pies.

Relax in Comfort at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites

The courtyard area of an Edgartown hotel to relax in while eating pizza from a local Martha's Vineyard spot.

One of the best ways to unwind after a day of fun is with a quiet night in. Order pizza from a nearby Martha’s Vineyard restaurant and enjoy a movie night in the comfort of your room at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. All of our accommodations feature lush bedding and comfortable seating.

In addition to cozy rooms, our Edgartown hotel features several other areas perfect for lounging in. This includes the private courtyard and front porch. To learn more about our hotel on Martha’s Vineyard, its amenities, or special offers, call 508-627-4711.

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A person working on a glass piece at a workshop in West Tisbury.

Planning a relaxing vacation doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Known for its laid-back atmosphere, Martha’s Vineyard is the best of both worlds. You can enjoy memorable adventures while also enjoying the slower pace of life. For anyone staying at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites, there are things to do from sunrise to sunset. Spend a day disconnected from technology by exploring Manuel F. Correllus State Forest. Another great option is to visit nearby Martha’s Vineyard towns like West Tisbury. 

Martha’s Vineyard is home to several charming towns, including West Tisbury. Found roughly 15 minutes away from our Edgartown hotel, this nearby New England town is home to several popular attractions. The best way to get to West Tisbury is via Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority, and our concierge staff can help ensure you catch the right buses. To help you plan your unforgettable day trip, we’ve compiled a list of seven must-visit spots.

A Checklist of 7 Places to Visit

1. Grange Hall was built in 1859 and acquired by the Vineyard Preservation Trust in 1997. Today, it hosts several events throughout the year, including the popular Artisan Festivals.

2. Spend time wandering the West Tisbury farmer’s market, which has been taking place since 1974. The market is open on Saturdays from June through October. It is also open on Wednesdays from June through August. 

3. Take in colorful flora at the Polly Hill Arboretum. The grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Walk along the paths, taking in the beauty of rare trees and shrubs, and plants native to this region.

4. Pop into Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks to see incredible works of art come to life. Established in 1992, this state-of-the-art glass facility allows visitors to watch glass artists turn raw materials into a final stunning piece.

5. No trip to West Tisbury is complete without stopping by Alley’s General Store. The authentic general store is stocked with candy, groceries, hardware, and more.

6. One of the most iconic attractions on Martha’s Vineyard is the Field Gallery. While the gallery is home to three spaces with rotating exhibits, the focal point is the large field of whimsical sculptures.

7. Visit one of the largest publicly accessible conservation properties on the island by visiting the Long Point Wildlife Refuge. Go for a walk on the two-mile trail, or go for a swim to cool off. You will need to purchase an advance pass if you are visiting from mid-June to mid-September.

Reserve Your Stay at a Boutique Martha’s Vineyard Hotel

The seating area of an Edgartown hotel room to relax in after visiting West Tisbury.

Whether exploring things to do in West Tisbury or visiting a film festival, there are endless ways to spend your Martha’s Vineyard vacation. No matter what’s on your itinerary, it’s important to have a relaxing space to call home. Enjoy just that by booking a room at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites.

Found in downtown Edgartown, our hotel has everything you need for the best stay possible. This includes several accommodation options and fantastic amenities. Call 508-627-4711 to learn more about our Edgartown hotel or ways to save.

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See the Next Big Thing at a Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
A Guide on How to Get to Martha’s Vineyard
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A trail inside the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest.

For anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of life for a little while, there’s no better destination than Martha’s Vineyard. This charming New England island is known for its laid-back atmosphere. However, that doesn’t mean your trip will be boring by any means. For anyone staying at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites, it won’t take long to discover adventure is all around you. One such outing is seeing what fun things you can find inside the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest.

What to Do on Your Visit

The Manuel F. Correllus State Forest is found at the center of Martha’s Vineyard. The 5,300-acre forest is one of the most breathtaking natural attractions near our Edgartown hotel. Several free parking options are nearby off Barnes Road, Old Country Road, and West Tisbury Road.

There’s no shortage of things to do when visiting the forest, which is open from sunrise to sunset. This is a dog-friendly spot, but your four-legged friend must stay on their leash.

Go for a bike ride along the 14 miles of wooded and paved trails. One option is the 10-mile Correllus Bike Path that takes you around the state forest’s perimeter.

Take in stunning views as you walk along one of the trails. If you’re looking for a challenging hike, the 2.1-mile Willow Tree Bottom Trail is an excellent option.

Play your way through the disc golf course.

Make your way to the park’s center to view the statue honoring the heath hen, a species of grouse that’s been extinct since 1932.

If you’re visiting during the winter, this is one of the best places on Martha’s Vineyard to go cross-country skiing.

Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites | A Charming Edgartown Hotel

The exterior of an Edgartown hotel that's close to the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest.

Found in the heart of Edgartown, Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites is centrally located near area activities and attractions. Whether you feel like hiking inside Manuel F. Correllus State Forest or exploring the island on a guided tour, the possibilities are endless. 

When you’re ready to call it a day, rest up in your beautiful room at our Martha’s Vineyard hotel. Our accommodations range from upscale guest rooms to luxury suites. We even have dog-friendly options! To learn more about which room style fits your group best or current special offers, call 508-627-4711.

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See the Next Big Thing at a Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
A Guide on How to Get to Martha’s Vineyard
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People in a theater for a Martha's Vineyard film festival.

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than curling up and watching a movie. Take this pastime to the next level by planning your visit to a Martha’s Vineyard film festival. Each festival is unique, but they all have something in common. They showcase incredible talent both in front of and behind the camera.

Anyone planning to visit one of these events needs a relaxing place to call home. Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites provides you with precisely that. Located in the heart of downtown Edgartown, our boutique hotel puts you close to all the action. Keep reading to learn more about three film festivals any movie enthusiast will love.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival

The first event of the year is the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. The annual event takes place over four days in mid-March. Produced by Circuit Arts, the gathering shows independent films that spark discussion, action, and debate.

Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival

One of the year’s most anticipated events is the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival, also known as MVAAFF. This nine-day August event is an Oscar Qualifying Festival in the Short Film category. Showings take place at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center in Oak Bluffs. Given its popularity, we highly recommend reserving your accommodations as early as possible.

Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival

A third popular option is the International Film Festival in September. For over 15 years, this event has celebrated worldwide cinematic magic. The best films from dozens of countries are shown at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center.

Reserve Your Martha’s Vineyard Accommodation Today

The living  space of an Edgartown hotel that's close to the site of a Martha's Vineyard film festival.

If you plan on attending a Martha’s Vineyard film festival, it’s important to start your stay planning as soon as possible. This includes booking your room at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites and figuring out how to get to the island. Reservations for ferries and hotels can fill up quickly, so don’t wait too long.

Our boutique hotel is the perfect place to escape the festival crowds and rest for another day of watching exceptional films. Enjoy a bite to eat at Chesca’s Restaurant, found on hotel property, before retiring to the comfort of your well-appointed room. All of our accommodations come with luxurious en-suite bathrooms, sumptuous bedding, and more. Call 508-627-4711 to speak with a reservation specialist about booking your stay or ways to save.

Plan a Visit to the Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival
Where to Get the Best Pizza on Martha’s Vineyard Near Edgartown
Explore Memorable Things to Do & See in West Tisbury
Spend a Day at the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest
See the Next Big Thing at a Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
A Guide on How to Get to Martha’s Vineyard
A Look at the History of Our Edgartown Hotel
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