N TOP TEN: OCTOBER 11 – 17, 2019

The ultimate activities guide for the week of October 11 – 17, 2019.


1. Cranberry Cook-Off
Saturday, October 12
Drop-off 9:00 – 11:00 am, Prizes at 4:00 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Cranberry is the name of the game this weekend, and NCC is taking it to the next level! Cook your best treat featuring the crimson-colored fruit and bring it to the cook-off for your chance to win a prize. For rules and more information, click here.


2. Rafael Osona Auction
Saturday, October 12
9:30 am @ American Legion Hall

Get your wallets and paddles ready! Osona Auctions is back for its second-to-last auction of the year. Featuring a wide range of antiques including furniture, flatware, art, and one-of-a-kind Nantucket finds, this auction is sure to delight collectors new and old. For more information, click here.  


3. Nantucket Shorts Festival
Saturday, October 12
4:00 pm @ The Dreamland

Don’t be fooled by its name – this film festival isn’t about cropped pants. Head to the Dreamland on Saturday evening for a night of short films inspired by Nantucket. This event is sure to be short and sweet! For more information, click here.


4. Nantucket Half Marathon
Sunday, October 13
8:00 am @ Nantucket Lighthouse School

Take a jog into Columbus Day Weekend with the 8th annual Nantucket Half Marathon! The race begins and ends at the Nantucket Lighthouse School, with food and drink waiting for runners at the finish line. For more information and to purchase your packet for the race, click here.


5. Nantucket Cranberry Festival
Sunday, October 13
11:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Milestone Cranberry Bogs

Be sure you’re not bogged down with too many errands on Sunday – you’re going to want to attend this fun-filled day! The Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s annual festival features live music, cranberry bog tours, and tons of activities for the kids like sack races, hayrides, and face painting. Food will be catered by a berry bunch of locations including B-ACK Yard BBQ, Bartlett’s Farm, and Wicked Island Bakery. For more information, click here.


6. Cobblestones & Cranberries
Sunday, October 13
Various Times @ Nantucket Town

Shopaholics: this one’s for you. The Nantucket Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Association have teamed up to create a new shopping event encouraging islanders and visitors to #ShopLocal. All you have to do is shop at participating stores, and check back at the end of the day to see if you’ve won one of the grand prizes! For more information and a list of participating stores, click here


7. Sankaty Head Lighthouse Open Day
Sunday, October 13
11:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Sankaty Head Lighthouse

For one day only this fall, the ‘Sconset Trust will be opening Sankaty Head Lighthouse for tours. Be prepared to climb to the top and see a whole different view of Nantucket’s eastern landscape. With free admission, this is truly a priceless (and rare!) experience. For more information, click here 


8. A Taste of Autumn Harvest: Preparing a Vegan Brunch
Monday, October 14
10:00 am – 12:30 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Get your daily dose of veggies in a new way this Monday! Chef Lauren D’Agostino will guide class participants in cooking a healthy, plant-based brunch meal. Highlights from the menu include pumpkin cranberry pancakes, spinach salad with roasted sweet potatoes, cranberry pomegranate coconut chia pudding, and more! For tickets and more information, click here


9. CRU James Bond Party + Closing Brunch
Monday, October 14
11:00 am – 4:00 pm @ CRU Oyster Bar

Your mission is clear: report for duty to CRU’s last day of the season and their annual Columbus Day Closing Brunch Party! This year’s fête is James Bond themed, so break out your tuxes and gold jumpsuits. With tunes by DJ Ryan Brown, you can be sure the dance floor will be ‘shaken’ (not stirred). For reservations and more information, click here


10. A Very Vermouth Tasting with Carl Sutton
Thursday, October 17
5:00 – 7:00 pm  @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

Not your father’s old-school vermouth here! Discover a new take on traditional vermouth offerings by T.W. Hollister & Co. with innovative beverage director Carl Sutton. This new hipster project coming out of California will put a whole new twist on the fine art of the aperitif and your Grandaddy’s Manhattan cocktail. For more information, click here

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