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Fall 2016 on Nantucket

Bowl of Mussel, Shrimp and Scallop Soup
Bowl of Mussel, Shrimp and Scallop Soup

If you are planning a visit to Nantucket at the end of September or early October, be sure not to miss the Nantucket Fall Restaurant Week, which runs from September 26 - October 2.

The Nantucket Maritime Festival on October 1 celebrates the joy of living on an island and to experience time-honored maritime activities on and beside the sea that surrounds it. The festival is packed with free, family friendly activities.

And on September 30, the Nantucket Arts Festival begins and runs through October 9. There will be exhibits, gallery & studio tours, lectures, music, theatre, poetry readings, films, and demonstrations, Immerse yourself in all things creative on Nantucket Island.

On Saturday, October 8, be sure to check out Nantucket Conservation Foundation's Cranberry Festival at the Milestone Cranberry Bog from 11 am to 4 pm.

And of course you won’t want to miss the Nantucket Farmers Artisans Market located downtown on North Union & Cambridge St. every Saturday from 9 am-1pm until October 11. The vendors include growers, artisans, and prepared food purveyors. There are live music performances, kids’ activity tables, demonstrations and more. The street festival atmosphere welcomes year round residents and visitors alike to shop, mingle and enjoy the downtown experience.

Many vacation rentals offer a weekend rate, so check out the many Nantucket homes available this fall.

Find more Fall Events on Nantucket.

Fall highlights on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard.

About Joan Talmadge

About Joan Talmadge: My husband Jeff and I created WeNeedaVacation.com in 1997, shortly after buying our Cape home. My background includes teaching fifth grade for 8 years and writing and editing educational publications for 15. I get great joy from helping fellow homeowners successfully rent their homes. Jeff and I are proud to have two of our three grown children working for WeNeedaVacation.com, truly a family-run business. For me, the Cape and Islands are magical all times of the year -- whether it's walking on Nauset Beach, playing golf, or enjoying family and friends.