Check out one of Nantucket Island's most delicious events, the 13th Annual Cranberry Festival.
The celebration of the cranberry (and the gorgeous fall weather) will be held this year on Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You'll get to see a real cranberry harvest, learn all about the tangy fruit and sample plenty of tart berries. The Island has been home to cranberry bogs since the 1850s; there are only two spots on Nantucket where cranberries are grown commercially: the Milestone Bog and the Windswept Bog.
Attendants enjoy not only the sweet taste of the berries, but live music, kids' events and activities, hayrides, a petting zoo, vintage tractor displays, and a raffle, too. It's the perfect way to celebrate the season and the upcoming holidays by purchasing plenty of cranberries for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Of course, cranberries aren't the only food option; indulge in plenty of Island cuisine, from BBQ to clam chowder, fresh pressed juices, breads, sandwiches and desserts. Take a tour of the cranberry bogs and see the amazing way the berries come to be. Also, find out more about how the Nantucket Conservation Foundation keeps the Island as it always has been – and keeps cranberries growing.
There is no admission fee to get into the Cranberry Festival, however, parking is $15 per car. Before you leave for the day, visit the Foundation's gift shop for cranberry-related merchandise, and help give back to the Conservation for upkeep of the cranberry bogs and other Island landmarks. The festival will be held rain or shine, so don't let the weather stop you from digging into some sweet cranberries and bring plenty home for the holidays.
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