Check out this crazy, long award-winning carrot grown by the Little Diggers gardening club on Protection Island! Along with examining strange vegetables and beautiful artwork, islanders enjoyed sharing their winning breads, cakes, relishes, and other edibles at last weekend’s Fall Fair.Yummy!
This little island that takes only an hour to walk around has a fantastic fall fair. Very old fashioned with produce & food judging, arts & crafts displayed and for sale, apple juice & ice cream making, and kids’ races like the fun, but sometimes dangerous, 3-legged race. All of this is topped off with a barn dance with live music from talented island musicians. The best part about the event though is the celebration of community and island life. Of course, there is also the pride that comes with winning a ribbon!
This event takes place at Beacon House at the south end of the island. The doors of Beacon House will be open to the general public to view all the entries at 12:00 noon (after the judges have finished evaluating the entries). Also, at noon several island vendors will be selling their wares on the back lawn of the Beacon House along with island library volunteers who are selling books. Kids’ games start at 1:30pm. The dance starts at 7:30pm and has very limited space available due to fire regs; advance tickets are required.
There is a great concert coming up on Protection Island this Thursday evening (Sept. 12th) featuring four different acts:
- Blue Sky Miners
- Running Red Lights
- John Pippus
- John Gogo (an island resident)
The show is at Beacon House which is our community hall at the south end of the island. Doors open at 6pm (come early and socialize) and the music starts at 7. The show is over by 9:30 in time for town folks to catch the 10pm ferry leaving PI.
Tickets are $15 per adult (kids under 12 free). Contact us on the reservation inquiry page for information about obtaining tickets.