Restaurant week on Nantucket is one of the few destination restaurant weeks around. Participating restaurants will be offering special three course dinners for as low as $25. The special event of the week is the Junior Chef Nantucket Annual Culinary Competition. Hosted by NECN's "TV Diner" co-host Jenny Johnson island culinary students are paired with some of Nantucket's top chefs to create three course meals that highlight local ingredients.
The 9th Annual Cranberry Festival is Saturday October 8 at the Milestone Cranberry Bog. If you have never seen cranberries harvested, this is a great time to watch, learn and take some amazing photos. There are family activities, music, food, kids events, sheep herding demonstration, and everything cranberry for sale. The event is sponsored by the Nantucket Conservation Foundation.
The Nantucket Maritime Festival will be October 1 at Children's Beach and Brant Point. Family fun events on, around and near the water will fill the day, including boat races, shucking contests, music, and food (seafood will be offered of course). Admission is free!
The 11th Annual Harvest Fair is October 2 at the Old Mill and is sponsored by the Nantucket Historical Association.