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The biggest celebration of the bounty Martha’s Vineyard and New England is back as the Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival returns June 6 - 9, 2024. Featuring four days of the finest seafood and farm fresh ingredients, the festival attracts epicureans from across the country to enjoy all Martha’s Vineyard and the Northeastern United States has to offer. Details of the Grand Tastings, Seminars, and Exclusive Private dinners will be announced at a later date. 

After a pandemic-caused hiatus, MV Food and Wine Festival roared back to life last October with a broad selection of thoughtfully curated Culinary Experiences, Private Dinners, and Grand Tastings featuring top chefs on the island and beyond. Every event sold out weeks in advance.  For 2024, the wildly successful event will move to the start of the summer and greatly expand its programming, so guests can celebrate the beautiful weather on the island, and allow more chefs and restaurants to participate. 

“Last year was a giant success for the festival and the island,” said Adam Epstein, founder of the Vineyard Arts and Culture Foundation, a Martha’s Vineyard 501-c3 Non-Profit organization. “This was our first Food and Wine since 2019, and the island welcomed us back with open arms. Now we want to do more to showcase all that the culinary communities of Martha’s Vineyard and New England have to offer.  Together, this unique mashup will make this an island wide celebration of the culinary arts the only Food & Wine Festival to attend on the Eastern Seaboard.” 

The festival is a partnership between the Vineyard Arts and Culture Foundation, the producer of the popular Beach Road Weekend Music Festival in Vineyard Haven, Innovation Arts & Entertainment, an industry leader producing hundreds of unique live entertainment experiences annually across North America, and a21, leader in producing culinary events across the country, with shows in over 40 markets including Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, Whiskies of the World Tour, Heritage Fire Tour and more.

Vineyard Arts & Culture Foundation

The Vineyard Arts and Culture Foundation (Federal ID 84-5107238) is a Massachusetts registered 501-c3 non-profit organization.  The VACF celebrates and promotes the Martha's Vineyard community through the creation and curation of engaging events that bring people together to share enriching cultural experiences. The Foundation's revenues, generated via these events, are invested in island organizations that advance the arts, education, philanthropy and recreation through grants and charitable giving. The VACF is proud to produce the Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival and celebrate the islands unique culinary culture and diversity.

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Team a21

a21, formerly known as Agency 21 Consulting, is a full-service experiential marketing agency, specializing in event operations, production, corporate sales, and brand activations for live experiences. Founded in 2006, the agency's corporate offices are in Miami, New York, and London with satellite personnel in Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Denver, and Monterey. a21’s portfolio includes internationally recognized events and festivals in South Florida and throughout the US: Food Network South Beach & New York City Wine and Food Festivals, Sunfest, Palm Beach Wine & Food Festival, The Seaglass Experience Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, Heritage Fire and Whiskies of the World National Tours, AMP's suite of Art Fairs, the newly acquired International Wine & Spirits Competition, and more.

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Innovation Arts & Entertainment

For more than 20 years, iAE has played a pivotal role in transforming touring live entertainment. Annually, we host more than 665,000 guests, promote more than 350 shows in more than 125 cities across North America. We are committed to innovation, artistry, and community, and leverage the power of our venue partners, leading touring attractions, an integrated booking process, premier ticketing practices and relentlessly creative marketing zeal, to create memorable moments that give the audiences across the continent a reason to smile. 

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