The 17th Annual Nantucket Cranberry Festival will be reimagined for 2021 due to COVID Safety concerns. Rather than hold a single event that draws a large crowd to the Milestone Cranberry Bog on a single day, Nantucket Conservation Foundation will be holding a series of events celebrating the Cranberry Harvest throughout the month of October.
Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s self-proclaimed “Cranberry Month” will kick off on Saturday, October 9 as part of the Sustainable Nantucket Farmer’s Market, where the first batch of the 2021 harvest of fresh cranberries will be available for sale along with NCF merchandise. Beginning the following week, NCF will offer scheduled guided tours through the Milestone Cranberry Bog for residents and visitors to learn about the history and about current cranberry operations.
A self-guided tour on-site as well as the ACKTrails mobile app are also available. Special farm-to-table tours will available for restaurants and grocery retailers. For children, a number of pop-up Nanpuppet shows will be held at the Cranberry Bog. In addition, school tours of the Milestone Cranberry Bog will be available. Other events including presentations and pop-up cranberry sales are being scheduled and will be announced soon.
“We are disappointed to not hold the Nantucket Cranberry Festival as we all remember, but are excited for the series of events and collaborations to celebrate the cranberry harvest,” said Cormac Collier, President & CEO of Nantucket Conservation Foundation. “In the interest of the island’s most vulnerable populations, we did not feel that we could hold the traditional Cranberry Festival this year.”
Visit NantucketConservation.org frequently for updates on Cranberry Month events and other event and activities with NCF.