The winners of the 2016 Best of the Vineyard awards will be announced Thursday, June 9 by Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, the sponsor of the annual readers’ choice contest.

The party will be held at The Loft in Oak Bluffs. Doors open at 6 p.m., and an unveiling of the awards will begin at 7:15 p.m. Everyone is invited. Tickets are $30, which includes libations, food and prizes, and can be purchased at

More than 5,500 votes were cast in this year’s contest to determine the winners of 85 categories, including Best Lobster Roll, Best Gift Shop and Best Nature Walk. The full list of winners also will be published in the July issue of Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, which will be on newsstands in late June.

Voting for the 2017 contest begins in July and is open through April of the following year. Anyone can vote online at; voting is limited to once per category.