Winners of the 2018 Best of the Vineyard awards will be announced on Thursday, June 7, at the summer kickoff event hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, the sponsor of the annual readers’ choice contest.

The celebration will be held at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs. Doors open at 6 p.m. and awards will be announced at 7:30 p.m. DJ Steve McCullough will provide music, with a special appearance by the Vineyard’s own Mike Benjamin Band. Island photographers Randi Baird and David Welch will be there to capture photos of all the fun. Door prizes will be up for grabs for those who bring a business card, and this year’s grand prize features a two-hour sail with Catboat Charters. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door, and include appetizers and two drink tickets for beer and wine. All are welcome to join in celebrating the best the Vineyard has to offer.

More than 8,600 voters cast over 68,000 votes in 87 categories including Best Lobster Roll, Best Nature Walk, and Best Romantic Getaway. The full list of winners will be published in the July 2018 issue of Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, on newsstands in late June.