In lieu of its Best of the Vineyard Awards party, which was cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, Martha’s Vineyard Magazine will announce the winners of the 2020 readers’ choice contest in a series of online events.

Each day during the week of June 15-21 a different category of Best of the Vineyard winners and runners up will be announced on and promoted on the magazine’s Facebook and Instagram pages. The first category of winners will be posted at 9 a.m. on Monday, with additional categories posted each day at the same time.

In previous years the Best of the Vineyard celebration has been the Island’s first big party of the season, and a traditional opportunity for Martha’s Vineyard Magazine and its parent company, the Vineyard Gazette Media Group, to raise a toast to other Island-based businesses.

Despite the disruptions of 2020, this year’s contest was the biggest ever, with more than 8,800 voters casting nearly 72,000 votes in 97 categories including Best Chowder, Best Beach, and Best Art Gallery.

As in previous years, the full list of winners will be published in the July 2020 issue of Martha’s Vineyard Magazine. The magazine is available alone and by subscription at, and will be on newsstands in late June.

Now in its 24th year, the Best of the Vineyard award competition recognizes the best the Island has to offer, as voted by readers.