Thirty-five years ago, the Taste was started as a fundraiser for the restoration of the newly acquired Flying Horses Carousel. More potluck than posh, it was a small event in 1986, but has grown immensely in popularity and participation over the years.

The Taste is now the most important annual fundraiser for the Vineyard Trust, a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. By attending, you are supporting the preservation of these landmark buildings like the Flying Horses Carousel, Alley’s General Store and the Old Whaling Church. The proceeds of this event are used to restore and maintain the twenty historic landmarks in the Trust’s stewardship.

Become a sponsor

Thursday evening’s Gourmet Stroll attracts more than 1,000 guests who eat, drink and dance the night away to live music. Businesses interesting in reaching these young and established professionals should contact us to learn about sponsorship and benefits.

Saturday evening’s elegant Patrons’ Party and Auction is a reserved seating event. Those interested in becoming a table sponsor are encouraged to contact us to learn more.

Donate an auction item

Saturday evening’s Taste of the Vineyard Patrons’ Party and Auction features both a silent and live auction, the proceeds of which directly benefit Vineyard Trust’s mission to acquire, preserve and maintain the Island’s most endangered landmarks. We welcome unique and compelling experiences and items to pique the interest of our discerning guests. Please contact us if you have an auction item you would like to donate.

Attend the taste

Taste of the Vineyard offers two chances to join the fun while supporting Vineyard Trust’s mission.

Gourmet Stroll Tickets go on sale in May and are available only to Friends of the Trust. Join by May 1 to be eligible to attend this year’s event.

Become a friend

The Patrons’ Party and Auction is a reserved seating event and a select number of individual tickets are available starting in May. Those individual’s interested in becoming a Patron, should contact us for more information.

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