Rain may delay Tisbury picnic start to 1 pm


In the event of expected rain late this morning, the Tisbury Memorial Day Picnic will be pushed back from noon to 1 pm.

According to the weather forecast, a line of storms will move quickly through our region just before noon. Picnic organizers announced that in the event of rain the picnic will start one hour later at 1 pm on the grounds of the Tisbury Water Works on West Spring Street off State Road.

Those who attend are asked to bring a picnic lunch and lawn chairs or a blanket, and leave their dogs at home. Picnickers who bring hot dogs and hamburgers may have them cooked on a gas grill by a volunteer crew of cooks. Free ice cream will be available.

Entertainment includes live music provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, as well as outdoor games, pony rides, and rowboat rides.

Picnic-goers are encouraged to take the bus, because parking is limited. Vineyard Transit Authority buses that travel the State Road route past West Spring Street will stop at the Tashmoo overlook during picnic hours.