The Edgartown Board of Trade is the principle voice for business in the Town of Edgartown. It is dedicated to fostering an economic climate that enhances and improves the quality of life in the community . We are thrilled to bring Bass In The Grass to Martha's Vineyard in celebration of the Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby. 

Banner art by Tara Reynolds Art


How to Bid on a Bass

The Bass are up for auction from September 13th - October 12th (the duration of the Derby). You can place your bid through the online auction site, Bidding For Good. You will need to create a login to participate, as there is no off-line bidding option.

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How your bid helps

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The proceeds for each Bass will go to the Derby Scholarship Fund (50%) and the participating artist that created the fish (50%).  

In 2018 the Derby was able to award two $10,000 scholarships, three $5000 scholarships, and one $2500 scholarship to the deserving students featured on this page. One of the scholarships has been named in honor of island artist Ray Ellis, whose contributions to the Derby made the scholarship program flourish.

We are happy to highlight the participating artists, as the Vineyard is lucky to have a strong and diverse arts community. 

We'd like to thank our Sponsoring Businesses. Their contribution paid for the materials and labor to create the Bass, which was done by Edgartown Board of Trade member Zach Pinerio of Chappaquiddick Wood Co.


Additional Info

If the winning bidder need to have a Bass shipped to them, please contact the Edgartown Board of Trade. We can happily arrange to have a Bass shipped to you for an additional cost. We will otherwise assume bidders are available to pick up the Bass in Edgartown after the Derby. 

Questions regarding the bidding process on Bidding For Good can be found HERE on their website.