A lamb’s first shearing, saucy ribs, dogs and cakes named best in show: two Gazette reporters spend the weekend at the 157th Agricultural Fair, speaking to Islanders and visitors and recording the moments that make up the fair experience.

Hear from: Blue Hill Brass Quintet of Blue Hill, Me., caramel apple-eaters Anthony Leonardi and Beckett Kochin, dog-owner Paul Doherty of Vineyard Haven, vegetable car assembler Karen Ogden of West Tisbury, barbecue-eater Paul Iantosca of Chilmark, baked-goods admirer Talie Diamond of New Jersey, Shoot the Star Out operator Jared of Augusta, Me. and sheep-shearer Andy Rice of Vermont.