Winning Hearts as Well as Ribbons, 158th Agricultural Fair Comes to a Close
Prize-winning vegetables and flower arrangements, the buzz of the chainsaw as woodsmen competed, Best in Show for man’s best friend — notes on the fair from Gazette staff.
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The 158th Agricultural Fair and Livestock Show Is Underway
Caroline Kaplan
Bleats of goats, the creak of oxen carts and a voice over the PA system declared the 158th annual Agricultural Fair officially open at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
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Illumination, Fair, Fireworks: Vineyard Hits High Notes of Summer
Julia Wells

With Illumination Night, the Agricultural Fair and Oak Bluffs fireworks all on the docket, this week marks the high point of traditional summer events on Martha’s Vineyard. It all begins at sundown tonight, with the 150th Grand Illumination.

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Touch of Youth is Seen at 105th Fair
Joseph Chase Allen
The 105th annual fair and cattle show of Dukes County opened in West Tisbury yesterday morning, and the following impressions were gained at 10 o’clock in the forenoon:
 
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Agricultural Fair Stays True to Tradition and the Planet
Caroline Kaplan
The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair, the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby and the Olympics share some commonalities: battling the elements, grueling competition, long days and nights.
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Audio Postcard: Moments from the Agricultural Fair
Holly Pretsky and Vivian Ewing

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.

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Agricultural Fair Delights Young, Old and Everyone In Between
Katherine Gianni
The 157th annual Agricultural Fair was one for the record books with more than 45,000 people walking through the gates between Thursday morning and Sunday evening.
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Agricultural Fair Dog Show Is Sunday Special Treat
Katherine Gianni
On Sunday the line at the Agricultural Fair was filled with dogs of all breeds in preparation for the traditional dog show, a mainstay of the fair for over four decades.
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Cue the Midway for 157th Agricultural Fair
Landry Harlan
The sound of sizzling fryers, squealing piglets and a brass band greeted the first visitors to the 157th Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair Thursday morning.
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Fair Thee Well

Opening after a three-year lapse because of the war, the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society’s annual fair called the Island population on Friday to convene and to celebrate in time honored fashion.

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