Fair Stays True to Agricultural Roots
Megan Cerullo
With the 154th annual Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Livestock Show and Fair less than a week away, farmers across the Island are preparing goats and alpacas, tomatoes and berries to compete for blue ribbons.
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Agricultural Fair Poultry Testing

The Agricultural Fair is fast approaching, and any birds being shown in the fair need to be tested for pullorum.

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Mixed-Media Rooster Gets Blue Ribbon, Will Adorn Fair Poster
Sara Brown

Fair excitement begins with the annual unveiling of the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Livestock Show and Fair poster.

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Not Just Fluff, Fiber Tent Represents History
Ivy Ashe
There are three Jacob sheep across from me, big, gray and alert with curling horns.
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Fair Draws Overflow Crowds
Ivy Ashe

The 153rd Agricultural Fair was one for the books. “Everywhere you looked, there was a good crowd,” said fair manager Eleanor Neubert.

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Let the Funnel Cake Runneth Over, Ag Fair Is Underway
Ivy Ashe
On Thursday hundreds of visitors answered the call of the 153rd Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair, flooding through the white picket fences off Panhandle Road, eager to hit the midway, visit the livestock barn and, of course, grab some fried dough.
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So Long Racing Pigs, Hello Lemurs; Ag Fair Still Summer Treasure
Sydney Bender
The painted sign by the Agricultural Hall has been up for weeks. The annual Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society Livestock Show and Fair begins its four-day run next Thursday.
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Fair Changes: No Flying Pigs This Year, Mystery Animal Attraction Instead
Sydney Bender

There will be no racing pigs this year, but there will be a motorcycle contest. And poultry farmers take note: your prize-winning hens, roosters and pullets must pass a health test this month in order to be entered in the fair.

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From Piglets to Plump Tomatoes, Fair Honors Best in Show
Remy Tumin

Muriel the pig was pregnant and a month overdue, and as the first day of the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair approached, Fred Fisher Jr. had to make a decision whether to bring the three-year-old sow or not.

“I took a big gamble doing it,” Mr. Fisher said on Monday. “I could have lost them all up there, but it turned out pretty well.”

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Fair Draws Near Record-Breaking Attendance
Ivy Ashe

During the last hour of the 152nd Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair on Sunday, a drizzly rain began to patter the ground. The exhibit hall closed and the animals in the barn and fiber tent were loaded into their trailers. Someone played Taps on a bugle. But the midway remained open and active, and rides still zipped and zoomed, flashing their colorful lights. Fairgoers continued to roam the booth area, eating corn on the cob, burgers and cotton candy. The fair comes only once a year, after all, and it was only a little bit of rain.

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