Ag Fair Plans Virtual Events in August
Will Sennott

The 159th Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Livestock Show and Fair will be held virtually, on a date to be announced, society leaders announced Monday.

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Was Island Institution: After 84 Year Island Fair to Be Discontinued This Year at Least
Vineyard Gazette

After eighty-four consecutive years of existence the Dukes County Agricultural fair will be discontinued, for this year at least. State premiums have been cut to a minimum, and the receipts normally expected from the gate and other sources of revenue are not expected to be sufficient to cover expenses. Such was the announcement made by George G. Gifford, secretary of the association, yesterday. Charles G. Norton is the president of the association.

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Agricultural Society Cancels the Fair

The 159th Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Livestock Show and Fair will be canceled this summer, the society announced on its Facebook page.

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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

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

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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