Fair Issues a Historic Poster
Rachel Orr
Twenty-five years ago, artist Thomas Hart Benton put on paper the spirit of the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Livestock Show and Fair.
 
Now the spirit of the fair as depicted by Mr. Benton is available on cotton as well.
 
The Benton egg tempera from 1967, entitled The Fair, is the design on this year’s fair T-shirts and posters. The T-shirts finally became available yesterday.
 
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Grand Illumination, Ag Fair, Fireworks

Illumination, the Agricultural Fair, the Oak Bluffs Fireworks, it’s all happening this coming week, the end of summer bonanza that keeps on giving.

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An Ox Carries the Day for Agricultural Fair Poster
Bill Eville
Barbara Ronchetti, owner of Island Alpaca, created this year's winning poster for the 157th annual Agricultural Fair. The fair takes place August 16 to 19.
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Agricultural Fair Ladies Gain Hall of Fame Status
Eleanor Neubert and Kathy Lobb, longtime managers of the Ag Fair, were honored at a weekend ceremony.
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Draft Horses to Racing Pigs, Fair Brings Fun and Friendly Competition
Heather Hamacek, Vivian Ewing, and Chloe Reichel

The 156th Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair put West Tisbury at center stage. Neither pounding rain nor blistering sun could keep crowds away.

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Agricultural Fair Day Three: Sun Returns, Woodsmen Roar
Vivian Ewing
Friday’s deluge of rain turned the grassy parking lots around the fair into mud pits. But on Saturday the sun and heat returned along with lots of happy fairgoers.
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Rainy Day at the Fair; Draft Horses Keep Pulling
Heather Hamacek

Teams lined up for the draft horse pull at the Agricultural Fair Friday were undeterred by rain. In fact, wet weather kept the animals cool.

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Agricultural Fair Is Timeless Nod to Tradition
Vivian Ewing
On opening day of the 156th annual Agricultural Fair, a small crowd gathered before the ticketers had arrived.
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Blue Ribbons Ready: Agricultural Fair Opens Thursday

Four-days of fun are in store at the 156th Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Livestock Show and Fair, which takes place from Thursday, August 17 to Sunday, August 20.

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Sheep Tops Agricultural Fair Poster
Heather Hamacek
Kate Wignall designed her winning Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair poster based on the town signs on the Vineyard. She modeled the energetic sheep on her dog Piper.
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