A County Agricultural Society
Dear Sir. - Will you allow us to call the attention of your readers to a proposition, emanating from many of our farmers, to join in an effort to form a County Agricultural Society. We hope that all who feel interested in this subject, either director or indirectly; all who are farmers or wish to have farmers and farming increase and prosper, will respond to this call, and give such attention, encouragement and aid to the enterprise, as they conveniently can.
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Dance and Dine at the Meat Ball

Bring dancing shoes and a healthy appetite to the Agricultural Hall Saturday, March 4 for the Agricultural Society’s Meat Ball.

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Agricultural Fair Wins Awards

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society has received five awards for their annual fair.

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Celebrate Fall at Barn Raisers Ball

If it’s fall it must mean it’s time again for the Barn Raisers Ball.

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Proud Moment for Vineyard Agricultural Society: An Old Barn Captures the Spirit of an Island

In a spectacle described as incredible, amazing and historic, hundreds of Islanders turned out to hammer boards, paint window sills and raise the Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society's new barn in a three-day event that was a festival of community spirit.

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Selectmen to Review Agricultural Hall Zoning
The West Tisbury selectmen on Wednesday agreed to review zoning rules for the Agricultural Hall after concern that the number of events held each year on the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society grounds off Panhandle Road may be over the limit.
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A Weekend of Shearing and Shucking
It’s a surf and turf kind of weekend on the Vineyard with not one but three celebrations of field and sea.
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Agricultural Society Celebrates Start of Spring with Annual Potluck

As starter plants begin to sprout in greenhouses across the Island, the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society ushered in the spring season on Saturday evening at its annual potluck.

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Meat Ball Dance Party

The Agricultural Society is celebrating the art of meat, both in the kitchen and on the dance floor.

On Saturday, Feb. 23, Jefferson Munroe of the Good Farm will host a sausage making workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Masters of the Midway Brought the Fair to Life

Excerpted from Bountiful: A History of the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society and the Livestock Show and Fair, by Susan Klein, with photographs by Alan Brigish (Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society, 2012).

This excerpt is taken from chapter 9 which tells the story of the midway and how it came to play an integral part of the annual Island tradition.

“My favorite was the Scrambler! It was really fun!”

— Dylan Biggs, 7 years of age

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