Agricultural Fair

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.

The 158th Agricultural Fair and Livestock Show Is Underway

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.

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.

Agricultural Fair Stays True to Tradition and the Planet

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.

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.

Agricultural Fair Dog Show Is Sunday Special Treat

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.

Agricultural Fair Delights Young, Old and Everyone In Between

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.

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.

Cue the Midway for 157th Agricultural Fair

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.

Agricultural Fair Beckons to One and All

The preparations are almost done and the crowds ready to be welcomed to the 157th Agricultural Fair and Livestock Show.