Vineyard Gazette
Wednesday of last week was a great day for the Vineyard.
Agricultural Fair
West Tisbury History
Maia Coleman
The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society has unveiled the winning poster for the fair this summer honoring Emma Hall, a longtime fair volunteer who died this winter in a motor vehicle accident.
Agricultural Fair

2019

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.

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.

2018

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.

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.
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.

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.

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