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Map for 159th M.V. Agricultural Fair

For a complete map of the fairgrounds for the 159th Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair, click this link to view or download a PDF: Ag Fair Map.  

Schedule for 159th M.V. Agricultural Fair

2021 Ag Fair Program  (Subject to change) Carnival rides open at 11 am Barn closes at 9 pm, Thursday - Saturday, 5 pm on Sunday Hall closes at 10 pm Thursday - Saturday, 5 pm on Sunday Daily admission...

All’s fair

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But forget the carols, snowflakes, and tinsel. For us dedicated Ag Fair buffs, our favorite season is marked by bright sunshine, cotton candy instead of sugar...

This Was Then: The 1912 Fair

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For generations, the fair has been a late-summer draw for kids of all ages. The late Stan Lair (1902-1987) of Vineyard Haven remembered it in the early 20th century as “a big event for...

What makes the fair tick?

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When I sat down to talk with Janice Haynes at her home in West Tisbury, she had just returned from a trip to Ireland the night before and was a little exhausted from her...

From fried dough to yucca fries

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The Fair is like that middle page of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, where the caterpillar, who has eaten healthy fruits and vegetables Monday through Friday, comes to Saturday and eats his way through “one...

Play fair

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Each year at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair, a tent is raised at the rear of the fairgrounds where Island musicians perform alongside the braying and clucking of farm animals and the whirring of...

What’s new at the Ag Fair

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The Agricultural Fair comes to West Tisbury every year… unless it’s WWII or 2020. This year it’s back, the culmination of a busy summer on the Vineyard, a place to meet old and new...

A fair to remember

Updated Aug. 19 Sunday: 3 pm  The crowds were mostly gone by mid-Sunday afternoon, but there were still racing pigs, the skillet toss, and plenty of prizewinning quilts, artwork, and handcrafted woodwork to see. The music...

Schedule: 158th Annual MV Agricultural Society Fair

Carnival rides open 11 am Barn closes at 9 pm Thursday - Saturday, 5 pm Sunday Hall closes at 10 pm Thursday - Saturday, 5 pm Sunday THURSDAY– AUGUST 15 (10 am - 11 pm) 10 am  Ox Obstacle...

When in West Tisbury…

West Tisbury has the most agricultural feel of all six Island towns — fitting that it hosts the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair every year. From rolling farmlands to woody thickets to its small town...

Pulling strings

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For the first time ever, the sweet, sweet sound of dozens of ukuleles will fill the music tent at the Ag Fair on opening day, Thursday, August 15, from 4:30 to 6 pm. The ukulele...

Sea you there!

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“All Roads Lead to the Fair, Sea You There,” is the theme that inspired this year’s winning and whimsical fair poster design: a mermaid drives a tractor, shepherding an assortment of farm animals across...

Tips for tackling the Ag Fair

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But forget the carols, snowflakes, and tinsel. For us dedicated Ag Fair buffs, our favorite season is marked by bright sunshine, cotton candy instead of sugar...

What’s new at the Ag Fair

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The art in the hall, the pigs in the barn, and the woodsmen’s contest are perennial favorites at the fair, but there’s always something new to discover, too. This year brings a new Ferris...

Looms, fibers, and shears, oh my!

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The Fiber Tent returns to the 158th Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair to teach sustainable practices and promote local farming. The brainchild of Katharine Long, her husband Tom Vogl, and Glenn Jackson, the tent started almost...

At the Ag Fair, with Charlie, my angel

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More than a trip to Disney World, more than the celebration of Christmas, for Vineyarders the annual four-day Agricultural Fair grounds us in the sacredness of family. Since my beloved ex-husband Marty Nadler began luring...

Simpler times

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“Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels ...” — Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides, Now” (1969) The Ag Fair, operated by the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society (MVAS), has been an annual marker for Island residents for 160...

Schedule: 157th Annual MV Agricultural Society Fair

Thursday, August 16 – Sunday, August 19 Fair Hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 AM – 11 PM Sunday 9:30 AM – 7 PM Exhibit Hall Hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 AM – 10 PM Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM Barn...

Ox tale

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The first thing that strikes you about Barbara Ronchetti’s ox is his charming personality. Ronchetti uses her soft colored CarbOthello pastel pencils to create a recognizable but not photorealistic animal. “I tried to draw...
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