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Kids and goats

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A sign on North Road in Chilmark invited motorists to stop at Native Earth Teaching Farm for a 4-H Goat Club fundraiser last month. At the farm stand, young people in green 4-H T...

Who’s who behind the Ag Fair

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Behind the scenes, the fair is jumping into the 21st century with both feet. The “Fair Ladies,” who began their careers at the fair in the mid-1980s, have handed the reins to the next...

All’s Fair

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Cows in the barn, cotton candy, and carnival rides are classic fair attractions, but there’s always room for something new. Around the fairgrounds, educational experiences are expanding, from the new waste-management system (see story...

Greening the fair

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A new initiative at this year’s fair aims to reduce plastic waste, utilize any compostable food scraps, and diminish the waste stream of this major summer event. The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society will team...

Affair with a Fair

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The Fair is like a tiny town, No sooner built than taken down. Its anthem is a fiddle tune, Its flag the fleeting harvest moon. The cars in town are pink and teal And tethered to a Ferris wheel; The...

Westminster to West Tisbury

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Training a dog and working with a dog are two different things. While training is teaching the dog, working with a dog is listening to, respecting, and cooperating with what the trained dog is...

Enter the 2018 Ag Fair poster contest

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The Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society is accepting entries for its annual Ag Fair poster contest. The artwork needs to be a graphic design suitable for reproduction on T-shirts and must fit an 18'' by...

2017 MVAS dog show results

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society held its annual dog show on Sunday. The results below list blue ribbon winning dogs for each breed. Mixed Breed – Dog Murray – miniature labradoodle – owner/handler: Amy Cummings Mixed Breed...

Fun at the fair

The Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair is well into it's second day. Though an overcast morning and rainy afternoon didn't make for ideal fair conditions, there were plenty of smiling faces enjoying rides, races, exhibits...

All’s Fair

Photos from day one at the Ag Fair are coming in hot.

What’s new at the Fair

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With its catchy theme, “See ‘Ewe’ at the Fair,” and poster featuring a smiling sheep, this 156th annual Agricultural Fair is packed with attractions to delight all ages. There are countless crowd favorites that...

Hog heaven

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Some might come to the fair to pig out, others bring their pigs. Pigs, also known as swine, have a strong footing here on Martha’s Vineyard. You can always find a few of them...

Blue ribbon fever

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As August comes along, I start thinking about what I want to enter in the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair exhibits. My latent competitive streak starts scheming about how to win a blue ribbon. A...

Burgers, berries, and fries, oh my!

Bow Van Riper, librarian at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, says it’s the strawberry shortcake that he looks forward to every August at the Agricultural Fair. He also said that back in 1935, you could’ve...

‘See ewe at the Fair!

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Most artists will tell you their painting, portrait, or sculpture has a muse, and Kate Wignall’s winning design for this year’s Ag Fair poster contest is no different. The wooly sheep with a winning...