Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Ag Fair

Paul Jackson’s legacy

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Some of us have never grown a vegetable, much less one that would be fair-worthy. Paul Jackson, who died last April, and his wife Mary entered veggies, fruits, jellies, and flowers galore over the...

Recycling and composting at this year’s Fair

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In 2016, The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Fair began the long road to making its annual fair a 0 waste event. Significant strides have been made in this direction. Last year they collected 7,650...

4-H at the Agricultural Fair

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“Youth is the hope of our future,” said 19th century polymath Jose Rizal. Rizal was on to something and so was educator and founder of 4-H, Albert Graham, who recognized that the youth in...

Food, family, and fair fun!

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As you drive up to the Fairgrounds, a familiar sight unfolds; parents trying to keep an eye on their kids as they get out of the car and eagerly run to the ticket line,...

What’s new at the M.V. Agricultural Fair?

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Close your eyes. Can you smell the popcorn? Can you hear the hooting, hollering, and laughter from kids in the carnival section? How about the amazing music coming from the music tent? Tell the...

161st Annual Agricultural Fair: Schedule of Events

Ag Fair Program (Subject to change) Thursday, Friday, & Saturday  Barns close at 9 pm Hall closes at 10 pm Fiber Tent closes at 6 pm Sunday  Barns close at 5 pm Hall closes at 5 pm ...

The Yard comes to the Ag Fair

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When is a dance much more than a dance? You will get a chance to see for yourself at the Ag Fair on Friday, August 18, at 12 pm with Caleb Teicher and Nic...

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...