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Agricultural Fair Day Three: Sun Returns, Woodsmen Roar »

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:26:58 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Vivian EwingFriday’s deluge of rain turned the grassy parking lots around the grounds of the 156th annual Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Livestock Show and Fair into mud pits. But on Saturday morning the sun and blue skies returned along with lots of happy fairgoers.

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Honoring the Legacy of Sen. Edward Brooke »

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:38:44 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Chloe Reichel A scholarship event held at Lola’s last week marked 50 years since Mr. Brooke first held elected office.

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Martha’s Vineyard sips on the SoulCycle Kool-Aid »

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:37:47 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

My hand shot up when SoulCycle instructor Charlotte Hitch asked how many people were there for the first time. It was 9:30 on a Wednesday morning, and I was in uncharted waters with about one or two others — the rest of the folks filling the 45-bike studio had done this before, more or less […] The post... ...

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Fun at the fair »

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:15:48 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

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 and food throughout the day.   Have fair photos you want to share? Email... ...

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Rainy Day at the Fair; Draft Horses Keep Pulling »

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:39:30 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Heather Hamacek Teams lined up for the lightweight draft horse pull at the Agricultural Fair Friday were undeterred by a little rain. In fact, the wet weather kept the dust to a minimum and kept the animals cool.

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What’s new at the fair »

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:09:38 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

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 endure from year to year and just can’t be missed. That special something may be the Draft Horse Pull, a... ...

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Hog heaven »

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:06:49 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

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 in the livestock barn, and sometimes even outside of it. They’re also one of the most popular farm animals in the […] The post Hog heaven... ...

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Blue ribbon fever »

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:04:23 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

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 blue ribbon from the fair exhibit hall confirms you’re the best. You might only be the best in the small world... ...

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Burgers, berries, and fries, oh my! »

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:57:30 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

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 grabbed a tongue sandwich at the fair for just 20 cents. For West Tisbury history buff John Alley, it’s the grilled... ...

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Vineyarders View Great Spectacle »

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:35:35 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Vineyard GazetteThe wonderful total eclipse of the sun by the moon scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 24, has come and gone, and in viewing the great show Martha’s Vineyard’s residents and visitors occupied very desirable seats in the first balcony.  

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