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Our rides and amusements are provided by Cushing Amusements who have been entertaining us safely for over 25 years. Click here to learn how they have further helped us by contributing to MVAS grant and scholarship programs, offered to islanders to keep our community agriculturally sound.

MVAS Livestock Show and Fair

The MVAS will be celebrating it's 151th fair.

"The Best Under the Sun"

This year's theme: "TIMELESS TRADITIONS"

COMING SOON! Application for Corn Husking event at the Fair!!!

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO POULTRY OWNERS: PLEASE READ NOTICE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE!

 

Come to the Fair!! Rides, games, shucking and fiddle contests, skillet toss, horse pull, woodsmen competition, fiber-arts tent, dog & livestock shows. The fun begins Thursday and runs for 4 days from 10am to 11pm on the fairgrounds in West Tisbury. (August 19th 10am to 7pm). It's a real old-fashioned Agricultural Country Fair with Mid-Way sponsored by the Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society.

Tickets are: $8 Adults, $5 Children 5-12 & Adults 62+. Children under 5 are free.

Fair Hours

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: Open from 10am until 11pm
Sunday: Open from 10am until 7pm

Fair Schedule

2012 Schedule will be posted here soon. The following is an example of the 2011 schedule.


First Day - Thursday Aug 16th (10:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
10:00 AM - Judging of Exhibits in Hall (Hall opens in the afternoon after all judging has been completed)
10:00 AM - Judging of Goats
10:00 AM - Ox Show
10:30 AM - Judging of Cattle & Swine, Miniature Horses
11:00 - 5:00 PM - The Blue Hills Brass Quintet - strolling
11:30 AM - Ox Pull followed by Cow Chip Bingo
1:00 PM - Pet Show - Stage
5:00 - 7:00 PM - The Jon Zeeman Band - Stage
6:30 PM - "Acoustic Corner" with Tristan Isreal, Paul Thurlow & Invited Guests
8:00 PM - Local Musicians - Stage
10:00 PM Hall Closes

Second Day - Friday Aug 17th (10:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
10:00 AM - Judging of Poultry & Rabbits - Barn
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM The Blue Hills Brass Quintet - strolling
11:00 - 11:30 AM - Dunes Day Scenario - Stage
11:00 AM - Draft Horse Halter Class - Pulling Ring
11:30 AM - Judging of Sheep, Llamas & Alpacas
1:00 PM - Draft Horse Pulling Contest
3:00 - 5:00 PM - Slippery Sneakers Zydeco Band - Stage
4:00 PM - Clam & Oyster Shucking Contest/Smoked Fish Contest - Back of Hall
6:00 PM - Local Musicians - Stage
6:30 PM - "Acoustic Corner" with Tristan Isreal, Paul Thurlow & Kevin Keady
10:00 PM Hall Closes

Third Day - Saturday Aug 18th (10:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
10:00 AM - Antique Tractor Pull - behind Pulling Ring
10:30 AM - Puppet Musical - Stage
11:00 AM - Martha's Vineyard Horse Council Drill Team - Show Ring
11:30 AM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM - Vic & Sticks - Back of Hall
12:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM - Toe Jam - Stage
12:00 - 32nd Annual Woodsmens Contest
6:00 PM - Island Gymnastics Training Demonstration - Lawn
6:30 PM - "Acoustic Corner" with Tristan Israel, Paul Thurlow & Invited Guests
7:00 PM - Local Musicians - Stage
10:00 PM Hall Closes

Fourth Day - Sunday Aug 19th (10:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
10:00 AM - Island Draft Horse Show
10:00 AM - Dog Show
12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - Puppet Musical - Stage
3:00 PM - Women's Skillet Throw - Pulling Ring
5:00 PM - The Sting Rays - Stage
7:00 PM Hall Closes

Judging of the Halls Exhibits will begin promptly at 9:00am August 18th, and the Hall will be closed to the public until judging is completed.

This year's Fair may receive financial assistance from the Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture.

Agricultural Society Members holding Membership cards are entitled to free entry to the Fair. Membership fee - $30.00 Adults, $12.00 Juniors, Family - 2 Adults, 2 Children 12 and under $60.00, additional Children under Family Membership 8.00 each. Click here to fill out your membership form.

2012 PULLORUM TESTING INFORMATION

Alex MacDonald from the Mass Department of Agricultural Resources will be on the island Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24. For scheduling purposes, requests should be made no later than Wednesday July 18.

To schedule an appointment please contact Alex MacDonald at 617.872.9961 or email at alex.macdonald@state.ma.us or amasterpoe@yahoo.com or Megan Megrath at 617.626.1798 or email megan.megrath@state.ma.us