Welcome to the MV Agricultural Society
The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society was established in 1859. It promotes the pursuit of agriculture, horticulture, land conservation, youth activities, mechanic and domestic arts and encourages the raising and improving of plant and animal stock and the sale of island-grown produce and flowers at local farmers’ markets.
The Society, which has over 1000 year-round and seasonal members, is perhaps best known for its annual Agricultural Fair, which attracts thousands of islanders and visitors each summer.
In 1993, to meet the growing needs of its membership and the public, the Society sold its Agricultural Hall to the Town of West Tisbury and purchased the 21-acre site at the Panhandle.
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Come to the Fair!
Attention all 2014 Exhibitors of Poultry:
Employees of the MDAR will be on island on Tuesday, July 15th and Tuesday July 22nd to test poultry. If you plan to exhibit at the MV AG Fair this year, you must have your flock tested. This is FREE. You must schedule an appointment by Friday, July 11th. You may contact Alex MacDonald at 617-872-9961 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Megan Megrath at 617-626-1798 or email@example.com to schedule your appointment. You may NOT exhibit your poultry at the Fair without 2014 Pullorum Testing.
Come to the Fair!! Rides, games, shucking and fiddle contests, skillet toss, horse pull, woodsmen competition, fiber-arts tent, dog & livestock shows. The 152nd Martha’s Vineyard Livestock Show and Fair will be held August 21-24, 2014. The fun begins Thursday and runs for 4 days from 10am to 11pm on the fairgrounds in West Tisbury. (August 24th 10am to 7pm). It’s a real old-fashioned Agricultural Country Fair with Mid-Way sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society. Click here to learn more!
Grants and Scholarships
The purpose of the grant program is to assist and perpetuate agriculture on Martha’s Vineyard. The society was organized in 1858 and is funded by contributions from its membership as well as annual community events. The Society has also, for many years, offered a scholarship to graduation seniors. Click here to learn more!