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.
ATTN: 2015 PULLORUM TESTING INFORMATION
MDAR staff will be on Martha’s Vineyard for one day only on Tuesday July 21st, from 8am to 4pm to test poultry. For scheduling purposes, requests for testing should be made no later than Friday, July 15th. We cannot guarantee that requests received after July 15th can be accommodated.
***THERE ARE CHANGES THIS YEAR TO THE TESTING PROCEDURES***
Poultry testing this year will be done at the fairgrounds. Due to limited staffing, we will not be able to visit each locatin to test your flock. If you are showing birds at the fair, you will have to bring your entire flock to the fairgrounds to be tested. The flock owner must be present and be available to handle their birds and assist the inspector.
Please contact Megan Megrath at 617-626-1798 or email@example.com to schedule testing.
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Come to the Fair!
Come to the Fair!! Rides, games, shucking and fiddle contests, skillet toss, horse pull, woodsmen competition, fiber-arts tent, dog & livestock shows. The 154th Martha’s Vineyard Livestock Show and Fair will be held August 20-23, 2015. The fun begins Thursday and runs for 4 days from 10am to 11pm on the fairgrounds in West Tisbury (August 23rd 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!