Here at Sandpiper Rentals, we know that summertime on Martha’s Vineyard is a truly special time of year. The weather is perfect for going to the beach and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the area’s fresh seafood. If you’re going to be on The Vineyard during the summer, make sure you make time to go to the West Tisbury Agricultural Fair. This annual fair is the perfect place to indulge in some old-fashioned fun with rides, live entertainment, agricultural contests, great food and more. The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society is responsible for the fair each year, and it’s a good time for everyone involved. So, be sure to plan a trip to Martha’s Vineyard for the West Tisbury Agricultural fair in August.
About the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society
Founded in 1859, the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society has the mission of promoting “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 farmer’s markets.” There are more than 1000 seasonal and year-round members in the society who participate in carrying out that mission. The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society is best known for the annual agricultural fair. The society is located in the town of West Tisbury on a 21-acre site at the Panhandle.
2015 West Tisbury Agricultural Fair
This year’s West Tisbury Agricultural Fair will be the 154th fair and will take place on August 20th through August 23rd at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society on Panhandle Road in West Tisbury. The fair will be open on the 20th, 21st, and 22nd from 10 am until 11 pm and on the 23rd from 10 am until 7 pm. Thousands of native islanders and visitors will come to the fair to take in the events and have a good time. The fair has many judged events that showcase individual talents and agricultural products. Events at the fair include horse pulls, shucking contests, fiddle contests, skillet toss, woodsmen competition, dog and livestock shows, and more. There will also be a fiber arts tent where you can explore locally made fibers and textiles as well finished goods. There will be a midway with rides provided by Cushing Amusements, a company with a reputation for safety. You won’t want to miss out on this summer tradition when you visit The Vineyard. It is an encapsulation of what summer should be and is a seriously fun event.
Staying on Martha’s Vineyard
When you’re making plans to visit the West Tisbury Agricultural Fair, make your accommodation arrangements with Sandpiper Rentals. Our luxurious yet affordable rentals are the perfect place to call your home-away-from-home while you’re on Martha’s Vineyard. With rental properties all around the island, you can choose which town you’d like to stay in and what attractions you’d like to be near. Our Martha’s Vineyard rental properties feature amenities like luxurious bathrooms and kitchens as well as waterfront views. When you’re visiting the island, there’s no better way to stay.