The Agricultural Fair may be a week away, but those looking to get their historical groove going early are in luck. Tomorrow, August 8, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. is the book release and signing party for Bountiful - A History of the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society and the Livestock Show and Fair by Susan Klein and photographer Alan Brigish.
The title is a mouthful but the book is much more than a full meal, spanning the entire history of the fair from its inception on October 26, 1858 to present day. Ms. Klein and Mr. Brigish spent the last year and a half steeped in Ag Fair history and lore. But this wasn’t their first iron skillet throwdown. Mr. Brigish has photographed the fair for 30 years while Ms. Klein has been enjoying the annual rite of summer first-hand since she was a child.
The event takes place at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury, naturally. Check it out and then return the following week to continue the tradition.