Sunday, July 27, 2014

175th Lenawee Co. Fair

2014 marked the 175th Anniversary of the Lenawee County Fair! A local celebration of family, friends and farm, there's a little something for everyone!

Yesterday, we went to the Lenawee County Fair. This is the second year we've gone. It was overcast but fairly warm, especially in the barns! The Fair usually starts on a Monday and ends on Saturday each year near the end of July.

There is a little something for everyone. For example- a Midway with rides and games for the kids, live music at the Band Shell, tractor pulls, car shows, baked and home canned goods displays, arts and crafts displays, and our favorite - barnyard animals! 

4-H Club is responsible for a majority of the animals, crafts and goods for exhibit at the Fair. Anything from crafts, to wood working, to fine arts, to baking, to canning... These kids do a great job on their contest entries. Better than many adults can produce!

Speaking of the animals, the Fair is a great place to check out various breeds of farm animals you might consider for your homestead- horses, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, peafowl, rabbits and other small animals and birds. We were able to talk with some of the exhibitors and even got some advice about how to tell what sex our guineas are!

Each night there are different entertainment attractions at the Grand Stand like the Antique Tractor Show and the NTPA Tractor and Truck Pull, and different musical guests at the Band Shell. We did not attend any of the special events, but have heard great things about them.

If you have the opportunity to visit the Fair in 2015, it's well worth the small entrance fee of $3 for children under 9/$5 for teens and adults. All-You-Can-Ride Midway bracelets are $20 each.

There is more information available at the Official Lenawee County Fair Website