Fowlerville Family Fair Returns July 25-30
FOWLERVILLE – The Fowlerville Family Fair is set to return July 25-30 for its 136th year at the Fowlerville Fairgrounds at 8800 W. Grand River Road.
In 1886 the Fowlerville Agricultural Society was formed and the fair has been held ever since. This year’s theme is neon lights and country parties.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no full fair in 2020, although the youth shows did take place. The Fowlerville Fair has returned in 2021 with a full schedule of events.
Since the pandemic, fairground manager Brooke Tate said improvements have been made to the right experience, including:
- a new ride for the carnival
- new food vendors
- new acts of roaming – traveling around the fairground interacting with people
- more animals
- improved sound system for the grandstand
- improvement of buildings
- streamline people entering doors
- beautify the property
“The fair has made a lot of improvements to prepare for a really great fair this year,” Tate said.
Free parking is available on-site, according to Tate. Fair admission is $5. Children under 4 years old are admitted free. On Kid’s Day, children 12 and under get free admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On Saturday, veterans and active military, fire, EMS, and police enjoy free admission from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proof of veteran status or current military personnel is required.
The Skerbeck Entertainment Group Carnival midway will be open from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Single tickets are available at 4 for $5 or a sheet of 50 for $50. The rides require 3-6 tickets, but the Top Gun ride requires 12 tickets.
The armbands cost $30 a day, except Wednesdays when they cost $25 for Children’s Day, according to Tate. People can buy a “mega” group for $90, which is good for unlimited rides every day of the fair. The deadline to purchase ride tickets online is July 25 at 5 p.m.
From Tuesday to Saturday, the fair is open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Throughout the week there will be activities and events including:
A key change this year, according to Tate, is that poultry will not be featured.
Earlier this year, state health officials were concerned about disease-carrying birds. A virulent strain of bird flu was circulating. Authorities required no cases of bird flu for 30 days before lifting the ban.
The decision not to show poultry came at the time. Tate said it was too late to change the plan by the time state orders were lifted. She added that the youth projects will still be judged, but they will use fake birds.
In addition to the day’s entertainment, entertainment in the grandstand will be offered each evening with variable entry prices:
- Monday at 6 p.m., harness racing for $5.
- At 8 p.m. Tuesday, TNT Demolition Derby – Bump N’ Run for $10
- At 8 p.m. Wednesday, TNT Demolition Derby – Figure 8 for $10
- At 7 p.m. Thursday, Micro Wrestling for $15 and $20 for limited ringside seating
- Friday at 7 p.m., Broken Horn Rodeo for $15
- 6 p.m. Saturday John Michael Montgomery $40 standing pit, $35 center section seats, $30 grandstand seats
Tickets for all events can be found online or on the night of the event at the door.
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