Celebrate Heroes and Enjoy Events at the Saline Fair

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 09/01/2018 - 00:45

Saturday, September 1 at the Saline Community Fair is Heroes’ Day with Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighters and other nominated heroes admitted free with credentials. The Heroes’ Day program begins at 11 a.m. and will include a light lunch and entertainment provided by the Stronghold Quartet. The Antique Tractor Pull and Farm Stock Tractor Pull and Truck Pull starts off the grandstand events at 9 a.m. and a free Pedal Tractor Pull for both youth and adults will be held at 2 p.m.  Another premier event at the fair is the Foam Dance Party from 6 to 10 p.m. located in its own tent near the barns and midway. Attendees will enjoy flashing colored lights, DJ Music and foam to dance in!  The evening grandstand show is the Super Stock and Modified Tractor and Truck Pull which begins at 7 p.m.  At the other end of the fairgrounds under the open pavilion, Magic Joe will be performing at 7 & 8 p.m.  All rides will open at 1 p.m.  The Beer Barn will also be open Saturday evening from 5 p.m. to midnight.  Another full day of family fun.

Sunday, September 2 is the new Family Day and starts off with Compact Tractor Pulling at 11 a.m.  The Taste of Ag will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. This unique program takes place in Barns F and D and adults and young people can go through the animal and agriculture exhibits and visit with farmers and youth exhibitors to learn more about how their food is produced and where their food comes from.  It takes about an hour to complete the program. After completing the various stations (kids will also be completing a passport which will qualify them to enter the bike drawing, and adults will be completing a quiz) they will receive a coupon for a taste of agriculture (broasted potatoes, popcorn, hot dog and ice cream) between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. The Car and Tractor Show will be held from 2 to 5 p.m.  There are also many antique tractors on display throughout fair week. The Huron Valley Harmonizers will be strolling the fairgrounds from 2-4 p.m. and performing for the fair visitors. Saline’s own Fiddlers Philharmonic will take the stage and perform at 5 p.m. The second evening of the unique Foam Dance Party goes from 6 to 10 p.m. The fun and excitement continues at 7 p.m. at the grandstand with the USA Auto Cross Enduro Derby. The Bicycle drawing will be held at 7 p.m.  followed by the Merchants drawings at 8 p.m. and the Saline Rotary Club Steer Drawing at 8:30 p.m. and the release of still exhibits at 9 p.m.  Twelve bikes will be given away to lucky winners. Entry forms can be deposited throughout fair week into corresponding containers located with the bikes in Building C on the fairgrounds. The Beer Barn will be open from 5 to 11 p.m. on Sunday evening.

In addition to exhibits, inside and outside displays and animals, the Adventures in Agriculture barn will be open all week and the Farmer for a Day activity area will provide fun for kids. Don’t miss the Saline FFA Dunk Tank featuring local stars from our community! Area businesses have displays throughout the fairgrounds and there are a variety of great food booths. Elliott’s Amusements will provide the carnival rides throughout the week.

Visit the fair website at www.salinefair.org for information on admission and ride prices, as well as specials for each day.  Activity details and a complete schedule are also available on the website. Many local businesses have fair books and fair schedules.  You are also invited to follow the fair on Facebook at Saline Community Fair. See you at the fair!


Nancy Diuble Thelen
Thelen retired from MSU Extension in 2015 and is an active volunteer with the Saline Community Fair, Washtenaw County Farm Bureau and 4-H.