Celebrate Heroes and Enjoy Events at the Saline Fair

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 08/30/2019 - 23:31

Saturday, August 31 is Heroes’ Day/Family Day and the day is sponsored by Nutrien Ag Solutions.  Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighters and other nominated heroes will be admitted free all day with credentials. The Heroes’ Day program begins at 11 a.m. and will include a light lunch and entertainment provided by ABC Sisters. A Pedal Pull for both youth and adults will be held at 2 p.m. and the Antique Tractor Pull and Farm Stock Tractor Pull and Truck Pull starts off the grandstand events at 9 a.m. Exploring STEM activities and careers geared at Jr. and Sr. High Students will begin at 5 p.m. The Beer Barn will be open from 5 p.m. to midnight and the Jimmy Clay Band will be providing entertainment. Returning for the second year at the fair will be the Foam Dance Party from 6 to 10 p.m. located in its own tent near the midway. 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, fairgoers can enjoy the Grant Reiff Band, performing from 7-9 p.m.  Another full day of family fun.

Sunday, September 1 is Agriculture Day and the day is sponsored by The Andersons. It 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 D and E 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. and entry forms are available on the fair website. 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. Exploring STEM activities and careers also begins at 5 p.m. A second evening of the Foam Dance Party will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. The fun and excitement continues at 7 p.m. at the grandstand with the USA Auto Cross Championship Derby. Please note that this is the championship, there will not be additional derby competitions in September. The Beer Barn will be open from 5 to 11 p.m. on Sunday evening, and there will be DJ music.  The Bicycle drawing will be held at 7 p.m.  followed by the Merchants drawings at 8 p.m., the Saline Rotary Club Steer Drawing at 8:30 p.m. and the release of still exhibits at 9 p.m.  Thirteen 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. Winners do not need to be present.  

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 are providing 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. You are also invited to follow the fair on facebook at Saline Community Fair or call the fair office during the fair at 734-429-1131.The many volunteers who make the Saline Community Fair possible hope to see you at the fair. The Saline Community Fair also wishes to thank their many sponsors for all their support of the fair. Please check out the list of sponsors and find more information at www.salinefair.org.

 

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.