Saturday, September 2 is Heroes’ Day with Military, Law Enforcement and Firefighters admitted free with credentials. The Heroes’ Day program begins at 11 a.m. and will include a light lunch and entertainment. 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 starts off the grandstand events at 9 a.m. The evening grandstand show is the Super Stock and Modified Tractor Pull which begins at 7 p.m. At the other end of the fairgrounds under the open pavilion, Three Men and A Tenor will perform at 8 p.m. This entertaining group is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017 – don’t miss the opportunity to join in their celebration. All rides will open at 1 p.m. Farmer John and his interactive live animals will be doing three shows at 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Stick Horse Races will take place in Barn F at 5:30 p.m. The Beer Barn will also be open Saturday evening from 5 p.m. to midnight.
Sunday, September 3 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 Philharomonic will take the stage and perform at 5 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. Fifteen 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. Farmer John and his interactive live animals will again be doing three shows throughout the day. The Beer Barn will be open from 5 to 11 p.m. on Sunday evening.
There are many other activities taking place throughout the week. 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. 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 fairbooks and fair schedules. You are also invited to follow the fair on facebook at Saline Community Fair. See you at the fair!