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 08/28/2019 - 23:48

A successful Saline Schools Day was held on Wednesday and many Saline Area students and programs were showcased in several different events. Introduced as the 2019-20 Saline Community Fair Ambassadors were Lee Blumenauer, Tess Carichner, Kaitlyn Higgins and Annie Rothfuss. The fair has greatly appreciated the partnership with the schools and the many staff and groups who have worked with the fairboard to bring new and renewed activities to the fair.

Thursday, August 29 is Children’s Day and there will be special activities from 9:30 a.m. to noon. These include Touch a Truck in the front parking lot, goodies from Busch’s, lots of activity tables, A2SO petting zoo from 10 a.m. to noon on the stage, Farmer For A Day,  Washtenaw County Farm Bureau Ag Activities, Make Your Own Ice Cream, animals of all sizes, Adventures in Agriculture, and A2 Magic at noon in Building B. There will also be preschool/toddler ride specials from noon to 3 p.m., and all rides will open at noon.  Rounding out the activities on Thursday are the Jr. Livestock Auction at 7 p.m. and  KOI Drag Racing, also beginning at 7 p.m. in front of the grandstand. This dirt drag racing event features a class for everything - if it has a motor and wheels they have a class for it. For details visit The livestock auction provides a great opportunity to support young livestock producers and purchase high quality meat. The Beer Barn will also be open Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to midnight.

Friday, August 30 is Seniors Day and Ladies’ Day at the Saline Community Fair, but there are activities for all ages happening throughout the day and evening. All activities are held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor. There are special admission prices for senior citizens who are free until 1 p.m. The day starts off with a Euchre tournament at 9:00 a.m., a Draft Horse Pull at 10:30 a.m. and the Princess and Guest Dance Party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Barn Games for Ages 2 to 12 will begin at 1 p.m. The Ladies’ Day program and Recognition of Senior Citizens begins at 1 p.m. and the RFD Boys will be providing the entertainment.  Exploring STEM activities and careers- for all ages, begins at 5 p.m.  The 2019 Saline’s Got Talent Contest begins at 7 p.m. and will offer great awards. (Pre-registration was required). The grandstand show on Friday evening at 7 p.m. will feature the Super Kicker Rodeo along with singer DeWayne Spaw as special entertainment. All rides will open at 2 p.m. The Beer Barn will also be open Friday evening from 5 p.m. to midnight.  Another new activity, the Master Livestock Showman Contest will be held at 8 p.m.

For a complete schedule of the fair activities through September 2 visit 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. Please also join us in thanking and supporting the many businesses and individuals who help to make the fair possible through many hours of volunteering, financial and in-kind support, and many other donations. These partnerships and the support of the community makes a significant difference. 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.