Saline Community Fair Fun Continues

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 08/29/2019 - 23:43

It has been a great week at the fair so far so make plans now to join in the fair fun. When you are in the white exhibit building at the fair be sure to check out the great photos taken by Saline High School instructor Mr. Rodriguez’s Photography Class while on their educational field trip to the fair on August 28th

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. Friday features 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. Be sure to attend to find out who the special guest is! 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 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.

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.

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 is 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 will be a variety of food booths. Several Saline Area School administrators and staff, along with Saline present and past elected officials will be in the Saline FFA Dunk Tank throughout the week. Elliott’s Amusements are providing the carnival rides and live pony rides are also back at the fair this year. 

Visit the fair website at www.salinefair.org for information on admission and ride prices, as well as specials for each day. Just click on the daily schedule of events for additional information on many of the activities. 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.