Saline Community Fair Has Full Day of Activities on Sunday

 09/03/2017 - 01:34

Sunday, September 3 is the new Family Day at the Saline Community Fair held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road. The day 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 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.

In addition to exhibits, inside and outside displays and animals, the Adventures in Agriculture and Farmer for a Day area is open through Sunday. Crowd favorites in the barn area have been the Texas Longhorn cattle and a miniature donkey which was born on August 28th.  Area businesses have displays throughout the fairgrounds and there are a variety of food booths. Elliott’s Amusements will provide the carnival rides and on Sunday the rides open at 1 p.m. It takes many sponsors and volunteers to make the fair possible.  Many thanks to all of our supporters.  

On Monday, September 4 all the exhibits, animals and displays will be gone, but a few activities will take place. The Antique Tractor Cement Slab Pull will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the grandstand and carnival rides only will be open from 1 to 6 p.m.

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. 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.

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