Saline Community Fair Fun Continues

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 08/31/2018 - 01:18

Great weather for going to a fair is expected to continue so make plans now to join in the fair fun. Friday, August 31 is Seniors Day and Ladies’ Day at the Saline Community Fair and the day’s sponsor is R.G. Wahl-Roehm Heating and Cooling. Friday features special admission prices for senior citizens who are free until 1 p.m. and everyone else age 11 and older are $5 from 9 a.m. to 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 a Princess and Super Heroes Party from noon until 2 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. All rides will open at 2 p.m. Another new activity, the Smokin’ W Regulators Mounted Shooting will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. in the lower horse arena. Come out to see this new exciting show and equestrian sport. The 2018 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.  The Beer Barn will also be open Friday evening from 5 p.m. to midnight and entertainment will be provided by Pickin’ Roots. 

Saturday, September 1 is Heroes’ Day with Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighters and other nominated heroes admitted free with credentials. The Heroes’ Day program begins at 11 a.m. and will include a light lunch and entertainment provided by the Stronghold Quartet. 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. Another premier event at the fair is 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, Magic Joe will be performing at 7 & 8 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 will be open all week and the Farmer for a Day activity area will provide fun for kids. Area businesses will 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.  

Twelve bikes will be given away to lucky winners in the Saline Community Fair bicycle giveaway. Entry forms can be deposited throughout fair week into corresponding containers located with the bikes in Building C on the fairgrounds. The forms are on the website and available at local sponsors and at the fair. Many thanks to the businesses and individuals who have donated these bikes.  

Visit the fair website at 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!


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.