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Midland County Fair

Midland County Fair
6905 Eastman Avenue
989-835-7901

History of the Midland Fair:
The Midland County Fair dates back to 1866 when the Fair was first held in the Methodist Church on Main Street.  In 1867, the Fair was moved outdoors, across the river to a site located between Chippewa and Tittabawassee rivers...a location we now call the Tridge.  These gatherings resulted in the formation of the first agricultural society of Midland County in February of 1877.   The Fair relocated to 22 acres of land, now the location of Currie West today.  In 1923, due to a lack of funds and a decreasing interest in the fair, the society disbanded.  In the years to follow, the Future Farmers of America group and the 4-H program strived to return to a fair.  The Midland County Agricultural and Horticultural Society was re-established in 1939.  With much community support, the Fair moved to its current location in 1947.

Since that time the Fair has grown to be one of the most recognized and attended fairs in the State of Michigan, bringing hundreds of thousands of exhibitors and spectators together each year.  In addition to the Fair, the Society offers a host of diversified events throughout the year ranging from festivals, camper and bike rallies, exhibits and special community events.

The Midland Fairgrounds is also home to the newly renovated Leiphart Schoolhouse.  The renovation which took place in 2015 was a collaboration between several students to attended the school, community and private foundations, as well as hundreds of individuals who wanted to see the schoolhouse come back to life.

Recent News

Midland County Fair 2021

Grandstand Events: Monday August 16,2021: 7:00p.m.SuperKicker Rodeo All seats general admission. $12.00 per person/$5.00 10 Years and Under Tuesday August 17,2021: 7:00p.m. SuperKicker Rodeo All seats general admission. $12.00 per person/$5.00 10…

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Midland County Fair 2019

2019 Free Entertainment Schedule Saturday,August 10,2019: Fair Royalty Contest - 5:00p.m. - Glover Arena - The 2019 Midland Fair King, Queen, Prince and Princess will be crowned. Monday,August 12,2019: KickBack Kountry in the Gazebo at 6:30p.m. …

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Midland County Fair 2018

Schedule: Sat Aug 11,2018: 9.00 am to 2.00 pm: Youth Crafts, Youth Ceremics, Youth Senior Clothing, Home Arts, Buymanship, Youth Jr. Clothing, Intermediate Clothing, Youth Knitting, Crocheting, Needlework, Home Design, Youth Creative Clothing. Youth…

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Midland County Fair 2017

2017 Schedule: Saturday Aug 12,2017: 9.00 am to 2.00 pm: Youth Crafts, Youth Ceremics, Youth Senior Clothing, Home Arts, Buymanship, Youth Clothing, Crocheting, Needlework, Home Design, Youth Creative Clothing, Youth Pioneer Crats 5.00 pm: Glover…

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Midland County Fair 2016

Schedule: Saturday August 13,2016: 9.00 am to 2.00 pm: Youth Crafts, Youth Ceramics,Youth Sr. Clothing, Home Arts, Buymanship, Youth Jr. Clothing, Intermediate Clothing,Youth Knitting,Crocheting, Needlework, Home Design, Youth Creative Clothing,…

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Midland County Fair 2014

Schedule of Events: August 9, 2014: Fair Royalty Contest - 5:00 p.m (Glover Arena) The 2014 Midland Fair King, Queen, Prince and Princess will be crowned. August 10, 2014: Opening Day Fair Officially Opens at Noon (No Carnival Midway Today)…

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Midland County Fair 2013

Schedule: Saturday, August 10, 2013: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm: Youth Crafts, Youth Ceramics, Youth Sr. Clothing, Home Arts, Buymanship, Youth Jr. Clothing, Intermediate Clothing, Youth Knitting, Crocheting, Needlework, Home Design, Youth Creative…

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