Northwestern Michigan Fair Comes to Traverse City Every August


The Northwestern Michigan Fair in Traverse City is held in mid-August. It was established in 1908 and has been held at its current location on Blair Townhall Road, Traverse City, since 1975. The fair continues to follow its original purpose of celebrating area agriculture and youth programs.

Gates are open from 8am-11pm, Livestock Barns are open from 10am–10pm, Exhibit Building is open from 10am–10pm (Mon-Sat), Midway is open Mon-Sat (see below for times)

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Here are highlights from 2016:

Sunday, Family Day

*Gate Price: $1, Midway Closed*
Church Service in Grandstands
Pancake Breakfast
4-H Cavy & Rabbit Showmanship
4-H Differently-Abled Program
4-H Goat Obstacle, Draft Showmanship, & Pack
4-H Dog Agility followed by Rally Obedience demonstration
Horse Pulls

Monday, Veterans/Seniors Day

*Gate Price: $1, Midway Opens at 5pm*
4-H Horse Show
4-H Breed Cavies, Market Rabbits, Breed Rabbits
4-H Swine Showmanship, Cloverbuds
Veterans' Quilt Raffle
Cherry Pie Award Winner & Red Star Yeast Baking Price Announced
Goat Talent & Costume Show/Parade
Homemaker of the Year Presentation
Veterans' Memorial & Ice Cream Social
4-H Lamb Showmanship & Breed
Lawnmower Races
4-H Goat Run

Tuesday, 4-H Day

*Midway Opens at 12pm*
4-H Horse Show
4-H Swine Market
Open Lamb Showmanship & Breed
4-H Lamb Market
Home Economics and Arts Demonstrations
Veterans' Quilt Raffle
4-H Goat Breed, Showmanship, & Market
Open Steer, D. Feeder, & Jr. Beef Showmanship
4-H Jr. Beef, Dairy Feeder Market
4-H & Open Llama & Alpaca- Costume, Showmanship/Halter
4-H Cloverbud Dairy Feeder & Jr. Beef Showmanship
4-H Steer Market
Truck Pulls
4-H Goat Run

Wednesday, Kids & Special Kids Day

*8am-12pm: Free Admission for Special Kids of all ages, Midway Opens at 12pm*
4-H & Open Poultry & Waterfowl Market, Breed
Differently-Abled Program Petting Zoo
4-H Dairy Feeder, Jr. Beef, & Steer Showmanship, Cloverbud
Rabbit Skillathon
4-H Differently Abled Horse Show
Learn How to Knit & Crochet
Veterans' Quilt Raffle
Home Depot Make and Take
Michael's Make and Take
Home Depot Hands on Project
4-H Parent/Leader Beef Showmanship
4-H Poultry Showmanship
Open Dairy Feeder, Jr. Beef, Steer Showmanship
4-H & Open Llama & Alpaca Obstacle Course, Pack Class
Mud Runs
4-H Goat Run

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Thursday, AG Day

*Midway Open at 12pm*
4-H Auction & Livestock Market
Learn to Quilt
Veterans' Quilt Raffle
4-H Buyers' Luncheon
Interquilten Demonstration
Super Kicker Rodeo
4-H Goat Run

Friday, Demolition Day

Open Horse Show
4-H Dog Obedience & Showmanship
Blood Drive
4-H Cloverbud Showmanship- Sheep, Rabbits, Cavies, Goats, Poultry
Veterans' Quilt Raffle
4-H Talent Show
Demo Derby
4-H Goat Run

Saturday, Fair Finale Day

*Midway Opens at 12pm*
4-H Grand Champion Showman Round Robin
Veterans' Quilt Raffle
4-H Parade Of Champions & Cloverbud Parade
Fair Queen Pageant
4-H Awards Program
Tough Truck Competition
4-H Goat Run

For more information:
Northwestern Michigan Fair
3606 Blair Townhall Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 943-4150
Northwestern Michigan Fair

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