Friday, August 24, 2007

It's Time for the Michigan State Fair

Now through Labor Day, September 3, you can attend the State Fair in Detroit.

The fairgrounds are located at the corner of Eight Mile Road and Woodward Ave., home to the State Fair since 1905. It is open from 10 a.m to 10 p.m. daily.

First held in 1849, this is the oldest state fair in the nation. It has run every year since with the exception of 1942-1946, during WWII.

Activities range from hog calling to baton competition, an all county talent show to a blue ribbon program for garden-grown, heirloom vegetables. For an overwhelming 13-page, detailed list of all activities click here.

This year's performers include The Spinners, The Platters, Alice Cooper and Marques Houston.

The popular Miracle of Life exhibit is back this year. The Fair website posts a running total of the births.