Listen for the music of the carousel and the laughter of the children, see the smiling faces, and smell the tantalizing food – excitement runs through the fairgrounds. Fair week comes to Lenawee County in July with full family entertainment for all. Spectators, exhibitors and vendors meet to celebrate Lenawee County’s Best Attraction (Telegram’s Best of Lenawee 2012). For 174 years this annual event has united Lenawee County with great entertainment, quality music, fine handiwork, all phases of agriculture, a wide variety of youth activities, exciting rides, retail and merchant displays, Grandstand shows with infield favorites, Bandshell shows, and mouth watering fair food.
The fair begins with the 4-H Chicken BBQ and the huge fair parade through downtown Adrian right up to the main gate on Dean Street. It concludes with a fabulous fireworks show that celebrates everything between the Sunday opening day and Saturday evening close. From toddler to grandparent and all ages between, fair week provides something for everyone to add to their memory bank. Visit with folks you only see at the fair, view the prize livestock, watch youngsters showcase their hard work, sweat and sometimes tears with their fair projects, enjoy the shows and activities, or if fair food is your prime objective, there will be plenty. Come to the fair. . . come often . . . get together at the Lenawee County Fair in July 2013.
Other Fairgrounds activities – While the Lenawee County Fair lasts only a week, we have other events that you may enjoy throughout the rest of the year at the fairgrounds. Have a special occasion coming up? We have the two largest venues in Lenawee County that seat up to 425 or 500 people. Either of which can be the perfect location for wedding receptions, family reunions, swap meets, auctions, and much more.
The Lenawee County Fair and Event Grounds also holds two large Community Garage Sales, one in March and one in November. The annual fund-raiser, Cash-A-Fair, is held in February. Contact the fair office at 517-263-3007 for additional information.
Coming up! July 2014 will be the 175th Anniversary of the Lenawee County Fair!