Celebrating 175 Years of the Lenawee County Fair – Michigan’s oldest running fair


The Lenawee County Fair Board & its many committees are enthusiastically planning on a gala celebration for this year’s fair week – our 175th anniversary. Several new activities are planned to reflect reaching this remarkable milestone as well as the always popular motorsports, concerts, Bandshell entertainment, midway, animal shows & projects, and fantastic fair food.

The Roots committee focuses their activities on our heritage, what we wish to preserve and a manner in which to do so, while honoring our agricultural legacy throughout the years of fair activities. The Roots and Fair Improvement committees have joined forces to bring the citizens of Lenawee County Fair as this year’s theme states “The Best Is Yet to Come.”  While celebrating the history of fairs past and commemorating the 2014 fair, these committees are developing several areas of interest for our fair patrons.  An initial group of these activities is listed below.

  • Don’t miss the Centennial Farm Display located in the Grange Building. There will be 60+ centennial farms owned by families for 100+ years included in this prestigious group. Some of these farms have been in the same family for 150 years or more. That’s almost as long as the Lenawee County Fair has been in existence. We celebrate together.
  • For your enjoyment, visit our new taxidermy/wildlife exhibit – a first time display at the fair. You will see a coyote, mink, deer, wild boar and much more in this still life display also located in the Grange Building at the very center of our fairgrounds.
  • Senior Citizens plan to join us on St. Citizens Day, Thursday, July 24, for the Senior Euchre Tournament from 1 – 4 p.m. This fun filled event will be held on the 4-H Center Patio. Sign up at any Lenawee County Senior Center or by calling 517-431-2642. Veteran or novice county Euchre players are assured of a good time and friendly competition.
  • Don’t miss our 32’ Fair Mural posted for your viewing in the Women’s Congress Building by the Bandshell. While in the Congress Building, be sure to peruse all the fine art created by local exhibitors. Feel free to enter projects of your expertise as well. Information for entering exhibit areas at the fair will be in our 2014 Fair Premium Book available early in May.
  • We want to celebrate all areas of the county and in an effort to do so will have another new display of a 36’ county map showcasing the towns and villages in Lenawee County. Enjoy photos of local landmarks and read interesting facts about each community as you celebrate the Lenawee County Fair’s 175th anniversary with us.

Continue to check our website for updates and additional future plans that will highlight the events and activities at the Lenawee County Fair, July 20-26, 2014.