Sunday the 26th- Queen’s Day at the Fair

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Fair week is finally here, and we are starting off the 2015 fair with plenty for the entire family to enjoy!

If you get to the fair grounds early in tomorrow morning, make sure you check out some of the 4-H shows before a 10 am church service at the Bandshell.

Then at 11 am, stroll around the 2nd Annual Car & Bike Cruise-In on the Midway, a perfect way to spend some time before the big parade at 1 pm! The parade route will go through downtown Adrian.

Head on back to the fair grounds to see the Opening Ceremonies at the Bandshell at 2:30 pm. After that, fill your afternoon with a number of Open Class and 4-H shows and activities, as well as several performances at the Bandshell.

As the evening rolls around, don’t miss the Queen Pageant at the Bandshell. At 7 pm, the pageant will begin to determine who will be crowned!

If the Grandstand is more your scene, the NTPA Tractor & Truck Pull will also begin at 7 pm. Make sure you get your Grandstand tickets or Fun Pak to see all of the action.

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Just For the Kids

2014 Lenawee Fair Midway Rides and VendorsThe fair is a great place to bring the entire family, and activities for the kids are not in short supply!

Fair week officially kicks off this Sunday, the 26th. Bring the family to downtown Adrian to watch the annual Parade at 1 pm. It’s sure to get everyone excited for a big week ahead. Then back to the fairgrounds to check out all of the classic cars and bikes.

4-H events are taking place each day of the fair. You might have a son or daughter competing, or just want to watch. Either way, the kids will love to see all of the livestock so up close and in-person. Be sure to stop by the Birthing tent near the poultry barn to see the cute little babies and maybe even a newborn!

On Monday, come check out the Talent Contest at the Bandshell. The show starts  at 6:30 pm sharp, we’re sure the kids would love to see their friends and fellow classmates compete. Monday also is when Midway rides open for fair week and also Twilight Dollar Day. All rides are just a dollar each and open at 5 pm.

Tuesday is Kid’s Day! At 1 pm, Great Start and Bethany Assembly of God are hosting Kid’s Day activities at the Bandshell. Then later in the evening, it’s Monster Truck night! The Grandstand will be roaring with the sound of the huge trucks starting at 7pm. At dusk , we will be showing a movie at the Bandshell. That is, if the kids aren’t fast asleep from all of the excitement. Ride wristbands are also available for only $15.

Midway Rides will be open for kids and fair-goers of all ages to enjoy starting Monday at 5 pm. The rest of the week, rides will open at 1 pm. Gate admission for those 9 and under is free everyday.

Moms, you don’t have to miss out on any of the fair action just because you have a newborn. In the Merchant’s building, there will be a private breast feeding and changing area, just like in years past.

Pack up the kids and head out for a fantastic day at the fair!

 

 

 

Get Your Laugh On

BandShell Comedians

This year’s fair is sure to bring a lot of entertainment for all ages, and especially those in need of a good chuckle. We’ve got the laugh-triggering line-up!

Andy Beningo

Named “Best Comedian” by the Detroit Metro Times, Beningo a regular guest on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. He was in the final four on CMT’s Next big Comic, and has appeared on the NBC affiliate show, Night Shift with Kevin Ferguson.

He performed at Gilda’s Laugh Festival in Grand Rapids, MI, where he was the warm up act for Betty White.

Steve Smargon

Steve is known in the comedy universe as, “The Bipolar Marine,” and has been called, “hilarious, plain and simple,” by the Toledo Free Press.

His twisted takes on life cover many diverse topics and his style on any given night all depend on “whether he took his prescribed medication… or a handful of Skittles.”

Mike Neubecker

Mike hails from Brownstown Township, Michigan and has performed at comedy clubs from coast to coast. He’s opened for comedy greats such as Rosie O’Donnell, Mike Green and Chili Challis.

Khurum Sheikh

Khurum Sheikh is a 25-year veteran of the Ann Arbor Police Department who now does comedy all over the country. Originally from Pakistan, his comedy touches on current events and the War on Terror from the hilarious perspective of a Pakistani Police Officer. He has worked with Dave Attell and is in a movie starring Mason Pryor, Richard Pryor’s son, called, “Next Generation” about up-and-coming comedians.

ACM New Artist of the Year, Cole Swindell, Performing at The 2015 Lenawee County Fair

Cole Swindell

American Country Music award winning artist will be performing in Adrian, MI July 30th for the Lenawee County Fair. Cole Swindell, named New Artist of the Year at the ACM Award show in April, will be hitting the Grandstand stage Thursday at 8 pm on the Lenawee County Fair Grounds. Audience members, be prepared for an exhilarating show by the top new artist in the country world.

Swindell started off his career selling merchandise on tour for Luke Bryan. Some might say a position that’s a far cry from being a headlining act. It was there, however, that he was able to watch performances and learn how to work crowds and perform like the best. He gathered everything that he had taken away from those shows and put it into his writing. Soon, his hard work and determination paid off when he began working with major songwriters, the very writers of the songs he played in college bars years back. He had made a name for himself.

While continuing to write, Swindell kept performing solo shows and opening gigs. It didn’t take long for both his writing and performing talents to come together and create a hit. His first major song, “Chillin’ It,” captures his laid back style with his high-energy show – an irresistible combination for audiences.

Since “Chillin’ It,” he has gone on to create several more hits like “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” and “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey.” The latter helped him to win the fan-voted AMC Award. All three songs made it to the top of the charts and were No. 1 Singles!

When performing for his fans, Swindell aims to make people feel like they don’t want to miss a thing even going to grab a refreshment wouldn’t be worth the risk. His leave-it-all-on-the-stage attitude makes sure everyone, including himself, is having an amazing time. He wants them to head home “saying, ‘That’s the best show I’ve ever seen.’”

Tickets will be available for purchase on Monday, May 11th, at 9 am. Standing track and box seats are $27.00, and general admission grandstand tickets are $22.00.

Purchasing Tickets – Beginning May 11th at 9 am

  • Fair office walk-in purchase at 602 N. Dean St., Adrian, MI
  • Online at www.startickets.com
  • Phone Star tickets at 1-800-585-3737

 

Source: Biographical information gathered from coleswindell.com/about.

 

Spring Community Indoor Yard Sale March 14th

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On March 14th, 2015, the Lenawee County Fairgrounds will once again play host to one of the largest yard sales in Lenawee County! Held twice yearly, this is a can’t-miss event for bargain shoppers and collectors alike. The sale runs from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and admission is free.

The sale features three buildings – the Merchant’s Building, Agricultural Hall, and the 4-H Center – full of merchandise, from antiques and collectibles to clothing, toys and much more. The entire sale is held indoors, so whatever the weather, come on out and shop!

Vendor information is available by calling the fair office at 517-263-3007. Spaces are sure to sell out, so plan ahead to get yours.

 

March Yard Sale 2015

Are you getting married? You won’t want to miss A Bridal Fair!

A Bridal Fair Adrian Michigan

A Bridal Fair is being presented by Birdseed and Bubbles llc on Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Agricultural Building on the fairgrounds. Perspective brides, moms, attendants, grooms – or anyone who loves a wedding should plan to visit the Lenawee County Fair booth at A Bridal Fair jubilee. You will enjoy a fun filled winter afternoon and gather valuable information for your special event.

Lenawee County Fair will be one of many vendors in attendance with information regarding their rental possibilities. Located in the heart of Lenawee County, we have two of the largest and best rental venues in the area. Our Agriculture Hall and our Merchant Building are spacious and accommodating for 425 or 500 guests respectively. You may choose your own decorator, caterer and/or event specialist. Ample parking is included within our carefully maintained facilities. Each venue is air conditioned, includes restroom facilities and full service kitchens. Plan to attend the bridal show for complete information.

A Bridal Fair will be an exciting afternoon for all. You will find everything you need to plan the wedding of your dreams. Party planners, smiling brides, wedding parties, helpful moms, and even grooms are welcome to join in the excitement of making your wedding plans perfect. This can be the beginning of a memorable and magical start to a fantastic wedding and reception.

  • Remember the event, A Bridal Fair.
  • Remember the date, Sunday, February 22 from 12 noon – 4 p.m.
  • Remember the location, the Lenawee County Fair & Event Grounds.
  • Bring your list of “need to know” questions and experience this new show with the latest trends and ideas for a wedding to cherish forever.

Contact A Bridal Fair

For more details, contact the event planners, 517-920-1363 (Bridget) 517-902-4880 (Aquel),

EMAIL | A BRIDAL FAIR WEBSITE

 

Cash-A-Fair 2015 is Coming!

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What should one of your 2015 New Year’s Resolutions be?

We suggest purchasing tickets now for Lenawee County Fair’s Cash-A-Fair 2015. Only 225 tickets will be sold. The 13th annual Cash-A-Fair will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015, in the Merchant’s Building on the fairgrounds. You won’t want to miss it!

What is included in this gala event?

  • Food & beverage – First of all wonderful hors d’oeuvres will be served starting promptly when the doors open. A mouth watering catered dinner will be ready for you and your guests to enjoy. A cash bar will be available.
  • Games – A variety of games of chance that are played throughout the evening are so much fun, and some result in cash prizes.
  • Auctions – The Cash-A-Fair always has a wealth of silent auction tables thanks to our very generous sponsors and donors. You will have your choice of donated items, gift certificates, gift baskets, and maybe some out-of- this world baked goods just to name a few. Our largest items go into a live auction. The live auction is always lots of fun as bidder vs. bidder tries to secure the cherished auction item(s).
  • Reverse raffle – Throughout the night the reverse raffle is on-going. As tickets are drawn one by one from the turn barrel, folks are on the edge of their seats hoping their number won’t be called . . . until last. The holder of the 3rd to last ticket wins $500, the 2nd to last $1000, and the last ticket drawn from the barrel will win the grand prize of $3000. Excitement mounts as the last 10 ticket holders come forward for the final drive.

What does this cost?

A mere $75 for two! That includes the hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a happy hour and cash bar, chances to win cash, auction items to take home and most of all fun and fellowship with people who love the fair and like to have a good time.

Why does the fair sponsor this event?

While it certainly is a grand party, the benefit is for the greater good of the Lenawee County Fair. The 2015 profits will be used for the parking lot improvements (1/3), open class and 4-H premiums (1/3) and lighting improvements on the grounds (1/3). Profits from this event are vital to projects that we could not otherwise complete. The donations that many businesses and individuals provide for the evening’s activities are essential to our success and sincerely appreciated.

Get your tickets

You may purchase your tickets from any Fair Board member or at the Fair office, 517-263-3007. Check out our website and Facebook page for continued information as the date draws nearer.

2014 Annual Board Meeting Wrap-Up

2014 Lenawee County Fair

The Agricultural Society of Lenawee County held their Annual Board Meeting on Wednesday. Oct. 15th, 2014. During the business portion of the meeting, officer and committee reports were given. No new proposed by-laws revisions were submitted. Elections were also held for directors and officers. Many thanks were shared throughout the evening for all who helped make the fair’s 175th anniversary so special. Great people and fantastic efforts resulted in a great 2014 fair week.

Directors elected for a 3 year term to expire in 2017 are:

Joann Crater-Hudson Township
Beth DeJonghe-Macon Township
Allen Hunt-Rome Township
Joe Ott-At Large
Dean Lakatos- Fairfield Township
Jason Wegner-Blissfield Township
Mark Vandenbusche-Ogden Township
Mike Wilson-Raisin Township
Open Board seats w/ no candidates from their geographic areas running were filled also and are:
Lynn Keller-Woodstock Township
Tim Stutzman-Tecumseh City
Ron Cambal was elected At Large for the term expiring in 2016.

Officers elected for a one year term at the Board of Directors meeting following the Annual meeting are:

President – Jason Wegner
Vice President – Mark Vandenbusche
Secretary – Beth DeJonghe
Treasurer – Vicki Daniels

The Agricultural Society of Lenawee County is committed to providing a safe environment and an education format, which will maintain family values and preserve our agricultural heritage. We also strive to provide activities and entertainment for the enjoyment of community members of all ages during fair week, as well as all year round.