Calhoun County Fair Week Calendar August 14-21
The Calhoun County Fair began in 1848, making it Michigan’s oldest county fair.
Calhoun County Fair Week is less than two weeks away. The opening day is Saturday August 14, 2021. Tickets for the events are on sale now. You can purchase tickets only for the events you wish to attend or there is an option to purchase “Mega Passes” which allows buyers to attend all grandstand events for a reduced price. Click here to purchase tickets. There is good news for those who are short of cash as there are several free events scheduled each day.
Multiple events are scheduled each day in addition to the traditional rides and games that accompany a fair. Here are the highlights of each day:
- 10 a.m. Antique tractors (grandstand) – FREE
- 4 p.m. Open Horse Pulls (grandstand) – FREE
- 9h00 Mini horse and donkey show (indoor arena)
- 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Mower races (grandstand) $ 15, $ 5 for children
- 6:00 p.m. Fair King & Queen Pageant (community tent) – FREE
- Heroes Day – All active duty, veteran and emergency service personnel receive FREE entry
- 12 p.m. Flag-raising ceremony (Foire Office)
- 7 p.m. Rodeo of the Lost Nations (grandstand) – $ 15 infield / $ 12 GS / $ 5 children
- Children’s Day – Activities in the Belcher Building from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- 1:00 p.m. Bike Giveaway (Community stage)
- 7 p.m. KOI Drag Race (grandstand) – infield $ 15 / $ 12 GS / $ 5 children
- Seniors Day – Activities in the Belcher Building 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by: Oaklawn, Borgess, Bronson and RHA
- 7 p.m. Truck draws (grandstand) – infield $ 15 / $ 12 GS / $ 5 children
- FireKeepers Casino Hotel Team Member Day
- 7 p.m. Combine Derby (Grandstand) – $ 15 infield / $ 12 GS / $ 5 Kid
- 7 p.m. Soccer game with large equipment (grandstand) – $ 20 infield / $ 15 GS / $ 5 for children
- 12 p.m. Show of Champions (Indoor Arena)
- 2 p.m. Delivery of bicycles (Community stage)
- 6:30 p.m. Demolition Derby (grandstand) – $ 20 infield / $ 15 GS / $ 5 Kids
You can view the full schedule of events by clicking here.
The Calhoun County Fair was first held on November 5, 1839, behind what is now the Presbyterian Church, and was run by Calhoun County’s first agricultural and industrial company. The main reason for the fair was to educate farmers in the area on the latest technology available at the time. The Calhoun County Agricultural and Industrial Society reorganized in 1848 and held the next rally at Capital Hill in 1849. That’s when they decided to make it an annual event, and it has existed as such since.
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