Column: It’s time for the Fowlerville Fair!

By Sen. Joe Hune, R-Hamburg
July 17, 2014

With summer in full swing, one of our district’s most popular events is right around the corner. I would like to draw everyone’s attention to the 2014 Fowlerville Fair.

The Fowlerville Fair, July 21-26, has welcomed the public since the creation in 1886 of the nonprofit Fowlerville Agricultural Society. Events include Ladies Day, harness horse racing, 4-H livestock auction, the Homemaker of the Year Award, and the crowning of the 2014 Fowlerville Family Fair Queen.

The Fair is one of my favorite events of the year. Particularly, I like the 4-H livestock auction, which I attend every year and have taken part in since being a youngster. Your bids on this prized livestock helps support the kids of the 4-H, whose slogan is to “learn by doing.”

This is also a great event for families. Kid’s Day is Wednesday when the Midway (the section with all of those carnival rides we love) opens.

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to live in 19th Century Livingston County? This year the fair invites you to visit the “historical village” consisting of historical buildings from the local area located in the back of the fairgrounds. The buildings will be available for viewing in the afternoons during the fair with representatives from the Society that can give information on donating to the restoration and becoming involved in the effort.

The public is welcome to the fair and admission for adults is $6, $5 for seniors, $3 for children ages 6-12 and FREE for those 5 and under. The F.A.S. Campground is located at the north end of the Fowlerville Family Fairgrounds. Rates are $15 per night for “rustic camping,” $20 for camps with water & electric and $25 for campsites with full power and water hook-ups.

More info on the fair can be found at www.fowlervillefamilyfair.com/index.html and comprehensive list of events can be found at www.fowlervillefamilyfair.com/events.html
and as always feel free to contact my office at 1-855-JOE-HUNE, or email us at SenJHune@senate.michigan.gov and my staff will be happy to assist you.

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Sen. Joe Hune is chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee. He represents the 22nd state Senate District, which includes Livingston and Shiawassee counties, and the southern part of Ingham County. The Ingham County portion includes Bunkerhill, Leslie, Stockbridge and Vevay townships, and the cities of Leslie and Mason.