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Oakland County Fair July 4-15 in Davisburg

Oakland County Fair July 4-15 in Davisburg

Davisburg, MI – Make plans to attend one of the most anticipated, quintessential events of the summer: the Oakland County Fair. The fairgrounds return to Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg from July 5 to 14 with great shows, thrill rides and family-friendly attractions. Oakland County Parks is the presenting sponsor of the fair.

New this year is Sea Lions Splash, an educational show that is sure to keep fairgoers laughing as the sea lions show off their fun skills and crazy antics. There will be two shows presented on weekdays and three shows on weekends.

“Our guests can view these beautiful creatures at any time during show hours and during presentations throughout the day. The shows provide education and comedy for people of all ages. We are happy to have them here this year,” said Sara Ressler, assistant general manager of the Oakland County Fair Association.

Other fair highlights not to be missed include a variety of attractions such as:

  • Hot Glass Academy – Artists demonstrate the art of glassblowing, a tradition dating back more than 2,000 years
  • Master Chair Saw artist Ben Risney – He will create up to three carvings daily in energetic performances that show how a three-foot tree trunk is transformed into a work of art. All carvings will be for sale at a carving auction on July 14 at 4 p.m.
  • Racing Pigs – Three types of pigs will perform separate races during each show, presented five times a day
  • Show-Me-Safari Petting Zoo – A free petting zoo where children of all ages can enjoy meeting a variety of animals. Pellets and cups of carrots are available for sale to feed the animals

The fair also features tasty food selections, Big Rock Amusements Carnival and theme days such as Senior Day on July 8 and Individuals with Disabilities Day on July 11. Many fair visitors enjoy interacting with farm animals such as sheep, goats and cows, while watching horse competitions and visiting with animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, alpacas and poultry.

“Oakland County has a rich rural heritage. The Oakland County Fair not only celebrates the hard work of youth who diligently care for farm animals year-round, but also shares it with those who live in more urban communities across the county. This offers plenty of opportunities for community building in a fun, informal environment. “Giving showgoers a glimpse into the hardworking farming lifestyle and what it takes to feed a community will forge strong bonds that make us more connected to our roots and what really matters,” said Chris Ward, director of Oakland County Parks. .

Project exhibitions presented by Oakland County youth for competition are a staple of the fair. Kids and teens can explore their creativity and develop new skills as they prepare crafts, recipes, photography, creative writing, wood and metalworking projects, plant science projects and more for assessment. The ribbons they receive are a recognition of all the energy and hard work that has gone into their efforts.

The main arena events in the evening always attract large crowds. This year’s lineup includes an Off-road Demolition Derby, Microwrestling, Figure 8 Races, SuperKicker Rodeo, Night of Destruction and Monster Trucks. Tickets for these events can be purchased at OakFair.org.

Fair parking, which includes admission, is $15 per vehicle and $10 per motorcycle or walk-in. Presenting sponsor Oakland County Parks is offering free parking on Friday, July 5 and Thursday, July 11 with a 2024 Oakland County Parks Vehicle Permit. Fireworks will begin after sunset following the Friday evening, July 5, concert by the Grant Reiff Band and the Crowning of 2024 Oakland County Fair Royalty.

Springfield Oaks County Park is located at 12451 Andersonville Road in Davisburg. Visit OakFair.org for a complete fair schedule.

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