Welcome to The Saginaw County Fair Website.
Things are improving. Monday Mar 23rd 2015 11:46am
Improvements are coming at the fairgrounds. The Fair has been awarded a nearly $20,000 matching grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural development for new high efficiency lighting in the grandstand area. The new lighting will be a big improvement in light output but will use less electricity due to the use of super efficient LEDs. This will have the added benefit of clearing up electrical issues at that end of the fairgrounds.
Inside, improvements have been made to the mens bathroom with a fresh coat of paint and the replacement of the pealing countertop with a beautiful new granite countertop that will last for many many years and be far easier to maintain.
The Fair would like to thank Chesaning Sales Company - Ace Hardware, Gewirtz - Do It best Hardware, both of Chesaning, along with Galaxy Granite of Saginaw for their help with the project.
Fair Time? Thursday Feb 5th 2015 12:00am
It may be cold outside but Fair preperations are heating up. Grandstand events are being finalized and the work is begining for the 102nd Saginaw County Fair.
This years Fair runs from August 4th to the 8th. You may notice the dates are little later this year due to a later Labor Day.
An important reminder to livestock exhibitors.
Market Sale animals must supply an affidavit of ownership to the Fair office by the following dates.
Steers - December 20th 2014
Feeder Calf - Hogs - Sheep - May 10th 2015
Livestock entries due by June 15th 5:00pm. Entries will be taken if postmarked by the 15th. Late entries may be excepted dependant on available space and approval of the department superintendent. A $15 charge will be applied to any late entries accepted.
Santa is coming! Monday Oct 27th 2014 12:00am
Santa’s Village is returning to the Saginaw County Fairgrounds this Christmas season.
Santa's Village will start the season off on November 29th at noon and will continue every Saturday and Sunday from Thanksgiving til Christmas opening from noon to 7pm.
Veterans and Active Military will receive free entry Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 29-30) with I.D. as our thank you for their service.
Admissioin: Adults & Children 6 and over - $10.00
Children ages 3 – 5 $5.00
Children 2 and under FREE!
Admission includes all rides, Joel Tacey Magic & Juggling Show, Kids Crafts & Letters to Santa, LEGO and Model Train displays, and of course a Visit with Santa! Professional photographs with Santa are $10 for two 5 X 7s, or bring your own camera.
Thanks for a great fair ! Monday Aug 11th 2014 12:00am
The Saginaw County Fair would like to thank all of you that came out to make this years fair a great one and a record breaker for the Chesaning fairgrounds. Dispite the constant threat of rain we had over 23,000 visitors to the fair this year with a record breaking Saturday attendance of over 7,000.
Again thanks to all those that attended, exhibited and volunteered.
2014 Urban Youth Agriculture Scholarship Programs Saturday Jul 19th 2014 12:00am
The new Urban and Rural Agricultural Youth Scholarship Program of the Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair is planting seeds in schools and community organizations across Michigan. This new scholarship initiative debuted in Summer 2013 with support from the Detroit Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Detroit Shriners organization, aimed at nurturing interest in growing fresh local food in communities across the state.
Urban Farming Initiatives across the state are serving as an important boost in helping cities reclaim blighted areas and begin to thrive. Beyond growing fresh food for neighborhoods, they also assist with connecting the youngsters involved to greater appreciation and understanding of seasonal cycles, food sources and the earth. All of the 2013 scholarship winners conveyed the positive learning aspect of their growing experience.
FEES: No entry fee
RULES: Youth Exhibitor: K-12th Grade. Youth must be five (5) years of age, but not over twenty (20) years of age as of January 1 of the current year. Date of birth must be on entry form. Open to Michigan youth only.
Scholarship Entry Criteria:
- Must be from an Urban Area (30K population or higher).
- Proof of farming work (letter from parent or other adult who confirms youth exhibitor's involvement and recommends their work).
- Photographs of youth exhibitor actively gardening, which may be used for State Fair and Scholarship program promotional purposes
- One to two page essay regarding the applicants experience with agriculture and its relationship and importance to the broader community.
- Harvested items or photographs of items.
Saginaw County Fair 2014 Friday Jun 27th 2014 12:00am
101st Fair – July 29, 30, 31 August 1, 2 (Download the Flyer)
Tour the grounds of the Saginaw County Fair and feel the excitement of over one hundred years of planning coming to fruition. Whatever your fancy, whether its young people lovingly showing their animals, exploring the big exhibit hall with its youth and adult still entries, displays both inside and outside, the enticing aroma of midway food, the exciting grandstand shows hired with you in mind and the “can’t be missed” carnival rides that you can ride over and over.
For just a $10.00 per person entrance fee you get parking, all exhibits, unlimited rides, and the grandstand show.
Veterans are free all day on Tuesday with ID, senior citizens and grandparents are $7.00 on Wednesday until 5:00 PM and toddlers (2-5) are $7.00 until 5:00 PM on Thursday.
See you at the Saginaw County Fair! 989.845.2143.
Mega Passes Available Thursday May 1st 2014 12:00am
Mega passes are in and at just $35 its a bargin providing entrance to the fair for all 5 days. This includes exhibits, rides and grandstand events. A great gift idea Mega Passes are available at the fair office (989.845.2143). The office is open from 9am to 2pm Monday through Thursday. You may also puchase by mail with this form. Allow two weeks for delivery. Mail Orders will not be accepted after July 15th.