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Rabbit Show May 9th
The Saginaw County Fairgrounds once again welcomes the Annual Rabbit show presented by the Saginaw Valley Rabbit and Cavy Breeders Association and the Heart of Michigan Rabbit Club. This years show will be held on Saturday May 9th. Registration starts at 8:00am with judging starting at 9:00am.
Things are improving.
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.
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.
Thanks for a great fair !
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
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.