August 8, 2016
Kaylea Kosiboski waits her turn to show her sheep.

Kaylea Kosiboski waits her turn to show her sheep.

Cousins David Gaudette, 4, and Hailey Weidus, 5, wait for the sheep competition.

Cousins David Gaudette, 4, and Hailey Weidus, 5, wait for the sheep competition.

#Western Michigan Fair

The 78th annual Western Michigan Fair officially opens Tuesday at 3 p.m. Judging for 4-H events already began Monday. Here are some photos from the sheep and dog agility competitions. Below, we re-posted the schedule.

Tuesday, Aug. 9:

Fair entrance: $1 . All rides: $1

  • 8 a.m.: Swine show
  • 8:30 a.m.: Craft judging (buildings not open until judging is done).
  • 10 a.m.: Horse show
  • 1 p.m.: Fair gates open
  • 3 p.m.: Midway opens
  • 4 p.m.: Goat show
  • 5 p.m.: West Shore Bank Family Buck Night, first 500 children through the gate receive a $1 bill.
  • 7 p.m.: Michigan Tractor & Truck Pull Drags, grandstand admission, $10.
  • 10 p.m.: Fireworks at the Grandstand, admission free for fair-goers. Hosted by MCP’s own Danny V.
  • 11 p.m.: Midway closes.

Wednesday, Aug. 10:

Kids Day: Fair entrance, $3 per person, ages 5 and under, free.

  • Lucy Shoup shows her sheep in the ring.

    Lucy Shoup shows her sheep in the ring.

    8 a.m.: Poultry show

  • 9 a.m.: Dairy cattle show
  • 9 a.m.: Horse show
  • 11 a.m.: Fair gates open
  • Noon: Midway opens
  • Noon to 5 p.m.: Kids Day activities, bike drawing at grandstand
  • 5 p.m.: Ride wristbands, $15
  • 6 p.m.: Marek’s Music Makers, east side of Community Center
  • 6:45 p.m.: Western Michigan Fair Homemaker of the Year announced.
  • 7 p.m.: Super Kickers Rodeo, grandstand admission $12
  • 11 p..: Midway closes

Thursday, Aug. 11

Allison Diehm runs through the dog agility course.

Allison Diehm runs through the dog agility course.

Heros’ Celebration Day: Fair entrance, $3 per person, ages 5 and under free. All veterans and senior citizens admitted free, shuttle service from parking lot available.

  • 9 a.m.: Large animal sweepstakes
  • Noon to 2 p.m.: Special Kids’ Day; children eligible for this special event will be by invitation through the West Shore Educational Service District.
  • 1 p.m.: Jumping and Dressage clinic
  • 2 p.m.: Hay bale toss contest, 4-H Beef & Dairy Show Ring, free to fairgoers.
  • 3 p.m.: Midway opens, ride wristband, $20, $17 with coupon.
  • 4 to 11 p.m.: Read for Rides ticket holders
  • 5 p.m.: Mason County 4-H Small Animal Council Auction (chickens, turkeys, ducks, rabbits, goats, young beef). Half-time tribute to veterans.
  • 6:30 p.m.: West Michigan Livestock Council (beef, sheep and swine), 4-H Show/Sales Barn.
  • 7 p.m.: Western Michigan Old Engine Club Garden Tractor Pull, free admission to fairgoers
  • 11 p.m.: Midway closes
Anna Mortensen and her dog on the agility course.

Anna Mortensen and her dog on the agility course.

Friday, Aug. 12:

Fantastic Friday: Fair entrance $3 per person, ages 5 and under free.

  • 9 a.m.: Small animal sweepstakes
  • 10 a.m.: Fun equestrian games
  • Noon: Fair gates open
  • 3 p.m.: Midway opens
  • 5 p.m.: Pedal pull for kids, held in 4-H show/sale barn.
  • 6 p.m.: Horse and pony costume class
  • 7 p.m.: SJO Supercross, grandstand admission, $10; pit passes, $12
  • 11 p.m. Midway closes

Saturday, Aug. 13:

Fair finale. Fair entrance, $3 per person, ages 5 and under free

  • 8:30 a.m.: Fourth annual Stampede 5K Fun Run/Walk
  • 9 a.m.: Horse and pony costume class
  • 9 a.m.: Barn Brawl youth wrestling
  • 7 p.m.: Night of Destruction Demolition Derby, grandstand admission, $12; pit passes, $15
  • 11 p.m.: Midway closes.

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