Wednesday fair cancelled.

August 11, 2021

Wednesday fair cancelled.

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — Today’s Western Michigan Fair has been cancelled, due to another impending storm. The beef show was held earlier this morning but the rabbit show is likely to be rescheduled, according to Western Michigan Fair Association board member Sheri Howe.  The Cooper & Sons pedal pull has been rescheduled to Friday at 6 p.m. in the show barn. The Western Michigan Old Engine Club Garden Tractor Pull will not be rescheduled.

Scattered strong storms are forecasted to hit landfall by 5 p.m. today with strong wind gusts possible. Thunderstorms are predicted to start about 7 p.m. until about midnight. Many residents are still without power from a storm that hit late Tuesday night. Many county roads are also still impassable due to down utility lines and trees.

The midway will open Thursday at 3 p.m.

Homemaker of the Year will be announced Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The announcement was scheduled for today at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 12, Heroes’ Celebration Day, fair entrance is $3 per person; children ages 5 and younger are free. All veterans and senior citizens admitted free.

  • 9 a.m., poultry show
  • Noon to 2 p.m., Special Kids Day (by invitation only through West Shore Educational Service District).
  • 1 p.m., exhibit buildings open
  • 3 p.m., midway opens
  • 3 to 11 p.m., Read for Rides (kids who qualified through Mason County District Library).
  • 3 to 4 p.m., Mason County 4-H in Hayloft Entertainment Tent.
  • 4 to 8 p.m., Ludington Hobbies in Hayloft Entertainment Tent.
  • 7 p.m., TNT Vehicle Barrel Racing, grandstand, $10 per person, $20 per person in pit.

Friday, Aug. 13, Fantastic Friday

  • 10 a.m., dairy show
  • 10 a.m., horse fun games
  • Noon, exhibit buildings open
  • 3 p.m., midway opens
  • 7 p.m., SJO Super Cross, grandstand, $10 per person, $14 per person in pit

Saturday, Aug. 14, Fair Finale

  • 8:30 a.m., Stampede 5K Fun Run/Walk
  • 9 a.m., Barn Brawl Wrestling Tournament
  • 11 a.m., West Michigan Livestock Council Animal Auction
  • Noon, exhibit buildings open, midway opens
  • 3 p.m, Mason County Farm Bureau Hay Bale Toss Contest
  • 6:30 p.m., Unique Motor Sports Demolition Derby, grandstand, $15 per person, $20 per person in pit.

Continuous free events:

  • Chase’s Racing Pigs, Wednesday, Thursday, Frida
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Areal High Wire Thrill Show

The Western Michigan Fair takes place at the Mason County Fairgrounds, located on US 10 between Pere Marquette Highway and Meyers Road.

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