Carnival Rides, Talent Show and Magic: Your Guide to the Saline Community Fair


ANN ARBOR, MI — Visitors are encouraged to “go wild” at this year’s Saline Community Fair with rides, carnival food and other events.

The 86th Saline Community Fair will be held Wednesday, August 31 through Sunday, September 4 at 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road.

Here’s a list of what visitors can expect and some of the events happening throughout the week. Check the Saline Community Fair website for the full list and schedule.

Entrance fees excluding carnival rides

The fair has admission offers throughout the week depending on the day. Any day without offers requires visitors ages 11 and older to pay $7 for admission.

Wednesday, August 31 is Saline School Day, so visitors wearing Saline School clothes will enjoy free entry. It is also the Fair’s Inclusion Day, which means that people with special needs and an “assistant” can be admitted free until 2:00 p.m. All others aged 11 and over enter for $5.

Friday, September 2 is Senior Citizens’ Day, where seniors aged 65 or over enter for free until 1 p.m. Anyone wearing Saline school clothes enters for $5, while everyone else ages 11 and up pays $7.

Saturday, September 3 is Heroes Day. Those in the military, first responders or healthcare workers can enter the show for free. All others ages 11 and up pay $7 for admission.

Track events from Friday, September 2 through Sunday, September 4 will cost an additional $5 entry for ages 6 and up.

A Fair Fun Pass costs $35 per person and covers general admission to all grandstand and fairground events for one week. Those interested in purchasing this pass can call 734-649-7814 or email [email protected]

Daily specials for rides

Daily armbands and individual tickets available are for carnival rides throughout the week.

Those interested can get unlimited rides for $20 on Wednesday, August 31. From noon to 2 p.m., people with special needs and their assistants can travel for free.

On Thursday, September 1 and Friday, September 2, visitors can pay $20 for unlimited rides for the day.

For Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4, visitors can pay $25 per day for unlimited rides.

Carnival rides are available from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, September 5, but there will be no admission charge. Those interested can purchase an armband to get unlimited rides for $18.

Online armband presales are available until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30. Those interested can purchase one-day armbands for $17 or pay $45 for a mega pass that lasts three days. To purchase these passes online, visit this website.

When the rides will open on weekdays

Rides start at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 1. For the rest of the week, rides start at 1 p.m.

The events of the week

The pre-fair events will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, August 29 and from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, August 30. Interested persons can enter the exhibits.

At 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, Goat Judging takes place in Building F and a Boys and Girls Pet Show and Decorated Bike Contest at the Foremast area of ​​the fairgrounds. Judging for this contest begins at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday August 31

All day

Judging of rabbits, lambs, poultry, feeder calves and pigs takes place throughout the day and the cement slab tractor draw begins at 10 a.m. on the track.

The Magical Comedy Farm Review

The Comedy Farm Magic Review is at 11 a.m., 4 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. This family-friendly show lets viewers experience farm-themed magic and comedy at the same time. For more information, visit The Comedy Farm Magic Review website.

Saline Chamber of Commerce Audience Award

The Saline Chamber of Commerce will share people’s favorite businesses in the Saline area at 7 p.m. in Building B.

Thursday, September 1

Touching/watching a truck and children’s activities

From 10 a.m. to noon, it’s Children’s Day at the fair with craft activity tables and opportunities for children to play in the front parking lot, Building B and Building E. The event will feature animals to pet for the kids, plus an 11:00 a.m. magic show with twist balloon in Building B afterwards.

The Magical Comedy Farm Review

The comedy and magic show will have performances at 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

KOI Drag Race

The races start at 7 p.m. on the track. There is no additional admission.

Friday, September 2

The day includes a Euchre Tournament, Draft Horse Draw and many other events.

Barn games

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., barn games for children ages 2 to 12 take place in Building B.

The Magical Comedy Farm Review

The comedy and magic show will have performances at 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Ladies Day/Senior Recognition

At 1 p.m. there is entertainment, contests, speakers and prizes for Ladies’ Day and to recognize seniors for Seniors’ Day in Building B. There is also a pretzel contest, door prizes and more.

Saline Dog of the Year winners announced

At 5:30 p.m., the winner of Saline Dog of the Year will be announced on the stage in Building B. This is the second year the fair has hosted this competition.

talent show

Starting at 6:30 p.m. there is a talent show on the stage in Building B. The show requires pre-registration, but is open to all ages with cash prizes available for three different age groups. Pre-registration must be completed before August 26. For more information, visit this webpage.

Super Kicker Rodeo with DeWayne Spaw

The rodeo starts at 7 p.m. on the fairgrounds. Additional admission to the track is $5.

Livestock Master Showman Competition

The competition will start at 7:30 p.m. in building B.

Saturday September 3

During the day there will be a dairy show, antique tractor pull and pedal pull along with other events.

The Magical Comedy Farm Review

The comedy and magic show will have performances at 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

A2 Saline Music Center Rocks

From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. there are musical performances from the Ann Arbor Saline Music Center on the Stage in Building B.

Super Stock and Modified Tractor and Truck

The tractor and truck draw begins at 7 p.m. on the fairgrounds. An additional $5 admission is required to enter.

Sunday September 4

In addition to other events during the day, Sunday will have a compact tractor pull, a llama show and some musical performances.

The Magical Comedy Farm Review

The comedy and magic show will have performances at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Motor and Tractor Show

The show takes place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot in front of the fair. There is no additional registration fee or pre-registration required to access the lounge. For more information, visit the event webpage.

United States Autocross Championship Derby

The derby begins at 7 p.m. on the fairground. Additional track admission is $5.

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