Oakland County Fair at Springfield Oaks County Park
The family favorite event is expanding to 10 whole days in 2012, offering kids fun, a carnival, livestock, monster trucks and more in Davisburg July 6-15.
Holy cow! The Oakland County Fair in southeast Michigan is growing this year – to a whoppin' 10-day event, running July 6-15, 2012 at Springfield Oaks County Park.
That's a full extra four days of fun. What gives? The notion is to spread out events – and give families more time to enjoy the festivities.
"Weekends are a big draw," explains LC Scramlin, the fair's friendly manager, "so we thought we'd give people two weekends to pick from."
That's awfully nice. But the good vibes don't stop there. On opening day (July 6), carnival rides are half price – just $10 – and there are fireworks at dusk. The next day is Armed Services Day, and any veteran or active member of the armed forces will get in free.
Other highlights include racing pigs, a Playworld Carnival, minnow racing, teen battle of the bands, Kids' Day (Wednesday, July 11) and Family Day (Sunday, July 15), monster trucks, livestock, the Miracle of Birth barn and midway.
You'll also want to get a load of the Figure 8 races (Saturday, July 7), Antique Tractor Rodeo (Sunday, July 8) and Super Kicker Bull Mania Rodeo (Tuesday, July 10 and Wednesday, July 11) – to name just a few of the oodles of lures.
And, of course, you'll find more food vendors than you can shake a stick at, from corn dogs to elephant ears. But if families want to bring their own food, Scramlin says that's plenty fine. In fact, picnic tables are available.
Fair parking is $10 per car, and that covers admission, to boot. Fairgrounds are located at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg. To learn more about the 2012 Oakland County Fair, be sure to swing by the Metro Parent listing.