Birmingham Village Fair
An Oakland County family favorite returns May 31-June 2, 2012 with carnival rides, food and fun – helping support nonprofit organizations
One year shy of its 50th birthday, the Birmingham Village Fair offers a perfect staycation option for your family – one that's also a great cause, helping to fund local charities and organizations.
Set for May 31-June 2, 2012, this year's community fair includes classic rides like a Ferris wheel and bumper cars, plus food booths with traditional carnival goodies like elephant ears and French fries. Not to mention carnival games for various prices.
Entry to the event itself is free. Wristbands for rides are $20 at the fair. The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber and the Birmingham Bloomfield Credit Union offer discounted wristbands for $15 through May 30, 2012.
Taking place in Shain Park, the fair also extends out onto Bates and Henrietta streets, and possibly to Martin Street, organizers say.
Parking is available in the surrounding parking garages, with the first two hours of parking available for free. Bonus: All of the garages offer free parking on Sunday.
Some of the proceeds collected at the fair benefits local nonprofit organizations and charities, including:
- iMatter for Kids
- Birmingham Youth Assistance
- The Cultural Council of Birmingham Bloomfield
- Birmingham Police Officers Association
- Variety – The Children's Charity
- The Pink Fund
- The Bottomless Toy Chest
- Birmingham Kiwanis
- Sky Foundation
- Birmingham Education Foundation
- Birmingham Lions club
- Village Players
- Birmingham Optimist Club
Thousands of people attend the fair per day, and it takes place regardless of weather conditions.
The four-day festival will take place on the following days and times:
- Thursday: Noon-10 p.m.
- Friday: Noon-11 p.m.
- Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
- Sunday: Noon-9 p.m.
See the Metro Parent listing for more on the 2012 Birmingham Village Fair.