The Oakland County Fair is back and it’s packed full of fun activities for the whole family. Come out July 6-15, 2018 and join in the festivities.
Every day of the fair, families can see the hypnotist show, the Marvelous Mutts show, Prehistoric Adventures, an exotic petting zoo and many other daily attractions. And of course, check out the Big Rock Amusement Carnival for over two dozen great rides, including their 80-foot gondola wheel, so aptly named, Giant Wheel.
There are so many family-friendly events to try out this year, too. In addition to grandstand shows like the off road derby, rodeo and monster trucks, there’s pig races, live musical performances, a circus, live animal presentations and so much more.
Some days even have a different theme for the activities or admission:
- Friday, July 6: Opening Day and Armed Forces Day, free admission for military personnel (with i.d.).
- Saturday, July 7: Ladies Day, discounts for girls and women.
- Sunday, July 8: Pinewood Derby Day, see the cast of Duck Dynasty
- Monday, July 9: Senior Day, free admission for guests ages 62-plus
- Tuesday, July 10: Toddler Day, get discounted ride wristbands for tots
- Wednesday, July 11: Kids Day, kids get a free grandstand admission with the purchase of a discounted ride wristband
- Thursday, July 12: Individuals with Disabilities Day, find free parking and discounted wristbands
- Friday, July 13: Science Day, bring 5 nonperishable food items and get a $5 discount on ride wristbands
- Saturday, July 14: Explore the Fair Day, see the monster trucks ride
- Sunday, July 15: Family Fun Day, bring the family for discounted rides and a lesson in family safety.
The fair is open 9 a.m.-11 p.m. daily, except on July 15 when hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Specific times for the events within the fair vary. Be sure to check out the full schedule online.
Admission to the event is $6/walk-in and $12/parking. Grandstand admission is $10/adults and $5/kids ages 5-14. Daily ride wristbands are $15-$25 depending on the day you’re visiting (a fair-long pass is $60).
This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly.