The Saginaw County Fair opening ceremonies will be honoring the eight Saginaw County fallen military who have given their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. Festivities will begin Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. by the large sign listing all of the Michigan fallen soldiers of Iraq and Afghanistan near the entrance of the main exhibition hall. The names of eight Saginaw County fallen soldiers will be read as a bell tolls, followed by the placing of a wreath, singing of the National Anthem and comments by dignitaries.
The 102nd Saginaw County Fair runs Aug. 4-8. Opening Day is Veterans Day. In appreciation for their service all Veterans and Active Military enjoy free admission with military I.D.
Daily admission includes unlimited midway rides, grandstand events, exhibitions, fireworks and free parking. General admission is $10 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and $12 on Friday and Saturday. Mega passes are only $40 for all five days. Aug. 4 is Veterans Day (free admission for veterans and active military; Aug. 5 is Senior Citizens Day (55 and older $7 until 5 p.m.); Aug. 6 is Toddler Day (ages 2-5 $7 until 5 p.m.).
Fairgrounds open daily at 9 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. Exhibit buildings are open 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Midway is open 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Grandstand events feature Figure 8 Demolition Derby on Tuesday; Michigan Mini-Horse Pulling on Wednesday; Motorcross on Thursday; Monster Truck Thrill Show on Friday and Broken Horn Rodeo on Saturday. All grandstand events begin at 7 p.m. and are included with admission.
Animals will be on exhibit all week with the Junior Livestock Auction being held on Friday, Aug. 7 at 3 p.m., public welcome. Note: Due to the present avian influenza outbreak no actual poultry will be exhibited at fair this year.
For more information please visit www.saginawcountyfair.org.