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    2021 Michigan Fairs, Festivals, Carnivals, Renaissance(The BIG List)MI

    Michigan Fairs, Festivals, Carnivals: The BIG List of County Fairs | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan

    We’ve compiled the ultimate list of Michigan fairs, county fairs, carnivals in Michigan, and 4h fairs for June, July and August in West Michigan, Northern Michigan, Southwest Michigan, Southern Michigan and all across the state!

    We even snuck some art fairs and street fairs in there!

    How Many County Fairs are in Michigan?

    There are 86 county fairs in Michigan!

    What is the oldest county fair in Michigan?

    The Calhoun County Fair in Marshall, Michigan is Michigan’s oldest continuous running fair. Per Wikipedia, the Calhoun County Fair was first held in 1839. Due to Covid-19, the fair was cancelled in 2020, the first time since 1848.  

    The BIG List of Michigan Fairs, Carnivals and FUN! It’s Time to Hit the County Fairgrounds this June, July and August!

    Alcona County Fair – August 17-21, 2021, 854 N Barlow Rd, Lincoln. Super fun carnival with games, rides, inflatables, music and food!

    Allen Park Street Fair, August 6, 7, 2021. 6543 Allen Rd, Allen Park, MI 48101

    Allegan Fair- (at the county fairgrounds) – September 10-18, 2021, 150 Allegan County Fair Dr, Allegan. Incredible big name concerts!  This is one of our favorite Michigan Fairs! Get tickets early!

    Alpena County Fair – August 15 – 21, 2021, 627 S 11th, Alpena, MI

    Arenac County Fair – July 20-24, 2021, 2392 Airpark Drive, Standish, MI

    Ann Arbor Art Fair/Ann arbor street art fair – 2022

    Art in the Sun and Maker’s Mart at Arts and Acts, This Northville art fair is June 18-20, 2021, near the Art House at 2015 W. Cady Street, Northville, MI

    Art In The Park, Plymouth, Michigan. This Plymouth Mi Art Fair is July 9, 10, 11, 2021. A signature Michigan event, Art In The Park welcomes over 400 artists with fabulous paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, glass, woodwork, photography, folk art & much more.  

    Barry County Fair at the Barry County Expo Center 1350 North M-37 Highway,  July 19-24, 2021

    Bay County Fair & Youth Expo – August 10-14, 2021, 800 Livingston Ave, Bay City, MI. One of our favorite Michigan fairs.

    Branch County Fair (branch county fairgrounds), August 7-14,2021, 262 Sprague St, Coldwater, MI

    Berlin Fair, July 5-10, 2021, 2008 Berlin Fair Dr, Marne MI

    Berrien County Youth Fair – August 16 – 21, 2021, 9122 M-139, Berrien Springs. OH my gosh, we’ve been to this fair so many times it’s crazy! I created art to show here as a teenager too!  Fantastic barns filled with art, flowers, food and crafts.  See animals and grab an elephant ear in the midway! 

    Calhoun County Fairgrounds,  August 15-21, 2021, 720 Fair St, Marshall, MI 49068

    Cass County Fair Michigan, August 1-7, 2021, 590 N O’Keefe St, Cassopolis, MI 

    Charlevoix Art Fair, August 14, 2021, 9 a.m – 6:00 p.m. This lovely waterfront art fair is located in East Park in downtown Charlevoix. 

    Cheboygan County Fair, August 7 – 14, 2021, 204 E Lincoln Ave, Cheboygan. This is one of the most fantastic Michigan Fairs! 

    Chelsea Community Fair, August 24 -28, 2021, 20501 Old US 12, Chelsea

    Clare County Fair, July 26-31, 2021, 418 Fairlane, Harrison

    Detroit Fairs – Wayne County Fair – August 2-August 7, 2021 ,10871 Quirk Rd. Belleville, MI  48111

    Dickinson County Fair, Sept 1-6, 2021,  N1476 US-8 Hwy, Norway, MI 49870

    Eastern Michigan State Fair– July 27-31, 2021, This popular Imlay City fair is located at 195 Midway, Imlay City. Demolition derby, oval track racing, figure 8 racing, bump-n-run, bull rodeo, midway games and rides, and much more!  Eastern Michigan State Fair is at the top of Michigan fairs!  Check it out this summer!

    Eaton County Fair – July 12-17, 2021, (Eaton County Fairgrounds),  Eaton County 4-H Fair, 1025 S Cochran, Charlotte MI

    Emmet Charlevoix County Fair, August 23-29, 2021, 1129 Charlevoix Ave, Petoskey MI

    East Lansing Art Fair – The 2021 East Lansing Art Festival will take place Aug. 7-8, 2021 in the heart of downtown East Lansing. Festival hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 8. This Michigan festival will also feature live music, great food, artist demonstrations and children’s activities.

    Genesee County Fair, August 23-29, 2021,  6130 E. Mt Morris, Mt. Morris MI

    Gladwin County Fair – July 12 – 17, 2021, 401 S State St., Gladwin, Gladwin MI

    Grand Haven Art Fair and Festival – June 26 and June 27, 2021

    Gratiot County Fair, July 31 – Aug 7, 2021, 701 S Lincoln Ave, Alma MI. A fantastic fair and carnival for the youth in the community!

    Hillsdale County Fair, (Hillsdale fairgrounds), Sept 26- October 2, 2021, 115 S. Broad St., Hillsdale, MI

    Houghton County Fair, August 26-29, 2021, 1500 Birch St  Hancock, MI

    Hudsonville Fair – August 23 – 28, 2021, 5235 Park Ave, Hudsonville, MI

    Huron Community Fair, August 1-7, 2021, 155 Fair St, Bad Axe, Michigan

    Ingham County Fair – August 2-7, 2021, 700 E Ash Street, Mason, MI

    Ionia County Fair – July 16-24, 2021, 317 S Dexter, Ionia, MI.  This Ionia Free Fair has incredible entertainment, midway fun, food and lots of barns to visit! See cute animals!

    Iosco County Fair –  July 26- 31, 2021, 3600 N M-65 Hale, MI 48739, Come to the fair fo children’s activities, entertainment, parade, food, merchandise vendors, livestock and agricultural competitions, grandstand events, and much more~

    Iron County Fair – August 5-8, 2021, 170 W Franklin Street, Iron River, MI

    Isabella County Youth & Farm Fair, July 25 -31, 2021, 500 N Mission Rd, Mt Pleasant. Come out for the Hometown Showdown, Super Kicker Rodeo, Motocross, Small Animal Auction in Livestock Arena and so much more!

    Jackson County Fair Michigan – August 8-14, 2021, 200 W Ganson St, Jackson, MI

    Kalamazoo County Fair – August 10-14, 2021, 2900 Lake St, Kalamazoo  fairgrounds

    Kalamazoo Art Fair – June 3 – June 6, 2021, Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI

    Kalkaska County Agricultural Fair – August 4-7, 2021, 1900 Fairround Dr, Kalkaska MI

    Kent County Youth Fair – August 9-14, 2021, 225 S Hudson, Lowell, MI

    Lake Odessa Fair, June 23-27, 2021. 1640 Fourth Ave, Clarksville, MI 

    Lenawee County Fair – July 25-31, 2021, 602 N Dean St., Adrian, MI

    Lake Orion Flower and Art Fair – May 21, 22, 2021, See the fantastic range of flower vendors, DIY projects, live music, vendors selling homemade items and beer garden. Friday May 21st 11am – 8pm & Saturday 22nd 9am – 8pm.

    Lakeshore Art Festival (Muskegon Art Fair)  – Saturday, June 25, 2022 & Sunday, June 26, 2022 in Downtown Muskegon, Michigan.

    Ludington Art Fair – Gold Coast Artisan Fair, Saturday Aug 14, 2021 Sunday Aug 15, 2021 at Rotary Park, 100 N. Harrison St., Ludington, MI

    Macomb Fair and Expo (Macomb County Carnival) – May 26-June 11, 2021. Location: Gibraltar Trade Center, 237 N. River Road, Mount Clemens.  Come out for rides, midway and petting zoo!

    Manistee County Fair – August 17 – 21, 2021, 7587 1st St, Onekama, MI

    Michigan State FairSept. 2 – Sept. 6 2021, Labor Day Weekend, Baking contest, agriculture, beer garden, dog performances, horse events, livestock, live music, concerts, monster trucks, and so much more!  One of our favorite Michigan Fairs and carnivals!

    The Michigan State Fair is located at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, 46100 Grand River Avenue, between Novi and Beck Roads in Novi, MI. 

    Michigan Antique & Collectible Festivals – Sept. 25-26, 2021, 6905 Eastman Ave, Midland, MI.  We adore this festival and go every year!

    Michigan Tech Career Fair – September 22, 10am-6pm and September 23, 10am-2pm.  One of the largest in the country, bringing more than 400 companies and 2,000 recruiters to campus each year. 

    Midland County Fair – Aug 15-21, 2021, 6905 Eastman Ave, Midland, MI Free admission, $8 parking.

    Milan Mi Fair– June 3-4 2021, Wilson Park, 89 Wabash St, Milan, MI 48160. Carnival rides, fireworks, parade, food and fun!

    Monroe County Fair – August 1-7, 2021, 3775 S Custer Rd, Monroe, MI, 48161. 

    Montmorency County 4-H Fair – July 26 – August 1 2021, 13110 M-33 North, Atlanta, MI 49709

    Munger Potato Festival –  July 29 – Aug 1, 2021, 48 E Munger Rd, Munger, MI 48747

    Newaygo County Agricultural Fair – August 7-13, 2021, 815 S Stewart, Fremont, MI 49412  

    Northern District Fair – Aug 16 – 21, 2021, 221 E. 13th Street, Cadillac, MI 49601. Rodeo, midway games and fun, Tough Trucks events! Super fun Michigan fairs! 

    Northwestern Michigan Fair – August 8-14, 2021, 3606 Blair Town Hall Rd, Traverse City, MI 49685

    Oakland County Fair, July 8-17, 2022. This Davisburg fair is a popular 4h fair in Oakland County.  Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg, MI 48350

    Oceana County Fair– August 24 @ 9:00 Am – August 28 @ 11:00 Pm, 1025 S State St, Hart, MI 49420

    Ogemaw County Fair – (ogemaw county fairgrounds) – August 17-21, 2021. 2300 Rifle River Trail, West Branch

    Osceola County – July 24-31, 2021,  4-H FFA Fair101 Recreation Ave, Evart, MI

    Otsego County Fair – August 18-21, 2021, 895 N Center St, Gaylord, Michigan. Check out this fun Michigan carnival and fair!

    Ottawa County Fair – July 26-31, 2021, 1286 Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland

    Pentwater Arts & Crafts Fairs – Sat, Sep 25 – Sun, Sep 26, 2021. Pentwater Village Green, 327 S Hancock St. Pentwater, MI

    Presque Isle County Fair – September 4-6, 2021, 12196 Walker Hwy, Millersburg

    Royal Oak Art Fair – July 10, 2021, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Memorial Park, 13 Mile and Woodward, Royal Oak, MI 48067

    Saginaw County Fair – August 3-7, 2021, 11350 W Peet Rd, Chesaning

    Saline Community Fair –  September 1-5, 2021, 5055 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd, Ann Arbor, MI

    Sanilac County – August 8-14, 2021, 4-H Fair260 Dawson St, Sandusky, MI 

    Schoolcraft County Fair – July 30-31, 2021, North Lake St., Manistique

    Shiawassee County Fair – August 8-14, 2021, 2900 East Hibbard Road, Corunna, MI. Carnival, auction, draft horse, grandstand events, livestock sales, FUN!

    St Clair County – July 19-24, 2021,  4-H & Youth Fair8254 County Park Dr, Goodells

    St. Joseph County Grange Fair – Sept 19-25, 2021, 316 E Charlotte, Centreville

    Tuscola County Fair – July 25-31, 2021, 188 Park Drive, Caro

    Upper Peninsula State Fair – August 16-22, 2021, 2401 12th Ave North, Escanaba. The UP State Fair is a much anticipated event with grand stand events, concerts and midway fun! 

    Van Buren Youth Fair – July 19-24, 2021, 55670 CR 681, Hartford

    Washtenaw County 4-H Youth Show – July 23-31. 2021, 5055 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd, Ann Arbor, MI

    Wayne County Fair – August 2-7, 2021, 10871 Quirk Rd, Belleville

    Western Michigan Fair Association (Ludington Fair) – Aug 10-14, 2021, 5302 W US-10, Ludington, MI 49431 Mason County Fairgrounds

    Royal Oak Art Fair – July 10, 2021, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Memorial Park, 13 Mile and Woodward, Royal Oak, MI 48067

    Shelby Lions Club Carnival – May 28, 2021 at 12 PM, 44585 Schoenherr Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48313. Rides, games, carnival food and fun!

    Sterling Heights Art and Music Fair – carnival, food vendor, fun!  2022

    St Clair Art Fair – August 28 & 29, 2021. The St. Clair Art Fair is one of the oldest art fairs on the east side of Michigan!  Come out to the see the work of over 100 visual artists along one of the largest freshwater boardwalks in the world! Enjoy paintings, photography, sculpture, woodwork, pottery, jewelry and more in Palmer Park along the St. Clair River.   

    Swartz Creek Hometown Days fair – June 3-6, 2021, Enjoy midway games and rides, parade, car show, games and fun for the whole family!

    So many great fairs in Michigan!

    Renaissance Fairs Michigan

    The Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly, Mi draws over 250,000 people! Did you know it began in 1979?!  

    Over 150 artisans sell everything from handmade leather bustier tops to head bands!  We love this festival and have attended several times.  We love walking around eating huge drumsticks and pickles from a barrel!

    That’s Chris and I at the Michigan Renaissance Festival in the photo above, it’s fun to just be silly!

    The festival marketplace is a great place to buy handcrafted goods and interact with memorable characters.  See live jousting and nosh on food fit for a king or queen!

    Weekends (Saturday and Sunday’s) August 21-Oct 3, 2021. 

    Location: 12600 Dixie Hwy. Holly, MI 48442

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