Western Michigan Fair in Ludington

August 10-14, 2021


Smaller towns set themselves apart from big cities by local events that involve the community. No where is that more prevalent than here when Ludington hosts the Western Michigan Fair.

The Western Michigan Fair is where you see your friends and neighbors, celebrate the waning days of summer, and appreciate good family values. The big cities may have the advantage over us in certain things, but nothing beats the feeling you get living in a cozy, friendly town with annual events like the Western Michigan Fair.

Typically, the fair would includes entertainment, still exhibits, grandstand events, and carnival rides. The 2021 fair will also include Chase's Racing Pigs and the Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean Aerial High-Wire Thrill Show.

The schedule of events for the 2021 Western Michigan Fair is as follows:
4pm - Harness Racing.
9am - Horse show.
3pm - Sheep show.
Harness Racing
5pm - Goat show.
3pm - Midway opens.
Truck and Tractor Pull.
10pm - Fireworks.
Kids Day
Noon - Midway opens.
Kids Pedal Pull. West Michigan Old Engine Club Garden Tractor Pull, Beef Show, Rabbit Show, Crowning of Homemaker of the Year.
Noon-2pm - Special Kids Day.
Read for Rides Day
3pm - Midway opens.
Dairy Show, Horse Games.
3pm - Midway opens.
7pm - SJO Supercross.
8:30am - Stampede 5k and run/walk.
9am - Barn Brawl.
11am - Livestock Auction.
Noon - Midway opens.
3pm - Hay Bale Toss.
6:30pm - Unique Motorsports Demo.

Visit masoncountyfairgrounds.com for more information.

Events are listed according to the information available at the time of the most recent update to this story. The schedule is subject to change. For more information, see www.masoncountyfairgrounds.com.

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More About the Western Michigan Fair

With the exception of WWII and the Covid-19 Pandemic in 2020, the fair has been held every year since 1936 at the Mason County Fairgrounds on US-10 in Ludington. The public enjoys the midway, demolition derby, harness horse racing, and grandstand shows. But the real attraction of the fair is the 4-H exhibits and animals. Area youngsters who have worked hard the past year raising their sheep, chickens, cows, and rabbits proudly wait for the judge's ribbon. Equestrians get their chance to showcase their horses, and homemakers busily prepare their pies and other homemade goodies for judging.

About the Mason County Fairgrounds

Improvements have recently been made to the fairgrounds, including:
  • Installation of a drainage system
  • Installation of gutters on animal barns
  • A new nature trail in the wooded area east of the fairgrounds
  • Road paving from the commercial buildings to the north side of the fairgrounds and east to Meyers Road
  • Road paving in the camping area
  • Making the buildings accessible for people with disabilities
  • Moving the entrance north of the current site and widening it to reduce congestion

More Things to Do...

For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:

West Michigan Map
Ludington Activities & Things to Do -- Play on a beautiful beach, take a tour at Historic White Pine Village, or explore the barn quilt trail, murals or sculptures in the county--Ludington offers many fun things to do for the entire family!
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River -- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.
Also, check out West Michigan Guides and our locally produced WestMichigan.MichBiz.com directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.
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Last Updated: 06-26-2021 01:31 PM ID: 214