Michigan State Fair

. August 1, 2014.
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Since 1849, the Michigan State Fair has been bringing joy to the Metro Detroit area and Michiganders from the all over the mitten. The traditional Carnival Midway houses all your favorite rides and games; food vendors and craft beer will be ready and waiting. And this year, as a special treat, check out the Friday Night Singer-Songwriter Showcase. Detroit Music Award winners and some Ann Arbor natives like Jason Dennie and John Holkeboer round out a night of folk, bluegrass, country and gospel. Also be sure to stop by the Beginning of Life: Baby Animal Exhibit—cute, cuddly new additions to the animal kingdom.

Friday-Sunday: 10am-11pm. Monday: 10am-9pm. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi. 248-348-6942. michiganstatefairllc.com—MW

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