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Excitement for Everyone at the Oakland County Fair

Excitement soars as the 2017 Oakland County Fair prepares for its grand opening at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg. The fair, which opens July 7th and runs through July 16th, is presented by Oakland County Parks and features a wide range of 4-H events, musical acts, and amusement park thrills.

Wristbands and tickets are available online and at the gate. Tickets grant visitors access to all areas of the fair: from the roller coasters to the racing pigs.

For those seeking classic fair livestock and 4-H displays, events like the horse show (July 10) and the small animal auction (July 14) are sure to satisfy. Participants from across the county fill the livestock barn with their prized animals, which have been meticulously raised and cared for — often for a year or more.

Grandstand events also offer event-goers both excitement and spectacle. Thrilling program items include the Superkicker Rodeo and Off Road Derby. Grandstand events do come with a small additional fee; tickets can be purchased in person or in advance on the fair’s website.

The Oakland County Fair’s Big Rock Carnival is open all twelve days of the event. Big Rock’s wide variety of rides is sure to satisfy thrill-seekers and casual riders alike! Hop on the Air Flyer for a fast-paced thrill, the Giant Wheel for a sky-high view of the Oakland County countryside, or bring a smile to your little one with a ride on the Grand Carousel. Be sure to keep your eyes to the sky on opening night, as the fair’s dazzling fireworks display will light up the night beginning at 10 p.m.

Do these offerings sound too fun to pass up? You can order your tickets in advance and be the first one through the gates. See you at the fair!

Oakland County Fair Schedule of Events

Friday, July 7
Opening Day / Ladies Day
Carnival: 1 p.m. ($23)
Grandstand Events:
Ladies Night of Destruction: 7 p.m. ($5-$10)
Fireworks: 10 p.m. (Free)

Saturday, July 8
Armed Forces Day
Carnival: 12 p.m. ($23)
Grandstand Event:
Figure 8 Race: 7 p.m. ($5-$10)

Sunday, July 9
Pinewood Derby
Carnival: 1 p.m. ($23)
Grandstand Event:
Duck Dynasty at the Fair with Jep & Jessica Robertson: 7 p.m. (Free)

Monday, July 10
Senior Day
Carnival: 1 p.m. ($18)
Grandstand Events:
Circus Pages (Matinee): 2 p.m. ($5-$10; Seniors Free)
Circus Evening Show: 7 p.m. ($5-$10)

Tuesday, July 11
Toddler Day
Carnival: 1 p.m. ($15)
Grandstand Event:
Superkicker Rodeo: 7 p.m. ($5-$10)

Wednesday, July 12
Kids Day
Carnival: 1 p.m. ($23)
Grandstand Event:
Off Road Derby: 7 p.m. ($5-$10)

Thursday, July 13
Individuals with Disabilities Day
Carnival: 1 p.m. ($18)
Grandstand Event:
Night of Destruction: 7 p.m. ($5-$10)

Friday, July 14
Science Day
Carnival: 1 p.m. ($23)
Grandstand Event:
Figure 8 Championship: 7 p.m. ($5-$10)

Saturday, July 15
Explore the Fair Day
Carnival: 12 p.m. ($23)
Grandstand Event:
Monster Trucks: 7 p.m. ($5-$10)

Sunday, July 16
Family Fun Day
Carnival: 12 p.m. ($18)
Grandstand Event:
Family Safety Day: 12-4 p.m. (Free)

Keep up with the fair for a full list of events, the most up-to-date schedule, and news by visiting the Oakland County Fair website or by following the fair on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, call 248-634-8830.


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