Fun at the Oakland County Fair

The annual Oakland County Fair is nearly here! From July 6 to July 15, 2018, people from all across Michigan will be arriving on the fairgrounds at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg, Michigan to celebrate over a week of family-friendly fun. With a few new events, as well as many returning favorites, this year’s fair is surely going to be Oakland County’s hottest July destination spot.


Brand New Attractions

This year, the Oakland County Fair has a few new faces!


The fair is looking to attract those interested in the ancient and colossal with their Prehistoric Adventures attraction, available every single day of the fair! Follow the dinosaurs around the fairgrounds as they are lead by their trainers three times a day, or take a deep dive into history by meeting them in their enclosures.


In addition, laugh until you cry, and become hypnotized during Ron Diamond’s debut show at the Oakland County Fair: Magic of the Mind. Mr. Diamond is a practicing and respected clinical hypnotherapist who is also an enthralling entertainer. Performances are held three times daily.

Fan Favorites

Returning this year to the Oakland County Fair are the following fan-loved attractions:

  • The Big Rock Amusements Carnival, full of games, rides, and food.
  • The Barnyard Express, which includes multiple barns of animals, daily presentations, and the famous pig judging competition!
  • The Exotic Petting Zoo, populated with unique animals such as zebras, alpacas, and tortoises.
  • The Daily Pig Race, an exciting way to watch your favorite barnyard animals.
  • Monster Trucks, Figure 8 Racing, Off-Road Derby, and more for the motor enthusiasts!



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Other, one-time events are returning as well. Check out the schedule of events below to see which ones are.

Daily Themes and Grandstand Events

Friday, July 6
Opening Day and Armed Forces Day
Carnival: 1 to 11:00 p.m. ($25)
Grandstand Event: Figure 8 Race: 7 to 9 p.m. ($5-$10)

Saturday, July 7
Ladies Day
Carnival: 12 to 11 p.m. ($25)
Grandstand Event: Off Road Derby 7 to 9 p.m. ($5-$10)

Sunday, July 8
Pinewood Derby Day
Carnival: 12 to 11 p.m. ($25)
Grandstand Event: Crowder Concert: 7 p.m.

Monday, July 9
Seniors Day
Carnival: 1 to 11 p.m. ($18)
Grandstand Event: Circus Show: 7 p.m. ($5-$10)

Tuesday, July 10
Toddler Day
Carnival: 1 to 11 p.m. ($15)
Grandstand Event: Knights of Valour: 7 p.m. ($5-$10)

Wednesday, July 11
Kids Day
Carnival: 1 to 11 p.m. ($25)
Grandstand Event: Superkicker Rodeo: 7 p.m. ($5-$10)

Thursday, July 12
Individuals with Disabilities Day
Carnival: 1 to 11 p.m. ($18)
Grandstand Event: Night of Destruction: 7 p.m. ($5-$10)

Friday, July 13
Science Day
Carnival: 1 to 11 p.m. ($25)
Grandstand Event: Figure 8 Championship: 7 p.m. ($5-$10)

Saturday, July 14
Explore the Fair Day
Carnival: 12 to 11 p.m. ($18)
Grandstand Event: Monster Truck Show: 7 p.m. ($5-$10)

Sunday, July 15
Family Fun Day
Carnival: 12 to 7 p.m. ($18)
Grandstand Event: Family Safety Day: 12 to 4 p.m. (Free)

If you would like to keep up with any information surrounding the Oakland County Fair, keep note of this page, or follow the fair on their Twitter and Facebook pages. If you need more information, contact the fair at 248-634-8830 or, or visit their website

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