Memories Created in Oakland County at the Michigan State Fair

The Michigan State Fair brought over 100,000 people together at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi over Labor Day weekend. The annual event attracted people from all across the state for an exciting day full of fun for the whole family.

Attendees enjoyed a variety of thrilling Midway rides like the Orbiter and the Zipper while there was also a more relaxing Ferris wheel for everyone to enjoy. Food options were numerous with options varying from a Farmer’s Market to Elephant Ear stands. Musical acts delighted audiences throughout every day of the event.

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Halloween Fun at Detroit Zoo’s “Zoo Boo” in Oakland County

Families, some dressed in Halloween costumes walk down the Trick or Treat Trail at the Detroit Zoo's "Zoo Boo" An inflatable witch stand in the background next to a tree with yellow leaves.

Are you looking for a Halloween destination that’s all fun, and no fright? The Detroit Zoo’sZoo Boo” is the place for you. The “merry-not-scary” event is sure to bring Halloween excitement to your entire family!

Held the first three weekends in October, “Zoo Boo” offers a festive selection of fun Halloween attractions. Live entertainment acts include daring acrobatics, magic acts, live music, extreme pumpkin carving demonstrations, and more.

Guests of all ages are invited to wear their costumes and collect sweets by trick-or-treating along the pumpkin-lined “unlucky” 13-station trick-or-treat trail. Join the Detroit Zoo on their Green Journey by bringing your own trick-or-treat bag; bags will not be handed out at the event.

Check out our “Zoo Boo” video and get a preview of all the Halloween fun!

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Saddle Up Your Horse with Oakland County’s Equestrian Map

A woman smiles at the camera while she snuggles up against a white horse's neck. In the background, leaves are beginning to turn fall colors.

Oakland County equestrian enthusiasts of all abilities, from beginners to professionals, can find a number of local resources to support their love of horses. Oakland County is just the place with more than 40 locations for boarding, training, lessons, equine therapy, or group outings. Several stables and ranches are located in and around the county; see the list below to learn more.

List of Equestrian Locations in Oakland County

This interactive map, created by Oakland County’s award-winning GIS team, also provides locations such as equestrian trails, feed and supply stores, saddlery locations, and veterinary care. Click on the map below to find a location near you, or discover a new equestrian destination to visit.

Equestrian Map

Looking for a trail to take a horseback ride? Check out an equestrian trail at one of the horse-friendly Oakland County Parks locations: Addison Oaks, Highland Oaks, and Rose Oaks. Or plan a trip along the popular Paint Creek Trail or Polly Ann Trail. Click on the map below to find even more trails and zoom in to find an equestrian trail near you.

Equestrian Map in Oakland County zoomed in to show horse-friendly trails.

Do you know of any other equestrian locations in the Oakland County area? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter, contact us at socialmedia@oakgov.com, or leave a comment below.


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Tail Waggin’ Good Time at Oakland County Waterparks Annual Dog Swim

Summer’s coming to an end, but that means dogs all over Oakland County will be hoping their owners take them out for a doggy swim at Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s annual dog swim. Waterford Oaks and Red Oaks Waterparks will be open for dogs only on September 8th and 9th, respectively.

Check out our video from previous dog swims to see the water romping and tail-wagging fun that’s in store for your canine kid.

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Memorial Day Events in Oakland County

Take time this Memorial Day weekend to honor the lives of those who sacrificed everything for our freedom, and attend one of the many parades, ceremonies, and events throughout Oakland County. From Troy to Holly and Waterford to Ferndale, there’s an activity to help Oakland County remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom.

List of Memorial Day Events in Oakland County

To learn more about each of these events, check out the Memorial Day Events page under the Things to Do section on the Oakland County Blog. There, you’ll find all the information you need to make your Memorial Day plans.

Do you know of any other Memorial Day activities in the area? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter, or contact us at socialmedia@oakgov.com.


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