The highlight carnival and festival time in the Thumb kick off this year at the 153rdh Huron Community Fair, running Sunday through Saturday, August 1st – August 7th! at the fairgrounds in Bad Axe, Michigan.
A Week of Huron Community Fair
The fair opens Sunday, August 1, with free parking. Check out the 2 p.m. grandstand event featuring Harness Racing, and the 4-H Horse Show begins at 5 p.m. The Opening Ceremony and Flag Raising is open to all at the center of the Livestock Arena at 7:00 p.m., followed by Livestock Judging at the Dennis M Hagan Show & Sale Arena at 7:30 p.m.
Fair Monday at Bad Axe Fairgrounds
Starting Monday, August 2, at 8 am with the Rabbit Show. The 4-H Horse Show begins at 9 a.m., and the 4-H and FFA Building and Merchant Building will be open from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. The Sheep Show begins at 1 p.m., The Elkton Lions Bingo runs from 3 – 10 p.m. At the grandstands, the KOI Drag Racing event starts at 7 pm and admission is free. The fair and midway carnival rides are open from 8 am until 11 pm. Gate fee is $5 per person, kids 10 and under are free.
Huron Community Fair Midway Fun Tuesday Kids Day
Tuesday, August 3, offers the Swine Show, Horse Show, Dairy Show, and the judging in the 4-H Building for food, flowers, vegetables, and crops. Beginning at 11 a.m., visitors can tour the 4-H and FFA Building, the Merchant Building, and the 4-H Small Animal Building. The carnival rides and midway open at 1 pm. The Elkton Lions Bingo runs from 3 – 10 p.m. 4, 6 & 8 p.m. Chase’s Racing Pigs – Free entertainment on the grounds. The Miracle of Life Pavilion opens at noon. At 8 pm the Mud Volleyball and Tug of War tournament commences.
Tuesday is Kids Day with the Midway opening at 1 p.m. with a reduced ride bracelet rate. Gate fee is $5 per person, kids 10 and under are free.
Wednesday Midweek at the Huron Community Fair
Wednesday, August 4th including the 4-H and FFA Prospect Feeder Show at 9 a.m., the Horse Show, and the Poultry Show. The Midway opens at 3 p.m. The Elkton Lions Bingo runs from 3 – 10 p.m. The racing pigs event is free entertainment. Wednesday’s Grandstand event will be the Demolition Derby at 7 p.m. Gate fee is $5 per person, kids 10 and under are free.
Thursday is Extra Special at the Huron Community Fair
Thursday, August 5th, Kicks off with the Market Beef Show, the Goat Show, The Special Needs Kids Event starts at 10 am. Midway opens at 3 pm. The Midway opens at 3 p.m.
The Elkton Lions Bingo runs from 3 – 10 p.m. 4, 6 & 8 p.m. – Chase’s Racing Pigs- Free entertainment on the grounds. Grandstand Event begins at 7:30 p.m., for the Super Kicker Rodeo and Barrel Racing! Gate fee is $5 per person, kids 10 and under are free.
Final Friday at the Huron Community Fair
Friday, August 6th, the Jr. Livestock Auction Sale begins at 9 a.m. The Midway opens at 3 p.m with $18 ride bracelets. The Elkton Lions Bingo runs from 3 – 10 p.m. Friday’s Grandstand Event, which will be the Redneck Truck Races at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-11.
Saturday is Final Day at Huron Community Fair
The final full day of the fair is Saturday, August 7th, with the Small Livestock Association Sale and 4-H Auction beginning at 9 a.m. 11 am is the antique tractor show. Saturday, the Midway opens at noon. The miracle of life from noon until 9 pm. Saturday night’s Grandstand Event at 6 pm, is the TTPA Tractor Pull Smoker Class. Admission is $10 for adults, kids 6-11 is $5.
Compiled from sources including the Huron Community Fair Website and Bax Axe Chamber of Commerce.