Spend A Day At The Michigan State Fair

Every summer residents from across the state attend the Michigan State Fair.

Located less than thirty minutes from Fairlane Woods Apartments, it is Michigan’s number one family event.

It began in 1849 and was one of the country’s first statewide fairs.

Despite the fair’s popularity, it closed in 2009 due to ongoing budget issues. The gates reopened a few years ago, and this summer it promises to be “Bigger, Better, and More Fun.”

The smell of elephant ears will fill the air August 31st through September 4th, and things to see and do include:

Michigan State Butter Cow – This unique fair tradition is made from hundreds of pounds of butter. Created by sculptor Tom Paul Fitzgerald, the breed of mother and calf changes each year to honor the different breeds that supply the milk used in the butter making process.

Donuts on String – Watch the Donuts on the String contest where participants eat this delicious treat as it is suspended in the air. They cannot use their hands and the first one to finish wins.

Farmers Market – The farmer’s market is where fair goers find an array of vendors who grow, raise, bake, cook or prepare everything themselves. Items include fresh produce, hot sauce, and cookies.

Celebration Beer Garden – Michigan is the fifth largest producer of brewed beer in the United States, and those 21 and over can sip some of the best varieties in the world as they relax in the Celebration Beer Garden.

If you would like to call our apartment community home, please contact us to schedule a tour where you can see our amenities firsthand.

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