The Barry County Fair, honoring the past and building the future, opens July 13 and continues until July 20. The fair centers as usual on 4-H members and their animals and wide range of projects with related events packed in every day, starting with Youth Dog judging Saturday and continuing every day, showcasing kids and their talents.
Special days are always part of the fair, Tuesday is Veterans and Senior Day with $2.50 admission all day and a Senior Day Program at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday is Children’s Day; Thursday is Ladies Day with $250 admission until noon and a special ladies program in the community tent.
Friday, the livestock sale starts at 9 a.m. in the show arena, the small animal sale at 5:30 p.m.
Elliott’s Amusements provides rides afternoons and there are many food concessions and game booths to get some fair food and test your skills along the midway.
The Expo Center opens each day at 11 a.m. with arts and crafts, exhibits and much more.
Harness racing it available free Saturday and Sunday starting at noon. The grandstand evening shows this year include Heavyweight State Championship Draft Horse Pulling on Sunday,
Koi Drag Racing in Monday, Unique Motorsports Off Road Derby on Tuesday, Professional Rodeo Wednesday, Truck and Tractor Pulls on Thursday, Unique Motorsports Demolition Derby Friday and Michigan State Fair Super Cross Saturday.
Be sure to visit the birthing tent along with the exhibits in the barns and Expo Center. Golf carts and drivers are available for those who choose to ride to the various activities.
For a complete listing of events and times, visit www.barryexpocenter.com