Western Michigan Fair
Photo by Western Michigan Fair
August 10th-14th, 2021
The Western Michigan Fair Association has modified the 2021 fair due to health and safety concerns relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s event will be a youth livestock expo.
Smaller towns set themselves apart from big cities by local events that involve the community. No where is that more prevalent than here when Ludington hosts the Western Michigan Fair.
The Western Michigan Fair is where you see your friends and neighbors, celebrate the waning days of summer, and appreciate good family values. The big cities may have the advantage over us in certain things, but nothing beats the feeling you get living in a cozy, friendly town with annual events like the Western Michigan Fair.
Unless otherwise noted, fair entrance is $3 per person, with children 5 and under entering free. Ride wristbands are generally $22 or $20 with coupon Thursday and Friday. Purchase a mega ride pass for $60 for unlimited rides all week! Typically, the fair would include entertainment, still exhibits, grandstand events, and carnival rides. Organizers are hopeful that the fair will return to the normal format in 2022.
Events are listed according to the information available at the time of the most recent update to this schedule. The schedule is subject to change.
More About the Western Michigan Fair
With the exception of WWII, the fair has been held every year since 1936 at the Mason County Fairgrounds on US-10 in Ludington. The public enjoys the midway, demolition derby, harness horse racing, and grandstand shows. But the real attraction of the fair is the 4-H exhibits and animals. Area youngsters who have worked hard the past year raising their sheep, chickens, cows, and rabbits proudly wait for the judge’s ribbon. Equestrians get their chance to showcase their horses, and homemakers busily prepare their pies and other homemade goodies for judging.
About the Mason County Fairgrounds
Improvements have recently been made to the fairgrounds, including:
- Installation of a drainage system
- Installation of gutters on animal barns
- A new nature trail in the wooded area east of the fairgrounds
- Road paving from the commercial buildings to the north side of the fairgrounds and east to Meyers Road
- Road paving in the camping area
- Making the buildings accessible for people with disabilities
- Moving the entrance north of the current site and widening it to reduce congestion