It’s almost fair time: Schedule includes old favorites, new options

Elizabeth Dunham, Contributing Writer

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Meghan Comai, of Kalkaska and her brother, Ethan, work to clean up their pigs, “Tyronetta” and “Ace” in the refurbished pens at last year’s Kalkaska County Fair. This year’s fair kicks off next Tuesday, July 25. 

KALKASKA – The Kalkaska County Fair’s schedule of events is jam-packed for fair week, July 25-29, at the fairgrounds.

This year features not one, but two nights of demolition derby events at the Grandstand Arena. “Motors and Mayhem” presents bump-n-run and classic figure 8 events on Friday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m., and again on Saturday, July 29 at 5 p.m.

The annual animal shows and livestock auctions will take place during the week. The Small Animal Show is set for Tuesday, July 25 at 5 p.m., and the Large Animal Show is Wednesday, July 26 at 4:30 p.m. The 4-H Showmanship Sweepstakes are on Thursday, July 27 at 2 p.m., followed by the 4-H Market Auction at 6 p.m.

Friday, July 28 is Kids’ Day, with activities including a visit from the GT Butterfly House and Bug Zoo, face painting, a Kids on the Block Puppet Show, and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The KIDDIE Carnival and Games are open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.

There are also teen activities at the pavilion on Saturday, July 29 from 1-4 p.m. offering life-sized games, a team photo scavenger hunt and more.

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