Genesee County Fair kicks off on Aug. 13





The midway will be at the heart of the Genesee County Fair.

The midway will be at the heart of the Genesee County Fair.

MOUNT MORRIS — The Genesee County Fair will be held on Aug. 13-19 at the fairgrounds, 6130 East Mt. Morris Rd.

The fair kicks off Aug. 13, with free elephant ears to the first 1,000 guests. At 10 a.m. there will be a baby contest and tot trot. At 2 p.m. there will be a hog calling contest. The Redneck Olympics begin at 4 p.m. with watermelon seed spitting. The Grandstand Event begins at 7:30 p.m. with the T&M Electric Monster Truck Shootout.

On Aug. 14, is Senior Citizens Day with senior citizens getting free coffee and donuts at 9 a.m, followed by the Senior Citizen Health Fair at 10 a.m. The Redneck Olympics continue at 4 p.m. with the pork rind and moon pie eating contest and again at 6 p.m. with the redneck horseshoe tournament. At 7:30 p.m. the Grandstand Event will feature Mid- States Bolts & Screws Figure 8 Derby and Burnout Contest.

On Aug. 15, is Farmers Day and will feature the Michigan Pedal Pullers Tractor Pull at 3 p.m. At 4 p.m. the Redneck Olympics continue with redneck bowling. At 5 p.m. there will a Little Caesars Pizza Eating Contest, and the Grandstand Event at 7:30 p.m will feature the Flint New Holland Combine Derby.

Livestock exhibits are always part of the Genesee County Fair through 4-H Club.

Livestock exhibits are always part of the Genesee County Fair through 4-H Club.

Aug. 16, will start with a scavenger hunt at 9 a.m. The day will continue with a food safety education workshop at 11:30 a.m. At 2 p.m. there will be a VG’s Jalapeno Pepper Eating Contest. At 4 p.m. the Redneck Olympics continue with the cow chip toss. Also at 4 p.m. there will be the National Sheep Shearing Competition. The Grandstand Event will be at 7:30 p.m. where the ELGA Credit Union will present Justin Moore.

Aug. 17, is Armed Services Day and will feature the Genesee County Young Marines Flag

Raising Ceremony at 10 a.m. At 1 p.m. there will be an Ugly Dog Contest and Dog and Owner Look Alike Contest. At 4 p.m. there will be a Toilet Paper Mummy Wrap Contest. The Grandstand Event at 7:30 will see Budweiser present Montgomery Gentry.

Tippy the water-skiing squirrel made an appearance last year at the fair.

Tippy the water-skiing squirrel made an appearance last year at the fair.

On Aug. 18, the Grandstand Events will be held at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and feature the Al Serra Dodge Ram Rodeo. There will also be a Hoola Hoop Contest at 5 p.m.

On Aug. 19, there will be a Marshmallow Stuffing Contest at 2 p.m. At 4 p.m. there will be a chainsaw art auction. The Grandstand Event will take place at 5 p.m. with the Randy Wise Enduro Derby and Burnout Contest.

Further, a fair fun pass can be purchased for $25 and entitles one person to grandstand admission for the entire week of the fair. A parking pass can be purchased for $20, which allows entrance of your vehicle for the entire week. A ride wristband can be purchased for $20, which allows one person unlimited Midway rides on one day of their choice on Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.

Details: Call 810-687-0953 or see the Genesee County Fair website at www.gcf.org.


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