Explore the Oakland County Fair July 7-16

Experience the Oakland County Fair July 7-16 at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg

Main arena events, contests, food, Big Rock Amusements carnival, livestock and youth competitions are fair favorites. Visitors can stroll through barns to see horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and rabbits and view newborn animals in the Miracle of Birth Barn. The opening day fireworks and free concert are the perfect kick off to the event.

Photo of the 2022 Oakland County Fair – photo by Michael Dwyer

The fair will also feature Hot Glass Academy, a series of glass blowing demonstrations; K9’s in Flight, showcasing the skills of the world’s top Frisbee dogs, big air high-jump dogs and the high-flying dock-diving dogs; Master Chain Saw Artist Ben Risney, who will create up to three carvings daily; Racing Pigs; and Show-Me-Safari Petting Zoo.

Main arena events in the evening include an off-road demolition derby, Micro Wrestling, Figure 8 Races, Superkicker Rodeo, Night of Destruction and Monster Trucks. Tickets for these events may be purchased at OakFair.org.

Fair parking, which includes admission, is $15/vehicle and $10/motorcycle or walk-in. Presenting sponsor Oakland County Parks offers free parking Friday, July 7 and Thursday, July 13 with a 2023 Oakland County Parks Annual Vehicle Permit.

There will be a free concert by the Grant Reiff band and the Crowning of 2023 Oakland County Fair Royalty on Friday, July 7. Fireworks are also scheduled for July 7 and will begin after the crowning and concert at dusk.

Please note: Due to the fireworks, most animals will join in on the fair fun on Saturday, July 8. A limited number of animals will be on the fairgrounds on Friday, July 7.

A second free concert is set for 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 9 featuring Dave Bennett’s Quartet in Concert.

Springfield Oaks County Park

Springfield Oaks is home of the historic Ellis Barn and annual Oakland County Fair, which draws 100,000+ visitors annually to the 10-day event. The 1884 Ellis Barn is 14,000-square-feet and features an indoor riding arena, 11 box stalls, mechanical exercise ring and cavernous second floor for hay and straw. The barn was donated by former major league baseball players Kirk Gibson and Tim Birtsas and moved from its original located on Dixie Highway to Springfield Oaks in 2005. Today, the barn is used to host weddings and special events like the Ellis Barn Dance and the Michigan Antique Festival. The park also offers a multipurpose room for banquets, reunions and seminars as well as exhibit hall space. The grounds include two outdoor arenas.

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