St. Clair, Armada events look to bounce back from pandemic

 

TRI-CITY AREA — Other events will join the Eastern Michigan State Fair in making a comeback in 2021 including the St. Clair County 4-H and Youth Fair and Armada Fair.

July 19-24 is when exhibitors and visitors will flock to the Goodells County Park for the 2021 St. Clair County 4-H and Youth Fair.

The schedule of events is filled with many of the traditional attractions including live music, a petting farm and popular shows like the bump and run, truck and tractor pulls, demolition derby and more.

Tomorrow, July 1, is the deadline for both open class youth and adult exhibitors to register for this event. A link to the online registration can be found at stclaircounty4hfair.org.

The Junior Livestock Sale will take place on Thursday, July 22. The sale order will be swine, veal, rabbits, poultry, sheep and beef.

Skerbeck Family Carnival will be providing thrills on the midway once again.

In May, St. Clair County’s fair board announced they would move forward with a “full fair” this year. In 2020, organizers shifted to a virtual event due to the pandemic. In place of in-person showing and judging, exhibitors submitted photos, videos and other forms of media as part of their project entries.

For more information visit stclaircounty4hfair.org or www.facebook.com/StClairCounty4HFair.

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The Armada Fair returns later this summer, August 16-22.

“The Fair Board is thrilled to be returning to business as usual after a year’s furlough due to COVID-19. Plans are currently underway to make this the best fair ever,” the Armada Agricultural Society said in a press release.

“There will be hundreds of animals, thousands of exhibits, vendors, entertainment, free children’s activities and a carnival.”

The fair’s featured entertainer will be country singer Dylan Scott. Shows in the grandstand will include monster trucks, demolition derby, rodeo, truck and tractor pulls and more.

In 2020, Armada’s Agricultural Society opted to cancel their plans for a traditional fair.

For a complete schedule, visit www.armadafair.org or call 586-784-5488.

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The Eastern Michigan State Fair in Imlay City also plans to return to its traditional event next month, July 27-31.

Look for more information on their plans in upcoming editions of the Tri-City Times.