Michigan State Fair

46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI 48374

248-348-6942

About Us:

There is a powerful groundswell of strong “can-do” attitude that has been rising across Michigan these past few years, as a community we are being compelled to re-think many old ideas about the way our missions are accomplished. We believe that the Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair is a prime example of this paradigm shift. The original Michigan State Fair was one of the state’s most venerable traditions and public sector events, since 1905—but in recent years it had struggled financially and was eventually discontinued.

At nearly the exact same time, however, a new grass-roots movement toward--and interest in--the great natural resources, agriculture, cottage industry food and beverages, farm-to-table produce and similar endeavors has been dawning across the state. As many old career paths have shifted or ended, waves of new businesses are being born here. The new Michigan State Fair is now being produced as a private sector event at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, with title sponsor Fifth Third Bank, with no state funding. The Fair’s aim is to celebrate and encourage the fresh new direction of the Michigan Agriculture Industry, while also maintaining the beloved traditions of our grand old State Fair.

The Michigan State Fair has always been an integral part of our community, and has traditionally supported a wide spectrum of philanthropic efforts. It also has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Detroit’s Moslem Temple Shriners, the founders of the first Shrine Circus back in 1906. When fairgoers purchase an all-inclusive pass to attend the State Fair, one third of the proceeds are donated to the Shriners, who contribute so much to Michigan charities, including their notable support of children and families at their Shriners Hospitals for Children

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