2022 Michigan Fairs: The BIG List (+MAP) of County and State Fairs, Carnivals, Festivals, Renaissance Fest Dates in Upper and Lower Peninsula | Time to Hit the Fairgrounds This June, July, August and September!


Michigan Fairs, Festivals, Carnivals: The BIG List of County Fairs | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan

We've compiled the ultimate list of Michigan state fairs, county fairs, carnivals in Michigan, and 4h fairs for June, July, August and September in West Michigan, Northern Michigan, Southwest Michigan, Southern Michigan and all across the state!

We even snuck in some art fairs and street fairs in Michigan's upper and lower peninsula!


How Many County Fairs are in Michigan?

There are 86 county fairs in Michigan!

What is the Largest Michigan County Fair?

We've been researching this and have determined that Allegan County Fair and Monroe County Fairs are a couple of Michigan's Largest & Best County Fairs!


What is the oldest county fair in Michigan?

The Calhoun County Fair in Marshall, Michigan is Michigan's oldest continuous running fair. Per Wikipedia, the Calhoun County Fair was first held in 1839. Due to Covid-19, the fair was cancelled in 2020, the first time since 1848.  

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The BIG List of Michigan Fairs, Carnivals and FUN! It's Time to Hit the County Fairgrounds this June, July and August!

*Please note, we try to be as accurate as possible with event dates but errors or changes to events can occur. Please check with the fair/festival website or Facebook page before you go to verify dates, times and obtain tickets.

Alcona County Fair - August 9-13, 2022, 854 N Barlow Rd, Lincoln. Super fun carnival with games, rides, inflatables, music and food!

Allen Park Street Fair, August 5,6, 2022. 6543 Allen Rd, Allen Park, MI. 

Allegan Fair- (at the county fairgrounds) - September 9-17, 2022, 150 Allegan County Fair Dr, Allegan. Incredible big name concerts!  This is one of our favorite Michigan Fairs! Get tickets early!

Alpena County Fair - August 2022 TBD, 627 S 11th, Alpena, MI

Arenac County Fair - July 19-23, 2022, 2392 Airpark Drive, Standish, MI

Ann Arbor Art Fair/Ann arbor street art fair - July 21-23, 2022

Art in the Sun and Maker's Mart at Arts and Acts, This Northville art fair is June 17-19, 2022, near the Art House at 2015 W. Cady Street, Northville, MI. Three fairs, one celebration. Arts and Acts features fine artisans and crafters from Michigan and across the country held the third weekend of June in historic Downtown Northville.

Art In The Park, Plymouth, Michigan. This Plymouth Mi Art Fair is July 8, 9, 10, 2022. A signature Michigan event, Art In The Park welcomes over 400 artists with fabulous paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, glass, woodwork, photography, folk art & much more.  

Barry County Fair at the Barry County Expo Center 1350 North M-37 Highway,  July 2022 TBD

Bay County Fair & Youth Expo - August 9-13, 2022, 800 Livingston Ave, Bay City, MI. One of our favorite Michigan fairs.

Branch County Fair (branch county fairgrounds), August 7-13, 2022, 262 Sprague St, Coldwater, MI

Berlin Fair, July 4-9, 2022, 2008 Berlin Fair Dr, Marne MI. Michigan’s Longest Running Fair – Since 1855!

Berrien County Youth Fair - August 15-20, 2022, 9122 M-139, Berrien Springs. OH my gosh, we've been to this fair so many times it's crazy! I created art to show here as a teenager too!  Fantastic barns filled with art, flowers, food and crafts.  Tractor pulls, circus, demolition derby, bullmania! See farm animals and grab an elephant ear in the midway! This is one of our favorite Michigan Fairs!

Calhoun County Fairgrounds,  August 14-20, 2022, 720 Fair St, Marshall, MI 49068

Cass County Fair Michigan, July 31-August 6, 2022, 590 N O'Keefe St, Cassopolis, MI 

Charlevoix Waterfront Art Fair, August 13, 2022, 9 a.m - 6:00 p.m. This lovely waterfront art fair is located in East Park in downtown Charlevoix.  The Waterfront Art Fair is the second oldest juried art fair in Michigan. See more things to do in Charlevoix!

Cheboygan County Fair, August 6 - 13, 2022, 204 E Lincoln Ave, Cheboygan. This is one of the most fantastic Michigan Fairs! Demolition derby, monster trucks, goats, carnival rides and carnival treats!

Chelsea Community Fair, August 23 -27, 2022, 20501 Old US 12, Chelsea, MI. Demolition derby, tractor pulls, rodeo, carnival rides and carnival treats!

Clare County Fair, July 25-30, 2022, 418 Fairlane, Harrison, MI. Welcome to one of the oldest fairs in Michigan! Concerts, rides, farm animals and more!

Detroit Fairs - Wayne County Fair - August 1-August 6, 2022 ,10871 Quirk Rd. Belleville, MI  48111. Directions: I-94, Exit 190, North on Belleville Rd, left on N. Service Road, Right on Quirk rd. Food trucks, marketplace, off-road derby, ATV racing, rides, animals, food and fun! See more fun things to do in Detroit!

Dickinson County Fair, Sept 1-5, 2022,  N1476 US-8 Hwy, Norway, MI 49870. Come get your cotton candy!

Eastern Michigan State Fair- July 26-30, 2022, This popular Imlay City fair is located at 195 Midway, Imlay City. Demolition derby, oval track racing, figure 8 racing, bump-n-run, bull rodeo, midway games and rides, and much more!  Eastern Michigan State Fair is at the top of Michigan fairs!  Check it out this summer!

Eaton County Fair - July 11-17, 2022, (Eaton County Fairgrounds),  Eaton County 4-H Fair, 1025 S Cochran, Charlotte MI

Emmet Charlevoix County Fair (County of Emmet Fair), August 23-28, 2022, 1129 Charlevoix Ave, Petoskey MI. Get your grandstand tickets early! 

East Lansing Art Festival - The 2022 East Lansing Art Festival will take place May 21, 22, 2022 in the heart of downtown East Lansing. This Michigan festival will feature live music both days, great food, artist demonstrations and children's activities. Super fun Michigan festival in 2022!

Genesee County Fair, August 22-28, 2022,  6130 E. Mt Morris, Mt. Morris MI. Check out local exhibitors, monster trucks, demolition derby and so much more!

Gladwin County Fair - July 11 - 16, 2022, 401 S State St., Gladwin, Gladwin MI. The first Gladwin County Fair was held in 1909!

Grand Haven Art Fair and Festival - June 24 - June 26, 2022. 3 pm -7 pm on Friday, 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday & Sunday. Kids Activities, Music, Food. The Grand Haven Art Festival invites nearly 100 artists from across the country to transform Washington Avenue (Central Park) into a chic, outdoor, art gallery. Discover more fun things to do in Grand Haven!

Gratiot County Fair, July 30-Aug 6, 2022, 701 S Lincoln Ave, Alma MI. A fantastic fair and carnival for the youth in the community!

Hillsdale County Fair, (Hillsdale fairgrounds), Sept 25- October 1, 2022, 115 S. Broad St., Hillsdale, MI

Houghton County Fair, August 25-28, 2022, Houghton County Fairgrounds, 1500 Birch St  Hancock, MI. Poultry, rabbit and goat shows, Motocross and more! This is one of our favorite upper peninsula Michigan Fairs!

Hudsonville Fair - August 22 - 27, 2022, 5235 Park Ave, Hudsonville, MI. The Chicago World Fair inspired the start in 1933 of the Hudsonville Fair. Learn more about the fascinating history of the Hudsonville Community Fair!

Huron Community Fair, July 31, 2022-August 6, 2022, 155 Fair St, Bad Axe, Michigan. Good ole' fashion fun for the whole family! Farm animals, shows, midway and carnival food! What's not to love?!

Ingham County Fair - August 2-6, 2022, 700 E Ash Street, Mason, MI. This fun Michigan event involves families from all over the county from Lansing to Stockbridge.  Youth livestock, horse and still life shows, rides, games and amazing fair food to be enjoyed by all!

Ionia County Fair - July 15-23, 2022, 317 S Dexter, Ionia, MI.  This Ionia Free Fair has incredible entertainment, midway fun, food and lots of barns to visit! See cute animals! Horse show, off-road derby, Night of Destruction, car shows, SJO Motorcross and rodeo! One of our favorite Michigan fairs as there are so many things to see and do!

Iosco County Fair -  July 25- 30, 2022, 3600 N M-65 Hale, MI 48739, Come to the fair for children's activities, entertainment, parade, food, merchandise vendors, livestock and agricultural competitions, grandstand events, and much more!

Iron County Fair - August 4-7, 2022, 720 W Franklin Street, Iron River, MI. Don't miss Demolition Derby night! The fairgrounds is home to the Iron County Fair and the Upper Peninsula Championship Rodeo. The Iron County Fair has been running since 1896. So many things to do!

Isabella County Youth & Farm Fair, July 23 -31, 2022, 500 N Mission Rd, Mt Pleasant. Come out for the Hometown Showdown, Super Kicker Rodeo, Motocross, Small Animal Auction in Livestock Arena and so much more! Oh, and you can camp! 

Jackson County Fair Michigan - August 7-13, 2022, 200 W Ganson St, Jackson, MI at Keeley Park. This year: Collective Soul, Larry the Cable Guy, Jeff Foxworthy. Come out and enjoy a day or two at the fair filled fun games, exciting rides, livestock, events, and tasty carnival food!​The Jackson County Fair has something for everyone in the family.​ Let's rock your summer in Pure Michigan by attending a fun-filled community fair!

Kalamazoo County Fair - August 2022 TBD, 2900 Lake St, Kalamazoo  fairgrounds. This is one of our favorite Michigan Fairs!

Kalamazoo Art Fair - June 3 - June 4, 2022, Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI. Friday, June 3: 12-8 pm, Saturday, June 4: 9 am-5 pm. The 71st Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair features jewelry, photography, sculpture, painting, ceramics, glass, fiber, leather, wood, and more all handcrafted by over 125 jury-selected fine artists from across Michigan and the country. 

Kalkaska County Agricultural Fair - August 3-6, 2022, 1905 Fairground Dr, Kalkaska MI

Kent County Youth Fair - August 8-13, 2022, 225 S Hudson, Lowell, MI. Carnival rides, auction, Kids Day!

Lake Odessa Fair, June 22-26, 2022. 1640 Fourth Ave, Clarksville, MI. Midway, Grand Parade (June 22), Beer Barn, Escape Room, Draft Horse Pulls and so much more!

Lenawee County Fair - July 24-30, 2022, 602 N Dean St., Adrian, MI

Lake Orion Flower and Art Fair - May 20-22, 2022, See the fantastic range of flower vendors, DIY projects, live music, vendors selling homemade items and beer garden. Orion Art Center

Lakeshore Art Festival (Muskegon Art Fair)  - Saturday, June 25, 2022 & Sunday, June 26, 2022 in Downtown Muskegon, Michigan. Sat: 9-6pm, Sun: 9-4pm

Ludington: West Shore Art Fair, July 2-3, 2022. Located at Rotary Park, 100 N. Harrison St., Ludington, MI. The WSAF has been known as on the top fine art fairs in the State of Michigan over the last 50-plus years as well as being recognized as one of Sunshine Artist Magazine’s 200 Best Fine Art and Fine Craft Fairs over the last few years.

The West Shore Art Fair features fine art categories including clay, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metals, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking and wood.

Ludington Art Fair - Gold Coast Artisan Fair, August 13-14, 2022 at Rotary Park, 100 N. Harrison St., Ludington, MI. The Gold Coast Artisan Fair occurs Saturday from 10am-5pm, and Sunday from 10am-4pm. See over 170 vendors selling handmade items, jewelry, photographs, paintings, and more. This is one of our favorite Michigan Fairs!

Manistee County Fair - August 16 - 21, 2022 at the Manistee County Fairgrounds on 1st Street in Onekama Michigan, right off M-22. Games, vendors, animals, barrel races, lumberjack show, demolition derby and more!

Mason County Fairgrounds (Ludington Fair) - Aug 9-13, 2022, 5302 W US-10, Ludington, MI 49431 

Michigan State Fair - 2022 TDB, Labor Day Weekend, Baking contest, agriculture, beer garden, dog performances, horse events, livestock, live music, concerts, monster trucks, and so much more!  One of our favorite Michigan Fairs and carnivals!

The Michigan State Fair is located at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, 46100 Grand River Avenue, between Novi and Beck Roads in Novi, MI. 

Michigan Antique & Collectible Festivals - June 4 and 5, 2022 and September 24-25, 2022, 6905 Eastman Ave, Midland, MI.  We adore this festival and go every year!  About a thousand antique dealers setup at the Midland County Fairgrounds offering vintage goods, antiques, collectibles & so much more. Plus this festival is Michigan’s largest swap meet one of Michigan’s longest running Car Shows! Saturday 8am – 6pm, Sunday 9am – 4pm. $10 admission per person – Parking is free! 

Michigan Tech Career Fair - September 21, 2 pm-7 pm in the Student Development Complex.  One of the largest in the country, bringing more than 400 companies and 2,000 recruiters to campus each year. 

Midland County Fair - How long is the Midland Fair open? Aug 14-20, 2022, 6905 Eastman Ave, Midland, MI Free admission, $8 parking. One of our favorite Michigan fairs! 

Milan Mi Fair- June 2-3 2022, Wilson Park, 89 Wabash St, Milan, MI 48160. Carnival rides, marketplace, fireworks, parade, food and fun!

Monroe County Fair -July 31, August 6, 2022, 3775 S Custer Rd, Monroe, MI, 48161. See Nelly on August 1, 2022!

Montmorency County 4-H Fair - July 25 - July 30, 2022, 13110 M-33 North, Atlanta, MI 49709. Tons of events including comedy shows, kidz zone, livestock judging, horse pull, carnival and fun!

Munger Potato Festival -  July 28 - July 31, 2022, 48 E Munger Rd, Munger, MI 48747.  The Munger Potato Festival is such a good  time with USA Demolition Derby officiating Mungers' Figure 8 and Demo Derby. 5k Spud Run, Cornhole Tournament, parade, bands.

Newaygo County Agricultural Fair - August 6-12, 2022, 815 S Stewart, Fremont, MI 49412. Truck pull, bike parade, animals and more!

Northern District Fair - Aug 15-20, 2022, 221 E. 13th Street, Cadillac, MI 49601. Rodeo, midway games and fun, demolition derby, and more fun events! Super fun Michigan fairs! 

Northwestern Michigan Fair - August 7-13, 2022, 3606 Blair Town Hall Rd, Traverse City, MI 49685

Oakland County Fair, July 8-17, 2022. This Davisburg fair is a popular 4h fair in Oakland County.  Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg, MI 48350

Oceana County Fair- 2022 TBD 1025 S State St, Hart, MI 49420

Ogemaw County Fair - (Ogemaw county fairgrounds) - August 16-20, 2022. 2300 Rifle River Trail, West Branch

Osceola County - July 23-30, 2022,  4-H FFA Fair, 101 Recreation Ave, Evart, MI. Tractor Pull, Horse Pull, Midway, Food! Free admission and parking!

Otsego County Fair - August 16-20, 2022, 895 N Center St, Gaylord, Michigan. Check out this fun Michigan carnival and fair!

Ottawa County Fair - July 25-39, 2022, 1286 Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland

Pentwater Arts & Crafts Fairs - July 9, 2022. Pentwater Village Green, 327 S Hancock St. Pentwater, MI. 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Saginaw County Fair - August 2-6, 2022, 11350 W Peet Rd, Chesaning

Saline Community Fair -  Aug 31 - September 4, 2022, 5055 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd, Ann Arbor, MI

Sterlingfest: Art and Music Fair - carnival, food vendor, fun!  Celebrating the performing, visual and culinary arts. July 28-30, 2022. Located at Sterling Heights' City Center (Dodge Park & Utica Roads), Sterling Heights, MI

St Clair Art Fair - June 25-26, 2022. The St. Clair Art Fair is one of the oldest art fairs on the east side of Michigan!  Come out to the see the work of over 100 visual artists along one of the largest freshwater boardwalks in the world! Enjoy paintings, photography, sculpture, woodwork, pottery, jewelry and more in Palmer Park along the St. Clair River.  201 North Riverside Ave, Saint Clair, MI 48079

Swartz Creek Hometown Days fair - June 2-5, 2022, Enjoy midway games and rides, parade, car show, games and fun for the whole family! 5086 Morrish Rd, Swartz Creek, MI 48473

Sanilac County 4-H Fair (Sandusky Fairgrounds) - August 7-13, 2022, 4-H Fair, 210 N Dawson St, Sandusky, MI 48471

Schoolcraft County Fair - July 29-30, 2022, North Lake St., Manistique

Shiawassee County Fair - August 7-13, 2022, 2900 East Hibbard Road, Corunna, MI. Carnival, auction, draft horse, grandstand events, livestock sales, FUN!

St Clair County - July 18-23, 2022,  4-H & Youth Fair 8254 County Park Dr, Goodells

St. Joseph County Grange Fair - Sept 18-24, 2022, 316 E Charlotte, Centreville, MI. Truck pulls, rodeo, demolition derby and concerts!

Tuscola County Fair - July 24-30, 2022, 188 Park Drive, Caro, Michigan. Carnival rides, grand stand events, fun!

Upper Peninsula State Fair - August 15-21, 2022, 2401 12th Ave North, Escanaba. The UP State Fair is a much anticipated event with grand stand events, concerts and midway fun! 

Van Buren Youth Fair - July 18-23, 2022, 55670 Co Rd 681, Lawrence, MI 49064.. Tethered balloon rides, tractor pull, truck pulls, demo derby, drag racing, rodeo and Night of Destruction!

Washtenaw County 4-H Youth Show - Youth Show Dates are July 24-30, 2022.  5055 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd, Ann Arbor, MI

Wayne County Fair - August 1-6, 2022, 10871 Quirk Rd, Belleville, Michigan

So many great fairs in Michigan!


Renaissance Fairs Michigan


The Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly, Mi draws over 250,000 people! Did you know it began in 1979?!  

Over 150 artisans sell everything from handmade leather bustier tops to head bands!  We love this festival and have attended several times.  We love walking around eating huge drumsticks and pickles from a barrel!

That's Chris and I at the Michigan Renaissance Festival in the photo above, it's fun to just be silly!

The festival marketplace is a great place to buy handcrafted goods and interact with memorable characters.  See live jousting and nosh on food fit for a king or queen!

Weekends (Saturday and Sunday's) August 20-Oct 2, 2022. Plus Labor Day and Festival Friday, Sept 30, 2022.

Location: 12600 Dixie Hwy. Holly, MI 48442


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