Lenawee County Fair
Held Annually Every July Concerts and Motorsports Midway Rides and Food Free Entertainment
Lenawee County Fair
602 N Dean St
The year was 1839, when a group of local farmers gathered together and developed the idea to host a fair. The event was to be held in downtown Adrian, where locals could bring animals, art, vegetables and crafts to be judged and awarded a premium for winning. And from this, the Lenawee County Fair was born.
From its earliest inception in 1839 to today, the fair has represented not just an event but rather a gathering of people, there to show support for the community and all those in attendance. This year we celebrate the 180th Lenawee County Fair - the longest running fair in the state of Michigan.
So what, we ask, makes the fair so special? It’s not the rides or the shows or even the animals that take center stage. Sure, there are great talents that grace the stages to entertain us all, drivers and performers who participate in the motor sports events that add to the excitement of the atmosphere, but when you take a closer look, and see what is truly at the heart of the fair, it is easy to see: It’s the People.
While the events, buildings, food and exhibits are all an integral part of what make the fair what is it, the most important piece that makes our fair special is the community. It’s the 4-H members who work tirelessly to bring their best projects, animals, and talents for everyone to enjoy. It’s the team of people who bring it all together so that another year can be enjoyed by all. It’s the families that for 180 years have made the fair something to be remembered.
To many, the fair represents a sense of friendship, the togetherness of families, and provides a sense of community where all are welcome. It is the community that is not only enriched by the event itself but adds a sense of belonging and enjoyment; a place to make memories.
As we stand proudly on our history, we invite you to join us to celebrate 180 Years of Home Grown Fun at the Lenawee County Fair.
The 2019 Lenawee County Fair will be held July 21-27 at the Dean Street location in Adrian, Michigan. For more information, visit www.lenfair.com