Plans revealed for new agricultural fair at Silverdome

Get your cowboy hats and plaid shirts ready, because the Great Lakes Agricultural Fair will kick-off at the Pontiac Silverdome Sept. 2-5, replacing a summertime tradition vacated by the Michigan State Fair.

And while certain agricultural fair standbys will be present — think carnival rides, livestock animals and educational displays — Silverdome general manager Grant Reeves says 2011’s summer event will offer some new experiences outside of the fair’s rural perception.

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“We’ve purposely designed this event to help merge both rural and urban cultures,” Silverdome general manager Grant Reeves said.

Organizers
say music will also be a big part of the four-day fair with each day
having a musical theme. Friday will be R&B/hip-hop day, Saturday
will be country music and Sunday classic rock. Monday there will be a
battle of the bands competition.

Find out more about the Great Lakes Agricultural Fair here.