Make plans for one of the highlights of the summer — the Oakland County Fair, coming to Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg July 5-14.
This year, the fair will feature “Walking with Giants,” a dinosaur and dragon encounter. Presented by Prehistoric Adventures, the creatures are 8 feet tall and 16 feet long and are anatomically correct, with incredibly realistic eye blinking, tail swooshing and a mighty roaring sound.
The fair will also feature The Birdman–Condor Show with three flights daily; Barnyard Express, a mobile educational farm center; Racing Pigs; and Show-Me-Safari Petting Zoo along with other main arena events, contests, fair food, Big Rock Amusements carnival, fireworks, a free concert and livestock.
Fair parking, which includes admission, is $12/vehicle and $6/motorcycle. Presenting sponsor, Oakland County Parks and Recreation, offers free parking Friday, July 5, and Thursday, July 11, with a 2019 Oakland County Parks and Recreation Vehicle Permit. Fireworks will begin after dusk following the Friday night, July 5, concert.
“The Oakland County Fair celebrates Oakland County’s rural agricultural heritage and gives kids the chance to see farm animals up close,” Oakland County Parks Executive Officer Dan Stencil said. “It’s a perfect family event.”
Main arena events in the evening include an off-road demolition derby, horse pull, KOI Drag Races, Figure Eight Races, Superkicker Rodeo, Night of Destruction and Monster Trucks. Tickets for these events may be purchased at OakFair.org.
Springfield Oaks County Park is located at 12451 Andersonville Road in Davisburg.
For a complete fair schedule, visit OakFair.org.