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Ann Arbor Area Community Fairs and Events for August 2011

Washtenaw County Events – August 2011Ann Arbor Area Fairs, Festivals & Events in Washtenaw County

With summer in full swing, the local activities heat up and offer a little something for everyone in the Ann Arbor area. From Dexter Daze to the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival to the Chelsea and Saline Fairs, the final month of summer will keep Ann Arbor families entertained until the first day of school. Here are some of the local fairs and events throughout the month of August.

Wednesday, August 3

  • Fiddlers and Fast Cars. 6-10pm. Downtown Ann Arbor on Main Street between William and Liberty. Free. Features classic cars, muscle cars, and hot rods with musical performances by the award winning Saline Fiddlers.

Friday, August 5

  • Michigan Roots Jamboree. 3pm-midnight. Riverside Park near Depot Town, Ypsilanti. $15/day or $50/weekend pass, includes camping at Frog Island. Music on 2 stages, kids tent, local artist displays, local food and national brewed beers. For schedule, visit http://www.rootsjamboree.com/.
  • Saline Summerfest. 5-11pm. Downtown Saline. Live music, craft/art show, kid’s activities, beer & wine tent, charity ‘Casino Night’, limbo contest. http://salinesummerfest.org/
  • Dance Party in the Park. 7pm. Carr Park in Downtown Manchester. $15 or $25 includes dinner. Dance to live Cajun music led by Al Berard, world renowned Cajun fiddler, Louisiana style dinner, cash bar, and silent auction. http://riverfolkfestival.org/

Saturday, August 6

  • Michigan Roots Jamboree. 10am-midnight. Riverside Park near Depot Town, Ypsilanti. $15/day or $50/weekend pass, includes camping at Frog Island. Music on 2 stages, kids tent, local artist displays, local food and national brewed beers. For schedule, visit http://www.rootsjamboree.com/.
  • Saline Summerfest. 7am-11pm. Downtown Saline. 5k run walk, kid’s fishing contest, craft/art show, car show, kid’s games, kid’s bands, trolley tours, live music and more. http://salinesummerfest.org/
  • 34 Annual Dixboro Fair. 10am-6pm. Dixboro Village Green, Plymouth Rd. at Cherry Hill. An old fashioned community fair with an art/craft show, petting zoo, baked goods, moonwalk, live music and more.

Sunday, August 7

  • Horse Show: Spur of the Moment. 8am-7pm. Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. Horseback riding competition featuring western, English, and halter events. Races and games begin at 3pm.

Friday, August 12

  • Dexter Daze. 9am-11pm. Monument Park in Downtown Dexter. Arts and Crafts show with kid’s entertainment, live music, sidewalk sales, social tent, steak fry, and festivities all around town. For schedule and more info visit: http://dexterdaze.org/

Saturday, August 13

  • Dexter Daze. 9am-11pm. Monument Park in Downtown Dexter. Parade, Arts and Crafts show, kid’s entertainment, live music, sidewalk sales, social tent, chicken broil, and festivities all around town. For schedule and more info visit: http://dexterdaze.org/
  • Antique Tractor, Truck, & Farm Equipment Show. 10am-5pm. Waterloo Area Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd, Chelsea. Free – $5 admission. Showcase of historic and modern tractors and equipment, including steam powered machines.

Sunday, August 14

  • Antique Tractor, Truck, & Farm Equipment Show. Noon-5pm. Waterloo Area Farm Museum, 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd, Chelsea. Free – $5 admission. Showcase of historic and modern tractors and equipment, including steam powered machines.

Friday, August 19

  • 32nd Annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival. Noon-8pm. Riverside Park, Frog Island Park, and Depot Town Ypsilanti. Huge, award winning festival that includes: live music, food, arts/crafts show, museum tours, civil war re-enactments, kid’s activities, beer garden, and much more. Visit http://ypsilantiheritagefestival.com/ for a full schedule.

Saturday, August 20

  • 32nd Annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival. 10am-8pm. Riverside Park, Frog Island Park, and Depot Town Ypsilanti. Huge, award winning festival that includes: a parade, live music, food, arts/crafts show, museum tours, civil war re-enactments, kid’s activities, beer garden, and much more. Visit http://ypsilantiheritagefestival.com/ for a full schedule.
  • Ann Arbor Antiques Market. 8am-4pm. Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $6/person. Wonderful array of antiques and collectibles.
  • Vintage Truck & Tractor Show. 11am-4pm. Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan Ave, Saline. $1 donation. Vintage truck, tractor, and fire engine display, wagon rides, tours, and animals.

Sunday, August 21

  • 32ndAnnual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival. 11am-4pm. Riverside Park, Frog Island Park, and Depot Town Ypsilanti. Huge, award winning festival that includes: a parade, live music, food, arts/crafts show, museum tours, civil war re-enactments, kid’s activities, beer garden, and much more. Visit http://ypsilantiheritagefestival.com/ for a full schedule.
  • Ann Arbor Antiques Market. 11am-4pm. Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $6/person. Wonderful array of antiques and collectibles.

Tuesday, August 24 – Saturday, August 27

  • 74th Annual Chelsea Fair. Aug 23 5-10pm & Aug 24-27 1-10pm. Fair rides, animal shows, truck & tractor pulls, demolition derbies, 5k walk/run, and so much more. For details, visit http://www.chelseafair.org/fair/.

Friday, August 26

  • Super Kicker Rodeo. Gates open at 4pm. Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free-$10. Bull riding, calf roping, etc., kids games, mechanical bull, live music and more.

Saturday, August 27

  • German Park. 4-11pm at 5549 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor. Free-$5 admission. German music and dancing, entertainment, food, beer, and fun.
  • Super Kicker Rodeo. Gates open at 4pm. Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free-$10. Bull riding, calf roping, etc., kids games, mechanical bull, live music and more.

Sunday, August 28

  • Super Kicker Rodeo. Gates open at 4pm. Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free-$10. Bull riding, calf roping, etc., kids games, mechanical bull, live music and more.

Tuesday, August 30 – Saturday, September 4

  • Saline Community Fair. Noon-dusk on 8/30. 9am-late evening 8/31-9/4. Fair rides, food, and fun with animals, tractor pulls, motocross, a parade, and much more. Visit http://salinefair.org/events.htm for more info.

With so many events in August you may not be thinking about real estate, but we will be! We are always available to talk with you about your Ann Arbor home’s value or help you search for a new place to call home. So give us a call at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com – and be sure to check out our Ann Arbor Real Estate website for the most up-to-date information!

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