T he 108th Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair has opened its gates and is inviting visitors in for a week full of events
" Every year I came to the fair and I always wanted to go to the t-barn and so I can look at the pigs," Jacob Kerner-Deyoung, 4-H participant said.
A ll those years of coming to the fair made Jacob realize that he wanted to raise a pig.
" She's a very playful pig and very nice so raising her was lots of fun," Kerner-Deyoung said.
S o he raised Madeline, a 300 pound hog, that he will show off in a 4-H competition at the fair. A yearly showcase that allows local kids to compete and gives fair goers the chance to watch.
T he farm aspect is just one of many fun things families can experience at the fair.
" I like coming out and having lots of fun checking out all the food and riding ride s," Erik Hosler, fair attendee said.
G ames and the thrilling rides are sure to entertain any kid and at night , country concerts, monster truck shows, and live auctions make this event fun for all ages.
" Everybody needs fair food at least once a year ," Agnes Shaw, Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair Manager said.
For a full list of events, CLICK HERE.