Michigan State Fair

Michigan State Fair photo of Michigan State Fair
America's first state fair, conducted by the Michigan Agricultural Society with the support of the legislature and local citizens, was held in Detroit on Sept. 25-27, 1849. About $800 in premiums were awarded for those "articles, productions and improvements" that were "best calculated to promote the agricultural and household manufacturing interests of the State." The site of this annual fair was often moved until 1905 when it was given a permanent home here.
a photo of Michigan State Fair Dedication Photo
Governor G. Mennen Williams dedicating the Michigan State Fair marker in 1958

Dedication photo courtesy of the State Historical Commission

Registered Site S0172
Erected 1958

Location: Fair grounds near band shell
Detroit, Wayne County


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