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Michigan State Fair Returns This Fall

March 25, 2013



The Michigan State Fair was believed to be the oldest in the country when it ended in 2009. The state stopped funding the event because it didn’t have the money due to the recession, which hit Michigan harder and earlier than most states. Now, a group of private investors is bringing the state fair back to life and announcing its plans for the event at a news conference Monday. The fair won’t be held at the State Fairgrounds in Detroit. Its new home will be the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Mike Watts is the Fair’s executive director. He tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller that the fair is meant to stir up old memories and create new ones. Click the audio link above to hear the conversation.