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Donkey Bash - July 31

What could be more fun than riding a donkey at GCFFY?  Nothing!!! So put together a team of four and sign up for the 2019 Consumers Energy Donkey Bash on Monday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the fair’s horse arena.  Registrations are first come first filled until all ten teams have been completed so hurry up and grab your @$... er… donkey and get signed up today.  Registration forms and more information are available by clicking here.

Horse Pull Information

Feel the excitement grow as gentle draft horses transform into the working animals who helped to build our country before trucks, and tractors replaced them.  This free show will start at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 1 in the Covered Arena.

Come to Kids Day

Stop by to the Kids Day Exploration Tent brought to you by MSU Extension and 4-H Spin STEAM Clubs on Thursday, August 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the tents outside of the Still Exhibit Barn. There will be lots of free and hands-on activities to stimulate the imaginations of all ages. The carnival opens up early (12:00 p.m.) on Kids Day and has a $15 wrist band sale.

Muxlow Exotic Mobile Reptile Zoo

Head on out to the Midway for the Mobile Reptile Zoo. The Muxlow Exotics Mobile Reptile Zoo contains twenty-six exhibits that house a wide variety of reptile and amphibian species. As you walk through, you'll be inches away from alligators, pythons and tortoises - more than you'll see in a typical zoo! Each exhibit features an educational fact card for the animal it houses, and Muxlow Exotics staff will always be on hand to answer any question that comes up. The twenty foot long walkway is filled with locked and lighted enclosures to ensure the safety of both animals and people. With a focus on education, the Mobile Reptile Zoo can be enjoyed by all ages.

Pioneer Pavilion Stage Shows

Gratiot County Has Talent

Who will be Gratiot County’s next singing sensation. You decide! Join us for Elimination Rounds on Monday, July 29 & Wednesday, July 31 both at 7:00 p.m. These all lead up to the sensational Finale on Friday, August 1 at 8:00 p.m.Sponsored by Woody’s Music.

Is this you or someone you know? Contest is open to singers under 25. Click here to see our amazing prizes, registration materials and more information.

Fair Talent Show

Come and see the best talent the fair has to offer. You will see singers, musicians, dancers, and more. This contest is open to exhibitors ages 9 to 19. Show will start at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 30.

The Woodsters Free Show

The Pioneer Pavilion will be hosting the Woodsters a Country and Classic Rock Band FREE on the Pioneer Pavilion Stage. The show will be at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 1. Stop by for a rocking great time.