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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Novi and Northville, Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Good News

Are you looking for something to do on New Year’s Eve?

If you are looking to make some amazing New Year’s Eve memories with your family or to attend a great party as a couple, Northville and Novi, Michigan are the cities to do it in. From medieval princesses to champagne Swiss cheese fondue, these cities have it all. Take a look below at the different events that are waiting for you.

New Year’s Eve Event in Northville Michigan

Northville Knights Family New Year’s Eve Party

The Northville Knights New Year’s Eve party is a great event for the entire family and will be held at the Recreation Center at Hillside Middle School. When you arrive, you will walk through the castle gates and be transported back to medieval times. This is a time where knights fought for princesses through archery and fencing and people played tournament games.

This event is open to both residents and non-residents. You will be able to enjoy crafts, inflatable games, and much more. Hot dogs, chips and more will be available for purchase. For more information, please see Northville Parks and Recreation.

Location:
The Recreation Center at Hillside Middle School
700 W. Baseline
Northville, Michigan

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cost:
2 years: $3.00
3 - 17 years: $18.00
18 years and up:  $12:00
Ticket sales at the door begin at 4:30 pm

New Year’s Eve Event in Novi Michigan

The Melting Pot of Novi

The Melting Pot of Novi is serving a special New Year’s Eve dinner. This four course meal includes champagne Swiss cheese fondue, salad, surf and turf, milk chocolate with caramel, candied pecans flaming turtle and more. The dinner also includes a champagne toast and a gift bag for every couple. The price tag for this event is $129.00 per couple. Reservations are required and the last reservation will be booked at 11:45 pm. For more information, please see: New Year’s Eve at The Melting Pot of Novi.

Location:
The Melting Pot of Novi
26425 Novi Rd
Novi, MI 48375

Time: By reservation

Cost: $129.00 per couple

Phone: 248-347-6358

New Year’s Day - January 1, 2014 Event

If you are looking to support Michigan State during the Rose Bowl game on New Year’s Day, The Northville Sports Den will open at 12 pm. Voted Northville's best sports bar for the third year according to the website, there will be $3.00 domestic pints, .99 cents sliders, and $.75 wings. For more information, please see www.northvillesportsden.com.

Location:
The Northville Sports Den
133 West Main Street, Suite 102
Northville, MI 48167

Time: Opens at 12:00 pm

Cost: Free to enter

However you are planning to celebrate your New Year’s Eve, all of us at the Jamey Kramer Group wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!

Foreclosure Crisis Comes to an End

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Good News

Have you seen less and less foreclosure signs in your neighborhood?

Will There Be More Foreclosures in 2014?

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas Eve everyone! The holidays are always an exciting time of year. They are a time to celebrate, relax and to be thankful. It is also a great time to be with friends and loved ones.

We wanted to share with you something that you and your loved ones, and actually any American, can celebrate this holiday season. On this Christmas Eve, we would like to share fantastic news about the housing market.

According to an article published by the Detroit Free Press, Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac vice president stated,

        “The depth and breadth of the decrease provides strong evidence that we are entering the ninth inning of this foreclosure crisis."

No one will contest that the last 5 years have been difficult. Prior to this housing crisis, foreclosures were an uncommon occurrence. Then suddenly, many Americans saw foreclosure signs pop up in their own neighborhoods. Since 2006, over 7.7 million homes fell into foreclosure, went through a short sale or were lost in a home distressed sale.

Good News

The good news to celebrate this holiday is that the season of foreclosure is coming to an end.

The Statistics

If you are like me, you are probably thinking, “that sounds good, but where are the numbers?” In the same Detroit Free Press article, we learned that November proved to be a great month. Foreclosure activity was down by 37% from a year ago in November. That is the lowest foreclosure numbers we have seen since December 2005.

Even Better News

Michigan was not even one of the states with the highest foreclosure rates. Those states were: Florida, Delaware, Maryland, Illinois and South Carolina.

The article also pointed out that there might be a little fight from foreclosures during this coming year. However, it was reported that a foreclosure comeback that could threaten the housing recovery was “highly unlikely”.

What Does This Mean For You?

This positive news means that right now or sometime in 2014 might be the perfect time for you to move into your dream home. You may have been waiting and stayed in a home that your family has outgrown. Now is the ideal time to take the next step and start looking for your next house.

Michigan is the perfect state to do that in. With lower costs of living and the rebounding economy, you can get a lot of home for your money. Cities like Northville and Novi, Michigan offer a small town feeling while being close to a big city. If you have any questions about moving into these areas or if you are eager to start looking, please call our office at 248-348-7200. We would be honored to help.

Have a wonderful holiday week everyone, and please make sure to visit this page on Thursday if you would like to know where to go out for New Year’s Eve.

Restaurants Open Christmas Eve and Day in Northville and Novi, Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Restaurants Open Christmas Eve and Day in Northville and Novi, Michigan

Are you looking for someone else to cook your Christmas dinner?

Would you like to reduce your holiday stress?

The holidays are almost here. With Christmas Eve only 8 days away, you may find your to-do list a little overwhelming. Between buying presents, wrapping those presents, making cookies, decorating the tree, and cleaning your house, making Christmas dinner may seem more like a dream than a reality.

Why not go out this year for Christmas dinner? That would mean no dishes, no clean up, and no hours in the kitchen. Instead, someone else will serve you an amazing, stress-free Christmas dinner. If this sounds like something you are looking for, please check out our list below of restaurants that are open on Christmas Day and/or Christmas Eve in Northville and Novi, Michigan.

Restaurants Open Christmas Eve

  • DeadWood Bar and Grill
    This restaurant is only open on Christmas Eve and will not be open on Christmas Day. Reservations are available for Christmas Eve.

    Hours:
    Christmas Eve: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

    Location, Phone Number and Website:
    18730 Northville Road
    Northville, MI 48167
    248-347-4353
    www.deadwoodbarandgrill.com

     
  • Black Rock Bar and Grill
    If you have yet to enjoy a steak at Black Rock Bar and Grill, you are missing out. Black Rock Bar and Grill was voted the 1st Best Steakhouse in 2013 and 3rd Best Steakhouse in 2012 according to 4thebest Click on Detroit. This is the perfect place to spend your Christmas Eve. Reservations are available for Christmas Eve.

    Hours:
    Christmas Eve: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

    Location, Phone Number and Website:
    44175 W 12 Mile Road
    Novi, MI 48377
    248-465-7777
    www.blackrocksizzlingsteakhouse.com

Restaurants Open Christmas Day

  • Dragontown of Novi
    I had a friend in college who always ate Chinese food on Christmas Day. It was a family tradition and he loved it. You can start a similar family tradition and order your favorite Chinese food on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

    Hours:
    Christmas Eve: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Christmas Day: 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    Location, Phone Number and Website:
    21518 Novi Road
    Novi, MI 48375
    Phone: 248-348-1440
    www.dragontownnovi.com

     
  • New Wing Hing
    This restaurant specializes in Szechuan, Mandarin & Cantonese cuisine. They have been serving the Northville area since 1978. Reservations are available for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

    Hours:
    Christmas Eve: 11:00 PM to 9:30 PM
    Christmas Day: 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Location, Phone Number and Website:
    43171 West 7 Mile Rd
    Northville, Michigan 48167
    248-348-8411
    www.newwinghing.com

Whether you are looking to go out Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, Northville and Novi, Michigan have you covered. Have a wonderful week and make sure to stop back here on Thursday.

Holiday Events in Novi, Michigan You Won’t Want to Miss

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Holiday Events in Novi, Michigan

Are you looking for holiday activities to do over the weekend?

It has been only one week since Thanksgiving and holiday celebrations are in full swing. It is hard not to get excited about the holidays when there are so many great events planned.

Novi, Michigan is one of those places that offer something to do every weekend during the holiday season. Even if you are out of cash because of all those amazing Christmas presents that you having been buying, there are still exciting low cost or free events to partake in.

Today, I am sharing 3 events that are happening in Novi that you won’t want to miss. Two of these events are this weekend and one is the following weekend. So, get your calendars out as it is time to start planning your weekend.

3 Holiday Events You Cannot Miss In Novi, Michigan

  • Christmas Wonderfest – December 5-8

    The Christmas Wonderfest is an annual event that is modeled on traditional European Christmas Markets. This year it is being held indoors at the Suburban Collection Showplace Novi, Michigan. This holiday extravaganza includes shopping from 250 small businesses and thousands of Michigan made products. There will also be free carousel rides, magic shows, free charity gift wrapping, Santa Claus and more.

    Advanced tickets may be purchased at: www.neptix.com/events/1702. Adult tickets are $7.00 at the door and children are $3.00. Free kids tickets are available at various Walgreen, Dolly's Pizza and Gardner White locations while they last.

    Christmas Wonderfest Hours:

    December 5: 3 pm to 10 pm

    December 6: 3 pm to 10 pm

    December 7: 10 am to 10 pm

    December 8: 12 pm to 7 pm

    The Suburban Collection Showplace is located at 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi, Michigan. For more information, please visit Christmas Wonderfest.
     
  1. Light Up The Night – December 6

    Light Up The Night is a free community event that will take place at the Civic Center Campus on Ten Mile Road on Friday, December 6th from 6 pm and 9 pm. This holiday celebration is one that children of all ages will enjoy. Here are a few of the things that you can look forward to:

    You may read more about this event at Light Up The Night or call the City of Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department at 248-347-0400.
     
    • Free Refreshments
    • Marshmallow roasting
    • Ice Sculptures
    • Live Reindeer
    • Tree Lighting- at 6:15 pm
    • Santa Claus
    • Train rides
  2. Breakfast With Santa in Novi – December 14

    On Saturday, December 14 between 9:30 am and 12:00 pm, you and your family can enjoy a pancake breakfast with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. This event is being held at the Novi Civic Center at 45175 Ten Mile Road.

    You may pre-register before December 11 at a price of $5.00 per person and children under 2 are free. If you are unable to pre-register and there are still available tickets, the price will go up to $7.00 a person. For pre-registration, please see: Breakfast with Santa.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone. From all of us at the Jamey Kramer Group, enjoy the holiday spirit.

Novi Scores as One of Michigan's Best Cities to Live in for Young Families

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Novi Scores as One of Michigan's Best Cities to Live in for Young Families

Would you like to live in a place that you can comfortably afford?

When looking for a good neighborhood to raise your family in, what do you look for? Good schools may come to mind first. Another thought might be is if houses in a city are affordable for your young family. Lastly, it would also be important to know that the city where you purchase a house with a 30-year mortgage is a city that is thriving and will continue to thrive years to come.

NerdWallet

The questions above are the exact questions that NerdWallet asked when they put together a list of the top cities in Michigan to live in for young families. Nerdwallet’s mission is to boost honesty and transparency in personal finance, so that consumers can save time and money, and feel confident about the financial choices they make. The company prides itself in providing unbiased and unfiltered information and has been featured on The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. 

Great Schools

When looking for great schools, NerdWallet looked at the ratings of academic performance from a non-profit called GreatSchools. GreatSchools takes schools’ standardized test scores and compares them to the state average. Every school is then given a 1-10 score with 10 being the best. The higher the school is rated the higher the city scored.

Affordability

Another important aspect about picking where you want to live as a young family is affordability. NerdWallet helped decipher this by looking at the median home value, monthly home costs that include mortgages, taxes, insurance, etc. The lower the cost, the higher NerdWallet scored the city.

Is The City Thriving?

The last aspect NerdWallet considered is if the city is thriving, growing and prospering. They decided that by looking at the income growth of the median household income over the last 10 years. As I’m sure you guessed, the higher the income the higher the city scored.

Here is NerdWallet’s Top 10 Best Cities in Michigan to Raise a Family in reverse order:

  1. Mount Pleasant
  1. Livonia
  1. East Lansing
  1. Ann Arbor
  1. Midland
  1. Novi
  1. Royal Oak
  1. Rochester Hills
  1. Portage
  1. Troy

As you can see, Novi, Michigan was ranked number 5 on that list. This isn’t Novi’s first appearance on a top 10 list. In fact, Novi’s great schools, low crime rate and tremendous housing market put it on Movoto Blog’s Top 10 Best Cities in Michigan. On that list, Novi ranked number 2. You can read more about that in our article, Novi Voted Second Best City in Michigan.

If you are in the market for purchasing a house in a great city, please give our office a call. We would love to help you find your dream home in the thriving city of Novi.

 248-348-7200

Trick-or-Treating in Novi and Northville, Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group
Happy Halloween

Do you know what roads are closed in downtown Northville on Halloween?

Are you wondering what time trick-or-treating is at?

Happy Halloween everyone! Today, we are exploring two of Michigan’s favorite cities, Novi and Northville, and what they are up to this Halloween. There are events for all ages on Halloween, and both Novi and Northville are great trick-or-treating cities for all to enjoy.

Novi’s Halloween Events

  • Trick-or-Treating Hours

    First, let’s start with Novi’s trick-or-treating hours. The NoviPatch has announced that the hours of 6 pm- 8 pm are recommended for trick-or-treating.
  • Have A Frightfully, Delightful Halloween

    According to the city of Novi’s website,

    “There’s mischief brewing at the Meadowbrook Activity Center so put on your best Halloween costume or come as you are to celebrate a Bootiful Halloween. We will be serving up a spooktacular afternoon with lunch and wonderful entertainment by Michael Krieger.”

    This event is for those who are 55+ on Halloween day from 12 pm -2 pm. The cost for Novi residents is $7 and the cost of non-residents is $8.50. Registration is required, so please call 248-347-0400 to see if there are still openings. For more information, please visit the city of Novi’s website.

Northville’s Halloween Events

  • Trick-or-Treating Hours

    Just like the city of Novi, the trick-or-treating hours in Northville are from 6 pm – 8 pm.
  • Roads closed in Northville for Halloween

    Northville’s City Council will be ensuring a safe trick-or-treating environment for its residents by closing some of the downtown roads. Here is a list of the closed road as reported by the City of Northville’s website.
     
    • Main Street (Wing to Rogers)
    • Dunlap Street (Wing to Rogers)
    • Linden Street (Main to Randolph)
    • West Street (Main to Randolph)
    • High Street (Main to Randolph)
    • Linden Court (Linden to the end)
    • Dubuar Street (Linden to the west end)
    • N. Rogers Street (W. Main to Potomac)
  • Northville High School’s Drama Clubs Haunted House

    If trick-or-treating isn’t for you, then stop by Northville High School and enter into a Zombie Prison. This event is recommended for children ages 12-years-old and older. The Zombie Prison is open from 4:30 pm – 9 pm and admission is $5 dollars at the door. For more information, please visit Northville High School Theater

Staying Safe This Halloween

Both Novi and Northville have offered a few tips and tricks on how to stay safe this Halloween. Here are a few of those tips and tricks.

  • Only trick or treat at well-lit houses and remain on the porch.
  • Go trick-or-treating in small groups with an adult.
  • Always bring a flashlight.
  • Parents should supervise trick-or-treating for any children under the age of 12.
  • Look carefully at all treats before consuming.
  • Be careful of eating any homemade candies and stick to eating factory wrapped candies only.
  • Stay on sidewalks whenever possible.

Happy Halloween from all of us at the Jamey Kramer Group, and we hope you have a wonderful time trick-or-treating in either city.

Novi Voted 2nd Best City in Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group
Novi Voted 2nd Best City in Michigan

Have you been thinking of moving to Novi, Michigan?

If you thought that Novi, Michigan was just another place to shop, you’ve been missing out. Today, I am excited to share with you that Novi was voted the 2nd best city in Michigan. If you have been reading this blog for any amount of time now, you know that we have been highlighting the city of Novi on a regular basis. On this chilly fall Thursday, I will share with you why Novi is a great place to live.

Who Voted?

The first question you may be asking is, who created this top 10 list of Michigan’s best cities? The Movoto Blog is a real estate blog that uses a well researched in-depth algorithm to produce multiple lists of top 10s. Some of the top 10s they have on their website are,

  • The 10 Best Cities for Bacon Lovers
  • The 10 Best Cities for Movie Lovers
  • The 10 Best Dressed Small Cities in America

Movoto Blog has moved on to rating every state’s top 10 cities. Michigan was the first state to be rated.

What Were the Top 10 Best Cities in Michigan?

The top 10 best cities in Michigan according to Movoto Blog in reverse order are:

10. West Bloomfield

10. Troy

9. Farmington Hills

8. East Lansing

7. Royal Oak

6. Grand Blanc

5. Ann Arbor

4. Portage

3. Canton

2. Novi

1. Midland

You may notice that the list includes 11 cities rather than 10. This is because the city of West Bloomfield tied with Troy.

How Were The Cities Ranked?

For Michigan’s top 10 cities, Movoto looked at 6 factors. All of these factors were compared to the state’s average. The 6 factors were:

  • Home values
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Crime
  • Amenities
  • Cost of living

First, Movoto Blog created a list of the 50 most populated cities and townships in Michigan. Each of the 50 cities was given a rank based on the 6 factors above with 1 being the best possible score. Then, they averaged the factors together for each city or township producing an overall score.

Why Novi is the Second Best City in Michigan

When Movoto Blog calculated Novi’s stellar home values, low crime rate, ample median income, and great shopping, the score revealed that Novi placed in the #2 spot. Here is what Movoto had to say about the city of Novi,

“The rest of Michigan might know you as “that place outside of Detroit where people from there go to shop,” but we’re here to tell you, Novi, that you’re more than that. Your home values are really, really good—we’re talking 92 percent higher than the state average. But that’s not all: your median income is also fantastic. It’s $80,151, which is 73 percent higher than the Michigan average.”

All and all, if you are looking to move to Michigan, Novi is a great place to settle and put down your roots. If you are ready to start the search for your future home in Michigan’s second best city, please give our office a call. We would love to assist you in finding the home of your dreams.

 248-348-7200

Help with Remodeling and Renovating Your Home

by The Jamey Kramer Group
Help with Home Remodeling and Renovating Your Home

Are you hoping to save money by remodeling yourself?

Are you wondering what remodeling jobs will add value to your home?

There is good news in Novi, Michigan: the summer-like temperatures are here to stay at least for the weekend. While we may be enjoying the occasional fall shower, temperatures will be staying in the high 70s. This weekend will be the perfect weekend to head out to the Novi Home Remodeling Show. 

Both remodeling and renovating have the potential to add value to your home. Today, we want to share with you some of the top places to renovate or remodel that will get you the return on your investment. With that knowledge you can head into the Novi Home Remodeling Show ready to learn how.

Remodeling and Renovating 

Last month, we shared the article, Do Renovations Increase the Value of Your Home?, that questioned whether or not renovations actually increase the value of your home. What we learned is that renovating does work as long as it is in the right place. 

The biggest winners when it comes to return on your investment are outside your home. According to the Cost vs. Value report by Remodeling Magazine, the top four places to receive a return on your investment are,

  • Entry Door Replacement
  • Fiber Cement Siding
  • Wood Deck Addition
  • Garage Door Replacement

The report just proved what realtors have been saying for a while, curb appeal goes a long way. First impressions are critical, especially when you are considering selling your home. 

The fifth highest remodeling job was minor kitchen remodeling. That's great news, because the cost to renovate isn't going to break the bank. The kind of remodeling jobs we are talking about here are changing out counter tops, adding new appliances and replacing the cabinet fronts. 

The last couple of remodeling jobs that are worth taking notice are finishing off the basement and adding an attic bedroom. These two will cost more than the previous jobs, but having that extra space may be what the buyers need to make that offer. 

The Novi Home Remodeling Show

This weekend is the perfect time to start researching any remodeling jobs that you may be considering. Here is what the Novi Patch reported on the Novi Home Remodeling Show,

"Looking to update your home? Anything and everything you need to remodel and design your home can be found under one roof at the Novi Home Remodeling Show! Browse exhibits in kitchen and bath interiors, windows and doors, flooring products, furniture, cabinetry and much more!"

The Novi Home Remodeling Show is sponsored by the Home Builder Association of Southeastern Michigan and is being held all weekend at the Suburban Collection Showplace. 

Adding space, sprucing up, and updating can all add value to your home making it a perfect opportunity to sell. If you need any assistance, please call our office at 248-348-7200. Have a wonderful weekend and we'll see you in Novi, Michigan this weekend. 

Fall for Novi and the Tollgate Fair this Weekend Only in Novi, Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group
Fall for Novi

Are you looking for a inexpensive place to take the kids this weekend?

Would your child enjoy getting behind the scenes with the Police Department?

Thursdays are one of my favorite days of the week. It is the day when you start to think about the weekend. On this Thursday, we are sharing with you what is happening in Novi, Michigan. If you have children, we've got some great family activities that will stay within your budget. So get your planner out and get ready to make some plans.

Fall For Novi – Community Open House and Health Fair – September 21st

If you are from Novi or if you are looking to relocate to Novi, this weekend is the perfect to make a trip out. This weekend at the Fall for Novi, you can experience a city-wide open house.

Here are a few of the great things you and your family will be able to see this weekend,

  • Police Cars
  • Fire Trucks 
  • State Police Mobile Crime Lab
  • University of Michigan's Life Flight Helicopter 
  • Free refreshments
  • Children’s activities

In an article from Novi Today, we learn that the goal of this open house is not only to show what Novi has to offer.  Sandy Fisher, Older Adult Services Senior Coordinator, stated:

          "One of our objectives is to promote healthy, active lifestyles. And, one of the ways we do that is to connect people with health services."

They are connecting people with health services by bringing in over 30 exhibits and making health services easy to access. Some of those health services will include:

  • Flu Shots
  • Blood Pressure
  • Heart rate screenings
  • Oxygen level screening 

There will also be free information provide about the screenings. The open house will be held on Saturday the 21st from 11 am to 2 pm at the Novi Civic Center Campus. For more information, please visit the City of Novi’s PDF on the website.

The Tollgate Fall Fair – September 21

This fair will be held on Saturday, the 21st from 10 am to 3 pm at the Michigan State University Tollgate Education Center 12 Mile & Meadowbrook Roads in Novi. You can enjoy crafts with the kids, hay rides and even catch and release fishing.

Music and entertainment will be there while you and your children learn about bats, frogs, toads and lizards. If you love to garden, make sure you check out the self-guided garden tours. 

The best part about this fair is that it is completely free to all. For more information visit the Tollgate Fall Fair PDF flyer.

Whether you choose to attend the Fall for Novi Community Open House and Health Fair or the Tollgate Fall Fair, this weekend has memories is store for you and your family.

Novi Michigan to Host the 2013 Michigan State Fair

by The Jamey Kramer Group
 2013 Michigan State Fair

Are you looking for plans this Labor Day weekend?

When is the last time you went to a Michigan State Fair?

For the second straight year in a row, the city of Novi is hosting the Michigan State Fair. This year’s features will include the Detroit Shrine Circus, Michigan beer, plenty of animals and so much more. Today, we wanted to share with you all about the fair.

For many of us, there are many wonderful memories that surround the Michigan State Fair that was hosted in Detroit. It was sad when the annual event was canceled in 2009.

The History of the Michigan State Fair

Did you know that the Michigan State Fair started in Detroit in 1849? It had the honor of being one of the first statewide fair events to take place in the U.S. It moved to its former home at the Michigan State Fairgrounds on Woodward Avenue in 1905. Unfortunately, the fair was canceled in 2009 due to lack of funding.

In 2012, the fair was again celebrated in Novi, Michigan and is now in its second year this Labor Day weekend. According to the Michigan State Fair website, the fair does not receive state aid and is privately sponsored by the Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair.

2013 Michigan State Fair Details

  • When: Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2
  • Time: Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm o Monday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Where: Suburban Collection Showplace at 46100 Grand River Avenue, between Novi and Beck Road in Novi, MI.
  • Fair Admission Fees:
    • Advanced tickets: $6.00 - Adults and children 12 and older, $5.00 - Children 11 and under.
    • Tickets at the Gate: $8.00 - Adults and children 12 and older, $6.00 - Children 11 and under.
    • Children under 35 inches in height that are accompanied by a paid adult admission will be admitted at no charge.

Note: These admission prices apply only to the indoor exhibits, livestock, agriculture and home arts shows. Circus performance and carnival rides have additional costs. To preorder tickets online and for more information, please see: Michigan State Fair Tickets

The Daily Contests

While there is so much to do at the fair this year, there will also be daily contests that include:

  • Pie Eating
  • Watermelon Seed Spitting
  • Ice Cream Eating
  • Longest Pony Tail/Longest Beard or Mustache
  • Potato Sack Race

Farmers Market

This year will include a Farmers Market full of homegrown, homemade and Michigan made products. The Farmer’s Market will last all weekend. Make sure to stop by and support the local business.

The Entertainment

There will be plenty of entertainment for you and your family to enjoy this weekend. Featured artists include Marshal Crenshaw, the Steven Mullan Band, and Stewart Franke.

Detroit Shrine Circus

Our hometown Shrine Circus will be performing all weekend. Shows are daily at 12 pm, 2:30 pm, 5 pm and 7:30 pm.

This year the circus will also include the World Famous Wallendars. The Wallendars are a famous family circus and some may say the most famous family in history. The Wallendar family has not been back to the Michigan State Fair since 1962 when during their seven-person chair pyramid, one man wavered and the pyramid collapsed. Three of the seven fell to the ground killing one and injuring 2 others.

This year, the famed circus family will return for the first time since that tragedy. Rick Wallenda, the eldest grandson of the founders, says his “family is honored to be returning the Michigan and looking very forward to introducing our new troupe to all at the Michigan State Fair.”

If you are looking for more on the Michigan State Fair, please make sure to visit their website for tickets and more information at: www.MichiganStateFairLLC.com

What part of the Michigan State Fair are you most excited for?

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